Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps (20694B)

This five-day, hands-on training course is designed to teach you the breadth of Microsoft virtual desktop technology, and the course will compare and contrast the various technologies with use cases and best practices. This course builds your skills in Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) as part of Windows Server 2012 R2. Throughout this course, you will learn how to manage, monitor, support, and troubleshoot various Windows-based desktop virtualization solutions.

Target Audience
This course is intended for the IT administrators, and implementers, of large and midsized organizations who want to understand and get hands on experience with the latest Microsoft desktop and application virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions based on these technologies.

Before attending this course, students must have a system administrator–level working knowledge of:
  • Networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management.
  • Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.
  • Basic understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax.
  • Desired: Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services.

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe desktop and application virtualization.
  • Plan and implement user state virtualization.
  • Plan and implement App-V.
  • Plan and deploy App-V clients.
  • Manage and administer application virtualization.
  • Understand application sequencing.
  • Configure client Hyper-V.
  • Plan and deploy session-based desktops.
  • Publish and configure RemoteApp programs.
  • Plan pooled personal desktops.
  • Plan and implement pooled and personal desktops.
  • Implement Remote Access.
  • Understand health monitoring of VDI infrastructure.
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Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of Desktop and Application Virtualization

This module explains virtualization technologies that they can use to meet the needs of your organization. Which technologies are relevant to their organization will vary with their needs. To use these virtualization technologies properly in the student's organization, they will need to understand which technologies are available and when to use them.
  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Usage Scenarios for Virtualization
  • Considerations for Implementing Virtualization

Module 2: Planning and Implementing User State Virtualization
This module explains user state virtualization, and which technologies are part of it and what are benefits of user state virtualization. They will also be able to plan and implement user state virtualization technologies.
  • Understanding and Planning for User State Virtualization
  • Configuring Roaming User Profiles and Folder Redirection
  • Configuring UE-V

Module 3: Planning and Implementing App-V
This module explains application virtualization and describes App-V components. This module also describes App-V infrastructure, deployment scenarios, and procedures for installing and configuring Microsoft Server Application Virtualization agents (App-V agents).
  • Overview of Application Virtualization
  • App-V Architecture
  • Planning App-V Infrastructure
  • Deploying App-V Infrastructure

Module 4: Managing and Administering Application Virtualization
This module provides an overview of the App-V Management Console and the permissions that users must have to administer an App-V Management Server. The module also covers the steps you must take to perform these administrative tasks and how to manage packages and connection groups.
  • Managing and Administering App-V
  • Modifying Published Application and Configuration Upgrades
  • Implementing App-V Reporting

Module 5: Planning and Deploying App-V Clients
This module explains the recommendations for deploying and managing the App-V Client. This module also provides students with an overview of the App-V Desktop Client, App-V Remote Desktop Client, and the several installation methods for each.
  • Overview of the App-V Client
  • Installing and Configuring the App-V Client
  • Managing App-V Client Properties

Module 6: Application Sequencing
This module explains how to install and configure the App-V Sequencer to create application packages.
  • Overview of Application Sequencing
  • Planning for Application Sequencing
  • Sequencing an Application
  • Advanced Application Sequencing

Module 7: Configuring Client Hyper-V
This module explains Client Hyper-V in Windows 8.1 and explain the fundamentals of working with virtual machines (VMs) in a Client Hyper-V environment. You should be aware that all the features that are covered in this module are also available in Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Overview of Client Hyper-V
  • Creating VMs
  • Managing Virtual Hard Disks
  • Managing Checkpoints

Module 8: Planning and Deploying Session-Based Virtual Desktops
This module explains how to plan for session-based desktop deployment of Remote Desktop Services (RDS). They will also learn to perform session-based desktop deployment.
  • Overview of Remote Desktop Services
  • Planning an Infrastructure for Session-Based Desktop Deployments
  • Deploying Session-Based Desktops
  • Overview of Remote Desktop Services High Availability

Module 9: Configuring and Managing RemoteApp Programs
This module explains how to publish and work with RemoteApp programs.
  • Publishing and Configuring RemoteApp Programs
  • Working with RemoteApp Programs

Module 10: Planning Personal and Pooled Virtual Desktops
This module explains how to plan the implementation of pooled and personal desktops.
  • Overview of Personal and Pooled Virtual Desktops
  • Planning and Optimizing Virtual Desktop Templates

Module 11: Planning and Implementing Infrastructures for Personal and Pooled Virtual Desktops
This module explains how to implement and manage pooled and personal desktops.
  • Planning Storage for Personal and Pooled Virtual Desktops
  • Capacity Planning for Personal and Pooled Virtual Desktops
  • Implementing Personal and Pooled Virtual Desktops
  • Implementing RemoteApp for Hyper-V

Module 12: Implementing Remote Access for Remote Desktop Services
This module explains how to plan and implement RD Gateway.
  • Extending Remote Desktop Services Outside the Organization
  • Controlling RD Gateway Access

Module 13: Performance and Health Monitoring of VDI
This module explains how to monitor the performance of virtual desktop infrastructure to ensure performance.
  • Overview of Monitoring Desktop and Application Virtualization
  • Monitoring a Desktop Virtualization Infrastructure