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Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications (M20695)

Learn to plan, deploy, and manage Windows devices. 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.

GK# 1415 Vendor# M20695

$895 - $3095 USD

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Course Overview

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This course is intended for IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across medium-sized, large, or enterprise organizations. Typically, this audience comes from a desktop support background and progresses to the role of Enterprise Desktop Administrator. A significant portion of this audience uses or intends to use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (Configuration Manager) to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and enterprise applications. The Enterprise Desktop Administrator might also use toolsets such as the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK), and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to support assessment, operating system, and application deployment tasks.

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What You'll Learn

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  • Students will be able to assess the network environment to support operating system and application deployment tasks.
  • Students will be able to identify the most appropriate Windows deployment strategy based upon organizational requirements.
  • Students will be able to assess Windows 10 application compatibility issues and identify mitigation solutions.
  • Students will be able to describe and configure strategies to migrate user state during operating system deployments.
  • Students will be able to describe image management and use Windows ADK to prepare and support automated deployment strategies.
  • Students will be able to identify solutions to support PXE-initiated and multicast solutions when performing operating system deployment tasks.
  • Students will be able to configure an operating system deployment process using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
  • Students will be able to configure an operating system deployment strategy using System Center Configuration Manager.
  • Students will be able to integrate the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures.
  • Students will be able to deploy Windows 10 using modern deployment techniques such as Windows Autopilot, Windows Configuration Designer, and Configuration Manager Servicing.
  • Students will be able to implement volume license activation and configuration settings for client computers.
  • Students will be able to customize and deploy Microsoft Office and configure access to Microsoft Store for Business apps.

Outline

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1. Deploying Windows Desktop and Enterprise Applications

  • Overview of the Enterprise Desktop Life Cycle
  • Assessing Readiness for a Desktop Deployment
  • Assessing deployment readiness by using MAP
  • Assessing deployment readiness by using Windows Analytics

2. Determining Operating System Deployment Strategies

  • Understanding the Tools and Strategies used for operating system deployment
  • Using the High Touch with Retail Media deployment strategy
  • Using the High Touch with a Standard Image deployment strategy
  • Using a lite or zero-touch deployment strategy
  • Using modern and dynamic deployment strategies
  • 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
  • Managing images and deployments using the Windows ADK Managing images and deployments using the Windows ADK

5. 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

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

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

7. Implementing Operating System Deployment by Using System Center Configuration

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

8. Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for Operating System Deployment

  • Integrating Deployment Tools with Configuration Manager
  • Integrating MDT with Configuration Manager

9. Automating Windows Deployment using Modern Deployment Techniques

  • Using Windows Autopilot to deploy Windows devices
  • Using the Windows Configuration Designer to provision Windows devices
  • Using Configuration Manager Servicing to Manage Windows 10

10. Managing Volume License Activation and Additional Configuration Settings Solutions for volume license activation

11. Determining additional client configuration settings

Labs

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

  • Collecting hardware and application inventory by using Configuration Manager
  • Using MAP to Determine Infrastructure Readiness

Lab 2: Determining Operating System Deployment Strategies

  • Operating System Deployment Strategy for a small network
  • Identifying operating system deployment strategies for a medium-sized network
  • Identifying operating system deployment strategies for an enterprise network

Lab 3: Assessing Application Compatibility

  • Configuring Windows Analytics Upgrade Readiness
  • Mitigating application compatibility issues

Lab 4: Planning and Implementing User State Migration

  • User State Migration
  • Features of USMT 5.0
  • Plan User State Migration
  • Migrate User State by Using USMT

Lab 5: Preparing the Imaging and Windows PE Environment

  • Configuring a Custom Windows PE Environment

Lab 6: 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 7: Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image

  • Capturing a Reference System Image

Lab 8: 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 9: Operating system deployment using the MDT

  • Planning for the MDT environment
  • Installing MDT and addressing MDT prerequisites
  • Creating and configuring the deployment share
  • Deploying and capturing a reference operating system image

Lab 10: Preparing a Site for Operating System Deployment

  • Managing the Site System Roles that Support Operating System Deployment
  • Managing Packages to Support Operating System Deployment
  • Deploying an operating system

Lab 11: 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 12: 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 13: Configuring UDI

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

Lab 14: Configuring Windows Autopilot for operating system deployment

  • Configuring Microsoft Store for Business to support Windows Autopilot
  • Obtaining hardware IDs and add devices to Windows Autopilot
  • Creating and applying the Autopilot deployment profile

Lab15:  Using the Windows Configuration Designer to provision Windows devices

  • Create a provisioning package
  • Creating a Windows 10 deployment package

Lab 16:  Using Configuration Manager Servicing Plans to Manage Windows 10 devices

  • Configuring software updates to support Windows 10 upgrades
  • Creating a Windows 10 servicing plan
  • Deploying a Windows 10 servicing plan to Configuration Manager client devices

Lab 17:   Configuring post-deployment settings for Windows devices

  • Planning for Windows 10 customization
  • Creating a common Windows Start menu and custom power plan
  • Create a client preferences GPO

Lab 18:  Deploying Microsoft Office

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

Lab 19:  Deploying Microsoft Office

  • Using the Microsoft Office Customization Tool (OCT) to customize a Microsoft Office 2016 deployment
  • Deploying a customized version of Office 2016
  • 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
  • Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.
  • Basic concepts of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) security.
  • Basic understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services
  • Basic understanding of management tasks using Configuration Manager

 Or, attendance in for the following courses:

  • Administering Windows Server 2012
  • Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps

 

 

Who Should Attend

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IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and apps across medium/large/enterprise organizations. Typically, this course’s audience has a desktop-support background, and have worked as Enterprise Desktop Administrators. A significant portion of this audience uses or intends to use several tools, including the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK), System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and cloud-based services to support assessment, operating system, and application deployment tasks. Additionally, this course is for individuals who are interested in taking the MCSE exam 70-695: Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications.

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This course is available in the following formats:

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Duration: 5 day

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Duration: 33 hours

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