Free ebook: Deploying Windows 7, Essential Guidance


Greetings! Microsoft Press and TechNet Magazine have teamed up to create a free ebook: Deploying Windows 7, Essential Guidance from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine. The ebook includes ten complete chapters from Microsoft Press’s Windows 7 Resource Kit (ISBN: 9780735627000; ISBN: 1760 pages), by Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup, Jerry Honeycutt, Ed Wilson, and the Windows 7 Team at Microsoft:



Chapter 3 Deployment Platform . . . . . . . . . 85
Chapter 4 Planning Deployment . . . . . . . . . 113
Chapter 5 Testing Application Compatibility . . . . . . . . . 139
Chapter 6 Developing Disk Images . . . . . . . . . 179
Chapter 7 Migrating User State Data . . . . . . . . . 223
Chapter 8 Deploying Applications . . . . . . . . .  247
Chapter 9 Preparing Windows PE . . . . . . . . . 273
Chapter 10 Configuring Windows Deployment Services . . . . . . . . . 293
Chapter 11 Using Volume Activation . . . . . . . . . 335
Chapter 12 Deploying with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit . . . . . . . . . 355


It also includes six articles from TechNet Magazine:


Migrate Already! Why You Should Migrate to Windows 7 If You’re Still Waffling  . . . . . . . . . 383
Don Jones
8 Common Issues in Windows 7 Migrations. . . . . . . . . 387
Don Jones
9 Things You Should Know About Windows 7. . . . . . . . . 391
William Stanek
Can’t We All Just Get Along? Running Windows 7 in Mixed Environments . . . . . . . . . 397
William Stanek
Integrating Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. . . . . . . . . 403
Alan Maddison
The Good Computing Seal of Approval: Windows 7 Certification. . . . . . . . . 409
Joshua Hoffman


Over 400 pages of expert guidance; enjoy!


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Comments (29)

  1. Larry myer says:

    Looking forward to my first Win 7 install

  2. foadsoft says:

    i am engineering software

    thanks a lot of

    good louk

  3. Chad Harris says:

    Thanks for the opportunity but I don't see a download link for either .pdf or .xps on this page. I think you have omitted it.

  4. devonm says:

    Chad, the first link in this post takes you to the Download Center page where you can download the ebook.

  5. andy 007 says:

    Thanks for send this e book, very helpfull for me

  6. andi 007 - duren sawit - jkt says:

    Wow this e book collection…make me so helpfull

  7. Mikeg says:

    Here is the link to download this ebook: — http://www.microsoft.com/…/details.aspx

  8. Manish says:

    thanks a lot,but i need visual c++ 2010 ebook, msdn is good but in sometimes it's complex ,can you give me a link of above mention ebook

  9. Manish says:

    thanks a lot,but i need visual c++ 2010 ebook, msdn is good but in sometimes it's complex ,can you give me a link of above mention ebook

  10. SteveU says:

    1st Link does not respond. unable to download…

  11. Patrice BONNEFOY says:

    Thank you very much for this ebook 😉

  12. Bertrand says:

    no link available for downloading… Could you repair it ?

  13. devonm says:

    Hi. The link is on the title ("Deploying Windows 7, Essential Guidance from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine") in the second sentence on this post. Is not appearing for anyone else?

  14. serda says:

    thank you for help

  15. Don says:

    Thanks Mikeg

  16. PaulB says:

    So the writeup said they were making the ebooks available in three formats. Yet they only provide it in one? I'll convert it online but y promise and not deliver?

  17. Dibya pattnaik says:

    I am eager to know many things about softwares..I think this book help me achieve that aim..

  18. Mohammad Tariq says:

    this book is realy very helpful for all of us thank you

  19. kotaiba faraj says:

    I want to thank microsoft company about this book

  20. liang says:

    no link available for downloading… Could you repair it ?

  21. devonm says:

    Liang, click the link on the book title in the post.

  22. CarlyML150 says:

    This book it will be great for my vlab enviorment… Thank U so much.

  23. Amira says:

    i like all the books thx a lot

  24. John says:

    First time visitor to the site.  At 60 keeping up with the kids isn't easy…. So I came to buy one book and Wow jumped on the bonus "Free eBook"…. great idea and way to keep in pace with the ever changing world of IT.  Thank you, I will be back