Book Review – Windows-noob OSD guides

Book Review – Windows-noob OSD guides

Hi All,

today I would like to comment about a book that I have read in the last few weeks that is the “The Windows-noob OSD Guides for Configuration Manager 2012 R2, by Niall Brady”.

the 1st thing to say is the author, if you don’t know him, I suggest you access Niall has been publishing tutorials there for quite some time and it is a must-stop for those that are stating with SCCM as well as for those that has more experience.

The book is well written and clear of what you need to do to achieve the goal, if it is to integrate SCCM with MBAM, deploy a surface pro, custom windows 8.1 start menu or anything else that is related with OSD. Customising boot image, creating custom forms to be using during OSD (HTA forms), drivers, etc. those are things that you need to know to perform you job, but not every company needs everything. you may not need to create HTA forms or integrate with MBAM, but customising boot image, adding drivers, troubleshoot OSD, etc, are some of the tasks you need to do and this book provide it all.

With clear examples, step by step and of course, with all scripts available to download, this is the book you MUST have if you work with SCCM and OSD.

hope you’ll enjoy reading this as much as I enjoying reading.

Well done Niall!!


Raphael is a 9 times Microsoft MVP with over 20 years of experience in IT, in which 13 years have been dedicated to System Center and Automation. His extended experience has been developed through several IT roles, from first-line support to principal consultant, towards a wide range of clients and sectors. One of the four MVPs in Enterprise Client Management in the UK, Raphael holds more than 30 Microsoft certifications and is an MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer). Since 2008, Raphael has been providing Microsoft trainings from basic to advanced levels in several categories. Throughout his career, Raphael has joined as speaker in well-known events such as TechEd and Gartner Security Risk Management. He also organised community events and lectured around the world, sharing best practices and knowledge within the industry. Bilingual in English and Portuguese, Raphael has authored diverse articles published in Microsoft's TechEd, served as the editor-in-chief of a magazine focused on System Center in Brazil and wrote two books: "Understanding System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager: The walkthrough book" and "System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager: Automation from Zero to Hero".

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