Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
MDT is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 provides detailed guidance and job aids for every organizational role involved with large-scale deployment projects.
System Center Configuration Manager
System Center Configuration Manager provides system management tools for key IT areas:
SCCM is the solution to comprehensively assess, deploy, and update your servers, clients, and devices—across physical, virtual, distributed, and mobile environments. Optimized for Windows and extensible beyond, it is the best choice for gaining enhanced insight into, and control over, your IT systems.
Configuration Manager gives organizations better control over their IT infrastructure and assets through asset intelligence technologies that provide IT administrators continuous visibility into what hardware and software assets they have, who is using them, and where they are.
Software Update Management
Configuration Manager Software Update Management simplifies the complex task of delivering and managing updates to IT systems across the enterprise. IT administrators can deliver updates of Microsoft products, third-party applications, custom in-house line-of-business applications, hardware drivers, and system BIOS to a variety of devices—including desktops, laptops, servers, and mobile devices.
Desired Configuration Management
With Configuration Manager 2007 Desired Configuration Management, organizations can ensure that IT systems comply with desired configuration states to improve systems availability, security, and performance network-wide.
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Software Distribution simplifies the complex task of distributing applications and updates to desktops, servers, laptops, and mobile devices across enterprise networks.
Operating System Deployment
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Operating System Deployment is a highly flexible, automated solution that allows IT administrators to fully deploy and configure servers and desktops from any previous state, including bare-metal deployments.