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Name: 50235B: Managing Enterprise Desktops Using the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack
Category: Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses
Length (Days): 5
Course Price (CAD): 2355
Description:
About this Course

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 customer’s environment.

Audience Profile

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 worker that is responsible for the types of tasks that can be automated or improved through the MDOP.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will walk away with a deep understanding of the Application Virtualization environment and be able to install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot the components. Students will also be able to install and utilize the MDOP components and understand their position in the desktop management process.
Prerequisites:
Before attending this course, students must have:

-Active Directory knowledge and concepts including Group Policy.
-Windows Server 2008 knowledge and experience.
-Fundamental knowledge of SQL Server 2005.
-Fundamental knowledge of Windows Terminal Services.
-Fundamental knowledge of System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
-Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Operations Manager.
-Experience managing Windows desktops in an Enterprise environment.
Outline:
Course Outline

Module 1: Optimizing Windows Desktop Management in the Enterprise

This module explains key desktop manageability challenges and identifies MDOP applications that can address those challenges.

Lessons

Desktop Management in the Enterprise
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: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization: Introduction and Architecture

This module explains the concepts, components, and infrastructure of MED-V.

Lessons

Introduction to MED-V
MED-V Architecture
Installation and Configuration

Lab : Installing MED-V

Exercise 1: Install the MED-V Server and Client Components

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the features of MED-V.
Understand the components of a MED-V Infrastructure.
Install a MED-V Infrastructure.

Module 3: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization: Management

This module explains how to create a MED-V workspace and deploy it to an infrastructure of users.

Lessons

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) Image Management
Managing MED-V Workspace Policies
Deploying MED-V Client Images
Working with a MED-V Workspace
Maintaining MED-V

Lab : MED-V Management

Exercise 1: Preparing a Virtual Machine to be a MED-V image
Exercise 2: Creating a MED-V image
Exercise 3: MED-V Policy Management
Exercise 4: Workspace Walkthrough
Exercise 5: Create a Deployment Package
Exercise 6: Review Reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe a MED-V Workspace.
Understand how to create and prepare a virtual machine for MED-V.
Create MED-V workspace policies.
Describe the process to create a MED-V deployment package.
Monitor and troubleshoot MED-V.

Module 4: Microsoft Application Virtualization Management System: Introduction and Architecture

This module explains application virtualization concepts and how the components and architecture of Microsoft Application Virtualization Management system address the various phases of the Application Management Lifecycle.

Lessons

Application Management Lifecycle
Benefits of Application Virtualization
Requirements and Interaction of App-V Components

Lab : Examining Application Virtualization Basics

Exercise 1: Examining an Application Virtualization Package
Exercise 2: Examining Standard Application Installation
Exercise 3: Examining Virtualized Applications

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 5: Microsoft Application Virtualization Management System: Planning and Deployment

This module explains how to plan, install, and test the installation of the Microsoft Application Virtualization environment.

Lessons

Planning the Supporting Infrastructure
Planning Deployment Scenarios
Overview of the Server Installation Process

Lab : Installing the Application Virtualization Management Server

Exercise 1: Verifying Pre-Installation Requirements
Exercise 2: Installing the Application Virtualization Management Server
Exercise 3: Preparing the Content Directory for Application Streaming

Lab : Using the App-V Streaming Server

Exercise 1: Installing an App-V Streaming Server
Exercise 2: Copy a Package onto the App-V Streaming Server
Exercise 3: Configure a Client to Use the App-V Streaming Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the components of an App-V Infrastructure.
Describe deployment scenarios available with Application Virtualization.
Perform an Installation of the Application Virtualization Server.
Describe the requirements and purpose of the App-V Streaming Server.

Module 6: Planning and Installing the Microsoft Application Virtualization Client

This module explains how to plan for the deployment of the Application Virtualization Client and then install and perform client configuration tasks.

Lessons

Planning the Application Virtualization Client Deployment
Installing and Configuring the App-V Client
Managing Client Configuration Features

Lab : Deploying the App-V Client in Standalone Mode

Exercise 1: Installing and Configuring the App-V Client
Exercise 2: Installing a Standalone App-V Package

Lab : Deploying the App-V Client

Exercise 1: Installing and Configuring the App-V Client
Exercise 2: Testing the Client Install
Exercise 3: Configuring Root Node Options

Lab : Managing Client Configuration Features

Exercise 1: Modifying Publishing Server Options
Exercise 2: Configuring Applications Using the Application Virtualization Client
Exercise 3: Configuring Offline Mode for Disconnected Operation

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 7: Administering the Application Virtualization Management Server

This module explains how to use the Application Virtualization Management Console to publish applications into the application virtualization environment and configure active upgrades.

Lessons

Overview of the Application Virtualization Management Console
Publishing Applications into the Application Virtualization Environment
Modifying Published Applications and Configuring Version Upgrades

Lab : Publishing Applications into the Application Virtualization Environment

Exercise 1: Configuring System Options
Exercise 2: Publishing an Application
Exercise 3: Verifying Application Virtualization Functionality

Lab : Configuring Active Upgrades for Published Applications

Exercise 1: Configuring Package Versions

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 8: Advanced Application Virtualization Administration Tasks

This module explains how to create new provider policies to apply specific settings such as license enforcement to specific users.

Lessons

Creating and Configuring Provider Policies
Enforcing License Compliance
Managing Server Groups and Server Objects
Troubleshooting

Lab : Implementing License Enforcement

Exercise 1: Publishing and Application to be Licensed
Exercise 2: Creating a License Group
Exercise 3: Creating a New Policy Provider
Exercise 4: Testing License Enforcement

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create and configure Provider Policies.
Enforce license compliance.
Manage server groups and server objects.

Module 9: Planning and Deploying the Application Virtualization Sequencer

This module explains how to perform various sequence scenarios using the Application Virtualization Sequencer.

Lessons

Overview of the Application Virtualization Sequencer
Planning the Sequencer Environment
Installing and Configuring the Application Virtualization Sequencer
Sequencing Applications for Virtualization

Lab : Installing the Application Virtualization Sequencer

Exercise 1: Configuring a Partition to be the Q drive
Exercise 2: Installing the Application Virtualization Sequencer

Lab : Sequencing Applications for Virtualization

Exercise 1: Sequencing Applications for Virtualization
Challenge Exercise (If Time Permits)

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 10: Advanced Sequencing

This module explains how to perform advanced sequence scenarios.

Lessons

Upgrading Existing Packages
Advanced Package Options
Hard-coded Applications
Sequencing a Web-based Application
Standalone Packages
OSD File Scripting

Lab : Advanced Sequencing
Exercise 1: Performing a Package Upgrade
Exercise 2: Sequencing Hard-coded Applications

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 for Standalone installation.
Perform OSD file scripting

Module 11: Microsoft Application Virtualization and System Center Configuration Manager Integration

This module explains how System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 can integrate and deploy App-V virtual applications.

Lessons

Overview of Application Deployment with System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Delivery Methods Available to Configuration Manager Clients
Preparing the Configuration Manager Infrastructure for Application Virtualization
Integration
Creating and Distributing Virtual Application Packages
Reporting and Troubleshooting

Lab : Microsoft Application Virtualization and System Center Configuration Manager Integration
Exercise 1: Preparing the Configuration Manager Infrastructure for Application Virtualization Integration
Exercise 2: Creating and Distributing Virtual Application Packages

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the integration of App-V in Configuration Manager.
Describe the different App-V Delivery Methods with Configuration Manager.
Prepare a Configuration Manager Infrastructure for App-V.
Create and distribute Virtual Applications.
Deploy the App-V Client with Configuration Manager.

Module 12: Controlling Group Policy Objects Using Advanced Group Policy Management

This module explains how to use AGPM to manage controlled group policy objects.

Lessons

Overview of Advanced Group Policy Management
Configuring Advanced Group Policy Management
Introduction to Controlling Group Policy Objects
Managing Group Policy Using AGPM

Lab : Controlling Group Policy Using AGPM

Exercise 1: Installing AGPM
Exercise 2: Managing Controlled Group Policy Objects

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 13: Monitoring Desktops Using Microsoft Desktop Error Monitoring

This module explains how Desktop Error Monitoring can be configured to provide a centralized collection location of computer events and error messages.

Lessons

Overview of Microsoft Desktop Error Monitoring
Installing and Configuring Desktop Error Monitoring

Lab : Monitoring Desktops Using Microsoft Desktop Error Monitoring

Exercise 1: Configuring a Management Server for Client Monitoring
Exercise 2: Deploying Client Monitoring Using Group Policy
Exercise 3: Configuring Error Transmission, Data Collection and Notification
Exercise 4: Using the DEM Console
Exercise 5: Using Reporting in the DEM Console

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 14: Managing Software Inventory Using the Asset Inventory Service

This module explains how to use the Microsoft Asset Inventory Service to manage software inventory.

Lessons

Asset Inventory Service (AIS) Overview
Deploying AIS Clients
Managing Computers Reporting to AIS
Managing Software Inventory

Lab : Simulation of the Asset Inventory Service

Exercise 1: Follow a simulation of the Asset Inventory Service

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 15: Repairing and Diagnosing Computer Systems Using the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset

This module explains how to use the Diagnostics and Recover Toolset to recover computer systems.

Lessons

Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset Overview
Differences Between DaRT 5 and DaRT 6
Recovery Tools Overview
Administrative Tools Category Overview
Networking Tools Category Overview
Systems Tools Category Overview

Lab : Systems Tools Category Overview

Exercise 1: Creating the ERD Boot Disk
Exercise 2: Experimenting with the ERD Recovery Tools

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.
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