In the previous chapter, we discussed driver management in MDT. We discussed how to perform offline servicing in order to inject drivers into our image post-capture. We also discussed how plug and play works with MDT and driver profiles using variables in MDT to force drivers into an installation based on properties such as model number.
In this chapter, we will go over how to deploy our image, both for capturing a reference image, as well as doing deployments in test and production environments. Various caveats and situations will be covered and several real-world scenarios will be examined as well.
We will cover the following topics in this chapter:
Reference image deployment and image types
Virtual machine creation
Deployment scenarios and network considerations