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Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications (M20695)

Learn to plan, deploy, and manage Windows devices.

GK# 1415 Vendor# M20695

$1245 - $2995 CAD

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Course Overview

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In this course, you will learn how to assess operating system and application deployment options, determine the most appropriate deployment strategy, and then implement a lite-touch or zero-touch deployment solution for Windows devices and apps. Solutions that this course covers include operating system deployment scenarios using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20695: Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-695: Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications.

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What You'll Learn

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  • Assess the network environment for supporting operating system and application deployment
  • Determine operating system deployment strategies
  • Assess application compatibility
  • Plan and implement user state migration
  • Determine an image management strategy
  • Prepare for deployments using the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK)
  • Support PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments
  • Implement operating system deployment by using the MDT
  • Implement operating system deployment by using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Integrate MDT and Configuration Manager for operating system deployment
  • Activate clients and manage additional configuration settings

Outline

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1. Assessing the Network Environment for Supporting Operating System and Application Deployment

  • Overview of the Enterprise Desktop Life Cycle
  • Assessing Hardware and Infrastructure Readiness for a Desktop Deployment
  • Using MAP to Assess Deployment Readiness

2. Determining Operating System Deployment Strategies

  • Understanding the Tools and Strategies That Are Available for an Effective Operating System Deployment
  • Operating System Deployment by Using High-Touch with Retail Media
  • Operating System Deployment by Using High-Touch with Standard Image
  • Operating System Deployment by Using Lite-Touch
  • Operating System Deployment by Using a Zero-Touch Strategy
  • Alternative Deployment Strategies for Windows Desktops

3. Assessing Application Compatibility

  • Diagnosing Application Compatibility Issues
  • Mitigating Application Compatibility Issues
  • Using ACT to Address Application Compatibility Issues

4. Planning and Implementing User State Migration

  • Overview of User State Migration
  • Overview of USMT 5.0
  • Planning User State Migration
  • Migrating User State by Using USMT

5. Determining an Image Management Strategy

  • Overview of the Windows Image File Format
  • Overview of Image Management

6. Preparing For Deployments Using Windows ADK

  • Overview of the Windows Setup and Installation Process
  • Preparing Boot Images Using Windows PE
  • Using Windows SIM and Sysprep to Automate and Prepare an Image Installation
  • Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image

7. Supporting PXE-Initiated and Multicast Operating System Deployments

  • Overview of PXE-Initiated and Multicast Operating System Deployments
  • Installing and Configuring the Windows Deployment Services Environment

8. Implementing Operating System Deployment by Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

  • Planning for the MDT Environment
  • Implementing MDT 2013
  • Integrating Windows Deployment Services with MDT

9. Implementing Operating System Deployment by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

  • An Overview of Deploying Operating Systems
  • Preparing a Site for Operating System Deployment
  • Deploying an Operating System

10. Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for Operating System Deployment

  • Integrating Deployment Tools with Configuration Manager
  • Features Provided by Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager

11. Activating Clients and Managing Additional Configuration Settings

  • Solutions for Volume-License Activation
  • Determining Additional Configuration Client Settings

12. Deploying Microsoft Office 2013

  • Methods for Deploying Microsoft Office 2013 Editions
  • Customizing Office Deployments
  • Deploy Office 2013 by Using Office 365
  • Considerations for Deploying Office 2013 by Using App-V
  • Managing Office Settings

Labs

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Lab 1: Assessing the Network Environment for Supporting Operating System and Application Deployment

  • Assess Hardware and Infrastructure Readiness for a Desktop Deployment
  • Using MAP to Determine Infrastructure Readiness

Lab 2: Determining Operating System Deployment Strategies

  • Operating System Deployment Strategy
  • Media-Based, High-Touch Deployment
  • Image-Based, High-Touch Deployment
  • Lite-Touch Deployment
  • Zero-Touch Deployment
  • Alternate Deployment Strategy for Windows Desktop Computers

Lab 3: Assessing Application Compatibility

  • How to Diagnose Application Compatibility Issues
  • Solutions Available for Mitigating Application Compatibility Issues
  • Resolve application compatibility issues with the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)

Lab 4: Planning and Implementing User State Migration

  • User State Migration
  • Plan User State Migration
  • Migrate User State by Using USMT

Lab 5: Determining an Image Management Strategy

  • Assessing Business Requirements to Support an Image Management Strategy

Lab 6: Preparing the Imaging and Windows PE Environment

  • Configuring a Custom Windows PE Environment

Lab 7: Building a Reference Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep

  • Building Custom Answer Files by Using Windows SIM
  • Installing a Reference Computer by Using a Custom Answer File
  • Customizing Your Image in Audit Mode, and Preserving the Profile Changes by Using Sysprep

Lab 8: Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image

  • Capturing a Reference System Image
  • Servicing a Reference Image

Lab 9: Using Windows ICD

  • Creating a Provisioning Package
  • Creating a Windows 10 Deployment Package

Lab 10: Configuring Windows Deployment Services to Support PXE and Multicast Operating System Deployments

  • Planning the Windows Deployment Services Environment
  • Installing and Configuring the Windows Deployment Services Server Role

Lab 11: Using the MDT to Deploy Operating Systems

  • MDT Components and the Process for a Lite-Touch Deployment Strategy
  • Install and Configure the MDT Environment
  • How They Can Configure Windows Deployment Services to Integrate with MDT 2013

Lab 12 Preparing a Site for Operating System Deployment

  • Managing the Site System Roles that Support Operating System Deployment
  • Managing Packages to Support Operating System Deployment

Lab 13: Deploying Operating System Images for Bare-Metal Installations

  • Prepare the Operating System Image
  • Creating a Task Sequence to Deploy an Image
  • Deploying an Image

Lab 14: Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for Operating System Deployment

  • Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager
  • Creating an MDT Boot Image
  • Creating and Deploying an MDT Task Sequence by Using Configuration Manager

Lab 15: Configuring UDI

  • Creating a UDI task sequence
  • Deploying Windows 10 by using a UDI task sequence

Lab 16: Configuring Additional Settings for Computer Clients

  • Planning for Windows 8.1 Customization
  • Creating a Common Windows Start Screen and Custom Power Plan
  • Create a Client Preferences GPO

Lab 17: Deploying Microsoft Office 2016 by Using the Office Customization Tool

  • Using the Microsoft Office Customization Tool (OCT) to customize a Microsoft Office 2016 deployment
  • Deploying a customized version of Office 2016

Prerequisites

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You must have system administrator-level working knowledge of:

  • Networking fundamentals, including common networking protocols, topologies, hardware, media, routing, switching and addressing
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management
  • Basic understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services
  • Basic understanding of management tasks using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

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Who Should Attend

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IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and apps across medium/large/enterprise organizations

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