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Deploying and Managing Windows

COURSE TYPE

Practitioner

Course Number

2401

Duration

4 Days

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About This Course: Deploying a new operating system can be a time-consuming and error-prone process. Windows provides a powerful set of deployment and administrative tools that can facilitate a smooth upgrade or redeployment of the operating system. In this course, you gain the fundamental knowledge to evaluate various deployment solutions and provide ongoing management of enterprise systems.

You Will Learn How To

  • Implement and manage Windows in an enterprise environment
  • Embed tools and scripts into custom Windows PE boot images
  • Automate deployments with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Optimize remote management of Windows tablets/slates, desktops and servers remotely
  • Identify and recover from application and operating system failures

Course Outline

  • Designing a Windows PE Boot Environment
  • Installing Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit
  • Creating optical and USB boot media
  • Mounting PE images for updating
  • Creating Custom Windows Images

Generating the reference machine

  • Authoring an answer file
  • Generalizing systems with Sysprep

Capturing reference images

  • Automating initial tasks
  • Contrasting image formats
  • Building file-based images with ImageX

Deploying custom images

  • Partitioning drives with DiskPart
  • Applying WIM file-based images with DISM

Servicing offline images

  • Injecting drivers into offline installation images
  • Pre-staging Windows security updates
  • Localizing the user interface with language packs
  • Implementing Complex Deployment Techniques

Configuring Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

  • PXE-booting across the network
  • Multicasting to optimize bandwidth

Streamlining deployments with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

  • Importing operating systems and applications
  • Augmenting drivers in support of new hardware
  • Linking MDT with WDS to speed deployment

Rolling out Lite Touch images

  • Bypassing and pre-populating wizard screens
  • Referencing variables for automation
  • Centralizing settings with a SQL database

Replacing user desktops

  • Maintaining user data throughout computer upgrades
  • Reducing backup and recovery times with hardlinks
  • Managing Activation

Selecting appropriate activation models

  • Implementing Active Directory-based activation
  • Multiple Activation Keys
  • Key Management Services

Employing license activation tools

  • Querying activation status
  • Inventorying with the Volume Activation Management Tool
  • Implementing Remote Administration

Distributing settings with group policies

  • Targeting users and computers
  • Configuring Windows settings and policies

Extending the administrative toolset

  • Leveraging Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)
  • Organizing policies with Security Compliance Manager

Remoting into servers and workstations

  • Shadowing desktops with Remote Assistance
  • Initializing sessions via Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

Performing command-line administration

  • Finding and applying the correct command-line tools
  • Exploiting PowerShell cmdlets
  • Troubleshooting and Recovery

Backing up and recovering Windows data

  • Repairing startup problems with Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
  • Restoring files and system state

Monitoring system performance and health

  • Identifying bottlenecks with Resource Monitor
  • Terminating processes with Task Manager

Maintaining backwards compatibility

  • Isolating operating systems through VHD native boot
  • Supporting legacy applications

Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT)

  • Analyzing crash dumps for likely causes
  • Recovering offline systems with DaRT
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Course Schedule

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Tuition

Standard

$2990

Government

$2659

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

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Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

This course is approved by CompTIA for continuing education units (CEUs). For additional information and to confirm which courses are eligible towards your CompTIA certification, click here.

This course qualifies for 23 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

“My organization is going thru a Windows 7 upgrade nationwide, and the Learning Tree Course on Deploying and Managing Windows 7 is making it a lot easier for me to implement this change.”

- L. Kendricks, IT Specialist
Department of Homeland Security

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