Oh, joy. A new batch of computers has arrived in the office, ready to be put out in a range of public spaces on the campus. There’s anti-theft marking to do, security screws to add, mice to clamp and that’s all before all of the actual deployment has to be done – getting them out to the right classroom, with the right software.
Well, Windows 7 has invented some new acronyms to help with the software bit. It’s got DISM, which is the natty name for Deployment Image Servicing and Management, which combines the functionality of several image-management tools that were available in Windows Vista. According to the MS Learning team, DISM will help you “deploy Windows images to computer systems efficiently and quickly”. Today’s “Learning Snack” describes the DISM tool and demonstrates some of the commands that administrators can use while preparing and servicing Windows images offline.
Might I offer apologies if you’ve been searching for a “snack” on Google (* other search engines are available 🙂 and ended up on this blog. Perhaps you were looking for this