In a corporate network there maybe requirements to deploy images to remote computers. The remote client computers may not be the same and might differ in configuration and might even require high touch installations. We can manage such deployments tasks on remote computers using Windows Server role services such as Windows Deployment Services or WDS. In large scale enterprises requiring mass deployments or upgrades to the Windows Desktop and Server operating systems we may need to perform suitable OS configurations in less time. Microsoft offers an automated deployment solution named MDT, to automate application installation and OS configuration more efficiently. In this course we’ll gain a better understanding of managing WDS and how it will allow us to simplify the desktop deployment process with end to end deployment solutions with both client and server computers. Understanding how to manage MDT will grant us the ability complete the deployment process in less time while reducing deployment costs.
Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.
The course assumes that students have some familiarity with Microsoft Windows, basic networking concepts, and a fundamental understanding of computer hardware.
Meet the expert
Chris Bell, MCITP, is an 18-year SQL Server veteran for both business intelligence and application development providing solutions for businesses, organizations, and individuals. He is the founder and CEO of WaterOx Consulting, Inc., a provider of remote SQL Server consulting and services. Chris is also the founder and current President of the Washington DC chapter of PASS and a member of the Board of Directors for CPCUG. Chris also frequently attends and presents at PASS events around the country, sharing his passion for all things SQL Server. In 2012, Chris was one of 5 finalists in the world for Red Gate’s Exceptional DBA Award.
Time to complete
Configure WDS (14:41)
Configure Capture Images (16:19)
Boot to VHD (08:37)
Custom Windows Install (08:22)
Image Servicing (09:05)
Create Discover Image (14:12)
Managing MDT (03:40)
MDT 2012 Deployment Share (04:00)
Configuration Requirements (11:13)
Implementing MDT Deployment (10:04)