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20698 MOD: Installing and Configuring Windows 10 (On Demand)


About this On Demand Course

The Microsoft on-demand product is an integrated on-line training experience that includes video, labs, exercises, text and knowledge checks. Attendees experience all of this through an on-demand course player.

What’s included?

  • Access to the official Microsoft Video on Demand Course for 90 days from the point of first access, allowing you to start and stop when you need to.
  • Lab access for 3 months from start of access.
  • Mentoring Support (24/7 by chat, email or phone) for the duration of your subscription

The content is based on the same official courseware we use in our instructor-led training, and videos feature engaging experts hand-selected by Microsoft. Unlike other on-demand offerings that offer simulated labs, MOC On-Demand gives you a live, real-time environment for hands-on training.


About this course

This course provides IT professionals with the knowledge and skills required to install and configure Windows 10 desktops in a Windows Server small to medium-sized AD DS domain environment. These skills include learning how to install and customize Windows 10 operating systems and apps, configure local and remote network connectivity, and configure local and online storage.  Students also will learn how to configure security in addition to how to maintain, update, and recover Windows 10.



Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and DNS.

  • AD DS principles.

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 fundamentals.

  • Windows Client essentials, such as a working knowledge of Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7.


Audience profile

This course is intended for IT professionals who administer and support Windows 10 desktops and devices in small to medium-sized networks.


The networks with which these professionals typically work are configured as AD DS domain-based environments with managed access to the Internet and cloud services.


Students who seek certification in exam 70-698: Installing and Configuring Windows 10 also will benefit from this course. In addition, this course is intended to provide skills for Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians (EDSTs) who work in small to medium-sized organizations, and who provide Tier 1 or Tier 2 support to users running Windows 10 desktops and devices within a Windows domain environment.


At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan, install, and upgrade to Windows 10.

  • Perform post-installation configuration.

  • Implement networking.

  • Implement network security.

  • Manage Windows 10 with Group Policy.

  • Implement remote management.

  • Manage local storage.

  • Manage files and resources.

  • Install and manage apps.

  • Secure Windows 10.

  • Implement remote connectivity.

  • Maintain and update Windows 10.

  • Recover and troubleshoot Windows 10.


Course Outline


Module 1: Installing Windows 10

This module describes the features of Windows 10 and the process for installing and deploying it. The module also describes how to upgrade to Windows 10, perform post-installation maintenance tasks, and manage volume activation.



Overview of Windows 10

Planning your Windows 10 deployment

Installing and deploying Windows 10

Upgrading to Windows 10

Windows 10 installation maintenance

Managing volume activation


Lab: Upgrading to Windows 10

Upgrading Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

Migrating user settings

Lab: Maintaining a Windows 10 installation with Windows ICD

Create and configure a Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Windows ICD) provisioning package

Migrating user settings


Module 2: Performing post-installation configuration

This module provides an overview of the management tools in Windows 10. It describes how to customize the user interface, manage devices, drivers, and services, and configure several other features. The module also provides an overview of Client Hyper-V.



Overview of management tools

Customizing the user interface

Managing devices, device drivers, and services

Configuring features, mobility, and power options

Overview of Client Hyper-V


Lab: Managing devices

Installing a device driver into the store

Lab: Configuring features, mobility, and power options

Turning on Windows features with Control Panel

Adding Windows features with Windows PowerShell


Module 3: Implementing networking

This module describes the homegroups, workgroups, and domains feature in Windows 10. It also describes how to configure IPv4 and IPv6 network connectivity, and how to implement name resolution. Additionally, the module describes how to troubleshoot network connectivity and implement wireless network connectivity.



Homegroups, workgroups, and domains

Configuring IPv4 network connectivity

Configuring IPv6 network connectivity

Implementing name resolution

Troubleshooting network connectivity

Implementing wireless network connectivity


Lab: Implementing network connections

Configuring IPv4 manually

Configuring automatic IPv4 addressing

Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) Settings

Testing name resolution

Lab: Troubleshooting network connections

Resolving a network problem (1)

Resolving a network problem (2)


Module 4: Implementing network security

This module describes how to implement network security by using the Windows 10 features such as Windows Firewall, connection security rules, and Windows Defender.



Implementing Windows Firewall

Connection security rules

Implementing Windows Defender


Lab: Implementing network security

Creating and testing inbound rules

Creating and testing outbound rules

Creating and testing connection security rules

Configuring Windows Defender


Module 5: Managing Windows 10 with Group Policy

This module describes how to implement the Group Policy feature in Windows 10. The module also explains how you can configure Windows 10 devices by using Group Policy Objects (GPOs).



Overview of Group Policy

Configuring Windows 10 devices with GPOs


Lab: Implementing management with Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

Managing Windows 10 by using Group Policy


Module 6: Implementing remote management

This module describes how to implement remote management by using Windows 10 features such as Remote Desktop, Remote Assistance, and remoting with Windows PowerShell.



Remote Desktop

Remote Assistance

Using Windows PowerShell Remoting


Lab: Implementing remote management

Using Remote Desktop

Using Remote Assistance

Remoting with Windows PowerShell


Module 7: Managing storage

This module describes how to manage storage in Windows 10 devices by using the available storage options. It also explains how to manage and maintain disks, partitions, and volumes. The modules then describes how you can use the Storage Spaces feature, Microsoft OneDrive, and virtual hard disks to manage storage.



Overview of storage options

Managing disks, partitions, and volumes

Maintaining disks and volumes

Implementing Storage Spaces

Implementing and managing OneDrive

Working with virtual hard disks


Lab: Implementing storage

Adding a disk

Creating a simple volume

Creating a storage space


Module 8: Managing files and resources

This module describes how to manage files and resources in Windows 10. The module starts by providing an overview of file systems and how file access works. The module then describes shared folders and Work Folders features. Finally, it describes how to manage printers.



Overview of file systems

Configuring and managing file access

Managing shared folders

Implementing Work Folders

Managing printers


Lab: Creating, securing, and sharing a folder

Creating and securing a data folder

Sharing the data folder

Lab: Creating, securing, and sharing a folder

Configuring Work Folders

Lab: Creating, securing, and sharing a folder

Installing and sharing a printer


Module 9: Deploying and managing apps

This module describes the various methods available to deploy and manage apps in Windows 10. The module provides an overview of the Windows Store and Windows Store for Business, and describes other options such as desktop apps and web browsers.



Overview of methods used to deploy apps

The Windows Store and Windows Store for Business

Desktop Apps

Web browsers


Lab: Deploying and managing Windows Store apps

Controlling access to the Windows Store

Sideloading an app

Lab: Deploying apps with Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Windows ICD)

Creating a provisioning package

Deploying a provisioning package

Verifying deployment

Lab: Configuring web browsers

Configuring web browsers


Module 10: Securing Windows 10

This module describes how to implement security in Windows 10 devices. It also describes how to manage user accounts and their permissions by using the User Account Control (UAC) feature. Additionally, the module explains how to implement and manage BitLocker Drive Encryption.



Managing user accounts

Configuring UAC

Implementing and Managing BitLocker


Lab: Configuring user accounts

Managing user accounts

Configuring User Account Control (UAC)

Lab: Implementing BitLocker

Using BitLocker Drive Encryption


Module 11: Implementing remote connectivity

This module describes how to implement remote connectivity by using the available options, including virtual private networks (VPNs) and DirectAccess.



Overview of remote connectivity options

Implementing VPNs

Implementing DirectAccess


Lab: Implementing a VPN

Deploying a virtual private network (VPN) server

Verifying Network Policy Server (NPS) policies

Creating a VPN connection


Module 12: Maintaining Windows 10

This module describes how maintain a Windows 10 environment by updating and monitoring the Windows 10 operating system. The module describes the Windows Update settings and how to use the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, and Microsoft Intune to regularly update Windows 10. The module then explains how to monitor Windows 10 by using tools such as the Notifications & actions settings, Event Viewer, and Windows Performance Monitor.



Updating Windows 10

Monitoring Windows 10


Lab: Maintaining Windows

Configuring updates for a single device

Configuring updates with Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

Configuring Notifications & action settings

Monitoring events

Monitoring reliability and performance


Module 13: Recovering Windows 10

This module describes the recovery options for Windows 10.

It also explains how to recover lost files, manage devices and device drives, and perform system recovery.



Recovering files

Managing devices and device drivers

Performing system recovery


Lab: Recovering Windows 10

Installing an updated device driver

Rolling back the device driver

Using File History to recover files

Using Previous Versions to recover files

Recovering a device with a restore point

Using the advanced startup options to recover a device