Managing Enterprise Desktops using the Microsoft® Desktop Optimization Pack Training Course


Microsoft Official Curriculum Course Number: 7197
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Course Description

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

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.


Prerequisites

Active Directory knowledge and concepts including Group Policy.

Windows Server 2003 knowledge and experience.

Fundamental knowledge of SQL Server 2005.

Fundamental knowledge of Windows Terminal Services.

Fundamental knowledge of System Management Server 2003.

Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Operations Manager.

Experience managing Windows desktops in an Enterprise environment.


Course Completion Skills:
  • 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.
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

Labs

  • Lab: Not applicable to this module

After Completing This Goal, 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 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

Labs

  • Lab: Controlling Group Policy Using AGPM
  • Exercise 1: Installing AGPM
  • Exercise 2: Managing Controlled Group Policy Objects

After Completing This Goal, 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 3 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

Labs

  • Lab A: Installing Desktop Error Monitoring
  • Exercise 1: Checking Prerequisites for Desktop Error Monitoring
  • Exercise 2: Installing Desktop Error Monitoring
  • Lab B: 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 Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe the benefits and features of Microsoft Desktop Error Monitoring.
  • Install and configure Desktop Error Monitoring.
Module 4 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

Labs

  • Lab: Deploying the Asset Inventory Service (AIS) Client
  • Exercise 1: Deploying the AIS Using Group Policy
  • Exercise 2: Configuring Computer Group Membership
  • Exercise 3: Simulation of the Asset Inventory Service

After Completing This Goal, 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 5 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
Recovering Computer Systems with ERD Commander
Administrative Tools Category Overview
Networking Tools Category Overview
Systems Tools Category Overview
Differences Between DaRT 5 and DaRT 6

Labs

  • Lab: Repairing Computer Systems Using DART
  • Exercise 1: Creating the ERD Boot Disk
  • Exercise 2: Experimenting with the ERD Recovery Tools

After Completing This Goal, 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.
Module 6 Introduction to the Microsoft Application Virtualization Management System
This module explains application virtualization concepts and how the components of Microsoft Application Virtualization Management system address the various phases of the Application Management Lifecycle.
Lessons
Application Management Lifecycle
Benefits of Application Virtualization
Microsoft Application Virtualization Management Overview

Labs

  • 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 Goal, 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 7 Application Virtualization Management Architecture
This module explains the general architecture of Application Virtualization Management.
Lessons
Elements of Application Virtualization
Requirements and Interaction of Application Virtualization Components
Requirements and Interactions of the Application Virtualization Streaming Server

Labs

  • Lab: Using the Microsoft Application Virtualization Streaming Server
  • Exercise 1: Installing a Microsoft Application Virtualization Streaming Server
  • Exercise 2: Copying a Package onto the Microsoft Application Virtualization Streaming Server
  • Exercise 3: Configuring a Client to Use the Microsoft Application Virtualization

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe the primary elements of application virtualization.
  • Describe how the Application Virtualization Management components work together to provide application virtualization.
  • Describe how to publish an application.
Module 8 Planning and Deploying the Application Virtualization Management System
This module explains how to plan the supporting infrastructure and determine the appropriate deployment scenario and installation for an Application Virtualization Management System.
Lessons
Planning the Supporting Infrastructure
Planning Deployment Scenarios
Overview of the Server Installation Process

Labs

  • 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

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe considerations related to the supporting infrastructure when implementing the Application Virtualization Management System.
  • Describe various deployment scenarios that support the Application Virtualization Management System.
  • Install the server components required for the Application Virtualization Management System.
Module 9 Planning and Installing the 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 Application Virtualization Client
Managing Client Configuration Features

Labs

  • Lab A: Deploying the Application Virtualization Client in Standalone Mode
  • Exercise 1: Installing and Configuring the Application Virtualization Client
  • Exercise 2: Installing a Standalone Application Virtualization Package
  • Lab B: Deploying the Application Virtualization Client
  • Exercise 1: Installing the Application Virtualization Client
  • Exercise 2: Testing the Client Install
  • Exercise 3: Configuring Root Node Options
  • Lab C: Managing Client Configuration Features
  • Exercise 1: Modifying Desktop Configuration Server Options
  • Exercise 2: Configuring Applications Using the Desktop Client
  • Exercise 3: Configuring Offline Mode for Disconnected Operation

After Completing This Goal, 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 10 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

Labs

  • Lab A: Publishing Applications into the Application Virtualization Environment
  • Exercise 1: Configuring System Options
  • Exercise 2: Publishing an Application
  • Exercise 3: Verifying Application Virtualization Functionality
  • Lab B: Configuring Active Upgrades for Published Applications
  • Exercise 1: Configuring Package Versions

After Completing This Goal, 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 11 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

Labs

  • 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 Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Create and configure Provider Policies.
  • Emforce license compliance.
  • Manage server groups and server objects.
Module 12 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

Labs

  • Lab A: Installing the Application Virtualization Sequencer
  • Exercise 1: Configuring a Partition to be the Q drive
  • Exercise 2: Installing the Application Virtualization Sequencer
  • Lab B: Sequencing Applications for Virtualization
  • Exercise 1: Sequencing an Application
  • Exercise 2: Sequencing Multiple Versions of the Same Application
  • Exercise 3: Sequencing an Application with Pre-configured Options

After Completing This Goal, 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 13 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

Labs

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

After Completing This Goal, 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 using the MSI utility.

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