6294: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments
6294: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments 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.
Intended Audience for the 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.
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)
The 6294: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments Course prepare students for the following Exams
70-686 : Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator
6294: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments Course Outline
Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops
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
Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7
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
Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods
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
Designing Standard Windows 7 Images
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
Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK
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
Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
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
Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
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
Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
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
Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0
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
Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment
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
Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients
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
Planning and Deploying Windows 7 by Using LTI
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
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