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  • Covers Exam 70-695, which is a required exam for the new MCSE credential: Enterprise App and Device Deployment and Management
  • Organizes its coverage by the exam objectives
  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge the exam candidate


  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9"
  • Pages: 384
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7356-9809-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-9809-3

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-695--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of deploying enterprise apps and devices. Designed for experienced IT pros ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level.
Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

  • Implement the operating system deployment infrastructure
  • Implement a Lite-Touch deployment
  • Implement a Zero-Touch deployment
  • Create and maintain desktop images
  • Prepare and deploy the application environment
This Microsoft Exam Ref:
  • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives
  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you
  • Assumes you have experience with Windows client operating systems, Windows Server, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, and enterprise client management--plus familiarity with connecting to Microsoft SQL Server, using Windows PowerShell, and configuring applications.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     xi
Microsoft certifications     xii
Acknowledgments     xii
Free ebooks from Microsoft Press     xiii
Microsoft Virtual Academy     xiii
Errata, updates, & book support     xiii
We want to hear from you     xiv
Stay in touch     xiv
Preparing for the exam     xv
Chapter 1: Implement an operating system deployment infrastructure     1
Objective 1.1: Assess the computing environment     1
Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit      2
Assessing Configuration Manager reports     14
Integrating MAP with Configuration Manager     15
Determining network load capacity     16
Objective summary     19
Objective review      19
Objective 1.2: Plan and implement user state migration     20
Designing a user migration strategy     21
Estimating migration store size     29
Securing migrated data     31
Creating a USMT package     31
Objective summary     32
Objective review     33
Objective 1.3: Configure the deployment infrastructure     34
Configuring Windows Deployment Services     35
Installing and configuring MDT     41
Identifying network services that support deployments     43
Selecting Configuration Manager distribution points     44
Supporting BitLocker     47
Objective summary     49
Objective review      49
Objective 1.4: Configure and manage activation     51
Identifying the appropriate activation tool     51
Configuring KMS     52
Configuring Active Directory‚Äìbased activation     53
Configuring MAK     54
Objective summary     55
Objective review      55
Answers     57
Objective 1.1     57
Objective 1.2     58
Objective 1.3     60
Objective 1.4     61
Chapter 2: Implement a Lite-Touch deployment     65
Objective 2.1: Install and configure WDS     65
Configuring unicast and multicast deployment methods     66
Adding images to WDS     71
Configuring scheduling     79
Restricting who can receive images     80
Objective summary     83
Objective review     84
Objective 2.2: Configure MDT     85
Configuring deployment shares     85
Managing the driver pool     92
Configuring task sequences     94
Configuring customsettings.ini     97
Objective summary     99
Objective review     100
Objective 2.3: Create and manage answer files     101
Identifying the appropriate location for answer files     101
Identifying the required number of answer files     102
Identifying the appropriate setup phase for answer files     103
Configuring answer file settings     107
Creating Autounattend.xml answer files     108
Objective summary     112
Objective review     113
Answers     114
Objective 2.1     114
Objective 2.2      115
Objective 2.3     117
Chapter 3: Implement a Zero-Touch deployment     121
Objective 3.1: Configure Configuration Manager for OSD     121
Configuring deployment packages and applications     122
Configuring task sequences     140
Managing the driver pool     148
Managing boot and deployment images     156
Objective summary     161
Objective review      162
Objective 3.2: Configure distribution points     162
Configuring unicast and multicast     163
Configuring PXE     166
Configuring deployments to distribution points and distribution point groups     168
Objective summary     180
Objective review     181
Objective 3.3: Configure MDT and Configuration Manager integration     182
Using MDT-specific task sequences     183
Creating MDT boot images     184
Creating custom task sequences by using MDT components     190
Objective summary     195
Objective review     196
Answers     197
Objective 3.1     197
Objective 3.2     198
Objective 3.3     200
Chapter 4: Create and maintain desktop images     203
Objective 4.1: Plan images     203
Considering design implications of thin, thick, and hybrid images     204
Considering design implications of WDS image types     207
Considering design implications of image format (VHD or WIM)     210
Considering design implications of creating and maintaining multiple images based on operating system or hardware platform, drivers, and operating features     211
Objective summary     213
Objective review      214
Objective 4.2: Create images     215
Preparing the operating system for capture     215
Creating capture images by using WDS     217
Capturing an image to an existing or new WIM file     218
Capturing an operating system image by using Configuration Manager     224
Objective summary     237
Objective review     237
Objective 4.3: Maintain images     238
Updating images by using DISM     239
Applying updates, drivers, settings, and files to online and offline images     241
Applying service packs to images     254
Managing embedded applications     256
Objective summary     260
Objective review     261
Answers     262
Objective 4.1     262
Objective 4.2     264
Objective 4.3     265
Chapter 5: Prepare and deploy the VDIapplication environment     267
Objective 5.1: Plan for and implement application compatibility and remediation     267
Planning for Remote Desktop Services (RDS)     268
Planning for Client Hyper-V     278
Planning for 32-bit versus 64-bit     280
Planning for application version coexistence     280
Using the Application Compatibility Toolkit      281
Deploying compatibility fixes     286
Objective summary     287
Objective review     288
Objective 5.2: Deploy Office 2013 by using MSI     289
Capabilities of MSI deployments     289
Supported deployment methods     289
Customizing deployments     291
Managing Office 2013 activation     300
Integrating Lite-Touch deployment     309
Re-arming Office 2013     319
Providing slipstream updates     320
Objective summary     322
Objective review     323
Objective 5.3: Deploy Office 2013 by using
Click-to-Run     323
Configuring licensing     324
Customizing deployment     325
Configuring updates     326
Monitoring usage by using Office Telemetry Dashboard     328
Objective summary     332
Objective review     333
Answers     334
Objective 5.1     334
Objective 5.2     335
Objective 5.3     336
Index     339


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