Free Microsoft Ebook: Deploying Windows 7

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 19, 2009
Updated • Sep 19, 2010
Microsoft, Windows, Windows 7

microsoft windows With the release of Windows 7 right around the corner Microsoft has released a free ebook called "Deploying Windows® 7 Essential Guidance from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine". The contents of the ebook are divided into chapters that have been taken from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and from Technet articles. The Windows Resource Kit chapters are very technical and go into deployment details while the Technet chapters are addressing specific issues or providing general information about the Windows 7 operating system. Below is the list of available chapters in the Windows 7 deployment book:

  • Deployment Platform
  • Planning Deployment
  • Testing Application Compatibility
  • Developing Disk Images
  • Migrating User State Data
  • Deploying Applications
  • Preparing Windows PE
  • Configuring Windows Deployment Services
  • Using Volume Activation
  • Deploying with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Migrate Already: Why You Should Migrate To Windows 7 If You Are Still Waffling
  • 8 Common Issues in Windows 7 Migration
  • 9 Things You Should Know About Windows 7
  • Can't We All Just Get Along? Running Windows 7 in Mixed Environments
  • Integrating Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2
  • The Good Computing Seal of Approval: Windows 7 Certification

The majority of information are provided with system administrators in mind, not the end user who wants to install Windows 7 on one or two computer systems.

The Windows 7 deployment ebook has a total of 332 pages and can be downloaded for free from the Microsoft website.


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  1. Paul Jorgensen said on February 25, 2011 at 2:14 am

    A new version of the “Deploying Windows 7: Graphical Quickstart Guide” has been released for your reference

    it is available at


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