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Deploying Business Desktops with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003
(Microsoft Training Course: 2289) - 3 days - £1700 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This course will teach students how to quickly deploy Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Office 2003 Editions to computers across an organization by using the guidelines provided by the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Standard Edition.
> Course outline
  1. Business Desktop Deployment
  2. Identifying and Resolving Application Compatibility Issues
  3. Migrating User Documents and Settings
  4. Configuring Security
  5. Packaging Core Applications and Office 2003
  6. Packaging Supplemental Applications
  7. Computer Imaging System Basics
  8. Customizing a Disk Image
  9. Deploying Disk Images


Module 1: Business Desktop Deployment
  • Introduction to the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment
  • Overview of MSF and Business Desktop Deployment
  • Exploring Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment Standard Edition
Skills
  • Describe the usage and purpose of the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Standard Edition.
  • Describe the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) model and how it relates to the Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment.
  • Describe the components of Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Standard Edition Standard Edition.
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Module 2: Identifying and Resolving Application Compatibility Issues
  • Overview of Application Compatibility
  • Planning Application Compatibility
  • Practice: Planning Application Compatibility
  • Generating an Application Inventory
  • Practice: Collecting an Application Inventory
  • Testing Applications
  • Practice: Testing an Application by Using Application Verifier
  • Packaging Application Compatibility Fixes
  • Practice: Packaging Application Compatibility Fixes
  • Additional Compatibility Tools
  • Lab: Building Application Compatibility Fixes
Skills
  • Identify application compatibility tasks and checkpoints.
  • Identify the planning tasks that must be completed for application compatibility.
  • Collect an inventory of applications on a network.
  • Describe the process of testing applications for compatibility.
  • Package application compatibility fixes by using the Compatibility Administrator tool.
  • Identify additional tools that are available for handling application compatibility issues.
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Module 3: Migrating User Documents and Settings
  • User State Migration Overview
  • Planning User State Migration
  • Saving and Restoring User Data
  • Practice: Saving and Restoring User Data
  • USMT Best Practices
  • Lab: Building and Testing USMT and .INF Files
Skills
  • Describe the user state migration process.
  • Identify the decisions that must be made when planning user state migration.
  • Save user data by using the Scanstate component of the USMT and restore user data by using the Loadstate component of the USMT.
  • Apply best practices for using USMT to migrate user state data.
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Module 4: Configuring Security
  • Introduction to Business Desktop Deployment Security
  • Planning Security
  • Practice: Planning Security
  • Developing a Security Configuration
  • Practice: Examining the Configuration Files
  • Customizing Security Templates
  • Practice: Using the Security Configuration Template Editor
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Practice: Configuring Windows Firewall by Using Group Policy
  • Lab: Customizing Template Files for a Disk Image
Skills
  • Describe the process and tasks for implementing security for BDD.
  • Plan how to implement security for the disk image.
  • Develop a security configuration for BDD disk images.
  • Customize security templates.
  • Customize Windows Firewall.
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Module 5: Packaging Core Applications and Office 2003
  • Introduction to Core Applications and Office 2003 Deployment
  • Planning Core Applications
  • Practice: Planning Core Applications
  • Creating a Distribution Point
  • Practice: Creating a Distribution Point
  • Building Transform Files
  • Practice: Building Transform Files
  • Customizing Setup.ini
  • Practice: Customizing Setup.ini
  • Installing and Testing Office 2003
  • Lab: Building a Customized Distribution Point for Office 2003
Skills
  • Describe the process and tasks for core applications and Office 2003 deployment.
  • Plan the packaging of core applications in a disk image.
  • Build an Office 2003 distribution point.
  • Create a transform file for customizing the installation of Office 2003 Editions.
  • Customize Setup.ini to link Office 2003 to the transform.
  • Install a customized Office 2003 package.
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Module 6: Packaging Supplemental Applications
  • Introduction to Supplemental Applications
  • Planning Supplemental Applications
  • Practice: Planning Supplemental Applications
  • Overview of Installation Technologies
  • Automating Windows Installer Applications
  • Practice: Automating Windows Installer Applications
  • Automating InstallShield Packages
  • Automating Installations by Using ScriptIt
  • Practice: Automating Installations by Using ScriptIt
  • Repackaging Applications
Skills
  • Describe the process and tasks for supplemental applications deployment.
  • Plan the packaging of supplemental applications for installation.
  • Identify installation technologies and capabilities for automating installations.
  • Automate applications that use Windows Installer.
  • Record and apply InstallShield response files.
  • Use ScriptIt to automate an installation.
  • Use VBScript to automate installations.
  • Describe the limitations, tools, and process for repackaging applications into Windows Installer packages.
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Module 7: Computer Imaging System Basics
  • Introduction to Computer Imaging
  • Planning a Basic Disk Image
  • Practice: Planning a Basic Disk Image
  • Installing a Build Server
  • Practice: Creating a Build Server
  • Configuring the Build Server
  • Practice: Configuring the Build Server
  • Creating a Basic Disk Image
  • Practice: Creating a Basic Disk Image
  • Lab: Developing a Basic Disk Image
Skills
  • Describe the process and tasks for deploying computer images.
  • Identify the types of decisions that must be made when planning a basic disk image.
  • Install and configure the Computer Imaging System.
  • Configure the Build Server by using the Computer Imaging System wizard.
  • Create and capture a basic disk image.
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Module 8: Customizing a Disk Image
  • Introduction to Disk Image Customization
  • Planning a Custom Disk Image
  • Practice: Planning a Custom Disk Image
  • Customizing Windows PE
  • Customizing Actions
  • Practice: Customizing Actions
  • Branding a Disk Image
  • Practice: Branding a Disk Image
  • Integrating Other Team Deliverables
  • Practice: Integrating Other Team Deliverables
  • Lab: Developing a Customized Disk Image
Skills
  • Describe the process and tasks for customizing a disk image.
  • Plan a custom disk image.
  • Customize Windows PE.
  • Add custom actions to a build.
  • Add branding information to a disk image.
  • Add deliverables from other teams to the image.
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Module 9: Deploying Disk Images
  • Introduction to Disk Image Deployment
  • Planning Disk Image Deployment
  • Practice: Planning Disk Image Deployment
  • Installing the Servers
  • Practice: Installing the Deployment Server
  • Deploying Images by Using the Deployment Wizard
  • Practice: Deploying Images by Using the Deployment Wizard
  • Transitioning to Operations
  • Lab: Deploying a Customized Disk Image
Skills
  • Describe the process and tasks for deploying a disk image.
  • Plan disk image deployment.
  • Install and configure the servers that are required for desktop deployment.
  • Deploy a disk image by running the Deployment wizard at each desktop.
  • Describe the process of transitioning to Operations.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • At least six months’ experience supporting a Windows network.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Hardware device drivers; Creating and modifying Unattended answer files; Modifying the Windows registry; Microsoft Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, and the TCP/IP protocol suite; Command Prompt batch scripting techniques; Creating boot disks; Microsoft Office 2003.
  • Recommended attendance on Course 2277, or have equivalent knowledge.
> Purpose
After completing the course, students will be able to describe the content and purpose of the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Standard Edition; test and mitigate compatibility issues by using the Application Compatibility Toolkit; customize and use the User State Migration Tool (USMT); configure security on a BDD disk image; prepare and customize core applications for deployment; package supplemental applications for installation after disk-image deployment; perform basic tasks by using the Computer Imaging System; customize a disk image by using the Computer Imaging system; deploy disk images by using the Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Standard Edition Deployment Wizard.