Course Description

Don't miss the chance to learn from two of the world's foremost experts on Windows 10 and Windows 11 Deployment: Johan Arwidmark and Mikael Nystrom. In this LIVE Online Training with ViaMonstra Academy, you will learn how to implement a Windows 10 and Windows 11 deployment and servicing platform based on Windows Server, WDS, and MDT Lite Touch. This six-week live training covers on-premises deployment as well as cloud imaging via the PowerShell Deployment (PSD) extension. You will also learn about customizing the MDT environment, how to use Windows Autopilot for bringing machines under management via Microsoft Intune, and how to integrate MDT with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Windows Update for Business (WUfB).

Note: If you have an All Access Pass subscription already, this course has been added to your account.

This program runs for six weeks and includes: 

  • Weekly live webinars (with recordings and Q & A)
  • Weekly assignments to guide your progress
  • 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 and Mikael Nystrom questions directly in a live training environment

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

  • Set up a lab and test environment for OSD with MDT Lite Touch
  • Understand MDT infrastructure and customizations
  • Effectively facilitate upgrades and servicing
  • Implement cloud imaging using MDT and PSD
  • Configure Windows Autopilot and integrate with MDT

Course Schedule

Dates and start time for the live two-hour webinars:

  • Module 1: Tuesday, Oct 25, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Module 2: Tuesday, Nov 1, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Module 3: Tuesday, Nov 8, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Module 4: Tuesday, Nov 29, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Module 5: Tuesday, Dec 6, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Module 6: Tuesday, Dec 13, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Course Outline

Module 1: Windows 10 and Windows 11 Deployment - Technical Drilldown

  • Setting Up a Lab and Test Environment
  • Deployment Tools and Platforms: Windows ADK, MDT, WDS, and PSD
  • Windows 10 and Windows 11 Deployment Challenges
  • Understanding Windows as a Service 
  • Reducing the Windows 10 and Windows 11 Network Impact
  • Supported Deployment Scenarios, including Cloud Imaging and Windows Autopilot
  • Imaging strategies: Master Images vs. Thin Images
  • Using Community Solutions Like Image Factory, OSD Builder, and WIM Witch

Module 2: Windows 10 and Windows 11 Deployment via MDT and WDS

  • Preparing for Production Deployment
  • Setting Up the MDT Infrastructure 
  • Adding Operating System Images
  • Adding Applications and PowerShell Scripts
  • Adding Drivers for WinPE and Windows
  • Adding Support for BIOS Updates and Configuration
  • Adding Support for BitLocker
  • Creating Production Task Sequences
  • Configuring the Deployment Share, WinPE, and CustomSettings.ini
  • Configuring WDS (PXE)

Module 3: Windows 10 and Windows 11 Servicing – Task Sequences and WUfB

  • Servicing Existing Windows 10 and Windows 11 Installations
  • Comparing Servicing Techniques and Platforms
  • Creating the Windows 10 and Windows 11 Upgrade Task Sequences
  • Running the In-place Upgrade Process
  • Adding Preflight Actions for Windows 10 Upgrades and Servicing
  • Monitoring and Verifying the In-place Upgrade Process
  • Setting Up Microsoft Intune for Servicing Windows 10 and Windows 11
  • Adding Support for Computer Refresh and Computer Replace Scenarios

Module 4: Cloud Imaging Using MDT and PSD

  • OS Deployment over HTTPS via MDT and PSD
  • Setting Up Deployment Servers in Azure or AWS
  • Implementing iPXE for Boot over the Internet (Third Party)
  • Configuring Vendor BIOS/EUFI for Cloud Imaging
  • Extending MDT with PSD for HTTPS and P2P Support
  • Running Task Sequences via Microsoft Intune

Module 5: Implementing Windows Autopilot

  • Configuring Windows Autopilot Prerequisites
  • Bringing Windows 10 and Windows 11 Devices Under Management
  • Windows Autopilot Deployment Scenarios
  • OEM Vendor Support
  • Understanding Autopilot Deployment Profiles 
  • Configuring Enrollment Status Pages
  • Autopilot Housekeeping and Other Operations Tasks
  • Automating via Microsoft Graph
  • Integrating Intune and Autopilot with OS Deployment
  • Rapid Hyper-V Provisioning for Autopilot Testing
  • Troubleshooting Windows Autopilot

Module 6: Troubleshooting MDT Lite Touch

  • Debugging MDT Lite Touch
  • Understanding Windows 10 Setup Passes
  • Using tools in Windows ADK for Windows 11
  • Adding Custom Tools to WinPE
  • Enabling DaRT and VNC
  • Enabling MDT Monitoring
  • Client-side and Server-side Logging
  • Log Files and Log File Locations
  • Understanding MDT Flows and Processes
  • Troubleshooting Drivers and Applications


Instructor Bio:

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


Instructor Bio:

Mikael is a Principal Technical Architect at TrueSec, with an extremely broad field of competence. He works in-depth with System Center suite, virtualization, cloud platforms, and operating system deployment. Mikael is a very popular instructor, is frequently used by Microsoft for partner training, and speaks at major conferences such as TechEd, Microsoft Ignite, MMS, and TechDays. He also spends a lot of time in communities, like and Mikael has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2005.

Mikael Nystrom

Principal Technical Architect