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What's the Best Windows Deployment Tool?

Microsoft released an update to its free toolkit for deploying Windows and Office 2010 yesterday. If you've used it before, that was the beta. Microsoft fixed some earlier issues and now calls it "Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1."

I watched a demo on using the toolkit for operating system migrations and I have to say it gives me appreciation for what many IT pros may now face: upgrade issues. As you've no doubt heard with great tedium, Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows 2000 both lose security update support next week (July 13). Shops may be moving to Windows XP SP3 or jumping to Windows 7.

This deployment tool is free, but it sure doesn't seem easy to use, but I'm no IT pro. What really is the best tool for an OS migration in your experience? Please tell Doug (and the world) what you like at dbarney@redmondmag.com.
--By Kurt Mackie

Posted by Kurt Mackie on July 09, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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