Deploying Windows Desktops & Enterprise Applications

Introduction

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. 

 

Audience

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.

 

Prerequisites

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

Exams

Examen 70-695: Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications

Course outline

Module 1: Assessing the network environment for supporting operating system and application deployment

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the enterprise desktop life cycle
  • Lesson 2: Assessing readiness for a desktop deployment by using Configuration Manager
  • Lesson 3: Assessing deployment readiness by using MAP

Module 2: Determining operating system deployment strategies

  • Lesson 1: Understanding tools and strategies you can use for operating system deployment
  • Lesson 2: Using the High Touch with Retail Media deployment strategy
  • Lesson 3: Using the High Touch with a Standard Image deployment strategy
  • Lesson 4: Using a lite touch deployment strategy
  • Lesson 5: Using a zero touch deployment strategy
  • Lesson 6: Alternative deployment strategies for Windows desktops

Module 3: Assessing application compatibility

  • Lesson 1: Diagnosing application compatibility issues
  • Lesson 2: Mitigating application compatibility issues
  • Lesson 3: Using ACT to address application compatibility issues

Module 4: Planning and implementing user state migration

  • Lesson 1: Overview of user state migration
  • Lesson 2: Overview of USMT 10.0
  • Lesson 3: Planning user state migration
  • Lesson 4: Migrating user state by using USMT

Module 5: Determining an image management strategy

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Windows image file format
  • Lesson 2: Overview of image management

Module 6: Preparing for deployments by using the Windows ADK

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Windows setup and installation process
  • Lesson 2: Preparing boot images by using Windows PE
  • Lesson 3: Using Windows SIM and Sysprep to automate and prepare an image installation
  • Lesson 4: Capturing and servicing a reference image using DISM
  • Lesson 5: Using the Windows ICD

Module 7: Supporting PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments

  • Lesson 1: Overview of PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments
  • Lesson 2: Installing and configuring the Windows DS environment

Module 8: Implementing operating system deployment by using the MDT

  • Lesson 1: Planning for the MDT environment
  • Lesson 2: Implementing MDT 2013 Update 2
  • Lesson 3: Integrating Windows DS with MDT

Module 9: Managing operating system deployment

  • Lesson 1: Overview of operating system deployment
  • Lesson 2: Preparing a site for operating system deployment
  • Lesson 3: Deploying an operating system

Module 10: Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for operating system deployment

  • Lesson 1: Integrating deployment tools with Configuration Manager
  • Lesson 2: Integrating MDT with Configuration Manager

Module 11: Activating clients and managing additional configuration settings

  • Lesson 1: Solutions for volume license activation
  • Lesson 2: Determining additional client configuration settings

Module 12: Deploying Office 2016

  • Lesson 1: Methods for deploying Microsoft Office 2016 editions
  • Lesson 2: Customizing Office deployments
  • Lesson 3: Deploy Office 2016 by using Office 365
  • Lesson 4: Managing Office settings
  • Lesson 5: Introducing Windows Store for Business
  • Lesson 6: Distributing apps by using Windows Store for Business