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Manage Windows Vista

Find resources and tools to help you better manage your Windows Vista PC infrastructure, keep your systems up-to-date, and optimize system performance. Not sure what a tool does? Hover over the link for an explanation.

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Install and Manage Devices

Tools:    Debugging Tools for Windows (x86)   |   Debugging Tools for Windows (x64)

Manage Settings with Group Policy

Tools:    Group Policy Settings Reference

Deploy Service Packs

Tools:  Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)   |   Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK)

Deploy Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista:

Note: Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.

Deploy Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1):

Optimize Performance

Tools:    Windows Performance Analysis Tools   |   Process Monitor   |   Process Explorer

Additional Tools

Windows Vista Script Center Repository RSS icon

Visit the TechNet Script Center repository for Windows Vista >

Troubleshoot an Issue

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