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Document Purpose and Conventions

This document has the following aims:

  • To provide instructions to delegates to enable completion of the practical training labs
  • Where relevant, provide guidance which can be used during real world implementations

The following conventions are used to highlight important information.

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Indicates the virtual machine that should be used for the exercise or task.

Lab Information
The lab environment consists of the following computers:

Computer

Role

Subnet

AD Site

1ETRNDC

Domain controller for the 1ETRN.LOCAL domain. The ConfigMgr package source folder is located on this server.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNCM

ConfigMgr server with a local SQL instance. All ConfigMgr roles are installed in this server.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNAP

Application server that will host the ActiveEfficiency server and database. SQL is installed locally.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNW71

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW72

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.2.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW73

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW101

Windows 10 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW102

Windows 10 client computer

10.0.2.0/24

RemoteOffice


The password for all accounts used in the lab environment is: Passw0rd


Ignore any patching popups on our servers. We have deliberately left them unpatched to show patching via Patch Success and/or Nomad

Unless otherwise indicated, logon to the lab VMs using the following accounts

System

Account

1ETRNDC

1ETRN\Administrator

1ETRNAP

1ETRN\AppInstaller

1ETRNCM

1ETRN\SCCMAdmin

1ETRNW71

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW72

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW73

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW101

1ETRN\User


Command Lines and Queries
All command lines and queries used throughout the lab exercises are available by accessing the SkyTap Shared Drive shortcut on the desktop and browsing to 1ENOM04-63 Course Content\CommandLinesAndQueries.txt file to make copying and pasting within the virtual machines easier.

Installing Nomad 6.3

Nomad provides an efficient file transfer mechanism that integrates with Configuration Manager. Its support for multicast and local re-distribution of data enables the reduction of dedicated Configuration Manager servers, particularly in branch office scenarios where reducing WAN traffic is a critical consideration.

Nomad's features provide solutions to scenarios that may arise in a core and branch network environment where Configuration Manager has been implemented, and where the branch networks have few or no servers. 


This lab will guide you though the installation and configuration tasks required to complete the component set up, and also how to use Nomad

Lab Overview

In this lab you will carry out the following exercises (Ex):

Ex 1 - Nomad 6.3 - Installing the Nomad Components

  • Install ActiveEfficiency Server
    • Enable the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC)
    • Install required Windows Role Services and Features
    • Install ActiveEfficiency Server
    • Review the installation
  • Installing the ConfigMgr Console extensions for Nomad
    • Install Nomad ConfigMgr Console Extensions
    • Confirm the admin console extensions have been installed
  • Installing the Nomad Tools for OSD
    • Install the Nomad Tools for OSD
    • Confirm the Nomad Tools for OSD installation
  • The Nomad Dashboard – First Look
    • The Nomad Dashboard
  • Understanding IIS Request Filtering on DPs
    • View default restrictions
    • Allowing restricted file extensions
    • Allowing restricted folders (Hidden Segments)
    • Allowing special characters (Double Escaping)
  • Preparing for Nomad Agent Deployment
    • Run the 1E Endpoint Agent Installation Wizard
    • Observe the results of running the 1E Agent Installation Wizard
  • Deploy the Nomad Agent
    • Deploy Nomad Agent to Workstations and Distribution Point
    • Monitor the progress of the installation
    • Review the Installation on the Workstations
    • Changing the StatusMsgEvents using a the Create Nomad Baseline functionality
    • Review the Configuration Baseline
    • Review the installation on the Distribution Point
  • Installing the Nomad Download Monitor
    • Create the Nomad Download Monitor Package and Program
    • Deploy the Nomad Download Monitor
    • Verify the installation

Ex 2 - Nomad 6.3 - Deploying Software using Nomad

  • Deploying an Application with Nomad
    • Enable Nomad for Application Management
    • Deploy an Application
  • Tracing the Nomad download process
    • Observing behaviour using log files
  • Switching from SMB to HTTPS
    • Import a Configuration Item to configure P2P transfer via HTTPS
    • Create and deploy a Nomad Configuration Baseline
    • Validate P2P Enabled Setting change
  • Deploying a legacy Package with Nomad
    • Set Up Nomad Event Viewer on 1ETRNW71
    • Configure a Package to use Nomad
    • Deploy the Program to Lab Workstations
    • Monitor the download
    • Review the HTTPS download
  • Deleting content from the Nomad Cache
    • Observe the Cached Content
    • Run CacheCleaner to Remove a Specific Package

Ex 3 - Nomad 6.3 - Deploying Software Updates with Nomad

  • Deploying Software Updates with Nomad
    • Enable Nomad for Software Updates
    • Create a Software Update Deployment
    • Trace the progress of the update download

Ex 4 - Nomad 6.3 - Using Single Site Download and FanOut

  • Prepare ActiveEfficiency for Single Site Download
    • Import Site Information from AD
    • Import Site Information from a CSV File
    • Reboot All Workstations
  • Enable Single Site Download on clients
    • Import a Configuration Item to configure Single Site Download
    • Update the Existing Nomad Configuration Baseline
    • Validate SSD Settings
    • Observe the Nomad ActiveEfficiency Registrations
    • Fix the DeviceType Tag
  • Enable DBS logging
    • Import a Configuration Item to enable DBS Logging
    • Update the Existing Nomad Configuration Baseline
    • Validate DBS Logging Settings
  • Deploy a Package using Nomad with SSD Enabled
    • Launch Monitoring Tools on All Client Computers
    • Configure the Package to use Nomad
    • Deploy the Program to Lab Workstations
    • Monitor the download
    • Review DBS Logging
  • Deleting content with Single Site Download enabled
    • Delete content using CacheCleaner.exe
  • Using Fanout
    • Enable Fanout on Nomad clients
    • Observe FanOut on the clients
    • Reset Nomad Agent to remove Fanout

Ex 5 - Nomad 6.3 - Preparing for OS Deployments

  • Preparing OSD objects for use with Nomad
    • Remove Nomad Workrate Restrictions
    • Prepare the boot image
    • Create a new Package for the ConfigMgr client
    • Create a copy of the current Task Sequence
    • Redefine password to join the domain
    • Stage the Nomad Installation Files
    • Replace the Configuration Manager Client Package
  • Pre-cache Content with Nomad
    • Create Pre-cache Target Collection
    • Create a Pre-cache Job for a Task Sequence
    • Observe the Results of the Pre-cache Job Creation
    • Managing Pre-cache Jobs in ConfigMgr
    • Dynamic Pre-caching
    • Initiate and Monitor the Pre-cache Job

Ex 6 - Nomad 6.3 - Using Nomad for an OSD Refresh

  • Preparing a Task Sequence to use Nomad
    • Set Nomad as the Download Program
    • Install and Configure Nomad in Windows PE
    • Install the Nomad Agent in the New Operating System
    • Restore the Nomad Cache
  • Working with Dynamic Packages
    • Add the dynamic package to the Task Sequence
  • Preparing to use Peer Backup Assistant
    • Enable Peer Backup Assistant
    • Configure the Task Sequence to Capture User State
    • Configure the Task Sequence to Restore User State
  • Performing an OS refresh using Nomad
    • Deploy the Nomad Windows 10 Ent task sequence
    • Monitor the OS refresh
    • Observe Nomad on a peer machines that has the content precached

Ex 7 - Nomad 6.3 - Using Nomad for OSD 'bare metal'

  • Installing PXELite Central
    • Install PXELite Central
    • Review the installed components
  • Preparing a boot image for PXE Everywhere
    • Create the PXE Everywhere Boot Image
    • Distribute the PXE Everywhere Boot Image Content
  • Update the PXE Everywhere Boot Image
    • Communication with the Management Point
  • Deploy PXE Everywhere
    • Create the PXE Everywhere Deployment Application
    • Create the PXE Everywhere Deployment Task Sequence
    • Deploy PXE Everywhere to all workstations
    • Review the PXE Everywhere installation on 1ETRNW71
  • Provision a 'New Computer' using PXELite
    • Change boot image for Nomad Windows 10 Ent task sequence
    • Create a New Computer Collection and Deployment
    • Open the PXELite Local log file
    • Boot 1ETRNW73 to begin the build


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Ex 1 - Nomad 6.3 - Installing the Nomad Components