Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

Session Detail:    Classroom 5 Day

Get a head start with this five-day course that provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to be able to design, deploy and manage a physical as well as a virtual Windows Server 2012 desktop Management Infrastructure with an emphasis on using System Center 2012 SP1. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises with experience running Windows Server 2012, and have knowledge equivalent to the WS2012 MCSA. ADDITIONALLY: This course maps to the skills and knowledge measured by Microsoft Exam 70-415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts
  • Solid knowledge of Windows and Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS)for example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership
  • Good understanding of scripts and batch files
  • Solid understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization
  • Familiarity with the client administration capabilities of Windows Server
  • General knowledge of management tools such as System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Operations Manager, and System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager.
  • Familiarity with imaging, packaging, and operating system deployment concepts
  • Familiarity with certificates and Certification Authority (CA) implementation and configuration
  • Knowledge equivalent to Windows 2012 MCSA
  • 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
  • Support for Windows 8 client desktops
  • Deployment and management of both physical and virtual applications

Who Can Benefit

The course is primarily intended for IT Professionals who manage the desktop environments for organizations, and want to specialize in Windows 8 desktop deployments. These IT professionals typically work in complex computing environments of large to enterprise-sized organizations. In addition. the secondary audience for this course includes IT professionals who want to take the 70-415: Implementing an Enterprise Desktop and Device Infrastructure exam as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Enterprise Desktop Life Cycle
  • Lesson 2: Assessing Hardware and Infrastructure Readiness for a Desktop Deployment
  • Lesson 3: Using MAP to Assess Deployment Readiness
  • Lesson 4: Overview of Enterprise Desktop Deployment Methods
  • Lesson 5: Volume Activation Technologies for Enterprise Desktops

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the enterprise desktop life cycle
  • Explain how to assess hardware and infrastructure readiness for a desktop deployment
  • Describe how to use MAP to assess deployment readiness
  • Describe the available methods for deploying enterprise desktops
  • Describe volume activation technologies for enterprise desktops

Module 2: Planning An Image Management Strategy

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Windows Image Format
  • Lesson 2: Overview of Image Management

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe image formats used for Windows desktop deployments
  • Determine the type and content of images used in an image management strategy

Module 3: Implementing Desktop Security

  • Lesson 1: Implementing a Centralized Desktop Security Solution
  • Lesson 2: Planning and Implementing BitLocker
  • Lesson 3: Planning and Implementing EFS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement a centralized secure desktop solution by using Group Policy settings
  • Plan and implement device encryption by using BitLocker
  • Plan and implement a centrally managed EFS solution to secure files and folders on enterprise desktops

Module 4: Capturing and Managing a Desktop Operating System Image

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Windows ADK
  • Lesson 2: ManagingWindows PE
  • Lesson 3: Building a Reference Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
  • Lesson 4: Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image
  • Lesson 5: Configuring and Managing WindowsDS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose and key features of the Windows ADK
  • Describe the Windows PE environment and how it can be customized to address specific image and deployment requirements
  • Describe the Windows Setup and preparation process and how it can be modified using answer files created with Windows SIM and the Sysprep utility
  • Use DISM to capture and service a reference image
  • Configure and manage Windows DS to help support an image capture and deployment solution

Module 5: Planning and Implementing User State Migration

  • Lesson 1: Overview of User State Migration
  • Lesson 2: Planning User State Migration by Using USMT
  • Lesson 3: Migrating User State by Using USMT

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe user state migration
  • Plan user state migration
  • Migrate user state by using the USMT

Module 6: Planning and Deploying Desktops Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

  • Lesson 1: Planning for the LTI Environment
  • Lesson 2: Implementing MDT 2012 for LTI
  • Lesson 3: Integrating Windows DS with MDT

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan for the LTI environment
  • Implement MDT 2012 for LTI
  • Integrate Windows Deployment Services (DS) with the MDT 2012

Module 7: Planning and Deploying Desktops by Using System Center 2012

  • Lesson 1: Planning the ZTI Environment
  • Lesson 2: Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment
  • Lesson 3: Building a Reference Image by Using a Configuration Manager Task Sequence
  • Lesson 4: Deploying Client Images by Using MDT Task Sequences

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan the ZTI environment
  • Prepare the site for operating system deployment
  • Build a reference image by using a Configuration Manager task sequence
  • Deploy client images by using MDT task sequences

Module 8: Planning and Implementing a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Remote Desktop Services
  • Lesson 2: Planning the Remote Desktop Services Environment
  • Lesson 3: Configuring a Virtual MachineBased Desktop Infrastructure Deployment
  • Lesson 4: Configuring a Session-Based Desktop Deployment
  • Lesson 5: Extending the Remote Desktop Services Environment to the Internet

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Remote Desktop Services
  • Plan the Remote Desktop Services environment
  • Configure a virtual machine-based desktop deployment
  • Configure a session-based desktop deployment
  • Extend the Remote Desktop Services environment to the Internet

Module 9: Managing User State Virtualization For Enterprise Desktops

  • Lesson 1: Overview of User State Virtualization
  • Lesson 2: Planning User State Virtualization
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Roaming Profiles, Folder Redirection, and Offline Files
  • Lesson 4: Implementing UE-V

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe User State Virtualization
  • Plan User State Virtualization
  • Configure roaming profiles, Folder Redirection, and Offline Files
  • Implement UE-V

Module 10: Planning and Implementing an Updates Infrastructure to Support Enterprise Desktops

  • Lesson 1: Planning an Updates Infrastructure for the Enterprise
  • Lesson 2: Supporting Software Updates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Lesson 3: Managing Updates for Virtual Machines and Images
  • Lesson 4: Using Windows Intune for Managing Software Updates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe considerations and methods for implementing an enterprise-based updates infrastructure
  • Describe how to use Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to deploy and manage software updates
  • Describe how to manage software updates for virtual machines and images
  • Describe how to configure Windows Intune to deploy and manage software updates

Module 11: Protecting Enterprise Desktops from Malware and Data Loss

  • Lesson 1: Overview of System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
  • Lesson 2: Configuring System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Client Settings and Monitoring Status
  • Lesson 3: Using Windows Intune Endpoint Protection
  • Lesson 4: Protecting Desktops by Using DPM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
  • Explain how to configure System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection client settings and monitoring status
  • Describe how to use Windows Intune Endpoint Protection
  • Describe how to protect desktops by using DPM

Module 12: Monitoring the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure

  • Lesson 1: Performance and Health Monitoring for the Desktop Infrastructure
  • Lesson 2: Monitoring VDI

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Monitor the health and performance of the desktop infrastructure
  • Monitor the VDI

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