Course 50523A: Deploying the Optmized Desktop with Windows 7 and Office 2010

Type:Course
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Windows
Level:300
This Revision:A
Delivery method:
Instructor-led (classroom)
Length:3 days
Language(s):English

First published:

27 June 2012
Overview
About this course
This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to automate the deployment of Windows 7 and Office 2010 to both new and existing computers.
Audience profile
This course is intended for IT professionals who have working experience and background knowledge of Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, and basic understanding of Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP technologies. Basic knowledge of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Vista and Windows XP, and general networking is also helpful.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand the purpose of the Windows Optimized Desktop architecture, and describe its key components.
  • Plan for deploying the Windows Optimized Desktop using appropriate strategies and technologies.
  • Understand how to prepare an environment for successful Windows Optimized Desktop deployments.
  • Deploy Windows 7 and Office 2010 to new computers using appropriate Microsoft deployment tools.
  • Configure and deploy the security components of the Windows Optimized Desktop.
  • Deploy Windows 7 and Office 2010 to existing computers in refresh computer and replace computer scenarios.
Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Introduction to the Optimized Desktop
This module introduces the typical desktop challenges facing users and administrators, and then describes the products and technologies that constitute the Windows Optimized Desktop. The module then covers desktop and application virtualization technologies. The module also provides an overview of rich desktop and thin client environments, and how these approaches are used to deliver Windows Optimized Desktop experiences.
Lessons
  • What is the Optimized Desktop?
  • Desktop and Application Virtualization Options
  • The Rich Desktop Experience
  • Thin Client Technologies
Lab : Exploring the Windows Optimized DesktopLab : Using Applications Through App-VLab : Using Applications Through RemoteApp
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the customer challenges that the Windows Optimized Desktop is designed to address.
  • Identify the core products and technologies that are used in the Windows Optimized Desktop.
  • List the additional products and tools that can be included in Windows Optimized Desktop deployments.
  • Describe the Microsoft desktop and application virtualization tools, and be able to determine appropriate virtualization strategies for particular business scenarios.
  • Describe the features and benefits of the rich desktop, and identify appropriate user scenarios for deploying rich desktops.
  • Describe the features and benefits of thin clients, and identify appropriate user scenarios for deploying thin clients.
Module 2: Planning for Deployment
This module covers all of the key planning tasks that you should complete before you deploy the Windows Optimized Desktop. The module introduces you to the planning process, including reviewing planning documentation and tools to assess existing environments and application compatibility. It goes on to discuss desktop deployment scenarios, and strategies that you can use to deploy both rich desktops and thin clients. The module then describes the Microsoft tools and technologies for deploying rich Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 desktops. Finally, the module provides an overview of Windows and Office activation processes, the technologies that are used, and tools for managing activation in the enterprise.
Lessons
  • Introduction to the Planning Process
  • Desktop Deployment Scenarios
  • Strategies for Deploying Rich Desktops and Thin Clients
  • Tools and Technologies for Deploying Rich Desktops
  • Windows and Microsoft Office Activation Overview
Lab : Reviewing Infrastructure Planning and Design GuidesLab : Exploring the MDT Deployment WorkbenchLab : Exploring the System Center ConfigMgr ConsoleLab : Using the Volume Activation Management Tool
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify the main steps in the deployment planning process, together with appropriate tools and guidance to assist with this planning.
  • Describe the main types of desktop deployment, including refresh, replace, and new computer scenarios.
  • Identify appropriate strategies for deploying the Windows Optimized Desktop experience to rich desktops and thin clients.
  • Describe the Microsoft tools and technologies that are used to deploy rich Windows 7 and Office 2010 desktops, and identify the appropriate tools for specific business environments.
  • Explain Windows and Office activation, and describe the tools and technologies that are used to manage activation in enterprise environments.
Module 3: Preparing for Deployment
This module provides students with information about all of the key deployment preparation tasks, including preparing boot images, enabling relevant networking infrastructure, preparing operating system images, and adding hardware drivers. The module then covers the configuration of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and also describes the main configuration tasks that are required when you use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager to support deployment of the Windows Optimized Desktop by using the MDT integration tools.
Lessons
  • Using and Modifying Boot Images
  • Network considerations
  • Working with Operating System Images
  • Hardware Driver Considerations
  • Configuring the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Configuring System Center Configuration Manager
Lab : Exploring Boot ImagesLab : Verifying the Network EnvironmentLab : Configuring the MDT Deployment ShareLab : Capturing and Customizing an Operating System ImageLab : Exploring System Center Configuration Manager
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe boot images, and explain how boot images are configured and used.
  • List the important network infrastructure issues that you must consider before you start a Windows Optimized Desktop deployment project.
  • Describe Windows operating system images, and explain how operating system images are configured and used.
  • Explain the system preparation process (Sysprep), and describe how Sysprep is used in Windows deployments.
  • List the important hardware driver issues that you must consider before you start a Windows Optimized Desktop deployment project, and describe how to add drivers to, and manage, a deployment.
  • Configure the MDT and prepare the MDT deployment environment.
  • Configure the System Center Configuration Manager deployment environment, including integration with the MDT.
Module 4: Deploying Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 to New Computers
This module explains how to deploy Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 to new or bare-metal computers by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. The module provides an overview of the deployment process and typical post-deployment tasks. It also explains the steps that you must perform to deploy the Windows Optimized Desktop by using the MDT and compares these steps with the steps that you use to deploy by using System Center Configuration Manager with MDT integration. Finally, the module describes the main tasks that you must perform when you use System Center Configuration Manager without the MDT for Windows and Office 2010 deployments.
Lessons
  • Deployment Overview
  • Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to Deploy Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010
  • Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and System Center Configuration Manager to Deploy Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010
  • Using System Center Configuration Manager to Deploy Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010
Lab : Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to create a Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 Task SequenceLab : Deploying Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 by Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Task SequenceLab : Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and System Center Configuration Manager to Create a Windows 7 PackageLab : Deploying Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 by Using System Center Configuration Manager and the Microsoft Deployment ToolkitLab : Deploying Microsoft Office 2010 by Using App-V
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • List the main Windows Optimized Desktop deployment tasks: configuring operating systems and applications, adding language packs, configuring updates, and performing common post-deployment tasks.
  • Describe how to use the MDT to deploy Windows 7 and Office 2010 to a new computer, including adding operating system and application files, adding drivers and language packs, and creating task sequences.
  • Use the MDT to customize Windows installations by using scripts and unattend files to preconfigure applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Lync (previously Microsoft Office Communicator), and Windows Internet Explorer and to configure local Group Policy.
  • Deploy images that you create by using the MDT over the network by using Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and network shares and by using media such as USB drives and optical disks.
  • Describe how to use System Center Configuration Manager, together with the MDT, to deploy Windows 7 and Office 2010 to a new computer, including adding operating system and application files, using task sequences, using site databases and computer collections, and creating advertisements.
  • Describe the key steps that you must perform when you use System Center Configuration Manager without the MDT to deploy Windows 7 and Office 2010 to a new computer.
Module 5: Deploying Desktop Security
This module covers the security tools and technologies that are used in deployments of the Windows Optimized Desktop. The module starts with an overview of the security technologies in the Windows Optimized Desktop, including the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM). The module then introduces Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 and its deployment and management. The module also describes how to configure BitLocker Drive Encryption during deployment of the operating system, and discusses configuration issues with BitLocker.
Lessons
  • Securing the Optimized Desktop
  • Deploying Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
  • Configuring BitLocker During Operating System Deployment
Lab : 5A: Deploying Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010Lab : Deploying BitLocker by Using a Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Task Sequence
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify the security technology components of the Windows Optimized Desktop.
  • Describe Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, and configure deployments of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010.
  • Describe BitLocker and BitLocker To Go, and configure BitLocker as part of a deployment of Windows 7 Enterprise.
Module 6: Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010
This module covers the process of upgrading and migrating to Windows 7 and Microsoft Office in refresh computer and replace computer scenarios. The module starts with an overview of upgrade and migration options for operating systems and applications. It then discusses the challenges of migrating from Windows XP and Windows Vista, moving from a 32-bit to a 64-bit platform, and moving from the 2003 or 2007 Microsoft Office systems to Office 2010. The module goes on to discuss the backup and restore of user settings and data by using the User State Migration Tool (USMT). Finally, the module describes how to use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to upgrade and migrate to Windows 7 and Office 2010.
Lessons
  • Overview of OS and application upgrade and migration
  • User state and USMT
  • Windows and Office Migration Issues
  • Using MDT to upgrade and migrate to Windows 7 and Office 2010
Lab : Preparing User State for MigrationLab : Creating a Task Sequence for Upgrades and MigrationsLab : Using the MDT to Refresh Windows XP and 2003 Microsoft Office System to Windows 7 and Office 2010
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify the available options for upgrading and migrating an existing computer to Windows 7 and Office 2010, and the issues to consider when migrating non-Office applications.
  • List the main challenges to consider when migrating from Windows XP and Windows Vista, moving from a 32-bit to a 64-bit platform, and moving from the 2003 or 2007 Microsoft Office systems to Office 2010.
  • Describe user state, and use USMT to back up and restore user settings and data to local and network storage.
  • Use the MDT to upgrade or migrate an existing computer to Windows 7 and Office 2010.
Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Working experience and background knowledge of Windows Server® 2008, Windows 7, and Office 2010.
  • Basic understanding of Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP technologies.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Vista and Windows XP, and general networking is also suggested.
Community

Looking for training resources, events and advice from peers? Join the Microsoft Training and Certification Community.

Preparing for an exam now? Find your Microsoft Certification Study Group.

Talk to us on these social networks:

Find a Microsoft Learning Partner near you