Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments

Days 5    Code 6294   Fee £1985

This five-day instructor-led course is intended for desktop administrators who want to specialize in desktop deployment, configuration, and management.

Course Details

This five-day instructor-led course is intended for desktop administrators who want to specialize in desktop deployment, configuration, and management . In this course, students will learn how to plan and deploy Windows 7 desktops in large organizations . They will also learn how to design, configure, and manage the Windows 7 client environment.

Examination Information

This course helps students prepare for the Exam 70-686, Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • A solid Windows and Active Directory background. For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
  • A good understanding of scripts and batch files.
  • A solid understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
  • Performed a clean installation of Windows 7, Upgrade to Windows 7, and migrate user-related data and settings from Windows XP.
  • Configured disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 7 to function as desired.
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications on Windows 7 Systems.
  • Experience configuring settings to enable network connectivity.
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting a wireless network connection.
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting Windows 7 security.
  • Configure mobile computers and devices.
  • Familiarity with the client administration capabilities of Windows Server and familiar with management tools such as the System Center suite of products.
  • Familiarity with deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.
  • The ability to work in a team/virtual team
  • Trained and mentored others

Course Outline

Module 1: Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops

Lessons

  • Overview of the Desktop Lifecycle
  • Desktop Deployment: Challenges and Considerations
  • Tools and Technologies Used in the Desktop Deployment Lifecycle
  • Assessing the Current Computing Environment for Deploying Windows 7
  • Designing Licensing and Activation

Lab : Assessing the Computing Environment by Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

  • Assessing the Computing Environment by Using Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

Lab : Recommending a Licensing Strategy

  • Determining the Activation Method

Module 2: Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7
Lessons

  • Overview of Application Compatibility
  • Assessing and Resolving Application Compatibility Issues by Using ACT 5.5

Lab : Evaluating Application Compatibility Using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit

  • Installing and Configuring ACT
  • Collecting Application Inventory
  • Organizing the Application Inventory
  • Analyzing Application Inventory Results

Lab : Creating Application Compatibility Fixes

  • Identifying Application Compatibility Issues
  • Mitigating Application Issues

Module 3: Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods
Lessons

  • Evaluating In-Place Deployment
  • Evaluating Side-by-Side Deployment
  • Evaluating Lite-Touch Deployment Method
  • Evaluating Zero-Touch Deployment Method

Lab : Determining the Windows 7 Deployment Method

  • Determining Windows 7 Deployment Methods

Module 4: Designing Standard Windows 7 Images
Lessons

  • Overview of Windows 7 Installation Architecture
  • Overview of the Imaging Process
  • Determining the Image Strategy
  • Selecting the Image Servicing Methods

Lab : Determining the Windows 7 Imaging Strategy

  • Determining the Windows 7 Image Strategy

Module 5: Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK
Lessons

  • Overview of WAIK 2.0
  • Building a Reference Windows 7 Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
  • Managing the Windows Preinstallation Environment
  • Capturing, Applying, and Servicing a Windows 7 Image

Lab : Installing WAIK

  • Install the Windows Automated Installation Kit
  • Identify Resources and Tools included with the Windows Automated
  • Installation Kit

Lab : Building a Reference Image Using Windows SIM and Sysprep

  • Building a Custom Answer File by Using Windows SIM
  • Installing a Reference Computer using a Custom Answer File
  • Generalizing a Reference Computer by Using Sysprep

Lab : Creating Windows PE Boot Media

  • Adding Packages and Drivers to Windows PE
  • Creating a Bootable Windows PE ISO Image
  • Starting the Windows PE Operating System Environment

Lab : Capturing and Applying a Windows 7 Image Using ImageX

  • Capturing an Image Using ImageX
  • Apply an Image Using ImageX

Lab : Servicing Images by Using DISM

  • Servicing a Reference image using DISM

Module 6: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
Lessons

  • Overview of WDS
  • Designing and Configuring WDS for Windows 7 Deployment

Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services

  • Designing the WDS Environment
  • Installing and Configuring the WDS Server Role
  • Adding Boot and Install Images to WDS
  • Provisioning Drivers by Using WDS
  • Deploying a Desktop Operating System Using WDS

Module 7: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
Lessons

  • Designing the Lite Touch Installation Environment
  • Implementing MDT 2010 for Deploying Windows 7

Lab : Planning and Configuring MDT 2010

  • Planning the MDT Lite Touch Environment
  • Installing MDT 2010 and Additional Component Files
  • Configuring the Deployment Share
  • Creating a Task Sequence

Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation

  • Updating the Deployment Share to Generate Windows PE Media
  • Installing Windows 7 Using Lite Touch Installation

Module 8: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
Lessons

  • Designing the Zero Touch Installation Environment
  • Performing Zero-touch Installation of Windows 7 by using MDT 2010 and Configuration Manager 2007

Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation

  • Planning the Zero Touch Installation Environment
  • Preparing the Zero Touch Installation Environment
  • Configuring Deployment Packages and System Images
  • Configuring and Advertising a Client Task Sequence

Module 9: Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0
Lessons

  • Overview of User State Migration
  • Overview of USMT 4.0
  • Planning User State Migration (USMT 4.0)
  • Migrating User State by Using USMT 4.0

Lab : Migrating User State by Using Windows Easy Transfer

  • Preparing the Window Easy Transfer Source Files
  • Capturing User State Information from a Source Computer
  • Loading User State Information to a Target Computer

Lab : Migrating User State by Using the User State Migration Tool 4.0

  • Planning for the User State Migration
  • Creating USMT Migration Scripts
  • Capturing and Restoring User State by Using USMT
  • Performing a Hard-Link Migration

Lab : Migrating User State by Using State using Hard Link Migration

  • Performing a Hard-Link Migration

Module 10: Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment
Lessons

  • Overview of Planning Client Configuration
  • Designing and Configuring Standard System Settings
  • Designing and Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
  • Designing and Configuring Security Settings
  • Designing and Implementing Group Policy
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy

Lab : Designing and Configuring the Client Environment

  • Designing a Client Environment
  • Implementing a Client Configuration

Lab : Troubleshooting GPO Issues

  • Resolving a GPO Application Problem

Module 11: Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients
Lessons

  • Determining the Application Deployment Method
  • Deploying Office 2007
  • Planning and Configuring Desktop Updates by Using WSUS

Lab : Determining the Application Deployment Method

  • Determining the Application Deployment Method

Lab : Customizing the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Installation

  • Configuring the Setup Category
  • Configuring the Features Category
  • Installing Microsoft Office Professional Plus By Using the Setup
  • Customization File

Lab : Planning and Managing Updates by Using WSUS

  • Planning Automatic Updates Settings
  • Configuring Automatic Updates Settings by Using Group Policy
  • Approving and Deploying an Update by Using WSUS

Module 12: Planning and Deploying Windows 7 by Using LTI
Lab : Planning an End-to-End Windows 7 LTI Deployment

  • Planning the MDT Lite Touch Environment

Lab : Deploying Windows 7 using the LTI Deployment Plan

  • Performing a Network Assessment
  • Configuring MDT 2010 for an LTI Deployment
  • Configuring WDS for a PXE and Multicast Deployment
  • Configuring an MDT 2010 Deployment Share
  • Creating the Reference Computer
  • Preparing the Deployment Task Sequences
  • Performing an Upgrade on Target Computers

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