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Intensive Planning, Configuring, Managing, Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments (12586)

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Course Content

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.

Who should attend

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 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.
  • Migrate user state by using Windows Easy Transfer and User State Migration Tool 4.0.
  • Design, configure and manage the Windows 7 client environment.
  • Configure disks, partitions, volumes and device drivers to enable a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure file access and printers on a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure network connectivity on a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure wireless network connectivity on a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Secure Windows 7 client desktop computers.
  • Optimize and maintain the performance and reliability of a Windows 7 client computer

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops

Lessons

  • 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 Windows 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

Module 2: Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7

Lessons

  • 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

Lessons

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

Module 4: Designing Standard Windows 7 Images

Lessons

  • 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

Lessons

  • 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

Lessons

  • 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

Lessons

  • 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: Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0

Lessons

  • 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 9: Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment

Lessons

  • 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 10: Configuring Disks and Device Drivers

Lessons

  • Partitioning Disks in Windows 7
  • Managing Disk Volumes
  • Maintaining Disks in Windows 7
  • Installing and Configuring Device Drivers

Lab: Configuring Disks and Device Drivers

  • Configuring Disks
  • Configuring Disk Quotas (Optional)
  • Updating a Device Driver

Module 11: Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Client Computers

Lessons

  • Overview of Authentication and Authorization
  • Managing File Access in Windows 7
  • Managing Shared Folders
  • Configuring File Compression
  • Managing Printing

Lab: Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Client Computers

  • Create and Configure a Public Shared Folder for all Users
  • Configuring Shared Access to Files for Specific Users
  • Creating and Sharing a Printer

Module 12: Configuring Network Connectivity

Lessons

  • Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
  • Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
  • Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
  • Overview of Name Resolution
  • Troubleshooting Network Issues

Lab: Configuring Network Connectivity

  • Configuring IPv4 Addressing
  • Configuring IPv6 Addressing
  • Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

Module 13: Configuring Wireless Network Connections

Lessons

  • Overview of Wireless Networks
  • Configuring a Wireless Network
  • Troubleshooting Network Issues

Lab: Configuring Wireless Network Connections

  • Determining the appropriate configuration for a wireless network
  • Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity

Module 14: Securing Windows 7 Desktops

Lessons

  • Overview of Security Management in Windows 7
  • Securing a Windows 7 Client Computer by Using Local
  • Security Policy Settings
  • Securing Data by Using EFS and BitLocker
  • Configuring Application Restrictions
  • Configuring User Account Control
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Configuring Security Settings in Internet Explorer 8
  • Configuring Windows Defender

Lab: Configuring UAC, Local Security Policies, EFS, and AppLocker

  • Using Action Center
  • Configuring Local Security Policies
  • Encrypting Data
  • Configuring AppLocker

Lab: Configuring Windows Firewall, Internet Explorer 8

  • Security Settings, and Windows Defender
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Configuring Internet Explorer 8 Security
  • Configuring Windows Defender

Module 15: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Client Computers

Lessons

  • Maintaining Performance by Using the Windows 7 Performance Tools
  • Maintaining Reliability by Using the Windows 7 Diagnostic Tools
  • Backing Up and Restoring Data by Using Windows Backup
  • Restoring a Windows 7 System by Using System Restore Points
  • Configuring Windows Update

Lab: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Client Computers

  • Monitoring System Performance
  • Backing Up and Restoring Data
  • Configuring System Restore Points
  • Configuring Windows Update

Module 16: Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access in Windows 7

Lessons

  • Configuring Mobile Computer and Device Settings
  • Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance for Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess for Remote Access
  • Configuring BranchCache for Remote Access

Optional Lab: Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access in Windows 7

  • Creating a Sync Partnership
  • Configuring Power Options
  • Enabling Remote Desktop
  • Enabling BranchCach
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Duration 5 days

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