10974 : Deploying and Migrating Windows Servers

In this course, you will learn how to plan for and deploy your Windows Server infrastructure in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. You will learn about different deployment methodologies and techniques, as well as general imaging usage and configuration. You will also learn how to use Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and how to work with deployment tools such as the Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit (Windows ADK), the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP), and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT).

This course also focuses on migrating essential components within your server infrastructure to Windows server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It covers the migration of core infrastructure technologies such as migrating Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

This course is intended for experienced IT Professionals who have the following experience and background:

  • IT professionals with real-world experience working in an enterprise environment where they are involved in deploying servers and the migration of server roles and services.
  • IT professionals who work Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 servers and who are preparing for a Windows Server 2012 deployment.
  • IT professionals who work in small to medium-sized enterprises who manage and are responsible for server deployment and migration.
  • IT professionals who have skills in other areas and are looking to develop knowledge and skills with Windows Server deployments.

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

The attendee should have experience administering Windows Server in an environment that typically has the following characteristics:

  • 2,500 to 50,000 or more users
  • Multiple physical locations and multiple domain controllers
  • Network services and resources such as messaging, databases, file and print, firewalls, Internet access, an intranet, and client computer management

The attendee should have:

  • Experience supporting Windows 8 client desktops and deploying and managing applications, both physical and virtual.
  • An MCSA and 20415B or equivalent knowledge.

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge, and should:

  • Have solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • Have a solid understanding of Windows and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), for example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
  • Understand how to use scripts and batch files.
  • Have solid understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
  • Be able to perform a clean installation of Windows 8, upgrade to Windows 8, and migrate user-related data and settings from Windows XP.
  • Be able to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 8 to function as desired.
  • Be able to configure and troubleshoot permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications on Windows 8 systems.
  • Be able to configure settings to enable network connectivity.
  • Be able to configure and troubleshoot a wireless network connection.
  • Be able to configure and troubleshoot Windows 8 security.
  • Be able to configure mobile computers and devices.
  • Understand the client administration capabilities of Windows Server and be familiar with management tools such as the Microsoft System Center suite of products.
  • Understand the concepts of deployment, packaging, and imaging.
  • Have a familiarity with SQL Server concepts.

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

  • 20410B: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 20411B: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 20412B: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 services
  • 20415B: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Design an application distribution strategy that is appropriate for an organizational environment.
  • Diagnose and remediate application compatibility problems for desktop and presentation virtualization-based deployments.
  • Use Group Policy and Windows Intune™ to deploy applications to client devices.
  • Deploy applications centrally using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1.
  • Configure self-service application deployment using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Service Manager SP1, and Windows Store apps.
  • Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support presentation virtualization.
  • Prepare, deploy and manage applications for Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access.
  • Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support application virtualization.
  • Virtualize and deploy applications by using App-V and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1.
  • Plan and configure the appropriate infrastructure to streamline the deployment of software updates to applications, and plan and configure application security.
  • Plan and implement application upgrades, supersedence, and application coexistence.
  • Monitor the deployment, performance, and utilization of applications and determine whether current application hosting platforms are meeting business needs.

Module 1: Designing an Application Distribution Strategy

Module 2: Diagnosing and Remediating Application Compatibility

Module 3: Deploying Software by Using Group Policy and Windows Intune

Module 4: Deploying Applications by Using Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

Module 5: Configuring Self-Service Application Deployment

Module 6: Designing and Implementing Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure

Module 7: Preparing, Configuring, and Deploying Presentation Virtualization Applications

Module 8: Designing and Deploying an Application Virtualization Environment

Module 9: Preparing, Sequencing, and Deploying Virtual Applications

Module 10: Planning and Implementing Application Updates and Security

Module 11: Planning and Implementing Application Upgrades

Module 12: Monitoring Application Deployment, Use, and Performance