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Pop Quiz: Desktop Infrastructure: Automate the Capturing Process

Applies to the "Create and Maintain Desktop Images" objective of Exam 70-415.

Q: A company's desktop deployment team needs to automate the capture process of images using System Center 2012.

Which System Center component is required to automate the capture process of desktop images?

  1. Virtual Machine Manager
  2. Configuration Manager
  3. App Controller
  4. Orchestrator

Answer is B. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager can be used to automate the capture and deployment process of desktop images using task sequences that run USMT and Sysprep.

Quick Tip: Any destination computer that will receive a copy of a captured image must also be a computer managed by Configuration Manager.

Reference: Planning for Capturing Operating System Images in Configuration Manager

Bonus Question: What are three levels of touch installation as defined by Microsoft for Windows deployments? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: To provide end-to-end automation using System Center 2012, App Controller, Orchestrator, and Virtual Machine Manager are required components.

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