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MOC 6294 - Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments

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Course duration

  • 5 Days

Course Outline

This Windows 7 training class is intended for desktop administrators who want to specialize in desktop deployment, configuration, and management . In this Windows 7 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 Windows 7 course helps students prepare for the Exam 70-686, Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator.

  • Learn to prepare to deploy Windows 7 business desktops.
  • Learn to assess and resolve application compatibility issues with Windows 7.
  • Learn to determine the most appropriate method to deploy Windows 7 based upon specific business requirements.
  • Learn to design a standard Windows 7 image by assessing and evaluating the business requirements.
  • Learn to deploy Windows 7 by using WAIK.
  • Learn to deploy Windows 7 by using WDS.
  • Learn to deploy Windows 7 by using Lite Touch Installation.
  • Learn to deploy Windows 7 by using Zero Touch Installation.
  • Learn to migrate user state by using Windows Easy Transfer and User State Migration Tool 4.0.
  • Learn to design, configure, and manage the Windows 7 client environment.
  • Learn to plan and deploy applications and updates to Windows 7 client computers.
  • Learn to plan and deploy Windows 7 by using LTI.
  • 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.
  • A good 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.
  1. Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops
    1. Overview of the Desktop Lifecycle
    2. Desktop Deployment: Challenges and Considerations
    3. Tools and Technologies Used in the Desktop Deployment Lifecycle
    4. Assessing the Current Computing Environment for Deploying Windows 7
    5. Designing Licensing and Activation
    6. Lab: Assessing the Computing Environment by Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
    7. Lab: Recommending a Licensing Strategy
  2. Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7
    1. Overview of Application Compatibility
    2. Assessing and Resolving Application Compatibility Issues by Using ACT 5.5
    3. Lab: Evaluating Application Compatibility Using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit
    4. Lab: Creating Application Compatibility Fixes
  3. Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods
    1. Evaluating In-Place Deployment
    2. Evaluating Side-by-Side Deployment
    3. Evaluating Lite-Touch Deployment Method
    4. Evaluating Zero-Touch Deployment Method
    5. Lab: Determining the Windows 7 Deployment Method
  4. Designing Standard Windows 7 Images
    1. Overview of Windows 7 Installation Architecture
    2. Overview of the Imaging Process
    3. Determining the Image Strategy
    4. Selecting the Image Servicing Methods
    5. Lab: Determining the Windows 7 Imaging Strategy
  5. Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK
    1. Overview of WAIK 2.0
    2. Building a Reference Windows 7 Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
    3. Managing the Windows Preinstallation Environment
    4. Capturing, Applying, and Servicing a Windows 7 Image
    5. Lab: Installing WAIK
    6. Lab: Building a Reference Image Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
    7. Lab: Creating Windows PE Boot Media
    8. Lab: Capturing and Applying a Windows 7 Image Using ImageX
    9. Lab: Servicing Images by Using DISM
  6. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
    1. Overview of WDS
    2. Designing and Configuring WDS for Windows 7 Deployment
    3. Lab: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
  7. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
    1. Designing the Lite Touch Installation Environment
    2. Implementing MDT 2010 for Deploying Windows 7
    3. Lab: Planning and Configuring MDT 2010
    4. Lab: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
  8. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
    1. Designing the Zero Touch Installation Environment
    2. Performing Zero-touch Installation of Windows 7 by using MDT 2010 and Configuration Manager 2007
    3. Lab: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
  9. Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0
    1. Overview of User State Migration
    2. Overview of USMT 4.0
    3. Planning User State Migration (USMT 4.0)
    4. Migrating User State by Using USMT 4.0
    5. Lab: Migrating User State by Using Windows Easy Transfer
    6. Lab: Migrating User State by Using the User State Migration Tool 4.0
    7. Lab: Migrating User State by Using State using Hard Link Migration
  10. Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment
    1. Overview of Planning Client Configuration
    2. Designing and Configuring Standard System Settings
    3. Designing and Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
    4. Designing and Configuring Security Settings
    5. Designing and Implementing Group Policy
    6. Troubleshooting Group Policy
    7. Lab: Designing and Configuring the Client Environment
    8. Lab: Troubleshooting GPO Issues
  11. Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients
    1. Determining the Application Deployment Method
    2. Deploying Office 2007
    3. Planning and Configuring Desktop Updates by Using WSUS
    4. Lab: Determining the Application Deployment Method
    5. Lab: Customizing the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Installation
    6. Lab: Planning and Managing Updates by Using WSUS
  12. Planning and Deploying Windows 7 by Using LTI
    1. Lab: Deploying Windows 7 using the LTI Deployment Plan

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