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Microsoft Windows 7: Enterprise Desktop Administrator Part 1

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Windows 7 is Microsoft's latest client operating system for IT infrastructure environments. Microsoft has improved and added new tools to help deploy Windows 7 throughout networks using images. Administrators can use tools provided by Microsoft to analyze their IT networks to determine the best deployment strategy. This course discuss the deployment tools and methods, Windows 7 editions and requirements, and licensing. It also demonstrates how to analyze the current client computers for hardware and compatibility issues. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686. Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification.
  • recognize what happens at each phase in the deployment lifecycle
  • recognize the challenges to deployment
  • recognize the main functions of Windows 7 deployment tools
  • recognize which deployment method to use in a given scenario
  • recognize factors to consider when planning a multilingual user interface deployment
  • identify Windows 7 editions and features
  • identify Windows 7 hardware requirements
  • recognize features of KMS
  • identify features of MAK
  • evaluate client connectivity to determine the most suitable volume activation method
  • identify recommendations for different network infrastructures
  • recognize the Windows 7 tools for obtaining inventory on client computers
  • inventory the IT infrastructure using the MAP toolkit
  • recognize which Windows 7 edition to deploy in a given scenario
  • determine which licensing method to use
  • use the MAP toolkit to determine what hardware is on the client computer
One of the main issues with upgrading client machines to a new operating system is ensuring that applications will still run without issues for the users. Microsoft enables administrators to use the Application Compatibility Toolkit to collect information about the applications and then test and mitigate any issues that may have been detected. This course discusses ACT and how to use it to collect data, analyze issues, and test and mitigate them using development tools. It also discusses when to use shims for compatibility mitigation. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686. Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification.
  • identify the features of ACT
  • use the configuration wizard to configure ACT
  • use the ACM to create a DCP for deploying Windows 7
  • analyze compatibility data using ACT
  • test and mitigate issues
  • recognize important considerations for designing a shim strategy
  • configure ACT using the ACT wizard
  • create a DCP for deploying Windows 7
  • analyze compatibility data
  • test an application's compatibility using SUA
Microsoft provides various solutions for deploying Windows 7 to client machines in an enterprise environment. Each solution provides advantages and disadvantages and depends on the company's requirements. One solution is Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7. It contains documentation and tools – including Windows System Image Manager, ImageX, Windows Preinstallation Environment, and Deployment Image Servicing and Management – to deploy Windows 7 using images. These tools enable IT professionals to create Windows images and answer files and to apply and service the images. This course demonstrates how to create a standard image using SIM, to then apply the image to the client machines using Windows PE and ImageX, and finally to service it using DISM. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686. Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification.
  • compare the Windows 7 installation methods
  • identify the technician computer system requirements
  • build an answer file in a given scenario
  • configure, validate, and save Windows 7 settings
  • create an answer file
  • configure Windows 7 settings
  • validate and save Windows 7 settings
  • recognize how to build a reference installation and how to create bootable Windows PE media
  • recognize how to conduct phase four of the deployment process
  • use DISM to service an offline image in a given scenario
  • capture and apply a Windows image and deploy the image from the network share
  • service an offline image
Microsoft offers many deployment tools for deploying Windows 7 throughout entire networks. Deciding which tool to use depends on many factors, including network configuration, cost, and down-time. Windows Deployment Services, one of the tools available, can be used to install Windows 7 directly over the network, without using the installation media directly at each client machine. When deploying Windows 7 throughout the network, administrators need to consider how they will preserve the user files and settings on each client computer. Microsoft offers user state migration tools that enable the administrator to store the user data in a specified location until Windows 7 is deployed, when that user data can be restored. This course demonstrates how to deploy Windows 7 over the network using Windows Deployment Services. It also demonstrates how to use Windows Easy Transfer and the User State Migration Tool to migrate user state data and then restore it after Windows 7 is deployed. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686. Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification.
  • prepare WDS for deploying images
  • create custom images using WDS
  • perform an unattended installation using WDS
  • configure WDS and install a boot image
  • use WDS to create a custom image
  • use WDS to create an install image
  • transfer files and settings using Windows Easy Transfer
  • recognize considerations when planning user state migration
  • use ScanState to save user state data
  • use LoadState to restore user data from the data store
  • migrate settings to Windows 7 in a given scenario
Windows 7 is the latest evolution in the Windows workstation product line of operating systems. Windows 7 builds on the accomplishments of Windows Vista and adds enhancements to create an increasingly easy environment to manage. This course looks at the SKUs of Windows 7 that will be available and discusses what is appropriate depending on environmental needs. This course also looks at Windows 7's compatibility with Windows Vista and the built-in driver support for Vista-capable hardware, and deployment methods and technologies such as DISM and WAIK. Windows 7 includes troubleshooting technologies such as the Action Center, Problem Steps Recorder, and Device Stage. BitLocker has been made simpler to use and AppLocker is used to control user access to applications. Remote and mobile availability under Windows 7 are also analyzed. This course will prepare IT professionals for the new environment they will manage while working with Windows 7.
  • identify the markets that the various editions of Windows 7 are aimed at
  • identify improvements to Windows 7 performance
  • recognize how image deployment works in Windows 7
  • determine the most appropriate Windows 7 edition to deploy and the tools with which to do so
  • recognize the features of Device Stage
  • use the Action Center
  • recognize the features of troubleshooting tools in Windows 7
  • use AppLocker to create a rule
  • recognize how BitLocker has been simplified in Windows 7
  • use BitLocker To Go to encrypt a removable drive
  • identify the network enhancements for Windows 7
  • configure Action Center settings
  • create a rule with AppLocker
  • encrypt a removable drive with BitLocker To Go

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