BDD uses different technologies to deploy different versions of Windows.
The technologies that work with Windows XP from the WAIK would be WDS and
The unattended settings(XML based) and WSIM(Windows System Image Manager)
from the WAIK are limited to working with Windows Vista Deployments
For unattended settings and Setup Manager ( to create unattended files),
there is a deploy.cab on the WIndows XP CD. ( this may be included\used in
the BDD, I don't recall)
Sysprep for Windows XP ships in support.cab, there may be updates available
for download as well
Sysprep for Windows VIsta ships and installs as part of the OS.
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
|>From: "koze" <email@example.com>
|>Subject: Re: WAIK and Windows xp
|>Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 23:20:04 +0100
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|>I'm not a expert on this, but will try to assist if possible.
|>For Windows Vista the deployment will be done true a image using Ximage
|>not file install.
|>To be able to use that you have to use the tools to handle that from the
|>XP is still a file install and for that you have to use partly a
|>Desktop deployment is in principe used for that you can use the WAIK for
|>also, but I have only used the XP OPK installation.
|>The OPK for XP is available as download and the needed files and samples
|>the info about the OPK is here:
|>I'm sorry but that's about the help I can give for now.
|>"Liz" <Liz@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht
|>> Please forgive me but I have read just about everything on microsoft's
|>> website today and am still truly confused. Tell me if I have this
|>> to deploy windows xp and windows xp images I need to use a tool called
|>> desktop deployment (which I am assuming is free)...
|>> If I want to deploy vista or vista images I should use WAIK>
|>> Please please pleaSe help me. I am drownding in this stuff : (
|>> "koze" wrote:
|>>> There are also WAIK set's for XP, that's the reason I pointed to the
|>>> Take a look here:
|>>> "Liz" <Liz@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht
|>>> >I am clueless. My boss asked me to download WAIK and use it to
|>>> > images.
|>>> > Can you be more specific as to what tools I need for that.
|>>> > Thank you.
|>>> > --
|>>> > Liz
|>>> > "koze" wrote:
|>>> >> There are separate tools for XP and for Vista, the deployment of
|>>> >> isn't
|>>> >> identical.
|>>> >> For more info you have to peek at the TEchNet website:
|>>> >> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
|>>> >> Ko.
|>>> >> "Liz" <Liz@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht
|>>> >> news:B0F8E2BA-7C33-4476-966E-16DADB2BAE76@microsoft.com...
|>>> >> > My question did not print correctly.
|>>> >> > I wanted to ask if the WAIK tools are
|>>> >> > strictly for deploying Vista images
|>>> >> > or can it be used for deploying
|>>> >> > windows xp images? if so, what files
|>>> >> > do i substitute in the getting started document?
|>>> >> > --
|>>> >> > Liz