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Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Operating Systems Deployment with MECM

by Greg Shields

Dig deeply into MECM's task sequences for OS deployment automation in this course.

What you'll learn

In many ways, delivering an operating system to an awaiting device represents the capstone of our efforts in this learning path with MECM. The steps to accomplish an OS deployment are the most complex of all the tasks we've accomplished so far, but they're also the most robust. With a collection of all the applications, device configurations, updates, and security settings that we've built thus far, MECM's OS deployment offers a way to join everything together to deploy fully-realized operating systems via automated means.

In this fifteenth course out of sixteen, Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Operating Systems Deployment with MECM, you'll start by getting to know the use cases and scenarios for OS deployment in MECM. Then, you'll prepare MECM's site system roles for OSD. Next, you'll construct a series of task sequences in the MECM console to capture and deploy OSs. Once completed, you'll then integrate user state migration into your task sequence automations. Finally, you'll take a quick look at endpoint manager's soon-to-be-retired Desktop Analytics solution for bringing data to the OS upgrade process. By the end of this course, you'll have gained a deeper understanding of MECM's task sequences for OC deployment automation.

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About the author

Greg Shields is Sr. Director of IT Ops Skills at Pluralsight and formerly Principal Author Evangelist. Reach him on Twitter @ConcentratdGreg.

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