M5105: Deploying Microsoft Windows Vista Business Desktop

2 Day Course
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Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M5105

This course has been retired. Please view currently available Microsoft Windows Vista Training Courses.


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Preparing to Deploy Windows Vista (6 topics)

  • Overview of the Windows Vista Desktop Deployment Process
  • Tools and Technologies Used in the Desktop Deployment Life Cycle
  • Process and Team Guidance Using Business Desktop Deployment 2007
  • Provide guidelines and considerations for an effective and efficient Windows Vista business desktop deployment.
  • Describe the tools and technologies used throughout the desktop deployment lifecycle.
  • Use Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment 2007 as a resource for deploying Windows Vista business desktops.

Application Compatibility Remediation (5 topics)

  • Resolving Application Compatibility Issues
  • Introduction to the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0
  • Lab: Evaluating Application Compatibility Using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit
  • Describe the process used to resolve common application compatibility issues during an operating system deployment.
  • Inventory and analyze application compatibility information using the Application Compatibility Toolkit

User State Migration (5 topics)

  • 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
  • Describe the tools and configuration process for performing a user state migration task.
  • Migrate user and computer settings using the User State Migration Tool.

Computer Imaging Technologies for Windows Vista (5 topics)

  • Overview of Windows Vista Installation Architecture
  • Implementing a Windows Vista Imaging System
  • Lab: Customizing and Imaging a Windows Vista Business Desktop
  • Describe the architecture of the Windows Vista imaging system.
  • Determine which tools are required to implement a Windows Vista imaging system.

Deploying Vista by Using Lite Touch and Zero Touch (5 topics)

  • Overview of Lite Touch and Zero Touch Deployment Methods
  • Deploying a Lite Touch Scenario by Using BDD 2007
  • Lab: Performing a Lite Touch Upgrade by Using BDD 2007
  • Select an appropriate deployment method based upon an organization's infrastructure management process.
  • Deploy the Windows Vista operating system using the Lite Touch methodology.

Securing a Windows Vista Desktop (5 topics)

  • Overview of Desktop Security
  • Security Enhancements in Windows Vista
  • Lab: Securing a Windows Vista Desktop
  • Describe considerations and technologies used to secure desktops that run Windows Vista.
  • Secure a desktop running Windows Vista.


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience deploying Windows client 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.

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