Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps - 20695 Course Outline
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.
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MOC On-Demand 20695: Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps
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.
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.
At Course Completion
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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