Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments & Environments

Vendor: Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (CPLS) - Windows 7
Course # 6294
Course Starts On: Call for Details
Length of the Course: 5 Days
Price: $2,625 – Click Here to Pre Register

Course Description

This five-day instructor-led course is intended for desktop administrators who want to specialize in desktop deployment, configuration, and management . In this course, students will learn how to plan and deploy Windows 7 desktops in large organizations . They will also learn how to design, configure, and manage the Windows 7 client environment. This course helps students prepare for the Exam 70-686, Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to:
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.
Plan and deploy Windows 7 by using LTI. (Lab-Only Module)

Course Audience:

This course is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in specializing in Windows 7 desktop and application deployments and managing the desktop environments for large organizations. People attending this training could be support technicians or currently in deployment roles and are looking at taking the next step in their career or enhancing their skills in the areas of planning and deploying Windows 7 desktops.

Course PreRequisites:

Before attending this course, students must have:
A solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
A solid Windows and Active Directory background. For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
A good understanding of scripts and batch files.
A solid understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
Performed a clean installation of Windows 7, Upgrade to Windows 7, and migrate user-related data and settings from Windows XP.
Configured disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 7 to function as desired.
Experience configuring and troubleshooting permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications on Windows 7 Systems.
Experience configuring settings to enable network connectivity.
Experience configuring and troubleshooting a wireless network connection.
Experience configuring and troubleshooting Windows 7 security.
Configure mobile computers and devices.
Familiarity with the client administration capabilities of Windows Server and familiar with management tools such as the System Center suite of products.
Familiarity with deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.
The ability to work in a team/virtual team
Trained and mentored others

Course Outline:

Module 1: Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops
This module helps you plan and perform effective preparation tasks for deploying Windows 7 clients. It begins by discussing client, hardware, and deployment lifecycles. It also discusses how to assess existing computing environments and licensing.

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

Lab : Recommending a Licensing Strategy
Determining the Activation Method

Module 2: Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7
This module describes the process for addressing common application compatibility issues experienced during a typical operating system deployment. It also explains how to use the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to help inventory, analyze, and mitigate application compatibility issues.

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

Lab : 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 : Creating Application Compatibility Fixes
Identifying Application Compatibility Issues
Mitigating Application Issues

Module 3: Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods
This module discusses different deployment scenarios and methods that are available when deploying Windows 7. It also discusses various tools and technologies to use in the different scenarios, and considerations for selecting a deployment scenario and method.

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

Lab : Determining the Windows 7 Deployment Method
Determining Windows 7 Deployment Methods

Module 4: Designing Standard Windows 7 Images
This module, explains the underlying architecture of the computer imaging system that can be used to create and deploy a custom image of a Windows 7 desktop. It also discusses the different phases of the imaging process, and how to determine imaging strategy and image servicing opportunities in Windows 7.

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

Module 5: Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK
This module explains the underlying computer imaging architecture of Windows AIK 2.0, which can be used to create and deploy a custom Windows 7 desktop image.

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

Lab : Installing WAIK
Install the Windows Automated Installation Kit
Identify Resources and Tools included with the Windows Automated Installation Kit

Lab : 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 : 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 : Capturing and Applying a Windows 7 Image Using ImageX
Capturing an Image Using ImageX
Apply an Image Using ImageX

Lab : Servicing Images by Using DISM
Servicing a Reference image using DISM

Module 6: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
This module describes how WDS can be used to deploy custom system images to client computers located within the network infrastructure.

Overview of WDS
Designing and Configuring WDS for Windows 7 Deployment

Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
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

Module 7: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
This module describes how to design the Lite Touch Installation (LTI) environment, and provides you with an overview of the techniques that you can use to build and deploy Windows 7 using the MDT and the LTI scenario.

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

Lab : 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 : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
Updating the Deployment Share to Generate Windows PE Media
Installing Windows 7 Using Lite Touch Installation

Module 8: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
This module describes the necessary prerequisites and procedures for deploying the Windows 7 operating system using Zero Touch Installation methodology.

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

Lab : 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

Module 9: Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0
This module explains user state migration, and how to use tools, such as Windows Easy Transfer and the Microsoft Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT), in various migration scenarios.

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

Lab : 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 : Migrating User State by Using the User State Migration Tool 4.0
Planning for the User State Migration
Creating USMT Migration Scripts
Capturing and Restoring User State by Using USMT
Performing a Hard-Link Migration

Lab : Migrating User State by Using State using Hard Link Migration
Performing a Hard-Link Migration

Module 10: Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment
This module examines how to design, configure, and manage Windows 7 client configurations. Specifically, it discusses Group Policy, Internet Explorer, and system security settings.

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

Lab : Designing and Configuring the Client Environment
Designing a Client Environment
Implementing a Client Configuration

Lab : Troubleshooting GPO Issues
Resolving a GPO Application Problem

Module 11: Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients
This module discusses the implications of deploying applications to Windows 7 clients including Microsoft Office 2007. It also discusses the use of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

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

Lab : Determining the Application Deployment Method
Determining the Application Deployment Method

Lab : 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 : 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

Module 12: Planning and Deploying Windows 7 by Using LTI
This module is a comprehensive lab that gives the students an opportunity to perform an end-to-end deployment of Windows 7 by using the LTI.

Lab : Planning an End-to-End Windows 7 LTI Deployment
Planning the MDT Lite Touch Environment

Lab : 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