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This paper presents deployment factory, a model-driven unified environment for deploying component-based applications. While there are projects aiming to develop a unified deployment environment for component-based applications, none of them is generic enough - they do not support heterogeneous applications, they are targeted for a single component technology and/or impose modifications of the underlying technologies. The deployment factory targets all these issues. It is based on (i) the OMG deployment and configuration specification, (ii) an analysis of contemporary used component technologies, and (iii) our experience from component-based development. Moreover, the paper also shows that a plain MDA approach (the one used in the OMG deployment and configuration specification) for building real systems is not always appropriate.