Audience Profile

Candidates for Exam 70-681: TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010, Deploying are IT professionals who deploy and maintain Windows 7 desktops and Office 2010. Candidates have a minimum of one year of experience managing Windows desktop deployments.


Configuring a Deployment Infrastructure (24%)

  • Configure the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) environment.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: deployment database, deployment share, task sequences, create deployment points

  • Configure networking for deployment.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), IP Helper, Windows Deployment Services, PXE boot, multicast

  • Configure activation.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Windows 7, Office 2010, Key Management Service (KMS), Multiple Activation Key (MAK), Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT)

  • Configure the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Operating System Deployment (OSD) environment.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: System Center Configuration Manager and MDT integration; build an operating system installation, a boot image, and driver packages

Creating and Configuring Images (25%)

  • Create and capture an image.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: modify a WIM file, modify a Windows PE boot image, build a base image

  • Create automated installation scripts.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: silent install scripts, unattended answer files, join a domain, customize user settings, configure auto-naming

  • Create and customize task sequences.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: installation tasks for Office 2010 and additional applications

  • Customize default operating system settings.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: environment settings, user settings, configure local Group Policy, Windows Internet Explorer settings

  • Add applications to an image.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: modify or install on a base image

  • Configure application compatibility.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure applications for User Access Control (UAC), create and deploy shims

Deploying Windows 7 (27%)

  • Perform a Lite Touch Installation of Windows 7.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: staggered deployment, permissions

  • Perform a Zero Touch Installation of Windows 7.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: permissions, configure a task sequence, configure scheduling

  • Migrate user settings and data.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Windows Vista, Windows XP, local store vs. remote store

  • Configure post–operating system deployment tasks.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure run-once scripts, identify appropriate log files, deploy language packs and security updates

  • Customize hardware settings.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: inject drivers, install hardware-specific applications, configure Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption

Configuring and Deploying Office 2010 (24%)

  • Configure Office 2010 user-specific settings.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure Microsoft Outlook settings, configure Microsoft Office Communicator settings, set display languages, set editing languages, set default file locations

  • Configure Office 2010 application-specific settings.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure compatibility settings, add or remove applications, add language packs, configure application add-ins, security settings, updates, and KMS

  • Deploy Office 2010.

    • This objective may include but is not limited to: clean install, Group Policy Startup script, installation package in System Center Configuration Manager, upgrade from Office 2003, upgrade from Office 2007; migrate user settings, 32 or 64 bit