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MS-20695 - Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps

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Course Description

​This 5-day course describes how to assess operating system and application deployment options, determine the most appropriate deployment strategy, and then implement a lite-touch or zero-touch deployment solution for Windows devices and apps. Solutions covered in this course include operating system deployment scenarios using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess the network environment for supporting operating system and application deployment.
  • Determine operating system deployment strategies.
  • Assess application compatibility.
  • Plan and implement user state migration.
  • Determine an image management strategy.
  • Prepare for deployments using the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK).
  • Support PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments.
  • Implement operating system deployment by using the MDT.
  • Implement operating system deployment by using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
  • Integrate MDT and Configuration Manager for operating system deployment.
  • Activate clients and manage additional configuration settings.
  • Deploy Office 2013.

Course Audience

​This course is intended for IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and apps across medium/large/enterprise organizations, and for individuals who are interested in taking exam 70-695.

Course Outline

​Module 1: Assessing the Network Environment for Supporting Operating System and Application Deployment

This module provides an overview of the enterprise desktop life cycle. It explains how to assess hardware and infrastructure readiness for a desktop deployment, and how to use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) to assess deployment readiness.

Lessons


Overview of the Enterprise Desktop Life Cycle

Assessing Hardware and Infrastructure Readiness for a Desktop Deployment

Using MAP to Assess Deployment Readiness

Lab : Assessing the Network Environment for Supporting Operating System and Application Deployment

Collecting Hardware and Application Inventory by Using Configuration Manager

Determining Infrastructure Readiness by Using MAP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the enterprise desktop life cycle

Assess hardware and infrastructure readiness for a desktop deployment

Use MAP to assess deployment readiness

Module 2: Determining Operating System Deployment Strategies

This module explains how to identify the most appropriate operating system deployment strategy based upon organizational requirements. It describes tools and deployment strategies, different types of operating system deployments, and alternative deployment strategies for desktop computers.

Lessons

Tools and Deployment Strategies for an Effective Operating System Deployment Strategy

Operating System Deployment Using High-Touch with Retail Media

Operating System Deployment Using High-Touch with Standard Image

Operating System Deployment Using Lite-Touch

Operating System Deployment Using Zero-Touch

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 Automated Deployment Kit

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe tools and strategies for an effective operating system deployment strategy.

Describe operating system deployment using high-touch with retain media.

Describe operating system deployment using high-touch with standard image.

Describe operating system deployment using lite-touch.

Describe operating system deployment using zero-touch.

Describe alternative deployment strategies for Windows desktops.

Module 3: Assessing Application Compatibility 

This modules explains how to assess application compatibility issues and identify mitigation solutions to ensure that applications function successfully after an operating system deployment. It also describes how to use ACT to address application compatibility issues. 

Lessons

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Diagnose application compatibility issues.

Mitigate application compatibility issues.

Use ACT to address application compatibility issues.

Module 4: Planning and Implementing User State Migration

This module describes user state migration strategies, and explains how to configure these strategies during operating system deployments.

Lessons

Overview of User State Migration

Overview of USMT 5.0

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 User State by Using USMT

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe user state migration.

Identify the features of USMT 5.0.

Plan user state migration.

Migrate user state by using USMT.

Module 5: Determining an Image Management Strategy

This module describes the Windows image file format, and provides an overview of image management. It also explains how to determine the most appropriate image management strategy to support operating system and application deployments.

Lessons

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the purpose and benefits of the Windows image file format.

Describe image management.

Module 6: Preparing For Deployments Using Windows ADK 

This module describes the tools provided in Windows ADK, and explains how to use them to prepare for and support automated deployment strategies. 

Lessons

Overview of the Windows Setup and Installation Process

Preparing Boot Images Using Windows PE

Automating and Preparing the Installation of an Image Using Windows SIM and Sysprep

Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image

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 Image in Audit Mode and Preserve the Profile Changes Using Sysprep

Lab : Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image

Capturing a Reference System Image

Servicing a Reference Image

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the Windows installation process.

Describe how to use and customize Windows PE.

Use Windows SIM and Sysprep to automate and prepare images.

Capture and service a reference image.

Module 7: Supporting PXE-Initiated and Multicast Operating System Deployments

This module explains how to identify solutions to support PXE-initiated and multicast solutions when performing operating system deployment tasks. It also describes the process of installing and configuring the Windows DS environment.

Lessons

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments.

Explain the process for installing and configuring the Windows DS environment.

Module 8: Implementing Operating System Deployment by Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

This module explains how to configure an operating system deployment strategy using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. It describes how to plan for the MDT environment, implement MDT 2013, and integrate Windows DS with MDT.

Lessons

Planning for the MDT Environment

Implementing MDT 2013

Integrating Windows DS with MDT

Lab : Operating System Deployment using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Planning for the MDT Environment

Installing MDT 2013 and Prerequisites

Creating and Configuring the MDT 2013 Deployment Share

Deploying and Capturing a Reference Operating System Image

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the MDT components and process for a lite-touch deployment strategy.

Install and configure the MDT environment.

Describe how you can configure Windows DS to integrate with MDT 2013.

Module 9: Implementing Operating System Deployment by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

This module describes operating system deployment, and the process of preparing the site for operating system deployment. It also explains how to configure an operating system deployment strategy using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

Lessons

Overview of Operating System Deployment

Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment

Deploying an Operating System Image

Lab : Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment

Managing 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe operating system deployment.

Prepare the site for operating system deployment.

Deploy an operating system image.

Module 10: Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for Operating System Deployment

This module explains how to integrate MDT with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures. It also reviews the features provided by integrating MDT and Configuration Manager.

Lessons

Integrating Deployment Tools with Configuration Manager

Reviewing the Features Provided by Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager

Lab : Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for Operating System Deployment

Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager

Creating an MDT Boot Disk

Creating and Deploying an MDT Task Sequence Using Configuration Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the integration of deployment tools with Configuration Manager.

Describe the features provided by integrating MDT and Configuration Manager.

Module 11: Activating Clients and Managing Additional Configuration Settings 

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

Lessons

Volume License Activation Solutions

Determining Additional Configuration Client Settings

Lab : Configuring Additional Settings for Computer Clients

Creating a Common Windows Start Screen and Custom Power Plan

Creating a Client Preferences GPO

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe volume activation solutions.

Determine additional configuration client settings.

Module 12: Deploying Office 2013 

This module explains how to customize and deploy Microsoft Office 2013 to an enterprise network environment. It describes the methods for deploying Office 2013, customizing Office deployments, and deploying Office 2013 from Office 365. 

Lessons

Methods for Deploying Microsoft Office 2013 Editions

Customizing Office Deployments

Deploying Office 2013 from Office 365

Considerations for Deploying Office 2013 Using App-V

Managing Office Settings

Lab : Deploying Microsoft Office 2013 Using the Office Customization Tool

Using OCT to Customize an Office 2013 Deployment

Deploying a Click-to-Run version of Office 2013

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the methods for deploying Microsoft Office 2013 editions.

Customize Office deployments.

Deploy Office 2013 from Office 365.

Describe considerations for deploying Office 2013 using App-V.

Manage Office settings

Course Prerequisites

​Before attending this course, students must have system administrator–level working knowledge of:

  • Networking fundamentals, including common networking protocols, topologies, hardware, media, routing, switching and addressing.
  • 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 management tasks using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.


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