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Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments

Learn to plan, deploy, and manage Windows 7 desktop environments.

GK# 6211 Vendor# M6294

$2995 - $3095 USD

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Course Overview


In this course intended for desktop administrators who want to specialize in desktop deployment, configuration, and management, you will learn how to plan and deploy Windows 7 desktops in large organizations. You will also learn how to design, configure, and manage the Windows 7 client environment.

This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 6294: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments.


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What You'll 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


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1. Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops

  • 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

2. Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7

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

3. Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods

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

4. Designing Standard Windows 7 Images

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

5. Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK

  • 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

6. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services

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

7. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation

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

8. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation

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

9. Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0

  • 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

10. Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment

  • 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

11. Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients

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

12. Planning and Deploying Windows 7 by Using LTI

  • Planning the MDT Lite Touch Environment


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Lab1a: Assessing the Computing Environment by Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

Lab 1b: Recommending a Licensing Strategy

  • Determining the Activation Method

Lab 2a: 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 2b: Creating Application Compatibility Fixes

  • Identifying Application Compatibility Issues
  • Mitigating Application Issues

Lab 3: Determining the Windows 7 Deployment Method

Lab 4: Determining the Windows 7 Imaging Strategy

Lab 5a: Using the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK)

  • Install the WAIK
  • Resources and Tools Included with the WAIK

Lab 5b: 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 5c: 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 5d: Capturing and Applying a Windows 7 Image Using ImageX

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

Lab 5e: Servicing Images by Using DISM

  • Servicing a Reference Image using DISM

Lab 6: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

  • 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

Lab 7a: 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 7b: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation

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

Lab 8: 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

Lab 9a: 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 9b: Migrating User State by Using the User State Migration Tool 4.0 (USMT)

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

Lab 9c: Migrating User State by Using Hard Link Migration

  • Performing a Hard-Link Migration

Lab 10a: Designing and Configuring the Client Environment

  • Designing a Client Environment
  • Implementing a Client Configuration

Lab 10b: Troubleshooting GPO Issues

  • Resolving a GPO Application Problem

Lab 11a: Determining the Application Deployment Method

Lab 11b: 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 11c: 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

Lab 12: 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

Who Should Attend


IT professionals interested in specializing in Windows 7 desktop and application deployments and managing the desktop environments for large organizations; Ideal candidates include support technicians or IT professionals currently in deployment roles who want to advance their careers or enhance their skills in planning and deploying Windows 7 desktops.

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This course accepts Microsoft SATVs

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