Windows 7 Testing & Deploying Tools

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This tools can help you manage your Windows 7 RC environment:

Microsoft® Assessment and Planning Toolkit

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit makes it easy for you to assess your current IT infrastructure in preparation for a Windows 7 migration. It includes the features previously provided with the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment Solution Accelerator, and delivers both system-wide readiness reports and drill-downs to specific PCs.

Application Compatibility Toolkit

The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0 is a lifecycle management tool that helps you identify and manage your overall application portfolio. The toolkit can reduce the cost and time involved in resolving application compatibility issues, and help you deploy Windows 7 more quickly across your organization.

User State Migration Tool

The User State Migration Tool can help you improve and simplify your migration process. Capture desktop and application settings, user accounts, and users’ files; then easily migrate them to a new Windows installation. You can use this tool for both side-by-side and wipe-and-load migrations. Click here to watch a video demonstration on how to migrate a user from a Windows XP environment to Windows 7.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 unifies the tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment into a common deployment console with end-to-end guidance. MDT can help you reduce deployment time, standardize desktop and server images, limit service disruptions, reduce post-deployment help desk costs, and improve security and ongoing configuration management.

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