M2289: Deploying Business Desktops with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M2289

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Business Desktop Deployment (1 topic)

  • In this module, students will learn about the usage and purpose of the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Standard Edition, the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) model and how it relates to BDD, and the components of BDD Standard Edition.

Identifying and Resolving Application Compatibility Issues (1 topic)

  • In this module, students will learn how to identify and prioritize the applications in use throughout an organization, plan an application compatibility testing strategy, identify and resolve application compatibility issues, develop and test solutions, and package them for deployment.

Migrating User Documents and Settings (1 topic)

  • In this module, students will learn about the user state migration process, how to plan user state migration, how to migrate user documents and settings by using the User State Migration Tool (USMT), and how to customize USMT control files and integrate those control files into a BDD disk image

Configuring Security (1 topic)

  • In this module, students will learn how to configure security on a BDD disk image. This module does not treat security comprehensively, as it only addresses issues specific to the disk image. However, this module briefly describes other tools and technologies that Microsoft provides for securing the desktop.

Packaging Core Applications and Office 2003 (1 topic)

  • In this module, students will learn how to prepare and customize core applications, including Office 2003, for deployment as part of a BDD disk image.

Packaging Supplemental Applications (1 topic)

  • In this module, students will learn how to package supplemental applications for installation after disk-image deployment. Methods include scripting and repackaging.


Before attending this course, students must have: - At least six months’ experience supporting a Microsoft Windows network - Knowledge of and experience with the following: - Hardware device drivers (how they are typically distributed and packaged). - Creating and modifying Unattended answer files. - Modifying the Windows registry. - Microsoft Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, and the TCP/IP protocol suite. Knowledge of the following: - Basic Command Prompt batch scripting techniques - Creating boot disks - Microsoft Office 2003 In addition, it is helpful to be familiar with: - Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) and Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI). - Testing methodologies. Also, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed: - Course 2277, Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services, or have equivalent knowledge.

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