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Windows Server 2008
10324A: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Desktop Virtualization
5 Days
This five-day, instructor-led course provides you with the knowledge and skills to implement and manage desktop virtualization solutions. This course provides an overview of virtualization and the various Microsoft products that you can use to implement and deploy a virtualization solution. The course explains how to configure and manage a MED-V deployment. Then, it describes the procedures for deploying an App-V solution by implementing App-V servers and clients and by sequencing applications. The course then covers the configuration of Remote Desktop Services and RemoteApp programs. Finally, the course describes the concept of user state virtualization and procedures for configuring the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
After completing this course, students will have been taught information how to:
  • Plan desktop virtualization scenarios.
  • Implement and configure Windows Virtual PC and the Windows XP mode.
  • ImplementMicrosoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization.
  • Configure and deploy MED-V images.
  • Manage a MED-V deployment.
  • Implement App-V servers.
  • Plan and deploy Application Virtualization clients.
  • Administer the App-V infrastructure by using the App-V Management Console.
  • Sequence applications for deployment by using the App-V infrastructure or a standalone installation.
  • Configure and use Remote Desktop Services and RemoteApp programs.
  • Implement user state virtualization.
  • Configure and use Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
  • Compare and review the various desktop virtualization technologies.
This course is intended for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 system and desktop administrators who will manage and implement desktop and application virtualization technologies within their networks. The students for this course typically are responsible for implementing their organizations’ desktop and application virtualization, or their information technology (IT) management has directed them to research and/or implement desktop and application virtualization in the existing environment. Students should have a minimum of 1.5 years of experience working with Windows Server 2008 as a server or desktop administrator. This course does not require prior experience with virtualization. However, we highly recommend familiarity with virtualization concepts and management tools.
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Basic skills with Windows Command line
  • Monitoring and Management Tools
  • Networking
  • AD DS, including Group Policy deployments
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
Course Outline
Module 1: Overview of Desktop Virtualization Scenarios
Many organizations are exploring the use of virtualizationto optimize their IT environment and streamline their IT management practices.Microsoft provides several products and technologies that will enable organizationsto implement virtualization solutions in many different ways. This moduleprovides an overview of the Microsoft virtualization technologies, and providesinformation on planning and managing virtualized environments.
· Overview of Virtualization
· Overview of Virtualization Management
· Planning an Application andDesktop Virtualization Deployment
Lab : Planning Desktop Virtualization Scenarios
· Identifying Virtualization Solutions
· Planning Desktop VirtualizationScenarios
After completing this module, students willbe able to:
· Explain the benefits and optionsfor virtualization.
· Identify the solutions for managing avirtual environment.
· Plan an application and desktopvirtualization deployment.
Module 2: Implementing Windows Virtual PC and Windows XPMode
This module covers the concept of virtual machines and howWindows Virtual PC uses it for virtualizing a complete client system. Themodule also covers the requirements and the procedures for installing andconfiguring Windows Virtual PC and virtual machines.
· Installing Windows Virtual PC
· Configuring Windows Virtual PC
· Installing, Configuring, and Managingthe Windows XP Mode
· Creating and Deploying Custom Images ofWindows XP Mode
Lab : Implementing Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode
· Installing Windows Virtual PC
· Using Windows XP Mode
After completing this module, students willbe able to:
· Install and enable Windows Virtual PC.
· Configure a virtual machine.
· Install, configure, and manage theWindows XP Mode.
· Create and deploy custom Windows XPMode images.
Module 3: Implementing Microsoft Enterprise DesktopVirtualization
This module covers the architecture,functionalities, and benefits of MED-V. It also describes the roles of theMED-V client and MED-V Management server and the procedures for deploying them.
· Overview of MED-V
· Implementing MED-VManagement Servers
· Implementing a MED-V Client
Lab : Implementing MED-V
· Configuring the Existing Infrastructure
· Deploying the MED-V Server
· Deploying the MED-V Client
After completing this module, students willbe able to:
· Describe the features and functionalityof MED-V.
· Implement the MED-V serverinfrastructure.
· Implement the MED-V client.
Module 4: Configuring and Deploying MED-V Images
This module explains how to create, configure, deploy, andwork with MED-V images. It also describes how to upload a MED-V image anddeploy it to the client.
· Configuring MED-V Images
· Deploying MED-V Images
Lab : Configuring and Deploying MED-V Images
· Creating MED-V Images
· Testing MED-V Images
· Updating, Packing, and Uploading theImage
After completing this module, students willbe able to:
· Configure MED-V images.
· Deploy MED-V images.
Module 5: Managing a MED-V Deployment
This module explains how to manage a MED-Vdeployment, create reports, and perform basic MED-V troubleshooting. The moduleexplains the concept of MED-V Workspace and describes how to configureWorkspace Policy and deploy it to the client.
· Implementing the MED-V Workspace Policy
· Working with MED-V Workspace
· Reporting and Troubleshooting MED-V
Lab : Managing a MED-V deployment
· Creating and Configuring a WorkspacePolicy
· Using the MED-V Client
· Implementing MED-V Reporting andTroubleshooting
After completing this module, students willbe able to:
· Implement the MED-V Workspace Policy.
· Work with MED-V Workspace.
· Implement MED-V reporting andtroubleshooting.
Module 6: Implementing Microsoft Application Virtualization
This module provides an overview of applicationvirtualization, and it explains the requirements and interactions of App-Vcomponents. It explains how to plan the App-V infrastructure, and the availabledeployment scenarios. The module also provides an overview of the App-V serverand App-V client installation process, and describes how to configure an App-Vclient.
· Introduction to ApplicationVirtualization
· Planning for Application Virtualization
· Deploying Application VirtualizationServers
Lab : Implementing Application Virtualization
· Planning the App-V Implementation
· Installing an App-V ManagementServer
· Installing an App-V Streaming Server
· Configuring a Client to Use theStreaming Server
After completing this module, students willbe able to:
· Provide an overview of application virtualization.
· Plan for deploying applicationvirtualization.
· Deploy application virtualizationservers
Module 7: Planning and Deploying App-V Clients
This module explains how to configure and manage theapplication virtualization client. It provides an overview of the desktop andthe terminal server client, and their installation methods. The module alsodescribes the installation and configuration options for the client software.
· Overview of the App-V Client
· Installing and Configuring the App-VClient
· Managing Client Configuration Features
Lab : Deploying the App-V Client in Stand-Alone Mode
· Installing and Configuring the App-VClient
· Installing a Stand-Alone Package
Lab : Managing Client Configuration Features
· Configuring the App-V Client Properties
· Configuring a Publishing Server for theApp-V Client
· Configuring Applications by Using theDesktop Client
· Installing and Configuring Settings byUsing the Group Policy App-V Template
After completing this module, students willbe able to:
· Describe the purpose and functionalityof the App-V client.
· Install and configure the App-V client.
· Manage client configuration features.
Module 8: Managing and Administering ApplicationVirtualization
This module explains how to administer the App-Vinfrastructure by providing an overview of the App-V Management Console, itsdeployment on the administrative workstation, and the required permissions foradministering the App-V Management server. Additionally, the module providesinformation about publishing and modifying virtualizedapplications, configuring version upgrades, enforcing license compliance,and managing server groups and server objects.
· Using the Application VirtualizationManagement Console
· Publishing Applications into the App-VEnvironment
· Performing Advanced AdministrationTasks for Application Virtualization
Lab : Publishing Applications in the App-V Environment
· Configuring System Options
· Managing App-V Administrators
· Publishing and Configuring anApplication
· Verifying Application Permissions
Lab : Implementing License Enforcement
· Publishing an Application
· Creating a License Group
· Creating a New Provider Policy
· Testing License Enforcement
After completing this module, students willbe able to:
· Manage App-V administrators and systemoptions by using the Application Virtualization Management Console.
· Publish applications to the App-Venvironment.
· Perform advanced App-V administrationtasks.
Module 9: Sequencing Applications for Virtualization
This module provides an overview of App-V sequencing and explains how to sequence applications for deployment by using the App-Vinfrastructure or a standalone installation. It explains how to install andconfigure the App-V Sequencer. The module also covers packaging options, andthe procedures for upgrading existing packages, and creating standalonepackages.
· Overview of Application Sequencing
· Planning and Configuring the SequencerEnvironment
· Performing Application Sequencing
· Advanced Sequencing Scenarios
Lab : Sequencing Applications for Virtualization
· Installing the App-V Sequencer
· Sequencing an Application
· Deploying and Testing the Application
· Upgrading and Redeploying theApplication
· Sequencing a Hard-Coded Application
After completing this module, students willbe able to:
· Describe how to implement applicationsequencing.
· Plan and configure the sequencerenvironment.
· Sequence applications forvirtualization.
· Perform advanced sequencing.
Module 10: Configuring Remote Desktop Services andRemoteApp
This module explains how to configure and use RemoteDesktop Services (RDS) and RemoteApp programs. It provides an overview of themain RDS role services and the services that are required for implementingRemoteApp. This module also covers RD Connection Broker and the integration ofpublished RemoteApp programs with Windows 7 clients.
· Overview of RDS
· Publishing RemoteApp by Using RDS
· Accessing RemoteApp Programs fromClients
Lab : Configuring RDS and RemoteApp Programs
· Preparing the RDS Environment
· Publishing RemoteApp Programs
· Accessing Published RemoteApp Programs
After completing this module, students willbe able to:
· Describe the features of RDS.
· Publish RemoteApp programs.
· Access published RemoteApp programsfrom clients.
Module 11: Implementing User State Virtualization
This module explains the importance of theuser state and how you can configure user state. It covers the features of userprofiles, the profile types that Windows supports, and the differences betweenthem. The module also covers folder redirection, and explains how to configureand use them.
· Overview of User State
· Configuring Roaming Profiles and FolderRedirection
Lab : Implementing User State Virtualization
· Configuring and Testing RoamingProfiles
· Configuring and Testing FolderRedirection
· Configuring Offline Files
After completing this module, students willbe able to:
· Describe the features of user profilesand the available user profile types.
· Configure roaming profiles and folderredirection.
Module 12: Configuring Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
This module describes how to configure anduse Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). It provides an overview of Hyper-Vserver role and the integration of VDI with RDS and Hyper-V. The module alsocovers the procedures for configuring different types of virtual desktops andexplains how to configure a virtual machine for use as a virtual desktop.Finally, the module provides details on deploying VDI to Windows 7 desktops.
· Overview of Windows Server 2008 R2Hyper-V
· Introduction to VDI
· Configuring Personal and Pooled VirtualDesktops
Lab : Configuring Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
· Configuring RDS Infrastructure for VDI
· Configuring a Virtual Machine for VDI
· Configuring and Testingthe Personal Virtual Desktop
· Configuring and Testing User StateVirtualization and the Virtual Desktop Pool
After completing this module, students willbe able to:
· Describe the features and functionality of Hyper-V.
· Describe the features and benefits ofVDI.
· Configure personal and pooled virtualdesktops.
Module 13: Summary of Desktop Virtualization Technologies
This module reviews the features of thevarious desktop virtualization technologies that this course covers. The modulealso covers some real-world scenarios for implementing these technologies.
· Review of Desktop VirtualizationTechnologies
· Real-World Usage Scenarios
After completing this module, students willbe able to:
· Compare the features of various desktopvirtualization technologies.
· Describe real-world scenarios for usingdesktop virtualization technologies.