Marko Kovač (2012) Automatization of operating system deployment in enterprise environments. EngD thesis.
Subject of this bachelor's thesis is the automation of Microsoft Windows operating system deployment to personal computers and server stations. This deployment can be used in medium and enterprise organizations, because in small companies this is a bad investment as it is not worth the effort. In small company’s operating system deployments are solved with other methods which are simpler and easier to maintain. The need of process automation is becoming more and more important for medium and large organizations. Large companies are usually divided into several geographical locations causing the problem how to handle installations of operating systems, software, software updates, collecting information about systems, etc. Standardization simplifies process automation. If you buy equipment from one vendor it is easier to prepare the procedures for operating system and system driver installations. Major vendors of computer equipment (Lenovo, HP, Dell) are also providing some tools which assist in operating system installation automatization in large companies. The thesis presents how to automate installation of Windows operating system using ConfigMgr 2007 and MDT 2010. MDT 2010 is integrated into the ConfigMgr 2007 and allows us to automate the installation of operating systems. Some additional tools that make it easier to do certain things will also be described below. As an example automatic installation of Microsoft Windows 7 operating system will be described. In the first step, how the image of the reference computer is made, and later imported to ConfigMgr 2007. This image is distributed and installed on workstations in the company. It will also be described how to change advanced settings such as: regional settings, keyboard, etc.
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