Desktop Application Infrastructure Implementation (Exam 70-416) Boot Camp - 5 Days -

Desktop Application Infrastructure Implementation (Exam 70-416) Boot Camp - 5 Days

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Course Specifications

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Course Length:

5 days

Course Description


You designed and implemented desktop infrastructure. As business operations expand, it is important for the organization to design, deploy, and manage an effective Windows Server 2012 desktop application infrastructure. You need to use several desktop infrastructure implementation methodologies to be able to design and manage a physical or virtual Windows desktop application management infrastructure. To meet these requirements, you will create a desktop application environment by planning the enterprise desktop application environment and preparing the environment for application distribution.

You will also deploy desktop application using Group Policy and Windows Intune to quickly deploy desktop applications in the organizational network. To centrally manage application deployments and secure the applications from unauthorized access, you will configure SCCM for application deployment and deploy applications using SCCM. In addition to these tasks, you will deploy self-service portals, administer presentation virtualization infrastructure, manage remote applications, deploy application virtualization using App-V, configure high availability for App-V and application virtualization, manage application updates, and troubleshoot application compatibility issues to create a centralized and secured environment for desktop applications. By familiarizing yourself with these tasks, you can plan and implement an effective desktop application environment that suits the requirements of your business. In this course, you will implement a desktop application environment.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to implement a desktop application infrastructure.

You will:

  • Plan the enterprise desktop application environment.
  • Deploy applications using Group Policy and Windows Intune.
  • Manage applications using SCCM.
  • Deploy self-service portals.
  • Administer presentation virtualization infrastructure.
  • Manage remote applications.
  • Deploy application virtualization using App-V.
  • Configure high availability of RDS for App-V applications.
  • Configure high availability for application virtualization.
  • Manage application updates.
  • Manage desktop application security.
  • Troubleshoot application compatibility issues.


Target Student:

This course is designed for IT professionals who have desktop administration experience and have worked with previous versions of Windows Server Operating systems. It is also meant for support technicians who want to gain the skills and knowledge required to design, deploy, and manage Windows 8 applications in a Windows Server 2012 desktop infrastructure. This will enable them to carry out advanced management and provisioning of services at the enterprise level.

This course helps you to prepare for the 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments exam. This course is also the second in the series of two courses (after 70-415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure) that help you to prepare for MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience in administering Windows Server, supporting Windows 8 client desktops, and deploying and managing both physical and virtual applications. They must either possess an MCSA certification or have equivalent knowledge.

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already possess the following technical knowledge, and should:

  • Have sound knowledge of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • Have a sound knowledge of Windows and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), namely, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
  • Have the knowledge to use scripts and batch files.
  • Have sound knowledge of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
  • Be able to handle Windows specific tasks, such as performing a clean installation of Windows 8, upgrading to Windows 8, and migrating user-related data and settings from Windows XP.
  • Be able to handle administrative tasks such as configuring disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 8 to function as desired.
  • Be able to handle advanced tasks such as configuring and troubleshooting permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications on Windows 8 Systems.
  • Be able to handle network configuration settings to enable connectivity.
  • Be able to handle configuring and troubleshooting a wireless network connection.
  • Be able to handle configuration and troubleshooting of Windows 8 security.
  • Be able to handle configuration of mobile computers and devices.
  • Have knowledge of the client administration capabilities of Windows Server and be capable of using management tools such as the Microsoft System Center suite of products.
  • Have knowledge of the concepts of deployment, packaging, and imaging.
  • Be aware of SQL Server concepts.

To gain this prerequisite knowledge, you can take the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Installation and Configuration (Exam 70-410)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Administration (Exam 70-411)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Configuring Advanced Services (Exam 70-412)
  • Desktop Infrastructure Implementation (Exam 70-415)

Course-specific Technical Requirements


For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

  • Intel i3 or above or any standard processor capable of supporting 64-bit OS and Hyper-V
  • Hard disk:500 GB or above
  • RAM: 12 GB or above
  • Network adapter: Compatible with Windows Server 2012
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
  • 1024 x 768 resolution monitor recommended
  • Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen


  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition 64-bit operating system.

    For setting up each system, you need five Windows Server 2012 Standard edition licenses and one Windows 8 Enterprise edition license.
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise Edition 64-bit operating system.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition 64-bit.

  • Download the SysInterals CoreInfo utility from Microsoft’s website or from Microsoft’s Technet site. Currently, the CoreInfo utility can be downloaded from the following URL: perform the activities in this course, you need to place the downloaded installation files for each software in separate folders. Refer to the steps provided in the Setting Up the Course section for the machine names and the folder paths where you need to save the installation files you download.
  • Download the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) from Microsoft’s Download Center. Currently the MAP toolkit is available at the following URL: http://
  • Download the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package versions x86 and x64 from Microsoft’s Download Center. Currently the Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package (x86) is available at the following URL: id=5555 and the Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package (x64) is available at the following URL:
  • Download the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2013. You can download an evaluation version of MDOP 2013 from Microsoft’s Technet and MSDN sites. You need either a Technet or MSDN subscription to download this evaluation version. The downloaded MDOP pack contains the required installation files for App-V.
  • Download the MDOP Administrative Templates from Microsoft’s Download Center. Currently the MDOP Administrative Templates are available for download at the following URL:
  • Create one Outlook email id and one Windows Intune subscription for each student and instructor. Currently, you can create a Windows Intune subscription at the following URL: windows/windowsintune/try.aspx.
  • Download the latest version of Microsoft Silverlight from the Microsoft Download Center website.
  • Download ADK from the following URL: confirmation.aspx?id=30652.
  • Download the SCCM suite including SCOM by accessing the following URL:
  • Download the System Center Updates Publisher from the following URL: details.aspx?id=11940.
  • Download the System Center 2012 Integration Pack from the following URL: hh967537.aspx.
  • Download the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 from Microsoft’s Download Center. Currently, MDT is available for download at the following URL:
  • Download the SkyDrive app from the website.
  • Calibre and 7-Zip installation files are provided as part of data files with this course.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Planning the Enterprise Desktop Application Environment

Topic A: Overview of Desktop Application Distribution

Topic B: Plan for Application Distribution

Topic C: Work with Hyper-V

Lesson 2: Deploying Applications Using Group Policy and Windows Intune

Topic A: Deploy Applications Using Group Policy

Topic B: Deploy Applications Using Windows Intune

Lesson 3: Managing Application Deployment Using SCCM

Topic A: Configure SCCM 2012 for Application Deployment

Topic B: Set Up Queries, Collections, and Membership Rules

Topic C: Deploy Applications Using SCCM

Lesson 4: Deploying Self-Service Portals

Topic A: Deploy Self-Service Applications Using SCCM 2012

Topic B: Deploy Self-Service Applications Using SCSM and SCO

Lesson 5: Administering Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure

Topic A: Set Up Presentation Virtualization

Topic B: Configure an RD Licensing Server

Topic C: Manage an RD Licensing Server

Lesson 6: Managing Remote Applications

Topic A: Configure Applications on the RD Session Host

Topic B: Manage Application Availability Using RemoteApp

Topic C: Configure Remote Applications

Lesson 7: Deploying Application Virtualization Using App-V

Topic A: Identify the Application Virtualization Models

Topic B: Configure App-V Clients and Applications

Topic C: Configure App-V Server

Topic D: Manage the App-V Environment

Lesson 8: Configuring High Availability of RDS for App-V Applications

Topic A: Configure High Availability of RD Web Access

Topic B: Configure High Availability of RDS

Lesson 9: Configuring High Availability for Application Virtualization

Topic A: Install Sequenced Applications for High Availability

Topic B: Set Up a Highly Available App-V Delivery Infrastructure

Lesson 10: Managing Application Updates

Topic A: Deploy Application Updates

Topic B: Update Applications Using Desktop Images

Topic C: Relocate Application and User Settings

Lesson 11: Managing Desktop Application Security

Topic A: Set Up Security Policies for Desktop Applications

Topic B: Secure Applications from External Threats

Topic C: Set Up Monitoring for Applications

Lesson 12: Troubleshooting Application Compatibility Issues

Topic A: Diagnose Application Compatibility Issues

Topic B: Remediate Application Compatibility Issues

Appendix A: Exam 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments