OS Deployment Strategies: Upgrading & Maintaining Systems

Windows    |    Intermediate
  • 16 videos | 1h 17m 15s
  • Includes Assessment
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When it comes to production environments, administrators are typically responsible for the deployment, management, and the continuous updating of client and server systems. In this course, you'll learn about deploying and updating systems, and Windows 10 upgrade and migration considerations. You'll then explore upgrading the edition of Window 10, as well as the supported Windows 10 upgrade paths. Next, you'll learn about the options available for each of modern, dynamic, and traditional deployments. You'll then examine how to migrate files and settings, the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit, and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. Lastly, you'll explore Windows To Go, Windows Updates, Windows 10 servicing and support features, and the Windows Servicing Channels feature.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Recognize the importance of upgrading and patching systems
    List windows 10 upgrade and migration considerations
    Provide an overview of windows 10 edition upgrade
    Provide an overview of windows 10 upgrade paths
    Differentiate between modern deployment options such as windows autopilot and in-place upgrades
    Differentiate between dynamic deployment options such as subscription activation, aad/mdm, and provisioning packages
    Describe traditional deployment options such as bare metal, refresh, and replace
  • Migrate files and settings using the user state migration tool
    Provide an overview of the windows assessment and deployment kit
    Provide an overview of the microsoft deployment toolkit
    Provide an overview of windows to go
    Recognize how windows update works
    Recognize windows 10 servicing and support features
    Provide an overview of windows servicing channels
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course


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  • 4m 51s
    In this video, you'll learn the importance of keeping your organization current by upgrading, updating, and patching your systems. For the site reliability engineer, this is particularlt important as it can help to defend against many issues such as the risk of cyber crime attacks. You'll discover there will always be those who attempt to take advantage of individuals and businesses by exploiting known vulnerabilities. The simplest way to deal with these vulnerabilities is to apply the latest patches and updates. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Upgrade and Migration Considerations
    4m 27s
    In this video, you'll learn more about the primary considerations when upgrading or migrating to Windows 10 as your operating system. You'll learn there are many things to consider, including issues with compatibility. You'll also learn about the method you choose, such as performing upgrades to existing systems versus doing fresh installs. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Windows 10 Edition Upgrade
    4m 57s
    In this video, you'll learn more about the available options for upgrading your edition of Windows 10. You'll learn you can upgrade from one edition to another. You'll discover doing so is dependent on which edition you're currently running and the edition you want to upgrade to. You'll also learn that the term edition refers to the feature set. You'll see each edition has a different feature set or a different use. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Windows 10 Upgrade Paths
    2m 39s
    In this video, you'll learn more about the supported upgrade paths from earlier versions of Windows to Windows 10. You'll also learn about specific paths for additional upgrades when you're already running Windows 10, and how direct upgrades are supported for Windows 7. This video outlines that for Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, or Home Premium, you can upgrade to Windows 10 Home, Pro, Education, or Pro Education. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Modern Deployments
    4m 41s
    In this video, you'll learn more about modern deployment options for Windows 10. starting with the latest option known as Windows Autopilot. You'll learn that Windows Autopilot is a collection of technologies and processes that work together to deliver a cost-effective and streamlined deployment experience. The video also outlines how Autopilot requires the use of cloud services such as Azure Active Directory and a mobile device management platform such as Microsoft Intune. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Dynamic Deployments
    3m 42s
    Dynamic Deployment allows you to confure applications and settings for particular use cases in Windows 10. In this video, you'll learn more about what's known as Dynamic Deployment options including subscription activation, Azure Active Directory and mobile device management, and provisioning packages. You'll start with subscription activation, which is essentially upgrading your edition of Windows 10 but with no keys and no reboots required. You'll also learn how to upgrade the SKU or stock keeping unit. These are other features are explored during this video. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Traditional Deployments
    4m 19s
    In this video, you'll examine some of the more traditional approaches to deploying Windows, including bare metal installations, computer refresh, or replace. This focuses less on the automation and more on the type of approach used overall. You'll begin with no automation at all or a completely manual installation. Then move on to fully automated methods using something like System Center Configuration Manager. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Migrating Files and Settings
    9m 42s
    In this demonstration, you'll learn how to use the User State Migration Tool to migrate files and settings when performing an upgrade. The User State Migration Tool has a lot of flexibility for different user needs.The first thing you will need to do however is to read documentation for the User State Migration Tool from the Microsoft Docs site. After you read all the documentation, install the ADK, then access the USMT folder. During the viseo, the instructor will walk you through the steps. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Assessment and Deployment Kit
    8m 2s
    In this video, you'll learn more about the features available in the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit or the Windows ADK. This tool can help automate the deployment of the Windows operating system to a new PC. You'll learn how to access and install this tool, and then how it allows you to move from device to device. This video provides a general overview of the ADK. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
    9m 1s
    In this video, you'll learn more about the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit or MDT. You'll discover this collection of tools and features designed to help you with automating the deployment of your operating systems. The MDT includes many different features to assist with tasks such as creating standardized images for both client and server operating systems. It can be used to create solutions with varying degrees of automation, up to and including zero touch deployments when used in combination with something like Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Windows To Go
    2m 53s
    In this video, you'll learn more about the Windows To Go option for installing Windows 10. This provides the end user with a portable Windows workspace that can be implemented on bootable media. You'll learn how this allows the user to have the same installation available for use on many different physical computers. The computer on which you launch your Windows To Go installation doesn't even need to be running Windows 10. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Windows Updates
    6m 18s
    In this video, you'll learn more about how Windows Update works. What this means is how it works from the perspective of a client computer that is receiving the updates, as opposed to a system that is distributing them. You'll learn that on a client system, there is an internal process referred to as the Orchestrator, which runs silently in the background and will periodically scan its update source for new updates. Other update types such as Bundle Update and Detectoid Update are also discussed in this video. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Windows 10 Servicing and Support
    4m 38s
    In this video, you'll learn about what's referred to as Windows 10 Servicing and some of the features that go along with it. To put it simply, updating was a managed process with many additional features and benefits for the end user. Windows Servicing is a continuous update service that attempts to make the process more manageable for all users. This video also contains a brief comparision between the days of Windows XP days to today's users at home. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Windows Servicing Channels
    4m 29s
    In this video, you'll learn more about the Servicing Channels for Windows updates, which are updates that addressing an existing issue in the operating system. For example, if you install an application on your device and then a bug is discovered, or maybe a security vulnerability is found, then an update would certainly be released. Some key concepts include: Semi-annual Channel (when new features released every six months); and Long-term Servicing Channel (new features released every two to three years.) FREE ACCESS
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    16.  Course Summary
    1m 12s


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