Deploying Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 - On Demand

Price: $199.00

Presented by Johan Arwidmark

Running Time: 162 Minutes

In just a single day you will learn to deploy Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and MDT 2013. Johan Arwidmark, one of the world’s foremost experts on deployment, guides you through the entire build process. You will learn about reference images, deployment of images, drivers injection, adding updates and applications and a great deal of real-world tips and tricks.

You will learn how to:

  • Set up ConfigMgr 2012 R2 for OS Deployment
  • Create reference images of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 using MDT 2013
  • Deploy images using ConfigMgr 2012 R2, including updates, drivers and application
  • Troubleshoot and be aware of common issues and workarounds


Basic understanding of Active Directory, WSUS and Configuration Manager 2012. Experience with Windows Deployment is helpful but not a requirement.


Session 1: Introduction to OS Deployment

In this session, Johan covers Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 setup challenges as well as new OSD features in ConfigMgr 2012 R2. You will learn about background technologies like WDS and ADK, and how ConfigMgr 2012 R2 are using them behind the scenes. Johan will also show you why integrating ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with MDT 2013 is great idea.


Session 2: Create the Perfect Reference Image

Creating reference images is not a requirement, but your OSD solution will greatly benefit from doing so. In this session, you will learn to use MDT 2013 to create Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 reference images for ConfigMgr 2012 R2. Johan will show you how to customize and brand the images.


Session 3: Production Deployment of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

In the final session, you will learn how to master production deployments of the images created in the second session. You will discover how to find drivers, create drivers packages, and configure the task sequence for production deployments. Johan will cover how to dynamically assign updates and applications as part of the deployment process, and last, but not least, how to troubleshoot OS Deployment in ConfigMgr 2012 R2.



Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technical Architect with Knowledge Factory. He is a consultant, author and all-around geek specializing in Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions.

In addition to his consulting role, Johan speaks at several conferences each year, including MMS and TechEd around the world. He is also actively involved in communities like and, and he has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for seven years.

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 Solutions, MDT, WinPE, USMT, WDS, and ConfigMgr.


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