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6294: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments

6294: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments Course Description

Duration: 5 days (40 hours)

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.

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Intended Audience for this 6294: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments Course

  • » 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.

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6294: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments Course Objectives

  • » 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)

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6294: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments Course Outline

    1. Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops
      1. Overview of the Desktop Lifecycle
      2. Desktop Deployment: Challenges and Considerations
      3. Tools and Technologies Used in the Desktop Deployment Lifecycle
      4. Assessing the Current Computing Environment for Deploying Windows 7
      5. Designing Licensing and Activation
      6. Lab: Assessing the Computing Environment by Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
      7. Assessing the Computing Environment by Using Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
      8. Lab: Recommending a Licensing Strategy
      9. Determining the Activation Method
    2. Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7
      1. Overview of Application Compatibility
      2. Assessing and Resolving Application Compatibility Issues by Using ACT 5.5
      3. Lab: Evaluating Application Compatibility Using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit
      4. Installing and Configuring ACT
      5. Collecting Application Inventory
      6. Organizing the Application Inventory
      7. Analyzing Application Inventory Results
      8. Lab: Creating Application Compatibility Fixes
      9. Identifying Application Compatibility Issues
      10. Mitigating Application Issues
    3. Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods
      1. Evaluating In-Place Deployment
      2. Evaluating Side-by-Side Deployment
      3. Evaluating Lite-Touch Deployment Method
      4. Evaluating Zero-Touch Deployment Method
      5. Lab: Determining the Windows 7 Deployment Method
      6. Determining Windows 7 Deployment Methods
      7. Designing Standard Windows 7 Images
      8. Overview of Windows 7 Installation Architecture
      9. Overview of the Imaging Process
      10. Determining the Image Strategy
      11. Selecting the Image Servicing Methods
      12. Lab: Determining the Windows 7 Imaging Strategy
      13. Determining the Windows 7 Image Strategy
    4. Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK
      1. Overview of WAIK 2.0
      2. Building a Reference Windows 7 Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
      3. Managing the Windows Preinstallation Environment
      4. Capturing, Applying, and Servicing a Windows 7 Image
      5. Lab: Installing WAIK
      6. Install the Windows Automated Installation Kit
      7. Identify Resources and Tools included with the Windows Automated Installation Kit
      8. Lab: Building a Reference Image Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
      9. Building a Custom Answer File by Using Windows SIM
      10. Installing a Reference Computer using a Custom Answer File
      11. Generalizing a Reference Computer by Using Sysprep
      12. Lab: Creating Windows PE Boot Media
      13. Adding Packages and Drivers to Windows PE
      14. Creating a Bootable Windows PE ISO Image
      15. Starting the Windows PE Operating System Environment
      16. Lab: Capturing and Applying a Windows 7 Image Using ImageX
      17. Capturing an Image Using ImageX
      18. Apply an Image Using ImageX
      19. Lab: Servicing Images by Using DISM
      20. Servicing a Reference image using DISM
    5. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
      1. Overview of WDS
      2. Designing and Configuring WDS for Windows 7 Deployment
      3. Lab: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
      4. Designing the WDS Environment
      5. Installing and Configuring the WDS Server Role
      6. Adding Boot and Install Images to WDS
      7. Provisioning Drivers by Using WDS
      8. Deploying a Desktop Operating System Using WDS
    6. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
      1. Designing the Lite Touch Installation Environment
      2. Implementing MDT 2010 for Deploying Windows 7
      3. Lab: Planning and Configuring MDT 2010
      4. Planning the MDT Lite Touch Environment
      5. Installing MDT 2010 and Additional Component Files
      6. Configuring the Deployment Share
      7. Creating a Task Sequence
      8. Lab: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
      9. Updating the Deployment Share to Generate Windows PE Media
      10. Installing Windows 7 Using Lite Touch Installation
    7. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
      1. Designing the Zero Touch Installation Environment
      2. Performing Zero-touch Installation of Windows 7 by using MDT 2010 and Configuration Manager 2007
      3. Lab: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
      4. Planning the Zero Touch Installation Environment
      5. Preparing the Zero Touch Installation Environment
      6. Configuring Deployment Packages and System Images
      7. Configuring and Advertising a Client Task Sequence
    8. Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0
      1. Overview of User State Migration
      2. Overview of USMT 4.0
      3. Planning User State Migration (USMT 4.0)
      4. Migrating User State by Using USMT 4.0
      5. Lab: Migrating User State by Using Windows Easy Transfer
      6. Preparing the Window Easy Transfer Source Files
      7. Capturing User State Information from a Source Computer
      8. Loading User State Information to a Target Computer
      9. Lab: Migrating User State by Using the User State Migration Tool 4.0
      10. Planning for the User State Migration
      11. Creating USMT Migration Scripts
      12. Capturing and Restoring User State by Using USMT
      13. Performing a Hard-Link Migration
      14. Lab: Migrating User State by Using State using Hard Link Migration
      15. Performing a Hard-Link Migration
    9. Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment
      1. Overview of Planning Client Configuration
      2. Designing and Configuring Standard System Settings
      3. Designing and Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
      4. Designing and Configuring Security Settings
      5. Designing and Implementing Group Policy
      6. Troubleshooting Group Policy
      7. Lab: Designing and Configuring the Client Environment
      8. Designing a Client Environment
      9. Implementing a Client Configuration
      10. Lab: Troubleshooting GPO Issues
      11. Resolving a GPO Application Problem
    10. Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients
      1. Determining the Application Deployment Method
      2. Deploying Office 2007
      3. Planning and Configuring Desktop Updates by Using WSUS
      4. Lab: Determining the Application Deployment Method
      5. Determining the Application Deployment Method
      6. Lab: Customizing the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Installation
      7. Configuring the Setup Category
      8. Configuring the Features Category
      9. Installing Microsoft Office Professional Plus By Using the Setup Customization File
      10. Lab: Planning and Managing Updates by Using WSUS
      11. Planning Automatic Updates Settings
      12. Configuring Automatic Updates Settings by Using Group Policy
      13. Approving and Deploying an Update by Using WSUS
    11. Planning and Deploying Windows 7 by Using LTI
      1. Planning an End-to-End Windows 7 LTI Deployment
      2. Planning the MDT Lite Touch Environment
      3. Lab: Deploying Windows 7 using the LTI Deployment Plan
      4. Performing a Network Assessment
      5. Configuring MDT 2010 for an LTI Deployment
      6. Configuring WDS for a PXE and Multicast Deployment
      7. Configuring an MDT 2010 Deployment Share
      8. Creating the Reference Computer
      9. Preparing the Deployment Task Sequences
      10. Performing an Upgrade on Target Computers

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    This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

    • » 70-686 : Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator

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