Course 5105C: Deploying Windows Vista® Business Desktops

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

First published:

08 September 2009
Overview
About this course
This course provides IT Professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully deploy the Windows Vista® Business operating system to desktops throughout their organization. This course is presented in the context of the deployment life cycle, which consists of planning for the deployment, building and customizing the deployment method, and then implementing the actual deployment. Students are introduced to tools and guidance they can use throughout various stages of the deployment life cycle.
Audience profile
The primary audience of this course consists of Desktop Configuration Administrators. Desktop Configuration Administrators are responsible for deploying desktop operating systems, provisioning desktop computers, and deploying service packs and updates to these computers. The Desktop Configuration Administrator is also involved in setting the strategic direction for the desktop operating system and applications.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to
  • Plan and perform effective preparation tasks for deploying Windows Vista.
  • Describe how to use appropriate tools and methods to assess and minimize the risks associated with Windows Vista application compatibility.
  • Identify and use the appropriate process and tools to migrate use state data.
  • Identify and use appropriate tools and technologies for automating Windows Vista installation.
  • Deploy Windows Vista using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008.
  • Deploy the Windows Vista operating system using MDT 2008.
 
Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Preparing to Deploy Windows Vista Business Desktops
This module provides guidelines for an effective desktop deployment. This module also introduces tools and technologies used in the desktop deployment life cycle, and the process and team guidance provided by the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008. Finally, this module discusses how to plan Windows Vista deployments, in addition to volume activation options and troubleshooting methods.
Lessons
  • Overview of the Windows Vista Desktop Deployment Process
  • Tools and Technologies Used in the Desktop Deployment Life Cycle
  • Planning Windows Vista Deployments
  • Introduction to Volume Activation
Lab : Preparing to Deploy Windows Vista Business Desktops
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Provide guidelines and considerations for an effective and efficient Windows Vista business desktop deployment.
  • Describe the tools and technologies used throughout the desktop deployment life cycle.
  • Describe an effective Windows Vista desktop deployment planning process.
  • Describe how volume activation affects Windows Vista deployment.
Module 2: Assessing Windows Application Compatibility
This module describes the process for addressing common application compatibility issues experienced during a typical operating system deployment. This module also discusses how to use the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to help inventory, analyze, and mitigate application compatibility issues.
Lessons
  • Resolving Application Compatibility Issues
  • Introduction to the Application Compatibility Toolkit
Lab : Assessing Windows Application CompatibilityLab : Assessing Windows Application Compatibility
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the process used to resolve common application compatibility issues during an operating system deployment.
  • Inventory, analyze, and mitigate application compatibility issues using ACT.
Module 3: Migrating User State
This module describes user state migration and how tools such as Windows Easy Transfer and the Microsoft Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT) can be used for various migration scenarios.
Lessons
  • Overview of the User State Migration Task
  • Introduction to the User State Migration Tool 3.0
Lab : Migrating User StateLab : Migrating User State
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe the tools and configuration process for performing a user state migration task.
    • Migrate user and computer settings using USMT.
Module 4: Automated Installation Technologies for the Windows Vista Operating SystemThis module describes the underlying architecture of the computer imaging system architecture, which is used to create and deploy a custom image of a Windows Vista desktop.Lessons
  • Overview of the Windows Vista Installation Architecture
  • Implementing a Windows Vista Imaging System
  • Managing the Windows Preinstallation Environment
  • Performing Imaging and Deployment Tasks Using ImageX
  • Deploying Windows Vista Using Windows Deployment Services
Lab : Automated Installation Technologies for the Windows Vista Operating SystemLab : Automated Installation Technologies for the Windows Vista Operating SystemLab : Automated Installation Technologies for the Windows Vista Operating SystemLab : Automated Installation Technologies for the Windows Vista Operating SystemLab : Automated Installation Technologies for the Windows Vista Operating System
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Windows Vista installation and setup architecture.
  • Describe the procedures and tools used to implement an effective Windows Vista imaging system.
  • Describe how to customize and manage the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE).
  • Perform imaging and deployment tasks using ImageX
  • Configure Windows Deployment Services to help deploy Windows Vista desktop computers.
Module 5: Deploying the Windows Vista Operating System Using the Microsoft Deployment ToolkitThis module provides an overview of MDT 2008 deployment methods and focuses on the techniques that are used to build and deploy Windows Vista using MDT 2008 and the Lite Touch Installation scenario.Lessons
  • Overview of MDT 2008 Deployment Methods
  • Deploying Windows Vista Using a Lite Touch Scenario
Lab : Deploying the Windows Vista Operating System Using the Microsoft Deployment ToolkitLab : Deploying the Windows Vista Operating System Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Select an appropriate deployment method based upon an organization’s infrastructure management process.
  • Deploy the Windows Vista operating system by using the Lite Touch methodology.
Module 6: Deploying the Windows Vista Operating System Using Zero Touch Installation
This module describes the necessary prerequisites and procedures for deploying the Windows Vista operating system by using a Zero Touch Installation methodology.
Lessons
  • Preparing the Deployment Environment for Zero Touch
  • Deploying Zero Touch Using MDT 2008 and Configuration Manager 2007
Lab : Deploying the Windows Vista Operating System Using Zero Touch Installation
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Prepare the network environment for a ZTI.
  • Deploy Windows Vista by using the Zero Touch methodology.
Module 7: Deploying the Windows Vista Operating System Challenge Scenario (Optional Module)
This module describes a typical scenario for deploying Windows Vista to an existing environment.  Students will perform a Windows Vista deployment from the initial installation stage to completion using the tools and methods discussed throughout this course. 
Lessons
  • Overview of the Windows Vista Deployment Challenge Lab
Lab : Deploying the Windows Vista Operating System Challenge Scenario (Optional Module)
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Install and configure the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
  • Install and configure the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit.
  • Install and configure the Microsoft Windows Automated Installation Kit.
  • Install and configure the Microsoft User State Migration Tool.
  • Perform an Automated upgrade from the Windows XP operating system to Windows Vista.
Prerequisites
This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
  • Previous experience deploying Windows desktop operating systems.
  • At least one year of experience managing a Microsoft Windows desktop operating system environment.
  • Familiarity with standard client and application deployment methods, such as Group Policy, disk imaging, Systems Management Server (SMS), and System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) or MDT 2008.
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