9781418837266

70-620 MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Vista

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    9781418837266

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 5/16/2007
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning Ptr
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Here's a complete guide to deploying and managing Windows Vista that is suitable for IT professionals and students alike! By 2007, Windows Vista, the newest desktop operating system from Microsoft, will be installed on millions of computers. It is anticipated that the numbers will only grow from there. This instructional text provides information users need to successfully migrate to Windows Vista and immediately begin deriving benefits from it. Readers will learn the differences between the new system and the old, including Vista's additional functionalities, and its advanced security features. Written with the novice networking student in mind, this informative guide examines Windows Vista in a thorough, logical, organized manner to ensure that all information is easily understood. The Hands-on Activities and Case Projects help students practice new skills, and review questions and key terms reinforce important information. The accompanying CD provides valuable certification preparation material, including test preparation software. With the new section devoted to troubleshooting, this text also doubles as a manual that professionals can take on the job with them.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Windows Vistap. 1
Windows Vista Versionsp. 2
Windows Vista Home Basicp. 2
Windows Vista Home Premiump. 2
Windows Vista Businessp. 3
Windows Vista Enterprisep. 3
Windows Vista Ultimatep. 3
Windows Starter 2007p. 3
Windows Vista N Editionsp. 3
New Features in Windows Vistap. 3
Aerop. 5
.NET Framework 3.0p. 6
Speech Recognitionp. 7
Internet Explorer 7p. 8
User Account Controlp. 8
Fast User Switching Enhancementsp. 9
Windows Driver Foundationp. 11
Repair and Restart Improvementsp. 11
Rapid Deploymentp. 12
Windows BitLocker Drive Encryptionp. 12
Trusted Platform Module Servicesp. 12
32- and 64-Bit Computing Supportp. 13
Network Connectivityp. 13
User Interfacep. 14
Start Buttonp. 14
Windows Help and Supportp. 14
Search Interfacep. 15
Sidebars and Gadgetsp. 15
Hardware Requirements and System Hardware Supportp. 15
Processor Supportp. 18
Plug and Playp. 22
Power Managementp. 22
Tablet Hardwarep. 22
Media Hardwarep. 23
Networking Technologiesp. 23
File Systemsp. 23
Application Supportp. 25
Compatibility Settingsp. 25
Program Compatibility Wizardp. 26
Application Compatibility Toolkitp. 26
Virtual PCp. 26
Kernel and User Mode Enhancementsp. 26
Virtual PC Hypervisorp. 27
Connectivity Applicationsp. 27
Remote Desktopp. 27
Remote Assistancep. 28
Network Projectionp. 28
Windows Meeting Spacep. 28
Networking Modelsp. 28
Workgroup Modelp. 28
Domain Modelp. 29
Windows Peer-to-Peer Networkingp. 31
Chapter Summaryp. 32
Key Termsp. 33
Review Questionsp. 36
Case Projectsp. 40
Installing Windows Vistap. 41
Deployment Enhancements in Windows Vistap. 42
Design Improvementsp. 42
Tools and Technology Improvementsp. 43
Windows Vista Installation Methodsp. 45
CD Boot Installationp. 46
Distribution Share Installationp. 46
Image-Based Installationp. 47
Windows Vista Installation Typesp. 47
Clean Installationsp. 47
Upgrade Installationsp. 47
Migrating User Settings and Filesp. 49
Dual Boot Installationsp. 49
Windows Easy Transferp. 51
Copy Windows Easy Transferp. 52
Select a Transfer Methodp. 52
Select What to Transferp. 53
Transfer User Settings and Filesp. 55
Attended Installationp. 57
Product Activationp. 57
Unattended Installationp. 60
Answer File Namesp. 60
Configuration Passes for a Basic Installationp. 61
Windows System Image Managerp. 63
Image-Based Installationp. 69
Sysprepp. 70
ImageXp. 73
Chapter Summaryp. 81
Key Termsp. 81
Review Questionsp. 83
Case Projectsp. 87
Using the System Utilitiesp. 89
Control Panel Overviewp. 90
System and Maintenancep. 92
Securityp. 97
Network and Internetp. 98
Hardware and Soundp. 100
Programsp. 105
User Accounts and Family Safetyp. 108
Appearance and Personalizationp. 110
Clock, Language, and Regionp. 112
Ease of Accessp. 113
Additional Optionsp. 115
Administrative Toolsp. 115
Microsoft Management Consolep. 118
Computer Managementp. 119
Servicesp. 121
Hardware Managementp. 124
Device Driversp. 125
Device Driver Compatibilityp. 126
Device Managerp. 127
Device Driver Signingp. 129
Hardware Component Installationp. 129
Power Managementp. 130
ACPI Statesp. 130
Sleep Mode in Windows Vistap. 130
Power Plansp. 132
Away Modep. 133
Displayp. 134
Display Settingsp. 135
Color Schemesp. 136
Desktop Backgroundsp. 137
Screen Saversp. 138
Multiple Monitorsp. 138
Task Schedulerp. 138
Chapter Summaryp. 141
Key Termsp. 141
Review Questionsp. 144
Case Projectsp. 147
Managing Disksp. 149
Disk Storage Technologyp. 150
Basic Disk Storagep. 150
Dynamic Disk Storagep. 151
Disk Management Toolsp. 154
Disk Managementp. 154
DiskPartp. 156
Disk Management Tasksp. 157
Preparing Hard Disksp. 157
Disk Cleanupp. 159
Checking Disk Healthp. 159
Defragmenting Disksp. 162
Moving Disksp. 163
Converting Disk Typesp. 164
Managing Fault Tolerancep. 164
Partition and Volume Managementp. 165
Creating Partitions and Volumesp. 166
Deleting Partitions and Volumesp. 168
Extending Partitions and Volumesp. 169
Shrinking Partitions and Volumesp. 170
Chapter Summaryp. 171
Key Termsp. 171
Review Questionsp. 174
Case Projectsp. 178
Managing File Systemsp. 179
Supported File Systemsp. 180
File Allocation Tablep. 180
NT File Systemp. 181
Universal Disk Formatp. 189
CDFS File Systemp. 190
File System Tasksp. 190
Changing Drive Lettersp. 190
Converting File Systemsp. 192
File and Folder Attributesp. 192
Attribute Flagsp. 196
File and Folder Permissionsp. 202
Default Folder Permissionsp. 202
NTFS Standard Permissionsp. 203
Individual NTFS Permissionsp. 204
Permission Scopep. 205
Permission Inheritancep. 205
Effective Permissionsp. 206
Ownershipp. 207
Previous Versionsp. 208
Chapter Summaryp. 210
Key Termsp. 211
Review Questionsp. 212
Case Projectsp. 215
User Managementp. 217
User Accountsp. 218
Logon Methodsp. 218
Naming Conventionsp. 221
Default User Accountsp. 223
Default Groupsp. 224
Creating Usersp. 226
User Accounts Appletp. 227
Local Users and Groups MMC Snap-Inp. 229
Advanced User Accounts Appletp. 233
Managing Profilesp. 234
The Default Profilep. 236
Copying a Profilep. 236
Mandatory Profilesp. 238
Roaming Profilesp. 238
The Public Profilep. 238
The Start Menup. 239
Network Integrationp. 239
Peer-to-Peer Networksp. 240
Domain-Based Networksp. 241
Cached Credentialsp. 241
Parental Controlsp. 242
Web Filtersp. 242
Time Limitsp. 244
Game Controlsp. 246
Block Programsp. 247
Activity Reportsp. 247
Notificationsp. 248
Chapter Summaryp. 250
Key Termsp. 250
Review Questionsp. 252
Case Projectsp. 254
Windows Vista Security Featuresp. 255
Windows Vista Security Improvementsp. 256
Malware Protectionp. 256
Alternative Authentication Methodsp. 257
Network Protectionp. 257
Data Protectionp. 257
Security Policiesp. 257
Account Policiesp. 258
Local Policiesp. 260
Software Restriction Policiesp. 262
Other Security Policiesp. 266
Security Templatesp. 266
Auditingp. 269
User Account Controlp. 272
Application Manifestp. 273
UAC Promptsp. 273
UAC Configuration Optionsp. 273
Internet Securityp. 275
Internet Explorer Security Optionsp. 275
Phishing Filterp. 278
Windows Defenderp. 279
Data Securityp. 281
Encryption Algorithmsp. 282
Encrypting File Systemp. 283
BitLocker Drive Encryptionp. 289
Windows Updatep. 292
Windows Security Centerp. 294
Chapter Summaryp. 295
Key Termsp. 296
Review Questionsp. 297
Case Projectsp. 300
Networkingp. 301
Networking Overviewp. 302
Network and Sharing Centerp. 302
Networksp. 302
Connectionsp. 305
Network Architecturep. 308
IP Version 4p. 309
IP Addressesp. 309
Subnet Masksp. 310
Default Gatewaysp. 310
DNSp. 310
WINSp. 310
Methods for Configuring IPp. 310
IP version 6p. 315
IPv6 Addressingp. 315
How Windows Vista Uses IPv6p. 315
Teredop. 316
File Sharingp. 316
Sharing the Public Folderp. 316
Sharing Any Folderp. 318
Creating and Managing Shared Foldersp. 319
Monitoring Shared Foldersp. 324
Internet Connectivityp. 326
Single-Computer Internet Connectivityp. 326
Shared Internet Connectivityp. 328
Internet Connection Sharingp. 328
Windows Firewallp. 329
Basic Firewall Configurationp. 330
Advanced Firewall Configurationp. 332
Network Bridgingp. 341
Chapter Summaryp. 342
Key Termsp. 343
Review Questionsp. 344
Case Projectsp. 347
Remote Accessp. 349
Remote Access and Remote Control Overviewp. 350
Remote Access Dial-Up Connectivityp. 352
Dial-Up Protocolsp. 352
Analog Dial-Up Connectionsp. 352
Remote Access VPN Connectivityp. 368
VPN Protocolsp. 368
Creating a VPN Connectionp. 369
Configuring a VPN Connectionp. 372
Remote Desktopp. 375
Stand-Alone Remote Desktop Clientp. 375
Remote Desktop Web Clientp. 381
Remote Assistancep. 382
Wireless Networkingp. 385
Sync Centerp. 386
Mobility Centerp. 387
Chapter Summaryp. 387
Key Termsp. 388
Review Questionsp. 389
Case Projectsp. 392
User Productivity and Media Toolsp. 395
Printingp. 396
Printing Scenariosp. 396
XPSp. 397
The Printing Processp. 398
Printer Driversp. 401
Printer Managementp. 403
Windows Fax and Scanp. 411
Windows Explorerp. 413
Viewsp. 413
AERO Specific Enhancementsp. 417
Searchp. 417
Search Methodsp. 417
The Search Indexp. 419
File Metadatap. 422
Saved Searchesp. 422
People Near Mep. 423
Windows Meeting Spacep. 425
Windows Sidebarp. 427
Internet Explorer 7p. 428
Chapter Summaryp. 431
Key Termsp. 431
Review Questionsp. 432
Case Projectsp. 434
Performance Tuningp. 437
Performance Enhancementsp. 438
Performance Tuning Overviewp. 438
Establishing a Baselinep. 439
Recognizing Bottlenecksp. 439
Tuning Performancep. 441
Reliability and Performance Monitorp. 441
Resource Overviewp. 442
Performance Monitorp. 447
Reliability Monitorp. 450
Data Collector Setsp. 452
Reportsp. 458
Task Managerp. 459
Applicationsp. 459
Processesp. 460
Servicesp. 461
Performancep. 462
Other Tabsp. 463
Performance Rankingp. 464
Base Scorep. 464
Logo Programsp. 465
Performance Optionsp. 466
Virtual Memoryp. 466
Data Execution Preventionp. 467
Summaryp. 468
Key Termsp. 468
Review Questionsp. 469
Case Projectsp. 471
Application Supportp. 473
Application Architecturep. 474
Supported Application Environmentsp. 475
Win32 Applicationsp. 475
.NET Applicationsp. 476
DOS Applicationsp. 476
Win16 Applicationsp. 477
x64 Application Considerationsp. 478
Windows Vista Registryp. 478
Registry Structurep. 479
Registry Editing Toolsp. 484
Registry Backup and Restore Methodsp. 487
Registry Securityp. 488
File and Registry Virtualizationp. 490
Run As Administratorp. 490
Application Compatibilityp. 492
Program Compatibility Assistantp. 492
Program Compatibility Wizardp. 493
Program Compatibility Settingsp. 495
Kernel Patchingp. 495
Application Compatibility Research Toolsp. 496
Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit V5.0p. 497
The Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit 4.1p. 497
Microsoft Standard User Analyzer and Microsoft Application Verifierp. 497
Chapter Summaryp. 497
Key Termsp. 498
Review Questionsp. 499
Case Projectsp. 502
Disaster Recovery and Troubleshootingp. 505
General Principles of Troubleshootingp. 506
Information Collectionp. 506
Solution Guidelinesp. 520
Windows Backup Utilityp. 521
Backup Filesp. 522
Restore Filesp. 525
CompletePC Backupp. 527
Repairing Windows Vistap. 529
Advanced Boot Options Menup. 529
System Restore Protectionp. 532
Device Driver Rollbackp. 535
Windows Recovery Environmentp. 535
Automatic Repairsp. 540
Network Diagnostics Wizardp. 541
Hard Disk Diagnosticsp. 543
Preventative Maintenancep. 543
Windows File and Resource Protectionp. 543
Windows Updatep. 544
Advanced Troubleshootingp. 546
DirectX Diagnostic Testingp. 546
Windows Vista Boot Processp. 546
Chapter Summaryp. 549
Key Termsp. 550
Review Questionsp. 550
Case Projectsp. 554
Enterprise Computingp. 555
Active Directoryp. 556
Active Directory Structurep. 556
Server Rolesp. 558
Active Directory Partitionsp. 561
Active Directory Sites and Replicationp. 561
Active Directory and DNSp. 561
Joining a Domainp. 563
Group Policyp. 564
Group Policy Inheritancep. 566
Group Policy Enhancements in Windows Vistap. 566
Controlling Device Installationp. 568
Device Identificationp. 568
Device Setup Classesp. 569
Device Installation Group Policy Settingsp. 569
Removable Storage Group Policy Settingsp. 571
Deployment Planningp. 573
Scope and Goalsp. 573
Existing Computer Systemsp. 573
New Configurationp. 573
Deployment Process Selectionp. 574
Test Deploymentp. 574
Deploymentp. 574
Enterprise Deployment Toolsp. 575
User State Migration Toolp. 575
Windows Deployment Servicesp. 577
Windows Server Update Servicesp. 579
WSUS Update Processp. 580
WSUS Updatesp. 581
Network Access Protectionp. 581
Enforcement Mechanismsp. 581
Chapter Summaryp. 582
Key Termsp. 583
Review Questionsp. 584
Case Projectsp. 586
Exam Objectives Tracking for Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Exam #70-620p. 587
Glossaryp. 591
Indexp. 603
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