Windows 7 Deployment with Novell ZENworks Configuration Management and ENGL Imaging Toolkit

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Deployment of a Windows desktop is more than just delivering an image. During this session you will learn how to create a fully automated deployment process for Windows 7 using the ENGL Imaging Toolkit with Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management. Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management third-party imaging and bundle delivery based on device role/function will also be used to complete the deployment scenario. The session will include demonstrations on Windows 7 build process creation, customization, driver management and deployment.

Speaker: Steve Thompson Director of Product Management ENGL
Heath Upton Director of Engineering
ENGL

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Windows 7 Deployment with Novell ZENworks Configuration Management and ENGL Imaging Toolkit

  1. 1. Windows 7 Deployment with Novell ® ® ZENworks Configuration Management ® and ENGL Imaging Toolkit ™ Heath Upton Steve Thompson Director of Engineering Director of Product Management ENGL / heath_upton@engl.co.uk ENGL / steve_thompson@engl.co.uk
  2. 2. What is Deployment? • More than just putting an image on a machine • Delivery of defined desktop environment to all hardware types – Operating System – Drivers – Configuration – Applications • A process that should be completely automated • A process that should cater for all deployment scenarios • A repeatable process so all machines really are the same 2 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. ENGL Imaging Toolkit 6 • Requirements – ZENworks versions ® > ZENworks 10 Configuration Management SP1 or later > ZENworks 7 Desktop Management SP1 or later – Deployment > Windows 7, Vista, XP > Windows Server 2008/R2, 2008, 2003 > 32 and 64-bit support * Windows Starter, Home Edition and Home Premium editions are not supported 3 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Deploying Windows • Create deployment components > Windows base image > Drivers image(s) > Hotfixes image > ZENworks Agent/Novell Client image ® ® > Build process image • ZENworks integration > Imaging integration > ZCM bundles for deployment process 4 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Build Console
  6. 6. Build Console Media Project Settings Build Console Deployment Wizard Base Image Build Process Novell Components ® Driver Creation Process Add-on Image Add-on Image Add-on Image(s) Universal Base Image 6 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Build Console Demonstration
  8. 8. Windows 7 Base Image Created in 3 simple steps… Insert USB key containing Windows 7 unattended installation files (created by Build Console) Boot from Windows 7 media When prompted create Novell ZENworks base image ® ® 8 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. What's in the Base Image? • Included – Operating System – Service Pack and optionally Hotfixes – Mass Storage Drivers – ENGL integration hook • Excluded – OEM drivers – ZENworks Agent / Novell Client ® ® – Applications 9 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Hotfixes
  11. 11. Hotfix Image Creation Windows Base Line (Universal Image) Zupdate Windows Update - or - WSUS Hotfixes Add-on Image 11 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Hotfixes Demonstration
  13. 13. Driver Management
  14. 14. Driver Management • Challenges – Finding and downloading the latest drivers – Automating installation • ENGL Driver Download Service – Over 10000 Windows 7 drivers – Drivers matched on device IDs > Import hardware scan (Zdrivers) > Download Driver Pack for each OS/Platform 14 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Driver Image Creation Dell Precision T5500 HP Compaq dc7800 Manually Zdrivers Added Drivers Dell Precision T5500 Drivers Add-on Image Build Console HP Compaq dc7800 ENGL Driver Drivers Add-on Image Repository 15 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Driver Management Demonstration
  17. 17. ZENworks Integration ®
  18. 18. ZENworks Integration ® • Imaging Integration – Authentication (secure LDAP) – Project based menus – Imaging menus (LDAP identity) – Custom forms – Automation • ZCM Bundle Creation – Automates creation of Build Process application bundles 18 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. ZENworks Integration ® (cont.) TFTP Project(s) Settings Build Console Integration Wizard TFTP Integration ZCM Bundle zim.cfg Creation projects.ini 19 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. ZCM Bundle Creation • ENGL bundle folder created, contains _Installer bundle controls bundle installation order _LastAppInstalled bundle is the last bundle in the list • _Installer bundle is assigned to the “build user” Schedule = “On device refresh” “Install immediately after distribution” is enabled 20 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. ZCM Bundle Creation (cont.) Example Bundle Install Action Set 1 Acrobat Reader (Install Bundle) 2 Microsoft Office (Install Bundle) 3 Adobe Flash Player (Install Bundle) 4 Winzip (Install Bundle) 5 PDFConverter (Install Bundle) 6 _LastAppInstalled (Launch Bundle) 21 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. ZENworks Integration ® Demonstration
  23. 23. Deployment
  24. 24. Automated Build Process ZENworks Imaging Integration ® Security Imaging Menus Automation Universal Drivers Hotfixes Novell Comp. Build Process Image Image(s) Image Image Image 24 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. Automated Build Process (cont.) ZENworks Imaging Integration ® Security Imaging Menus Automation Universal Drivers Hotfixes Novell Comp. Build Process Image Image(s) Image Image Image Driver Customisation Installation Computer Application Naming Device Installation Registration 25 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. Automated Build Process (cont.) Scan for Updated drivers OnError - Detection and Custom Action Phase 0 Install Hotfixes Lockdown – Keyboard and Mouse Verify Driver installation (post mini-setup) Change Computer Name Phase 1 Install Novell Client / ZENworks Agent ® ® Registry Tweaks Time Zone / Regional Settings Windows Scripts ZENworks Device Registration + (Satellite Server Roles) ENGL Phase 2 ActiveX Join Active Directory Control Application Installation Phase 3 (Logic Rules Hook) Phase 4 Customisation and Clean-up 26 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  27. 27. 27 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. Futures
  29. 29. Futures • Imaging Toolkit 6.1 (ETA Q3'10) – ZENworks 11 Configuration Management ® – 3rd Party Imaging Integration (WinPE) > Authentication > Imaging menus – Driver Download Service > Remote scanning – Hotfixes > Integration with Build Console > Remote scanning 29 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  30. 30. More Information
  31. 31. More Information Product information and downloads www.engl.co.uk/products/imagingtoolkit Success stories www.engl.co.uk/company/success Partners www.engl.co.uk/partners 31 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
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