Deploying Windows Desktops & Enterprise Applications using WDS, MDT & SCCM

Introduction

This three-day course describes how to assess operating system and application deployment options, determine the most appropriate deployment strategy, and then implement a deployment solution for Windows devices and apps that meets your environment’s needs. Solutions that this course details include operating system deployment scenarios with WDS ,MDT and SCCM.

Audience

This three-day course is for IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and apps across medium, large, and enterprise organizations. Typically, this course’s audience has a desktop-support background, and have worked as Enterprise Desktop Administrators. A significant portion of this audience uses or intends to use Configuration Manager to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and enterprise applications. The Enterprise Desktop Administrator also might use several tools, including the Windows ADK and the MDT to support assessment, operating system, and application deployment tasks.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, participants should have:

  • Networking fundamentals, including common networking protocols, topologies, hardware, media, routing, switching, and addressing
  • Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management
  • Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers
  • Basic concepts of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) security
  • Basic understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services

At course completion

After completing this training, participants would be able to:

  • Describe and configure strategies to migrate user state during operating system deployments
  • Determine the most appropriate image management strategy to support operating system and application deployments
  • Describe and use the tools provided in the Windows ADK to prepare for and support automated deployment strategies
  • Identify solutions to support PXE-initiated and multicast solutions when performing operating system deployment tasks
  • Configure an operating system deployment strategy by using the MDT and SCCM

Exams

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Course outline

Module 1: Determining an image management strategy

This module provides the information that you need to manage images to support operating system and application deployments. Specifically, the module describes the image formats and strategies for managing images.

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Windows image file format
  • Lesson 2: Overview of image management

Module 2: Preparing for deployments by using the Windows ADK

This module describes how Windows Setup installs the Windows operating system. It explains how to use the tools in the Windows ADK to prepare for and support automated deployment strategies. It also explains how to use the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) to prepare boot images.

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Windows setup and installation process
  • Lesson 2: Preparing boot images by using Windows PE
  • Lesson 3: Using Windows SIM and Sysprep to automate and prepare an image installation
  • Lesson 4: Capturing and servicing a reference image using DISM
  • Lesson 5: Using the Windows ICD

Module 3: Supporting PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments

This module introduces the architecture of network boot, Pre-Boot EXecution Environment (PXE)-initiated operating system deployments, multicasting operating system delivery, and the Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS) functionality in Windows Server 2016.

  • Lesson 1: Overview of PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments
  • Lesson 2: Installing and configuring the Windows DS environment

Module 4: Implementing operating system deployment by using the MDT

This module describes the components of the MDT, and how you can configure an operating system deployment strategy by using the MDT.

  • Lesson 1: Planning for the MDT environment
  • Lesson 2: Implementing MDT 2013 Update 2
  • Lesson 3: Integrating Windows DS with MDT

Module 5: Managing operating system deployment

This module provides an overview of operating system deployments, and explains how to use Configuration Manager to configure an operating system deployment strategy.

  • Lesson 1: Overview of operating system deployment
  • Lesson 2: Preparing a site for operating system deployment
  • Lesson 3: Deploying an operating system

Module 6: Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for operating system deployment

This module explains how to integrate the MDT with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures. It also describes the benefits of integrating the MDT with Configuration Manager.

  • Lesson 1: Integrating deployment tools with Configuration Manager
  • Lesson 2: Integrating MDT with Configuration Manager

Documentation

Official Microsoft courseware :20695 Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications.

Cursus de certification

N/A

Lab

Lab 1: Determining an image management strategy

  • Assessing business requirements to support an image management strategy

Lab 2: Preparing the imaging and Windows PE environment

  • Configuring a custom Windows PE environment

Lab 3: Building a reference image by using Windows SIM and Sysprep

  • Building custom answer files by using Windows SIM
  • Installing a reference computer by using a custom answer file
  • Customizing your image in audit mode, and preserving the profile changes by using Sysprep

Lab 4: Capturing and servicing a reference image

  • Capturing a reference system image

Lab 5: Configuring Windows DS to support PXE and multicast operating system deployments

  • Planning the Windows DS environment
  • Installing and configuring the Windows DS server role

Lab 6: Preparing the site for operating system deployment

  • Managing the site system roles used to support operating system deployment
  • Managing packages to support operating system deployment

Lab 7: Deploying operating system images for bare-metal installations

  • Preparing the operating system image
  • Creating a task sequence to deploy an image
  • Deploying an image

Lab 8: Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for operating system deployment

  • Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager
  • Creating an MDT boot image
  • Creating and deploying an MDT task sequence by using Configuration Manager

Formations complémentaires

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