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Advanced Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Troubleshooting


Hands-on Labs

Over 60 percent of your time in class is dedicated to hands-on labs and exercises based on self-perceived real-life scenarios and methods verified to work in production environments. And the best part, you get access to all the sample files and scripts, including a solution that will build up the complete lab environment once you've returned home from the training.

Class Outline

Designing ConfigMgr for Production Use

  • Design fault tolerance and high availability environments
  • Working with HTTP and HTTPS site systems
  • Working with DMZ and workgroup environments
  • Working with multi-domain/forest environment
  • Configure and optimize the SQL database
  • Recovery options, backup and restore of primary sites

Windows 10 Servicing and Software Updates

  • Creating and designing the Software Update infrastructure
  • Deploying and troubleshooting Microsoft software updates
  • Monitoring the software update deployment process
  • Deploying 3rd. party updates
  • Creating software update reports

ConfigMgr Troubleshooting Tools and Techniques

  • Understanding log files
  • Status Filter Rules
  • Introducing WMI
  • Using SQL Profiler

ConfigMgr Client Health

  • Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting ConfigMgr clients
  • Installing HTTP and HTTPS clients

Working with Reports

  • Working with SQL reporting services
  • Creating custom SQL reports

Inventory Management

  • Configure Asset Intelligence
  • Working with Inventory Data
  • Extending Hardware Inventory
  • Using CMPivot and other real-time actions
  • Software Metering

Content Distribution and Management

  • Understanding the content flow
  • Working with and troubleshooting distribution points and distribution point groups
  • Working with remote distribution points
  • Working with cloud-based distribution points via CMG

Application Deployment

  • Working with the application model
  • Working with different deployment types
  • Troubleshooting application deployments
  • Creating custom application reports

Endpoint Protection

  • Installing and configuring Endpoint Protection
  • Troubleshooting Endpoint Protection
  • Creating custom Endpoint Protection reports

Settings Management

  • Creating and implementing configuration items and baselines
  • Remediate non-compliant computers and users
  • Troubleshooting Settings Management

Deploying Windows 10 with ConfigMgr

  • Preparing ConfigMgr for Windows 10 Deployment and Management
  • Configuring and troubleshooting all major deployment scenarios, Bare metal, Refresh, Replace and Upgrade
  • A Technical Drilldown into Windows 10 Servicing
  • Reducing the network impact for Windows 10 deployment and updates
  • Troubleshooting Driver Management
  • Implementing BitLocker support
  • Working with BIOS updates
  • BIOS to UEFI Conversion
  • Generic OSD Troubleshooting
  • Advanced Windows 10 Customizations

Windows 10 Setup Internals

  • Deep dive into imaging scenarios and phases
  • Understanding the sysprep process
  • Troubleshooting boot images
  • Troubleshooting and Debugging Task Sequences
  • Using dism.exe and equivalent cmdlets in PowerShell
  • Troubleshooting Windows Autopilot
  • Monitoring OS Deployment

Windows ADK 10 and Windows PE Internals

  • Task Sequence Engine and Processes during deployment
  • Optimizing the PXE components
  • Troubleshooting PXE
  • Using Wireshark and Microsoft Message Analyzer

Advanced OSD Customizations

  • Using user exit scripts and web services
  • Developing PowerShell scripts for OSD
  • Debugging scripts

The Fine Print


Who Should Attend
IT pros and System Administrators that want to implement systems management solutions based on ConfigMgr and Intune

Basic understanding of Active Directory and Software Distribution using ConfigMgr. Scripting experience (PowerShell) is helpful but not a requirement.

Student Lab Manual, Slide deck, and lab files

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