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Choosing a Windows Server for large corporations depends on these three factors
- - Hardware in the computers
- - Features you require to run your server
- - The price of the operatin system
The 4 Basic Editions of Windows Server are
- - Windows Web Server 2008
- - Windows Server Standard 2008
- - Windows Server Enterprise 2008
- - Windows Server Datacenter 2008
What is Server Core?
Stripped Down Version of the Operating System using Command Prompt
What programs run in Windows Server Core
- - Notepad
- - Registry Editor
- - Task Manager
What does MAP stand for?
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator
What does MAP do?
Evaluates the software and hardware of each computer and puts it in a report
What are the Requirements for MAP?
- - Microsoft Office 2007 or 2003
- - Microsoft Server SQL
What does WDS Stand for?
Windows Deployment Services
What is WDS?
Allows you to perform Unattended Installation of Windows Operating System on remote computer using network based boot
What are the Prequisites to WDS?
- - Active Directory
- - DHCP
- - DNS
- - NTFS Supported Drive
What 2 files are required to perorm WDS remote Installation
- - Boot Image
- - Install Image
What is a Boot Image?
- - The boot files to initate a Windows OS Installation
- - You can Modify single files and then compile
What file does boot image create and where?
- - Boot.wim
- - located in the \sources
What is a Install Image?
Contains the OS Image that you will install on the computer
What file does Install Image create and where?
- - Install.wim
- - \sources folder
What is difficult about creating a Windows OS Image?
- - Licensing
- - Network Info
- - IP Config, Name, etc.
What tool do you use to create an install image?
How do you use imageX.exe?
- Boot into Windows PE and runs from Command Line
What other method than ImageX.exe can you use to make an image?
Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
What is Sysprep.exe?
Removes the elements such as IP config, name, SID and Driver Cache on a new install image
What is Preboot Execution Enviroment? (PXE)
Instead of booting from a local hard drive, it retrieves the boot files to install a new image from the server
What is an Anwser File?
A Script containg all the answers to the installation process of Windows OS
How do you create a new Answer File?
Use Windows System Image Manager (SIM)
What 2 Answer files must you have?
- - WDS Client Answer File
- - Operating System Anwser File
What is WDS Client Answer File?
Automates the WDS client Procedure that beings when the client compuer loads the boot image file
What is Operating System Anwser File?
Answer file for a standard operating system installation, which contains all the answers.
What is AIK stand for?
Windows Automated Installation Kit
What is Windows Automated Installation Kit?
Set of tools and documents that enable network admins to plan create and deploy a image to new computers
What are the Primary tools included in a Windows Automated Installation Kit? (AIK)
- - ImageX.exe
- - Windows PE
- - Windows RE
- - Windows System Image Manager
What are the steps in a image deployment process
- - Build a Lab Environment
- - Create an Anwser File
- - Build a Master Installation
- - Create an Image
- - Deploy the Image