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Determine Your Operating System Deployment Method
Updated: October 14, 2010
Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2
There are different methods you can use to deploy an operating system image by using Configuration Manager 2007. The following tables describe some of the prerequisites and installation considerations depending on the method of operating system deployment you implement for your Configuration Manager 2007 site.
PXE-Initiated Operating System Deployments
PXE service point site role.
Windows Deployment Services installation.
Firewall port configuration.
This method works well when no user is present at the destination computer or in datacenter environments.
Optional PXE advertisements require user intervention.
DHCP considerations when co-located with PXE service point site role.