00:00:00 - The year was 1998.
00:00:02 - Fall was coming.
00:00:04 - Leaves in Denver were turning,
signaling the conclusion of a
00:00:06 - hot summer.
00:00:08 - The first in a long series
of drought years.
00:00:10 - The Colorado Rockies went
77:85 that year, too far
00:00:14 - behind the Dodgers to have much
of a World Series chance.
00:00:18 - It was a time for big changes.
00:00:19 - Microsoft had just released
a new operating
00:00:21 - system, Windows 98.
00:00:23 - And an eager, but only barely
experienced college graduate
00:00:26 - had just gotten his first job.
00:00:29 - It was his first salary job.
00:00:30 - His first real job.
00:00:32 - It was also, at least that he
dreamed at the time, his first
00:00:36 - opportunity to work with
the real technology.
00:00:39 - Or, well, not really.
00:00:41 - At least, not at first.
00:00:43 - You see, back then,
the men were men.
00:00:45 - And the operating systems,
well, they were
00:00:47 - installed by hand.
00:00:48 - IT pros toiled beneath
intolerably long, printed out
00:00:52 - work instructions.
00:00:53 - Documents that outlined every
click, every Next, and
00:00:56 - absolutely every Finish.
00:00:58 - Building a single Windows
desktop took an afternoon.
00:01:00 - Building two was a full day.
00:01:03 - But 1998 was another historic
year for IT.
00:01:06 - That year saw the release
of something new.
00:01:08 - A tool called Semantic Ghost.
00:01:11 - And with it, a radical new way
to rapid-deploy Windows.
00:01:14 - Almost overnight, our
protagonist saw his career
00:01:16 - jumpstart and accelerate.
00:01:18 - A couple of extra cables and
a copy a Ghost saw over 300
00:01:22 - desktops deployed during his
first month of employment.
00:01:26 - That's a 1,500 percent increase
in efficiency over
00:01:28 - the old way of doing things.
00:01:31 - Semantic Ghost launched
our hero's career.
00:01:33 - But this is not a story
about Semantic Ghost.
00:01:36 - It's a story about
what comes after.
00:01:38 - An entirely better, more
efficient, faster, and
00:01:41 - altogether different approach
in deploying and managing
00:01:45 - Windows desktops.
00:01:47 - Thank you, Ghost, for what
you've done for us.
00:01:49 - But you know what, Ghost?
00:01:51 - It's time to retire.
00:01:54 - My name's Greg Shields, and
while I won't not admit this
00:01:57 - little story may be about me,
I'll bet there are hints of it
00:02:01 - in your own personal past.
00:02:03 - We IT pros who have been tagged
00:02:05 - of desktop deployment have
seen tools come and go.
00:02:08 - Many no longer exist.
00:02:10 - Others were awesome at first,
only to later make us wonder
00:02:13 - why we ever used them.
00:02:15 - Now, this story is about
something else entirely.
00:02:18 - It's about a suite of Microsoft
solutions that, in
00:02:21 - combination, can accomplish some
awe-inspiring feats of
00:02:24 - automation.
00:02:26 - But it's also about an entirely
new way of thinking
00:02:28 - about desktops and our desktop
00:02:32 - You might be here because you're
looking to get your
00:02:33 - MCSE certification and pass
that 70-415 exam.
00:02:38 - Or you might be here because you
demand a better solution
00:02:41 - for implementing your desktop
00:02:43 - But no matter why you're here,
get ready to get amazed.
00:02:46 - Because the technologies now
available to accomplish just
00:02:49 - that are nothing short
00:02:53 - So welcome to another
CBT Nugget series.
00:02:57 - As I said, my name
is Greg Shields.
00:02:59 - And so, what did you think
of that intro?
00:03:02 - I figured a little dramatic
entre would get us ready for
00:03:05 - all this desktop deployment
that we're about to do.
00:03:07 - If you are new to the CBT
Nuggets family and this is
00:03:09 - your first series,
00:03:11 - Because the drama is not
something that necessarily
00:03:15 - happens all the time.
00:03:16 - I just like to start these
series out this way.
00:03:18 - Really, this whole series
is a bunch of much
00:03:20 - hours of you and me.
00:03:22 - And me kind of sitting over your
shoulder and helping you
00:03:26 - through some of these
interesting topics in desktop
00:03:28 - deployment.
00:03:29 - And our goal here is
kind of multi-fold.
00:03:33 - Our goal here, first and
foremost, is to help you
00:03:35 - develop the skills that you
need in preparing for
00:03:38 - installing, configuring, and
doing the ongoing maintenance
00:03:41 - of, apparently, a
00:03:43 - that's interesting--
00:03:44 - of your desktop infrastructure.
00:03:47 - And I just leave this in here
because I didn't realize I
00:03:52 - didn't change this.
00:03:55 - I leave this in here not because
I made the mistake
00:03:58 - here, but because this series
is intended to be an almost
00:04:02 - informal approach that gives you
the ability to take a look
00:04:07 - at all these technologies.
00:04:08 - Building all this stuff
takes a long time.
00:04:10 - I won't tell you how many days
it takes to film these series.
00:04:13 - And so, as a consequence, what
you get is kind of the fruits
00:04:18 - of the labor in putting all
these things together.
00:04:21 - And it can, very much so,
because people hundreds of
00:04:25 - thousands of people have
00:04:27 - series over the years.
00:04:28 - It can really dramatically
accelerate your learning so
00:04:31 - that you will to be a better
IT professional and so you
00:04:35 - will also be ready to
take that exam.
00:04:37 - The MCSE is back again, as you
probably know, and this time
00:04:41 - they've replaced the engineer
with the expert.
00:04:45 - And so the years intervening
between the old MCSE and the
00:04:51 - new MCSE, there just wasn't
a lot of excitement about
00:04:55 - certification.
00:04:57 - Everybody got excited
about the MCSE back
00:04:59 - in the first days.
00:05:00 - And they changed the names
around to the TS and the ITP,
00:05:03 - it just kind of lost a
lot of its momentum.
00:05:06 - I honestly believe, now, that
name is so beloved in our IT
00:05:12 - circles, that just the name
change itself, and really the
00:05:15 - shift in the content towards
what is quite a bit more
00:05:18 - real-world and, honestly, quite
a bit more difficult
00:05:22 - than it's been in as long
as I've seen it.
00:05:24 - The new MCSE exams are
00:05:28 - I think what we get is
a better curriculum.
00:05:31 - A more valuable certification.
00:05:33 - And definitely an absolute
assertion of the knowledge
00:05:38 - that you have.
00:05:39 - In this case, how to deploy
and manage desktops in an
00:05:43 - environment.
00:05:45 - At the same time, I hope to give
you a few of my personal
00:05:47 - experiences and best
00:05:49 - If you enjoyed the story, the
story actually is true.
00:05:52 - And in fact, one of the funny
parts about the story is they
00:05:56 - put me in the basement of a
building with no windows.
00:05:59 - The name of the room was
called the Tank.
00:06:02 - And said, go build Windows.
00:06:04 - And that was my job, was to go
click Next, Next, Finish, for
00:06:08 - one assumes until they told
me to do something else.
00:06:12 - And the reason why even Ghost
was introduced into our little
00:06:16 - world down there was simply just
out of the frustration in
00:06:19 - having to get through this
whole process one
00:06:21 - machine at a time.
00:06:22 - And there was a bet.
00:06:23 - I made a bet with the chief
scientist at the company, and
00:06:26 - said, look, if I build you 300
machines in a month, you'll
00:06:30 - make me a systems admin.
00:06:31 - And it worked.
00:06:33 - It actually happened at the
month, thanks to Ghost.
00:06:35 - Well, Ghost indeed is, now,
it's an aging technology.
00:06:39 - And more importantly, it's
an aging approach.
00:06:42 - And so you're here today because
I think you want to
00:06:44 - learn some of the newer, more
evolved practices that we are
00:06:48 - now sort of coming to understand
in desktop and even
00:06:52 - server deployment.
00:06:53 - I will tell you, prepare
00:06:57 - Because the old way
of doing things--
00:06:59 - maybe not the old way of Next,
Next, Finish, but the old,
00:07:02 - monolithic image-based way of
doing things, it might have
00:07:07 - been easy in the beginning.
00:07:08 - But it was much harder as you
try to use it over time.
00:07:14 - Well, the new technologies, the
new approaches that you're
00:07:16 - going to find out here in this
series, and also the next one,
00:07:19 - the 416, involve quite a
bit more upfront work.
00:07:24 - There's effort that has to
happen in developing all the
00:07:27 - building blocks and laying
them into place.
00:07:29 - But once you actually go through
that upfront effort,
00:07:32 - and once you spend the time
not being really, terribly
00:07:35 - efficient, and once you get
those building blocks in place
00:07:39 - so that you can link them
together to create automation,
00:07:42 - suddenly everything just
00:07:45 - And all the perils and
problems of the
00:07:47 - Ghost approach go away.
00:07:49 - And what you get is a very
flexible, very manipulatable,
00:07:52 - very changeable, and completely
00:07:55 - solution for deploying Windows
desktops and even servers.
00:07:58 - So in this first Nugget
in the series, I'd
00:08:01 - like to spend a time--
00:08:02 - just a little bit of time,
usually-- focusing not about
00:08:05 - technology so much, but
on the actual exam.
00:08:08 - You'll find that I don't spend
a lot of time talking to exam
00:08:12 - objectives.
00:08:12 - Occasionally I do, particularly
if there's some
00:08:15 - objectives that just--
00:08:16 - they don't really fit
the actual story
00:08:18 - line in the real world.
00:08:20 - And there are a couple
00:08:21 - Microsoft has consolidated some
interesting things here
00:08:23 - to make the 70-415, especially
at the end.
00:08:26 - The last couple of Nuggets
are not my favorite.
00:08:29 - And they introduced some wildly
00:08:33 - there in System Center that you
only need to see for just
00:08:36 - a little while.
00:08:37 - But they're important
for the exam.
00:08:40 - So I have to kind of assume you
at least have some System
00:08:43 - Center components
up and running.
00:08:44 - And I'm going to show you a
couple of things that System
00:08:46 - Center can do to aid in the
00:08:49 - But for the most part, well,
they're there for the exam.
00:08:53 - And you may not just yet
use them in production.
00:08:56 - Or at least in the ways that
Microsoft has them for exam
00:08:59 - objectives.
00:09:01 - Other than that, this again is
the one Nugget where I like to
00:09:03 - spend time talking about the
exam and certification itself.
00:09:06 - Here in a minute, we'll talk
about Microsoft certification,
00:09:09 - the MCSA and the new MCSE, and
who the audience is for this
00:09:14 - 70-415 exam.
00:09:16 - Obviously, it's you.
00:09:17 - I mean, you're here because
you made the decision that
00:09:21 - either I've got to know how to
deploy desktop, so I want to
00:09:24 - also certify my knowledge.
00:09:25 - Well, you're here.
00:09:26 - And that's actually
a good thing.
00:09:28 - I've got a few notes on the
exam and just how the exam
00:09:30 - really works.
00:09:32 - All of this is stuff you
can download online.
00:09:34 - But I want to kind of frame it
into a better story line to
00:09:38 - help you accelerate all the
a preparatory work.
00:09:41 - I'll show you an outline of
what we're about to do and
00:09:43 - give you a review of
00:09:46 - You will find that as we go
through the 20 Nuggets in the
00:09:51 - series, this is in no way
any kind of brain
00:09:56 - dump for the exam.
00:09:57 - If you're looking for a brain
dump, there are other
00:09:58 - websites to go to.
00:10:00 - And we could have a long
conversation about the
00:10:02 - efficacy and morality
of brain dumps.
00:10:05 - But what I like to do is take
a look at the published exam
00:10:09 - objectives.
00:10:10 - And in that, try to distill the
story line out of those
00:10:15 - objectives.
00:10:16 - When you get them from
Microsoft, they're just kind
00:10:17 - of in a list.
00:10:18 - And they're there to try to
break them apart into what
00:10:21 - percentage you're going to see
for questions on the test.
00:10:23 - But underneath those objectives
is an actual story
00:10:25 - that needs to be told.
00:10:27 - And so while the Nuggets in
this series don't track
00:10:33 - directly to the objectives, the
intent is to try to create
00:10:36 - a story that will mirror exactly
how you would go
00:10:40 - through deploying these
00:10:41 - technologies in the real world.
00:10:43 - And helping you with the
learning path that gets you
00:10:46 - spot up in as best a
way as possible.
00:10:49 - You'll find that the learning
objectives for these exams
00:10:51 - kind of challenging
00:10:52 - And even myself, and having
experience with these
00:10:55 - technologies, it's kind of hard
to translate, in some
00:10:57 - cases, what Microsoft has said
on the piece of paper with
00:11:00 - what it is that they really
wanted you to learn.
00:11:02 - So I've done a best effort here,
and hopefully you'll
00:11:05 - appreciate things after
we get to the
00:11:06 - conclusion of this series.
00:11:07 - We're about to spend a
lot of time together.
00:11:10 - And then lastly, we'll take up
quick peek here at our CBT
00:11:13 - Nuggets network.
00:11:14 - I've built using VMware
workstation a variety of
00:11:20 - virtual machines that we will
use throughout the course of
00:11:23 - this series.
00:11:24 - Now, the machine I've got here
is a fairly powerful machine.
00:11:31 - It's a four-way or eight-way
machine with 32 gigs of RAM.
00:11:34 - I've got a pair of SSD
hard drives in there.
00:11:37 - SSD, one of the best things you
can do for improving your
00:11:40 - VM performance in VMware
00:11:43 - And having plenty of RAM is
good, because particularly for
00:11:46 - this round of MCSE exams, there
is a need for a lot of
00:11:50 - concurrently running hardware
for all the stuff to work.
00:11:53 - You'll see we have a lot of VMs
running at the same time
00:11:56 - in order to power everything
that we need to power.
00:11:59 - So let's kind of flip down
through here, through a couple
00:12:02 - of these items, before
we really get
00:12:04 - into the content itself.
00:12:05 - That'll happen in that
00:12:07 - First, a look here at Microsoft
00:12:10 - This MCSE--
00:12:11 - so the MCSE desktop is one
of now many MCSEs.
00:12:17 - If you haven't been following
the story line over the last
00:12:20 - 10 years or so, Microsoft has
taken a couple of different
00:12:23 - approaches.
00:12:24 - There's really three approaches
to the MCSE.
00:12:28 - And they've been trying to kind
of get back to a type of
00:12:33 - certification that is beneficial
to both you, the
00:12:35 - test taker, and then
also the employer
00:12:38 - or potential employer.
00:12:40 - One of the early concerns with
MCSE when it was called an
00:12:42 - Engineer, well, there
00:12:44 - One is that the word engineer
is a protected
00:12:46 - word in many countries.
00:12:47 - And there were potential
lawsuits that were going to
00:12:49 - happen over the word engineer.
00:12:50 - So if you ever wondered why the
name change had to happen,
00:12:54 - an engineer is literally
00:12:57 - word in certain places.
00:12:59 - Also, with the first MCSE,
00:13:03 - created, through its core
and electives model, a
00:13:08 - certification where pretty much
most of the MCSEs just
00:13:11 - chose the easiest exams
in order to finish.
00:13:14 - So while they were a list of
electives, a lot of us chose
00:13:17 - just the ones that were the
easiest to get through.
00:13:19 - Because at the end of the day,
once you got an MCSE, you were
00:13:22 - an MCSE, and it didn't
00:13:24 - Unfortunately, the people
who were hiring
00:13:27 - us recognized that.
00:13:28 - And the paper MCSE problem was
as much a problem of the brain
00:13:32 - dumps as it was a problem
of the way in which the
00:13:35 - certification curriculum
00:13:37 - in the first place.
00:13:38 - Because of the different
electives that were available,
00:13:42 - your hiring managers couldn't
put a lot of credence in the
00:13:45 - MCSE that it was actually
reflective of knowledge that a
00:13:50 - person had.
00:13:51 - So the replacement for the
MCSE was the MCITP.
00:13:56 - And then that itself
was composed of one
00:13:59 - or more MCTS exams.
00:14:01 - So this is the MCIT Pro, and
then this is the Microsoft
00:14:05 - Certified Technical
00:14:08 - These were job-role oriented.
00:14:10 - And these were technology
00:14:12 - And what happened here was the
name change really turned off
00:14:17 - a lot of people.
00:14:18 - And also, the replacements that
they created here just
00:14:24 - made the entire process quite a
bit more challenging without
00:14:27 - actually accomplishing what they
intended to accomplish.
00:14:30 - So Microsoft sort
of turned again.
00:14:34 - And in recent years has
eliminated all these to go
00:14:37 - back to the MCSE and MCSA
approach, where the A is still
00:14:43 - the same but the E
is now an expert.
00:14:46 - What a great name.
00:14:47 - Should have thought
of that first.
00:14:49 - This new approach is designed
not around electives.
00:14:53 - There are specific exams
you have to take.
00:14:56 - But what results is an MCSE that
focuses specifically on
00:15:00 - what exams you have taken, which
is why we now have what
00:15:03 - I like to call the
flavors of MCSE.
00:15:06 - Instead of electives, we have
a variety of flavors.
00:15:09 - We have a server one.
00:15:10 - We have a desktop one.
00:15:11 - We have a private cloud one.
00:15:12 - A SQL Server one.
00:15:14 - One that deals with messaging,
which is effectively Exchange.
00:15:19 - One that deals with
00:15:20 - Strange word, but it's
00:15:22 - And one that deals
00:15:25 - So now, a hiring individual can
take a look at your MCSE
00:15:28 - flavor and go, oh, this person's
a desktop person.
00:15:30 - I know exactly where
to fit them in.
00:15:33 - For this MCSE, for the MCSE
Desktop Infrastructure, you
00:15:36 - will have to first pass
the MCSA, which is
00:15:39 - three exams, OK?
00:15:40 - And I've reviewed the exam ODs
for these, the objectives, and
00:15:45 - wow, they test on a
lot of technology.
00:15:48 - I feel like today's MCSA is
equal to what yesteryears'
00:15:53 - MCSE used to be, because of the
complexity of the MCSA.
00:15:56 - So be prepared.
00:15:58 - Because there's a lot of stuff
that you need know just to get
00:16:00 - through the MCSA.
00:16:02 - The MCSEs these days are a super
set of what we used to
00:16:07 - have to know.
00:16:08 - Because they add in, in many
cases, a lot of content in
00:16:12 - System Center.
00:16:13 - Microsoft has put an incredible
00:16:16 - investment in System Center.
00:16:17 - And so you're seeing this
reflected in what it believes,
00:16:20 - or what Microsoft believes, you
need to know in order to
00:16:23 - be certified.
00:16:25 - This particular exam, 70-415,
does not have a lot of System
00:16:28 - Center in it.
00:16:29 - We'll spend a little bit of
time in Config Manager.
00:16:31 - And then two Nuggets at the very
end that need to bring up
00:16:33 - VMM and Ops.
00:16:35 - So be aware that there is some
System Center requirements for
00:16:38 - your certification here.
00:16:40 - And we will touch on those.
00:16:42 - I'll try to give you the ones
that are the most appropriate
00:16:45 - for what you need to know.
00:16:46 - There is an intended audience
here for the exam.
00:16:49 - I literally just grabbed this
off of Microsoft exam website.
00:16:52 - So you find this there.
00:16:55 - The person who takes this test
is a someone who needs to
00:16:57 - validate their skills and
knowledge for designing,
00:17:00 - deploying, and managing a
00:17:02 - Now, this is what's key here,
including the application
00:17:05 - environment, virtualization,
security, business continuity,
00:17:08 - and remote desktop services.
00:17:11 - So be aware of that.
00:17:13 - I will tell you that the app
virtualization stuff, for the
00:17:15 - most part, has actually been--
00:17:18 - I will be sort of punting that
over to the 70-416 content.
00:17:23 - The intended audience and the
objectives don't necessarily
00:17:26 - align very well if you really
look deeply into these.
00:17:30 - I don't know.
00:17:31 - I can't tell you what
the questions are.
00:17:32 - I just simply don't know.
00:17:34 - But I wanted to move that over
70-416 because it just seems
00:17:37 - more appropriate
in that world.
00:17:39 - So that's the only thing you're
not really going to see
00:17:42 - here in this environment.
00:17:43 - We will talk about all
the other bits here.
00:17:45 - You should have experience
00:17:48 - Server operating systems.
00:17:49 - And it says here, you should
have your MCSA or equivalent
00:17:52 - experience.
00:17:53 - This is part one of a two-part
series of exams.
00:17:58 - And these two-part series of
exams give you the knowledge
00:18:02 - necessary to design, implement,
maintain, blah blah
00:18:04 - blah blah blah.
00:18:06 - Note here also, enterprise
scaled and highly virtualized.
00:18:11 - Microsoft has essentially said
that the future will be
00:18:13 - virtualized.
00:18:14 - And so there is the assumption
here that just about
00:18:16 - everything is on a
00:18:19 - We will, in this exam,
focus on really,
00:18:23 - I'll say three topics.
00:18:26 - The first is desktop
00:18:28 - Your Windows deployment
services, your Microsoft
00:18:31 - deployment tool kit, your Config
Manager OS deployment.
00:18:35 - 1, 2, 3.
00:18:36 - That is the first, almost
the first half,
00:18:38 - of the content here.
00:18:40 - With desktop deployment
under way, the second
00:18:43 - piece will be RDS.
00:18:45 - And specifically, the
session-based deployments that
00:18:48 - we now have with RDS.
00:18:49 - That's part two.
00:18:51 - Then part three will be RDS, but
the virtual machines-based
00:18:56 - deployment, or what we commonly
think of as VDI.
00:18:59 - So part one, part
two, part three.
00:19:02 - There will be kind of a small
part four at the end that will
00:19:05 - be topics in security.
00:19:07 - Topics in group policy
00:19:10 - Topics in monitoring.
00:19:11 - Topics in updating.
00:19:12 - So really, you've kind of got
four parts here that we'll be
00:19:14 - talking about.
00:19:16 - And so this exam, along with
70-416, will collectively
00:19:20 - validate everything you need to
know to be a really smart
00:19:22 - desktop infrastructure person.
00:19:25 - I don't if you get
much of these
00:19:26 - intended audience things.
00:19:27 - Most of us just sort
of skip over them.
00:19:28 - But I find them nice here.
00:19:29 - Because at least they tell you
what Microsoft is look for out
00:19:33 - of the exam, the person
taking the exam.
00:19:36 - A couple notes on scoring.
00:19:37 - If this is your first test--
hopefully, it's not.
00:19:38 - But if it is your first
test, there is
00:19:40 - no penalty for guessing.
00:19:42 - If you choose an incorrect
answer, you're not going to
00:19:44 - earn a point for that item.
00:19:46 - If, and this is important.
00:19:48 - And this is why I do this.
00:19:49 - If a question specifies
you must choose
00:19:51 - multiple correct answers--
00:19:53 - this is really important--
00:19:54 - you must use all of the correct
answers in order to
00:19:56 - earn a point.
00:19:57 - There is no partial credit.
00:19:59 - If it says choose among the
following, and they have 17
00:20:02 - items there, well, you have to
figure out which ones are the
00:20:04 - correct ones.
00:20:05 - And those are insidiously the
hardest questions, I think, on
00:20:08 - any exam anywhere.
00:20:09 - I hate multi multi-choice.
00:20:11 - Now, notably, some of the
questions may not be included
00:20:15 - in the calculation
of your score.
00:20:17 - Microsoft, the very large
Microsoft testing animal, will
00:20:21 - sometimes throw some questions
in there that they don't
00:20:23 - really know are actually really
good questions or not.
00:20:25 - And so, because of that, they
will sometimes put a question
00:20:29 - there and not actually score the
question, just to see if
00:20:31 - it's a valid question or not.
00:20:34 - The idea here is that
some questions are
00:20:36 - maybe poorly worded.
00:20:37 - And if enough people get the
question right, well, then
00:20:40 - they can assume that maybe
they've got the word correct
00:20:43 - for that particular question.
00:20:44 - And then they'll add it later.
00:20:45 - Some question formats here,
there are some case study
00:20:48 - formats, I have to be told.
00:20:50 - There have been simulations.
00:20:53 - There's the potential
00:20:54 - There's the potential for
virtual labs here.
00:20:56 - Question types include multi
choice, hot area, active
00:20:59 - screen, drag drop, build
list and reorder.
00:21:03 - I have been told case studies
are fairly, they're becoming
00:21:07 - more common again.
00:21:08 - Maybe not at the level that they
were back in 2003 days or
00:21:13 - whatever, when we had really
large case studies that
00:21:15 - everyone was complaining
00:21:17 - Again, all this is hearsay,
because I simply do not know.
00:21:20 - These, all this content here,
again, copied off of
00:21:23 - Microsoft's website.
00:21:24 - There's no magic or secret
00:21:27 - Lastly, administered
00:21:29 - And at the last I looked,
they're $150 in US dollars.
00:21:36 - So notes there.
00:21:37 - Well, I think you're more
interested in, however--
00:21:39 - because again, all that stuff
is on Microsoft's website--
00:21:43 - is what our series outline
is going to be.
00:21:46 - So maybe five parts, OK?
00:21:48 - Let me break these down.
00:21:49 - Let me draw some lines here so
I can split up the different
00:21:53 - phases in this training.
00:21:56 - That's going to be that.
00:21:57 - And then this will go here.
00:21:59 - And then this will go,
let's call it here.
00:22:03 - So five phases, really,
in this training.
00:22:07 - There's one, two, three,
00:22:10 - The first phase is, essentially,
I've got to kind
00:22:13 - of set up things.
00:22:13 - And don't skip these three.
00:22:16 - We don't actually really get
into clicking buttons until
00:22:18 - right around here.
00:22:19 - But before you get there, there
is some really key,
00:22:22 - foundational knowledge that's
very raw, that is almost
00:22:26 - academic, but is exceptionally
important to making your brain
00:22:31 - explode all over the wall so
that I can pick up the pieces
00:22:34 - and reassemble them back
in the new order.
00:22:37 - The old way, the old monolithic
way of doing
00:22:40 - desktop deployment is dead,
is absolutely dead.
00:22:43 - And so I introduced Ghost in
here in order to officially
00:22:47 - retire Ghost.
00:22:48 - Because that image-based
deployment, where all of your
00:22:51 - apps and drivers are on a single
image and you have 80
00:22:54 - million images, one for each
piece of hardware, flush that
00:22:57 - from your mind.
00:22:58 - We are going to replace it
with something that is a
00:23:00 - little bit harder in the
beginning, but way
00:23:02 - cooler in the end.
00:23:04 - That's what Module 2 here is
all about, is how to force
00:23:08 - your brain to shatter into a
million pieces so that I can
00:23:11 - put it back together in creating
00:23:14 - environment using a layered
approach to OS Deployment.
00:23:18 - And that's what we're
going to do.
00:23:19 - We'll start, actually,
with the simplest
00:23:21 - of solutions, WDS.
00:23:24 - I tend to teach--
00:23:25 - I've been presenting on OS
deployment for a lot of years.
00:23:31 - And I actually have a much
different approach to it than
00:23:34 - what you'll find a lot of other
people who do deployment
00:23:36 - out in the world.
00:23:37 - If you search the internet, a
lot of people in the world
00:23:39 - like to start with the most
complex tools first.
00:23:41 - And I think that's just a really
hard approach, because
00:23:44 - you've got to know
00:23:45 - So I start simple.
00:23:47 - And when we go through this
content, we're going to start
00:23:49 - with the simplest tool,
which is WDS.
00:23:52 - WDS is, I used to call
it Windows Ghost.
00:23:54 - Because it really is a
remarkably simple solution
00:23:57 - that deploys images.
00:23:58 - So we'll implement it.
00:24:00 - We'll automate it.
00:24:01 - And then we'll capture and
deploy some images with it.
00:24:04 - And then we'll layer the
MDT over the top.
00:24:08 - So MDT literally just sort of
hulks in over the top of WDS.
00:24:12 - WDS becomes the transport.
00:24:13 - MDT becomes the tool you use
to put orchestration and
00:24:17 - workflow into place
and make decisions
00:24:19 - whenever you're deploying.
00:24:21 - We'll also use MDT for
00:24:22 - incorporating user state migration.
00:24:24 - You can do USMT with WDS, but
it's just really awful.
00:24:29 - It's all command line and
really just not fun.
00:24:31 - MDT automates everything and it
makes it into a format that
00:24:36 - you would want to deploy
in your environment.
00:24:38 - And then we will conclude with
a very short look at
00:24:41 - Configuration Manager 2012.
00:24:43 - I'm a big fan of
00:24:45 - You can do remarkable things
with Config Manager.
00:24:47 - And it's really hard to talk
about Config Manager, because
00:24:51 - I have my own 20 Nugget
series with CBT
00:24:53 - Nuggets on Config Manager.
00:24:55 - And so trying to distill things
down to just one Nugget
00:24:58 - is sometimes hard.
00:25:00 - I will focus exclusively,
or you and I will focus
00:25:03 - exclusively, on just the
Zero Touch Deployment.
00:25:06 - And in this one, this one's
one to just prepare for.
00:25:08 - Because in this Nugget, you will
learn how to create an
00:25:12 - environment so that your
users, when they have
00:25:15 - problems, can refresh their own
computers without having
00:25:19 - to call you and get all their
applications back and all of
00:25:22 - their user state back.
00:25:23 - Their pictures of their
cats and whatnot.
00:25:25 - Don't believe me?
00:25:26 - Wait for nine more Nuggets,
or eight more Nuggets.
00:25:29 - Because it's awesome.
00:25:30 - And it's something
00:25:31 - going to want to implement.
00:25:33 - Once we do that, then we
switch gears entirely.
00:25:36 - Come down here to Module 3.
00:25:38 - Module 3 switches us out of
desktop deployment, although
00:25:41 - we will use everything that
we've built up until this
00:25:43 - point to deploy, not desktops,
but to deploy our DSH servers
00:25:47 - and remote desktop.
00:25:48 - Remote desktop is--
00:25:50 - I've been dealing with remote
desktop since back what was
00:25:52 - called WinFrame.
00:25:55 - And I have an MVP with
00:25:57 - is in the RDS team.
00:25:59 - So I've got a lot of familiarity
with the RDS
00:26:02 - tools, both the things that I
can tell you and a couple of
00:26:05 - things that I really can't.
00:26:07 - But that experience with RDS--
00:26:10 - I want to help you with some
of the sort of leading edge
00:26:13 - approaches that people are
using about how RDS and
00:26:16 - desktops are really containers
00:26:19 - And when you start thinking
about the OS as a container,
00:26:23 - it frees your mind to do much
smarter things in terms of how
00:26:27 - you deliver IT services
00:26:29 - So I'll get a little on-soapbox
there, and I
00:26:31 - apologize for that.
00:26:32 - But I think at the end, it will
help you understand some
00:26:35 - of the better, or some, at
least, of the emerging
00:26:38 - conventional wisdom approaches
that we have in how we
00:26:41 - consider RDS, VDI, and
00:26:45 - We will then connect up our
users with some of the new and
00:26:48 - awesome technologies.
00:26:50 - Improved, not new.
00:26:52 - But definitely awesome
00:26:53 - Remote app desktop connection
and remote desktop web access.
00:26:58 - Neat stuff.
00:26:59 - And then how to also
00:27:02 - applications out on the internet.
00:27:05 - Now, in certain circumstances,
you will have apps that don't
00:27:07 - work on RDS.
00:27:08 - Well when that happens,
Microsoft makes available an
00:27:11 - almost parallel infrastructure
that is it's VDI vision.
00:27:15 - And for that, it's the RDVH
replaces the RDSH.
00:27:20 - So we add hyper-v to RDS and we
install virtual machines.
00:27:24 - And then we have a
00:27:27 - We will work with that.
00:27:29 - We will install it
in one here.
00:27:30 - And we will work with it in
a second Nugget here.
00:27:33 - And I have to assume that you
have some experience with
00:27:36 - hyper-V and with Windows
00:27:38 - Because those are some pretty
00:27:40 - So I will have the environment
built and then
00:27:43 - show you what I did.
00:27:44 - And then we'll focus then
on the RDS stuff.
00:27:47 - We conclude this series with,
what is this, six Nuggets, on
00:27:51 - kind of the everything else.
00:27:53 - How do you use group policy to
manage your client experience?
00:27:56 - Which group policies should
you take a look at?
00:27:59 - How can you get rid of roaming
00:28:03 - User disks are Microsoft's
00:28:06 - They bring benefits.
00:28:08 - But they also come with a couple
of costs that you have
00:28:10 - to be careful.
00:28:11 - How do you use group policy to
configure desktop security?
00:28:15 - And how do you use FFEP,
Forefront Endpoint Protection.
00:28:20 - And then down here,
00:28:22 - One on what is essentially Ops
Manager, and one on what is
00:28:25 - essentially VMM plus WSUS plus
the offline VM servicing tool.
00:28:32 - So I've got to build an entire
Ops Manager infrastructure and
00:28:35 - an entire VMM infrastructure to
do two Nuggets down here to
00:28:39 - show you how you can monitor
00:28:41 - If you have not played with
Ops, don't worry.
00:28:43 - The install is relatively
00:28:45 - Same thing with VMM.
00:28:47 - But Ops is an awesome tool.
00:28:49 - And it makes sense that
Microsoft is making us
00:28:52 - incorporate this, even in these
MCSEs, because they want
00:28:54 - you use it.
00:28:55 - It just works.
00:28:56 - And it works really well.
00:28:58 - And then lastly, we'll conclude
with a little just
00:28:59 - sort of dissertation on some
of the tips and tricks in
00:29:02 - maintaining your images
00:29:04 - And that'll be at least some
final thoughts there in terms
00:29:07 - of how best to go about managing
this environment once
00:29:09 - it gets into production.
00:29:11 - Clicking over here, then, we
have some exam objectives.
00:29:14 - Pay really close attention
00:29:16 - the percentages here.
00:29:18 - These percentages are what you
can expect to see related to
00:29:23 - the types of questions over here
on the right hand side.
00:29:26 - So you'll notice they're kind
of evenly balanced, which is
00:29:30 - kind of bogus, really, right?
00:29:31 - So the answer is,
I don't know.
00:29:33 - You're going to have even
representation of all these
00:29:35 - different topics.
00:29:36 - Whatever.
00:29:37 - So you will find that a little
later on when we start getting
00:29:42 - to the individual Nuggets, I
tend to put the bottom just an
00:29:45 - objectives item there.
00:29:47 - And I don't really
talk about it.
00:29:48 - Because again, this is
not a brain dump.
00:29:50 - I'm not giving you answers
00:29:52 - But I want to use those
objectives at the bottom of
00:29:56 - that initial screen in each
Nugget as a way to tie what
00:29:59 - you see here, in the
00:30:01 - what you will find on
00:30:03 - with my rearranging of the story
to make it easier for
00:30:07 - you to learn, OK?
00:30:09 - So we're not always in
the same order here.
00:30:12 - Although this story, or
00:30:15 - are better than most.
00:30:18 - But use that as your linkage
back to the objectives.
00:30:21 - So the things that you know will
generally kind of relate
00:30:25 - to what you see in that
00:30:26 - on the first screen.
00:30:28 - So those are the objectives
00:30:29 - Coming down here, I've put
together a little network
00:30:33 - here, our CBT Nuggets network.
00:30:35 - And that network--
00:30:37 - you are welcome to, and in fact,
encouraged to also build
00:30:41 - on your own.
00:30:43 - Now don't get scared.
00:30:43 - Because, well, do get scared.
00:30:45 - There could be some really heavy
duty requirements here,
00:30:49 - even for VMware Workstation, if
you want to host all these
00:30:51 - VMs at the same time.
00:30:53 - Most of these VMS are
two gigs of RAM.
00:30:57 - I don't think any of them
have more than two.
00:30:59 - Actually, I don't think even of
them at all, so 2, 4, 6, 8,
00:31:02 - 10, 12, 14, 16, 18.
00:31:06 - And then those, so 20 gigs
of RAM to run everything.
00:31:08 - We won't have everything running
at the same time.
00:31:11 - And in fact, these down here
will only be used for one
00:31:14 - Nugget a piece.
00:31:15 - So you could try to safely
ignore these two at the
00:31:17 - bottom, at least for now.
00:31:19 - And in fact, we'll be using
these for a while, and then
00:31:21 - these for a while.
00:31:22 - So you probably only need to
have this one running.
00:31:25 - You'll always have
this one running.
00:31:26 - You'll occasionally have
this one running.
00:31:29 - And then it will either
be one of these two or
00:31:32 - one of these two.
00:31:34 - So get yourself a
00:31:35 - Get yourself a copy of
00:31:37 - It's a great little tool for
doing stuff like this.
00:31:40 - And I think you'll be impressed
at how, whenever you
00:31:43 - build that, you can use your
DHCP and all the stuff built
00:31:46 - into your deployment server to
just rapidly spin out new
00:31:49 - desktops and new servers
whenever you feel like.
00:31:51 - It's empowering to be able to
build those servers that fast,
00:31:55 - and it just feels good.
00:31:56 - Wow, check it out.
00:31:57 - Bam.
00:31:57 - New server.
00:31:58 - Bam.
00:31:59 - So my recommendation
is build this.
00:32:02 - Because we're going to use it.
00:32:04 - And it'll be nice for you to
actually do things as you're
00:32:08 - seeing them on the screen.
00:32:10 - So that really is kind of my
introduction here for this
00:32:14 - 70-415 series on implementing
a desktop infrastructure.
00:32:19 - As I said before, my name
is Greg Shields.
00:32:21 - I am absolutely looking forward
to the next 19 Nuggets
00:32:24 - here, helping you understand
the modern day, evolving,
00:32:29 - conventional wisdom in how
to go about deploying and
00:32:33 - implementing a desktop
infrastructure in the very
00:32:35 - best ways possible.
00:32:37 - Coming up next, we're going to
spend a little bit of time
00:32:40 - talking about just the
architecture and technologies
00:32:43 - that enable that desktop
infrastructure to function.
00:32:46 - So there's a little bit of a
soapbox here, because there is
00:32:50 - just an evolving--
00:32:52 - the world is changing
its beliefs in terms
00:32:55 - of how we do things.
00:32:56 - And meeting those needs, meeting
those requirements, is
00:33:01 - in many ways the reason
why you're here.
00:33:03 - I also like to start with
the big picture.
00:33:05 - So you'll have an idea of
exactly what it is we're
00:33:07 - trying to accomplish here
in this series.
00:33:09 - So you will get an opportunity
right out of the gate to see
00:33:12 - what you will have at the
very end of all of this.
00:33:15 - That's the topic for
our next Nugget.
00:33:17 - So until then, I hope this has
been informative for you.
00:33:19 - And I'd like to thank
you for viewing.