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MS5105 - Deploying Microsoft Windows Vista Business Desktops
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Elements of this syllabus are subject to change. This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to successfully deploy Windows Vista business desktops throughout their organization. Students are introduced to 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 the tools and guidance to be used throughout various stages of the deployment life cycle.
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Before attending this course, students must have: • 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, and Systems Management Server (SMS). • Familiarity with the Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Solution Accelerator. Important: This learning product will be most useful to people who intend to use their new skills and knowledge on the job immediately after training.
Detailed Class Syllabus
Module 1: Preparing to Deploy Windows Vista Business Desktops
In this module, students are provided guidelines for an effective desktop deployment. Students are also introduced to tools and technologies used in the desktop deployment life cycle and the process and team guidance provided by the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007. Finally, students will learn how to plan Windows Vista deployments, and will learn about volume activation options and troubleshooting methods.
Overview of the Windows Vista Desktop Deployment Process
Tools and Technologies Used in the Desktop Deployment Life Cycle
Planning Windows Vista Deployments
Understanding Volume Activation
Module 2: Application Compatibility Remediation
In this module, students will learn the process for addressing common application compatibility issues experienced during a typical operating system deployment. Students will also learn how to use the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to help inventory, analyze, and mitigate application compatibility issues.
Resolving Application Compatibility Issues
Introduction to the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0
Lab: Evaluating Application Compatibility Using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit
Module 3: User State Migration
In this module, students will learn about 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.
Overview of the User State Migration Task
Introduction to the User State Migration Tool 3.0
Lab: Migrating User State Using the User State Migration Tool
Module 4: Automated Installation Technologies for Windows Vista
In this module, students will learn about the underlying architecture of the computer imaging system that is used to create and deploy a custom image of a Windows Vista desktop.
Overview of the Windows Vista Installation Architecture
Implementing a Windows Vista Imaging System
Deploying Windows Vista using Windows Deployment Services
Lab: How to Deploy a Windows Vista Image Using Windows Deployment Services
Module 5: Deploying Windows Vista Using BDD 2007
In this module, students will be introduced to the concepts related to Lite Touch and Zero Touch deployment. Students will also learn how to use the Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment 2007 to deploy a Windows Vista image using a Lite Touch methodology.
Overview of BDD 2007 Deployment Methods
Deploying a Lite Touch Scenario Using BDD 2007
Lab: Performing a Lite Touch Installation Using BDD 2007
Module 6: Deploying Vista Using BDD 2007 Zero Touch Installation
In this module, students will be introduced to the requirements to support Zero Touch installations and the SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment (OSD) Feature Pack.
Students will also learn about the phases of the OSD Feature Pack and how to deploy Windows Vista using BDD 2007 Zero Touch Installation.
Preparing the Deployment Environment for Zero Touch
Deploying a Zero Touch Scenario Using BDD 2007 and the OSD Feature Pack
Module 7: Securing a Windows Vista Desktop
In this module, students will learn about the new security features incorporated into Windows Vista.
Overview of Desktop Security
Security Enhancements in Windows Vista
Lab: Securing a Windows Vista Desktop
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