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System Center 2012
Mastering Windows 7 and 8.1 Deployment using MDT2013 and Config Mgr 2012 R2
4 Day(s)
Course OverviewBuild a real deployment solution using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 (MDT 2013) and System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (SCCM 2012 R2). The first Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 deployment training where you pick the track to follow during four days! The primary track is using MDT2013 and ConfigMgr2012 R2 to deploy operating systems, applications, and software updates. The second, optional track, is how to build a deployment solution based on MDT 2013 Lite Touch. We simply wanted to give you the best possible windows deployment training, no matter if you plan to use ConfigMgr 2012 R2 or not. Johan Arwidmark, Microsoft MVP in Deployment and the world's foremost expert in the OS deployment sector, developed this lab. Like all our labs, this is unique in that you access the best deployment specialists for four days. Time is set off for real life deployment issues where the instructor discuss and solve problems that you bring to the training. As always we take you for lunch at a nearby restaurant, where the discussions continue. Its almost like free consultancy. ObjectivesDuring these four days you will learn how to: • Plan and design for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 infrastructure changes• Upgrade from ConfigMgr 2007• Upgrade from MDT 2010 to MDT 2012/2013• Create and deploy applications• Configuring Software Updates• Create and design reference images• Create VB script wrappers for configuration items and applications• Configure Security baselines for the Windows 7 & 8.1 image• Master the driver injection features for os deployment• Integrate MDT 2013 with ConfigMgr 2012 R2• Extend OS deployment in ConfigMgr 2012 R2, with scripts, frontends, databases and web services.• Configuring offline media• Troubleshoot MDT 2013 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2• Troubleshoot your Windows deployments• Bending the rules, understanding and customizing the rules (customsettings.ini)• Enbale Dynamic Deployments and much more!Now updated to cover TPM, BitLocker, Orchestrator RunBooks etc. AudienceIT-pros and administrators that wants to build real deployment solutions using MDT 2013 and SCCM 2012 R2PrerequisitesWindows deployment experience, sysprep, imaging, scripted setups, and drivers. Basic understanding of Active Directory, and Software Distribution using SCCM 2007 or ConfigMgr 2012.
Price: $3,675
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Mastering Windows 7 and 8 1Deployment using MDT2013 and Config Mgr 2012 R2


Module 1 - Windows 7 and Windows 8.1Deployment

  • Introduction to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Deployment Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)
  • Stop using WDS, use WDS!
  • MDT 2013 - High Level

Module 2 - Creating the Windows 8.1 reference image

  • Why using MDT 2013 Lite Touch
  • LTI System Requirements
  • Creating the server structure
  • Add Windows 8.1 installation files
  • Add Applications
  • Create the MDT Task Sequence
  • Configure the deployment share
  • Create a Windows 8.1 Reference Image

Module 3 - Troubleshooting MDT 2013 Lite Touch

  • Error codes and log files
  • Debugging MDT 2013 Lite Touch

Module 4 - Deployment Scenarios

  • Scenarios - New Machine
  • Scenarios - Wipe and Load
  • Scenarios - Side-by-Side
  • Scenarios - Offline Media

Module 5 - MDT 2013 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 configuration for a distributed environment

Module 6 - ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Infrastructure Changes

  • ConfigMgr 2012 R2 - The Goals
  • ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Primary Features
  • Role Changes - What's gone
  • Role Changes - Updates / Changes
  • Role Changes - What's new and What haven't changed

Module 7 - Installing ConfigMgr 2012 R2

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

Module 8 - Migrating from ConfigMgr 2007

  • Migrating from 2007
  • Prepare for Migration
  • What can be migrated
  • Migration Overview

Module 9 - Managing Clients in ConfigMgr 2012 R2

  • ConfigMgr 2012 Client
  • Client Installation Methods
  • Client Settings
  • Monitoring Client Health
  • Deploy the ConfigMgr 2012 Client

Module 10 - The New Application Model

  • Application Model
  • CM2007 to CM2012 R2 Comparison Model Application Model Diagram

Module 11 - Role Based Administration

  • Role Based Administration
  • Terminology

Module 12 - Software Updates

  • Software Updates in ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Module 13 - ConfigMgr 2012 R2 OS (Zero Touch)Deployment

  • Install MDT 2013 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 8.1 using PXE

Module 14 - Working with Device Drivers

  • General Driver Challenges
  • Other Driver Challenges
  • Windows Drivers
  • Drivers in MDT 2013 Lite Touch
  • Drivers Tips & Tricks

Module 15 - Working with Drivers in ConfigMgr 2013 OSDeployment

  • Driver Catalog and Boot Image Drivers

Module 16 - Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2013 OSDeployment

  • Debugging ConfigMgr 2012 R2
  • PXE in a Lab environment
  • DHCP Flow (Simplified)
  • DHCP Flow / IP Helper (Simplified)
  • DHCP Flow / IP Helper / PXE
  • Advanced Task Sequence Troubleshooting

Module 17 - Using USMT for Refresh and Replace

  • Can you afford not to migrate?
  • What is USMT 5.0?
  • User Data and Settings
  • System Requirements
  • Multi-User Migration Integration with ConfigMgr 2012 R2
  • Support for additional settings
  • Basic Custom XML-File
  • Troubleshooting

Module 18 - Using Lite Touch to Refresh a Computer

  • Refresh a Windows XP SP3 client

Module 19 - Using ConfigMgr 2012 R2 to Refresh aComputer

  • Refresh a Windows Client

Module 20 - Using Lite Touch to Replace a Computer

  • Create and execute a Replace Task Sequence

Module 21 - Using ConfigMgr 2012 R2 to Replace aComputer

  • USMT in Replace Scenario
  • Create and execute a Replace Task Sequence

Module 22 - Advanced Customizations

  • Rules (Customsettings.ini)