Did your last OS migration go as smoothly as expected? Were your users satisfied with their individual upgrade experiences? Negative responses to these important questions are often why we are called in to help organizations and the inspiration behind this book authored by Émile Cabot and Dave Kawula MVP.
Using real-world scenarios and their collective experience on dozens of migration projects, you learn how to introduce automation into your OS deployment solution and build a self-serve migration platform for your users to upgrade Windows on their own schedules, without ever involving the help desk. You learn how to incorporate 1E solutions to augment Configuration Manager and how to tweak your task sequence for multiple build types and scenarios.
In Advanced Windows Deployments, Émile and Dave show you how to design a System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager environment for up to 50,000 users with a minimalist approach to hardware, while implementing 1E tools like ActiveEfficiency, Nomad, PXE Everywhere, and Shopping. You are then guided through the process of building the perfect Windows 8.1 image with MDT 2013, and utilizing enterprise peer transfer for OS deployments, user state migration, PXE, software deployments and updates.