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Deploying and Managing Windows



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Gain the fundamental knowledge to evaluate various deployment solutions and provide ongoing management of enterprise systems. In this training course, you learn how to create custom Windows images, implement deployment techniques, and recover Windows data, as well as facilitate a smooth upgrade or redeployment of your Windows operating system using key deployment and administrative tools. Starting in Spring 2017, this course will transition to the following Microsoft version: "Deploying and Migrating Windows Server (10974)" (Course 8450)

You Will Learn How To

  • Implement and manage Windows in an enterprise environment
  • Embed tools and scripts into custom Windows PE boot images
  • Automate deployments with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Optimize remote management of Windows tablets/slates, desktops, and servers remotely
  • Identify and recover from application and operating system failures

Important Course Information


  • Experience with Windows at the level of:

Course Outline

  • Designing a Windows PE Boot Environment
  • Installing Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit
  • Creating optical and USB boot media
  • Mounting PE images for updating
  • Creating Custom Windows Images

Generating the reference machine

  • Authoring an answer file
  • Generalizing systems with Sysprep

Capturing reference images

  • Automating initial tasks
  • Contrasting image formats
  • Building file-based images with ImageX

Deploying custom images

  • Partitioning drives with DiskPart
  • Applying WIM file-based images with DISM

Servicing offline images

  • Injecting drivers into offline installation images
  • Pre-staging Windows security updates
  • Localizing the user interface with language packs
  • Implementing Complex Deployment Techniques

Configuring Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

  • PXE-booting across the network
  • Multicasting to optimize bandwidth

Streamlining deployments with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

  • Importing operating systems and applications
  • Augmenting drivers in support of new hardware
  • Linking MDT with WDS to speed deployment

Rolling out Lite Touch images

  • Bypassing and pre-populating wizard screens
  • Referencing variables for automation
  • Centralizing settings with a SQL database

Replacing user desktops

  • Maintaining user data throughout computer upgrades
  • Reducing backup and recovery times with hardlinks
  • Managing Activation

Selecting appropriate activation models

  • Implementing Active Directory-based activation
  • Multiple Activation Keys
  • Key Management Services

Employing license activation tools

  • Querying activation status
  • Inventorying with the Volume Activation Management Tool
  • Implementing Remote Administration

Distributing settings with group policies

  • Targeting users and computers
  • Configuring Windows settings and policies

Extending the administrative toolset

  • Leveraging Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)
  • Organizing policies with Security Compliance Manager

Remoting into servers and workstations

  • Shadowing desktops with Remote Assistance
  • Initializing sessions via Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

Performing command-line administration

  • Finding and applying the correct command-line tools
  • Exploiting PowerShell cmdlets
  • Troubleshooting and Recovery

Backing up and recovering Windows data

  • Repairing startup problems with Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
  • Restoring files and system state

Monitoring system performance and health

  • Identifying bottlenecks with Resource Monitor
  • Terminating processes with Task Manager

Maintaining backwards compatibility

  • Isolating operating systems through VHD native boot
  • Supporting legacy applications

Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT)

  • Analyzing crash dumps for likely causes
  • Recovering offline systems with DaRT
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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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