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Windows 7: Win7 will make IT admins grin

15 Jan 2009   #1

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
Win7 will make IT admins grin

Windows 7 management features will make IT admins grin

By Kurt Mackey | Published: October 30, 2008 - 08:30AM CT

Throughout this week's Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft has been demonstrating a number of new features designed to make the lives of IT types easier. Shanen Boettcher, General Manager of Windows Product Management for the enterprise, demonstrated some of these features at a Windows 7 press briefing, and we've had the chance to look at some of them ourselves. Microsoft's demo focused primarily on security, mobile access and deployment/troubleshooting, and there was some really interesting stuff there. Here are a few of the features we find compelling:



My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Thanks Gary, interesting read.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2009   #3


In place imaging

Windows 7 will allow users to apply sort of an in-place image, keeping all user files intact. They demonstrated with a Vista machine containing 30GB of unspecified user data (we suspect the files were mostly work related DVD rips). They plugged a USB key into the running Vista machine, triggered the re-image process, and thirty minutes later we were looking at a functional Windows 7 installation with that same 30GB. One particularly interesting, though somewhat scary, implication of this is that IT staff can send a USB key out to remote users and let them reimage their own machines.
I want to know how to do this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Jan 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Thanks Gary, interesting read.
Your welcome Mr GRiM.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I want to know how to do this.
Me tooo.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks Gary I am investigating that feature now...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 build 7000 x86


I really like the in place imaging feature. Any chance it is already in the beta?
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