Deploying Microsoft Windows 7 Desktop

Learn how to plan and perform a successful Windows 7 deployment

Windows 7 has quickly become the OS of choice for most businesses.  In addition to our Supporting Microsoft Windows 7 Desktop course this course will teach you the art of Windows 7 deployment.  Using the very latest in technologies within Windows Server 2008, making your life more efficient and easier.

Course Code
2 Days
Delivery Style
Course Type
Private Only
Max Delegates
Available as Nutshell

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Purpose of this course

This course will allow delegates to deploy Windows 7 with Microsoft’s ‘Lite-Touch’ deployment technologies that are included in Windows Server 2008, or freely downloadable, and assess the benefits of using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to aid with deployments.

Who is this course for

Administrators and support personnel who will be deploying Windows 7, and want to use Microsoft’s deployment technologies

You will learn how to
  • Use Microsoft’s New ‘Lite-Touch’ Deployment Technologies with Microsoft’s deployment technologies, that are included in Windows Server 2008, or freely downloadable
  • Automate the installation of Windows 7 with Answer files
  • Use ImageX to capture and deploy images
  • Use the Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Work Bench to capture and deploy images
  • Edit System Images with DISM to inject device drivers and other files
  • Use Windows deployment Services to capture and deploy custom images using answer files to automate deployments
  • Gain an overview of what System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)adds to deployments
Benefits for your organisation

If your organisation is going to deploy Windows 7, it can benefit from training on the Microsoft ‘lite-touch’ deployment technologies that are included in Windows Server 2008, or freely downloadable, and save money on the cost of 3rd party deployment tools. Automating the deployment of Windows 7 is an involved and skilled task. Don't let your deployment team waste time finding out the hard way, a few days training can save days of guess work.

Benefits for you as an individual

You will gain essential knowledge and understanding of the concepts and the new technologies to deploy Windows 7. You will receive hands on skills and experience deploying systems with UK settings. This will give you confidence and save time in the workplace. 

Deployments Overview

Deployment Overview
Windows Image File Format (WIM Files)
Windows Pre-Installation Environment (Win-PE)Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK)
Answer Files
Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM)
Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
Automated Deployment Strategies
Licensing Windows

Windows System Image Manager

Using Answer Files with WSIM
Installing the System Manager
Configuration Passes
Using System Image Manager to Create Answer Files


Imaging Overview
Image X

Microsoft Deployment Tool Kit (MDT)

Introducing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Setting up the Deployment Share
Using MDT to Capture and Image
Deployment Share and Capture an Image
Deploying Images with MDT

Deployment Image Service and Management (DISM)

DISM Overview

Windows Deployment Services

Windows Deployment Services (WDS) Overview
Installing WDS
Adding Images to the Server
Configuring WDS Image Deployments
Deploying images
Further Configurations in WDS

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Automated 7 Deployments

What is System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)?
What SCCM Adds to Automated Deployments
Steps for Using SCCM to Deploy Operating Systems


Delegates should have some familiarity with installing and managing Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. Attending a Supporting Microsoft Windows 7 Desktop, and Windows Server 2008 Administration or equivalent knowledge is recommended

About the Lead Trainer

Martin is a Systems trainer specialising mostly in Microsoft products, with over 20 years’ experience in training, contracting and managing networks. He currently delivers courses on Windows Server and client operating systems, Virtualisation, Active Directory, IIS web server, Network security, System Center products and automated deployments.