Implementing and Managing Microsoft Desktop Virtualization

Vendor: Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (CPLS) - Microsoft Virtualization
Course # 10324
Course Starts On: January 27, 2014 - April 28, 2014 -
Length of the Course: 5 Days
Price: $2,625 – Click Here to Pre Register

Course Description

This five-day, instructor-led course provides you with the knowledge and skills to implement and manage desktop virtualization solutions. This course provides an overview of virtualization and the various Microsoft products that you can use to implement and deploy a virtualization solution. The course explains how to configure and manage a MED-V deployment. Then, it describes the procedures for deploying an App-V solution by implementing App-V servers and clients and by sequencing applications. The course then covers the configuration of Remote Desktop Services and RemoteApp programs. Finally, the course describes the concept of user state virtualization and procedures for configuring the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to:
Plan desktop virtualization scenarios.
Implement and configure Windows Virtual PC and the Windows XP mode.
ImplementMicrosoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization.
Configure and deploy MED-V images.
Manage a MED-V deployment.
Implement App-V servers.
Plan and deploy Application Virtualization clients.
Administer the App-V infrastructure by using the App-V Management Console.
Sequence applications for deployment by using the App-V infrastructure or a standalone installation.
Configure and use Remote Desktop Services and RemoteApp programs.
Implement user state virtualization.
Configure and use Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

Course Audience:

This course is intended for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 system and desktop administrators who will manage and implement desktop and application virtualization technologies within their networks.
The students for this course typically are responsible for implementing their organizations’ desktop and application virtualization, or their information technology (IT) management has directed them to research and/or implement desktop and application virtualization in the existing environment. Students should have a minimum of 1.5 years of experience working with Windows Server 2008 as a server or desktop administrator. This course does not require prior experience with virtualization. However, we highly recommend familiarity with virtualization concepts and management tools.

Course PreRequisites:

Before attending this course, students must have:
Basic skills with Windows Command line
Monitoring and Management Tools
AD DS, including Group Policy deployments
Performance Monitoring

Course Outline:

Module 1: Planning Desktop Virtualization Scenarios
Many organizations are exploring the use of virtualization to optimize their IT environment and streamline their IT management practices. Microsoft provides several products and technologies that will enable organizations to implement virtualization solutions in many different ways. This module provides an overview of the Microsoft virtualization technologies, and provides information on planning and managing virtualized environments.

Overview of Virtualization
Overview of Virtualization Management
Overview of Planning a Virtualization Deployment

Lab : Planning Desktop Virtualization Scenarios
Identifying Virtualization Requirements
Planning Desktop Virtualization Scenarios

Module 2: Implementing Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode
This module covers the concept of virtual machines and how Windows Virtual PC uses it for virtualizing a complete client system. The module also covers the requirements and the procedures for installing and configuring Windows Virtual PC and virtual machines.

Installing Windows Virtual PC
Configuring Windows Virtual PC
Installing, Configuring, and Managing the Windows XP Mode
Creating and Deploying Custom Images of Windows XP Mode

Lab : Implementing Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode
Installing Windows Virtual PC
Using Windows XP Mode

Module 3: Implementing Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
This module covers the architecture, functionalities, and benefits of MED-V. It also describes the roles of the MED-V client and MED-V Management server and the procedures for deploying them.

Overview of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
Implementing MED-V Servers
Implementing MED-V Clients

Lab : Implementing MED-V
Configuring an Existing Infrastructure
Deploying a MED-V Server
Deploying a MED-V Client

Module 4: Configuring and Deploying MED-V Images
This module explains how to create, configure, deploy, and work with MED-V images. It also describes how to upload a MED-V image and deploy it to the client.

Configuring MED-V Images
Deploying MED-V Images

Lab : Configuring and Deploying MED-V Images
Creating MED-V Images
Testing MED-V Images
Packaging and Uploading Images

Module 5: Managing a MED-V Deployment
This module explains how to manage a MED-V deployment, create reports, and perform basic MED-V troubleshooting. The module explains the concept of MED-V Workspace and describes how to configure Workspace Policy and deploy it to the client.

Implementing the MED-V Workspace Policy
Working with a MED-V Workspace
Reporting and Troubleshooting MED-V

Lab : Managing a MED-V deployment
Creating and Configuring Workspace Policy
Using a MED-V Client
Implementing MED-V Reporting and Troubleshooting

Module 6: Implementing App-V
This module provides an overview of application virtualization, and it explains the requirements and interactions of App-V components. It explains how to plan the App-V infrastructure, and the available deployment scenarios. The module also provides an overview of the App-V server and App-V client installation process, and describes how to configure an App-V client.

Introduction to Application Virtualization
Planning for Application Virtualization
Deploying Application Virtualization Servers

Lab : Implementing App-V
Planning an App-V Deployment
Installing a Management Server
Preparing the Content Directory for Application Streaming
Installing a Streaming Server
Copying a Package to the Streaming Server
Configuring a Client to Use the Streaming Server

Module 7: Planning and Deploying App-V Clients
This module explains how to configure and manage the application virtualization client. It provides an overview of the desktop and the terminal server client, and their installation methods. The module also describes the installation and configuration options for the client software.

Planning the App-V Client Deployment
Installing and Configuring the App-V Client
Managing Client Configuration Features

Lab : Deploying the App-V Client in Standalone Mode
Installing and Configuring the Application Virtualization Client
Installing a Standalone Package

Lab : Managing Client Configuration Features
Testing the App-V Client
Configuring Root Node Options
Modifying Desktop Configuration Server Options
Configuring Applications Using the Desktop Client
Configuring Offline Mode for Disconnected Mode

Module 8: Managing and Administering Application Virtualization
This module explains how to administer the App-V infrastructure by providing an overview of the App-V Management Console, its deployment on the administrative workstation, and the required permissions for administering the App-V Management server. Additionally, the module provides information about publishing and modifying virtualized applications, configuring version upgrades, enforcing license compliance, and managing server groups and server objects.

Using the Application Virtualization Management Console
Publishing Applications into the App-V Environment
Modifying Published Applications and Configuring Version Upgrades
Performing Advanced Tasks for Application Virtualization Administration

Lab : Publishing Applications in the App-V Environment
Publishing an Application
Verifying Application Functionality

Lab : Implementing License Enforcement
Publishing an Application to be Licensed
Creating a License Group
Creating a Provider Policy
Testing License Enforcement

Module 9: Sequencing Applications for Virtualization
This module provides an overview of App-V sequencing and explains how to sequence applications for deployment by using the App-V infrastructure or a standalone installation. It explains how to install and configure the App-V Sequencer. The module also covers packaging options, and the procedures for upgrading existing packages, and creating standalone packages.

Overview of Application Sequencing
Planning and Configuring the Sequencer Environment
Performing Application Sequencing
Advanced Sequencing Scenarios

Lab : Sequencing Applications for Virtualization
Sequencing an Application
Sequencing a hard-coded application

Module 10: Configuring Remote Desktop Services and the RemoteApp
This module explains how to configure and use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and RemoteApp programs. It provides an overview of the main RDS role services and the services that are required for implementing RemoteApp. This module also covers RD Connection Broker and the integration of published RemoteApp programs with Windows 7 clients.

Overview of Remote Desktop Services
Publishing RemoteApp by Using RDS
Accessing RemoteApp Programs from Clients

Lab : Configuring Remote Desktop Services and RemoteApp
Configuring Remote Desktop Client
Publishing RemoteApp Programs
Accessing Published RemoteApp Programs
Configuring RD client by using Group Policy

Module 11: Implementing User State Virtualization
This module explains the importance of the user state and how you can configure user state. It covers the features of user profiles, the profile types that Windows supports, and the differences between them. The module also covers folder redirection, and explains how to configure and use them.

Overview of User State
Configuring Roaming Profiles and Folders Redirection

Lab : Implementing User State Virtualization
Configuring and Testing Roaming Profiles
Configuring and Testing Folder Redirection
Verifying User State

Module 12: Configuring Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
This module describes how to configure and use Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). It provides an overview of Hyper-V server role and the integration of VDI with RDS and Hyper-V. The module also covers the procedures for configuring different types of virtual desktops and explains how to configure a virtual machine for use as a virtual desktop. Finally, the module provides details on deploying VDI to Windows 7 desktops.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Overview
Introduction to VDI
Configuring Personal and Pooled Virtual Desktops

Lab : Configuring Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Configuring VDI
Configuring a Virtual Machine for VDI
Configuring and Testing Personal Virtual Desktop
Configuring User State Virtualization in a VDI Deployment