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WIN500: Mastering Windows 10 Deployment using MDT and ConfigMGR Current Branch

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Course Description

Windows 10 has been in the market for some time and companies are in the process of deployment. We are proud to announce this course focused on deploying and managing Windows 10. In this course you will learn to build and customize rock solid deployment solutions using System Center Configuration Manager CB (Current Branch), Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 (MDT 2013) Update 1 and. You will get a thorough walk-trough of ConfigMgr Current Branch as well as deep technical drilldown to changes in the Windows 10 platform. In addition you will learn about new setup and deployment features, changes in the Windows ADK 10 and more.

This course is unique in many ways. It was developed by two of the best OSD experts in the world, it is based on real life OSD for more than 30 years of collective knowledge and it is always performed on the latest version of Windows clients, servers and system management components.

About the instructors:

Mikael Nyström
Mikael Nystrom is a Microsoft MVP and Principal Technical Architect at TrueSec, with an extremely broad field of competence. He has worked with all kinds of infrastructure tasks, in all kinds of environments, enterprise to small business. He is currently building Private Cloud solutions based on Hyper-V, System Center and Windows Azure pack as well as building deployment solutions for clients OS as well as Server OS. Mikael is a very popular instructor and is often used by Microsoft for partner trainings as well as to speak at major conferences such as Ignite, TechEd, MMS, etc. Lately Mikael has been deeply engaged in the development of Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 as member of the TAP team. Mikael is also a published author with the Deployment Fundamentals book series.

Johan Arwidmark
Johan Arwidmark is a chief technical architect with TrueSec and all-around geek specializing in Systems Management and Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions. Johan also speaks at several conferences each year, including MMS and TechEd/Ignite events around the world. He is actively involved in deployment communities like deploymentresearch.com and myitforum.com, and has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for more than ten years.

Outline

Module 1 - Windows 10 Technical Drilldown

  • Support for new hardware
  • Editions and licensing / activation
  • Productivity Enhancements
  • Security Enhancements
  • User Interface changes
  • Hyper-V enhancements

 

Module 2 - Planning for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 Deployment

  • OU Structure and Group Policy Strategy
  • Naming Conventions and Structure
  • Assessment and Readiness, MAPs/ACT
  • Deployment Scenarios (Bare Metal, Refresh, Replace and In-Place Upgrades)
  • Deployment Methods (PXE, Boot Media, Standalone Media)
  • Automation level (Wizard Driven, Fully Automated, Dynamic and Hybrid)

 

Module 3 - Using Provisioning Packages

  • Scenarios for provisioning packages
  • Resetting OEM Setups
  • Create and configure provisioning packages
  • Apply Enterprise configurations (domain, policies, applications and settings)

 

Module 4 - Creating reference images for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10

  • Why using MDT Lite Touch
  • LTI System Requirements
  • Creating the server structure
  • Add operating system files
  • Add Applications
  • Create MDT Task Sequences
  • Configure the deployment share
  • Create Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 reference images

 

Module 5 - Troubleshooting MDT Lite Touch

  • Error codes and log files
  • Debugging MDT Lite Touch

 

Module 6 - MDT Lite Touch Deployment

  • Prepare for Production Deployment
  • Add Production Applications
  • Add Drivers
  • Create the Production Task Sequence and configure Rules
  • Configure WDS Deploy Window 8.1 using PXE Setting Up DFS-R for Replication
  • Replicating the Content
  • Additional configurations for a distributed environment

 

Module 7 - Working with Hardware and Device Drivers

  • General Driver Challenges
  • Other Driver Challenges
  • Hardware Support, UEFI configurations
  • Windows Drivers
  • Drivers Tips & Tricks

 

Module 8 - Setup ConfigMgr for Software Distribution

  • System Requirements
  • Minimum SQL Version
  • Installation Options
  • Post Configuration Items
  • Base Configuration

 

Module 9 - ConfigMgr (Zero Touch) Deployment

  • Integrate with MDT (Zero Touch)
  • Create boot images
  • Add operating system images
  • Add ConfigMgr Applications
  • Add Drivers for ConfigMgr
  • Create Task Sequences
  • Configure the rules, distribute content, and deploy task sequences
  • Deploy Window clients using PXE

 

Module 10 - Troubleshooting ConfigMgr OS Deployment

  • Debugging ConfigMgr
  • PXE in a Lab environment
  • Advanced Task Sequence Troubleshooting

 

Module 11 - Windows 10 inplace upgrade scenarios

  • Upgrade features
  • Inplace Upgrade Limitations

 

Module 12 - Using MDT Lite Touch for inplace upgrade

  • Upgrading Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients to Windows 10
  • Creating the Windows 10 upgrade task sequence
  • Running the inplace upgrade process
  • Monitor and verify the inplace upgrade process

 

Module 13 - Using ConfigMgr for inplace upgrade

  • Upgrading Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients to Windows 10
  • Creating the Windows 10 upgrade task sequence
  • Running the inplace upgrade process
  • Monitor and verify the inplace upgrade process

 

Module 14 - Using USMT for Refresh and Replace

  • Can you afford not to migrate?
  • USMT versions and scenarios
  • User Data and Settings
  • System Requirements
  • Multi-User Migration Integration with ConfigMgr
  • Support for additional settings
  • Basic Custom XML-File
  • Troubleshooting

 

Module 15 - Using Lite Touch to Refresh a Computer

  • Refresh Windows clients using MDT Lite Touch
  • Customize USMT Settings

 

Module 16 - Using ConfigMgr to Refresh a Computer

  • Refresh Windows clients using MDT Lite Touch
  • Customize USMT Settings

 

Module 17 - Using MDT Lite Touch to Replace a Computer

  • Create and run a Replace Task Sequence
  • Verify user state migration

 

Module 18 - Using ConfigMgr to Replace a Computer

  • Configure State Migration Point
  • Create and run a Replace Task Sequence
  • Verify user state migration

 

Module 19 - MDT Lite Touch, Advanced Customizations

  • Create a test environment
  • Using the MDT Deployment database
  • Assigning Applications using Roles
  • Use a stored procedure
  • Use a UserExit script

 

Module 20 - ConfigMgr, Advanced Customizations

  • Create a test environment
  • Using the MDT Deployment database
  • Assigning Applications and Packages
  • using Roles Use a stored procedure
  • Use a UserExit script

 

Module 21 - Windows Setup Engine

  • Image Based Setup
  • Windows Configuration passes
  • Understanding WSIM
  • Component based servicing
  • Windows Device Drivers

 

Module 22 - Managing Windows Clients in the Enterprise

  • Using Roaming Profiles
  • Using Redirected Folders
  • Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Deploy Applications using ConfigMgr
  • Using User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)
  • Using App-V applications
  • Configuring Software Updates (WSUS and ConfigMgr)

Audience

This course is intended for IT-pros and administrators that wants to build real world deployment and management solutions using ConfigMgr, WDS and MDT.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students should have:

  • Windows deployment experience, sysprep, imaging, and drivers.
  • Basic understanding of Active Directory, and Software Distribution using ConfigMgr 2007 or ConfigMgr 2012. Scripting experience (VBScript, PowerShell) is helpful but not a requirement.

What You Will Learn

After this training you will be able to install and customize modern deployment and management solutions based on ConfigMgr, WDS and MDT.

Student Comments (18)

March 29, 2018 | Student
Comments about the Instructor
"Thank you Johan!"
March 29, 2018 | Student
Comments about the Instructor
"Tremendous instructor!"
March 29, 2018 | Student
Comments about the Physical Environment
"Slow and Fast enough that everyone stayed engaged."
March 29, 2018 | Student
Comments about the Instructor
"Johan was very informative and I have followed him in the past, and this was the first time seeing him in person and was well worth it.Thank you"
March 29, 2018 | Student
Comments about the Physical Environment
"Even though I already had knowledge of some of the technology used, I felt much more enlightened and learned additional processes, by the way it was taught to me by my instructor"
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