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Windows Server 2008

Implementing and Managing Microsoft Desktop Virtualization
(Microsoft Training Course: 10324) - 5 days - £2095 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to implement and manage desktop virtualization solutions. It is intended for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 system and desktop administrators who will manage and implement desktop and application virtualization technologies within their networks.
> Course outline
  1. Planning Desktop Virtualization Scenarios
  2. Implementing Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode
  3. Implementing Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
  4. Configuring and Deploying MED-V Images
  5. Managing a MED-V Deployment
  6. Implementing App-V
  7. Planning and Deploying App-V Clients
  8. Managing and Administering Application Virtualization
  9. Sequencing Applications for Virtualization
  10. Configuring Remote Desktop Services and the RemoteApp
  11. Implementing User State Virtualization
  12. Configuring Virtual Desktop Infrastructure


Module 1: Planning Desktop Virtualization Scenarios
  • This module provides an overview of the Microsoft virtualization technologies, and provides information on planning and managing virtualized environments.
  • Overview of Virtualization
  • Overview of Virtualization Management
  • Overview of Planning a Virtualization Deployment
  • Lab: Planning Desktop Virtualization Scenarios
Skills
  • Explain the benefits and options for virtualization.
  • Identify the solutions for managing a virtual environment.
  • Plan a virtualization deployment.
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Module 2: Implementing Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode
  • This module covers the requirements and the procedures for installing and configuring Windows Virtual PC and virtual machines.
  • Installing Windows Virtual PC
  • Configuring Windows Virtual PC
  • Installing, Configuring, and Managing the Windows XP Mode
  • Creating and Deploying Custom Images of Windows XP Mode
  • Lab: Implementing Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode
Skills
  • Install and enable Windows Virtual PC.
  • Configure a virtual machine.
  • Manage the Windows XP Mode.
  • Create and deploy custom Windows XP Mode images.
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Module 3: Implementing Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
  • This module covers the architecture, functionalities, and benefits of MED-V. It also describes the roles of the MED-V client and MED-V Management server and the procedures for deploying them.
  • Overview of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
  • Implementing MED-V Servers
  • Implementing MED-V Clients
  • Lab: Implementing MED-V
Skills
  • Describe the features and functionality of MED-V.
  • Implement the MED-V server infrastructure.
  • Implement the MED-V client.
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Module 4: Configuring and Deploying MED-V Images
  • This module explains how to create, configure, deploy, and work with MED-V images. It also describes how to upload a MED-V image and deploy it to the client.
  • Configuring MED-V Images
  • Deploying MED-V Images
  • Lab: Configuring and Deploying MED-V Images
Skills
  • Configure MED-V images.
  • Deploy MED-V images.
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Module 5: Managing a MED-V Deployment
  • This module explains how to manage a MED-V deployment, create reports, and perform basic MED-V troubleshooting.
  • Implementing the MED-V Workspace Policy
  • Working with a MED-V Workspace
  • Reporting and Troubleshooting MED-V
  • Lab: Managing a MED-V deployment
Skills
  • Implement the MED-V Workspace Policy.
  • Work with MED-V Workspace.
  • Implement MED-V reporting and troubleshooting.
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Module 6: Implementing App-V
  • This module provides an overview of application virtualization, and it explains the requirements and interactions of App-V components. It explains how to plan the App-V infrastructure, and the available deployment scenarios.
  • Introduction to Application Virtualization
  • Planning for Application Virtualization
  • Deploying Application Virtualization Servers
  • Lab: Implementing App-V
Skills
  • Provide an overview of application virtualization.
  • Plan for deploying application virtualization.
  • Deploy application virtualization servers.
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Module 7: Planning and Deploying App-V Clients
  • This module explains how to configure and manage the application virtualization client.
  • Planning the App-V Client Deployment
  • Installing and Configuring the App-V Client
  • Managing Client Configuration Features
  • Lab: Deploying the App-V Client in Standalone Mode
  • Lab: Managing Client Configuration Features
Skills
  • Plan the installation of the App-V client.
  • Install and configure the App-V client.
  • Manage client configuration features.
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Module 8: Managing and Administering Application Virtualization
  • This module explains how to administer the App-V infrastructure by providing an overview of the App-V Management Console, its deployment on the administrative workstation, and the required permissions for administering the App-V Management server.
  • Using the Application Virtualization Management Console
  • Publishing Applications into the App-V Environment
  • Modifying Published Applications and Configuring Version Upgrades
  • Performing Advanced Tasks for Application Virtualization Administration
  • Lab: Publishing Applications in the App-V Environment
  • Lab: Implementing License Enforcement
Skills
  • Manage App-V administrators and system options by using the Application Virtualization Management Console.
  • Publish applications to the App-V environment.
  • Modify published applications and configure version upgrades.
  • Perform advanced App-V administration tasks.
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Module 9: Sequencing Applications for Virtualization
  • This module provides an overview of App-V sequencing and explains how to sequence applications for deployment by using the App-V infrastructure or a standalone installation.
  • Overview of Application Sequencing
  • Planning and Configuring the Sequencer Environment
  • Performing Application Sequencing
  • Advanced Sequencing Scenarios
  • Lab: Sequencing Applications for Virtualization
Skills
  • Describe how to implement application sequencing.
  • Plan and configure the sequencer environment.
  • Sequence applications for virtualization.
  • Perform advanced sequencing.
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Module 10: Configuring Remote Desktop Services and the RemoteApp
  • This module explains how to configure and use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and RemoteApp programs.
  • Overview of Remote Desktop Services
  • Publishing RemoteApp by Using RDS
  • Accessing RemoteApp Programs from Clients
  • Lab: Configuring Remote Desktop Services and RemoteApp
Skills
  • Describe the features of RDS.
  • Publish RemoteApp programs.
  • Access published RemoteApp programs from clients.
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Module 11: Implementing User State Virtualization
  • This module explains the importance of the user state and how you can configure user state. It covers the features of user profiles, the profile types that Windows supports, and the differences between them.
  • Overview of User State
  • Configuring Roaming Profiles and Folders Redirection
  • Lab: Implementing User State Virtualization
Skills
  • Describe the features of user profiles and the available user profile types.
  • Configure roaming profiles and folder redirection.
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Module 12: Configuring Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • This module describes how to configure and use Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). It provides an overview of Hyper-V server role and the integration of VDI with RDS and Hyper-V. The module also covers the procedures for configuring different types of virtual desktops and explains how to configure a virtual machine for use as a virtual desktop. Finally, the module provides details on deploying VDI to Windows 7 desktops.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Overview
  • Introduction to VDI
  • Configuring Personal and Pooled Virtual Desktops
  • Lab: Configuring Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Skills
  • Describe the features and functionality of Hyper-V.
  • Describe the features and benefits of VDI.
  • Configure personal and pooled virtual desktops.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Basic skills with the Windows Command line.
  • Experience using monitoring and management tools.
  • Understand a Windows-based network.
  • Experience with AD DS, including Group Policy deployments.
  • Understand Windows Server 2008 failover clustering.
  • Experience monitoring performance and troubleshooting Windows Server 2008.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to Plan desktop virtualization scenarios; implement and configure Windows Virtual PC and the Windows XP mode; implement Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization; configure and deploy MED-V images; manage a MED-V deployment; implement App-V servers; plan and deploy Application Virtualization clients; administer the App-V infrastructure by using the App-V Management Console.; sequence applications for deployment by using the App-V infrastructure or a standalone installation; configure and use Remote Desktop Services and RemoteApp programs; implement user state virtualization; configure and use Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.