Win8/WS2012 Deployment Survival Guide

Here are some links for you to get started deploying Windows 8 and/or Windows Server 2012 compiled for you by a support lead colleague

 Server Posterpedia (free app):





 SideLoading Notes

  • The Windows Store is usable even for users that don’t have admin rights – they can still install apps (an operation that is always per-user).
  • Enterprises can create their own private “enterprise app store” using:
    • Windows Intune, which provides a modern app self-service portal for users to select what apps they want to install.
    • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, which provides a self-service portal web page  for users to select what apps they want to install.
    • Customers not using Windows Intune or System Center 2012 Configuration Manager can use PowerShell cmdlets (e.g. Add-AppxPackage) or DISM command lines
      to install apps in the same way that ConfigMgr and Intune do.
    • Note that installing apps from a source other than the Windows Store requires that the computer be enabled for sideloading.  That’s automatic for Windows 8 Enterprise domain-joined computers, but requires a separate sideload product key for Windows 8 Enterprise workgroup, Windows 8 Pro, or Windows RT computers. 
    • Additional information on SideLoading product key