Microsoft Course 6294 - Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments — A 5 day course

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The Microsoft M6294 course is intended for desktop administrators who want to specialise in desktop deployment, configuration, and management.

In this course, students will learn how to plan and deploy Windows 7 desktops in large organisations. They will also learn how to design, configure, and manage the Windows 7 client environment.


After completing the Microsoft M6294 Windows 7 training course, students will be able to:

Suitable For

The Microsoft 6294 course is intended for delegates who are interested in specialising in Windows 7 desktop and application deployments and managing the desktop environments for large organisations.

Support technicians or those currently in deployment roles and are looking at taking the next step in their career or enhancing their skills in the areas of planning and deploying Windows 7 desktops.

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M6293 - Troubleshooting and Supporting Windows 7 in the Enterprise

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Before attending the Microsoft MS6294 course, students must have:


This course helps candidates prepare for the Exam 70-686, Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator.

Exam 70-686: Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator

The exam is not taken as part of the course nor is the exam included in the course fee.

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

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Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops

This module helps you plan and perform effective preparation tasks for deploying Windows 7 clients. It begins by discussing client, hardware, and deployment lifecycles. It also discusses how to assess existing computing environments and licensing.

Lab - Assessing the Computing Environment by Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

Lab : Recommending an Activation Strategy

Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7

This module describes the process for addressing common application compatibility issues experienced during a typical operating system deployment. It also explains how to use the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to help inventory, analyze, and mitigate application compatibility issues.

Lab : Evaluating Application Compatibility Using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit

Lab : Creating Application Compatibility Fixes

Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods

This module discusses different deployment scenarios and methods that are available when deploying Windows 7. It also discusses various tools and technologies to use in the different scenarios, and considerations for selecting a deployment scenario and method.

Lab : Determining the Windows 7 Deployment Method

Designing Standard Windows 7 Images

This module, explains the underlying architecture of the computer imaging system that can be used to create and deploy a custom image of a Windows 7 desktop. It also discusses the different phases of the imaging process, and how to determine imaging strategy and image servicing opportunities in Windows 7.

Lab : Determining the Windows 7 Imaging Strategy

Deploying Windows 7 by Using WAIK

This module explains the underlying computer imaging architecture of Windows AIK 2.0, which can be used to create and deploy a custom Windows 7 desktop image.

Lab : Installing WAIK

Lab : Building a Reference Image Using Windows SIM and Sysprep

Lab : Creating Windows PE Boot Media

Lab : Capturing and Applying a Windows 7 Image Using ImageX

Lab : Servicing Images by Using DISM

Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services

This module describes how WDS can be used to deploy custom system images to client computers located within the network infrastructure.

Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services

Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation

This module describes how to design the Lite Touch Installation (LTI) environment, and provides you with an overview of the techniques that you can use to build and deploy Windows 7 using the MDT and the LTI scenario.

Lab : Planning and Configuring MDT 2010

Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Lite Touch Installation

Installing Windows 7 Using Lite Touch Installation

Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation

This module describes the necessary prerequisites and procedures for deploying the Windows 7 operating system using Zero Touch Installation methodology.

Lab : Deploying Windows 7 by Using Zero Touch Installation

Migrating User State by Using WET and USMT 4.0

This module explains user state migration, and how to use tools, such as Windows Easy Transfer and the Microsoft Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT), in various migration scenarios.

Lab : Migrating User State by Using Windows Easy Transfer

Lab : Migrating User State by Using the User State Migration Tool 4.0

Lab : Migrating User State by Using State using Hard Link Migration

Designing, Configuring, and Managing the Client Environment

This module examines how to design, configure, and manage Windows 7 client configurations. Specifically, it discusses Group Policy, Internet Explorer, and system security settings.

Lab : Designing and Configuring the Client Environment

Lab : Troubleshooting GPO Issues

Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients

This module discusses the implications of deploying applications to Windows 7 clients including Microsoft Office 2007. It also discusses the use of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Lab : Determining the Application Deployment Method

Lab : Customizing the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Installation

Lab : Planning and Managing Updates by Using WSUS

Deploying Windows 7: Challenge Scenario

This module is a comprehensive lab that gives the students an opportunity to perform an end-to-end deployment of Windows 7 by using the LTI.

Lab : Planning an End-to-End Windows 7 LTI Deployment

Lab : Deploying Windows 7 using the LTI Deployment Plan