Deploying Windows Desktops & Enterprise Applications


This five-day course describes how to assess operating system and application deployment options, determine the most appropriate deployment strategy, and then implement a deployment solution for Windows devices and apps that meets your environment’s needs. Solutions that this course details include operating system deployment scenarios ranging from high-touch solutions to zero-touch solutions. It also discusses the technologies that you use to implement these solutions, including the MDT and Configuration Manager. 



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 Configuration Manager to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and enterprise applications.
Additionally, this course is for individuals who are interested in taking the MCSE exam 70-695: Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications.


Before attending this course, participants should have:
  • System administrator–level working knowledge
  • Networking fundamentals, including common networking protocols, topologies, hardware, media, routing, switching, and addressing
  • Microsoft 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 the management tasks that you can perform by using Configuration Manager

At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the network environment to support operating system and application deployment tasks
  • Identify the most appropriate operating system deployment strategy based upon organizational requirements
  • Assess application compatibility issues and identify mitigation solutions to ensure that applications function successfully after an operating system deployment
  • Describe and configure strategies to migrate user state during operating system deployments.
  • Determine the most appropriate image management strategy to support operating system and application deploments
  • Describe and use the tools provided in the Windows ADK to prepare for and support automated deployment strategies
  • Identify solutions to support PXE-initiated and multicast solutions when performing operating system deployment tasks
  • Configure an operating system deployment strategy by using the MDT
  • Configure an operating system deployment strategy using Configuration Manager
  • Integrate the MDT with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures
  • Implement volume license activation and configuration settings for client computers
  • Customize and deploy Microsoft Office 2016 to an enterprise network environment, and describe how to use the Windows ICD

Course outline

Module 1: Assessing the network environment for supporting operating system and application deployment
Module 2: Determining operating system deployment strategies
Module 3: Assessing application compatibility
Module 4: Planning and implementing user state migration
Module 5: Determining an image management strategy
Module 6: Preparing for deployments by using the Windows ADK
Module 7: Supporting PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments
Module 8: Implementing operating system deployment by using the MDT
Module 9: Managing operating system deployment
Module 10: Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for operating system
Module 11: Activating clients and managing additional configuration settings
Module 12: Deploying Office 2016