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Mastering Windows 10 Deployment using MDT and ConfigMgr Current Branch

Duration: 4 days
Material: Student lab manual and sample scripts
Instructor: Johan Arwidmark
Language: English

Exclusive instructor & unique training content !
Johan Arwidmark

With Windows 10 in the market and corporations getting ready to deploy, we are proud to announce a brand new training focusing on deploying and managing both Windows 7 and Windows 10 using ConfigMgr, WDS 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 build), Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and 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.
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 will be the unique instructor at the PDS' classes.

About the instructor: 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.

 

Class Content:

Level: 300

Target audience:
IT-pros and administrators that wants to build real world deployment and management solutions using ConfigMgr, WDS and MDT.

Pre knowledge requirement:
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.

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

Facilities, catering and proof of participation: 
The training classrooms are equiped with state-of-the-art systems which are fully preconfigured for the concerning training.

During the trainingcourse coffee, tea and softdrinks will be arranged for free. At the lunchbreak there will be fresh sandwiches of your own choice. This lunch is included in the trainingscourse price.

After attending the training course, you will receive a certificate from PDS signed by the trainer as proof of your participation.

Details:


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 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 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 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
• 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)

The absolute #1 Windows deployment and management training with a focus on MDT and ConfigMgr, where you pick the track to follow during four intense days!

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