Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments Training

Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments Training (M6294)

Introduction:

Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments Training Course Public and Onsite Classes

This five-day instructor-led Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments Training course is intended for desktop administrators who want to specialize in desktop deployment, configuration, and management . In this Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments Training 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. This Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments Training course helps students prepare for the Exam 70-686, Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator.

Customize It:

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Audience/Target Group

This course is aimed at IT Professionals who are interested in specializing in Windows 7 desktop and application deployments and managing the desktop environments for large organizations. People attending this training could be support technicians or currently in deployment roles and are looking at taking the next step in their career or enhancing their skills in the areas of planning and deploying Windows 7 desktops.

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Duration: 5 days

What You Will Learn:

Prepare to deploy Windows 7 business desktops.
Assess and resolve application compatibility issues with Windows 7.
Determine the most appropriate method to deploy Windows 7 based upon specific business requirements.
Design a standard Windows 7 image by assessing and evaluating the business requirements.
Deploy Windows 7 by using WAIK.
Deploy Windows 7 by using WDS.
Deploy Windows 7 by using Lite Touch Installation.
Deploy Windows 7 by using Zero Touch Installation.
Migrate user state by using Windows Easy Transfer and User State Migration Tool 4.0.
Design, configure, and manage the Windows 7 client environment.
Plan and deploy applications and updates to Windows 7 client computers
Plan and deploy Windows 7 by using LTI. (Lab-Only Module)

Course Content:

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 Windows 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 an Activation Strategy

Review the Activation Scenario

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 the 2007 Microsoft Office System
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: Deploying Windows 7 Challenge Scenario

Lessons

Deploying Windows 7 Challenge Scenario
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 Computer

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