RESTON, Va., Oct 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bob Kelly, founder of AppDeploySM, the Internet's largest free online community of application and computer administrators, has co-authored a new book with Nelson and Danielle Ruest aimed at helping systems administrators better manage Windows Vista deployment projects. The book, titled "Deploying and Administering Windows Vista Bible," provides critical information for administrators and is packed with over 500 pages of best practices, sound techniques, and in-depth guidance. Available now, the book is a must-read for any administrator charged with migrating to Windows Vista and also to those migrating from older Windows operating systems.

Due to its complex nature, deploying Windows Vista requires a unique set of skills for IT administrators. Any IT professional looking to the future of their enterprise will benefit from the advice, tips, and reliable information contained in this resource. The book focuses on many free Microsoft technologies, but as it is not a book published by Microsoft there is also detail on freeware and competitive products. Use of helpful freeware tools is documented in detail, right alongside Microsoft's own offerings.

The book also covers planning for deployment, creating basic Windows images, managing licensing and activation, working with Windows Installer, migrating user data, managing Windows images using MDT 2008, and using Windows Deployment services. Also covered is managing change in Vista, administering workstations, securing the workstation, protecting user data, and recovering damaged systems and lost data.

Details of "Deploying and Administering Windows Vista Bible," are as follows:

Where: The book is available for purchase at

Who: The book is co-authored by industry expert and AppDeploy founder Bob Kelly, along with Nelson and Danielle Ruest. Bob Kelly is the founder, manager, and moderator of the popular AppDeploy application and computer administrator community. He is also a senior product manager for KACE. Bob is a 17-year veteran of the IT industry, focusing on desktop management for the past several years. He is the author of several books, articles, and papers on desktop administration and scripting. Bob is a regular speaker at industry events such as the Microsoft Management Summit and author of the Microsoft Business Desktop Deployment feature team guides which focus on the topic of application deployment. More information on Bob can be found at

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