TechEd Europe 2014- Top 10 Practices for OS Deployment with ConfigMgr 2012R2


An interesting session from Dell Tools Strategist Greg Ramsey.

I’m keeping up my practise of 5 highlights even though this was a “Top 10” talk :) 

  1. :right
    KISS- Start simple and work your way to complexity. My experience of an overly-complicated SCCM deployment definitely supports this theory.
  2. From SCCM2012 SP1 onwards there is an option of hidden task sequences. Make use of this to hide development, alternative OS versions etc to most users- especially if you have self-service rebuilds.
  3. Automate your process to import drivers and create driver packages to eliminate human error. This definitely makes sense and will also help get new drivers into the build quicker rather than waiting for someone to go through a manual process
  4. If done right, SCCM is great. If done wrong there’s lots of opportunities to turn your desktop into a paperweight.

More details from Greg can be found on his blog.