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 #15348  by neige
 01 Apr 2011, 19:54
M$ Express Deployment Tool

To help our system builder partners quickly, easily, and correctly deploy PCs with Windows 7, Office 2010, PC Essentials, and Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft has developed the Express Deployment Tool. ​
Speed Through Preinstallation and Deployment

The traditional OPKs for Windows and Office contain a wealth of technical information to address numerous scenarios; they are designed to meet the needs of the wide range of OEMs who build PCs. The Express Deployment Tool works with OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) tools to provide streamlined deployments of typical PC configurations.

The Express Deployment Tool (EDT) makes it easier to install software quickly, and create a consistent and customized end-user experience.

With its wizard-based interface and simplified process of preinstallation, the EDT is designed to help system builders realize all the benefits of the traditional OPK in a fraction of the time.

Using the EDT to set up the Reference PC takes approximately 1 - 2 hours. Once the Reference PC has been created, centralized deployment of any image onto new PCs takes less than 10 minutes.

System Requirements

Recommended Operating System and Hardware Requirements for Technical PC

Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 configured as a Windows Deployment Server
Windows 7 OPK Tools installed
Isolated network for deployment
.NET framework

Minimum Operating System and Requirements for Technical PC

Windows 7 Professional with password enabled user account
Windows 7 OPK Tools installed
Isolated network for deployment
.NET framework

Hardware recommendations for

For deployment via network, Gigabit Ethernet and switches or greater are recommended
If deployment is not via network use HDD via USB2.0 or greater
Network is required for Technical PC to Reference PC image setup
Framework requirements and scope
Networked Technical PC
Available and networked Reference PC

Download link for Express Deployment Tool:

Code: Select allhttp://www.mediafire.com/file/n9f2ndmhreaebk2/express_deployment_tool_v1-01.rar

Code: Select allhttp://www.mediafire.com/file/uftb0389gg2g98j/step-by-step_express_deployment_guide.pdf

Download link for Express Deployment Packs:

1/ Windows 7 OPK (same as WAIK but required to run this tool)
2/ Office 2010 OPK
3/ Security Essentials OPK
4/ Live Essentials OPK
5/ .Net 4 OPK

Code: Select allhttp://www.mediafire.com/?56fwvck4tn5mv


Neige :perfect:
Last edited by neige on 02 Apr 2011, 18:43, edited 2 times in total.
 #15353  by Neuropass
 01 Apr 2011, 23:15
This is awesome. I'll wait for the mediafire link of Windows 7 OPK. :perfect:
 #15360  by neige
 02 Apr 2011, 18:42
Added Mediafire links for Express Deployment Packs!

Neige :)