This five-day instructor-led course is intended for desktop administrators who want to specialise in desktop deployment, configuration, and management . In this course, delegates will learn how to plan and deploy Windows 7 desktops in large organisations . 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.
IT Professionals who are interested in specialising in Windows 7 desktop and application deployments and managing the desktop environments for large organisations would benefit from attending this course. Also support technicians or those 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.
Those intending to take the 70-686: MCITP: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Administrator exam will also benefit from attendance at this course.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
Module 1: Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops
This module helps you plan and perform effective preparation tasks for deploying Windows 7 clients. It begins by discussing client, hardware, and deployment lifecycles. It also discusses how to assess existing computing environments and licensing.
Lab : Assessing the Computing Environment by Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
Lab : Recommending an Activation Strategy
Module 2: Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7
This module describes the process for addressing common application compatibility issues experienced during a typical operating system deployment. It also explains how to use the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to help inventory, analyze, and mitigate application compatibility issues.
Lab : Evaluating Application Compatibility Using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit
Lab : Creating Application Compatibility Fixes
Module 3: Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods
This module discusses different deployment scenarios and methods that are available when deploying Windows 7. It also discusses various tools and technologies to use in the different scenarios, and considerations for selecting a deployment scenario and method.
Lab : Determining the Windows 7 Deployment Method
Module 4: Designing Standard Windows 7 Images
This module, explains the underlying architecture of the computer imaging system that can be used to create and deploy a custom image of a Windows 7 desktop. It also discusses the different phases of the imaging process, and how to determine imaging strategy and image servicing opportunities in Windows 7.
Lab : Determining the Windows 7 Imaging Strategy
Module 5: Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK
This module explains the underlying computer imaging architecture of Windows AIK 2.0, which can be used to create and deploy a custom Windows 7 desktop image.
Lab : Installing WAIK
Lab : Building a Reference Image Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
Lab : Creating Windows PE Boot Media
Lab : Capturing and Applying a Windows 7 Image Using ImageX
Lab : Servicing Images by Using DISM
Module 6: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
This module describes how WDS can be used to deploy custom system images to client computers located within the network infrastructure.
Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
Module 7: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
This module describes how to design the Lite Touch Installation (LTI) environment, and provides you with an overview of the techniques that you can use to build and deploy Windows 7 using the MDT and the LTI scenario.
Lab : Planning and Configuring MDT 2010
Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
Module 8: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
This module describes the necessary prerequisites and procedures for deploying the Windows 7 operating system using Zero Touch Installation methodology.
Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
Module 9: Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0
This module explains user state migration, and how to use tools, such as Windows Easy Transfer and the Microsoft Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT), in various migration scenarios.
Lab : Migrating User State by Using Windows Easy Transfer
Lab : Migrating User State by Using the User State Migration Tool 4.0
Lab : Migrating User State by Using State using Hard Link Migration
Module 10: Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment
This module examines how to design, configure, and manage Windows 7 client configurations. Specifically, it discusses Group Policy, Internet Explorer, and system security settings.
Lab : Designing and Configuring the Client Environment
Lab : Troubleshooting GPO Issues
Module 11: Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients
This module discusses the implications of deploying applications to Windows 7 clients including Microsoft Office 2007. It also discusses the use of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
Lab : Determining the Application Deployment Method
Lab : Customizing the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Installation
Lab : Planning and Managing Updates by Using WSUS
Module 12: Deploying Windows 7 - Challenge Scenario
This module is a comprehensive lab that gives the delegates an opportunity to perform an end-to-end deployment of Windows 7 by using the LTI.
Lab : Planning an End-to-End Windows 7 LTI Deployment
Lab : Deploying Windows 7 using the LTI Deployment Plan