Course 20416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments

Type:Course
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Windows Server
Level:300
This Revision:B
Delivery method:
Instructor-led (classroom)
Length:5 days
Language(s):English

First published:

May 22, 2013
Overview
About this course
In this five-day course, build the skills you need to design, deploy, and manage a physical and virtual Windows Server® 2012 application management infrastructure, and focus on using Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1). You will also learn to design, deploy, and manage Windows® 8 Enterprise applications in a physical and virtual environment and in the cloud. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises, have previous experience working with operating systems running Windows Server, have their Windows 2012 Server certification (MCSA), and have taken course 20413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure or have equivalent skills.   Note: This course maps to the skills and knowledge measured by Microsoft Exam 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments.

Audience profile
This course is intended for Information Technology professionals who are interested in specializing in Windows 8 application deployments and managing the application environments for large organizations. People attending this training could be support technicians or currently in deployment roles and are considering taking the next step in their career or enhancing their skills in the areas of planning and deploying Windows 8 desktops.
A secondary audience for this course is IT professionals who are looking to take one or both exams: 70‑415: Implementing an Enterprise Desktop and Device Infrastructure and 70‑416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Design an application distribution strategy that is appropriate for an organizational environment.
  • Diagnose and remediate application compatibility problems for desktop and presentation virtualization-based deployments.
  • Use Group Policy and Windows Intune™ to deploy applications to client devices.
  • Deploy applications centrally using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1.
  • Configure self-service application deployment using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Service Manager SP1, and Windows Store apps.
  • Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support presentation virtualization.
  • Prepare, deploy and manage applications for Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access.
  • Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support application virtualization.
  • Virtualize and deploy applications by using App-V and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1.
  • Plan and configure the appropriate infrastructure to streamline the deployment of software updates to applications, and plan and configure application security.
  • Plan and implement application upgrades, supersedence, and application coexistence.
  • Monitor the deployment, performance, and utilization of applications and determine whether current application hosting platforms are meeting business needs.

Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Designing an Application Distribution Strategy
This module explains how to design an application distribution strategy that is appropriate for an organizational environment.
Lessons
  • Determining Business Requirements for Application Distribution
  • Overview of Application Distribution Strategies
Lab : Designing an Application Deployment Strategy
  • Choosing an Appropriate Application Deployment Strategy for the Sydney Office
  • Choosing an Appropriate Application Deployment Strategy for the Melbourne Office
  • Choosing an Appropriate Application Deployment Strategy for the Brisbane Office
  • Choosing an Appropriate Application Deployment Strategy for the Wellington Office
  • Choosing an Appropriate Application Deployment Strategy for the Perth Office
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Determine business requirements for application distribution.
  • Design an application distribution strategy appropriate for an organizational environment.


Module 2: Diagnosing and Remediating Application CompatibilityThis module explains how to diagnose and remediate application compatibility problems for desktop and presentation virtualization-based deployments.Lessons
  • Diagnosing Application Compatibility Issues
  • Evaluating and Implementing Remediation Solutions 
  • Resolving Compatibility Issues with the Application Compatibility Toolkit
Lab : Diagnosing and Remediating Application Compatibility
  • Installing and Configure ACT
  • Analyzing Applications for Potential Compatibility Issues
  • Mitigating Application Compatibility Issues
  • Automating the Deployment of Shims
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe common compatibility issues, and determine whether an application is compatible with the Windows 8 operating system prior to deploying the application.
  • Determine an appropriate solution to remediate application compatibility issues.
  • Resolve application compatibility issues by using the Application Compatibility Toolkit.


Module 3: Deploying Applications by Using Group Policy and Windows IntuneThis module explains how to use Group Policy and Windows Intune to deploy applications to client devices.
 
Lessons
  • Deploying Applications by Using Group Policy
  • Deploying Applications by Using Windows Intune
Lab : Centralizing Application Deployment by Using Group Policy and Windows Intune
  • Deploying an Application by Using Group Policy
  • Performing Windows Intune Simulations
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Deploy applications centrally by using Group Policy.
  • Deploy applications to clients using Windows Intune.


Module 4: Deploying Applications by Using System Center Configuration ManagerThis module covers how to deploy applications centrally using Configuration Manager.Lessons
  • Understanding Application Deployment by Using Configuration Manager 2012
  • Deploying Applications by Using Configuration Manager 2012
Lab : Deploying Applications by Using Configuration Manager 2012
  • Create a Configuration Manager 2012 Query
  • Create Configuration Manager 2012 User and Device Collections
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure Configuration Manager 2012 to support application deployment.
  • Deploy applications by using Configuration Manager 2012.


Module 5: Configuring Self-Service Application DeploymentThis module explains how to configure self-service application deployment using Configuration Manager, Service Manager, and Windows 8 Application Store.Lessons
  • Understanding Self-Service Application Deployment
  • Configuring Self-Service with Windows Intune
  • Self-Service Deployment with Configuration Manager 2012
  • Self-Service Deployment with Service Manager 2012
Lab : Configuring Self-Service Application Deployment
  • Preparing System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to Support a Service Manager 2012 Self-Service Portal
  • Configuring a Service Manager 2012 Self-Service Portal
  • Verifying that Users Are Able to Provision Applications by Using the Self-Service Portal
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and configure self-service application deployment.
  • Configure self-service application deployment by using Windows Intune.
  • Plan self-service application deployment and configure self-service application deployment using Configuration Manager.
  • Describe Service Manager’s self-service catalog and how to deploy it.


Module 6: Designing and Implementing Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure
This module describes how to design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support presentation virtualization.
Lessons
  • Assessing Presentation Virtualization Requirements
  • Planning Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Deploying Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure
Lab : Deploying and Implementing Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Assessing Capacity Requirements for Presentation Virtualization
  • Deploying Highly Available Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Assess presentation virtualization infrastructure requirements.
  • Design a presentation virtualization infrastructure that meets business requirements.
  • Deploy a presentation virtualization infrastructure.


Module 7: Preparing, Configuring and Deploying Presentation Virtualization ApplicationsThis module explains how to prepare, deploy and manage applications for Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access.Lessons
  • Determining Presentation Virtualization Application Strategies
  • Deploying Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and RD Web Access
Lab : Configuring Applications for Presentation Virtualization
  • Configuring Access to RD Session Host Resources
  • Deploying RD Session Host Desktop Applications
  • Configuring and Deploying a RemoteApp Application
  • Verifying Applications by Using RD Web Access
After completing this module students will be able to:
  • Determine the best presentation virtualization strategies.
  • Plan and deploy Remote Desktop Session Host servers as traditional, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access.


Module 8: Designing and Deploying an Application Virtualization Environment
This module covers how to design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support application virtualization.
Lessons
  • Overview of Application Virtualization Models
  • Deploying Application Virtualization Infrastructure Components
  • Configuring Application Virtualization Client Support
Lab : Planning and Deploying Application Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Planning the Deployment of App-V Roles and Features
  • Deploying App-V Infrastructure
  • Configuring App-V Client Settings
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Deploy the components needed to support various App-V models.
  • Deploy the App-V full infrastructure model.
  • Deploy and configure the App-V client.


Module 9: Preparing, Sequencing, and Deploying Virtual Applications
This module describes how to virtualize and deploy applications by using App-V and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
Lessons
  • Sequencing Applications with App-V
  • Deploying App-V Applications
Lab : Virtualizing Applications by Using App-V Sequencer and Deploy Sequenced Applications
  • Installing and Configuring App-V Sequencer
  • Sequencing Applications
  • Deploying App-V Applications by Using Configuration Manager
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Sequence applications.
  • Use different methods to deploy an App-V application.


Module 10: Planning and Implementing Application Updates and Security
This module covers how to plan and configure the appropriate infrastructure to streamline the deployment of software updates to applications. It also describes how to plan and configure application security.
Lessons
  • Planning Application Updates
  • Deploying Updates With WSUS
  • Deploying Application Updates by Using Configuration Manager 2012
  • Implementing Application Security
Lab : Planning and Deploying Application Updates
  • Determining an Appropriate Update Deployment Strategy
  • Updating Deployed Applications
  • Updating an App-V Application
  • Deploying AppLocker Policy to Control Application Execution
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan for application updates.
  • Use WSUS to manage application updates.
  • Deploy application updates by using Configuration Manager 2012.
  • Implement application security using Group Policy and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection.


Module 11: Planning and Implementing Application Upgrade and SupersedenceThis module explains how to plan and implement application upgrades and supersedence. It also covers how to plan and implement application coexistence.Lessons
  • Planning and Implementing Application Upgrades and Supersedence
  • Planning and Implementing Application Coexistence
Lab : Upgrading Applications
  • Planning an Application Upgrade Strategy
  • Upgrading a Deployed Application
  • Replacing a Deployed Application
  • Configuring Application Version Coexistence
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and implement application upgrades and supersedence.
  • Plan and implement application coexistence.


Module 12: Monitoring Application Deployment, Utilization, and Performance
This module describes how to monitor the deployment, performance, and utilization of applications and determine whether current application hosting platforms are meeting business needs.
Lessons
  • Planning and Implementing Application Monitoring Infrastructure
  • Application Metering, Inventory and Asset Intelligence
  • Monitoring Application Resource Utilization
Lab : Planning and Implementing Application Monitoring
  • Planning Application Inventory
  • Generating Software Inventory
  • Metering Application Usage
  • Monitoring Application Resource Utilization on RD Session Host Servers
  • Remediating Peak Resource Utilization
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and perform application monitoring.
  • Create an application inventory and perform metering.
  • Monitor application resource utilization.


Prerequisites
This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
The attendee should have experience administering Windows Server in an environment that typically has the following characteristics:
  • 2,500 to 50,000 or more users
  • Multiple physical locations and multiple domain controllers
  • Network services and resources such as messaging, databases, file and print, firewalls, Internet access, an intranet, and client computer management
The attendee should have:
  • Experience supporting Windows 8 client desktops and deploying and managing applications, both physical and virtual.
  • An MCSA and 20415B or equivalent knowledge.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge, and should:
  • Have solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • Have a solid understanding of Windows and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), for example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
  • Understand how to use scripts and batch files.
  • Have solid understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
  • Be able to perform a clean installation of Windows 8, upgrade to Windows 8, and migrate user-related data and settings from Windows XP.
  • Be able to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 8 to function as desired.
  • Be able to configure and troubleshoot permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications on Windows 8 systems.
  • Be able to configure settings to enable network connectivity.
  • Be able to configure and troubleshoot a wireless network connection.
  • Be able to configure and troubleshoot Windows 8 security.
  • Be able to configure mobile computers and devices.
  • Understand the client administration capabilities of Windows Server and be familiar with management tools such as the Microsoft System Center suite of products.
  • Understand the concepts of deployment, packaging, and imaging.
  • Have a familiarity with SQL Server concepts.
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
  • 20410B: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 20411B: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 20412B: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 services
  • 20415B: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

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