Although analysts expect the majority of enterprises to tread slowly into migration, there certainly will be early adopters, as there are with any system or device. Because Microsoft has announced that it will support Windows 2000 only until the year 2010, enterprises using older versions of Windows will not have much time for leisurely testing and pilot projects before they need to seriously consider migrating to and deploying Windows Vista. Deploying Windows Vista will require an entirely new set of skills for IT departments called on to migrate from older versions of Windows. Any IT professional looking to the future of their enterprise network deployment will benefit from the advice, tips, and reliable information contained in this resource. The book covers all the important security issues that are top of mind in today's IT world, as well as troubleshooting practices to help get issues resolved in less time. A valuable CD ROM contains tools and utilities to help IT professionals as they deploy Windows Vista for the first time.
Safely deploy Windows Vista across your enterprise
If you're responsible for deploying Windows Vista across an enterprise, this is the book you need to succeed. Packed with over 500 pages of best practices, sound techniques, and in-depth guidance, it's a must-read whether you're coming to Vista cold or are migrating from an older Windows operating system. Configure a secure network for your business, handle troubleshooting, and avoid pitfalls with this valuable resource from a top-notch team of Windows systems veterans.
Plan for effective deployment with the right strategies
Understand licensing and activation and how it affects your deployment
Use the System Preparation tool and ImageX to create custom images
Migrate user data, set up boot images, and build desktop solutions
Implement Group Policies and administer workstations remotely
Protect your data and systems with the most effective security
What's on the CD-ROM?
A valuable CD included with the book contains useful tools and utilities to help you as you deploy Windows Vista for the first time.
See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.