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Chapter 5. Automated Installation and Ne... > Systems Management Server

Systems Management Server

If so inclined, you can use Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) to deploy a Windows XP upgrade. The question is, should you? To be honest, I've tried it, and I don't like it. Part of the problem is that you can only deploy Windows XP via SMS if doing an upgrade. You cannot use SMS to deploy a clean installation of Windows XP. So rather than telling you how to use SMS to deploy a Windows XP upgrade, I'm going to tell you why you probably shouldn't.

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If, after reading the rest of this section, you still wish to attempt an upgrade to Windows XP using Microsoft SMS, refer to the Microsoft-provided documentation at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/techinfo/deployment/implementing/sms.asp.



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