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Appendix A: Resources for Learning About Automated Installation and Deployment

Published: August 15, 2012

Updated: October 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2



In a managed environment where one of the goals might be to limit communication with the Internet (as described in other sections of this document), it is often not cost-effective to install using the standard interactive setup on each computer. To greatly lower the total cost-of-ownership and ensure configuration uniformity, you can perform an automated installation on multiple computers. By using an automated installation method, you can ensure that certain features and applications are not available on your organization’s servers, or that certain features and applications are preconfigured in a way that helps prevent unwanted communication over the Internet.

The following resources provide information about automated installation:

Windows Server Installation Options

Deployment and Imaging Tools Technical Reference

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