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Deploying Business Desktops with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003

This three-day instructor-led course will teach students how to quickly deploy Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Office 2003 Editions, as well as other business and third-party applications, to computers across an organization by using the guidelines provided by the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Standard Edition.This course is intended for consultants who focus on medium-sized to large-sized businesses (250 to 5,000 PCs). The audience consists of IT Professionals who plan, build, and deploy desktops.

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Brno3 16 350 CZK included in course price 30
Bratislava3 360,00 EUR 189,00 EUR 30

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Who is the course for

This course is intended for consultants who focus on medium-sized to large-sized businesses (250 to 5,000 PCs). The audience consists of IT Professionals who plan, build, and deploy desktops.

What we teach you

  • Describe the content and purpose of the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Standard Edition and describe the tasks needed to deploy a business desktop solution.
  • Test and mitigate compatibility issues in high-priority applications by using the Application Compatibility Toolkit.
  • Customize and use the User State Migration Tool (USMT) to preserve user documents and settings when deploying a disk image to a desktop computer.
  • Configure security on a BDD disk image.
  • Prepare and customize core applications, including Office 2003, for deployment as part of a BDD disk image.
  • 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.
  • Required skills

    At least six months’ experience supporting a Microsoft Windows network.

    • Knowledge of and experience with the following:
    • Hardware device drivers (how they are typically distributed and packaged).
    • Creating and modifying Unattended answer files.
    • Modifying the Windows registry.
    • Microsoft Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, and the TCP/IP protocol suite.

    Knowledge of the following:

    • Basic Command Prompt batch scripting techniques.
    • Creating boot disks.
    • Microsoft Office 2003.

    In addition, it is helpful to be familiar with:

    • Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) and Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI).
    • Testing methodologies.

    Teaching methods

    Online-Instructor led, Classroom

    Teaching materials

    The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook.

    Course Outline

    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

    Identifying and Resolving Application Compatibility Issues

    • Overview of Application Compatibility
    • Planning Application Compatibility
    • Generating an Application Inventory
    • Testing Applications
    • Packaging Application Compatibility Fixes
    • Additional Compatibility Tool

    Migrating User Documents and Settings

    • User State Migration Overview
    • Planning User State Migration
    • Saving and Restoring User Data
    • USMT Best Practices

    Configuring Security

    • Introduction to Business Desktop Deployment Security
    • Planning Security
    • Developing a Security Configuration
    • Customizing Security Templates
    • Configuring Windows Firewall
    • Packaging Core Applications and Office 2003
    • Introduction to Core Applications and Office 2003 Deployment
    • Planning Core Applications
    • Creating a Distribution Point
    • Building Transform Files
    • Customizing Setup.ini
    • Installing and Testing Office 2003

    Packaging Supplemental Applications

    • Introduction to Supplemental Applications
    • Planning Supplemental Applications
    • Overview of Installation Technologies
    • Automating Windows Installer Applications
    • Automating InstallShield Packages
    • Automating Installations by Using ScriptIt
    • Repackaging Applications

    Computer Imaging System Basics

    • Introduction to Computer Imaging
    • Planning a Basic Disk Image
    • Installing a Build Server
    • Configuring the Build Server
    • Creating a Basic Disk Image

    Customizing a Disk Image

    • Introduction to Disk Image Customization
    • Planning a Custom Disk Image
    • Customizing Windows PE
    • Customizing Actions
    • Branding a Disk Image
    • Integrating Other Team Deliverables

    Deploying Disk Images

    • Introduction to Disk Image Deployment
    • Planning Disk Image Deployment
    • Installing the Servers
    • Deploying Images by Using the Deployment Wizard
    • Transitioning to Operations

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