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Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 Desktop Images

Applies to the "Create and maintain desktop images" objective of Exam 70-415.

Q: A company's IT administrator needs to create a new desktop image for future deployments. The administrator needs to include the latest version of Microsoft Office, a few Line-of-Business (LOB) applications, a PDF reader, and several browser plugins.

Which image type includes many installed applications?

  1. Thin
  2. Thick
  3. Hybrid
  4. Discover

Answer is B. A thick image has most user-required applications installed.

Quick Tip: Targeting application deployment using such tools as System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 or Application Virtualization (App-V) can be used with a Thin image deployment strategy.

Bonus Question: Which Microsoft components are required when implementing a Zero Touch deployment? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)  

Answer to bonus question from last week: The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (OVMST) can be used to update offline virtual machine images.


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