Course Description

This FREE 90-minute LIVE Online Training will teach you about Windows deployment tools and the Windows setup engine. This session is presented by Michael Niehaus and Johan Arwidmark, two of the world's foremost experts in Windows deployment. You will learn about Windows 10 and Windows 11 deployment, Windows ADK features, command-line tools, scripting, customization options, driver handling, log files, and more.  It goes deep into the configuration passes, offline servicing, and Windows Configuration Designer. You can expect lots of tips, tricks, and live demos in this session.

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

  • Master Windows deployment
  • Understand how Windows setup works
  • Effectively troubleshoot Windows deployment
  • Ask Michael and Johan questions directly in a live training environment

If you can't make the live event, the webinar is recorded and will be available within 24 hours from the broadcast.

Course Schedule

Date and Time for Live Webinars

Date and start time for the next live 90-minute webinar:

  • New Dates - TBA

Previous events:

  • Recording available from the live webinar on February 2, 2023

Course Outline

Module 1: Windows Setup Internals

  • Windows Deployment Tools Overview
  • Offline Servicing
  • Windows Setup Engine, Setup Passes, and Troubleshooting
  • Windows ADK Features
  • Command-line Tools Used with Imaging
  • Developing Scripts
  • Customizing Windows 10 and Windows 11
  • Driver Handling


Michael Niehaus is a Principal R&D Engineer at Tanium, working on device management and OS deployment technologies. Previously, Michael spent 16 years at Microsoft working on MDT, Windows as a Service, Windows Autopilot, and related management and deployment technologies. Prior to that, he spent 14 years working as an IT pro.

Michael Niehaus

Principal R&D Engineer

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 his 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: Intune, MDT, WinPE, WDS, and ConfigMgr (SCCM).

Johan Arwidmark

Technical Fellow