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1 Mark O’Shea | MVP Windows Expert – IT Professional

2 Windows 8.1 Deployment And Migration Tools Creating a Windows 8.1 Reference Image Deploying Windows 8.1 with MDT Resources

3 New Machine (Bare metal) Refresh (Wipe-and-load) Replace (Side-by-side) Offline Media

4 ImageX Windows ADK WAIK Windows PE MDT Configuration Manager DISM Lite Touch Zero Touch UDI USMT WSIM WDS ACT

5 Command Line Tools Assessment Tools USMT WinPE VAMT 6.3

6 Exploring Windows 8.1 ADK Deployment and Migration tools



9 OptionProsCons Fix app source codePreferred method Native application No performance penalty Requires source code Requires knowledge of how to make the application work Shim the appRequires no changes to the appNot all application compatibility issues can be fixed with shims Shims work primarily for issues like Windows version checking, user permission requirements, and DLL or registry redirection Retire the appFewer apps in the inventory Might replace capabilities with other apps in consideration End users might miss capabilities Might need a replacement to fill the gap Replace or upgrade the app Most recent version of app Newer technologies and scenarios New and improved capabilities Upgrade might not be available Will likely incur additional costs End users might have a learning curve if changes are significant

10 Exploring the Application Compatibility Toolkit

11 Infrastructure enabler for OS Deployment PXE Support MultiCast Support

12 Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Lite Touch Zero Touch with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Fully automated deployment solution Requires no Management Infrastructure Client and Server support Fully integrated experience Client and Server support Extends and enhances ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Windows ADK 8.1 - Core deployment tools

13 Identify, build and test master images: Create Automated Image Engineering task sequences Minimize the number of images created Produce consistent master images as required

14 Easy and Fast Compatible / Flexible Delegation is easy More features –Suspend –CopyProfile

15 Inconsistent and manual image creation processes cause issues Lack of automation to provide consistent and repeatable process – Install the vanilla operating system (Windows 8.1) – Customize the OS and install core applications – Sysprep and capture the machine

16 MDT Initial Setup Create New Deployment Share Add Packages (for master image) Add Applications (for master image) Add Operating System (for master image) Create and stock the Deployment Share Add Task Sequence to Build and Capture Master Image Configure Deployment Properties in CS.ini Task Sequence Configure Master Image Settings Add Drivers (for Windows To Go if needed) Build Reference Machine, Sysprep and Capture WIM Build Master Image and Capture

17 Import the master image(s) created in image engineering Create deployment task sequences using MDT Enable Dynamic Deployment (Rules)

18 Deploy image and layer additional components/settings. This requires a dynamic deployment platform. –Determine new or refresh –Customize the deployment with dynamic settings and configuration –Install additional applications dynamically MDT Server Deployed Client MDT2013 Boot image,Task Sequence,OS Applications Database Queries, scripts, dynamic changes,

19 Initial Setup Create New Deployment Task Sequence Add Packages (for deploy time) Add Applications (for deploy time) Import Custom Images (from Image Engineering) Support the Task Sequence Adjust the Deployment Task Sequence Configure Properties in the MDT Deployment Database Task Sequence Configure Dynamic Properties Add Drivers (for deploy time) Deploy Machines Deploy Custom Image Adjust CS.ini to query the MDT Deployment Database

20 Challenges –Multiple packaging methods –New versions may drop support for old devices –Badly-formed drivers (INFs)

21 Boot Image Drivers –Primarily Nic & Storage –WinPE 5.0 uses Windows 8.1 drivers Operating System Drivers –All drivers

22 Deployment Share holds driver repository Designed to be dynamic –Rules-based process to help filter –Driver Groups and Selection Profiles

23 MDT Installing And Exploring The MDT

24 TechNet Deploy Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation Download Window 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation Resource Page Windows 8.1 TechCenter Springboard Series Blog

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