Microsoft released an update rollup for the "Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment 2007". What a product name! BDD 2007 comes with a collection of documentations about Windows deployment. It is also a kind of workbench allowing you to use the most important Microsoft deployment tools and tool sets such as the WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit) with one central GUI.

BDD 2007If you downloaded the latest versions of the BDD 2007, then you don't need this update rollup. If you're working with an older version, it is recommended that you install it. I counted about 30 bug fixes.

I must admit that I only played a little with the BDD 2007, but my first impression is quite positive. What I like is that all the necessary tools can be downloaded and installed right from the GUI. So it is unlike as with Forefront Client Security, where you have to go hunting first for all the required programs.

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Note that you can use BDD 2007 not only for Vista, but also for Windows XP. If you want to get an idea first of how this tool is used, you can check out an article of the Lazy Admin, explaining how you can create a Windows XP image with BDD 2007. It seems he is not as lazy as he thinks since he made many screenshots.

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