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Windows 7

Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments
(Microsoft Training Course: 6294) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to plan and deploy Windows 7 desktops in large organizations. It 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.
> Course outline
  1. Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops
  2. Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7
  3. Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods
  4. Designing Standard Windows 7 Images
  5. Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK
  6. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
  7. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
  8. Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
  9. Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0
  10. Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment
  11. Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients
  12. Planning and Deploying Windows 7 by Using LTI


Module 1: Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops
  • This module helps you plan and perform effective preparation tasks for deploying Windows 7 clients.
  • 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
  • Lab: Assessing the Computing Environment by Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
  • Lab: Recommending a Licensing Strategy
Skills
  • Describe the client, hardware, and desktop deployment lifecycles.
  • Explain the challenges involved and considerations for deploying desktops.
  • Describe the tools and technologies that are used in the desktop deployment lifecycle.
  • Assess the current computing environment to determine the feasibility of deploying Windows 7.
  • Design the licensing and activation strategy for a given business scenario.
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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.
  • Overview of Application Compatibility
  • Assessing and Resolving Application Compatibility Issues by Using ACT 5.5
  • Lab: Evaluating Application Compatibility Using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit
  • Lab: Creating Application Compatibility Fixes
Skills
  • Describe the process and guidelines for resolving common application compatibility issues during an operating system deployment.
  • Inventory, analyze, and mitigate application compatibility issues by using ACT 5.5.
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Module 3: Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods
  • This module discusses different deployment scenarios and methods that are available when deploying Windows 7.
  • Evaluating In-Place Deployment
  • Evaluating Side-by-Side Deployment
  • Evaluating Lite-Touch Deployment Method
  • Evaluating Zero-Touch Deployment Method
  • Lab: Determining the Windows 7 Deployment Method
Skills
  • Determine the feasibility of installing Windows 7 by using in-place deployment.
  • Determine the feasibility of installing Windows 7 by using side-by-side deployment.
  • Determine the feasibility of using the lite-touch deployment method for deploying Windows 7 in a given business scenario.
  • Determine the feasibility of using the zero-touch deployment method for deploying Windows 7 in a given business scenario.
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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.
  • Windows 7 Installation Architecture Overview
  • Overview of the Imaging Process
  • Determining the Image Strategy
  • Selecting the Image Servicing Methods
  • Lab: Determining the Windows 7 Imaging Strategy
Skills
  • Explain the Windows 7 installation architecture.
  • Explain the different phases of the imaging process.
  • Determine the appropriate Windows 7 imaging strategy based on specific business requirements.
  • Select appropriate image servicing methods to service Windows 7 images based on specific business requirements.
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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.
  • 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
  • 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
Skills
  • Explain the key features and functionality provided by WAIK 2.0.
  • Build a reference Windows 7 image by using Windows SIM and Sysprep.
  • Create a custom Windows PE bootable image.
  • Capture, apply, and service a Windows 7 image.
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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.
  • Overview of WDS
  • Designing and Configuring WDS for Windows 7 Deployment
  • Lab: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
Skills
  • Explain how WDS can be used to deploy Windows 7.
  • Design and configure WDS for Windows 7 deployment.
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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.
  • Designing the Lite Touch Installation Environment
  • Implementing MDT 2010 for Deploying Windows 7
  • Lab: Planning and Configuring MDT 2010
  • Lab: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
Skills
  • Design the Lite Touch installation environment for deploying Windows 7.
  • Perform Lite Touch installation of Windows 7 by using MDT 2010.
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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.
  • Designing the Zero Touch Installation Environment
  • Performing Zero-touch Installation of Windows 7 by using MDT 2010 and Configuration Manager 2007
  • Lab: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
Skills
  • Design the Zero Touch installation environment for deploying Windows 7.
  • Perform the Zero Touch installation of Windows 7 by using MDT 2010 and Configuration Manager 2007.
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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.
  • 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
  • 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
Skills
  • Migrate user state by using WET.
  • Explain how USMT 4.0 can be used to migrate user state.
  • Plan for user state migration.
  • Migrate user state by using USMT 4.0.
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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.
  • 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
  • Lab: Designing and Configuring the Client Environment
  • Lab: Troubleshooting GPO Issues
Skills
  • Determine the method for implementing the client configuration.
  • Design and configure standard system settings on Windows 7 client computers.
  • Design and configure Internet Explorer settings on Windows 7 client computers.
  • Design and configure security settings on Windows 7 client computers.
  • Design and implement group policy for configuring Windows 7 client computers.
  • Troubleshoot group policy issues.
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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).
  • Determining the Application Deployment Method
  • Deploying Office 2007
  • Planning and Configuring Desktop Updates by Using WSUS
  • Lab: Determining the Application Deployment Method
  • Lab: Customizing the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Installation
  • Lab: Planning and Managing Updates by Using WSUS
Skills
  • Determine an appropriate application deployment method based upon business requirements.
  • Customize and deploy Office 2007 based on business requirements.
  • Plan and configure desktop updates by using WSUS.
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Module 12: Planning and Deploying Windows 7 by Using LTI
  • This module is a comprehensive lab that gives the students 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
Skills
  • Plan an end-to-end Windows 7 LTI deployment.
  • Deploy Windows 7 by using the LTI deployment plan.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • A solid Windows and Active Directory background.
  • Knowledge of scripts and batch files.
  • A solid understanding of security concepts.
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting permissions.
  • Experience configuring settings to enable network connectivity.
  • Familiarity with the client administration capabilities of Windows Server and the System Center suite of products.
> Purpose
After completing the 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, WDS, Lite Touch Installation or 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.