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Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure (M20415)

Learn to implement and plan a Windows 8 desktop infrastructure.

GK# 6415 Vendor# M20415

Course Overview


In this course, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, and implement a Windows 8 desktop infrastructure. You will learn to plan and deploy desktops using several technologies, including User State Migration Tool (USMT), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). You will also cover how to protect desktops and monitor their health and performance.

This course incorporates material from Microsoft Official Course 20415 and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure.


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What You'll Learn

  • Assess and determine desktop deployment options
  • Plan an image management strategy
  • Implement desktop security
  • Capture and manage a desktop operating system image
  • Plan and implement User State Migration
  • Plan and deploy desktops using the MDT
  • Plan and deploy desktops using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Plan and implement a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) infrastructure
  • Manage user state virtualization for enterprise desktops
  • Plan and implement an updates infrastructure to support enterprise desktops
  • Protect enterprise desktops from malware and data lossMonitor the performance and health of the desktop infrastructure


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1. Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options

  • Enterprise Desktop Life Cycle
  • Assessing Hardware and Infrastructure Readiness for a Desktop Deployment
  • Enterprise Desktop Deployment Methods
  • Volume Activation Technologies for Enterprise Desktops

2. Planning An Image Management Strategy

  • Windows Image Formats
  • Image Management

3. Implementing Desktop Security

  • Implementing a Centralized Desktop Security Solution
  • Planning and Implementing BitLocker
  • Planning and Implementing Encrypted File System

4. Capturing and Managing a Desktop Operating System Image

  • Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)
  • Managing Windows Pre-Installation Environment
  • Building a Reference Image Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
  • Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image
  • Configuring and Managing Windows Deployment Services

5. Planning and Implementing User State Migration

  • User State Migration
  • Planning User State Migration Using USMT
  • Migrating User State Using USMT

6. Planning and Deploying Desktops Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

  • Planning for the Lite Touch Installation Environment
  • Implementing MDT 2012 for Lite Touch Installation
  • Integrating Windows Deployment Services with MDT

7. Planning and Deploying Desktops Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

  • Planning the Zero Touch Installation Environment
  • Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment
  • Building a Reference Image Using a Configuration Manager Task Sequence
  • Using MDT Task Sequences to Deploy Client Images

8. Planning and Implementing a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure

  • Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
  • Planning the RDS Environment
  • Configuring a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Deployment
  • Configuring a Session-Based Desktop Deployment
  • Extending the RDS Environment to the Internet

9. Managing User State Virtualization For Enterprise Desktops

  • User State Virtualization
  • Planning User State Virtualization
  • Configuring Roaming Profiles, Folder Redirection, and Offline Files
  • Implementing Microsoft User Experience Virtualization

10. Planning and Implementing an Updates Infrastructure to Support Enterprise Desktops

  • Planning an Updates Infrastructure for the Enterprise
  • Supporting Software Updates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Managing Updates for Virtual Machines and Images
  • Using Windows Intune for Managing Software Updates

11. Protecting Enterprise Desktops from Malware and Data Loss

  • System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
  • Configuring System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Client Settings and Monitoring Status
  • Using Windows Intune Endpoint Protection
  • Protecting Desktops Using System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager

12. Monitoring the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure

  • Performance and Health Monitoring for the Desktop Infrastructure
  • Monitoring the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure


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This course utilizes prerelease software in the virtual machines for the labs.

Lab 1: Assess and Determine Desktop Deployment Options

  • Plan a Desktop Deployment Strategy
  • Collect Infrastructure Data
  • Implement a Volume Activation Solution

Lab 2: Plan an Image Management Strategy

  • Assess Business Requirements to Support an Image Management Strategy

Lab 3: Configure Desktop Security

  • Configure Desktop Security Using Group Policy
  • Configure Drive Encryption Using BitLocker

Lab 4: Configure File Encryption Using Encrypting File System (EFS)

  • Implement a Centrally Managed EFS Solution
  • Implement an EFS Recovery Solution

Lab 5: Prepare the Imaging and Pre-Installation Environment

  • Install Windows ADK
  • Configure a Custom Windows PE Environment

Lab 6: Build a Reference Image Using Windows SIM and Sysprep

  • Build a Custom Answer File Using Windows SIM
  • Install a Reference Computer Using a Custom Answer File
  • Generalize a Reference Computer Using Sysprep

Lab 7: Capture and Service a Reference System Image

Lab 8: Configure and Manage Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

  • Plan the WDS Environment
  • Install and Configuring the Windows Deployment Services Server Role
  • Capture a Reference Image Using WDS
  • Deploy an Image Using WDS

Lab 9: Plan and Implement User State Migration

  • Plan for User State Migration
  • Create and Customize the USMT XML Files
  • Capture and Restore User State Using USMT

Lab10: Migrate User State Using Hard-Link Migration

  • Perform a Hard-Link Migration

Lab 11: Plan and Deploy Desktops Using the MDT

  • Plan for the MDT Lite Touch Installation Environment
  • Install MDT 2012 and the Prerequisite Components
  • Create and Configure the MDT 2012 Deployment Share
  • Deploy and Capture a Reference Operating System Image
  • Integrate WDS with MDT 2012 To Provide PXE Boot Capabilities

Lab 12: Prepare the Environment for Operating System Deployment

  • Plan the Operating System Deployment Infrastructure
  • Prepare the Zero Touch Installation Environment
  • Configure the Deployment Packages and System Images

Lab 13: Use MDT and Configuration Manager to Perform a Zero-Touch Installation

  • Perform a Zero Touch Installation

Lab 14: Plan and Implement a RDS Infrastructure

  • Plan the RDS Environment
  • Configure a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Scenario
  • Configure a Session-Based Desktop Scenario
  • Configure the RD Gateway Role Server

Lab 15: Manage User State Virtualization

  • Plan User State Virtualization
  • Implement User State Virtualization

Lab 16: Plan and Implement an Updates Infrastructure to Support Enterprise Desktops

  • Plan an Updates Infrastructure
  • Prepare a Systems Center 2012 Configuration Manager Site to Support Software Updates
  • Determine Software Update Compliance
  • Deploy Software Updates to Clients

Lab 17: Implement Client Endpoint Protection

  • Configure the Endpoint Protection Point
  • Configure and Deploy Endpoint Protection Polices
  • Configure Client Settings to Support Endpoint Protection
  • Monitor Endpoint Protection

Lab 18: Configure Data Protection for Client Computer Data

  • Configure and Verify Client Data Protection

Lab 19: Monitor the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure

  • Configure Performance and Reliability Monitoring for Desktops
  • Configure Operations Manager to Monitor Virtual Environments

Who Should Attend


IT professionals who manage the desktop environments for organizations and want to specialize in Windows 8 desktop deployments

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Duration: 5 day

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