Create an Image

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Create a Microsoft Image
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S R . DE PLOYMENT A R CHI T E CT
R HO NDA @ DE PLOY MENT DR. CO M
DMVMUG User Conference 2014 – Reston, VA
Rhonda Layfield
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30 + years in IT
7x Setup & Deployment MVP
International Presenter
Trainer
Consultant
@DeploymentDr.com
www.DeploymentDr.com
Overview
• Tool to use
• Features of MDT
• What you should put in an image
• Reference vs Master Image
• Customizing your image
• Automating your image
Tool to Use
• Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
• Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK)
• Or
• Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK)
• And
• Which version?
Depends on What OS You Are Deploying
• Deploying Windows 7
• MDT 2012 Update 1 + WAIK for Windows 7
• Deploying Windows 8.0
• MDT 2013 + WADK for Windows 8 version 1
• Deploying Windows 8.1
• MDT 2013 +WADK for Windows 8 version 2
Major Differences
• Version of PowerShell Supported
• User State Migration Tool (USMT)
• WinPE
• UEFI Support
Features of MDT
1
W8.1 DVD
Add an OS
MDT 2013
Deployment
Server
3
Deploy OS
2
Boot Target
OR
Deploy From UFD
Bare Metal
Pro
Con
No network connectivity needed
No version control
Linked Deployment
Share
Washington DC
OS
Application
Drivers
Task Sequences
MDT DS
Good WAN
Links
New York
Dallas
MDT Database Feature
I’m 00-FF-B0-2B-48-09
Server1
DHCP
MDT WinPE
MDT
Deployment Server
Server3
I’m 53-FF-C0-27-59-38
2K8R2
DNS DC
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What Should Be In The Image
• That depends
• How often do you want to update it?
• Fully patched
• Upgraded versions of software
• Typically images are regenerated 3 -4 times a year
Reference Image vs Master Image
• Reference Image
• This builds the Master image
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Add OS, Applications and Drivers
Create a Task Sequence
Deploy and Capture Image
Use a VM
• Master Image
• Deployed to target machines
1
W8.1 DVD
Add an OS
MDT 2013
Deployment
Server
2
SYSPREP
Deploy OS
3
Store Image
Create A Reference
Create Reference Image
Customize The Image
• Windows System Image Manager (WSIM)
• You can do anything in here
• No REALLY
• Even add scripting
Automate The Image
• 2 files that drive your deployments:
• Bootstrap.ini
• UNC path clients connect to deploy an image
• CustomSettings.ini
• Customize and Automate
• Your Best Friend
• MDT Help File
Customize and Automate
Why Use SCCM?
• You built the image in MDT
• SCCM
• A lot more overhead
What We Covered
• MDT is the tool to use
• Features of MDT
• What should be put in an image
• Difference between a Reference vs Master Image
• How to customize your image
• How to automate your image

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