One of the more powerful new features of Windows 7 is built-in hard disk virtualization. In this video, you’ll learn how to create a new VHD, how to apply an existing WIM file to a new VHD, and how to configure your system to boot from a VHD using bcdedit.
There are many tools available that you can use to assist with the deployment of your Windows 7 images. In this video, you’ll learn how the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) can be used to make the deployment process as easy as possible. You’ll also learn how System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) can be used to completely automate the deployment of your Windows 7 images.
If you have built your “perfect” Windows 7 image, then you know that it doesn’t take long before your image becomes dated. In this video, you’ll learn how to use DISM to update applications, drivers, and patches. You’ll also learn how the Windows System Image Manager can automate the update process with an Unattend.xml file.
Now that you have a perfect Windows 7 reference system, it’s time to create your Windows Image file. In this video, you’ll learn how to build a customized Windows PE boot disk and how to use Windows PE and ImageX to create your image file.