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Mastering Windows 10 Deployment using MDT and ConfigMgr Current Branch

Culemborg (NL) or RemoteMonday 8 November 2021 10:00-19:00
(9:00-18:00 GMT / 3:00-12:00 US Central)
4€ 2.799,00Register now

Also possible to join this class remoteWith Windows 10 in the market for some time and corporations in the process of deploy, we are proud to announce this training focusing on deploying and managing both Windows 10 using ConfigMgr and MDT. In addition, you learn about the new setup and deployment features, changes in the Windows ADK 10 and more.

In this training you learn to build and customize rock solid deployment solutions using System Center Configuration Manager CB (Current Branch) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. You get a thorough walk-trough of ConfigMgr and MDT as well as deep technical drill down to changes in the Windows 10 platform.

This training is unique in many ways, it is developed by two of the best OSD experts (Mikael Nyström and Johan Arwidmark) in the world, it is based on real life OSD for more than 30 years of collective knowledge, it is always performed on the latest version of Windows clients, servers and system management components. Johan or Mikael will be the unique instructor at the PDS' classes.


Tel: +31 88 55 88 400
E-mail: sales@pds-site.com

For who 

IT-pros and administrators that wants to build real world deployment and management solutions using ConfigMgr and MDT.

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

What you learn 

Over 60 percent of the time you spend in class is dedicated to hands-on-labs and exercises, based on self-perceived real-life scenarios and methods verified to work in production environments. And the best part, you get access to all the sample files and scripts, including a solution that will build up the complete lab environment once returned home from the training.
In this training you learn to build and customize rock solid deployment solutions using:

• System Center Configuration Manager CB (current build)
• Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

You get a thorough walk-trough of current version ConfigMgr, as well as deep technical drilldown to changes in the Windows 10 platform. After this training you will be able to install and customize modern deployment and management solutions based on ConfigMgr and MDT. 



Windows 10 Technical Drilldown
• Support for new hardware
• Editions and licensing / activation
• Productivity Enhancements
• Security Enhancements
• User Interface changes
• Hyper-V enhancements

Planning for Windows 10 Deployment
• Planning for network infrastructure – peer to peer solutions
• Introduction to BranchCache, Peer Cache, Delivery Optimization, BITS, and LEDBAT
• OU Structure and Group Policy Strategy
• Naming Conventions and Structure
• Assessment and Readiness, MAPs and Windows Analytics / Upgrade Readiness
• 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

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

Creating reference images
• 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 10 reference images

Working with Hardware and Device Drivers
• General Driver Challenges
• Hardware Support, UEFI configurations
• Converting MBR to GBT
• Understanding Windows Drivers
• Modern Driver management
• Automating BIOS Updates and Configuration
• Drivers Tips & Tricks
MDT OS Deployment
• Prepare for Production Deployment
• Add Production Applications
• Add Drivers
• Create the Production Task Sequence and configure Rules
• Replicating the Content
• Additional configurations for a distributed environment

ConfigMgr OS Deployment
• Setup ConfigMgr for Software distribution
• 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

Troubleshooting ConfigMgr OS Deployment

• Error codes and log files
• Debugging MDT Lite Touch
• PXE in a Lab environment
• Advanced Task Sequence Troubleshooting

Windows 10 inplace upgrade scenarios
• Upgrade features
• Inplace Upgrade Limitations

Windows 10 in-place upgrades in the real world
• Upgrading Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients to Windows 10
• Servicing existing Windows 10 installations
• Creating the Windows 10 upgrade task sequence
• Running the In-place upgrade process
• Adding pre-flight actions to for Windows 10 upgrade/servicing
• Monitor and verify the In-place upgrade process

Using USMT for Refresh and Replace
• 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

Refreshing a Computer
• Refresh Windows clients using MDT and ConfigMgr Task Sequences
• Customize USMT Settings

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

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

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

Managing Windows Clients in the Enterprise
• Using Group Policy Preferences
• Deploy Applications using ConfigMgr
• Using User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)
• Using App-V applications
• Configuring Software Updates (WSUS and ConfigMgr)

Culemborg (NL) or RemoteMonday 8 November 2021 10:00-19:00
(9:00-18:00 GMT / 3:00-12:00 US Central)
4€ 2.799,00Register now