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Code20695
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Course Details

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.

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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. The Enterprise Desktop Administrator also might use several tools, including the Windows ADK and the MDT 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.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students 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 deployments
  • 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

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 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
  • (Ideally) Basic understanding of the management tasks that you can perform by using Configuration Manager

Materials

The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.

Course Outline

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

This module examines how you can create a deployment strategy by using life-cycle information, deployment tools and technologies, and licensing and activation information. It also explains how to plan and effectively perform preparation tasks for deploying Windows 10 client operating systems.

Lessons and Activities

  • Overview of the enterprise desktop life cycle
  • Assessing readiness for a desktop deployment by using Configuration Manager
  • Assessing deployment readiness by using MAP

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

  • Collecting hardware and application inventory by using Configuration Manager
  • Using MAP to determine infrastructure readiness

Module 2: Determining operating system deployment strategies

This module describes the tools and strategies that are available to help you perform a successful operating system deployment. It also explains how to identify the most appropriate operating system deployment strategy for your environment, based upon organizational requirements.

Lessons and Activities

  • Understanding tools and strategies you can use for operating system deployment
  • Using the High Touch with Retail Media deployment strategy
  • Using the High Touch with a Standard Image deployment strategy
  • Using a lite touch deployment strategy
  • Using a zero touch deployment strategy
  • Alternative deployment strategies for Windows desktops

Lab : Determining operating system deployment strategies

  • Identifying operating system deployment strategies for a small network
  • Identifying operating system deployment strategies for a medium-sized network
  • Identifying operating system deployment strategies for an enterprise network
  • Installing the Windows ADK

Module 3: Assessing application compatibility

This module describes the process for addressing common application compatibility issues that you might experience during a new operating system deployment. The module also explains how to use the ACT to help inventory, analyze, and mitigate application compatibility issues.

Lessons and Activities

  • Diagnosing application compatibility issues
  • Mitigating application compatibility issues
  • Using ACT to address application compatibility issues

Lab : Assessing application compatibility

  • Analyzing applications for potential compatibility issues
  • Mitigating application compatibility issues

Module 4: Planning and implementing user state migration

This module introduces user state migration, and the tools and methods that are useful in the planning and implementation of a user state migration in the Windows software environment.

Lessons and Activities

  • Overview of user state migration
  • Overview of USMT 10.0
  • Planning user state migration
  • Migrating user state by using USMT

Lab : Planning and implementing user state migration

  • Planning for user state migration
  • Creating and customizing USMT XML files
  • Capturing and restoring a user state by using the USMT

Module 5: Determining an image management strategy

This module provides the information that you need to manage images to support operating system and application deployments. Specifically, the module describes the image formats and strategies for managing images.

Lessons and Activities

  • Overview of the Windows image file format
  • Overview of image management

Lab : Determining an image management strategy

  • Assessing business requirements to support an image management strategy

Module 6: Preparing for deployments by using the Windows ADK

This module describes how Windows Setup installs the Windows operating system. It explains how to use the tools in the Windows ADK to prepare for and support automated deployment strategies. It also explains how to use the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) to prepare boot images.

Lessons and Activities

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

Lab : Preparing the imaging and Windows PE environment

  • Configuring a custom Windows PE environment

Lab : Building a reference image by using Windows SIM and Sysprep

  • Building custom answer files by using Windows SIM
  • Installing a reference computer by using a custom answer file
  • Customizing your image in audit mode, and preserving the profile changes by using Sysprep

Lab : Capturing and servicing a reference image

  • Capturing a reference system image

Lab : Using the Windows ICD

  • Create a provisioning package
  • Create a Windows 10 deployment package

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

This module introduces the architecture of network boot, Pre-Boot EXecution Environment (PXE)-initiated operating system deployments, multicasting operating system delivery, and the Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS) functionality in Windows Server 2012 R2.

Lessons and Activities

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

Lab : Configuring Windows DS to support PXE and multicast operating system deployments

  • Planning the Windows DS environment
  • Installing and configuring the Windows DS server role

Module 8: Implementing operating system deployment by using the MDT

This module describes the components of the MDT, and how you can configure an operating system deployment strategy by using the MDT.

Lessons and Activities

  • Planning for the MDT environment
  • Implementing MDT 2013 Update 2
  • Integrating Windows DS with MDT

Lab : Operating system deployment using the MDT

  • Planning for the MDT environment
  • Installing MDT 2013 Update 2, and addressing MDT prerequisites
  • Creating and configuring the deployment share
  • Deploying and capturing a reference operating system image

Module 9: Managing operating system deployment

This module provides an overview of operating system deployments, and explains how to use Configuration Manager to configure an operating system deployment strategy.

Lessons and Activities

  • Overview of operating system deployment
  • Preparing a site for operating system deployment
  • Deploying an operating system

Lab : Preparing the site for operating system deployment

  • Managing the site system roles used to support operating system deployment
  • Managing packages to support operating system deployment

Lab : Deploying operating system images for bare-metal installations

  • Preparing the operating system image
  • Creating a task sequence to deploy an image
  • Deploying an image

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

This module explains how to integrate the MDT with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures. It also describes the benefits of integrating the MDT with Configuration Manager.

Lessons and Activities

  • Integrating deployment tools with Configuration Manager
  • Integrating MDT with Configuration Manager

Lab : Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for operating system deployment

  • Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager
  • Creating an MDT boot image
  • Creating and deploying an MDT task sequence by using Configuration Manager

Lab : Configuring UDI

  • Creating a UDI task sequence
  • Deploying Windows 10 by using a UDI task sequence

Module 11: Activating clients and managing additional configuration settings

This module describes volume license activation solutions. It also explains how to implement volume license activation and configuration settings for client computers.

Lessons and Activities

  • Solutions for volume license activation
  • Determining additional client configuration settings

Lab : Configuring additional settings for computer clients

  • Planning for Windows 10 customization
  • Creating a common Windows Start menu and custom power plan
  • Creating a client preferences GPO

Module 12: Deploying Office 2016

This module explains how to customize and deploy Microsoft Office 2016 to deploy Office 2016 by using Office 365, and manage Office 2016 settings.

Lessons and Activities

  • Methods for deploying Microsoft Office 2016 editions
  • Customizing Office deployments
  • Deploy Office 2016 by using Office 365
  • Managing Office settings
  • Introducing Windows Store for Business
  • Distributing apps by using Windows Store for Business

Lab : Deploying Microsoft Office 2016 by using the Office Customization Tool

  • Using the Microsoft Office Customization Tool (OCT) to customize a Microsoft Office 2016 deployment
  • Deploying a customized version of Office 2016

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