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Pop Quiz: Updating Desktop Images in Offline Machines

Applies to the "Design and prepare the application environment" objective of Exam 70-416.

Q: A company's administrator wants to automate the deployment of patches to user machines that are not always connected to the corporate network infrastructure.

Which of following tools could the administrator use to automate the deployment of patches to user machines that are not connected to the corporate network?

  1. MAP
  2. ACT
  3. WSUS
  4. MDT


Answer is D. The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and Task Sequences can be used to update machines that are not connected to a corporate network where there may be a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server.

Quick Tip: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1 adds support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Orchestrator, DaRT 8, PowerShell 3.0, and a Build Your Own Pages feature which allows IT pros to design their own wizard pages .

Bonus Question: What are the steps required to build a RemoteApp distribution file (MSI or RDP)? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit can be used to collect information when planning or RDS, VDI, and Client Hyper-V deployment.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected].

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