20695 : Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications
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This five-day course describes 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.

Audience

This course is intended for IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and apps across medium/large/enterprise organizations, and for individuals who are interested in taking the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exam 70-695: Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps.

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After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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.
  • Deploy Office 2013.

Course OutlineModule 1: Assessing the Network Environment for Supporting Operating System and Application DeploymentThis module provides an overview of the enterprise desktop life cycle. It explains how to assess hardware and infrastructure readiness for a desktop deployment, and how to use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) to assess deployment readiness.Lessons

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

Lab : 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the enterprise desktop life cycle.
  • Assess hardware and infrastructure readiness for a desktop deployment.
  • Use MAP to assess deployment readiness.

Module 2: Determining Operating System Deployment StrategiesThis module explains how to identify the most appropriate operating system deployment strategy based upon organizational requirements. It describes tools and deployment strategies, different types of operating system deployments, and alternative deployment strategies for desktop computers.Lessons

  • 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

Lab : Determining Operating System Deployment Strategies

  • Identifying Operating System Deployment Strategies for a Small Network
  • Identifying Operating System Deployment Strategies for a Medium-Sized Network
  • Identifying Operating System Deployment Strategies for an Enterprise Network
  • Installing the Windows ADK

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Determine an operating system deployment strategy.
  • Describe a media-based, high-touch deployment.
  • Describe an image-based, high-touch deployment.
  • Describe a lite-touch deployment.
  • Describe a zero-touch deployment.
  • Describe an alternate deployment strategy for Windows desktop computers.

Module 3: Assessing Application Compatibility

This module explains how to assess application compatibility issues and identify mitigation solutions to ensure that applications function successfully after an operating system deployment. It also describes how to use Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to address application compatibility issues.

Lessons

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

Lab : Assessing Application Compatibility

  • Analyzing Applications for Potential Compatibility Issues
  • Mitigating Application Compatibility Issues

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to diagnose application compatibility issues.
  • Explain the solutions available for mitigating application compatibility issues.
  • Resolve application compatibility issues with the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT).

Module 4: Planning and Implementing User State MigrationThis module describes user state migration strategies, and explains how to configure these strategies during operating system deployments.Lessons

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

Lab : Planning and Implementing User State Migration

  • Planning for User State Migration
  • Creating and Customizing USMT XML Files
  • Capturing and Restoring a User State by Using the USMT

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe user state migration.
  • Identify the features of USMT 5.0.
  • Plan user state migration.
  • Migrate user state by using USMT.

Module 5: Determining an Image Management StrategyThis module describes the Windows image file format, and provides an overview of image management. It also explains how to determine the most appropriate image management strategy to support operating system and application deployments.Lessons

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

Lab : Determining an Image Management Strategy

  • Assessing Business Requirements to Support an Image Management Strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and benefits of the Windows image file format.
  • Describe image management.

Module 6: Preparing For Deployments Using Windows ADK

This module describes the tools provided in Windows ADK, and explains how to use them to prepare for and support automated deployment strategies.

Lessons

  • 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

Lab : Preparing the Imaging and Windows PE Environment

  • Configuring a Custom Windows PE Environment

Lab : 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 : Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image

  • Capturing a Reference System Image
  • Servicing a Reference Image

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Windows installation process.
  • Describe how to use and customize Windows PE.
  • Use Windows SIM and Sysprep to automate and prepare images.
  • Capture and service a reference image.

Module 7: Supporting PXE-Initiated and Multicast Operating System DeploymentsThis module explains how to identify solutions to support PXE-initiated and multicast solutions when performing operating system deployment tasks. It also describes the process of installing and configuring the Windows Deployment Services environment.Lessons

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

Lab : 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments.
  • Explain the process for installing and configuring the Windows Deployment Services environment.

Module 8: Implementing Operating System Deployment by Using the Microsoft Deployment ToolkitThis module explains how to configure an operating system deployment strategy by using the MDT. It describes how to plan for the MDT environment, implement MDT 2013, and integrate Windows Deployment Services with MDT.Lessons

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

Lab : Using the MDT to Deploy Operating Systems

  • Planning for the MDT Environment
  • Installing MDT 2013, and Addressing MDT Prerequisites
  • Creating and Configuring the MDT 2013 Deployment Share
  • Deploying and Capturing a Reference Operating System Image

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the MDT components and the process for a lite-touch deployment strategy.
  • Install and configure the MDT environment.
  • Describe how they can configure Windows Deployment Services to integrate with MDT 2013.

Module 9: Implementing Operating System Deployment by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration ManagerThis module describes operating system deployment, and the process of preparing the site for operating system deployment. It also explains how to configure an operating system deployment strategy by using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.Lessons

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

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

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe operating system deployment.
  • Prepare the site for operating system deployment.
  • Deploy an operating system image.

Module 10: Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for Operating System DeploymentThis module explains how to integrate MDT with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures. It also reviews the features that are provided by the integration of MDT and Configuration Manager.Lessons

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

Lab : 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the integration of deployment tools with Configuration Manager.
  • Describe the features that the integration of MDT and Configuration Manager provides.

Module 11: Activating Clients and Managing Additional Configuration Settings

This module explains how to implement volume license activation and determine configuration settings for client computers. It also describes the different volume license activation solutions.

Lessons

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

Lab : 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the solutions for volume-license activation.
  • Determine additional settings for the configuration client.

Module 12: Deploying Microsoft Office 2013

This module explains how to customize and deploy Microsoft Office 2013 to an enterprise network environment. It describes the methods for deploying Office 2013, customizing Office deployments, and deploying Office 2013 from Office 365.

Lessons

  • 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

Lab : Deploying Microsoft Office 2013 by Using the Office Customization Tool

  • Use OCT to customize an Office 2013 deployment
  • Deploying a Customized Version of Office 2013

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the methods for deploying Microsoft Office 2013 editions.
  • Customize Office deployments.
  • Deploy Office 2013 by using Office 365.
  • Explain the considerations for deploying Office 2013 by using App-V.
  • Manage Office 2013 settings.
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