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This real-world training course with Greg Shields covers the skills and technologies a Windows administrator needs to successfully upgrade Windows XP desktops to Windows 7 or Windows 8.x....
This real-world training course with Greg Shields covers the skills and technologies a Windows administrator needs to successfully upgrade Windows XP desktops to Windows 7 or Windows 8.x.

Related area of expertise:
  • Desktop Support

Recommended skills:
  • Familiarity with the Windows XP operating system.
  • Familiarity with the Windows 7 and/or Windows 8.x operating systems.


Recommended equipment:
  • Windows XP, Windows 7 and/or Windows 8.x
  • Windows Server 2012 and/or Windows Server 2012 R2

Related certifications:
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012
  • MCSE: Desktop

Related job functions:
  • Desktop Management
  • Desktop Deployment
  • Systems Administrator
  • Microsoft Windows Field Technician

Windows XP has reached its end-of-life. It’s now your job to remove Windows XP from your network.

With the right tools and experience, that migration task needn’t be difficult. Free tools such as Windows Deployment Services, the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, the Windows ADK and Windows SIM, and the User State Migration Toolkit can greatly automate your migration project, and System Center Configuration Manager can assist even further!

You need an accelerated guide to Windows XP migration. Look no further.

Recognizing your immediate need for Windows XP migration knowledge, we’ve assembled 11 of Greg’s most-relevant Nuggets from his previously-filmed 70-415 and 70-416 courses. You’ll get what you need here for success with your migration, and then use that experience and Greg’s 70-415 and 70-416 courses to get your MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification.

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1. An Introduction to Windows XP Migration (8 min)
2. Planning for Automated Windows Desktop Image Deployment (22 min)
3. Preparing for and Implementing Windows Deployment Services (59 min)
4. Automating Windows Installation in WDS (45 min)
5. Capturing and Deploying Windows Desktop Images with WDS (30 min)
6. Implementing Light Touch Deployment with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (48 min)
7. Integrating User State Migration and the USMT into Image Deployment (46 min)
8. Implementing Zero Touch Deployment with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (61 min)
9. Planning and Implementing Application Compatibility (32 min)
10. Deploying Applications to the Desktop Part 1 - Group Policy (30 min)
11. Deploying Applications to the Desktop Part 2 - ConfigMgr 2012 (31 min)

An Introduction to Windows XP Migration

00:00:00

Hey, this is Greg Shields with CBT Nuggets and wow, how the years have passed. It seems like not that long ago when we were told, hey you guys have five years to get off of the Windows XP platform. And it seems like not long ago we were told hey, you've only got a couple of years to get off Windows XP.

00:00:19

And all of a sudden, we're getting really close. So depending on when you're watching this, it's already happened. The sunset, the end of life of that venerable operating system Windows XP. I was sitting around with some of the guys from CBT Nuggets the other day and we realized, you know, we just don't have any really good content specifically focused on helping people like yourself make that migration from Windows XP onto whatever your flavor.

00:00:45

Windows 7 or Windows 8 even Windows 8.1 or beyond. And so we decided to do something a little different here at CBT Nuggets and take some of the content-- the existing content that is otherwise certification focused, and realign that content to give you an accelerated guide in helping you make that migration from Windows XP on to one of our new and more modern operating systems.

00:01:09

Congratulations first of all. You've got a little work ahead of you, but hopefully with just a couple of Nuggets here and a couple of hours of listening and learning, you'll know more about exactly what you need to know to be successful in making that migration from Windows XP to Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows whatever.

00:01:28

As I said, my name is Greg Shields and I've been working with CBT Nuggets for a long time, and I'm happy to be able to kind of take some of the content that we've already put together as part of our MCSE desktop series. One of the series that you might not have taken some time with.

00:01:42

We've taken that content, shuffled it around a bit, and reassembled it back together to give you an accelerated guide for helping you migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 and Windows 8. Now, successfully migrated off of an operating system is something that the high level strategies are really nothing new.

00:02:01

You've got kind of four major tasks. You have to number one, collect or understand or inventory what you have today. Understand where your copies of Windows XP actually lie in your environment. You have to analyze that information. Take a look at where maybe really old instances of hardware may exist.

00:02:19

Take a look-- where some of the software that's out there just isn't going to work in these newer operating systems. You have to remediate software where you can. And then most important, you're going to have to deploy out both operating systems and applications as well as user state out to all the individual machines and people out in your environment.

00:02:41

These are no small tasks, but thankfully with the help of Microsoft and some of the free and occasionally some of the not free solutions that exist out there, there are some assistant technologies that can help you get off of that old operating system and on to one of the newer operating systems.

00:02:57

And really, you really don't have to spend the money. The free tools out there in a lot of cases will provide all the things that you need in order to make this jump successfully. Now I mentioned that we are doing something a little different here because what we wanted to do in this series is not go through all of the development time that it takes us internally to build a new series and to edit it and make sure that it's perfect and completely aligned with all the topics and technologies that we're looking for here with this very important and very timely need here in our industry.

00:03:29

And so again as I said, what we've done is we've taken some of the content from two of our previous series. The 70-415 series if you're taking the MCSE desktop, and the 70-416 series. Now both of these are really relevant for you if you're planning on taking that MCSE.

00:03:48

But if you're not taking the MCSE, you might have missed these 10 Nuggets and the accelerated content that exists in them for helping you make the jump off of that old OS. I'll tell you that what we've done is actually taken the things you need to know and almost reversed them into a completely different order to focus on the technologies that you're probably going to be working with first.

00:04:10

You'll notice here that we start with the topic of just planning for automated Windows desktop image deployment. For you to be successful in deploying out this new operating system, well you're probably going to want to do something that involves more than walking around with DVDs.

00:04:23

And the technologies today have gone leaps and bounds above what we thought of or used to use as Windows Ghost towards making the deployment of Windows desktop images a really seamless and fairly automated process. We'll start by learning about what those technologies are and the variety of those that are available for you.

00:04:41

Whether it's deploying it via WDS, Windows Deployment Services via the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, the MDT or even using Configuration Manager if you're one of the lucky few that has Configuration Manager licenses in your environment today. We'll then spend some time talking about preparing for and implementing Windows Deployment Services, the core of Windows Deployment for all the free versions of deployment tools that are out there sponsored by Microsoft.

00:05:07

We'll automate Windows installation in WDS with some really cool little tricks that'll help you be able to deploy an image out automatically with all the necessary bits and pieces that'' eliminate all those manual steps that make Windows Deployment otherwise a nasty process.

00:05:22

We'll talk then about capturing and deploying Windows desktop images using WDS. And also implementing Lite Touch deployment using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. Once you understand the core foundations of image deployment with Windows Deployment Services, we'll use the MDT to layer over the top some additional automations, some additional workflow, that again will make this process a very streamlined, and thus a very low impact situation for your users.

00:05:49

We'll talk about not only with the MDT, we'll talk about Lite Touch deployment, but we'll also talk about user state migration. If you've ever had a situation where you've inadvertently lost, I don't know, the pictures of people's cats, the desktop images, people's bookmarks.

00:06:03

Any of that important stuff for your users when you go about upgraded or refreshing a machine, you know that, well, users don't like it when they lose those all important personal items. Well user state migration and the User State Migration Toolkit is an excellent solution that can be tailored to help you ensure that all those necessary and personal bits of personal computing get moved from the old machine to the new machine.

00:06:27

Whether they're same operating system or in our case here, if they're from a Windows XP to a Windows 7 or Windows 8 machine. If you do have licenses for Configuration Manager, we'll talk a little bit about how you can go to what's called a Zero Touch model, meaning no touch at all.

00:06:44

Where deploying out a new operating system, refreshing it, upgrading it to the new version is something with a Configuration Manager instance that can be done right from the comfort of your administrators chair. Once we understand the deployment process-- and this is really kind of the meat and potatoes of that migration-- we'll then take a step back and move into some of the preparatory activities.

00:07:05

Before you ever go about upgrading your instances, you have to make sure that you understand where those instances lie, what applications are installed, and whether those applications are indeed going to be compatible or not. Thankfully, Microsoft provides a variety of tools that can help you complete those inventory processes, complete the compatibility analysis, and even some of the remediation as well.

00:07:27

So that you know when you make that jump from Windows XP to Windows whatever, that you're going to be successful not only with the operating system but with those all important applications. And then we'll conclude this series with two very important Nuggets on the application delivery process itself.

00:07:43

This is 2000 and something. We are well into the 21st century. And so walking around with DVDs and hitting next next finish is the way, way old way of accomplishing application delivery. You'll learn in these final two Nuggets how to deploy applications using Group Policy and how to deploy applications using Configuration Manager.

00:08:03

The sum total of these 10 accelerated Nuggets should give you the leg up that you need to be successful with that all important upgrade as we get very close to if not already passed the sunset date, the end of life, the termination, the last days of Windows XP.

00:08:21

Once again, my name is Greg Shields and I'm looking forward to spending the next 10 Nuggets helping you be successful in your migration from Windows XP to Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows whatever. And if you like what you've learned in this micro-accelerated guide, take a look at both the 70-415 and the 70-416 series we have here CBT Nuggets.

00:08:41

You might just find that your migration to Windows 7, Windows 8 or whatever may also be the start of your new MCSE. But until then, I hope this has been informative for you and I'd like to thank you for viewing.

Planning for Automated Windows Desktop Image Deployment

Preparing for and Implementing Windows Deployment Services

Automating Windows Installation in WDS

Capturing and Deploying Windows Desktop Images with WDS

Implementing Light Touch Deployment with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Integrating User State Migration and the USMT into Image Deployment

Implementing Zero Touch Deployment with System Center Configuration Manager 2012

Planning and Implementing Application Compatibility

Deploying Applications to the Desktop Part 1 - Group Policy

Deploying Applications to the Desktop Part 2 - ConfigMgr 2012

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