Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure (M20415)



In this course, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, and implement a Windows 8 desktop infrastructure. You will learn to plan and deploy desktops using several technologies, including User State Migration Tool (USMT), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). You will also cover how to protect desktops and monitor their health and performance.

This course incorporates material from Microsoft Official Course 20415 and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure.


IT professionals who manage the desktop environments for organizations and want to specialize in Windows 8 desktop deployments

Learning Objectives

  • Assess and determine desktop deployment options
  • Plan an image management strategy
  • Implement desktop security
  • Capture and manage a desktop operating system image
  • Plan and implement User State Migration
  • Plan and deploy desktops using the MDT
  • Plan and deploy desktops using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Plan and implement a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) infrastructure
  • Manage user state virtualization for enterprise desktops
  • Plan and implement an updates infrastructure to support enterprise desktops
  • Protect enterprise desktops from malware and data lossMonitor the performance and health of the desktop infrastructure

1. Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options

  • Enterprise Desktop Life Cycle
  • Assessing Hardware and Infrastructure Readiness for a Desktop Deployment
  • Enterprise Desktop Deployment Methods
  • Volume Activation Technologies for Enterprise Desktops

2. Planning An Image Management Strategy

  • Windows Image Formats
  • Image Management

3. Implementing Desktop Security

  • Implementing a Centralized Desktop Security Solution
  • Planning and Implementing BitLocker
  • Planning and Implementing Encrypted File System

4. Capturing and Managing a Desktop Operating System Image

  • Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)
  • Managing Windows Pre-Installation Environment
  • Building a Reference Image Using Windows SIM and Sysprep
  • Capturing and Servicing a Reference Image
  • Configuring and Managing Windows Deployment Services

5. Planning and Implementing User State Migration

  • User State Migration
  • Planning User State Migration Using USMT
  • Migrating User State Using USMT

6. Planning and Deploying Desktops Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

  • Planning for the Lite Touch Installation Environment
  • Implementing MDT 2012 for Lite Touch Installation
  • Integrating Windows Deployment Services with MDT

7. Planning and Deploying Desktops Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

  • Planning the Zero Touch Installation Environment
  • Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment
  • Building a Reference Image Using a Configuration Manager Task Sequence
  • Using MDT Task Sequences to Deploy Client Images

8. Planning and Implementing a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure

  • Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
  • Planning the RDS Environment
  • Configuring a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Deployment
  • Configuring a Session-Based Desktop Deployment
  • Extending the RDS Environment to the Internet

9. Managing User State Virtualization For Enterprise Desktops

  • User State Virtualization
  • Planning User State Virtualization
  • Configuring Roaming Profiles, Folder Redirection, and Offline Files
  • Implementing Microsoft User Experience Virtualization

10. Planning and Implementing an Updates Infrastructure to Support Enterprise Desktops

  • Planning an Updates Infrastructure for the Enterprise
  • Supporting Software Updates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Managing Updates for Virtual Machines and Images
  • Using Windows Intune for Managing Software Updates

11. Protecting Enterprise Desktops from Malware and Data Loss

  • System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
  • Configuring System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Client Settings and Monitoring Status
  • Using Windows Intune Endpoint Protection
  • Protecting Desktops Using System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager

12. Monitoring the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure

  • Performance and Health Monitoring for the Desktop Infrastructure
  • Monitoring the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure