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1 Windows 7 Test Prep Ch 2 Part 3

2 Based on this book

3 Lesson 1: Capturing System Images Part 1: Creating an answer file – Saving it as unattend.xml on a UFD (USB Flash Drive) Part 2: Creating a Reference Image Distributing an Image to Many Computers Using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool Sysprep

4 Manual Deployment from a Network Share On destination computer, boot from WinPE disk Use DISKPART to create partitions Copy image.wimto local hard disk D: Apply image with ImageX Use BCDboot to initialize the Boot Configuration Data

5 ImageX At an elevated command prompt – e:\imagex.exe /apply d:\image.wim 1 c:

6 BCDboot At an elevated command prompt – d:\windows\system32\bcdboot d:\windows

7 Cross-Architecture Tools ImageX (x86) and Windows PE (x86) can be used to capture both 32-bit and 64-bit images

8 Windows Imaging Format A WIM file is file-based format that stores files and file metadata – Removes duplicates, storing a file only once even if it is references multiple times in the file system tree – Hardware-independent – Files are stored in a WIM database – WIM files must be deployed to pre-formatted partitions (use DISKPART first)

9 Windows Imaging Format WIM file may contain multiple disk images – Saves size by removing duplicates SWM: Spanned WIM Image files – Split into parts

10 Mounting WIM Files Load WimFltr.sys driver Mount WIM file to a drive letter using ImageX Wimgapi.dll provides Application Programming Interfaces for manipulating WIMs To make a WIM bootable, use ImageX with the /boot switch

11 Distributing an Image to Many Computers Two tools – Windows Deployment Services (WDS) Targets boot from PXE, or from a WDS Capture Image – MDT 2010 (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit) Very powerful new deployment tool

12 Lite Touch & Zero Touch Lite Touch Installation (LTI) – Requires a small amount of user intervention – Most new features in MDT are related to LTI Zero Touch Installation (ZTI) – No user intervention – Requires these items on the network: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack SQL Server

13 System Management Server (SMS) 2003 MTD 2010 ZTI does not work with SMS 2003

14 WDS Images WDS provides a PXE-booted version of Windows PE A WDS image is contained in A WIM FILE – It's booted over the network into a RAMDisk – Installation proceeds under Windows PE WDS integrates into Active Directory Domain Services, but the PXE server can run without ADDS

15 Types of WDS Images Install – An OS to deploy, typically a WIM file Boot – Windows PE image you boot client to before install the WIM Capture – Used to capture images – Has Windows PE and Windows Deployment Services Image Capture Wizard Discover – Used for non-PXE computers – Enables target to finds WDS server and install an image

16 Using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool (DISM) New in Windows 7 DISM can service a Windows image, or prepare a Windows PE image

17 DISM Can Do:

18 DISM Options

19 Sysprep Sysprep prepares a Windows installation for imaging or delivery to a user GUI mode: c:\windows\ system32\ sysprep\ sysprep.exe

20 Sysprep Command-line Options

21 Sysprep Options /audit Restarts the ciomputer in Audit mode to test an installation or add drivers /generalize Removes all unique system info /oobe Restarts in Windows Welcome mode /reboot, /shutdown, /quiet, /quit /unattend: answerfile – Applies settings in the answer file during unattended installation

22 Configuration Passes Link TestPrep Ch 2c

23 Sysprep Answer File Configures unattended setup options The generalize, auditSystem, and auditUser passes only occur when you run sysprep. Sysprep answer file must be an XML file but cannot be named Autounattend.xml

24 Making Plug-and-Play Drivers Persist During the Generalize Pass Specify the PersistentAllDeviceInstalls setting in the Microsoft-Windows-PnPSysprep feature In Windows System Image Manager – See next slide

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26 Reduced Functionality Mode There is no Reduced Functionality Mode in Windows 7 Textbook is wrong on page 82 See link TestPrep Ch 2d

27 Lesson 2: Managing Virtual Hard Disk Files Using Native VHDs in Windows 7 Using the Windows Image to Virtual Hard Disk Tool Using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool to Update a VHD Deploying to an Online VHD Using Windows Deployment Services

28 Using Native VHDs in Windows 7 VHD files are used by Hyper-V, Virtual Server, and Virtual PC for virtual disks VHD files are also used by Microsoft Data Protection Manager, Windows Server Backup, client computer backup, and more programs. Win 7 Enterprise or Ultimate can boot directly from VHD DISKPART and Disk Management can be used to create VHD files

29 Action, Create VHD in Disk Management

30 Attaching VHD Files You can also "Attach" an existing VHD in Computer Management In either read-only or read-write mode

31 Creating VHD files with DISKPART

32 Booting from VHD Must have Win 7 Enterprise or Ultimate Two ways to put Win 7 on a VHD – Use ImageX and a Win 7 Install DVD – Copy a WIM image to the VHD Use BCDEdit to add a boot entry for the VHD file

33 Using the Windows Image to Virtual Hard Disk Tool WIM2VHD creates VHD imaged from any Win 7 installation source or a custom WIM file The VHD will boot to the OOBE (Out-of-Box- Experience) unless you automate that configuration with an Unattend.xml file.

34 WIM2VHD Example

35 Using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool to Update a VHD If you have a Win7 machine that only rarely boots from VHD, the VHD won't get Automatic Updates often The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool lets you update a VHD The VHD will boot up just long enough to get the updates

36 Using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool to Update a VHD Requires Windows Server 2008 or 2003 SP2 Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine manager (SCVMM) 2007 or SCVMM 2008 The SCVMM Administrator Console is built on a Windows PoqwerShell command-line interface (see next slide)

37 SCVMM Admin Console

38 Deploying to an Online VHD Using Windows Deployment Services WDS enables you to deploy Win 7 Enterprise or Ultimate remotely to bootable VHDs on client computers WDS runs on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 WDS is an MMC Snap-in, and comes with the WDSUtil command-line tool you need to capture images


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