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By Johan Arwidmark and Mikael Nyström
If your job is deploying Windows 10, this book is for you. In this book, you will find practical guidance based on our many years of real-world experience deploying Windows around the world. Deployment Fundamentals, Volume 6, provides you with detailed step-by-step instructions, as well as decision-making guidance and explanations that provide answers on the Whys and Hows around Windows 10 OS deployment using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 2. The book also includes many real-world notes and troubleshooting tips and tricks. To get you going as quickly possible, the book sample scripts contain a fully automated build of the entire environment, the hydration kit. That includes a fully configured Active Directory environment, including DNS, DHCP, WSUS, PXE, DFS-R Replication, SQL Express, and more.
By Kent Agerlund
Completely revised for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. This is the ultimate source for the working IT Professional who wants to design and implement System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager in a midsize- or small-business environment. Enterprise administrators also will find a lot of inspiration, as many of the features and scenarios discussed fit all three environments. The book is packed with real-world scenarios taken from 17 years of experience with SMS and ConfigMgr projects. By following the book from A-Z, you will end up with a ConfigMgr environment that is based on best practices and production ready.
By Niall Brady
Niall Brady has been putting out OSD guides for the community for more than ten years. In this book, you find completely rewritten and reengineered versions of his most popular guides, verified against current versions of MDT and ConfigMgr. Also included in the book is a rich repository of sample scripts, which not only help you get the various solutions implemented quickly, but also help you set up a proof-of-concept environment in which you can try the guides.
By Johan Arwidmark and Maik Koster
This is the ultimate source for the working IT Pro who wants to develop and customize deployment solutions based on MDT 2013 and/or ConfigMgr 2012 R2. This is a HOW TO GET IT DONE book, solely focused on customizing deployment solutions with roots in the real world. In addition to well-proven step-by-step guides, you also get access to sample scripts and source code, allowing you to quickly test the solutions in your own environment. As far as the title goes, we don't mean you should steal things, literally. In this book, stealing is a metaphor for not reinventing the wheel. We don't want you to waste time developing solutions that are already available for free.
By Andreas Stenhall and Tim Nilimaa-Svärd
Enterprise Client Management is packed with everything you need to efficiently manage Windows 7 or 8.1 clients in an enterprise environment. The book takes you through a complete scenario, including all the necessary preparations, for preparing the infrastructure and then deploying, patching, configuring, securing, backing up, and managing the Windows clients (and other devices). In this scenario, you use management tools available in Windows Server 2012 R2 and the System Center 2012 R2 products, combined with Microsoft Intune. Real-world tips and tricks together with a vast number of step-by-step guides make this book a one-stop shop for client management in your existing enterprise environment.
Deployment Fundamentals - Volume 5: Building a Real-World Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012 R2, MDT 2013, and PowerShell
By Mikael Nyström and Johan Arwidmark
No way! Automating the deployment of the entire infrastructure? That can't be done! These are words we have heard many times, but the answer is: Yes, you can, with the step-by-step guides, sample scripts, and other resources found in this book. In the modern datacenter, everything is about automation, repeatable processes, and well-designed and documented infrastructure. This can be accomplished with PowerShell and MDT 2013. In this book, you learn how to install and configure the core infrastructure components in Windows Server 2012 R2. You start from absolutely nothing, and using the book and its sample scripts, build a complete real-world, production-ready infrastructure.
By Steve Thompson
This book is for IT professionals who need to take their reporting to the next level. The focus of this guide is a practical approach to modify, create, and build reports within SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). Although intended for Configuration Manager 2012 Administrators, there are many concepts in this practical handbook that provide value for anyone who requires additional knowledge of SSRS. The reporting principles also apply to other versions of Configuration Manager. In addition to well-proven step-by-step guides, you also get access to sample scripts and source code, allowing you to quickly test the solutions in your own environment.