Implementing Desktop Application Environments



In this course, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to design, deploy, and manage a virtual and physical Windows Server 2012 application management infrastructure and focus on using Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1). You will also learn to design, deploy, and manage Windows 8 Enterprise applications in a physical, virtual, and cloud environment.

This course incorporates material from the Microsoft Official Course 20416 and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments.


IT professionals who are interested in specializing in Windows 8 application deployments and managing the application environments for large organizations


  • Experience supporting Windows 8 client desktops
  • Experience deploying and managing applications, both physical and virtual
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts
  • Understanding of Windows and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Understand how to use scripts and batch files
  • Solid understanding of security concepts, including authentication and authorization
  • Experience performing a clean installation of Windows 8, upgrading to Windows 8, and migrating user-related data and settings from Windows XP
  • Ability to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 8 to function as desired
  • Ability to configure and troubleshoot permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications on Windows 8 Systems
  • Experience configuring settings to enable network connectivity and mobile computers and devices
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting a wireless network connection and Windows 8 security.
  • Understanding of the client administration capabilities of Windows Server and familiarity with management tools, such as the Microsoft System Center suite of products
  • MCSA: Windows 2012 Server certification or equivalent skills

Learning Objectives

  • Design an application distribution strategy 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 deployments using Configuration Manager SP1, 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 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
  • Plan and configure application security
  • Plan and implement application upgrades, supersedence, and application coexistence
  • Monitor the deployment, performance, and utilization of applications and determine if current application hosting platforms are meeting business needs

1. Designing an Application Distribution Strategy

  • Determining Business Requirements for Application Distribution
  • Application Distribution Strategies

2. Diagnosing and Remediating Application Compatibility

  • Diagnosing Application Compatibility Issues
  • Evaluating and Implementing Remediation Solutions
  • Resolving Compatibility Issues with the Application Compatibility Toolkit

3. Deploying Software Using Group Policy and Windows Intune

  • Deploying Software by Using Group Policy
  • Sideloading Windows Store Apps
  • Deploying Software by Using Windows Intune

4. Deploying Applications Using System Center Configuration Manager SP1

  • Application Deployment Using Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
  • Deploying Applications Using Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

5. Configuring Self-Service Application Deployment

  • Self-Service Application Deployment
  • Configuring Self-Service with Windows Intune
  • Self-Service Deployment with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
  • Self-Service Deployment with Service Manager 2012

6. Designing and Implementing Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure

  • Assessing Presentation Virtualization Requirements
  • Planning Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Deploying Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure

7. Preparing, Configuring, and Deploying Presentation Virtualization Applications

  • Determining Presentation Virtualization Application Strategies
  • Deploying Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access

8. Designing and Deploying an Application Virtualization Environment

  • Application Virtualization Models
  • Deploying Application Virtualization Infrastructure Components
  • Configuring Application Virtualization Client Support

9. Preparing, Sequencing, and Deploying Virtual Applications

  • Sequencing Applications with App-V
  • Deploying App-V Applications

10. Planning and Implementing Application Updates and Security

  • Planning Application Updates
  • Deploying Updates With Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Deploying Application Updates Using Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
  • Implementing Application Security

11. Planning and Implementing Application Upgrades

  • Application Upgrades
  • Application Concurrency

12. Monitoring Application Deployment, Use, and Performance

  • Planning Application Monitoring
  • Planning Software Inventory and Metering
  • Monitoring Application Resource Utilization