MCTS 70-680 Cert Guide: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring

MCTS 70-680 Cert Guide: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring

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Start-to-finish MCTS 70-680 preparation from top Microsoft technology consultant, trainer, and author Don Poulton! Windows 7 installation, upgrades, and deployment User and application migration Windows 7 deployment Physical and virtual hard disk configuration and management Windows Update Device and application configuration Internet Explorer configuration Networking, including TCP/IP configuration Firewall settings Mobile and remote computing Secure access control for local and shared resources System performance management and monitoring Backups, system recovery, and file recovery Test your knowledge, build your confidence, and succeed! Packed with visuals to help you learn fast Dozens of troubleshooting scenarios Real-world MCTS 70-680 prep advice from experts Easy-to-use exam preparation task lists From Don Poulton, professional Microsoft technology consultant, IT training expert, and best-selling exam guide author CD Includes Complete Sample Exam Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers Multiple test modes Random questions and order of answers

About Author

Don Poulton (A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA, MCSE) is an independent consultant who has been involved with computers since the days of 80-column punch cards. After a career of more than 20 years in environmental science, Don switched careers and trained as a Windows NT 4.0 MCSE. He has been involved in consulting with a couple of small training providers as a technical writer, during which time he wrote training and exam prep materials for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. Don has written or contributed to several titles, including Security+ Lab Manual (Que, 2004); MCSA/MCSE 70-299 Exam Cram 2: Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows 2003 Network (Exam Cram 2) (Que, 2004); MCSE 70-294 Exam Prep: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure (Que, 2006); and MCTS 70-620 Exam Prep: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring (Que, 2008). In addition, he has worked on programming projects, both in his days as an environmental scientist and more recently with Visual Basic to update an older statistical package used for multivariate analysis of sediment contaminants. When not working on computers, Don is an avid amateur photographer who has had his photos displayed in international competitions and published in magazines such as Michigan Natural Resources Magazine and National Geographic Traveler. Don also enjoys traveling and keeping fit. Don lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his wife, Terry.


Introduction 3 Chapter 1 Introducing Windows 7 17 Leading Up to Windows 7 17 Windows 7 Editions 20 Features of Windows 7 23 Productivity Improvements 23 Security Improvements 27 A Quick Tour of Windows 7 29 Start Menu and Taskbar 30 Configuring Windows 7 Start Menu and Taskbar 32 Start Menu Properties 32 Taskbar Properties 33 Toolbars 34 Libraries 34 Control Panel 35 System and Security 36 Network and Internet 38 Hardware and Sound 39 Programs 40 User Accounts and Family Safety 41 Appearance and Personalization 42 Clock, Language, and Region 43 Ease of Access 43 Patches, Hotfixes, and Service Packs 43 Summary 44 Chapter 2 Installing Windows 7 47 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 47 Identifying Hardware Requirements 51 Hardware Compatibility 52 Software Compatibility 53 Network Requirements 55 File System Considerations 56 Product Activation 57 Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 7 as the Sole Operating System 59 Performing an Attended Installation 59 Dual-Booting Windows 7 65 Boot Management Programs Used by Windows 7 65 Setting Up a Dual-Boot System 66 Other Windows 7 Installation Methods 66 USB 67 CD 67 Network Share 67 WDS 68 Understanding WDS 68 Requirements to Use WDS 69 Troubleshooting Windows 7 Installation Issues 70 Troubleshooting Process 70 Identifying the Point of Failure 71 Discovering the Cause of the Failure 71 Defining a Solution 72 Testing and Implementing the Solution 72 Documenting the Results 72 Troubleshooting an Attended Installation 72 Media Problems 73 Insufficient Hard Drive Space 73 Unrecognizable DVD-ROM Drive 74 Unavailable Network 74 Advanced Startup 80 Refer to Compatibility 80 Troubleshooting Failed Installations 82 Stop Errors or Blue Screen of Death 83 Stopped Installation 84 Review All the Key Topics 85 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 85 Definitions of Key Terms 85 Chapter 3 Upgrading to Windows 7 87 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 87 Upgrading to Windows 7 from a Previous Version of Windows 91 Preparing a Computer to Meet Upgrade Requirements 92 Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor 92 Additional Preparatory Tasks 94 Upgrading the Computer to Windows 7 95 Migrating from Windows XP 97 The Windows.old Folder 98 Removing the Windows.old Folder 99 Upgrading from One Edition of Windows 7 to Another 100 Windows Anytime Upgrade 101 Upgrading Windows 7 101 Uninstalling Windows 7 102 Review All the Key Topics 104 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 104 Definitions of Key Terms 104 Chapter 4 Migrating Users and Applications to Windows 7 107 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 107 Migrating Users from One Computer to Another 111 User State Migration Tool 111 Preparing the Server to Run USMT 113 Collecting Files from the Source Computer 114 Loading Collected Files on the Destination Computer 115 Windows Easy Transfer 115 Using Windows Easy Transfer to Collect Files at the Source Computer 116 Using Windows Easy Transfer to Save Files at the Destination Computer 118 Migrating Users from Previous Windows Versions 120 Using the User State Migration Tool 121 Using Windows Easy Transfer 122 Side by Side Versus Wipe and Load 122 Side by Side Migration 123 Wipe and Load Migration 123 Review All the Key Topics 125 Definitions of Key Terms 125 Chapter 5 Deploying Windows 7 127 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 127 Planning a Windows 7 Deployment 132 Understanding Windows Images 133 Understanding Windows PE 134 Understanding Answer Files 137 Understanding Configuration Passes 138 Creating an Answer File 139 Using the Answer Files to Perform an Unattended Installation 144 Capturing a System Image 145 Understanding the System Preparation Tool 145 Using Sysprep to Prepare a System for Capture 146 Creating a WIM File 148 Automated Image Capture 148 Manual Image Capture 150 Preparing System Images for Deployment 151 Understanding the Deployment Image Servicing and Management Utility 151 Working with DISM 153 Inserting Applications into System Images 154 Inserting Drivers into System Images 156 Inserting Updates into System Images 157 Configuring Tasks to Run After Deployment 157 Deploying Windows System Images 158 Suggested Deployment Strategies 158 High-Touch with Retail Media 159 High-Touch with Standard Image 159 Lite-Touch, High-Volume Deployment 160 Zero-Touch, High-Volume Deployment 160 Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 to Deploy Windows 7 161 What's New with MDT 2010 161 Downloading and Installing MDT 2010 162 Using MDT 2010 Deployment Workbench to Create a Deployment Share 163 Adding Windows Images to the Deployment Share 165 Adding Additional Features to Windows Images 168 Using Task Sequences in MDT 2010 169 Using Deployment Points 173 Using MDT 2010 to Distribute Images to Multiple Computers 173 Automated Deployment of Windows 7 by Using Windows Deployment Services 174 Understanding WDS 174 Setting Up WDS 175 Using WDS to Perform an Automated Deployment of Windows 7 177 Enabling Automatic Network Boot 177 Automating the Setup Process 178 Manually Deploying a Customized Image 179 Troubleshooting an Unattended Installation 180 Problems with Answer Files 180 Boot Disks 180 Switches 181 Answer File Specifications 181 Problems with Sysprep Installations 182 Review All the Key Topics 184 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 184 Definitions of Key Terms 185 Chapter 6 Configuring Virtual Hard Disks 187 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 187 Understanding VHDs 191 What's New in Virtual Hard Disks? 191 Types of Virtual Hard Disks 192 Tools Used with Virtual Hard Disks 193 Creating and Configuring VHDs 194 Creating VHDs 194 Using Disk Management 194 Using DiskPart to Create a VHD 196 Mounting VHDs 198 Deploying VHDs 199 Preparing a Custom Windows Image 200 Best Practices for Using Native-Boot VHDs 200 Creating a Native-Boot VHD 201 Booting VHDs 203 Adding a Native-Boot VHD to an Older Computer 204 Offline Servicing and Updating VHDs 205 Upgrading a Windows Image to a Higher Edition 208 Using an Answer File to Service an Offline VHD 208 Review All the Key Topics 209 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 209 Definitions of Key Terms 209 Chapter 7 Configuring Devices and Updates 211 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 211 Installing and Configuring Device Drivers 215 Installing Devices and Drivers 216 Device Stage 217 Updating Drivers 218 Using Device Manager 219 Using Device Manager to Uninstall Drivers 222 Using Device Manager to Disable Drivers 223 Maintaining Device Drivers 223 Managing and Troubleshooting Drivers and Driver Signing 224 What's New with Driver Signing in Windows 7 224 Checking Drivers for Digital Signatures 225 Driver Installation Permissions in Windows 7 227 Configuring Driver Settings 227 Troubleshooting Device Drivers 228 Resolving Driver Conflicts 228 Use of the Action Center to View Device-Related Problems 230 Use of System Information to View Device-Related Problems 231 Using Windows 7 Rollback to Resolve a Problem Driver 231 Configuring Updates to Windows 7 232 Configuring Windows Update Settings 233 Using a WSUS Server with Windows 7 235 Configuring Windows Update Policies 236 Reviewing Update History and Rolling Back Updates 239 Checking for New Updates 240 Review All the Key Topics 241 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 241 Definitions of Key Terms 241 Chapter 8 Configuring Applications and Internet Explorer 243 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 243 Configuring Application Compatibility 248 Configuring Application Compatibility Mode 248 Implementing Shims 250 Using the Application Compatibility Toolkit 251 Windows XP Mode 253 Internet Explorer Compatibility Issues 255 Configuring Application Restrictions 257 Setting Software Restriction Policies 258 Application Control Policies 262 Capabilities of AppLocker 262 Basic Configuration of AppLocker Policies 263 Creating Additional AppLocker Rules 265 Configuring Internet Explorer 270 Configuring Compatibility View 271 Configuring Security Settings 273 Configuring Internet Explorer Security Zones 274 Configuring Protected Mode in Internet Explorer 276 Configuring the SmartScreen Filter 277 Privacy Tab Settings 279 Handling Cookies 279 Blocking Pop-ups 281 Content Tab Settings 282 Advanced Tab Settings 283 Configuring Providers 283 Managing Add-ons 285 Using Accelerators 287 Using InPrivate Browsing Mode 288 InPrivate Browsing Group Policies 290 Certificates for Secure Websites 291 Review All the Key Topics 294 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 295 Definitions of Key Terms 295 Chapter 9 Configuring TCP/IP 297 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 297 Understanding the TCP/IP Protocol 301 Configuring TCP/IP Version 4 303 Static IPv4 Addressing 304 Classless Inter-Domain Routing 306 Private IPv4 Networks 307 Dynamic IP Addressing 307 Connecting to a Network 308 Using the Network and Sharing Center to Set Up a TCP/IP v4 Connection 309 Configuring IPv4 Name Resolution 313 Implementing APIPA 315 Configuring TCP/IP Version 6 316 IPv6 Address Syntax 316 IPv6 Prefixes 316 Types of IPv6 Addresses 317 Compatibility Between IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses 318 Connecting to a TCP/IP Version 6 Network 319 Configuring TCP/IPv6 Name Resolution 322 Disabling IPv6 323 Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution 323 Resolving IPv4 and IPv6 Network Connectivity Issues 324 Windows 7 Network Diagnostics Tools 324 Using TCP/IP Utilities to Troubleshoot TCP/IP 325 ARP 326 FTP and TFTP 326 Ipconfig 327 Nbtstat 328 Netstat 328 Nslookup 328 ping 329 tracert 330 pathping 330 Troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 Problems 330 A Suggested Response to a Connectivity Problem 331 Network Discovery 332 Incorrect IPv4 Address or Subnet Mask 332 Unable to Connect to a DHCP Server 333 Duplicate IP Address 333 Unable to Configure an Alternate TCP/IPv4 Configuration 333 Using Event Viewer to Check Network Problems 334 Additional Troubleshooting Hints When Using IPv6 334 Review All the Key Topics 335 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 335 Definitions of Key Terms 336 Chapter 10 Configuring Network and Firewall Settings 339 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 339 Configuring Networking Settings 344 Network Devices and Locations 344 Setting Up New Network Connections 346 Connecting to Existing Networks 347 Setting Up Network Sharing and Discovery 348 Using Internet Connection Sharing to Share Your Internet Connection 349 Connecting to Wireless Networks 352 Wireless Networking Protocols 354 Setting Up a Wireless Network Connection 354 Managing Wireless Network Connections 357 Wireless Network Profiles 359 Configuring Location Aware Printing 360 Configuring Security Settings in Windows Firewall 361 Basic Windows Firewall Configuration 362 Using the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Snap-in 368 Configuring Multiple Firewall Profiles 369 Configuring New Firewall Rules 371 Modifying Rule Properties 375 Configuring Notifications 376 Group Policy and Windows Firewall 376 Review All the Key Topics 379 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 379 Definitions of Key Terms 380 Chapter 11 Configuring Access to Local and Shared Resources 383 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 383 Configuring Shared Resources 389 Using the Network and Sharing Center to Configure File Sharing 389 Sharing Files, Folders, and Printers 390 Modifying Shared Folder Properties 392 Use of the Public Folder for Sharing Files 396 Mapping a Drive 396 Command-Line Administration of Shared Folders 397 Password-Protected Sharing 398 Media Streaming 398 Folder Virtualization 399 Sharing Printers 401 Configuring Homegroup Settings 403 Creating a HomeGroup 403 Joining a Homegroup 403 Modifying Homegroup Settings 405 Configuring Security Permissions 406 NTFS File and Folder Permissions 407 Applying NTFS Permissions 408 Specifying Advanced Permissions 410 NTFS Permissions Inheritance 414 Taking Ownership of Files and Folders 415 Effective Permissions 416 Viewing a User's Effective Permissions 417 Copying and Moving Files and Folders 418 Copying Files and Folders with NTFS Permissions 418 Moving Files and Folders with NTFS Permissions 419 Using the Mouse to Copy or Move Objects from One Location to Another 420 Practical Guidelines on Sharing and Securing Folders 420 Configuring Data Encryption 421 Encrypting File System Basics 422 Preparing a Disk for EFS 424 Encrypting Files 425 Backing Up EFS Keys 426 Decrypting Files 427 EFS Recovery Agents 427 Review All the Key Topics 430 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 431 Definitions of Key Terms 431 Chapter 12 Configuring Access Controls 433 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 433 Configuring User Account Control 438 Features of User Account Control 439 Application Prompts 442 Running Programs with Elevated Privileges 443 Configuring User Account Control 444 User Account Control Policies 446 Configuring Authentication and Authorization 449 Controlling Windows Logon 450 Managing Credentials 450 Adding, Editing, and Removing Credentials in Credential Manager 451 Backing Up and Restoring Credentials in Credential Manager 453 Managing Certificates 454 Using Smart Cards 456 Smart Cards and Multifactor Authentication 457 Smart Card Policies 457 Configuring Account Policies 458 Password Policies 458 Account Lockout 460 Unlocking an Account 460 Configuring User Rights 461 Resolving Authentication Issues 464 Resetting Passwords 464 Using a Password Reset Disk 465 Configuring BranchCache 466 Distributed Cache and Hosted Cache 467 Configuring BranchCache Settings 467 Using the netsh Command to Configure BranchCache 467 Using Group Policy to Enable BranchCache 468 Specifying BranchCache Firewall Rules 470 BranchCache Network Infrastructure Requirements 471 Using BranchCache Across a Virtual Private Network 471 Certificate Management with BranchCache 472 Review All the Key Topics 473 Definitions of Key Terms 473 Chapter 13 Configuring Mobile Computing 475 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 475 Configuring BitLocker and BitLocker To Go 479 BitLocker Drive Encryption 479 Preparing Your Computer to Use BitLocker 480 Enabling BitLocker 481 Managing BitLocker 484 BitLocker To Go 485 BitLocker Policies 486 Operating System Drives 487 Fixed Data Drive Policies 488 Use of Data Recovery Agents 489 Configuring DirectAccess 491 Network Infrastructure Requirements 493 Using IPv6 with DirectAccess 493 Use of Network Access Protection 494 The DirectAccess Connection Process 494 Configuring DirectAccess Clients 495 Configuring Authentication 496 Configuring Mobility Options 497 Control Panel 497 Windows Mobility Center 498 Using Offline Files 499 Client Computer Configuration 500 Server Configuration 502 Use of the Sync Center 503 Offline File Policies 506 Configuring Transparent Caching of Offline Files 508 Configuring Power Options 508 Power Plans 510 Additional Power Plan Options 511 Advanced Power Settings 512 Battery Meter 515 Power Management and Group Policy 515 Review All the Key Topics 518 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 519 Definitions of Key Terms 519 Chapter 14 Configuring Remote Management and Remote Connections 521 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 521 Configuring Remote Management 525 Remote Desktop 525 Establishing a Remote Desktop Connection with Another Computer 525 Configuring the Server Side of Remote Desktop 527 Selecting a Nondefault Port 529 Remote Assistance 530 Using Windows Remote Management Service 535 Using Windows Remote Shell 536 Using Windows PowerShell 537 Configuring Remote Connections 540 Understanding Remote Access 541 Remote Access Authentication Protocols 541 Remote Access Security 543 Establishing VPN Connections and Authentication 544 VPN Connection Security 547 Enabling VPN Reconnect 548 Advanced Security Auditing 549 NAP Quarantine Remediation 550 Configuring Dial-Up Connections 552 Accepting Incoming Connections 554 Published Applications on Remote Desktop 555 RD Gateway Policies 557 Using RemoteApp to Specify Applications 558 Review All the Key Topics 558 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 559 Definitions of Key Terms 559 Chapter 15 Disk Management 561 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 561 Managing Disks and Volumes 565 Basic and Dynamic Disks 566 Working with Basic Disks 568 Converting Basic Disks to Dynamic 572 Working with Dynamic Disks 574 Troubleshooting Disk Problems 576 Managing File System Fragmentation 578 Disk Defragmenter 578 The Defrag.exe Command-Line Tool 580 Error Checking 581 RAID Volumes 582 Creating a RAID-0 Volume 582 Creating a Spanned Volume 585 Creating a Mirrored Volume 585 Creating a RAID-5 Volume 585 Using DiskPart to Create Striped, Mirrored, and RAID-5 Volumes 586 Managing and Troubleshooting RAID Volumes 587 Configuring Removable Drive Policies 587 Review All the Key Topics 589 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 589 Definitions of Key Terms 589 Chapter 16 Managing and Monitoring System Performance 591 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 591 Windows System Monitoring Tools 596 Configuring and Working with Event Logs 600 Viewing Logs in Event Viewer 601 Customizing Event Viewer 602 Creating Tasks from Events 603 Using Event Log Subscriptions 604 Configuring Computers to Forward and Collect Events 604 Configuring Event Log Subscriptions 605 Managing Computer Performance 608 Reliability Monitor 608 Task Manager 610 Configuring Application Priority 612 Resource Monitor 613 CPU Tab 614 Memory Tab 614 Disk Tab 615 Network Tab 615 Performance Monitor 615 Data Collector Sets 619 Creating Data Collector Sets 619 Using Performance Monitor to Create a Data Collector Set 622 Optimizing and Troubleshooting Memory Performance 623 Optimizing and Troubleshooting Processor Utilization 625 Optimizing and Troubleshooting Disk Performance 626 Command-Line Utilities 628 Configuring Additional Performance Settings 628 Configuring the Hard Drive Cache 628 Windows ReadyBoost 629 System Configuration Utility 631 General Tab 631 Boot Tab 632 Services Tab 632 Startup Tab 633 Tools Tab 633 Configuring the Relative Priority of Foreground and Background Tasks 633 Configuring Processor Scheduling 634 Action Center 635 Advanced Networking Performance Options 636 Configuring Services and Programs to Resolve Performance Issues 636 Review All the Key Topics 639 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 639 Definitions of Key Terms 640 Chapter 17 Configuring Backups 643 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 643 Using Windows Backup to Protect Your Data 646 Configuring Windows Backup for the First Time 646 Managing and Troubleshooting Your Backups 650 Scheduling Your Backups 653 Using the Command Line to Perform a Backup 654 Creating a System Image 655 Creating a System Recovery Disk 657 Review All the Key Topics 658 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 658 Definitions of Key Terms 658 Chapter 18 Configuring System and File Recovery 661 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 661 Restoring Files and Folders 665 Using Windows Backup to Recover Data 665 Restoring User Profiles 669 Using Shadow Copies to Restore Damaged or Deleted Files 669 System Restore 671 Running System Restore 672 Configuring System Restore Properties 674 Device Driver Rollback 675 Recovering Your Operating System from Backup 676 Using a System Repair Disk 679 Advanced System Startup Options 682 Last Known Good Configuration 682 Safe Mode 684 Boot Logging 685 Low Resolution Video (640 480) 685 Debugging Mode 685 Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure 685 Disable Driver Signature Enforcement 685 Review All the Key Topics 686 Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 686 Definitions of Key Terms 686 Practice Exam 689 Answers to Practice Exam 747 Appendix A Answers to the "Do I Know This Already?" Quizzes 785 Appendix B Glossary 817 Index 836 Elements Available on CD Appendix C Memory Tables Appendix D Memory Tables Answer Key TOC, 9780789747075, 10/6/2010

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