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Building Windows 7 Installation Images for Multiple Audiences

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Published: July 2009

Do you have limited resources to deploy Windows 7 in your organization? Learn how Microsoft IT (MSIT) optimized its enterprise Windows 7 image to maximize end user productivity and provide a seamless client experience. The Windows 7 installation image was configured to meet corporate hardware and software standards. If the installation encountered non-standard hardware or software, the image directly re-routed the user to Windows Update so that they could quickly and easily be up and running.


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Intended Audience Products & Technologies
  • Business Decision Makers
  • IT Professionals
  • Microsoft Windows 7


This video shares the MSIT Windows 7 end user migration strategy which provides a seamless client experience while controlling costs. MSIT provides global PC standards and operating system images to 100,000 internal clients.

Goals which were achieved for the deployment included a largely self-service installation, and installation images which include drivers, user settings and data, and standard business productivity applications.

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