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MS20697-2 - Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services (MS20697-2)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

Duration: 5 Days

This course provides administrators with the knowledge and skills necessary to deploy and manage Windows 10 desktops, devices, and applications in an enterprise environment. Students learn how to plan and implement Windows 10 deployments in large organizations. Students also learn how to manage the Windows 10 installations after deployment to provide secure identity and data access using technologies related to Group Policy, Remote Access, and device registration. To support a variety of device and data management solutions, Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft Azure Rights Management are introduced. These services are part of the Enterprise Mobility Suite, which provides identity and access management, and cloud-based device, application, and update management. In addition, Enterprise Mobility Suite offers more secure data access to information stored both in the cloud and on location within corporate networks.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in specializing in Windows 10 desktop and application deployments, and in managing cloud-based application and data service environments for medium-to-large enterprise organizations. These professionals typically work with networks that are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments with managed access to the Internet and cloud services. This course also is intended to provide skills for individuals who seek to pass the 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices exam.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


Students should have at least two years of experience in the IT field and should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS)

  • Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 fundamentals

Microsoft Windows Client essentials; for example, working knowledge of Windows 7 and/or Windows 8.1

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:


  • Describe the challenges and solutions for desktop and device management in an enterprise environment.

  • Deploy Windows 10 Enterprise desktops.

  • Manage user profiles and user state virtualization.

  • Manage desktop and application settings by using Group Policy.

  • Manage Windows 10 sign-in and identity.

  • Manage data access for Windows-based devices.

  • Manage remote access solutions.

  • Manage Windows 10 devices by using enterprise mobility solutions.

  • Manage desktop and mobile clients by using Intune.

  • Manage updates and Endpoint Protection by using Intune.

  • Manage application and resource access by using Intune.

  • Configure and manage client Hyper-V.

Course Content

Module 1: Managing Desktops and Devices in an Enterprise Environment

This module explains the most current trends and information related to desktop and device management in the enterprise. It also provides an overview of on-premises management compared to cloud-based IT management and services.


  • Managing Windows 10 in the Enterprise
  • Managing a Mobile Workforce
  • Supporting Devices in the Enterprise
  • Extending IT Management and Services to the Cloud

Lab :  Planning for Windows 10 and Device Management in the Enterprise

  • Reading the scenario


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Discuss managing Windows 10 in an enterprise environment.

  • Explain the complexities of managing a mobile workforce.

  • List the challenges of supporting devices in the enterprise.

  • Explain how to extend IT Management and services to the cloud.


Module 2: Deploying Windows 10 Enterprise DesktopsThis module explains the various deployment scenarios for Windows 10 and the considerations to keep in mind while performing these deployments. This module also explains how to deploy Windows 10 by using the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK) and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). This module also explains how to maintain Windows 10 by using DISM and Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD).Lessons

  • Overview of Windows 10 Enterprise Deployment
  • Customizing Enterprise Desktop Deployments
  • Deploying Windows 10 by Using MDT
  • Maintaining a Windows 10 Installation
  • Volume License Activation for Windows 10

Lab :  Building a Reference Image by Using Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) Tools

  • Configuring Custom Windows PE Boot Media
  • Creating a Custom Answer File by Using Windows SIM
  • Installing a Reference Computer by Using an Answer File
  • Preparing a Reference Computer by Using Sysprep
  • Capturing a Reference Computer

Lab :  Using MDT to Deploy Windows 10 Desktops

  • Creating and Configuring an MDT Deployment Share
  • Creating a Task Sequence
  • Deploying a Windows 10 Image by Using MDT

Lab :  Maintaining a Windows 10 Installation by Using Windows ICD

  • Creating and Configuring a Windows ICD Provisioning Package

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Windows 10 enterprise deployment process.

  • Customize enterprise desktop deployments.

  • Deploy Windows 10 by using MDT.

  • Maintain a Windows 10 installation.

  • Manage volume license activation for Windows 10.

Module 3: Managing User Profiles and User State VirtualizationThis module explains how to manage user profiles and user state using tools such as the User State Migration Tool (USMT) and User Experience Virtualization (UE-V).Lessons

  • Managing User Profiles and User State
  • Implementing User State Virtualization by Using Group Policy
  • Configuring UE-V
  • Managing User State Migration

Lab :  Configuring User Profiles and User State Virtualization

  • Configuring Roaming User Profiles and Folder Redirection
  • Implementing and Configuring UE-V

Lab :  Migrating User State by Using USMT

  • Creating and Customizing USMT XML Files
  • Capturing and Restoring User State on a Target Computer

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage user profiles and user state.

  • Implement user state virtualization by using Group Policy.

  • Configure UE-V.

  • Manage user state migration.

Module 4: Managing Windows 10 Sign-In and IdentityThis module explains the concept of identity and explains the methods to enhance identity security. This module also explains cloud identities and the use of Azure Active Directory Premium in enterprise organizations.Lessons

  • Overview of Enterprise Identity
  • Planning for Cloud Identity Integration

Lab :  Integrating a Microsoft Account with a Domain Account

  • Signing up for a Microsoft Account
  • Connecting a Microsoft Account to a Domain Account

Lab :  Joining Windows 10 to Azure Active Directory

  • Signing up for Both Office 365 and Azure Trial Subscriptions
  • Joining Windows 10 to Azure Active Directory

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of enterprise identity.

  • Plan for cloud identity integration.

Module 5: Managing Desktop and Application Settings by Using Group PolicyThis module explains how to manage Group Policy inheritance, administrative templates, and common enterprise desktop settings. This module also explains how to apply Group Policy Preferences using targeting and filtering.Lessons

  • Managing Group Policy Objects
  • Configuring Enterprise Desktops by Using Group Policy
  • Overview of Group Policy Preferences

Lab :  Configuring Group Policy Objects and Settings

  • Managing Windows 10 by Using Group Policy

Lab :  Using Group Policy Preferences to Manage Desktop Settings

  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences to Apply Drive and Printer Mapping

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Group Policy processing and management.


Course ID: MS20697-2

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