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, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is a Senior Enterprise Architect at Dell Technologies. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University and has co-authored many books over the years. Greg is an international speaker, a board member of the Northwest System Center User Group, and the Director of Communications for the Midwest Management Summit.

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