Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications (20695D)
This five-day course is for IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and apps across medium, large, and enterprise organizations. Typically, this course’s audience has a desktop-support background, and have worked as Enterprise Desktop Administrators. A significant portion of this audience uses or intends to use several tools, including the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK), System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and cloud-based services to support assessment, operating system, and application deployment tasks. Additionally, this course is for individuals who are interested in taking the MCSE exam 70-695: Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications.
At Course Completion
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Assess the network environment to support operating system and application deployment tasks.
- Identify the most appropriate Windows deployment strategy based upon organizational requirements.
- Assess Windows 10 application compatibility issues and identify mitigation solutions.
- Describe and configure strategies to migrate user state during operating system deployments.
- Describe image management and use Windows ADK to prepare and support automated deployment strategies.
- Identify solutions to support PXE-initiated and multicast solutions when performing operating system deployment tasks.
- Configure an operating system deployment process using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
- Configure an operating system deployment strategy using System Center Configuration Manager.
- Integrate the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures.
- Deploy Windows 10 using modern deployment techniques such as Windows Autopilot, Windows Configuration Designer, and Configuration Manager Servicing.
- Implement volume license activation and configuration settings for client computers.
- Customize and deploy Microsoft Office and configure access to Microsoft Store for Business apps.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
- System administrator–level working knowledge of: Networking fundamentals, including common networking protocols, topologies, hardware, media, routing, switching, and addressing.
- Microsoft 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.
Module 1: Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications
This module examines how you can plan for an effective deployment strategy by identifying the phases of the Enterprise Desktop life-cycle. It also introduces methods used to assess readiness to ensure your network environment can efficiently and effectively deploy the Windows 10 client operating system.
- Overview of the enterprise desktop life cycle
- Assessing readiness for a Windows desktop deployment
- Assessing deployment readiness by using MAP
- Assessing deployment readiness by using Windows Analytics
Module 2: Determining Windows Deployment Strategies
This module describes traditional and more modern strategies that can be used to perform a successful operating system deployment. It also helps you to identify the most appropriate operating system deployment strategy for your environment, based upon organizational requirements.
- Understanding tools and strategies used for operating system deployment
- Using the High Touch with Retail Media deployment strategy
- Using the High Touch with a Standard Image deployment strategy
- Using a lite or zero-touch deployment strategy
- Using modern and dynamic deployment strategies
- Alternative deployment strategies for Windows desktops
Module 3: Assessing Application Compatibility
This module describes the process for addressing common application compatibility issues that you might experience during a new operating system deployment. The module also explains how to use application compatibility tools to help inventory, analyze, and mitigate application compatibility issues.
- Diagnosing application compatibility issues
- Mitigating application compatibility issues
- Using ACT tools to address application compatibility issues
Module 4: Planning and Implementing User State Migration
This module introduces user state migration, and the tools and methods that are useful in the planning and implementation of a user state migration in the Windows software environment.
- Overview of user state migration
- Overview of USMT 10.0
- Planning user state migration
- Migrating user state by using USMT
Module 5: Managing images and deployments using the Windows ADK
This module provides information on image management strategies to support operating system and application deployments. This module also describes how Windows Setup installs the Windows operating system and explains how to use the tools in the Windows ADK to prepare for and support automated deployment strategies.
- Overview of image management
- Overview of the Windows Setup and installation process
- Preparing boot images by using Windows PE
Lab : Building a reference image by using Windows SIM and Sysprep
Lab : Capturing and servicing a reference image
Module 6: Supporting PXE-Initiated and Multicast Operating System Deployments
This module introduces the architecture of network boot, Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE)-initiated operating system deployments, multicasting operating system delivery, and the Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS) functionality in Windows Server 2016.
- Overview of PXE-initiated and multicast operating system deployments
- Installing and configuring Windows Deployment Services
Module 7: Operating System Deployment Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
This module describes the components of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and how you can configure an operating system deployment strategy by using the MDT.
- Planning for the MDT environment
- Implementing MDT
- Integrating Windows Deployment Services with MDT
Module 8: Operating System Deployment Using System Center Configuration
This module provides an overview of operating system deployments, and explains how to use Configuration Manager to configure an operating system deployment strategy.
- Overview of operating system deployment
- Preparing a site for operating system deployment
- Deploying an operating system
Lab : Deploying operating system images for bare-metal installations
Module 9: Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for Operating System Deployment
This module explains how to integrate the MDT with Configuration Manager to support operating system deployment procedures. It also describes the benefits of integrating the MDT with Configuration Manager.
- Integrating deployment tools with Configuration Manager
- Integrating MDT with Configuration Manager
Lab : Configuring UDI
Module 10: Automating Windows Deployment using Modern Deployment Techniques
This module explains how to prepare for and deploy Windows 10 using modern deployment techniques such as Windows Autopilot, Windows Configuration Designer, and Configuration Manager Servicing.
- Using Windows Autopilot to deploy Windows devices
- Using the Windows Configuration Designer to provision Windows devices
- Using Configuration Manager Servicing to Manage Windows 10
Lab : Using the Windows Configuration Designer to provision Windows devices
Lab : Using Configuration Manager Servicing Plans to Manage Windows 10 devices
Module 11: Managing Volume License Activation and Additional Configuration Settings
This module describes volume license activation solutions. It also explains how to implement volume license activation and implement post-deployment configuration settings for client computers.
- Solutions for volume license activation
- Determining additional client configuration settings
This module explains how to deploy Microsoft Office using both MSI installation and Office 365 deployment. It also describes managing other application deployments such as the Microsoft Store for Business.
- Methods for deploying Microsoft Office
- Customizing Office deployments
- Deploy Office apps by using Office 365
- Managing Office settings
- Using Microsoft Store for Business for App Deployment
- Deploy apps using the Microsoft Store for Business
Lab : Deploying apps using Microsoft Store for Business