Course Description

With both Windows 10 and Windows 11 being used throughout organizations, we are proud to announce this training focusing on deploying both Windows 10 and Windows 11 using ConfigMgr and MDT. In addition, you learn about the new setup and deployment features, changes in the Windows ADK 11, and more.

In this training, you learn to build and customize rock-solid deployment solutions using ConfigMgr and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. You get a thorough walk-through of ConfigMgr and MDT as well as a deep technical drill down to changes in the Windows 10 Setup platform.

Multiple Tracks
This Masterclass offers two tracks that you can follow. Either the main ConfigMgr OSD track or the optional MDT Lite Touch track.

Hands-on Labs
Over 60 percent of the time you spend in class is dedicated to hands-on labs and exercises, based on self-perceived real-life scenarios and methods verified to work in production environments. And the best part, you get access to all the sample files and scripts, including a solution that will build up the complete lab environment once returned home from the training.

Masterclass Schedule

Date and Time for Live Webinars

Date and start time for the next Masterclasses:

  • September 6-9, 2022, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Masterclass Outline

Planning for Windows 10 and Windows 11 Deployment

  • Planning for the ConfigMgr Infrastructure
  • Reducing the Windows 10 and Windows 11 Network Impact
  • OU Structure and Group Policy Strategy
  • Assessment and Readiness via Update Compliance and Endpoint Analytics
  • Deployment Scenarios (Bare Metal, Refresh, Replace and In-Place Upgrades)
  • Deployment Methods (PXE, Boot Media, Standalone Media)
  • Automation level (Wizard Driven, Fully Automated, Dynamic and Hybrid

Cloud Imaging using MDT and ConfigMgr

  • OS Deployment over HTTPS via MDT/PSD and ConfigMgr
  • Extend MDT with PSD for HTTPS and P2P support
  • Setup ConfigMgr CMG for Cloud Imaging
  • PXE boot over Internet
  • Configuring Vendor BIOS/EUFI for Cloud Imaging

Getting Started with Windows Autopilot

  • Bringing computers under management
  • Hybrid deployment scenarios
  • OEM vendor support
  • Automating via Microsoft Graph
  • Integrate Autopilot with Cloud Imaging

Creating Reference Images

  • Offline Servicing vs. Build and Capture
  • Setup MDT for a Build and Capture Scenario
  • Add operating system files and applications
  • Create MDT Task Sequences
  • Automating the process using an Image Factory

Offline Servicing of Images

  • Using ConfigMgr Servicing
  • Using OSD Builder
  • Using WIM Witch

Working with Hardware and Device Drivers

  • General Driver Challenges
  • Hardware Support, UEFI configurations
  • Converting MBR to GPT
  • Understanding Windows Drivers
  • Modern Driver management
  • Automating BIOS Updates and Configuration
  • Drivers Tips & Tricks

MDT OS Deployment

  • Prepare for Production Deployment
  • Add Production Applications
  • Add Drivers
  • Create the Production Task Sequence and configure Rules
  • Replicating the Content
  • Additional configurations for a distributed environment

ConfigMgr OS Deployment

  • Setup ConfigMgr for Software distribution
  • Integrate with MDT (Zero Touch)
  • Create boot images
  • Add operating system images
  • Add ConfigMgr Applications
  • Create Task Sequences
  • Configure the rules, distribute content, and deploy task sequences
  • Deploy Window clients using PXE

Troubleshooting OS Deployment

  • Error codes and log files
  • Debugging MDT Lite Touch
  • PXE in a Lab environment
  • Advanced Task Sequence Troubleshooting

Windows 10 and Windows 11 servicing in the real world

  • Upgrading Windows 10 clients to Windows 11
  • Servicing existing Windows 10 and Windows installations
  • Creating the Windows 10 and Windows 11 upgrade task sequences
  • Running the upgrade process
  • Adding pre-flight actions to for Windows
  • 10 and Windows 11 upgrade/servicing
  • Monitor and verify the In-place upgrade process

USMT versions and scenarios

  • User Data and Settings
  • System Requirements
  • Multi-User Migration Integration with ConfigMgr
  • Support for additional settings
  • Basic Custom XML-File
  • Troubleshooting

Refresh and Replace Computers

  • Refresh Windows clients using MDT and ConfigMgr Task Sequences
  • Customize USMT Settings
  • Configure the State Migration Point
  • Create and run a Replace Task Sequence
  • Verify user state migration

Optimizing ConfigMgr Networking

  • WDS-based PXE vs. WDS-less PXE
  • Setup Peer Cache in ConfigMgr
  • Setup BranchCache in ConfigMgr
  • Setup Microsoft Connected Cache
  • Configuring Delivery Optimization (DO) for Windows 10 and Windows 11 Clients
  • Using LEDBAT on ConfigMgr Distribution Points
  • Throttling Client traffic via BITS

Advanced Customizations

  • Create a test environment
  • Using the MDT Deployment database
  • Assigning Applications using Roles
  • Use a stored procedure
  • Use a UserExit script
  • Using webservices

Understanding the Windows Setup Engine

  • Image Based Setup
  • Windows Configuration passes
  • Understanding WSIM
  • Component based servicing
  • Windows Device Drivers


Johan Arwidmark

Johan Arwidmark is a consultant, author, speaker and all-around geek specializing in Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions and Systems Management. Johan speaks at several conferences each year, including MMS and Ignite around the world. He is also actively involved in the community, and he has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2005. Johan is known for an energetic and humorous style, tackling complex concepts using simple "Real World" scenarios and lots of live demos. His areas of expertise include: Enterprise Windows Deployment Tools and Management Systems, MDT, WinPE, USMT, WDS, and ConfigMgr.

Johan Arwidmark

Technical Fellow