An overview of deploying operating systems

Configuration Manager contains an integrated task sequence engine, wizard-based deployment templates, and a number of pre-defined actions to help you deploy new computers.

Configuration Manager provides the following capabilities:

All of these features are exposed in an Administrative user interface (UI) that is built around the Microsoft® Management Console (MMC) architecture. Client functions are exposed in the Client UI found in the Control Panel of managed machines. Almost every feature that you can select in the Admin UI is also available programmatically by scripting.

Using Configuration Manager to deploy operating systems on IBM® servers follows this general scenario: