Windows 7 Deployment Deep Dive Using Task Sequences to Completely Automate W7 Deployment Greg Shields, MVP, vExpert Concen...
Windows 7 Deployment Deep Dive Automatically Deploying W7 without the Alphabet Soup Greg Shields, MVP, vExpert Concentrate...
Windows Deployment’s Biggest Problem
Windows Deployment’s Biggest Problem <ul><li>The Internet. </li></ul>
Windows Deployment’s Biggest Problem <ul><li>The Internet. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each tool evolved through many different ...
Windows Deployment’s Biggest Problem <ul><li>The Internet. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each tool evolved through many different ...
Greg’s Easy 11 Steps to Deployment Automation! <ul><li>Installing Windows Deployment Server </li></ul><ul><li>Configuring ...
How Far We’ve Come… <ul><li>Installing Windows Deployment Server </li></ul><ul><li>Configuring Image Deployment </li></ul>...
Stepping Back:  Layering the OS <ul><li>A Case for the Layered Approach to Deploying Windows Desktops http://technet.micro...
Step 8:  Microsoft Deployment Toolkit <ul><li>What you don’t get with WDS alone is the  workflow  that surrounds an OS ins...
Step 8:  Microsoft Deployment Toolkit <ul><li>What you don’t get with WDS alone is the  workflow  that surrounds an OS ins...
Step 8:  Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Step 8:  Microsoft Deployment Toolkit <ul><li>First job:  Import WDS stuff into MDT. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Deployme...
LAB:  READYING MDT “READY, GO”
Step 8:  Microsoft Deployment Toolkit <ul><li>Second job:  Deploy an Image! </li></ul>
Step 8:  Microsoft Deployment Toolkit <ul><li>Second job:  Deploy an Image! </li></ul>IN CASE YOU’RE ASKING : MDT uses Win...
LAB:  DEPLOYING AN IMAGE, OR, AT LEAST PRETENDING.
Step 9:  Silent Installs & Repackaging <ul><li>Repackaging is an  ART ! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coming up is my session on r...
Layering, Redux <ul><li>A Case for the Layered Approach to Deploying Windows Desktops http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m...
Step 10:  Layering Apps atop Windows <ul><li>THIN  is  IN ! </li></ul>
Step 10:  Layering Apps atop Windows <ul><li>THIN  is  IN ! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Once packaged and added to MDT, applicat...
LAB:  ADDING AN APP TO MDT … that I have conveniently packaged for you…
Step 10:  Layering Apps atop Windows <ul><li>THIN  is  IN ! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternatively, app installs can be added...
LAB:  ADDING AN APP TO A TASK SEQUENCE … that I have conveniently packaged for you…
Step 11:  Preserving Personality <ul><li>Remember, we’re layering here! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alright!  Dead horse,  beate...
Step 11:  Preserving Personality <ul><li>MDT’s User State Migration Toolkit handles capturing and replacing user data. </l...
LAB:  PRESERVING USER DATA DURING W7 UPGRADE
Step 11:  Preserving Personality <ul><li>One can customize what USMT gathers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing so is outside th...
Step 11:  Preserving Personality <ul><li>One can customize what USMT gathers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing so is outside th...
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Windows Deployment Services by itself is a fantastic and fantastically-simple solution for rapidly deploying Windows 7. But, by itself, WDS lacks some key automations that make the migration process far simpler. Thankfully, you can get those automations in Microsoft’s second layer of free tools: The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. Layering over the top of WDS, this tool’s Task Sequences enable you to completely automate the Windows 7 migration and refresh process.
Bring your laptop to this HANDS-ON session and continue your exploration into completely automating Windows 7 deployment. You’ll learn how MDT’s Task Sequences can automate the installation of applications right during the install. You’ll see how updates, drivers, and even custom scripts can be easily incorporated directly into your deployment infrastructure. All these features, layering over the top of a single Windows image that deploys everywhere? Absolutely! And you’ll leave with a functioning deployment SOLUTION that you can take home and immediately implement. Don’t miss Microsoft MVP and Windows 7 deployment expert Greg Shields in this create-your-deployment-solution HANDS-ON experience.

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  • TechMentor Fall, 2011 - Using Task Sequences to Completely Automate Windows 7 Deployment

    1. 1. Windows 7 Deployment Deep Dive Using Task Sequences to Completely Automate W7 Deployment Greg Shields, MVP, vExpert Concentrated Technology www.ConcentratedTech.com
    2. 2. Windows 7 Deployment Deep Dive Automatically Deploying W7 without the Alphabet Soup Greg Shields, MVP, vExpert Concentrated Technology www.ConcentratedTech.com
    3. 3. Windows Deployment’s Biggest Problem
    4. 4. Windows Deployment’s Biggest Problem <ul><li>The Internet. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Windows Deployment’s Biggest Problem <ul><li>The Internet. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each tool evolved through many different versions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Older versions had numerous shortcomings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resolving those required some oddball hackery. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloggers report hacks that are no longer timely. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You’ll find solutions to problems that no longer exist. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confusion abounds! </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Windows Deployment’s Biggest Problem <ul><li>The Internet. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each tool evolved through many different versions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Older versions had numerous shortcomings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resolving those required some oddball hackery. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloggers report hacks that are no longer timely. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You’ll find solutions to problems that no longer exist. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confusion abounds! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Solution. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t trust what you read. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You don’t need the command line as much as you used to. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Greg’s Easy 11 Steps to Deployment Automation! <ul><li>Installing Windows Deployment Server </li></ul><ul><li>Configuring Image Deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Deploying your First Image </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing with Drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Automating WinPE Boot Image </li></ul><ul><li>Automating the “Set Up Windows” Phase </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Thick Image w. Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Installing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Silent Installations & Repackaging </li></ul><ul><li>Layering Applications atop Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Preserving User Data </li></ul>
    8. 8. How Far We’ve Come… <ul><li>Installing Windows Deployment Server </li></ul><ul><li>Configuring Image Deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Deploying your First Image </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing with Drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Automating WinPE Boot Image </li></ul><ul><li>Automating the “Set Up Windows” Phase </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Thick Image w. Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Installing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Silent Installations & Repackaging </li></ul><ul><li>Layering Applications atop Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Preserving User Data </li></ul>Yesterday’s Activities
    9. 9. Stepping Back: Layering the OS <ul><li>A Case for the Layered Approach to Deploying Windows Desktops http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee835710.aspx </li></ul>
    10. 10. Step 8: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit <ul><li>What you don’t get with WDS alone is the workflow that surrounds an OS installation. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Step 8: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit <ul><li>What you don’t get with WDS alone is the workflow that surrounds an OS installation. </li></ul><ul><li>During installation you might… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… want to inject an application!” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“… want to preload some files or drivers!” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“… want to configure some settings!” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“… want to preserve user personality data!” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MDT does this via Task Sequences . </li></ul>
    12. 12. Step 8: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
    13. 13. Step 8: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit <ul><li>First job: Import WDS stuff into MDT. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Deployment Share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Import Operating System | Custom Image File </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy setup files from DVD media (important!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload Drivers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a Standard Client Task Sequence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable Multicast for Deployment Share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update Deployment Share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disable WDS boot images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add MDT boot images </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. LAB: READYING MDT “READY, GO”
    15. 15. Step 8: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit <ul><li>Second job: Deploy an Image! </li></ul>
    16. 16. Step 8: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit <ul><li>Second job: Deploy an Image! </li></ul>IN CASE YOU’RE ASKING : MDT uses Windows Deployment Services to actually deploy its images. That’s why we started there first!
    17. 17. LAB: DEPLOYING AN IMAGE, OR, AT LEAST PRETENDING.
    18. 18. Step 9: Silent Installs & Repackaging <ul><li>Repackaging is an ART ! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coming up is my session on repackaging. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There, you learn art . Here you learn science ! </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Layering, Redux <ul><li>A Case for the Layered Approach to Deploying Windows Desktops http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee835710.aspx </li></ul>
    20. 20. Step 10: Layering Apps atop Windows <ul><li>THIN is IN ! </li></ul>
    21. 21. Step 10: Layering Apps atop Windows <ul><li>THIN is IN ! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Once packaged and added to MDT, applications can be selected during the installation. </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. LAB: ADDING AN APP TO MDT … that I have conveniently packaged for you…
    23. 23. Step 10: Layering Apps atop Windows <ul><li>THIN is IN ! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternatively, app installs can be added to a Task Sequence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding there eliminates the questions during install. </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. LAB: ADDING AN APP TO A TASK SEQUENCE … that I have conveniently packaged for you…
    25. 25. Step 11: Preserving Personality <ul><li>Remember, we’re layering here! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alright! Dead horse, beaten . </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Step 11: Preserving Personality <ul><li>MDT’s User State Migration Toolkit handles capturing and replacing user data. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Built directly into MDT. Updatable. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is easiest available when a deployment is started within the old operating system. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch this to begin: {server}deploymentshare$scriptsLiteTouch.vbs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enables seamless XP-to-W7 upgrades, OS refreshes, and hardware swaps! </li></ul>
    27. 27. LAB: PRESERVING USER DATA DURING W7 UPGRADE
    28. 28. Step 11: Preserving Personality <ul><li>One can customize what USMT gathers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing so is outside the scope of this session. </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. Step 11: Preserving Personality <ul><li>One can customize what USMT gathers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing so is outside the scope of this session. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Four Files: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MigApp.xml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MigUser.xml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MigDocs.xml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom.xml </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More info at: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560778(WS.10).aspx </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560762(WS.10).aspx </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560801(WS.10).aspx </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… and in my upcoming session… </li></ul></ul></ul>Application Settings User Folders, Files, File Types System-wide Files Your Custom Settings
    30. 30. Windows 7 Deployment Deep Dive Using Task Sequences to Completely Automate W7 Deployment Greg Shields, MVP, vExpert Concentrated Technology www.ConcentratedTech.com

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