Course Description

Don't miss the chance of joining a LIVE Online Academy with one of the foremost experts on Windows 10 deployment, Johan Arwidmark. In this training, you learn to build and customize rock solid deployment solutions for Windows 10 using ConfigMgr (SCCM). You get a thorough walk-through of software distribution with ConfigMgr, as well as deep technical drill downs into changes in the Windows 10 Setup platform.

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

This program is running 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, etc. 
  • The chance to ask Johan Arwidmark questions directly

Course Schedule

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

  • Module 1: Monday, Aug 16, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Module 2: Monday, Aug 23, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Module 3: Monday, Aug 30, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Labor Day (Monday, Sep 6 - No Training)
  • Module 4: Monday, Sep 13, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Module 5: Monday, Sep 20, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Module 6: Monday, Sep 27, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Course Outline

Module 1: Windows 10 Deployment – Technical Drilldown

  • Setting Up a Lab and Test Environment
  • Deployment Tools and Platforms (ADK, MDT, and ConfigMgr)
  • Windows 10 Deployment Challenges
  • Understanding Windows as a Service 
  • Reducing Windows 10 Network Impact
  • Supported Deployment Scenarios, including Windows Autopilot.
  • Assessment and Readiness via Desktop Analytics
  • Windows 10 Imaging Strategies  


Module 2: Windows 10 Servicing – Task Sequences and Service Plans

  • Servicing Existing Windows 10 Installations
  • Comparing Servicing Techniques and Platforms
  • Creating the Windows 10 Upgrade Task Sequence
  • Running the In-place Upgrade Process
  • Adding Preflight Actions for Windows 10 Upgrades/Servicing
  • Monitoring and Verifying the In-place Upgrade Process


Module 3: Implementing Windows Autopilot

  • Configuring Windows Autopilot Prerequisites
  • Bringing Windows 10 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
  • Integrate Intune and Autopilot with OS Deployment
  • Rapid Hyper-V Provisioning for Autopilot Testing
  • Troubleshooting Windows Autopilot


Module 4: Setting Up ConfigMgr OS Deployment

  • Setting up ConfigMgr for Software Distribution
  • Integrating with MDT (Zero Touch)
  • Creating Boot Images
  • Adding Operating System Images
  • Adding ConfigMgr Applications
  • Creating Task Sequences
  • Configuring the Rules, Distributing Content, and Deploying Task Sequences
  • Deploying Window Clients Using PXE


Module 5: Cloud Imaging 

  • OS Deployment over HTTPS via MDT/PSD and ConfigMgr
  • Setting Up PSD for Cloud Imaging
  • Setting Up ConfigMgr CMG for Cloud Imaging
  • PXE Boot over Internet
  • Configuring Vendor BIOS/EUFI for Cloud Imaging


Module 6: Troubleshooting ConfigMgr OSD

  • Error Codes and Log Files
  • Debugging ConfigMgr OSD via F8
  • Using the Task Sequence Debugger
  • Troubleshooting PXE 
  • Advanced Task Sequence Troubleshooting

Instructor(s)

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 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