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.
Before attending this course, students must have:
- MCTS: Windows 7, Configuring
- A solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
- A solid Windows and Active Directory background. For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
- Agood understanding of scripts and batch files.
- A solid understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
- Performed a clean installation of Windows 7, Upgrade to Windows 7, and migrate user-related data and settings from Windows XP.
- Configured disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 7 to function as desired.
- Experience configuring and troubleshooting permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications on Windows 7 Systems.
- Experience configuring settings to enable network connectivity.
- Experience configuring and troubleshooting a wireless network connection.
- Experience configuring and troubleshooting Windows 7 security.
- Configure mobile computers and devices.
- Familiarity with the client administration capabilities of Windows Server and familiar with management tools such as the System Center suite of products.
- Familiarity with deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.
- The ability to work in a team/virtual team
- Trained and mentored others
Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops
- 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 Licensing and Activation
Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7
Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods
- Installing and Configuring ACT
- Collecting Application Inventory
- Organizing the Application Inventory
- Analyzing Application Inventory Results
- Evaluating In-Place Deployment
- Evaluating Side-by-Side Deployment
- Evaluating Lite-Touch Deployment Method
- Evaluating Zero-Touch Deployment Method
Designing Standard Windows 7 Images
- Overview of Windows 7 Installation Architecture
- Overview of the Imaging Process
- Determining the Image Strategy
- Selecting the Image Servicing Methods
Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK
- 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
Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
- Overview of WDS
- Designing and Configuring WDS for Windows 7 Deployment
- Designing the Lite Touch Installation Environment
- Implementing MDT 2010 for Deploying Windows 7
Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
- Designing the Zero Touch Installation Environment
- Performing Zero-touch Installation of Windows 7 by using MDT 2010 and Configuration Manager 2007
Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0
- 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
Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment
- 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
Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients
- Determining the Application Deployment Method
- Deploying Office 2007
- Planning and Configuring Desktop Updates by Using WSUS
- Planning and Deploying Windows 7 by Using LTI
- Planning the MDT Lite Touch Environment
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.
- Deploy Windows 7 by using Zero 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.
- Plan and deploy applications and updates to Windows 7 client computers.
- Plan and deploy Windows 7 by using LTI. (Lab-Only Module)
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.
Recommended training for exam:
70-686- MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator