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6294 - Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments

In this 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.

 

6294 - Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments course offered at MasterGrade IT.

Who should attend this Windows 7 course?

This course 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. People attending this training could be support technicians or currently in deployment roles and are looking at taking the next step in their career or enhancing their skills in the areas of planning and deploying Windows 7 desktops.

6294 - Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 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.
  • Trained and mentored others.

Module 1: Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops

  • 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 Windows Activation

Module 2: Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7

  • Overview of Application Compatibility
  • Assessing and Resolving Application Compatibility Issues by Using ACT 5.5

Module 3: Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods

  • Evaluating In-Place Deployment
  • Evaluating Side-by-Side Deployment
  • Evaluating Lite-Touch Deployment Method
  • Evaluating Zero-Touch Deployment Method

Module 4: Designing Standard Windows 7 Images

  • Overview of Windows 7 Installation Architecture
  • Overview of the Imaging Process
  • Determining the Image Strategy
  • Selecting the Image Servicing Methods

Module 5: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows AIK

  • Building a Reference Windows 7 Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
  • Managing the Windows Pre-Installation Environment
  • Capturing, Applying, and Servicing a Windows 7 Image

Module 6: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services

  • Overview of WDS
  • Designing and Configuring WDS for Windows 7 Deployment

Module 7: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation

  • Designing the Lite Touch Installation Environment
  • Implementing MDT 2010 for Deploying Windows 7

Module 8: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation

  • Designing the Zero Touch Installation Environment
  • Performing Zero Touch Installation by Using MDT 2010 and Configuration Manager 2007

Module 9: Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0

  • 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

Module 10: Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment

  • 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

Module 11: Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients

  • Determining the Application Deployment Method
  • Deploying the 2007 Microsoft Office System
  • Planning and Configuring Desktop Updates by Using WSUS

Module 12: Deploying Windows 7 - Challenge Scenario

  • Deploying Windows 7 Using the LTI Deployment Plan

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Course Content
6294 - Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments
 

  • Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops
  • Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7
  • Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods
  • Designing Standard Windows 7 Images
  • Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows AIK
  • Securing Windows 7 Desktops
  • Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services
  • Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation
  • Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation
  • Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0
  • Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment
  • Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients
  • Deploying Windows 7 - Challenge Scenario

 

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