Windows 7 Deployment Strategy Selection Tool
The vast majority of organizations are planning to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 by 2012. As enterprises plan for
one of the most significant planning points is selecting the appropriate deployment method for the enterprise. There are 4 d
methodologies for deploying Windows 7. Use this tool to identify the most appropriate deplyoment strategy for Windows 7 in
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yoment strategy for Windows 7 in your enterprise.
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Deployment Size & Internal Capabilities Questionnaire
Answer the questions in the table below to help determine the deployment strategy your organization
should be using to rollout Windows 7
How many machines is the organization looking to move
to Windows 7?
Internal IT Experience & Complexity
What is the current level of internal IT expertise in the
organization with regards to OS deployment?
Does the IT department have access to, and experience
with, a System and Asset Management solution (i.e.
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM),
Symantec Altiris, LANDesk, Novell Zenworks)?
Does the organization have numerous distributed
5 Does the organization have small, unmanaged networks? No
6 Are end-user computers configured manually? No
Are end-users given machines with standardized
configurations, including applications?
What kind of licensing agreement does the organization
8 Enterprise Agreement
currently have with Microsoft?
Windows 7 Deployment Strategy Selection Selection Results
Based on your responses, Info-Tech reccomends your deployment s
The Zero-Touch, High Volume strategy is best suited to large
deployment, networking, and Configuration Manager 2007 R
Large organizations normally have the infrastructure require
Deployment Toolkit 2010 to facilitate the rollout.
To rollout with a zero-touch strategy, the organization will ne
+ Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
+ Volume-licensed media
+ MDT 2010
+ Windows User State Migration Toolkit
+ Application Compatability Toolkit (ACT)
+ Windows AIK
+ Configuration Manager 2007 R2
nds your deployment strategy as Zero-Touch, High-Volume Deployment
ategy is best suited to large organizations that have a high level of internal IT expertise with
figuration Manager 2007 R2. These organizations also have managed networks and run
e the infrastructure required for a zero-touch deployment, and should use the Microsfot
ate the rollout.
gy, the organization will need access to the following:
of internal IT expertise with
aged networks and run
hould use the Microsfot