OEM Preinstallation

Code: 74-697

Exam 74-697 - OEM Preinstallation

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Prepare deployments

  • Prepare the environment
    • Set up NTFS permissions; set up share permissions; set up the deployment environment server roles; prepare accounts and network shares; deploy Windows with Windows Deployment Services
  • Identify a business strategy for deploying operating system images
    • Identify a build-to-order or build-to-plan approach; select a deployment method; implement end-user upgrade paths and downgrade rights
  • Determine hardware configurations
    • Determine Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) requirements; configure network and storage drivers; configure a boot device
  • Build a Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE or WinPE)
    • Troubleshoot a problematic installation in WinPE; customize a WinPE installation; create a 32-bit or 64-bit WinPE environment; manage Windows PE packages

Preparation resources

  • Microsoft deployment toolkit
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit
  • Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8

Create, capture, and deploy images

  • Create a reference installation
    • Set up and capture a reference PC; preinstall Microsoft and third-party desktop applications; set up a Push Button Restore; evaluate deployment logs; prepare and test Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE)
  • Determine redistribution licensing requirements
    • Determine redistribution rights and technical requirements; select licensed recovery types; determine OEM preinstallation requirements
  • Apply a reference installation
    • Perform drive partitioning, deploy reference and recovery images; set up push button recovery with ReagentC and BCD commands
  • Configure the answer file
    • Design an answer file; create a default user profile; preserve preinstalled OEM drivers

Preparation resources

  • DISM overview (Deployment Image Servicing and Management)
  • Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM) technical reference
  • Windows deployment options

Manage deployments

  • Manage images
    • Upgrade a Windows edition; perform online or offline servicing; activate grace period timer; manage nested images within Windows Imaging File Format (WIMS); add and remove packages, add and remove drivers; set the multilingual deployment of an operating system; manage application updates
  • Manage Windows PE boot configurations
    • Maintain and update boot critical device drivers; update network scripts; update Windows PE; manage WDS boot images, export boot WIMS
  • Validate an image
    • Validate an image in audit mode; validate push button reset; sysprep an image to OOBE; identify cause of driver failure; finalize installation; validate licensing requirements and components

Preparation resources

  • Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) overview
  • Settings for automating OOBE
  • Push-Button Reset overview

Guaranteed to Run

2018-03-19 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Attend Online
2018-03-19 09:00 to 2018-03-24 17:00
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2018-03-19 09:00 to 2018-03-24 17:00
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2018-03-14 09:00 to 2018-03-16 17:00
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-03-07 09:00 to 2018-03-09 17:00
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-03-07 09:00 to 2018-03-09 17:00
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