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70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1 – sample exam – Q20

A company has 100 client computers that run Windows 8.1.
You plan to install a custom app that requires a license key.
You need to ensure that the installation process does not prompt for the manual entry of a license key.
What should you do?

A. Install and run the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
B. Install and run the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit.
C. Install and run the Windows App Certification Kit.
D. Install and run the Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit.

Correct Answer: A

Explanation: Windows Assessment
and Deployment Kit for Windows 8.1

Step-by-Step: Windows 8 Deployment for IT Professionals

This guide uses the tools included in the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK). This includes Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM), the Deployment Imaging Servicing and Man- agement tool (DISM), and Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE). In addition to the tools that this guide describes, other tools are available in the Windows ADK that you can use to prepare your organization for migrating to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1:
DISM Global Options for Command-Line Syntax

Global options can be added to most of the servicing and imaging options in the Deployment Image Ser- vicing and Management (DISM) tool. These options can be used to access the command-line help, spec- ify the location of files to use, and control logging.

Basic Syntax for Servicing Commands
After you have mounted or applied a Windows® image so that it is available offline as a flat file structure, you can specify any DISM global options, the servicing option that will update your image, and the loca- tion of the offline image. You can use only one servicing option per command line.

If you are servicing a running computer, you can use the /Online option instead of specifying the location of the offline Windows image. The commands and options that are available for servicing an image de- pend on which Windows operating system you are servicing. They also depend on whether the image is offline or a running operating system. All commands work on an offline Windows image. Subsets of the commands are available for servicing a running operating system.

The base syntax for DISM servicing commands is:

DISM.exe {/Image: | /Online} [dism_global_options] {servicing_option} []
DISM App Package (.appx or .appxbundle) Servicing Command-Line Options

You can use app package-servicing commands to add, remove, and list provisioned app packages (.appx or .appxbundle) in a Windows image. An .appxbundle, new for Windows 8.1, is a collection of app and re- source packages used together to enrich the app experience, while minimizing the disk footprint on a given PC.
Provisioned app packages are added to a Windows image and are then installed for every new or existing user profile the next time the user logs on. For more information, including requirements for app package provisioning, see Sideload Apps with DISM.

You can also use Windows PowerShell to add, remove, and list app packages (.appx or .appxbundle) per image or per user in a Windows installation.
Sideload Apps with DISM

You can sideload line-of-business (LOB) Windows Store apps to a Windows® image by using Windows PowerShell® or the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) platform. Windows Store apps are a new type of application that runs on:
Windows 8.1 devices
Windows 8 devices
Windows Server 2012 R2 devices
Windows Server 2012
Windows Embedded 8 Industry

Typically, Windows Store apps are available only through the Windows® Store. You can submit LOB Windows Store apps to the Windows Store and make them available outside of your enterprise. However, you can also develop Windows Store apps for use only within your enterprise and add them to Windows devices you manage through a process we call sideloading. Sideloaded apps do not have to be certified by or installed through the Windows Store.

Further information:
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) is an agentless, automated, multi-product plan- ning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop, server and cloud migrations. MAP provides de- tailed readiness assessment reports with extensive hardware and software information, and actionable recommendations to help organizations accelerate their IT infrastructure planning process, and gather more detail on assets that reside within their current environment. MAP also provides server utilization data for Hyper-V server virtualization planning; identifying server placements, and performing virtualiza- tion candidate assessments.
Windows App Certification Kit
Before you submit your app for certification and listing in the Windows Store, use the Windows App Certi- fication Kit to test your app and make sure it’s ready to go. Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)
The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) is a lifecycle management tool that assists in identi- fying and managing your overall application portfolio, reducing the cost and time involved in resolving ap- plication compatibility issues, and helping you quickly deploy Windows and Windows updates.

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