Windows Deployment Services

Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
- One Day - Instructor-led

This instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to successfully set up and use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. Students will learn how to use and understand the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit tools and end-to-end guidance to reduce deployment time, standardize desktop images, limit service disruptions, reduce post-deployment help desk costs, and improve security and ongoing configuration management.


The primary audiences for this course are IT professionals and Desktop Configuration Administrators who generally plan and deploy desktop operating systems, provision desktop computers, and deploy service packs and updates to computer systems. They will be particularly interested in how Microsoft Deployment Toolkit eases the productivity and increases efficiency of deploying Windows 7 and 8.


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Previous Windows Server and Windows Client management knowledge and hands on experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of network adapter configuration, basic Active Directory user administration, and basic disk configuration.
  • Knowledge and hands on experience specifically with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 would be of benefit but is not essential.

Course Outline

Module 1: An introduction to MDT and WDS; what each system has to offer, how they work together

Module 2:Installing an MDT and WDS server from scratch

Module 3: The basics of MDT’s functionality

Module 4: MDK: knowing your tools

Module 5: Proper image construction/capture

Module 6: Configuring MDT for a simple deployment

Module 7: Configuring MDT for an advanced deployment