OSD Video Tutorial: Part 13 – to be Known or to be Unknown – that is the question

This session is part thirteen of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. Steven discusses the concept of Known and Unknown computer imaging and provides demonstrations and detailed discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. The video linked below was prepared by Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 12 – OSD and the ADK

This session is part twelve of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. We are taking a pause in our more traditional OSD discussion and looping back to the Windows Automated Deployment Kit (ADK).  Topics center around how the ADK is leveraged by OSD with demonstrations of image installation and modification…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 11 – MDT Integration

This session is part eleven of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. In it, Steven gives an overview of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit comparing it’s use standalone and integrated with Configuration Manager. Demonstrations include the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit UDI wizard, a discussion of the elements added when the Microsoft Deployment…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 10 – USMT and OSD

This session is part ten of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. In it, Steven details the integration of User State Migration with Configuration Manager. The discussion includes the components of Configuration Manager 2012 focused on User State Migration and four task sequences configured to show four different imaging scenarios…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 6 – Task Sequence variables a deeper dive

We are starting the intermediate section of the OSD Tutorial video series titled A Deeper Dive.  And we kick things off with video number six that I skipped over in the Introductory Sessions. This session is part six of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. In it, Steven takes a…


OSD Video Tutorial: Part 9 – Standalone USMT

This session is part nine of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. This session discusses the User State Migration Tool that is used to migrate User State Data during imaging. The specific focus is on the tool itself, what it does, how it is used and scenarios for us. The goal of this…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 8 – Understanding PXE

This session is part eight of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager.  This session dives into the details of how Windows Deployment Services is used in conjunction with the Distribution Point/PXE role in ConfigMgr. The session also discusses the PXE boot process and the implications of various deployment settings when…


OSD Video Tutorial: Part 7 – Driver Management

This session is part seven of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager.  This session focuses on driver management during image deployment.  Discussion includes the process to import drivers, the various options available to install drivers in a task sequence and discussion of pros and cons related to making certain driver…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 5 – The Logical Task Sequence

This session is part five of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager.  This session covers the flow of the task sequence, the use of ‘continue on error’, conditions and variables in controlling the progress of the task sequence.  The session ends by walking through an error handling section that can…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 4 – Image Deployment

This session is part four of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager.  This session details the components of OS deployment, the process of creating a deployment and demonstrates the various image deployment mechanisms. The video linked below was prepared by Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer focused on manageability…