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Presentation about zero-touch Windows 8.1 deployment using System Center 2012 R2: Configuration Manager product, delivered at Microsoft NetWork 4 conference in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Presentation about zero-touch Windows 8.1 deployment using System Center 2012 R2: Configuration Manager product, delivered at Microsoft NetWork 4 conference in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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  • 1. Configuration Manager: zero-touch & Windows 8.1 Tomica Kaniški tomica@kaniski.info CITUS d.o.o.
  • 2. AGENDA • Tools – MAP – Windows ADK – MDT – Configuration Manager • Steps – Planning – Installation & configuration – Deployment – Migration of Windows XP machines
  • 3. TOOLS
  • 4. MICROSOFT ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING TOOLKIT (MAP) • FREE, agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop, server and cloud migrations • provides detailed readiness assessment reports and executive proposals with extensive hardware and software information, and actionable recommendations • HINT: cannot be installed on a Domain Controller!  >>> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7826 <<<
  • 5. DEMO ♦ Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
  • 6. WINDOWS ASSESSMENT AND DEPLOYMENT KIT (WADK) • „refreshed” Windows AIK – for deployment of Windows 8(.1) • DISM replaced ImageX, PowerShell support for DISM, offline BitLocker, and the list goes on...  • Deployment Tools – Windows System Image Manager (SIM) – Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) Tool – User State Migration Tool – Volume Activation Management Tool – Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) – Application Compatibility Toolkit >>> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39982 <<<
  • 7. MICROSOFT DEPLOYMENT TOOLKIT (MDT) • free tool created to help with „easier” Windows deployments (mostly LTI scenarios) – „wrapper or GUI for WADK/WAIK” • Information Center – documentation, additional components, etc. • Deployment Share – collection of operating systems, updates, applications, drivers and task sequences • can be easily integrated with System Center 2012 R2: Configuration Manager >>> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40796 <<<
  • 8. SYSTEM CENTER 2012 R2: CONFIGURATION MANAGER (CONFIGMGR) • enterprise-class tool for unified (client) management, software deployments, assessments, etc. • part of System Center 2012 R2 suite • enabler of ZTI scenarios • relatively easy to install, but powerful • can be easily integrated with MDT
  • 9. DEMO ♦ Configuration Manager & MDT symbiosis
  • 10. STEPS
  • 11. 0. PLANNING • run MAP Toolkit (or use Configuration Manager) to assess your environment • create a test environment if possible • prepare software and hardware prerequisites • prepare upgrade/installation plan • … • REMEMBER: Our goal is to install/upgrade to Windows 8.1 „without touching” the client machines!
  • 12. 1. INSTALLATION & CONFIGURATION (1) • create the needed virtual machines – PowerShell???  • install everything necessary – Active Directory environment with DNS & DHCP • „classic setup” – Certification Authority • certificate needed for SQL Server configuration – SQL Server 2012 SP1 • Database Engine, Reporting Services • collation!!! (SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS) • firewall! • configure certificate (and private key access!)
  • 13. 1. INSTALLATION & CONFIGURATION (2) • Configuration Manager (1) – install prerequisites: • Install-WindowsFeature Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-Metabase, Web-WMI, Web- Windows-Auth, BITS, RDC, NET-Framework-Features, Web-Asp-Net, Web- Asp-Net45, NET-HTTP-Activation, NET-Non-HTTP-Activ – install (and configure) WSUS • external database • add SQL Server privileges (for CM machine account)! – install Windows ADK (for Windows 8.1) • Deployment Tools, Windows PE & USMT
  • 14. 1. INSTALLATION & CONFIGURATION (3) • Configuration Manager (2) – SQL Server • configure firewall, open WMI! • add CM computer account to local Administrators group! – Active Directory • create container SystemSystem Management • assign permissions for CM computer account • extend schema (optional) (extadsch.exe)
  • 15. DEMO ♦ Installation hints...
  • 16. 2. DEPLOYMENT • steps: 1. create boundaries • don’t forget to add site system servers to the boundaries/boundary groups! 2. enable Distribution Point for PXE (installs the Windows Deployment Services automatically) & restart 3. add install (and boot) images to ConfigMgr (and distribute) 4. create (and deploy) the task sequence for installation • don’t forget to configure the Network Access Account also! (Administration – Site Configuration – Sites – <site> – Configure Site Components – Software Distribution) 5. restart the client computer and install Windows 8.1 from the network
  • 17. DEMO ♦ Deployment of Windows 8.1 clients
  • 18. 3. MIGRATION OF WINDOWS XP CLIENTS • steps: 1. install ConfigMgr client software on the client machine 2. add install (and boot) images to ConfigMgr (and distribute content) 3. create and add USMT 5.0 package to ConfigMgr (and distribute content) • install Windows ADK 8.0 on separate computer and then copy the files, or download them from http://1drv.ms/1qOi62t 4. add State Migration Point to ConfigMgr 5. create (and deploy) two task sequences: • Capture client machine data • Install Windows 8.1 with data restore 6. run the "Capture client machine data" task sequence 7. run the "Install Windows 8.1 with data restore" task sequence
  • 19. DEMO ♦ Migration of Windows XP machines
  • 20. AGENDA • Tools – MAP – Windows ADK – MDT – Configuration Manager • Steps – Planning – Installation & configuration – Deployment – Migration of Windows XP machines
  • 21. Mobility Day 2014 konferencija • Hotel Antunović, Zagreb, 25.9.2014. • U organizaciji tvrtki Citus i Mobendo namijenjena je: – donosiocima odluka i IT profesionalcima koji se bave poslovnim i tehnološkim aspektima mobilnih rješenja. • MobilityDay 2013: • Više od 350 sudionika iz 8 zemalja • 27 predavanja • 40 predavača • 2 StartUp tima na MobilityDay StartUp Pitchu • Više od 800 osmjeha na licima sudionika uhvaćeno našim kamerama • DODATNI popust 10% na sve vrste kotizacija za sve sudionike WinDays-a. Voucher: #msevnt14
  • 22. THANK YOU! ♦ tomica@kaniski.info
  • 23. Ne zaboravite ispuniti upitnike. Čekaju vas vrijedne nagrade!