Take a deep dive into the world of Windows desktop deployment using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit About This Book Learn Microsoft Deployment Toolkit best practices and how to adopt them into your deployment project Troubleshoot task sequence errors and quickly resolve deployment blockers An easy-to-follow, in-depth guide to image creation, customization, and deployment of Windows Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for those deploying or planning to deploy Windows, in need of a top-to-bottom guide on project deployment. It is also an invaluable resource for consultants who need a top-to-bottom guide (or just a refresher) on project deployment. What You Will Learn Build a production-ready MDT environment Administer the environment for multiple users Customize your reference image with an MDT Task Sequence Create standalone media for offline deployments Customize the default user profile according to the version of Windows Get to grips with some troubleshooting steps and processes to reduce the time for recovery of a failed image Customize and create Windows images for deployment Discover useful tips and tricks to help save time in your deployment projects In Detail The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) provides a comprehensive collection of tools, processes, and guidance for automating desktop and server deployments. It considerably reduces deployment time and standardizes desktop and server images. Moreover, MDT offers improved security and ongoing configuration management. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is the official supported method of creating and customizing Windows images for deployment. Starting from scratch, this book walks you through the MDT setup, task sequence creation, and image deployment steps in detail. Breaking down the various MDT concepts, this book will give you a thorough understanding of the deployment process. Beginning with imaging concepts and theory, you will go on to build a Microsoft Deployment Toolkit environment. You will understand the intricacies of customizing the default user profile in different versions of Windows. Driver handling can be a challenge for larger organizations; we'll cover various driver concepts including mandatory driver profiles. ]Other important topics like the User State Migration Tool (USMT), configuration of XML files, and how to troubleshoot the USMT are also discussed in the book. We will cover the verifier and Windows Performance Toolkit for image validation scenarios. Furthermore, you will learn about MDT web frontend implementation as well as how to utilize the database capabilities of MDT for deeper deployment options. We'll wrap it all up with some links to resources for more information, blogs to watch, and useful Twitter handles. Style and approach This is a comprehensive guide written using a step-by-step approach. It begins with the basics and gradually moves on to the advanced topics MDT.
The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) provides a comprehensive collection of tools, processes, and guidance for automating desktop and server deployments. It considerably reduces deployment time and standardizes desktop and server images. Moreover, MDT offers improved security and ongoing configuration management. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is the official supported method of creating and customizing Windows images for deployment.Starting from scratch, this book walks you through the MDT setup, task sequence creation, and image deployment steps in detail. Breaking down the various MDT concepts, this book will give you a thorough understanding of the deployment process.Beginning with imaging concepts and theory, you will go on to build a Microsoft Deployment Toolkit environment. You will understand the intricacies of customizing the default user profile in different versions of Windows. Driver handling can be a challenge for larger organizations; we'll cover various driver concepts including mandatory driver profiles. ]Other important topics like the User State Migration Tool (USMT), configuration of XML files, and how to troubleshoot the USMT are also discussed in the book.We will cover the verifier and Windows Performance Toolkit for image validation scenarios. Furthermore, you will learn about MDT web frontend implementation as well as how to utilize the database capabilities of MDT for deeper deployment options. We'll wrap it all up with some links to resources for more information, blogs to watch, and useful Twitter handles.
Deploying Windows 10 Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Author: Johan Arwidmark,Mikael Nyström
If your job is deploying Windows 10, this book is for you. In this book, you will find practical guidance based on our many years of real-world experience deploying Windows around the world. Deployment Fundamentals, Volume 6, provides you with detailed step-by-step instructions, as well as decision-making guidance and explanations that provide answers on the Whys and Hows around Windows 10 OS deployment using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 2. The book also include many real-word notes and troubleshooting tips and tricks. To get you going as quickly possible, the book sample scripts contains a fully automated build of the entire environment, the hydration kit. That includes a fully configured Active Directory environment, including DNS, DHCP, WSUS, PXE, DFS-R Replication, SQL Express, and more. With this book, you will learn how to: Install and configure MDT 2013 Update 2 for production deployments - Build the supporting infrastructure - Use the script repository included with this book in your own environment - Create production-ready reference images for Windows 10 - Build a real-world deployment solution for Windows 10 - Add and deploy applications - Perform real-world driver management - Apply advanced configurations for CustomSettings.ini and deployment automation - Extend MDT using application wrappers, userexit scripts, and PowerShell - Prestage deployment settings using the MDT databases - Perform advanced configuration using web services - Deploy Office 2016, including the Click-to-Run Office 365 version
Get up to date quickly with clear, expert coverage of SCCM 2016 Mastering System Center Configuration Manager provides comprehensive coverage of Microsoft's powerful network software deployment tool, with a practical hands-on approach. Written by Santos Martinez, Peter Daalmans, and Brett Bennett, this guide walks you through SCCM 2016 with in-depth explanations anchored in real-world applications to get you up to speed quickly. Whether you're planning a new installation or migrating from a previous version of Configuration Manager, this book provides clear instruction and expert insight to get the job done right. Fully aligned with the latest release, the discussion covers the newest tools and features with examples that illustrate utility in a variety of contexts. System Center Configuration Manager (formerly SMS) is one of Microsoft's flagship products; the 2016 release has been updated with better Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 compatibility, improved tools for managing non-Microsoft mobile devices in the cloud, and more. This book provides start-to-finish coverage and expert guidance on everything you need to get your system up to date. Deploy software and operating systems Automate processes and customize configurations Monitor performance and troubleshoot issues Manage security in the cloud and on Virtual Machines SCCM 2016 improves your ability to handle the bring-your-own-device influx in managing mobile, streamlining the latest hiccup right into the everyday workflow. Mastering System Center Configuration Manager provides the practical coverage you need to get up and running seamlessly.
Advanced OSD Customizations for MDT 2013 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2
Author: Johan Arwidmark,Maik Koster
This is the ultimate source for the working IT Pro who wants to develop and customize deployment solutions based on MDT 2013 and/or ConfigMgr 2012 R2. This is a HOW TO GET IT DONE book, solely focused on customizing deployment solutions with roots in the real world. In addition to well-proven step-by-step guides, you also get access to sample scripts and source code, allowing you to quickly test the solutions in your own environment. As far as the title goes, we don't mean you should steal things, literally. In this book, stealing is a metaphor for not reinventing the wheel. We don't want you to waste time developing solutions that are already available for free. Discover how to Setup MDT 2013 Lite Touch for OSD - Setup ConfigMgr 2012 R2 for OSD - Work with drivers in MDT 2013 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 - Customize MDT 2013 Lite Touch and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 OSD - Select the right development tools for OSD customizations - Use version control for your scripts and source code - Advanced customization of the MDT 2013 Lite Touch wizard - Master the rules (CustomSettings.ini) - Create UserExit scripts - Configure user-driven installation (UDI) - Create and extend the MDT database - Use a custom frontend for the MDT database - Create and debug custom scripts and frontends - Create web services in both VB.NET and C# - Extend the MDT Monitoring feature - Setup and configure Orchestrator 2012 R2 - Integrate MDT 2013 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with Orchestrator 2012 R2
A detailed handbook for experienced developers explains how to get the most out of Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET, offering helpful guidelines on how to use its integrated develpment environment, start-up templates, and other features and tools to create a variety of applications, including Web services. Original. (Advanced)
Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-695--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of deploying enterprise apps and devices. Designed for experienced IT pros ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Implement the operating system deployment infrastructure Implement a Lite-Touch deployment Implement a Zero-Touch deployment Create and maintain desktop images Prepare and deploy the application environment This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you Assumes you have experience with Windows client operating systems, Windows Server, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, and enterprise client management--plus familiarity with connecting to Microsoft SQL Server, using Windows PowerShell, and configuring applications.
Upgrading, Deploying, Managing, and Securing Windows 7
Author: Jorge Orchilles
Microsoft Windows 7 Administrators Reference covers various aspects of Windows 7 systems, including its general information as well as installation and upgrades. This reference explains how to deploy, use, and manage the operating system. The book is divided into 10 chapters. Chapter 1 introduces the Windows 7 and the rationale of releasing this operating system. The next chapter discusses how an administrator can install and upgrade the old operating system from Windows Vista to Windows 7. The deployment of Windows 7 in an organization or other environment is then explained. It also provides the information needed to deploy Windows 7 easily and quickly for both the administrator and end users. Furthermore, the book provides the features of Windows 7 and the ways to manage it properly. The remaining chapters discuss how to secure Windows 7, as well as how to troubleshoot it. This book will serve as a reference and guide for those who want to utilize Windows 7. Covers Powershell V2, Bitlocker, and mobility issues Includes comprehensive details for configuration, deployment, and troubleshooting Consists of content written for system administrators by system administrators
This book is written in a friendly and practical style with numerous tutorials centred on common as well as atypical Hyper-V cluster designs. This book also features a sample cluster design throughout to help you learn how to design a Hyper-V in a real-world scenario.Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Design is perfect for the systems administrator who has a good understanding of Windows Server in an Active Directory domain and is ready to expand into a highly available virtualized environment. It only expects that you will be familiar with basic hypervisor terminology.
Migrating to Windows 7 using MDT 2010 Lite Touch and WDS
Author: Johan Arwidmark,Mikael Nyström
If you want to know how to deploy Windows 7, and content based on reality is more important than fancy poetry, we guess you found the right book. This book covers end to end deployment, inventory, applications (even ugly ones), real drivers, real hardware, real problems, real network environments and of course, real solutions. We will take you on a journey that covers MAP, ACT, WAIK, MDT and WDS. We will show you how to upgrade your skills so you too can take advantage of really knowing how to deploy Windows 7. Discover how to - Plan and prepare for a Windows 7 migration - Inventory hardware and applications, mitigate application compatibility issues - Create a rock solid deployment solution based on MDT 2010 Lite Touch - Create hardware independent images, find, extract, and inject drivers - Extend MDT 2010 with SQL databases, custom scripts and advanced rules - Install applications unattended, assign applications and settings dynamically - Customize and configure USMT 4.0. - Troubleshoot MDT 2010 Lite Touch Supporting Our Legacy Even though the core focus of this book is to help you deploy Windows 7 and migrate from Windows XP, we have added extra content that will teach you how to use the same deployment solution to also deploy Windows XP
Get a head start evaluating Windows 10--with technical insights from award-winning journalist and Windows expert Ed Bott. This guide introduces new features and capabilities, providing a practical, high-level overview for IT professionals ready to begin deployment planning now. This edition was written after the release of Windows 10 version 1511 in November 2015 and includes all of its enterprise-focused features. The goal of this book is to help you sort out what’s new in Windows 10, with a special emphasis on features that are different from the Windows versions you and your organization are using today, starting with an overview of the operating system, describing the many changes to the user experience, and diving deep into deployment and management tools where it’s necessary.
If you want to begin writing full-fledged applications for the Leap Motion Controller or are trying to figure out how a Leap Motion device integrates with pre-existing technologies, this is the book for you. A working knowledge of any object-oriented programming language is essential. Basic familiarity with developing Leap Motion apps is assumed.
The compilation of best skillset to harness Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Administrators, Consultants, and Developers About This Book Take your skills to the next level with Dynamics NAV by implementing all the latest and advanced features Get a comprehensive coverage of how the NAV system can be implemented and maintained to get the most out of it Get powerful insights into how to integrate Dynamics NAV with third-party tolls and extend its functionality Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for administrators, developers, and consultants who are looking to take their knowledge of Dynamics NAV to new heights. You're expected to have a basic knowledge of Dynamics NAV workflows and C/AL, C/SIDE development. What You Will Learn Installing the NAV system in different environments Implementing the system with the correct setup Maintaining the system to get the best possible performance Tuning up the Dynamics NAV to get better outcomes The Version Control strategy for Dynamics NAV developers Integrating other software and features to remove limitations Understanding your own system better Being able to solve customers' problems with “out-of-the-box” features Reducing customization and additional development time In Detail The book begins by giving you a brief introduction to setting up your NAV environment and shows you how to install and configure it according to your requirements. You will then dive deep into the latest design patterns, network architecture, and topologies. We will show you how you can integrate NAV with the Microsoft platform, and secure your deployment by managing roles and permissions. Moving on, we will explain how to monitor and manage server instances using the Administration tool. We'll discuss how you can take advantage of the expanded extensibility and connectivity capabilities for a tighter integration with the cloud as well as handheld devices. Then, we'll show you how you can make use of the PowerBI capabilities that have been built into Dynamics NAV. By the end of the book, you will be confident in developing and administering a Dynamics NAV implementation that will leverage all of the new features. Style and approach This book takes a straightforward tutorial approach, providing you with step-by-step explanations and simple example-oriented walkthroughs. It is filled with use cases and situations that show you the different pitfalls you might encounter and how to get past them.
Explore the capabilities of Dynamics NAV 2016 and discover all you need to implement it About This Book Learn the key roles of your Dynamics NAV partner and the roles within your customer's organization Create configuration packages and perform data migration on your own Find out how to troubleshoot your problems effectively with your Dynamics NAV partner Who This Book Is For This book is for Dynamics NAV partners and end users who want to know everything about Dynamics NAV implementations. It is aimed at those who want to be project managers or get involved with Dynamics NAV, but do not have the expertise to write code themselves. What You Will Learn Study the roles within a Dynamics NAV partner and within a customer's company Create reusable data migration packages Work with the debugger to pinpoint error messages Get to grips with the key tables used in data reporting and analysis Successfully upgrade your installation to the latest version Manage and expand your existing installation with additional functionalities Explore the free third-party add-ons that can leverage your existing installation In Detail Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application used in all kinds of organizations around the world. It provides a great variety of functionality out-of-the-box in different topics such as accounting, sales, purchase processing, logistics, or manufacturing. It also allows companies to grow the application by customizing the solution to meet specific requirements. This book is a hands-on tutorial on working with a real Dynamics NAV implementation. You will learn about the team from your Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner as well as the team within the customer's company. This book provides an insight into the different tools available to migrate data from the client's legacy system into Microsoft Dynamics NAV. If you are already live with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, this books talks about upgrades and what to expect from them. We'll also show you how to implement additional or expanding functionalities within your existing Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation, perform data analysis, debug error messages, and implement free third-party add-ons to your existing installation. This book will empower you with all the skills and knowledge you need for a successful implementation. Style and approach This book is step-by-step guide to implementing Dynamics NAV from start to finish.
Get up to speed on the latest Group Policy tools, features, and best practices Group Policy, Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop, 3rd Edition helps you streamline Windows and Windows Server management using the latest Group Policy tools and techniques. This updated edition covers Windows 10 and Windows Server vNext, bringing you up to speed on all the newest settings, features, and best practices. Microsoft Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz teaches you the major categories of Group Policy, essential troubleshooting techniques, and how to manage your Windows desktops. This is your complete guide to the latest Group Policy features and functions for all modern Windows clients and servers, helping you manage more efficiently and effectively. Perform true desktop and server management with the Group Policy Preferences, ADMX files, and additional add-ons Use every feature of the GPMC and become a top-notch administrator Troubleshoot Group Policy using tools, enhanced logs, Resource Kit utilities, and third-party tools Manage printers, drive maps, restrict hardware, and configure Internet Explorer Deploy software to your desktops, set up roaming profiles, and configure Offline Files for all your Windows clients—and manage it all with Group Policy settings Secure your desktops and servers with AppLocker, Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, and the Security Configuration Manager This is your comprehensive resource to staying current, with expert tips, techniques, and insight.
Become a master at managing enterprise identity infrastructure by leveraging Active Directory About This Book Manage your Active Directory services for Windows Server 2016 effectively Automate administrative tasks in Active Directory using PowerShell Manage your organization's network with ease Who This Book Is For If you are an Active Directory administrator, system administrator, or network professional who has basic knowledge of Active Directory and are looking to gain expertise in this topic, this is the book for you. What You Will Learn Explore the new features in Active Directory Domain Service 2016 Automate AD tasks with PowerShell Get to know the advanced functionalities of the schema Learn about Flexible Single Master Operation (FSMO) roles and their placement Install and migrate Active directory from older versions to Active Directory 2016 Manage Active Directory objects using different tools and techniques Manage users, groups, and devices effectively Design your OU structure in the best way Audit and monitor Active Directory Integrate Azure with Active Directory for a hybrid setup In Detail Active Directory is a centralized and standardized system that automates networked management of user data, security, and distributed resources and enables interoperation with other directories. If you are aware of Active Directory basics and want to gain expertise in it, this book is perfect for you. We will quickly go through the architecture and fundamentals of Active Directory and then dive deep into the core components, such as forests, domains, sites, trust relationships, OU, objects, attributes, DNS, and replication. We will then move on to AD schemas, global catalogs, LDAP, RODC, RMS, certificate authorities, group policies, and security best practices, which will help you gain a better understanding of objects and components and how they can be used effectively. We will also cover AD Domain Services and Federation Services for Windows Server 2016 and all their new features. Last but not least, you will learn how to manage your identity infrastructure for a hybrid-cloud setup. All this will help you design, plan, deploy, manage operations on, and troubleshoot your enterprise identity infrastructure in a secure, effective manner. Furthermore, I will guide you through automating administrative tasks using PowerShell cmdlets. Toward the end of the book, we will cover best practices and troubleshooting techniques that can be used to improve security and performance in an identity infrastructure. Style and approach This step-by-step guide will help you master the core functionalities of Active Directory services using Microsoft Server 2016 and PowerShell, with real-world best practices at the end.
Deploy and Maintain an Integrated MDS Architecture Harness your master data and grow revenue while reducing administrative costs. Thoroughly revised to cover the latest MDS features, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services, Second Edition shows how to implement and manage a centralized, customer-focused MDS framework. See how to accurately model business processes, load and cleanse data, enforce business rules, eliminate redundancies, and publish data to external systems. Security, SOA and Web services, and legacy data integration are also covered in this practical guide. Install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services Build custom MDS models and entityspecific staging tables Load and cleanse data from disparate sources Logically group assets into collections and hierarchies Ensure integrity using versioning and business rules Configure security at functional, object, and attribute levels Extend functionality with SOA and Web services Facilitate collaboration using the MDS Excel Add-In Export data to subscribing systems through SQL views
Author: Rima Patel Sriganesh,Gerald Brose,Micah Silverman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An invaluable tutorial on the dramatic changes to Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3.0 Featuring myriad changes from its previous versions, EJB 3.0 boasts a very different programming and deployment model, with nearly every aspect of development affected. Even the most experienced EBJ and J2EE developers will need to relearn how to best use EJB to develop mission-critical applications. This author team of experts has taken their combined skills in architecture, development, consulting, and knowledge transfer to explain the various changes to EJB 3.0 as well as the rationale behind these changes. You'll learn the concepts and techniques for authoring distributed, enterprise components in Java from the ground up. Covering basic through advanced subjects, Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 is more than 50 percent new and revised. Four new chapters and one new appendix cover the latest features of this new release, and in-depth coverage of the Java Persistence API and the entities defined therein is provided. The authors' main goal is to get you programming with EJB immediately. To that end, you'll learn: * How to implement EJB 3.0 beans, with emphasis on session beans (stateful and stateless) and message-driven beans * Both basic and advanced concepts (such as inheritance, relationships, and so on) of Java Persistence API defined entities * How to develop and deploy EJB 3.0 Web services * How to secure EJB applications * How to integrate EJB applications with the outside world via the Java EE Connector technology * Tips and techniques for designing and deploying EJB for better performance * How clustering in large-scale EJB systems works * Best practices for EJB application design, development, and testing The companion Web site provides all the source code, updates to the source code examples, and a PDF version of the book. Wiley Technology Publishing Timely. Practical. Reliable. Visit the companion Web site at www.wiley.com/go/sriganesh
Andre Della Monica,Russ Rimmerman,Alessandro Cesarini,Victor Silveira
Automating deployment by using System Center Configuration Manager
Author: Andre Della Monica,Russ Rimmerman,Alessandro Cesarini,Victor Silveira
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Get a head start deploying Windows 10--with tips and best practices from experts in the field. This guide shows you how to deploy Windows 10 in an automated way without impacting end users by leveraging System Center Configuration Manager, which is the most used product to deploy Microsoft operating systems in the industry today.