M6294: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6294

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in specializing in desktop and application deployments and managing desktop environments for large organizations. People attending this training could be support technicians or currently in deployment roles and are looking at taking the next step in their career or enhancing their skills in the areas of planning and deploying desktops.


Delegates will learn how to:

  • Plan and perform effective preparation tasks for deploying Windows 7.
  • Describe and compare various deployment methods to determine the best deployment method for your scenario.
  • Assess and resolve application compatibility issues.
  • Assess and evaluate business needs and requirements to design a standard image.
  • Configure system, security and Internet Explorer settings to define the client environment.
  • Describe the tools and methods to perform automated installation in Windows 7.
  • Deploy images using WAIK.
  • Deploy images using WDS.
  • Deploy images using Lite Touch installation
  • Use MDT 2010 to deploy Windows 7 using Zero Touch installation technologies
  • Migrate user state using USMT 4.0.
  • Create and implement a strategy to deploy applications and updates
  • Perform an end-to-end Windows 7 Deployment

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Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops (5 topics)

  • 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 Licensing and Activation

Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7 (4 topics)

  • Installing and Configuring ACT
  • Collecting Application Inventory
  • Organizing the Application Inventory
  • Analyzing Application Inventory Results

Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods (4 topics)

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

Designing Standard Windows 7 Images (4 topics)

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

Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK (4 topics)

  • 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

Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services (2 topics)

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

Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation (2 topics)

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

Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation (2 topics)

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

Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0 (4 topics)

  • 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

Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment (6 topics)

  • 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

Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients (5 topics)

  • Determining the Application Deployment Method
  • Deploying Office 2007
  • Planning and Configuring Desktop Updates by Using WSUS
  • Planning and Deploying Windows 7 by Using LTI
  • Planning the MDT Lite Touch Environment


In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should have the following prerequisite knowledge and skills: Have solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts. Have solid Windows and Active Directory knowledge. For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership Have a good understanding of scripts and batch files Have solid understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization Perform a clean installation of Windows 7, Upgrade to Windows 7, and migrate user-related data and settings from Windows XP Configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 7 to function as desired Configure and troubleshoot permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications on Windows 7 Systems Configure settings to enable network connectivity Configure and troubleshoot a wireless network connection Configure and troubleshoot Windows 7 security Configure mobile computers and devices

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