Windows 7 Deployment Using Novell ZENworks Configuration Management


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Are you wondering how to move forward with the Windows 7 desktop operating system?

This session will cover field-tested best practices for a fully automated Windows 7 deployment using the key capabilities of Novell ZENworks Configuration Management (including ZENworks Configuration Management Imaging) and Microsoft ImageX. It will cover ZENworks server and zone preparation, preparing Windows images and customizing the installation process. You will also learn how to create the required images, add ZENworks Configuration Management agent packages and new hardware or software, and how to use additional tools needed to configure Windows 7.

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Windows 7 Deployment Using Novell ZENworks Configuration Management

  1. 1. Windows 7 Deployment Using Novell ® ZENworks Configuration Management ® Adam Janosek Director of Resource Management Practice CIS/ Liam Morrison Technical Sales Specialist Novell Inc./
  2. 2. Agenda ● Preparing an administration workstation ● Configure the ZENworks environment ® ● Creating Windows 7 automation files ● Understand the Windows 7 environment ● Deploy Windows 7 using ZENworks Configuration Management ● Deploy Windows 7 using ImageX 2 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Prepare an Administration Workstation
  4. 4. Prepare an Administration Workstation Install Windows Automated Installation Kit Download from Microsoft > WAIK 2.1 > Must be installed Creating a bundle for distribution 4 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Configure ZENworks Configuration Manager ® Imaging Environment
  6. 6. Configure ZENworks Configuration ® Management Imaging Environment • Configure third party imaging – Configure WinPe > Configuration-Device Management-Preboot Services-Third Party Imaging Settings > C:Program FilesWindows AIKToolsPEToolsx86winpe.wim – Configure ImageX > C:Program FilesWindows AIKToolsx86imageX.exe • Manage satellite servers – Replication of the TFTP directory – Manage image files through the content repository 6 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Creating Windows 7 Automation Files
  8. 8. Creating Windows 7 Automation Files • Using Windows System Image Manager – Configuration passes > /audit (Machine settings) > /oobe (User experience) • Operating system clg files > Mount ISO SourceInstall_<OS>.clg file – Required information for automated installation 8 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Understanding Windows 7 Operating System
  10. 10. Understanding Windows 7 Operating System • Windows 7 file system – Sysprep – Panther • Built-in utilities – Clean – God mode • Preparing and using sysprep – Sysprep commands – Windows 7 Deployment Guide 10 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. ZENworks Configuration Management ® Imaging
  12. 12. ZENworks Configuration Management ® Imaging • Configuring scripted bundles – Imaging bundle – Hardware detection – Add-on images • Managing driver files – Based on hardware detection – Driver path defined in unattend.xml • Add-on application bundles – Using add-on application bundles to push software 12 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Using WinPE and ImageX
  14. 14. Using WinPE and ImageX • Managing the WinPE boot environment – Adding drivers – Off-line servicing – Driver injection • Installing ZCM agents – %WINDIR%SetupScriptsSetupComplete.cmd • ImageX – Mounting and modifying image – Third Party Imaging Bundles – GimageX 14 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Questions and Answers
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