Managing Enterprise Desktops using the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack

Session Detail:    Classroom 5 Day

This five-day instructor-led course will enable attendees to gain an understanding of the tools available in Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) to improve their Change Management process and reduce support across their or their customers environment.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Active Directory knowledge and concepts including Group Policy.
  • Windows Server 2003 knowledge and experience.
  • Fundamental knowledge of SQL Server 2005.
  • Fundamental knowledge of Windows Terminal Services.
  • Fundamental knowledge of System Management Server 2003.
  • Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Operations Manager.
  • Experience managing Windows desktops in an Enterprise environment.

Who Can Benefit

The primary audience is IT Professionals focusing on desktop configuration, which could include Network Administrators, SMS Administrators, Field Consultants, Technical Business Consultants, and any other technical work that is responsible for the types of tasks that can be automated or improved through the MDOP.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Optimizing Windows Desktop Management in the Enterprise

  • Lesson 1: Desktop Management in the Enterprise
  • Lesson 2: Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack Overview

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe desktop management challenges and strategies within the enterprise
  • Identify how MDOP can help an organization improve infrastructure optimization goals

Module 2: Controlling Group Policy Objects Using Advanced Group Policy Management

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Advanced Group Policy Management
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Advanced Group Policy Management
  • Lesson 3: Introduction to Controlling Group Policy Objects
  • Lesson 4: Managing Group Policy Using AGPM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits and features of AGPM
  • Configure Group Policy using AGPM
  • Describe how to control Group Policy objects
  • Manage Group Policy using AGPM

Module 3: Monitoring Desktops Using Microsoft Desktop Error Monitoring

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Microsoft Desktop Error Monitoring
  • Lesson 2: Installing and Configuring Desktop Error Monitoring

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits and features of Microsoft Desktop Error Monitoring
  • Install and configure Desktop Error Monitoring

Module 4: Managing Software Inventory Using the Asset Inventory Service

  • Lesson 1: Asset Inventory Service (AIS) Overview
  • Lesson 2: Deploying AIS Clients
  • Lesson 3: Managing Computers Reporting to AIS
  • Lesson 4: Managing Software Inventory

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits and features of the Microsoft Asset Inventory Service
  • Deploy AIS clients
  • Manage computers reporting to AIS
  • Manage software inventory using AIS

Module 5: Repairing and Diagnosing Computer Systems Using the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset

  • Lesson 1: Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset Overview
  • Lesson 2: Recovering Computer Systems with ERD Commander
  • Lesson 3: Administrative Tools Category Overview
  • Lesson 4: Networking Tools Category Overview
  • Lesson 5: Systems Tools Category Overview
  • Lesson 6: Differences Between DaRT 5 and DaRT 6

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits and features of the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset
  • Recover computer system suing ERD commander
  • Describe the Administrative Tools Category
  • Describe the Networking Tools Category
  • Describe the Systems Tools Category
  • Differences between DaRT 5 and DaRT 6

Module 6: Introduction to the Microsoft Application Virtualization Management System

  • Lesson 1: Application Management Lifecycle
  • Lesson 2: Benefits of Application Virtualization
  • Lesson 3: Microsoft Application Virtualization Management Overview

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Application Management Lifecycle
  • Describe the benefits of Application Virtualization
  • Describe the components of Microsoft Application Virtualization Management environment

Module 7: Application Virtualization Management Architecture

  • Lesson 1: Elements of Application Virtualization
  • Lesson 2: Requirements and Interaction of Application Virtualization Components
  • Lesson 3: Requirements and Interactions of the Application Virtualization Streaming Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the primary elements of application virtualization
  • Describe how the Application Virtualization Management components work together to provide application virtualization
  • Describe how to publish an application

Module 8: Planning and Deploying the Application Virtualization Management System

  • Lesson 1: Planning the Supporting Infrastructure
  • Lesson 2: Planning Deployment Scenarios
  • Lesson 3: Overview of the Server Installation Process

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe considerations related to the supporting infrastructure when implementing the Application Virtualization Management System
  • Describe various deployment scenarios that support the Application Virtualization Management System
  • Install the server components required for the Application Virtualization Management System

Module 9: Planning and Installing the Application Virtualization Client

  • Lesson 1: Planning the Application Virtualization Client Deployment
  • Lesson 2: Installing and Configuring the Application Virtualization Client
  • Lesson 3: Managing Client Configuration Features

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan for the deployment and installation of the Application Virtualization Client
  • Install and configure the Application Virtualization Client
  • Manage client configuration features

Module 10: Administering the Application Virtualization Management Server

 

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Application Virtualization Management Console
  • Lesson 2: Publishing Applications into the Application Virtualization Environment
  • Lesson 3: Modifying Published Applications and Configuring Version Upgrades

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the options available within the Application Virtualization Management Console
  • Publish applications into the application virtualization environment
  • Configure Active Upgrades for published applications

 

Module 11: Advanced Application Virtualization Administration Tasks

  • Lesson 1: Creating and Configuring Provider Policies
  • Lesson 2: Enforcing License Compliance
  • Lesson 3: Managing Server Groups and Server Objects

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and configure Provider Policies
  • Enforce license compliance
  • Manage server groups and server objects

Module 12: Planning and Deploying the Application Virtualization Sequencer

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Application Virtualization Sequencer
  • Lesson 2: Planning the Sequencer Environment
  • Lesson 3: Installing and Configuring the Application Virtualization Sequencer
  • Lesson 4: Sequencing Applications for Virtualization

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Application Virtualization Sequencer process
  • Plan the Sequencer environment
  • Install and configure the Application Virtualization Sequencer
  • Sequence applications for virtualization

Module 13: Advanced Sequencing

 

  • Lesson 1: Upgrading Existing Packages
  • Lesson 2: Advanced Package Options
  • Lesson 3: Hard-coded Applications
  • Lesson 4: Sequencing a Web-based Application
  • Lesson 5: Standalone Packages

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Upgrade existing sequencer packages
  • Perform package options
  • Install a hard-coded application into a virtual environment
  • Sequence a Web-based application
  • Sequence an application using the MSI utility

 

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