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Deployment Fundamentals™

This is the home for the Deployment Fundamentals book series as well books from master authors like Kent Agerlund and Andreas Stenhall.

On this site you find book Erratas, sample files as well as support forums for question related to the books.

Don't have the book yet?  No worries, the books can be ordered by clicking on the titles, or the book images.


   
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Mastering the Fundamentals, 3rd Edition

  • Install and configure SQL Server so it is tailor-made for ConfigMgr 2012 R2
  • Install Service Packs and Cumulative Updates
  • Install and design a ConfigMgr primary site and secondary sites
  • Set up ConfigMgr cloud integration with Windows Azure and Windows Intune
  • Install and maintain clients, including non-Microsoft platforms like UNIX/Linux and Macintosh
  • Work with applications and packages
  • Plan for and implement a patch management solution including third-party updates
  • Plan and implement System Center Endpoint Protection
  • Deploy operating systems (Windows 7 and Windows 8.1) with ConfigMgr and MDT 2013
  • Migrate from ConfigMgr 2007
  • Handle backup and recovery
  • Apply basic and advanced troubleshooting techniques

    Windows 8 in the Enterprise

  • Prepare and assess before deploying Windows 8
  • Deploy Windows 8 using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Customize the Start screen and create a reference image
  • Work with Windows Store and sideload modern-style apps
  • Take advantage of new features and technologies for user profiles and data
  • Secure your clients using new and improved security features
  • Employ virtualization techniques in Windows 8
  • Support remote access and mobility using DirectAccess, Windows To Go, and BranchCache
  • Implement and manage group policies and PowerShell
  • Troubleshoot and handle recovery
  • Add value to the Windows 8 client using MDOP
    Deployment Fundamentals - Volume 4
Deploying Windows 8 and Office 2013 Using MDT 2012 Update 1

  • Work with the Microsoft deployment tools
  • Build a complete real world deployment solution
  • Make your deployment dynamic
  • Create the perfect reference image
  • Add and deploy applications, including Office 2013
  • Work with drivers
  • Integrate with System Center Orchestrator
  • Extend the solution using scripts, databases, and web services
  • Understand the ins and outs of CustomSettings.ini
  • Customize the deployment wizard
   

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
Mastering the Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

  • Install and configure SQL Server so it is tailor-made for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1
  • Install Service Packs and Cumulative Updates
  • Install and design a ConfigMgr sites
  • Set up ConfigMgr cloud integration with Windows Azure and Windows Intune
  • Use ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune for Mobile Device Management
  • Install and maintain clients, including non-Microsoft platforms like UNIX/Linux and Macintosh
  • Work with applications and packages
  • Plan for and implement a patch management solution including third-party updates
  • Plan and implement System Center Endpoint Protection
  • Deploy operating systems (Windows 7 and Windows 8) with ConfigMgr and MDT 2012 Update 1
  • Migrate from ConfigMgr 2007
    System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Mastering the Fundamentals

  • Install and configure SQL Server so it is tailor-made for ConfigMgr 2012
  • Install and design a ConfigMgr primary site
  • Install and maintain clients
  • Work with applications and packages
  • Plan for and implement a patch management solution including third-party updates
  • Plan and implement System Center Endpoint Protection
  • Deploy operating systems with ConfigMgr and MDT 2012
  • Migrate from ConfigMgr 2007
  • Work with settings management
  • Handle backup and recovery
    Deployment Fundamentals - Volume 3
Deploying Windows 7 Using System Center Configuration Manager 2007


  • Install ConfigMgr 2007 R3 for OS deployment in multiple sites
  • Migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7
  • Create the perfect reference image
  • Integrate with MDT 2010 and why
  • Manage device drivers, install applications and software updates
  • Configure your OS deployment with BitLocker and automate BIOS configuration
  • Extend and customize ConfigMgr 2007 OS deployment
  • Create custom scripts and frontends and extend the database
  • Install and configure User-Driven Installation (UDI)
    Deployment Fundamentals - Volume 2
Deploying Physical and Virtual Servers Using MDT 2010 and SCVMM 2008 R2

  • Plan and prepare for a Windows Server deployment
  • Deploy images to server class hardware
  • Configure the Task Sequences for server specific roles and configurations
  • Install and configure SCVMM 2008 R2
  • Integrate MDT 2010 and SCVMM 2008 R2 for dynamic server deployments
  • Configure a Self-Service Portal
  • Create reference images for physical and virtual server deployments


   
Deployment Fundamentals - Volume 1
Migrating to Windows 7 using MDT 2010 Lite Touch and WDS


  • 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 and WDS (PXE)
  • Create hardware independent images, find, extract, inject and work with device 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