Deploying Windows 7 Using Zero-Touch Installation

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Microsoft offers different deployment tools to deploy Windows operating systems. The most recent addition is Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, which can be used in conjunction with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to perform Zero-Touch Installations. Zero-Touch Installations enable deployment administrators to deploy Windows 7 over a network with little interaction once the task sequences are created that contain all the information required for the installation. This includes different packages that contain all the software required, including drivers, applications, user state, and operating system files. The course demonstrates performing ZTI using MDT 2010 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 by creating the different task sequences required to deploy and capture an image on a reference computer and for deploying the captured image to target computers throughout the network. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686, Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator Certification.

Target Audience

Individuals undertaking high level Windows desktop administration certification, and possibly Windows Server Enterprise Support Certification. The customer base will also include companies using Microsoft Windows desktop and server systems that need their IT staff certified to a high level.


Individuals should have at least 3 years experience installing, configuring, and administering clients in a Windows networked environment; familiarity with client administration in Windows Server; experience with deployment of operating systems and applications; familiarity with Windows Server management tools such System Center suite.

Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Preparing for a ZTI using MDT 2010

  • recognize how to prepare the environment for a ZTI
  • Prepare for Deployment to the Reference Computer for ZTI

  • recognize how to prepare the reference computer for a ZTI
  • identify the steps in preparing to deploy an OS to a reference computer
  • Deploy and Capture the Image for ZTI

  • recognize how to deploy Windows 7 and capture the image for ZTI
  • identify the tasks in deploying Windows 7 and capturing an image of the reference computer
  • Perform a ZTI to a Target Computer

  • recognize how to create and configure a task sequence to deploy the target computer
  • recognize how to deploy the captured image of the reference computer to the target computer
  • Performing a ZTI Deployment

  • configure the PXE Service Point role as part of preparing the environment for LTI