Windows 7 deployment using SCCM 2007 and Modena

We are currently looking at deploying windows 7 images to our domain and over 3,000 machines.  In researching this I came across a microsoft tool called "Modena" that focuses on extending the functionality already in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM2007).

I was hoping someone else has experience with this and could also answer a few question to see the order in which we need to do things:

                  1.  Has anyone used/experience with Modena and SCCM?
                  2.  In order to use all the functionality of Windows 7 should we change our Domain  
                       to a 2008 AD Domain?  Whats the benefits?  Is it essential?
                  3.  Can you run a Windows 2008 and Windows 2003 domain in the same forest?
                  4.  A feature of Windows 7 we are keen to use is "Direct Access"  it mentions about
                       IPv6 but is this essential or will it run on IPv4?
   
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StinkyPeteConnect With a Mentor Commented:

1. Microsofts teams blog about the two http://systemcenterspartan.wordpress.com/2009/12/18/modena-team-tools/

2. 2008 brings some domain new features, this is a good launch point to start to understand more http://4sysops.com/archives/windows-server-2008-domain-functional-level-features-that-make-it-worthwhile-to-raise-dfl/

3. I would recommend you look closer at domain function levels, heres a good start
http://www.topbits.com/forest-and-domain-functional-levels.html

4. Direct access does use IPv6, but for the purposes of going over the internet it uses this wrapped in a IPv4 tunnel, so yes.
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