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Technical Library

The Technical Library is the heart of the Windows Vista product documentation. You'll find how-to information, including deployment and operations guides, and details on technologies such as Group Policy and BitLocker.

  • Product Evaluation
    Discover what's new in Windows Vista and locate product information.
  • Getting Started
    System requirements and release notes.
  • Planning and Architecture
    Learn about how to plan for implementing Windows Vista in your own environment.
  • Deployment
    Explore installation and configuration options for Windows Vista according to recommended topologies and scenarios.
  • Security and Protection
    Discover how to help protect your system and data from malicious attacks with tools, practice labs, and related articles.
  • Management and Operations
    Learn about enhancements to Group Policy, improvements to operations management, and new features that will help lower support costs.
  • Technical Reference
    A comprehensive collection of information about the technologies included in Windows Vista.