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Managing Enterprise Desktops Using the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Managing Enterprise Desktops Using the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack

Course Description/Agenda

This five-day instructor-led course will enable you to gain an understanding of the tools available in Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) to improve your Change Management process and reduce support across your or your customer's environment.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 50235: Managing Enterprise Desktops Using the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack.

What You'll Learn

  • In-depth knowledge of the Application Virtualization environment
  • Install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot Application Virtualization components
  • Install and use MDOP components and understand their position in the desktop management process

Who Should Attend

  • IT professionals, which could include network administrators, SMS administrators, field consultants, and technical business consultants, focusing on desktop configuration
  • Any other technical worker who is responsible for the types of tasks that can be automated or improved through the MDOP

Course Prerequisites

  • Active Directory knowledge and concepts, including Group Policy
  • Windows Server 2008 knowledge and experience
  • Fundamental knowledge of SQL Server 2005, Windows Terminal Services, System Center Configuration Manager 2007, and Microsoft Operations Manager
  • Experience managing Windows desktops in an enterprise environment

Course Outline

1. Optimizing Windows Desktop Management in the Enterprise

  • Desktop Management in the Enterprise
  • Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack Overview

2. Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization: Introduction and Architecture

  • Introduction to Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)
  • MED-V Architecture
  • Installation and Configuration

3. Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization: Management

  • MED-V Image Management
  • Managing MED-V Workspace Policies
  • Deploying MED-V Client Images
  • Working with a MED-V Workspace
  • Maintaining MED-V

4. Microsoft Application Virtualization Management System: Introduction and Architecture

  • Application Management Lifecycle
  • Benefits of Application Virtualization
  • Requirements and Interaction of App-V Components

5. Microsoft Application Virtualization Management System: Planning and Deployment

  • Planning the Supporting Infrastructure
  • Planning Deployment Scenarios
  • Overview of the Server Installation Process

6. Planning and Installing the Microsoft Application Virtualization Client

  • Planning the Application Virtualization Client Deployment
  • Installing and Configuring the App-V Client
  • Managing Client Configuration Features

7. Administering the Application Virtualization Management Server

  • Overview of the Application Virtualization Management Console
  • Publishing Applications into the Application Virtualization Environment
  • Modifying Published Applications and Configuring Version Upgrades

8. Advanced Application Virtualization Administration Tasks

  • Creating and Configuring Provider Policies
  • Enforcing License Compliance
  • Managing Server Groups and Server Objects
  • Troubleshooting

9. Planning and Deploying the Application Virtualization Sequencer

  • Overview of the Application Virtualization Sequencer
  • Planning the Sequencer Environment
  • Installing and Configuring the Application Virtualization Sequencer
  • Sequencing Applications for Virtualization

10. Advanced Sequencing

  • Upgrading Existing Packages
  • Advanced Package Options
  • Hard-coded Applications
  • Sequencing a Web-Based Application
  • Standalone Packages
  • OSD File Scripting

11. Microsoft Application Virtualization and System Center Configuration Manager Integration

  • Overview of Application Deployment with System Center Configuration Manager 2007
  • Delivery Methods Available to Configuration Manager Clients
  • Preparing the Configuration Manager Infrastructure for Application Virtualization
  • Integration
  • Creating and Distributing Virtual Application Packages
  • Reporting and Troubleshooting

12. Controlling Group Policy Objects Using Advanced Group Policy Management

  • Overview of Advanced Group Policy Management
  • Configuring Advanced Group Policy Management
  • Introduction to Controlling Group Policy Objects
  • Managing Group Policy Using AGPM

13. Monitoring Desktops Using Microsoft Desktop Error Monitoring

  • Overview of Microsoft Desktop Error Monitoring
  • Installing and Configuring Desktop Error Monitoring

14. Managing Software Inventory Using the Asset Inventory Service

  • Asset Inventory Service (AIS) Overview
  • Deploying AIS Clients
  • Managing Computers Reporting to AIS
  • Managing Software Inventory

15. Repairing and Diagnosing Computer Systems Using the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset

  • Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset Overview
  • Differences Between DaRT 5 and DaRT 6
  • Recovery Tools Overview
  • Administrative Tools Category Overview
  • Networking Tools Category Overview
  • Systems Tools Category Overview


Lab 1: Installing MED-V

  • Install the MED-V Server and Client Components

Lab 2: MED-V Management

  • Preparing a Virtual Machine to be a MED-V image
  • Creating a MED-V image
  • MED-V Policy Management
  • Workspace Walkthrough
  • Create a Deployment Package
  • Review Reports

Lab 3: Examining Application Virtualization Basics

  • Examining an Application Virtualization Package
  • Examining Standard Application Installation
  • Examining Virtualized Applications

Lab 4: Installing the Application Virtualization Management Server

  • Verifying Pre-Installation Requirements
  • Installing the Application Virtualization Management Server
  • Preparing the Content Directory for Application Streaming

Lab 5: Using the App-V Streaming Server

  • Installing an App-V Streaming Server
  • Copy a Package onto the App-V Streaming Server
  • Configure a Client to Use the App-V Streaming Server

Lab 6: Deploying the App-V Client in Standalone Mode

  • Installing and Configuring the App-V Client
  • Installing a Standalone App-V Package

Lab 7: Deploying the App-V Client

  • Installing and Configuring the App-V Client
  • Testing the Client Install
  • Configuring Root Node Options

Lab 8: Managing Client Configuration Features

  • Modifying Publishing Server Options
  • Configuring Applications Using the Application Virtualization Client
  • Configuring Offline Mode for Disconnected Operation

Lab 9: Publishing Applications into the App


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