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Exam Ref 70-695 Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps (MCSE): Implement a Lite-Touch Deployment

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This section contains the solutions to the thought experiments and answers to the lesson review questions in this chapter.

Objective 2.1

Thought experiment

  1. You should deploy WDS to both offices. It is a good practice to avoid imaging computers over a wide area network (WAN) link because images are often very large and will saturate a WAN link, which will degrade the network. By deploying WDS to both offices, imaging will take place on the local area network (LAN).
  2. You should use unicast for the deployments. Because you will image only one or two computers at a time, unicast makes sense because it doesn’t require any changes to your existing network.
  3. You should use filters in WDS to ensure that WDS can image only portable computers. You can use a Chassis Type filter, Manufacturer filter, or Model filter to target only portable computers.

Objective review

  1. Correct answers: A and B

    1. Correct: The Windows PowerShell WDS module is new for Windows Server 2012 R2, and it can automate configuration tasks.
    2. Correct: Prior to the Windows PowerShell WDS module, WDSutil was the only command-line tool for WDS. It can automate configuration tasks for WDS.
    3. Incorrect: WDSdiag exists as a .dll, not as a .exe. It cannot automate WDS configuration tasks.
    4. Incorrect: WDSmgmt.msc is the WDS graphic user interface console. It is used to perform one-time configuration tasks but isn’t used to automate tasks like a script can do.
  2. Correct answer: A

    1. Correct: To ensure that the WDS Image Capture Wizard sees the system volume, generalize the image by using Sysprep.
    2. Incorrect: Although Shift+F10 opens a Windows PE command prompt, you can’t generalize the existing Windows installation from Windows PE.
    3. Incorrect: The permissions on the system volume do not need to be modified from default settings to be seen by the WDS Image Capture Wizard.
    4. Incorrect: The permissions on the system volume do not need to be modified from default settings to be seen by the WDS Image Capture Wizard.
  3. Correct answer: C

    1. Incorrect: A capture image is built from a boot image. Thus, a boot image must be created first.
    2. Incorrect: An install image can be a default Windows installation or a customized Windows installation. However, an install image is not related to creating a discover image.
    3. Correct: A capture image is built from a boot image. Thus, you must first add a boot image before you can create a discover image.
    4. Incorrect: You can create images with the WDS console. The Windows PowerShell WDS module is automatically imported when you use cmdlets from the module, so you do not need to import the module manually.
  4. Correct answer: B

    1. Incorrect: Unicast cannot be scheduled at a future time.
    2. Correct: Multicast transmissions can be scheduled at a future time by using a Scheduled-Cast transmission.
    3. Incorrect: You can use a WDS filter to filter images based on specified computer attributes such as the manufacturer and chassis type. However, you cannot use a filter to schedule future deployments.
    4. Incorrect: You can use a WDS filter to filter images based on specified computer attributes such as the manufacturer and chassis type. However, you cannot use a filter to schedule future deployments.
  5. Correct answer: C

    1. Incorrect: Although the BIOS Version is helpful, the UUID will be unique to each computer.
    2. Incorrect: Although the BIOS Version is helpful, the BIOS Vendor does not identify the hardware model number.
    3. Correct: The BIOS Version and Model will help identify all HP Elitebook laptops running the F03 version of the BIOS.
    4. Incorrect: Although the Model information is useful, the BIOS Vendor does not identify the current BIOS version.

Objective 2.2

Thought experiment

  1. You should put your operating system images in the deployment share. The deployment share is where your images should be placed when using MDT.
  2. You should use the Sysprep and Capture task sequence template. It prepares the reference computer with Sysprep and then captures the image.
  3. The valid file extensions for packages are .cab and .msu.

Objective review

  1. Correct answer: B

    1. Incorrect: The MDT task sequences use the same engine as Configuration Manager but not the same as Windows Server 2012.
    2. Correct: MDT and Configuration Manager use the same task sequence engine.
    3. Incorrect: The MDT task sequences use the same engine as Configuration Manager but not the same as Exchange Server 2013.
    4. Incorrect: The MDT task sequences use the same engine as Configuration Manager but not the same as SharePoint Server 2013.
  2. Correct answer: B

    1. Incorrect: Bootstrap.ini is a file that you can customize to point the deployment wizard to different locations on the network. It is not relevant to the question, which focuses on reducing the manual deployment steps in a deployment.
    2. Correct: The customsettings.ini file controls a wide range of deployment settings that enable you to cut down drastically on manual steps in a deployment.
    3. Incorrect: Deploy.xml is a file that should not be modified because MDT manages it.
    4. Incorrect: Settings.xml is a file that MDT manages and should not be modified.
  3. Correct answer: B

    1. Incorrect: When you create a new deployment share, you can’t point it to the path of an existing share because the wizard will not allow you to continue.
    2. Correct: By opening the existing deployment share, you add it to MDT.
    3. Incorrect: The Add-MDTPersistentDrive cmdlet is valid only if you have an existing Windows PowerShell drive.
    4. Incorrect: The Get-MDTPersistentDrive cmdlet retrieves information but does not perform any modifications.
  4. Correct answers: A and B

    1. Correct: A deployment share can be located on a network share. It can also be located on local storage.
    2. Correct: A deployment share can be located on local storage. It can also be located on a network share.
    3. Incorrect: A deployment share cannot be located in a Microsoft Access database.
    4. Incorrect: A deployment share cannot be located in a SQL Server database.
  5. Correct answer: B

    1. Incorrect: The MDT cmdlets are part of a snap-in, not a module, so you must add a snap-in.
    2. Correct: Because the MDT cmdlets are part of a snap-in, adding the snap-in is the correct answer.
    3. Incorrect: The path from which you run the command is not relevant.
    4. Incorrect: The error message is indicative of a snap-in or module not loaded. Running Windows PowerShell as Administrator will not fix this issue.

Objective 2.3

Thought experiment

  1. To automate most operating system deployment tasks while minimizing costs, deploy WDS and MDT. WDS is built into Windows Server as a role, and MDT is a free download. Each tool can stand alone to automate some deployment tasks. However, combining them brings the best results because you can use WDS for PXE to eliminate the need for media.
  2. To prevent users from reimaging their own computers, you can set restrictive permissions on each image. Create a security group in Active Directory. Add the IT administrators to the group and then add the group to the image permissions and assign Read and Read & Execute permissions to the group. Finally, remove the Authenticated Users group from the permissions. Do not use deny permissions for Authenticated Users because that will override the allow permissions for IT administrators, which will prevent them from using the image too.
  3. To prepare IT administrators to support and maintain the deployment infrastructure, introduce the Deployment Workbench, the WDS console, WDSutil, Windows SIM, Windows ADK, and the WDS commands in Windows PowerShell. In addition, it is a good idea to show the IT administrators the answer files and customization files that are being used.

Objective review

  1. Correct answer: B

    1. Incorrect: DISM is used for other tasks such as adding packages to offline Windows images.
    2. Correct: Windows SIM is used to create answer files.
    3. Incorrect: Sysprep prepares a reference computer for capturing.
    4. Incorrect: Setup.exe is often used for installing applications or a manual installation of a Windows operating system.
  2. Correct answer: A

    1. Correct: The generalize pass is when the security identifier is removed from a reference computer.
    2. Incorrect: The oobeSystem pass configures settings that are part of the initial boot of a computer and is not related to removing the security identifier from a reference computer.
    3. Incorrect: The specialize pass is used to configure some settings such as language and time zone, but it is not related to removing the security identifier from a reference computer.
    4. Incorrect: The offlineServicing pass is used to add packages or updates to an offline image but can’t be used to remove the security identifier from a reference computer.
  3. Correct answer: C

    1. Incorrect: The generalize pass is used to configure all computers equally and can’t be used to configure different department computers with different settings.
    2. Incorrect: The oobeSystem pass is used to configure the initial boot of a computer and is not related to configuring different department computers with different settings.
    3. Correct: The specialize pass is often used in addition to the generalize pass to configure unique settings for different department computers.
    4. Incorrect: The offlineServicing pass is used to add packages or updates to an offline image but can’t be used to configure different department computers with different settings.
  4. Correct answer: B

    1. Incorrect: Although the Unattend.xml file name is valid, the location must be in the root of the removable media drive.
    2. Correct: The file must be named Unattend.xml or Autounattend.xml, and the location must be in the root of the removable media drive.
    3. Incorrect: Although the Autounattend.xml file name is valid, the location must be in the root of the removable media drive.
    4. Incorrect: The file must be named Unattend.xml or Autounattend.xml.
  5. Correct answer: D

    1. Incorrect: Setup.exe is a generic name for an installation file and is not used to add packages to an offline image.
    2. Incorrect: LoadState transfers user state data from a migration store to a destination computer but does not add packages to an offline image.
    3. Incorrect: Windows SIM creates answer files but does not add packages to an offline image.
    4. Correct: DISM adds packages to an offline image.