10 #1 best practices for OS Deployment with ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Here’s a quick list of the links from my TechEd Europe session this morning.  More info to follow over the next few weeks!

“KISS—start simple, and work your way toward complexity.” – Rob Marshall

“Automate process to import drivers and create driver packages.”Kent Agerlund and “Automate, Automate, Automate. Manually building images is not what anyone should be paid for. It’s a waste of money and time.” – Jason Sandys

“Add CMTrace in the path statement for WinPE, and essential files to your boot.wim.”Mike Terrill

“Access hidden task sequences on-demand.”Niall Brady

“Use MDT Lite Touch to build your reference image.”Johan Arwidmark

“Implement a Pre-Flight Checklist.”Troy Martin

“Restrict TS to reduce risk. Configure deployment for only boot media and PXE.” – John Marcum and Todd Hemsell

“Always use MDT integration with the Validate step to prevent the ultimate oops.” – Tim Mintner

“Be patient, and think before you act.” – Aaron Czechowski

“Please, test on one system first.” – Michael Niehaus

 

Honorable Mentions

 

About Greg Ramsey
Greg Ramsey is a systems engineer specializing in global systems management for Dell IT. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from the Ohio State University and is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Greg coauthored SMS 2003 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (Apress, 2006), Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2009), Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2012), and Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Administration Cookbook (Packt Publishing, 2012), and Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 Unleashed (Sams, 2012). Greg is cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group, and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group.

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