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Windows 7 Imaging

Windows 7 Imaging

Imaging Tools

We are using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to for the OS and application deployment. The MDT uses a Light Touch Installer (LTI) to put a fresh installation of Windows 7 and each application on each machine. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd407791

The Task Sequences section contains the instruction set to task the OS and Application loads as well as the licensing activations. The Task Sequence within the Deployment Share drives the Unattend.xml file configuration.

The drivers for the Dell machines can be found at http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/enterprise-client/w/wiki/2065.dell-driver-cab-files-for-enterprise-client-os-deployment.aspx. Please use the individual system drivers, not the combo drivers.

Dell Models - approved for Windows 7

Desktops: 

Dell Optiplex models supported are: 380, 390, 745 (Vista drivers), 755 (Vista drivers), 760, 780, 790, 980    see: http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&docid=DSN_364757&isLegacy=true

Laptop/notebooks:

Dell Laititude models supported:  D630 (Vista drivers) , D820, E6400, E4310, E6410, E6420, E6500   see: http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&docid=DSN_364734&isLegacy=true

Windows 7 Performance Rating Model

Deployment Share"Windows 7 Deployment x86" is located on \\Hawk\Microsoft Windows 7 Deploy\Win7 x86

Gold Image #2 - January 2012 (contents)

Operating System

Windows 7 Professional x86 with service pack 1 build 6.1.7601.17514

Core Programs -- always installed on every computer

Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus Edition (Office 14), including Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Microsoft Language Packs 2010 (Office 14 Support)

Sophos EndPoint Security and Control (Anti-Virus protection)

BGInfo (system information tray)

Sassafras Key Client version 6.2 (KeyServer)

Hyperion Plug-In

Internet Explorer 8


Other Installed Programs -- current list

Adobe Flash 10.2 for Firefox

Microsoft Silverlight 5.5.0031.0

Adobe Flash 10.2 for Internet Explorer

7-Zip (open source)

Adobe Acrobat Reader 10.0.1

PDF Forge PDF Creator 1.2

Adobe Shockwave version 11

Apple iTunes 10.2

Sun Java JRE 6 update 29

Adobe Air


System Configuration Switches

- Network Discovery: enabled

- Remote Assistance and Access: enabled

- Auto-Reboot on shutdown: disabled

- Backup Reminder: disabled in Action Panel

- Local Administrator account renamed by GPO to "LISHelpdesk"

- Hybernation: disabled


Group Policy

Resources:

Windows 7 Resource Kit - copies in Davis Family Library 125

Resnet & SIGUCCS discussion boards - best practices discussions

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