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Deploy Windows 7

Find guidance and tools to help you successfully deploy Windows 7 in your organization, migrate from an earlier version of the Windows operating system, and implement security measures. Not sure what a tool does? Hover over the link for an explanation.

Springboard Series Spotlight

Alphabet Soup Deployment: Understanding MDT, WDS, the MAP Toolkit, ACT, ConfigMgr, and USMT
Dive deep and see how using Microsoft's package-based imaging tools can save time (and money) over sector-based imaging. Learn how to seamlessly categorize your current applications, assess application compatibility, and move users (along with their data) from Windows XP to Windows 7—all in less than 60 minutes!

Start with the Basics

Choose a Deployment Method

Consider Virtualization Options

See more desktop virtualization resources >

Deploy Windows 7

Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT):

Tools:    Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Using the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK):

Tools:    Windows AIK for Windows 7

Using System Center Configuration Manager:

Implement Security and Control Measures

Tools:    Microsoft Security Compliance Manager  |   Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs

Watch Demonstrations and Tutorials

Video screenshot Preparing an Image Using Sysprep and ImageX
Learn how to create and capture a custom Windows system image for re-deployment to other computers.
  Video screenshot Deployment Image Servicing and Management
Find out how to use this command line tool to audit and manage offline Windows System Images.
 
Video screenshot Deploy a Windows Image from a Network Share
Learn to boot to Windows PE, partition hard drives, and apply an image from a network share.
  Video screenshot Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration with MDT
Get steps to help you use MDT to build a deployment environment and migrate PCs.


View more Windows 7 demonstrations >

Troubleshoot an Issue

Not an IT professional? Troubleshoot Windows 7 at Microsoft Answers.