MOC 20695 - Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications

This five-day Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications training course is intended for IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across medium-sized, large, or enterprise organizations. Typically, this audience comes from a desktop support background and progresses to the role of Enterprise Desktop Administrator. A significant portion of this audience uses or intends to use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (Configuration Manager) to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and enterprise applications. The Enterprise Desktop Administrator might also use toolsets such as the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK), and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to support assessment, operating system, and application deployment tasks.

This five-day course is for IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and apps across medium, large, and enterprise organizations. Typically, this course's audience has a desktop-support background, and have worked as Enterprise Desktop Administrators. A significant portion of this audience uses or intends to use several tools, including the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK), System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and cloud-based services to support assessment, operating system, and application deployment tasks. Additionally, this course is for individuals who are interested in taking the MCSE exam 70-695: Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications.

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Goals
  1. Learn to assess the network environment to support operating system and application deployment tasks.
  2. Learn to identify the most appropriate Windows deployment strategy based upon organizational requirements.
  3. Learn to assess Windows 10 application compatibility issues and identify mitigation solutions.
  4. Learn to describe and configure strategies to migrate user state during operating system deployments.
  5. Learn to describe image management and use Windows ADK to prepare and support automated deployment strategies.
  6. Learn to identify solutions to support PXE-initiated and multicast solutions when performing operating system deployment tasks.
  7. Learn to configure an operating system deployment process using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
  8. Learn to configure an operating system deployment strategy using System Center Configuration Manager.
  9. Learn to integrate the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures.
  10. Learn to deploy Windows 10 using modern deployment techniques such as Windows Autopilot, Windows Configuration Designer, and Configuration Manager Servicing.
  11. Learn to implement volume license activation and configuration settings for client computers.
  12. Learn to customize and deploy Microsoft Office and configure access to Microsoft Store for Business apps.
Outline
  1. Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications
    1. Overview of the enterprise desktop life cycle
    2. Assessing readiness for a Windows desktop deployment
    3. Assessing deployment readiness by using MAP
    4. Assessing deployment readiness by using Windows Analytics
    5. Lab: Assessing the network environment for supporting operating system and application deployment
      1. Collecting hardware and application inventory by using Configuration Manager
      2. Using MAP to determine infrastructure readiness
  2. Determining Windows Deployment Strategies
    1. Understanding tools and strategies used for operating system deployment
    2. Using the High Touch with Retail Media deployment strategy
    3. Using the High Touch with a Standard Image deployment strategy
    4. Using a lite or zero-touch deployment strategy
    5. Using modern and dynamic deployment strategies
    6. Alternative deployment strategies for Windows desktops
    7. Lab: Determining Operating System Deployment Strategies
      1. Identifying operating system deployment strategies for a small network
      2. Identifying operating system deployment strategies for a medium-sized network
      3. Identifying operating system deployment strategies for an enterprise network
  3. Assessing Application Compatibility
    1. Diagnosing application compatibility issues
    2. Mitigating application compatibility issues
    3. Using ACT tools to address application compatibility issues
    4. Lab: Assessing application compatibility
      1. Configuring Windows Analytics Upgrade Readiness
      2. Mitigating application compatibility issues
  4. Planning and Implementing User State Migration
    1. Overview of user state migration
    2. Overview of USMT 10.0
    3. Planning user state migration
    4. Migrating user state by using USMT
    5. Lab: Planning and implementing user state migration
      1. Planning for user state migration
      2. Creating and customizing USMT XML files
      3. Capturing and restoring a user state by using the USMT
  5. Managing images and deployments using the Windows ADK
    1. Overview of image management
    2. Overview of the Windows Setup and installation process
    3. Preparing boot images by using Windows PE
    4. Lab: Preparing the imaging and Windows PE environment
      1. Configuring a custom Windows PE environment
    5. Lab: Building a reference image by using Windows SIM and Sysprep
      1. Building custom answer files by using Windows SIM
      2. Installing a reference computer by using a custom answer file
      3. Customizing your image in audit mode, and preserving the profile changes by using Sysprep
    6. Lab: Capturing and servicing a reference image
      1. Capturing a reference system image
  6. Supporting PXE-Initiated and Multicast Operating System Deployments
    1. Overview of PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments
    2. Installing and configuring Windows Deployment Services
    3. Lab: Configuring Windows Deployment Services to support PXE and multicast operating system deployments
      1. Planning the Windows Deployment Services environment
      2. Installing and configuring the Windows Deployment Services server role
  7. Operating System Deployment Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
    1. Planning for the MDT environment
    2. Implementing MDT
    3. Integrating Windows Deployment Services with MDT
    4. Lab: Operating system deployment using the MDT
      1. Planning for the MDT environment
      2. Installing MDT and addressing MDT prerequisites
      3. Creating and configuring the deployment share
      4. Deploying and capturing a reference operating system image
  8. Operating System Deployment Using System Center Configuration
    1. Overview of operating system deployment
    2. Preparing a site for operating system deployment
    3. Deploying an operating system
    4. Lab: Preparing the site for operating system deployment
      1. Managing the site system roles used to support operating system deployment
      2. Managing packages to support operating system deployment
      3. Deploying an operating system
    5. Lab: Deploying operating system images for bare-metal installations
      1. Preparing the operating system image
      2. Creating a task sequence to deploy an image
      3. Deploying an image
  9. Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for Operating System Deployment
    1. Integrating deployment tools with Configuration Manager
    2. Integrating MDT with Configuration Manager
    3. Lab: Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for operating system deployment
      1. Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager
      2. Creating an MDT boot image
      3. Creating and deploying an MDT task sequence by using Configuration Manager
    4. Lab: Configuring UDI
      1. Creating a UDI task sequence
      2. Deploying Windows 10 by using a UDI task sequence
  10. Automating Windows Deployment using Modern Deployment Techniques
    1. Using Windows Autopilot to deploy Windows devices
    2. Using the Windows Configuration Designer to provision Windows devices
    3. Using Configuration Manager Servicing to Manage Windows 10
    4. Lab: Configuring Windows Autopilot for operating system deployment
      1. Configuring Microsoft Store for Business to support Windows Autopilot
      2. Obtaining hardware IDs and add devices to Windows Autopilot
      3. Creating and applying the Autopilot deployment profile
    5. Lab: Using the Windows Configuration Designer to provision Windows devices
      1. Create a provisioning package
      2. Creating a Windows 10 deployment package
    6. Lab: Using Configuration Manager Servicing Plans to Manage Windows 10 devices
      1. Configuring software updates to support Windows 10 upgrades
      2. Creating a Windows 10 servicing plan
      3. Deploying a Windows 10 servicing plan to Configuration Manager client devices
  11. Managing Volume License Activation and Additional Configuration Settings
    1. Solutions for volume license activation
    2. Determining additional client configuration settings
    3. Lab: Configuring post-deployment settings for Windows devices
      1. Planning for Windows 10 customization
      2. Creating a common Windows Start menu and custom power plan
      3. Create a client preferences GPO
    4. Lab: Deploying Microsoft Office
      1. Using the Microsoft Office Customization Tool (OCT) to customize a Microsoft Office 2016 deployment
      2. Deploying a customized version of Office 2016
      3. Deploying a customized version of Office 2016
    5. Lab: Deploying apps using Microsoft Store for Business
      1. Configuring Microsoft Store for Business
      2. Using Microsoft Store for Business to deploy apps
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Windows class:

  • System administrator-level working knowledge of:
    1. Networking fundamentals, including common networking protocols, topologies, hardware, media, routing, switching, and addressing.
    2. Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management.
    3. Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.
    4. Basic concepts of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) security.
    5. Basic understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax.
    6. Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services.
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