M2520: Deploying Microsoft Windows XP Professional

1 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M2520

This course has been retired. Please see M2285 for a public scheduled alternative.


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Introduction to Deploying Windows XP Professional (2 topics)

  • Deployment Methods
  • Deployment Considerations

Deploying Windows XP Professional Using Answer Files (5 topics)

  • Introduction to Answer Files and UDFs
  • Creating an Answer File
  • Configuring Additional Answer File Parameters
  • Creating a UDF
  • Performing an Automated Installation of Windows XP Professional

Preparing a Computer for Imaging (5 topics)

  • Introduction to Imaging
  • Preparing a Reference Computer
  • Preparing the Hard Disk by Running the System Preparation Tool
  • Creating and Deploying an Image
  • Testing an Image

Deploying Windows XP Professional Using Remote Installation Services (7 topics)

  • Introduction to Remote Installation Services
  • Configuring Remote Installation Services
  • Configuring Remote Installation Options
  • Modifying the Installation of a CD-based Image
  • Selecting an RIS Image Type
  • Creating an Remote Installation Preparation Image
  • Deploying Windows XP Professional Using RIS

Deploying an Upgrade of Windows XP Professional (3 topics)

  • Introduction to Upgrade Methods
  • Deploying an Upgrade Package Using Group Policy
  • Upgrading to Windows XP Professional Using Systems Management Server


Before attending this course, students must have:
  • General knowledge of installing and configuring Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0 Workstation or Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • A+ certification and Network+ certification or equivalent knowledge.
  • General knowledge of Active Directory™ directory services.
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
  • General knowledge of networking concepts, including network operating systems, and server-client relationships

Prerequisite Certifications

  • CompTIA A+ certification validates the latest skills needed by today's computer support professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software ve...
  • The CompTIA Network+ certification is the global standard for professionals with at least nine months of experience in network support or administration. Network+ Certification demonstrates technical ...

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