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Microsoft Desktop, Part 2: Image Capture

with expert Chris Bell

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Release date Release date 12/24/2013
Level Level Intermediate
Runtime Runtime 0h 59m
Platform Platform Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Mac OSX Major browsers on Mac OSX Mobile Devices Mobile Devices
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Course description

Operating system images are a compressed collection of reference files and folders from a reference system that are needed to successfully install and configure an operating system on a computer. Before we start to build a reference computer for imaging we need to determine the imaging strategy we are going to use. We also need to determine the applications that need to be integrated into the image, identify the appropriate image type and decide on the imaging process. Having a better understanding of setting up image capture will enable us to build and operating system image for deployment and automate the desktop deployment process. Through this course we’ll review the various types of deployment images that can be made of a system. We’ll also go over the various phases of preparing the operating system for the imaging capturing process.


The course assumes that students have some familiarity with Microsoft Windows, basic networking concepts, and a fundamental understanding of computer hardware.

Prepare for certification

This course will help you prepare for:
70-415 Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

This course will help you earn:
MCSE 2012: Desktop Infrastructure

Meet the expert

Chris Bell Chris Bell, MCITP, is an 18 year SQL Server veteran for both business intelligence and application development providing solutions for businesses, organizations and individuals. He is the founder and CEO of WaterOx Consulting, Inc., a provider of remote SQL Server consulting and services. Chris is also the founder and current President of the Washington DC chapter of PASS, and a member of the Board of Directors for CPCUG. Chris also frequently attends and presents at PASS events around the country, sharing his passion for all things SQL Server. In 2012, Chris was one of 5 finalists in the world for Red Gate’s Exceptional DBA Award.

Course outline

Image Capture

Desktop Images and ADK (22:44)
  • Introduction (00:22)
  • Windows Desktop Images (00:43)
  • Types of Images (02:07)
  • Image Strategy (01:02)
  • Thick Image (01:08)
  • Thin Image (00:39)
  • Hybrid Image (00:39)
  • Boot Image (01:28)
  • Imaging Process (01:03)
  • Image Selection Criteria (02:18)
  • Volume of Images (01:16)
  • Designing Desktop Images (01:10)
  • Prepare for OS Image Capture (02:01)
  • Windows ADK (00:43)
  • Windows ADK Components (01:40)
  • Demo: Desktop Images and ADK (04:07)
  • Summary (00:09)
Windows PE (12:32)
  • Introduction (00:20)
  • Windows PE Overview (00:35)
  • Demo: Windows PE (04:25)
  • Demo: WDS Installation (03:37)
  • Demo: WDS Configure (03:18)
  • Summary (00:14)
Answer Files (12:37)
  • Introduction (00:11)
  • Answer Files Overview (01:02)
  • Windows SIM (00:42)
  • Demo: Answer Files (03:25)
  • Demo: Export Image (03:16)
  • Demo: Create Answer File (03:50)
  • Summary (00:08)
System Preparation (11:53)
  • Introduction (00:14)
  • Sysprep (01:27)
  • Sysprep Command-Line Options (01:41)
  • Sysprep GUI Options (01:28)
  • WDS (01:21)
  • WDS Prerequisites (00:59)
  • Deployment & Transport Servers (01:36)
  • Demo: System Preparation (02:40)
  • Summary (00:23)