Install Windows 7 Remotely

PC Quest Magazine December 2009 edition featured an elaborative article on Installing Windows 7 remotely using MDT 2010. Here is an excerpt:

"The  new version of MDT was released recently is  meant to automate deployment of Windows 2008 and Windows 7 in large environments.

MDT 2010 supports two ways to remotely deploy Windows -Lite Touch Installation (LTI) and Zero Touch Installation (ZTI). The ZTI mode requires System Configuration Manager 2007, while LTI uses deployment workbench to deploy images. With LTI, remote deployment of Windows can be performed over a network using a shared folder and removable storage, i.e. CD or DVD.  LTI does not require System Configuration Manager and all deployment processes can be initiated manually or automatically with Windows deployment services. Through LTI, both partially automated as well as fully automated deployment of Windows can be performed.

Here we will talk about how you can install Windows 7 remotely using MDT 2010 with LTI type installation." 



6 thoughts on “Install Windows 7 Remotely”

  1. 他能,假使他想他能;他不能,假使他想他不能。—-歡迎來我們的論壇看看哦!

  2. Thanks for this valuable Post. From the MCT summit at Hyderabad on Feb’09 am regulary follows your all post, but this is in one word awesome and snatching catsnap.Ujjwal Chakroborty MCT-2009

  3. This is all good an wonderful, except that the Heading reads “Install Windows Remotely”, what is remote about having to physically place a burned ISO image into the DVD of the PC that you are trying to “Remotely” install. If at the end of the day I still need to burn an ISO image to a DVD and boot the system from it, why dont I just burn the Windows 7 disc and install from there? I need something that allows a full remote install of a workstation from a Deployment Server or the like, while not being physically at the PC.

  4. DJ Nailed It. I don’t get why you would even go through the trouble of this setup. Might as well just make an image and walk it around to all the computers. Basically all you are doing here, except you are going through the hassle of setting up a shared iso to manually boot from.

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