Are you considering an upgrade to Vista? Be sure to follow these steps before moving forward with a deployment.

Step 1: Download and install Microsoft's Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment 2007. It will make Vista deployment a lot easier.

Step 2: Create a complete software and hardware inventory of all the computers in your environment.

Step 3: Analyze the reports that are created to determine which computers are upgradeable to Vista and which are not. You may need to purchase larger hard drives or more RAM.

Step 4: Test all your applications to ensure that they will run properly in a Vista world.

Step 5: Document the results of your testing every step of the way. You may need to back up a step or two to get the desired results.