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Windows 7 Desktop Support and Administration By Darril Gibson

Windows 7 Desktop Support and Administration

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A manual for Windows 7 desktop technicians and administrators It is estimated that 90 percent of the world s computers run Windows. Desktop technicians and administrators need this comprehensive manual to guide them through their daily work with Windows 7.

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Windows 7 Desktop Support and Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-685 and 70-686) by Darril Gibson

A manual for Windows 7 desktop technicians and administrators It is estimated that 90 percent of the world s computers run Windows. Desktop technicians and administrators need this comprehensive manual to guide them through their daily work with Windows 7. While this Sybex guide is packed with information you ll need to know for the MCITP certification exam, it is equally valuable in real-world situations you will encounter on the job. * Covers troubleshooting, hardware and software applications, large-scale desktop environment management, and planning and configuring the desktop infrastructure using Windows 7 * Provides plenty of relevant information for those seeking MCITP certification, including full coverage of the exam objectives for both Desktop Support Technician and Desktop Administrator exams * Includes a CD with valuable study tools for the MCITP exams including video walkthroughs, flashcards, and two practice exams. Windows 7 Desktop Support and Administration provides knowledge that will be needed on certification exams and remains a valuable reference for support and administrative personnel on the job. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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About Darril Gibson


Darril Gibson, MCT, MCITP: Vista, MCITP: Server 2008, MCITP: Windows 7, is the CEO of Security Consulting and Training, LLC, and an adjunct professor at EPCI College of Technology. He teaches, writes, and consults on a wide variety of security and IT topics to private and government clients. Darril has authored or coauthored numerous books on a number of technologies, including Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and SQL Server 2005 and 2008. He holds many IT certifications in addition to those listed above.

Table of Contents


Introduction xxiii Chapter 1 Planning for the Installation of Windows 7 1 Choosing a Windows 7 Edition 2 x86 vs. x64 4 AppLocker 5 BitLocker 5 BranchCache 5 Windows XP Mode 6 Software Assurance 6 Local Installation 7 Designing User State Migration 10 User State Migration Toolkit 11 Performing In-Place Migration 13 Wipe-and-Load Migration vs. Side-by-Side Migration 20 Determining Which User Data and Settings to Preserve 21 Local vs. Remote Storage Considerations 22 Securing Migrated Data 23 Testing Designed Strategy 23 Virtualization Considerations 24 Considering a VDI Environment 24 Windows XP Mode 29 Installing Integration Components 38 Planning and Managing Client Licensing and Activation 42 Licensing Strategy and Compliance 42 Software Manager Licensing Manager Tool 45 Volume Activation Methods 47 Multiple Activation Key 48 Key Management Service and Licensing Infrastructure 50 Virtualization Licensing 54 Summary 54 Chapter Essentials 55 Chapter 2 Automating the Deployment of Windows 7 57 Understanding and Designing Images 58 Understanding Imaging 59 Designing Images 60 Creating Images on Reference Computers 62 Running Sysprep 63 Choosing a Deployment Strategy 65 A Comparison of Installations 66 Deployment Tools Overview 67 Imaging with the Windows Automated Installation Kit 68 ImageX 69 Understanding the Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool 75 Preinstallation Environment 80 System Image Manager 84 Deploying Images with Windows Deployment Services 88 WDS Requirements 88 Deploying Images with WDS 89 Adding and Configuring WDS 91 Capturing Images with WDS 104 Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 107 Installing MDT 2010 109 Creating a MDT 2010 Deployment Share 110 Creating a Task Sequence 113 Summary 119 Chapter Essentials 120 Chapter 3 Using the Command Prompt and PowerShell 121 Using the Windows Command Prompt 122 Launching the Command Prompt 123 Command Prompt Basics 124 System Variables Identify the Environment 127 Commands Use Paths 128 Copy and Paste with the Command Prompt 134 Capturing the Output 135 A Sampling of Commands 136 Advanced Shell Commands 143 Creating a Batch File 145 Scheduling a Batch File 147 Just a Glimpse 150 Using Windows PowerShell and the PowerShell ISE 150 Windows PowerShell ISE 151 PowerShell Commands 152 Verbs and Nouns 153 Sending Output to a Text File 154 PowerShell Syntax 154 Running PowerShell Scripts 157 Using PowerShell Commands 164 Summary 176 Chapter Essentials 176 Chapter 4 Managing the Life Cycle Keeping Windows 7 Up to Date 179 Keeping Windows Up to Date 180 Deploying Updates 182 Auditing Updates 182 Deploying Service Packs and Rollups 183 Windows Update Client 184 Viewing Windows Update Settings 185 Installing, Hiding, and Restoring Updates 187 Viewing Update History 189 Choosing an Update Tool 190 Using MBSA for Security Audits 192 Picking Computers to Scan 193 Vulnerability Checks 195 Installing MBSA 198 Running the MBSA 198 Running the MBSACLI 199 Using Windows Server Update Services 202 WSUS Updates 204 WSUS Requirements 205 Installing, Configuring, and Using WSUS 205 Summary 221 Chapter Essentials 222 Chapter 5 Maintaining and Troubleshooting Windows 7 223 Identifying and Resolving Performance Issues 224 Analyzing Logs with Event Viewer 225 Using the Action Center 228 Configuring Services 234 Managing Power Settings 242 Using Windows RE 248 Accessing the WinRE 249 Using the WinRE 254 Managing Hardware in Windows 7 263 Managing Memory 263 Managing Disks 267 Managing BIOS 271 Managing Devices 271 Troubleshooting Boot Issues 276 Understanding the Boot Phases 276 Using Advanced Boot Options 280 Using MSConfig 282 Startup and Recovery Options 285 Summary 286 Chapter Essentials 287 Chapter 6 Configuring and Troubleshooting Application Issues 289 Installing and Configuring Software 290 Installation Permissions 291 Licensing Restrictions 292 Digital Signing 292 Enabling and Disabling Features 296 Designing a Delivery Strategy 299 Windows XP Mode 299 Virtual PC 299 Remote Desktop Services 300 Application Virtualization 301 Designing a Deployment Strategy 301 Identifying Deployment Concerns 301 Choosing a Deployment Method 303 Identifying and Resolving Software Failure Issues 305 Checking and Repairing Installations 305 Checking the Logs 307 Problem Steps Recorder 309 Checking Whether an Application Runs in Safe Mode 310 Managing Application Compatibility 310 Summary 314 Chapter Essentials 314 Chapter 7 Networking with Windows 7 317 Understanding Network Connectivity in an Enterprise 318 Unicast, Multicast, and Broadcast 320 Using IPConfig 320 Understanding the DHCP Lease 322 Understanding the IP Addresses 327 Configuring a Network Interface Card 332 Using Proxy Servers 334 Resolving Names to IP Addresses 337 Hostname Resolution Methods 337 NetBIOS Name Resolution Methods 340 Using NSLookup 340 Using the Network and Sharing Center 342 Public vs. Private Networks 344 Changing Advanced Sharing Settings 348 Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Problems 349 Verifying Hardware and Cabling 350 Using Ping 352 Using Ping to Determine Scope of the Problem 353 Troubleshooting and Resolving Name Resolution Issues 354 Summary 355 Chapter Essentials 355 Chapter 8 Accessing Resources on a Network 357 Accessing Network Resources 358 Pointing to Network Resources 359 Creating Shares on Windows 7 360 Working with Printers on Windows 7 364 Installing and Sharing Printers on Windows 7 368 Connecting to a Shared Printer 370 Understanding Permissions 371 SIDs and DACLs 372 NTFS 374 Share Permissions 382 Combining NTFS and Share Permissions 384 Printer Permissions 386 Identifying and Resolving Network Printer Issues 388 Printer Issues 389 Network Issues 391 Server Issues 391 Summary 391 Chapter Essentials 392 Chapter 9 Managing Windows 7 in a Domain 393 Joining a Domain 394 Creating a Test Bed 394 Authentication vs. Authorization 402 Authentication 402 Authorization 402 Built-in Groups 403 Organizing Users with Groups 405 Group Scope and Group Type 406 Identifying and Resolving Logon Issues 410 Hardware vs. Network 410 Using Cached Credentials 411 Password Expiration 412 Determining Logon Context 412 Logon Hours Compliance 414 Time Synchronization 415 Understanding User Profiles 416 Standard Profiles 417 Roaming Profiles 418 Mandatory Profiles 421 Super-Mandatory User Profiles 422 Modifying the Default User Profile 423 Configuring Settings with Scripts 425 Anti-Malware Software 426 Windows Defender 426 Third-Party Anti-malware Software 428 Summary 428 Chapter Essentials 429 Chapter 10 Managing Windows 7 with Group Policy 431 Group Policy and the GPMC 432 Enabling a GPO Setting 434 Applying Multiple GPOs 436 RSAT and the Group Policy Management Console 444 User vs. Computer Settings 447 Forcing Group Policy Updates 449 Advanced Group Policy Settings 450 WMI Filtering 458 Using Group Policy Results 458 Using Group Policy Modeling 460 Group Policy Settings 460 Managing User Profiles with Group Policy 461 Logon and Startup Scripts 462 Deploying an Application via Group Policy 466 AppLocker 467 Searching Group Policy 469 Summary 472 Chapter Essentials 473 Chapter 11 Managing Security in Windows 7 475 User Account Control 476 UAC Settings 479 Configuring UAC via Group Policy 480 Security Policies 482 Local Security Policy vs. Group Policy 483 Account Policies 484 Local Policies 489 System Services 497 Removable Storage Access Policy 498 Designing BitLocker Support 499 BitLocker with a TPM 500 BitLocker without TPM 501 BitLocker and Data Drives 501 BitLocker Recovery Keys 501 Storing BitLocker Recovery Data in AD DS 503 BitLocker Active Directory Recovery Password Viewer Tool 503 Windows Firewall 505 Checking the Firewall Status 506 Designing Firewall Rules 508 Summary 509 Chapter Essentials 510 Chapter 12 Supporting Mobile Windows 7 Users 511 Configuring and Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity 512 Using Wireless Security 513 Configuring Wireless on Windows 7 515 Connecting to a Wireless Network 519 Setting Up Connections 522 Troubleshooting Wireless Connections 523 Troubleshooting Remote Access Issues 527 Remote Access Overview 527 Creating a Dial-up Connection 529 Creating a VPN Connection 532 Add a Certificate 534 Troubleshooting a VPN Client 535 A Few Words about Teredo 543 Understanding DirectAccess 544 Using BranchCache 545 BranchCache Modes 546 BranchCache Requirements 546 Summary 547 Chapter Essentials 547 Chapter 13 Administering Internet Explorer 549 Managing Windows Internet Explorer Settings 550 Managing Cache 551 InPrivate Browsing 556 InPrivate Filtering 558 SmartScreen Filter 559 Security Zones 561 Protected Mode 562 Understanding Advanced Settings 563 Certificate Settings 565 Active Content 568 Branding Internet Explorer 568 Group Policy Settings 569 Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Issues 571 Check Network and Proxy Settings 572 Troubleshoot Plug-ins and Add-ons 572 Restore IE Original Settings 574 Disable Add-on Crash Detection 575 Enable Compatibility View 576 Summary 576 Chapter Essentials 577 Appendix A Objective Mapping to Chapter Titles 579 Appendix B About the Companion CD 589 Glossary 593 Index 615

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Windows 7 Desktop Support and Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-685 and 70-686) by Darril Gibson
Darril Gibson
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2010-07-02
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0470597097
9780470597095
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