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Implementing and Managing Microsoft Desktop Virtualization

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M10324: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Desktop Virtualization

Version: A
Length: 5 Days 
Published: October 25, 2010 
Language(s): English 
Audience(s): IT Professionals 
Level: 300 
Technology: Windows Server 2008 
Type: Course 
Delivery Method: Instructor-led (classroom)

About this Course
This five-day, instructor-led course provides you with the knowledge and skills to implement and manage desktop virtualization solutions. This course provides an overview of virtualization and the various Microsoft products that you can use to implement and deploy a virtualization solution. The course explains how to configure and manage a MED-V deployment. Then, it describes the procedures for deploying an App-V solution by implementing App-V servers and clients and by sequencing applications. The course then covers the configuration of Remote Desktop Services and RemoteApp programs. Finally, the course describes the concept of user state virtualization and procedures for configuring the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). 
Audience Profile
This course is intended for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 system and desktop administrators who will manage and implement desktop and application virtualization technologies within their networks. 
The students for this course typically are responsible for implementing their organizations` desktop and application virtualization, or their information technology (IT) management has directed them to research and/or implement desktop and application virtualization in the existing environment. Students should have a minimum of 1.5 years of experience working with Windows Server 2008 as a server or desktop administrator. This course does not require prior experience with virtualization. However, we highly recommend familiarity with virtualization concepts and management tools. 
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
oPlan desktop virtualization scenarios.
oImplement and configure Windows Virtual PC and the Windows XP mode.
oImplementMicrosoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization.
oConfigure and deploy MED-V images.
oManage a MED-V deployment.
oImplement App-V servers. 
oPlan and deploy Application Virtualization clients. 
oAdminister the App-V infrastructure by using the App-V Management Console.
oSequence applications for deployment by using the App-V infrastructure or a standalone installation.
oConfigure and use Remote Desktop Services and RemoteApp programs. 
oImplement user state virtualization.
oConfigure and use Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. 
oCompare and review the various desktop virtualization technologies.

Before attending this course, students must have:
oBasic skills with Windows Command line
oMonitoring and Management Tools
oNetworking
oAD DS, including Group Policy deployments
oPerformance Monitoring
oTroubleshooting

Course Outline
Module 1: Overview of Desktop Virtualization Scenarios
Many organizations are exploring the use of virtualization to optimize their IT environment and streamline their IT management practices. Microsoft provides several products and technologies that will enable organizations to implement virtualization solutions in many different ways. This module provides an overview of the Microsoft virtualization technologies, and provides information on planning and managing virtualized environments.
Lessons 
oOverview of Virtualization
oOverview of Virtualization Management
oPlanning an Application and Desktop Virtualization Deployment
Lab : Planning Desktop Virtualization Scenarios
oIdentifying Virtualization Solutions
oPlanning Desktop Virtualization Scenarios
After completing this module, students will be able to:
oExplain the benefits and options for virtualization.
oIdentify the solutions for managing a virtual environment.
oPlan an application and desktop virtualization deployment.
Module 2: Implementing Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode
This module covers the concept of virtual machines and how Windows Virtual PC uses it for virtualizing a complete client system. The module also covers the requirements and the procedures for installing and configuring Windows Virtual PC and virtual machines.
Lessons 
oInstalling Windows Virtual PC
oConfiguring Windows Virtual PC
oInstalling, Configuring, and Managing the Windows XP Mode
oCreating and Deploying Custom Images of Windows XP Mode
Lab : Implementing Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode
oInstalling Windows Virtual PC
oUsing Windows XP Mode
After completing this module, students will be able to:
oInstall and enable Windows Virtual PC.
oConfigure a virtual machine.
oInstall, configure, and manage the Windows XP Mode.
oCreate and deploy custom Windows XP Mode images.
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. 
Lessons 
oOverview of MED-V
oImplementing MED-V Management Servers
oImplementing a MED-V Client
Lab : Implementing MED-V
oConfiguring the Existing Infrastructure
oDeploying the MED-V Server
oDeploying the MED-V Client
After completing this module, students will be able to:
oDescribe the features and functionality of MED-V.
oImplement the MED-V server infrastructure.
oImplement the MED-V client.
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.
Lessons 
oConfiguring MED-V Images
oDeploying MED-V Images
Lab : Configuring and Deploying MED-V Images
oCreating MED-V Images
oTesting MED-V Images
oUpdating, Packing, and Uploading the Image
After completing this module, students will be able to:
oConfigure MED-V images.
oDeploy MED-V images.
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. The module explains the concept of MED-V Workspace and describes how to configure Workspace Policy and deploy it to the client. 
Lessons 
oImplementing the MED-V Workspace Policy
oWorking with MED-V Workspace
oReporting and Troubleshooting MED-V
Lab : Managing a MED-V deployment
oCreating and Configuring a Workspace Policy
oUsing the MED-V Client
oImplementing MED-V Reporting and Troubleshooting
After completing this module, students will be able to:
oImplement the MED-V Workspace Policy.
oWork with MED-V Workspace. 
oImplement MED-V reporting and troubleshooting.
Module 6: Implementing Microsoft Application Virtualization
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. The module also provides an overview of the App-V server and App-V client installation process, and describes how to configure an App-V client.
Lessons 
oIntroduction to Application Virtualization
oPlanning for Application Virtualization
oDeploying Application Virtualization Servers
Lab : Implementing Application Virtualization
oPlanning the App-V Implementation
oInstalling an App-V Management Server
oInstalling an App-V Streaming Server
oConfiguring a Client to Use the Streaming Server
After completing this module, students will be able to:
oProvide an overview of application virtualization. 
oPlan for deploying application virtualization.
oDeploy application virtualization servers
Module 7: Planning and Deploying App-V Clients
This module explains how to configure and manage the application virtualization client. It provides an overview of the desktop and the terminal server client, and their installation methods. The module also describes the installation and configuration options for the client software.
Lessons 
oOverview of the App-V Client
oInstalling and Configuring the App-V Client
oManaging Client Configuration Features
Lab : Deploying the App-V Client in Stand-Alone Mode
oInstalling and Configuring the App-V Client
oInstalling a Stand-Alone Package
Lab : Managing Client Configuration Features
oConfiguring the App-V Client Properties
oConfiguring a Publishing Server for the App-V Client
oConfiguring Applications by Using the Desktop Client
oInstalling and Configuring Settings by Using the Group Policy App-V Template
After completing this module, students will be able to:
oDescribe the purpose and functionality of the App-V client.
oInstall and configure the App-V client.
oManage client configuration features.
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. Additionally, the module provides information about publishing and modifying virtualized applications, configuring version upgrades, enforcing license compliance, and managing server groups and server objects.
Lessons 
oUsing the Application Virtualization Management Console
oPublishing Applications into the App-V Environment
oPerforming Advanced Administration Tasks for Application Virtualization
Lab : Publishing Applications in the App-V Environment
oConfiguring System Options
oManaging App-V Administrators
oPublishing and Configuring an Application
oVerifying Application Permissions
Lab : Implementing License Enforcement
oPublishing an Application
oCreating a License Group
oCreating a New Provider Policy
oTesting License Enforcement
After completing this module, students will be able to:
oManage App-V administrators and system options by using the Application Virtualization Management Console.
oPublish applications to the App-V environment.
oPerform advanced App-V administration tasks.
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. It explains how to install and configure the App-V Sequencer. The module also covers packaging options, and the procedures for upgrading existing packages, and creating standalone packages.
Lessons 
oOverview of Application Sequencing
oPlanning and Configuring the Sequencer Environment
oPerforming Application Sequencing
oAdvanced Sequencing Scenarios
Lab : Sequencing Applications for Virtualization
oInstalling the App-V Sequencer
oSequencing an Application
oDeploying and Testing the Application
oUpgrading and Redeploying the Application
oSequencing a Hard-Coded Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
oDescribe how to implement application sequencing.
oPlan and configure the sequencer environment.
oSequence applications for virtualization.
oPerform advanced sequencing.
Module 10: Configuring Remote Desktop Services and RemoteApp
This module explains how to configure and use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and RemoteApp programs. It provides an overview of the main RDS role services and the services that are required for implementing RemoteApp. This module also covers RD Connection Broker and the integration of published RemoteApp programs with Windows 7 clients.
Lessons 
oOverview of RDS
oPublishing RemoteApp by Using RDS
oAccessing RemoteApp Programs from Clients
Lab : Configuring RDS and RemoteApp Programs
oPreparing the RDS Environment
oPublishing RemoteApp Programs
oAccessing Published RemoteApp Programs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
oDescribe the features of RDS.
oPublish RemoteApp programs.
oAccess published RemoteApp programs from clients.
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. The module also covers folder redirection, and explains how to configure and use them. 
Lessons 
oOverview of User State
oConfiguring Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection
Lab : Implementing User State Virtualization
oConfiguring and Testing Roaming Profiles
oConfiguring and Testing Folder Redirection
oConfiguring Offline Files
After completing this module, students will be able to:
oDescribe the features of user profiles and the available user profile types.
oConfigure roaming profiles and folder redirection.
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.
Lessons 
oOverview of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
oIntroduction to VDI
oConfiguring Personal and Pooled Virtual Desktops
Lab : Configuring Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
oConfiguring RDS Infrastructure for VDI
oConfiguring a Virtual Machine for VDI
oConfiguring and Testing the Personal Virtual Desktop
oConfiguring and Testing User State Virtualization and the Virtual Desktop Pool
After completing this module, students will be able to:
oDescribe the features and  functionality of Hyper-V.
oDescribe the features and benefits of VDI.
oConfigure personal and pooled virtual desktops.
Module 13: Summary of Desktop Virtualization Technologies
This module reviews the features of the various desktop virtualization technologies that this course covers. The module also covers some real-world scenarios for implementing these technologies. 
Lessons 
oReview of Desktop Virtualization Technologies
oReal-World Usage Scenarios
After completing this module, students will be able to:
oCompare the features of various desktop virtualization technologies.
oDescribe real-world scenarios for using desktop virtualization technologies.
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