Published: November 20, 2009
Languages: English
Audiences: IT professionals
Technology: Windows 7
Credit toward certification: MCP, Specialist, MCITP

Skills measured
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Planning and managing a client life cycle strategy (16%)
Plan and manage client licensing and activation

Applications and operating systems; activation method; KMS vs. MAK; prerequisites; choosing a SKU; licensing infrastructure; licensing compliance audits; inventory audits; virtualization licensing considerations; making recommendations for licensing strategy and compliance

Plan and manage software updates

Application updates and operating system updates; evaluating and approving software updates; enterprise applications; designing an update strategy; choosing an update tool; planning and deploying a service pack; schedule considerations; network considerations; test updates; auditing for security compliance

Plan and manage a physical hardware and virtualization strategy

Analyzing existing hardware environment; determining which systems meet minimum requirements; tradeoffs of physical vs. VDI environment; network load considerations; disk space; direct connection vs. brokered connection; determining a VHD strategy; choosing 32 bit vs. 64 bit

Preparation resources
Licensing and volume activation
Application management and preparing for a Windows 7 deployment
Microsoft desktop virtualization strategy and product offerings

Designing a standard image (17%)

Design an image creation strategy

Identifying operating system and enterprise applications that will be included with the standard image; thick, thin, or hybrid; role-based or geographic-based images vs. single core image; image localization

Design a custom image

Identifying applications to be installed; identifying features and components to be enabled or disabled; testing the customized image

Define an image update strategy

Performance optimization; security considerations; efficiency; offline servicing vs. online or post-image updates; re-creating; recapturing

Preparation resources
Choosing an image strategy and building Windows 7 system images
Phase 3: Preparing and customizing your Windows image
Phase 5: Managing and servicing your Windows image

Designing client configurations (17%)
Design standard system settings

Choosing methods, including logon scripts, startup scripts, and Group Policy; designing profiles; designing error reporting; designing audit policy

Define client security standards

Application control policies; encryption; stopping unnecessary services; designing firewall rules; defining anti-malware settings; changes to Kerberos and NTLM; configuring user rights; defining UAC policy; designing a security template for system lockdown; defining account policies; designing security standards for removable storage

Define Windows Internet Explorer settings

Defining security zones; cache location; branding; in-private mode; restricting or allowing plug-ins; add-ons; privacy policy; browser protected mode

Preparation resources
Local Group Policy editor
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security design guide
Change Internet Explorer security settings

Designing a Windows 7 client deployment (15%)

Analyze the environment and choose appropriate deployment methods

Building the infrastructure; advantages of lite-touch vs. zero-touch vs. local install; capacity and scale considerations; determining required changes to the infrastructure

Design a lite-touch deployment strategy

Unicast vs. multicast; auto-cast vs. scheduled-cast; staggered deployment; scheduling considerations; network load considerations; choosing a client boot method for deployment; unattended answer files; restricting who can receive images; choosing a delivery mechanism

Design a zero-touch deployment strategy

Designing and configuring task sequencing; unattended answer files; scheduling considerations; staggered deployment; network load considerations; restricting who can receive images

Design a user state migration strategy

Determining which user data and settings to preserve; local vs. remote storage considerations; determining mitigation plan for non-migrated applications; securing migrated data; testing designed strategy; wipe-and-load migration vs. side-by-side migration

Preparation resources
Choose the right Microsoft deployment tool
Lite-Touch, High-Volume Deployment
Zero-Touch, High-Volume Deployment

Designing application packages for deployment (17%)
Design a delivery or deployment strategy

Auditing for prerequisites and minimum requirements; choosing a deployment method such as virtualized, Remote Desktop Services, Group Policy, or software distribution; server-based or client-based install; scheduling considerations; staggered deployment; network considerations; package creation standards

Manage application compatibility

Testing incompatibility; choosing a method for resolving incompatibility, such as upgrading, Remote Desktop Services, shim, or VDI; auditing incompatible software

Preparation resources
Choosing a deployment strategy
Application compatibility
Application compatibility for Windows 7: Unlocking the power of Application Shims

Identifying and resolving deployment and client configuration issues (19%)

Identify and resolve Internet Explorer issues

Security zones; Web applications; advanced settings; Group Policy restrictions; certificates

Identify and resolve Group Policy issues

Delegation; inheritance; policies are not effective; blocking; permissions; loopback processing; user vs. computer settings; filtering; performance

Identify and resolve networking issues

Wireless; remote access; VPN; certificates; performance; IP communication; Windows Firewall

Identify and resolve authentication and authorization issues

User rights; distinguishing between client-based and server-based issues; time synchronization (Kerberos)

Preparation resources
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security troubleshooting guide: Diagnostics and tools
Windows 7: Troubleshooting and support

You are planning to upgrade Internet Explorer. You have the following requirements:
* Create a report that identifies which computers are successfully upgraded.
* Do not install additional software on the client computers.
You need to design a deployment method that meets the requirements. What should you do?

A. Use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
B. Use Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) and Group Policy.
C. Use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.
D. Use Microsoft System Center Essentials.

Answer: A

Your company has a single Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain with Windows Server
2008 R2 member servers and 1,000 Windows 7 client computers. You are designing the
deployment of a custom application. You have the following requirements:
* The application must be available to only users who need it.
* Minimize network traffic during deployment.
You need to design a deployment strategy that meets the requirements. Which deployment
method should you use?

A. Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)
B. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
C. RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
D. software installation in Group Policy

Answer: C

Your network consists of an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) forest with 1,000 client
computers that run Windows XP. Nine hundred of the computers are on the local area network.
One hundred computers are portable computers that connect to the main office only once every
few months. You are planning to deploy Windows 7. You need to generate a report of the software
that is installed on all client computers. You need this information as soon as possible. What should
you use?

A. Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager
B. Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack
C. Microsoft System Center Essentials
D. Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

Answer: B

Your network has client computers that run Windows Vista. You are planning to deploy Windows
7. You need to detect and analyze the compatibility of an application that requires elevated
privileges. What should you do?

A. Use the Standard User Analyzer (SUA) Wizard.
B. Run a virtual version of the Setup Analysis Tool (SAT).
C. Use the Standard User Analyzer (SUA) tool.
D. Run a stand-alone version of the Setup Analysis Tool (SAT).

Answer: C

Your company’s network has client computers that run Windows 7. Multiple users share the
computers in the shipping department. These computers reside in the Shipping Computers
organizational unit (OU). The company wants to deploy a new application. The application is not
packaged. You have the following requirements:
* Deploy the application to all computers in the shipping department.
* Perform the deployment from a central location.
You need to plan the software deployment process to meet the requirements. Which two actions
should you include in the process? (Each correct answer presents part of the solution. Choose two.)

A. Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, create a collection that contains the
shipping department computers, and assign the package to the collection.
B. Create a package by using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.
C. Create a Group Policy object (GPO) and add a software installation policy under the Computer
Configuration container.
D. In the Group Policy Management Console, link the software installation policy to the Shipping
Computers OU.
E. Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, create a collection that contains the
shipping department users, and assign the package to the collection.

Answer: A,B

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