Microsoft provides a few step-by-steps guides for IT professionals and system administrators that intends to help and assist in deploying and migrating to Windows Vista. The Windows Vista step-by-step guides contains instructions to deploy or migrate to Windows Vista, beside provides step-by-step information on how to configure security, monitor performance, manage printers, control device installation using Device Management and Installation (DMI), manage ADMX file, protect data using BitLocker Drive Encryption, administer the TPM Security Hardware in a computer using Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Services, and deploy better-managed desktops and mitigate the impact of malware using User Account Control (UAC).

The Step-by-step guides on Windows Vista for IT professionals can be downloaded from Microsoft Download Center. The Windows Vista guides that are available to download for free include:

  • Deploying Vista Step by Step Guide.doc
  • Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step by Step Guide.doc
  • Managing Roaming User Data Deployment Guide.doc
  • Performance Monitoring and Tuning Step by Step Guide.doc
  • Print Management Step by Step Guide.doc
  • Step by Step Guide to Controlling Device Installation and Usage with Group Policy.doc
  • Step by Step Guide to Device Driver Signing and Staging.doc
  • Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Multiple Local Group Policy.doc
  • User Account Control Step by Step Guide.doc
  • Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Step-by-Step Guide (September 2006).doc
  • Windows Vista Beta 2 Migration Step by Step Guide.doc
  • Windows Vista Beta 2 Trusted Platform Module Services Step by Step Guide (May 2006).doc
  • Windows Vista Multilingual User Interface Step by Step Guide.doc
  • Windows Vista Speech Recognition Step by Step.doc
  • Windows Vista Windows Meeting Space Step by Step Guide.doc
  • Winlogon Notification Packages Removed Impact on Windows Vista Planning and Deployment.doc