Course Description

We are proud to announce this LIVE Online Training focusing on both Windows 10 and Windows 11 Deployment using ConfigMgr and MDT.  It is well-known that both Windows 10 and Windows 11 are being used throughout many organizations, making the timely availability of this best-in-class training even more essential for IT Professionals. In addition to detailed training focusing on all the needed deployment task sequences and scenarios, this LIVE Online Training will teach you about the new setup and deployment features, changes in the Windows ADK 11, and more.

In this LIVE Online Training, you learn to build and customize rock-solid deployment solutions using ConfigMgr and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. You will get a thorough walk-through of ConfigMgr and MDT as well as a deep technical drill down to changes in the Windows 10 and Windows 11 Setup platforms.

Multiple Tracks
This Masterclass offers two tracks from which you may choose to follow: the main ConfigMgr OSD track or the optional MDT Lite Touch track.

Hands-on Labs
Over 60 percent of the time you spend in this live training is dedicated to hands-on labs and exercises, all of which are based on actual real-life scenarios and realistic methods tested and verified to work in real-world production environments. 

Added Bonus
The best part of this LIVE Online Training is that you get access to all the sample files and sample scripts used during training.  We will even provide you a proven solution that will build up a complete lab environment upon completing the training.

This LIVE Online Training is for YOU if you want to:

  • Master Windows 10 and Windows 11 Deployment
  • Effectively Implement Cloud Imaging using MDT and ConfigMgr
  • Establish Automation via Windows Autopilot and Microsoft Graph
  • Learn Hardware and Device Driver Solutions
  • Achieve and Troubleshoot OS Deployment

...and so much more!

This Live Online Training runs for four days and includes:

  • Daily Live Webinars (with plenty of time for Q&A)
  • A Community of Individuals with the Same Goals
  • A Private Facebook Group with Other Participants for Sharing Reflections, Progress, etc.
  • The chance to ask Johan Arwidmark Questions Directly in a Live Training Environment

Masterclass Schedule

Date and Time for Live Webinars

Date and start time for the next Masterclasses:

  • January 16-19, 2023, 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


Instructor

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 deploymentresearch.com 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