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Implementing Desktop Application Environments (M20416)

Learn to design, deploy, and manage a physical and virtual Windows Server 2012 application management infrastructure.

GK# 6416 Vendor# M20416

Course Overview


In this course, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to design, deploy, and manage a virtual and physical Windows Server 2012 application management infrastructure and focus on using Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1). You will also learn to design, deploy, and manage Windows 8 Enterprise applications in a physical, virtual, and cloud environment.

This course incorporates material from the Microsoft Official Course 20416 and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments.


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What You'll Learn

  • Design an application distribution strategy appropriate for an organizational environment
  • Diagnose and remediate application compatibility problems for desktop and presentation virtualization-based deployments
  • Use Group Policy and Windows Intune to deploy applications to client devices
  • Deploy applications centrally using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
  • Configure self-service application deployments using Configuration Manager SP1, Service Manager SP1, and Windows Store apps
  • Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support presentation virtualization
  • Prepare, deploy, and manage applications for Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access
  • Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support application virtualization
  • Virtualize and deploy applications using App-V and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
  • Plan and configure the appropriate infrastructure to streamline the deployment of software updates to applications
  • Plan and configure application security
  • Plan and implement application upgrades, supersedence, and application coexistence
  • Monitor the deployment, performance, and utilization of applications and determine if current application hosting platforms are meeting business needs


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1. Designing an Application Distribution Strategy

  • Determining Business Requirements for Application Distribution
  • Application Distribution Strategies

2. Diagnosing and Remediating Application Compatibility

  • Diagnosing Application Compatibility Issues
  • Evaluating and Implementing Remediation Solutions
  • Resolving Compatibility Issues with the Application Compatibility Toolkit

3. Deploying Software Using Group Policy and Windows Intune

  • Deploying Software by Using Group Policy
  • Sideloading Windows Store Apps
  • Deploying Software by Using Windows Intune

4. Deploying Applications Using System Center Configuration Manager SP1

  • Application Deployment Using Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
  • Deploying Applications Using Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

5. Configuring Self-Service Application Deployment

  • Self-Service Application Deployment
  • Configuring Self-Service with Windows Intune
  • Self-Service Deployment with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
  • Self-Service Deployment with Service Manager 2012

6. Designing and Implementing Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure

  • Assessing Presentation Virtualization Requirements
  • Planning Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Deploying Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure

7. Preparing, Configuring, and Deploying Presentation Virtualization Applications

  • Determining Presentation Virtualization Application Strategies
  • Deploying Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access

8. Designing and Deploying an Application Virtualization Environment

  • Application Virtualization Models
  • Deploying Application Virtualization Infrastructure Components
  • Configuring Application Virtualization Client Support

9. Preparing, Sequencing, and Deploying Virtual Applications

  • Sequencing Applications with App-V
  • Deploying App-V Applications

10. Planning and Implementing Application Updates and Security

  • Planning Application Updates
  • Deploying Updates With Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Deploying Application Updates Using Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
  • Implementing Application Security

11. Planning and Implementing Application Upgrades

  • Application Upgrades
  • Application Concurrency

12. Monitoring Application Deployment, Use, and Performance

  • Planning Application Monitoring
  • Planning Software Inventory and Metering
  • Monitoring Application Resource Utilization


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Lab 1: Design an Application Deployment Strategy

Lab 2: Diagnose and Remediate Application Compatibility

  • Analyze Applications for Potential Compatibility Issues
  • Mitigate Application Compatibility Issues

Lab 3: Centralize Software Deployment Using Group Policy and Windows Intune

  • Deploy Software by Using Group Policy
  • Perform Windows Intune Simulations

Lab 4: Deploy Applications Using Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

  • Create a Query by Using System Center Configuration Manager SP1
  • Create User and Device Collections

Lab 5: Configure Self-Service Application Deployment

  • Plan Self-Service Application Deployment
  • Deploy Self-Service Software by Using the Configuration Manager Application Catalog
  • Use the Configuration Manager Application Catalog

Lab 6: Deploy and Implement Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure

  • Assess Capacity Requirements for Presentation Virtualization
  • Configure High Availability for Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure

Lab 7: Configure Applications for Presentation Virtualization

  • Configure Access to Remote Desktop Session Host Resources
  • Deploy Remote Desktop Session Host Desktop Applications
  • Configure and Deploying a RemoteApp Application
  • Verify Applications Using RD Web Access

Lab 8: Plan and Deploy Application Virtualization Infrastructure

  • Plan the Deployment of App-V Roles and Features
  • Deploy App-V Infrastructure
  • Configure App-V Client Settings

Lab 9: Prepare, Sequence, and Deploy Virtual Applications

  • Install and Configure App-V Sequencer
  • Sequence Applications
  • Deploy App-V Applications

Lab 10: Prepare and Deploy Application Updates

  • Prepare a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Site to Support Software Updates
  • Deploy AppLocker Policy
  • Resequence an App-V Application

Lab 11: Upgrade Applications

  • Plan an Application Upgrade Strategy
  • Upgrade a Deployed Application
  • Replace a Deployed Application
  • Configure Application Version Coexistence

Lab 12: Monitoring Application Deployment, Utilization, and Performance

  • Configure Asset Intelligence
  • Configure System Center 2012 Operations Manager SP1 for Monitoring a Server


  • Experience supporting Windows 8 client desktops
  • Experience deploying and managing applications, both physical and virtual
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts
  • Understanding of Windows and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Understand how to use scripts and batch files
  • Solid understanding of security concepts, including authentication and authorization
  • Experience performing a clean installation of Windows 8, upgrading to Windows 8, and migrating user-related data and settings from Windows XP
  • Ability to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 8 to function as desired
  • Ability to configure and troubleshoot permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications on Windows 8 Systems
  • Experience configuring settings to enable network connectivity and mobile computers and devices
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting a wireless network connection and Windows 8 security.
  • Understanding of the client administration capabilities of Windows Server and familiarity with management tools, such as the Microsoft System Center suite of products
  • MCSA: Windows 2012 Server certification or equivalent skills

Who Should Attend


IT professionals who are interested in specializing in Windows 8 application deployments and managing the application environments for large organizations

Training Exclusives

This course comes with 12 months access to the following benefits:

  • Practice Labs
  • 24x7 Mentoring
  • Indexed Class Recordings
  • Unlimited Course Retakes
  • Digital courseware
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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

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Duration: 5 day

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