Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps



In this course, you will review the breadth of Microsoft virtual desktop technology and compare the various technologies with use cases and best practices. This course builds your skills in Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) as part of the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system. Throughout this course, you will learn how to manage, monitor, support, and troubleshoot various Windows-based desktop virtualization solutions.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20694: Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-694: Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps.


IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and apps across medium/large/enterprise organizations


System administrator-level working knowledge of:

  • Networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management
  • Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers
  • Basic understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax
  • Desired: Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services

Or attendance in for the following courses:

Learning Objectives

  • Desktop and application virtualization
  • Plan and implement user state virtualization
  • Plan and implement App-V
  • Plan and deploy App-V clients
  • Manage and administer application virtualization
  • Application sequencing
  • Configure Client Hyper-V
  • Plan and deploy Remote Desktop Services (RDS) session-based desktop deployments
  • Plan personal and pooled virtual desktops
  • Plan and implement infrastructures for pooled and personal virtual desktops
  • Implement remote access for RDS

1. Overview of Desktop and Application Virtualization

  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Usage Scenarios for Virtualization
  • Considerations for Implementing Virtualization

2. Planning and Implementing User State Virtualization

  • Understanding and Planning for User State Virtualization
  • Configuring Roaming User Profiles and Folder Redirection
  • Configuring UE-V

3. Planning and Implementing Application Virtualization (App-V)

  • Overview of Application Virtualization
  • App-V Architecture
  • Planning App-V Infrastructure
  • Deploying App-V Infrastructure

4. Managing and Administering Application Virtualization

  • Managing and Administering Application Virtualization
  • Modifying Published Application and Configuration Upgrades
  • App-V Reporting

5. Planning and Deploying App-V Clients

  • Overview of App-V Client
  • Installing and Configuring the App-V Client
  • Managing App-V Client Properties

6. Application Sequencing

  • Overview of Application Sequencing
  • Planning for Application Sequencing
  • Sequencing an Application
  • Advanced Application Sequencing

7. Configuring Client Hyper-V

  • Overview of Client Hyper-V
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Managing Virtual Hard Disks
  • Managing Checkpoints

8. Planning and Deploying Session-Based Virtual Desktops

  • Overview of Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
  • Planning Infrastructure for Session-Based Desktops Deployments
  • Deploying Session-Based Desktops
  • RDS High Availability

9. Configuring and Managing RemoteApp Programs

  • Publishing and Configuring RemoteApp Programs
  • Working With RemoteApp Programs

10. Planning Personal and Pooled Desktops

  • Overview of Personal and Pooled Desktops
  • Planning and Optimizing Desktop Templates

11. Planning and Implementing Infrastructure for Pooled and Personal Desktops

  • Planning Storage for Personal and Pooled Desktops
  • Capacity Planning for Pooled and Personal Desktops
  • Implementing Pooled and Personal Desktops
  • Implementing RemoteApp for Hyper-V

12. Implementing Remote Access for Remote Desktop Services

  • Extending Remote Desktop Services Outside the Organization
  • Controlling RD Gateway Access

13. Performance and Health Monitoring of VDI Infrastructure

  • Overview of Monitoring Desktop and Application Virtualization
  • Monitoring Desktop Virtualization Infrastructure