Microsoft 6294 – Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments

In this course you will learn how to plan and deploy Windows 7 desktop in large organizations. You will also learn how to design, configure and manage the Windows 7 client environment.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at IT professionals interested in specializing in Windows 7 desktop and application deployments and managing the desktop environments for large organizations.

what you will learn

What you will learn

Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Prepare to deploy Windows 7 business desktops
  • Assess and resolve application compatibility issues with Windows 7
  • Determine the most appropriate method to deploy Windows 7 based upon specific business requirements
  • Design a standard Windows 7 image by assessing and evaluating the business requirements
  • Deploy Windows 7 by using WAIK
  • Deploy Windows 7 by using WDS
  • Deploy Windows 7 by using Lite Touch Installation
  • Deploy Windows 7 by using Zero Touch Installation
  • Migrate user state by using Windows Easy Transfer and User State Migration Tool 4.0
  • Design, configure, and manage the Windows 7 client environment
  • Plan and deploy applications and updates to Windows 7 client computers


Students need to have:

  • A solid understanding of TCP/IP, networking concepts, scripts, batch files, and security concepts such as authentication and authorization
  • A solid Windows and Active Directory background, including familiarity with domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership
  • Experience performing clean Windows installations, upgrading Windows, and migrating user-related data and settings
  • Experience configuring disks, partitions, volumes, device drivers, and mobile computers and devices
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting a wireless network connection, Windows 7 security, and permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications
  • Experience configuring settings to enable network connectivity
  • Familiarity with the client administration capabilities of Windows Server, management tools such as the System Center suite of products, and deployment, packaging, and imaging tools
Course outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops

  • Overview of the Desktop Lifecycle
  • Desktop Deployment: Challenges and Considerations
  • Tools and Technologies Used in the Desktop Deployment Lifecycle
  • Assessing the Current Computing Environment for Deploying Windows 7
  • Designing Windows Activation

Module 2: Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7

  • Overview of Application Compatibility
  • Assessing and Resolving Application Compatibility Issues by Using ACT 5.5

Module 3: Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods

  • Evaluating In-Place Deployment
  • Evaluating Side-by-Side Deployment
  • Evaluating Lite-Touch Deployment Method
  • Evaluating Zero-Touch Deployment Method

Module 4: Designing Standard Windows 7 Images

  • Overview of Windows 7 Installation Architecture
  • Overview of the Imaging Process
  • Determining the Image Strategy
  • Selecting the Image Servicing Methods

Module 5: Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK

  • Overview of WAIK 2.0
  • Building a Reference Windows 7 Image by Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
  • Managing the Windows Preinstallation Environment
  • Capturing, Applying, and Servicing a Windows 7 Image

Module 6: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services

  • Overview of WDS
  • Designing and Configuring WDS for Windows 7 Deployment

Module 7: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation

  • Designing the Lite Touch Installation Environment
  • Implementing MDT 2010 for Deploying Windows 7

Module 8: Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation

  • Designing the Zero Touch Installation Environment
  • Performing Zero-touch Installation of Windows 7 by using MDT 2010 and Configuration Manager 2007

Module 9: Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0

  • Overview of User State Migration
  • Overview of USMT 4.0
  • Planning User State Migration (USMT 4.0)
  • Migrating User State by Using USMT 4.0

Module 10: Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment

  • Overview of Planning Client Configuration
  • Designing and Configuring Standard System Settings
  • Designing and Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
  • Designing and Configuring Security Settings
  • Designing and Implementing Group Policy
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy

Module 11: Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients

  • Determining the Application Deployment Method
  • Deploying the 2007 Microsoft Office System
  • Planning and Configuring Desktop Updates by Using WSUS

Module 12: Deploying Windows 7 – Challenge Scenario

  • Deploying Windows 7 – Challenge Scenario

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