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Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1): Microsoft Deployment Tools Matrix

Installation Type / Tool Windows Update Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Systems Management Server 2003 System Center Essentials 2007 Windows Deployment Services Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 Business Desktop Deployment 2007
Applicable use casesHome users, small business, remote or unmanaged usersSmall to large organizationsMedium to large organizationsMedium to large organizationsMedium organizationsSmall to large organizationsMedium to large organizationsMedium to large organizations

Updating Windows Vista PCs (Stand-alone Installation)

Installation Type / Tool Windows Update Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Systems Management Server 2003 System Center Essentials 2007 Windows Deployment Services Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 Business Desktop Deployment 2007
Supports stand-alone installationYesYesYesYesYesNo
(not recommended as a package outside the OS image)
No
(not recommended as a package outside the OS image)
No
(not recommended as a package outside the OS image)
Date available to support stand-alone service pack installationReadyReady*Ready*Ready*Ready*NANANA
Package sizeX86: 65MB
X64: 125MB
X86: 65 MB to 662 MB*
X64: 125 MB to 982 MB*
X86: 436 MB to 662 MB
X64: 725 MB to 982 MB
X86: 436 MB to 662 MB
X64: 725 MB to 982 MB
X86: 436 MB to 662 MB
X64: 725 MB to 982 MB
NANANA
Fully unattended installationYesYesYesYesYesNANANA
Destination computer disk space requirementsX86: 1170 MB
X64: 1505 MB
X86: 1170 MB
X64: 1505 MB
X86: 2515 MB to 5445 MB
X64: 4105 MB to 7840 MB
X86: 2515 MB to 5445 MB
X64: 4105 MB to 7840 MB
X86: 2515 MB to 5445 MB
X64: 4105 MB to 7840 MB
NANANA

Installing a Complete Windows Vista SP1 Operating System  (Integrated Installation)

Installation Type / Tool Windows Update Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Systems Management Server 2003 System Center Essentials 2007 Windows Deployment Services Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 Business Desktop Deployment 2007
Supports operating system image installationNoNoYesYes
(with OS Deployment Feature Pack)
NoYesYesYes
Date available to support SP1 integrated image installationNANAWithin 45 days of SP1 releaseWithin 45 days of SP1 releaseNA

Released.

Download the Automated Installation Kit for SP1

Released

Download MDT 2008

Released

DownloadBDD 2007Update 2

Windows Vista SP1 compressed image sizeNANA>3 GB>3 GBNA>3 GB>3 GB>3 GB
Destination computer disk space requirementsNANA  NA15 GB15 GB15 GB

 

For more information and a detailed comparison of operating system deployment tools from Microsoft, see the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 OSD Comparison Matrix.

*WSUS requires a hotfix for WinVerifyTrust . SMS 2003, System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Essentials 2007 and third party software update management products using Windows Server Update Services in Windows Server 2003 also require the hotfix for WinVerifyTrust ( KB 938759 ).

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