MOC 20695 - Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications

Get expert instruction and hands-on practice deploying personal computers (PCs), devices, and applications by using enterprise-level deployment tools and technologies in this five-day Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications class. This course is for experienced Enterprise Desktop Support technicians who work in a Microsoft Active Directory domain environment that has managed access to the Internet, and who want to expand their role to include managing enterprise PCs and devices.

This course focuses on operating system and application deployment. You will learn the skills that you need to assess, determine, and implement the optimal deployment strategy for Windows devices, desktops, and applications. You also will learn how to evaluate application-compatibility issues by using the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) and how to migrate user states by using the User State Migration Tool (USMT). Additionally, you will learn how to prepare for deployment by using the Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit (ADK), and how to support Windows deployment strategies by installing and configuring the Windows Deployment Services server role.

You will have an opportunity to compare two deployment methods: lite-touch deployment that utilizes the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and zero-touch deployment that utilizes the latest version of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (Configuration Manager). Furthermore, you will learn how to integrate the MDT with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures. Finally, you will learn how to customize and deploy Microsoft Office 2016 to an enterprise network environment.

This course prepares certification candidates for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Exam 70-695: Deploying Enterprise Apps and Devices. As part of the learning experience, you will perform hands-on exercises in a virtual lab environment. Please note that this course is based on Windows 10 Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2012 R2 provides the domain services.

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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 operating system deployment strategy based upon organizational requirements.
  3. Learn to assess application compatibility issues and identify mitigation solutions to ensure that applications function successfully after an operating system deployment.
  4. Learn to describe and configure strategies to migrate user state during operating system deployments.
  5. Learn to determine the most appropriate image management strategy to support operating system and application deployments.
  6. Learn to describe and use the tools provided in the Windows ADK to prepare for and support automated deployment strategies.
  7. Learn to identify solutions to support PXE-initiated and multicast solutions when performing operating system deployment tasks.
  8. Learn to configure an operating system deployment strategy by using the MDT.
  9. Learn to configure an operating system deployment strategy using Configuration Manager.
  10. Learn to integrate the MDT with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures.
  11. Learn to implement volume license activation and configuration settings for client computers.
  12. Learn to customize and deploy Microsoft Office 2016 to an enterprise network environment, and describe how to use the Windows ICD.
Outline
  1. Assessing the network environment for supporting operating system and application deployment
    1. Overview of the enterprise desktop life cycle
    2. Assessing readiness for a desktop deployment by using Configuration Manager
    3. Assessing deployment readiness by using MAP
    4. 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 operating system deployment strategies
    1. Understanding tools and strategies you can use 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 touch deployment strategy
    5. Using a zero touch deployment strategy
    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
      4. Installing the Windows ADK
  3. Assessing application compatibility
    1. Diagnosing application compatibility issues
    2. Mitigating application compatibility issues
    3. Using ACT to address application compatibility issues
    4. Lab: Assessing application compatibility
      1. Analyzing applications for potential compatibility issues
      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. Determining an image management strategy
    1. Overview of the Windows image file format
    2. Overview of image management
    3. Lab: Determining an image management strategy
      1. Assessing business requirements to support an image management strategy
  6. Preparing for deployments by using the Windows ADK
    1. Overview of the Windows setup and installation process
    2. Preparing boot images by using Windows PE
    3. Using Windows SIM and Sysprep to automate and prepare an image installation
    4. Capturing and servicing a reference image using DISM
    5. Using the Windows ICD
    6. Lab: Preparing the imaging and Windows PE environment
      1. Configuring a custom Windows PE environment
    7. 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
    8. Lab: Capturing and servicing a reference image
      1. Capturing a reference system image
    9. Lab: Using the Windows ICD
      1. Create a provisioning package
      2. Create a Windows 10 deployment package
  7. Supporting PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments
    1. Overview of PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments
    2. Installing and configuring the Windows DS environment
    3. Lab: Configuring Windows DS to support PXE and multicast operating system deployments
      1. Planning the Windows DS environment
      2. Installing and configuring the Windows DS server role
  8. Implementing operating system deployment by using the MDT
    1. Planning for the MDT environment
    2. Implementing MDT 2013 Update 2
    3. Integrating Windows DS with MDT
    4. Lab: Operating system deployment using the MDT
      1. Planning for the MDT environment
      2. Installing MDT 2013 Update 2, and addressing MDT prerequisites
      3. Creating and configuring the deployment share
      4. Deploying and capturing a reference operating system image
  9. Managing operating system deployment
    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
    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
  10. 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
  11. Activating clients and managing additional configuration settings
    1. Solutions for volume license activation
    2. Determining additional client configuration settings
    3. Lab: Configuring additional settings for computer clients
      1. Planning for Windows 10 customization
      2. Creating a common Windows Start menu and custom power plan
      3. Creating a client preferences GPO
  12. Deploying Office 2016
    1. Methods for deploying Microsoft Office 2016 editions
    2. Customizing Office deployments
    3. Deploy Office 2016 by using Office 365
    4. Managing Office settings
    5. Introducing Windows Store for Business
    6. Distributing apps by using Windows Store for Business
    7. Lab: Deploying Microsoft Office 2016 by using the Office Customization Tool
      1. Using the Microsoft Office Customization Tool (OCT) to customize a Microsoft Office 2016 deploymen
      2. Deploying a customized version of Office 2016
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:

  • Networking fundamentals, including common networking protocols, topologies, hardware, media, routing, switching and addressing.
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management.
  • Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.
  • Basic concepts of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) security.
  • Basic understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax.
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services.
  • Basic understanding of management tasks using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
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