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Exam Ref 70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10

Book Description

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-698–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows 10 installation and configuration. Designed for experienced IT pros ready to advance their status, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level.

Focus on the skills measured on the exam:

• Prepare for and perform Windows 10 installation

• Configure devices and device drivers

• Perform post-installation configuration

• Implement Windows in the enterprise

• Configure and support networking, storage, data access, and usage

• Implement apps

• Configure remote management

• Configure updates, recovery, authorization, authentication, and management tools

• Monitor Windows

This Microsoft Exam Ref:

• Organizes its coverage by the “Skills measured” posted on the exam webpage

• Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you

• Provides exam preparation tips written by top trainers

• Points to in-depth material by topic for exam candidates needing additional review

• Assumes you are an IT pro looking to validate your skills in and knowledge of installing and configuring Windows 10

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a glance
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
    1. Organization of this book
    2. Microsoft certifications
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Free ebooks from Microsoft Press
    5. Microsoft Virtual Academy
    6. Quick access to online references
    7. Errata, updates, & book support
    8. We want to hear from you
    9. Stay in touch
  7. Chapter 1. Prepare for installation requirements
    1. Skill: Determine hardware requirements and compatibility
      1. Identify hardware requirements for Windows 10
      2. Determine hardware compatibility for Windows 10
      3. Verify application compatibility for Windows 10
    2. Skill: Choose an upgrade or a clean installation
      1. Prepare an upgrade or migration strategy
      2. Perform an in-place upgrade to Windows 10
      3. Perform a migration to Windows 10
    3. Skill: Determine editions by device type
      1. Select a Windows 10 edition
      2. Choose the 32-bit or 64-bit versions
    4. Skill: Determine requirements for particular features
      1. General features
      2. Security features
    5. Skill: Identify a strategy and prepare the installation media
      1. Select an installation strategy
      2. Determine the appropriate installation media
    6. Summary
    7. Thought experiment
    8. Thought experiment answer
  8. Chapter 2. Install Windows 10
    1. Skill: Perform clean installations
    2. Skill: Upgrade by using Windows Update
      1. Identify editions that can be upgraded by using Windows Update
      2. Perform the upgrade
      3. Go back to previous version of Windows
      4. Block upgrading to Windows 10
    3. Skill: Upgrade using installation media
    4. Skill: Configure native boot scenarios
      1. View configuration information
      2. Multiboot Windows
    5. Skill: Migrate from previous versions of Windows
      1. Migrate applications by using User Experience Virtualization
      2. Perform a user state migration
    6. Skill: Install Windows 10 to a VHD
      1. Create and configure a native boot VHD
      2. Use Disk Management to attach a VHD
      3. Install Windows inside a VHD
    7. Skill: Boot Windows 10 from VHD
      1. Create an MBR-partitioned VHD
      2. Apply the Windows Image to the VHD
      3. Configure boot options
    8. Skill: Install on bootable USB
      1. Install on bootable USB, using the Media Creation Tool
      2. Manually create a Windows 10 bootable USB
    9. Skill: Install additional Windows features
      1. Use the Windows Features app
      2. Use DISM to add or remove Windows features
    10. Skill: Configure Windows for additional regional and language support
    11. Summary
    12. Thought experiment
    13. Thought experiment answer
  9. Chapter 3. Configure devices and device drivers
    1. Skill: Install devices
      1. Install devices
      2. Manage devices and printers
    2. Skill: Update, disable, and roll back drivers
      1. Update device drivers
      2. Prevent driver updates over metered connections
      3. Disable individual driver updates or Windows Updates
      4. Turn on or off automatic device driver installation in Device Installation Settings
      5. Perform a driver rollback
    3. Skill: Resolve driver issues
      1. Disable updates
      2. Use driver verification tools
    4. Skill: Configure driver settings
      1. View device settings
      2. Support for older hardware
    5. Skill: Driver signing
    6. Skill: Manage driver packages
      1. Use the driver store
      2. Use PnPUtil.exe to manage driver packages
    7. Skill: Download and import driver packages
      1. Download driver packages
      2. Deploy driver packages by using the Windows Imaging And Configuration Designer
      3. Import driver packages
    8. Skill: Use Deployment Image Servicing And Management tool to add packages
      1. Add packages using DISM
      2. Manage driver packages with DISM
    9. Summary
    10. Thought experiment
    11. Thought experiment answers
  10. Chapter 4. Post-installation configuration
    1. Skill: Configure and customize the user interface per device type
      1. Customize the user interface
      2. Configure Action Center and taskbar
    2. Skill: Configure accessibility options
      1. Configure and enable Ease Of Access settings
    3. Skill: Configure Cortana
    4. Skill: Configure Microsoft Edge
    5. Skill: Configure Internet Explorer
    6. Skill: Configure Hyper-V
      1. Verifying Hyper-V prerequisites
      2. Installing the Client Hyper-V role
      3. Creating and managing virtual machines
    7. Skill: Configure power settings
      1. Configuring basic power options
      2. Configuring power plans
    8. Summary
    9. Thought experiment
    10. Thought experiment answer
  11. Chapter 5. Implement Windows in an enterprise environment
    1. Skill: Provision with Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer tool
      1. Prepare installation media with ICD
    2. Skill: Implement activation
      1. Select an activation method
      2. Implement volume activation
      3. Activate Windows 10
    3. Skill: Configure and optimize User Account Control
      1. Configure User Account Control
    4. Skill: Configure Active Directory, including Group Policy
      1. Configure Active Directory
      2. Use the Active Directory Administrative Center
      3. Configure Group Policy
    5. Summary
    6. Thought experiment
    7. Thought experiment answer
  12. Chapter 6. Configure networking
    1. Skill: Configure and support IPv4 and IPv6 network settings
      1. Overview of IPv4
      2. Subnets
      3. Public and private addressing
      4. Configuring an IPv4 connection
      5. Overview of IPv6
      6. IPv6 addressing
      7. Configuring an IPv6 connection
    2. Skill: Configure name resolution
      1. Overview of name resolution
      2. Configure DNS settings
      3. Configure advanced DNS settings
    3. Skill: Connect to a network
      1. Connect to a HomeGroup
      2. Configure VPN connections
      3. Configure DirectAccess connections
    4. Skill: Configure network locations
      1. Overview of network location profiles
      2. Configure network locations
    5. Skill: Configure Windows Firewall, including Advanced Security and network discovery
      1. Configure Windows Firewall
      2. Configure Windows Firewall With Advanced Security
      3. Configure IPsec
      4. Configure network discovery
    6. Skill: Configure Wi-Fi settings and Wi-Fi Direct
      1. Overview of wireless networking standards
      2. Configure wireless settings
    7. Skill: Troubleshoot network issues
      1. Network troubleshooting tools
      2. Troubleshoot name resolution
    8. Summary
    9. Thought experiment
    10. Thought experiment answers
  13. Chapter 7. Configure storage
    1. Skill: Configure disks, volumes, and file systems
      1. Configure disks
      2. Configure volumes
      3. Configure file systems
      4. Using disk management tools
    2. Skill: Create and configure virtual hard disks
      1. Work with VHDs
      2. Create VHDs with Hyper-V Manager
      3. Use Disk Management to create VHDs
      4. Create VHDs by using Windows PowerShell
      5. Link to differencing disks
    3. Skill: Create and configure Storage Spaces
      1. Use Storage Spaces and storage pools
      2. Configure Storage Spaces
      3. Manage Storage Spaces by using Windows PowerShell
    4. Skill: Configure removable devices
      1. Format removable devices
      2. Secure removable devices
      3. Restrict access to removable devices
    5. Skill: Troubleshoot storage issues and removable devices
      1. Initialize a basic disk
      2. Import foreign disks
      3. Hard drive failure
      4. Replacing failed disks
    6. Summary
    7. Thought experiment
    8. Thought experiment answer
  14. Chapter 8. Configure data access and usage
    1. Skill: Configure file and printer sharing
      1. Server Message Block and Network Discovery
      2. Sharing files by using a sharing wizard
      3. Share a printer
    2. Skill: Configure HomeGroup connections
      1. Create a new HomeGroup
      2. Join a HomeGroup
    3. Skill: Configure folder shares
      1. Create a share
      2. Shared folders permissions
    4. Configure public folders
    5. Skill: Configure OneDrive
      1. OneDrive desktop app
      2. OneDrive web portal
      3. Fetch files on your PC
    6. Skill: Configure File System permissions
      1. Use File Explorer to manage files and folders
      2. Set file and folder permissions
      3. Understand NTFS inheritance
    7. Skill: Configure OneDrive usage
      1. Share files with OneDrive
      2. Recover files from OneDrive
      3. Block access to OneDrive
    8. Skill: Troubleshoot data access and usage
      1. Troubleshoot data access
      2. Troubleshoot share and NTFS permissions
      3. Troubleshoot dynamic access control
      4. Troubleshoot data recovery
      5. Recover BitLocker encrypted drives
    9. Summary
    10. Thought experiment
    11. Thought experiment answer
  15. Chapter 9. Implement Apps
    1. Skill: Configure desktop apps
      1. Install desktop apps
      2. Uninstall or change a desktop app
    2. Skill: Configure app startup options
      1. Control Windows 10 Fast Startup
      2. Configure app startup behavior
    3. Skill: Configure Windows features
    4. Skill: Implement Windows Store Apps
      1. Manage Windows Store Apps
      2. Configure Windows Store App settings
      3. Sideload apps
      4. Distribute apps by using Windows Store for Business
    5. Skill: Create and deploy provisioning packages
      1. Create provisioning packages
      2. Apply provisioning packages
      3. Summary
    6. Thought experiment
    7. Thought experiment answer
  16. Chapter 10. Configure remote management
    1. Skill: Choose the appropriate remote management tools
      1. Remote management tools in Windows 10
      2. Selecting the appropriate remote management tool
    2. Skill: Configure remote management settings
      1. Configuring Windows Firewall to enable remote management
      2. Enabling remote management through System Properties
    3. Skill: Configure Remote Assistance
      1. Requesting help using Remote Assistance
      2. Offering help with Remote Assistance
      3. Configuring Remote Assistance with GPOs
      4. Using Remote Assistance to manage a computer remotely
    4. Skill: Configure Remote Desktop
      1. Creating and editing Remote Desktop connections
      2. Configuring Remote Desktop with GPOs
    5. Skill: Configure Windows PowerShell remoting
    6. Skill: Modify settings, using Microsoft Management Console or Windows PowerShell
      1. Using MMC to manage remote computers
      2. Using Windows PowerShell to manage remote computers
      3. Summary
    7. Thought experiment
    8. Thought experiment answer
  17. Chapter 11. Configure updates
    1. Skill: Configure Windows Update options
      1. Configure Windows Update settings
      2. Use Group Policy to configure Windows Update
      3. Troubleshoot Windows Update
    2. Skill: Implement Insider Preview
    3. Skill: Current Branch and Current Branch for Business
      1. Use Current Branch
      2. Use Current Branch for Business
      3. Update mobile devices
      4. Implement continuous servicing
    4. Skill: Long-Term Servicing Branch scenarios
    5. Skill: Manage update history
      1. View update history
      2. Hide or show Windows Updates in Windows 10
    6. Skill: Roll back updates
      1. Uninstall a Windows update by using Control Panel
      2. Uninstall a Windows update in Settings
      3. Uninstall a Windows update by using the command prompt
      4. Revert to a previous build of Windows 10
    7. Skill: Update Windows Store apps
    8. Summary
    9. Thought experiment
    10. Thought experiment answer
  18. Chapter 12. Monitor Windows
    1. Skill: Configure and analyze Event Viewer logs
      1. Understand event logs
      2. Create a custom view
    2. Skill: Configure event subscriptions
      1. View subscriptions
      2. Create a subscription
      3. Access event logs remotely
    3. Skill: Monitor performance using Task Manager
      1. Access Task Manager
      2. Processes tab
      3. Performance tab
      4. App History tab
      5. Startup tab
      6. Users tab
      7. Details tab
      8. Services tab
    4. Skill: Monitor performance using Resource Monitor
    5. Skill: Monitor performance using Performance Monitor and Data Collector Sets
      1. Run the Performance Monitor data collector
      2. Use Performance Monitor
    6. Skill: Monitor system resources
      1. Understand baseline performance vs. real-time monitoring
      2. Create a performance baseline
    7. Skill: Monitor and manage printers
      1. Manage printers by using Print Management
      2. Manage printers by using Windows PowerShell
      3. Default printer behavior
    8. Skill: Configure indexing options
    9. Skill: Manage client security by using Windows Defender
      1. Understand malware
      2. Monitor for malware
    10. Skill: Evaluate system stability by using Reliability Monitor
    11. Skill: Troubleshoot performance issues
    12. Summary
    13. Thought experiment
    14. Thought experiment answer
  19. Chapter 13. Configure system and data recovery
    1. Skill: Configure a recovery drive
    2. Skill: Configure system restore
    3. Skill: Perform a refresh or recycle
    4. Skill: Perform recovery operations using Windows Recovery
    5. Skill: Configure restore points
      1. Change restore settings
      2. Manage disk space
      3. Create or delete restore points
    6. Skill: Use Windows Backup And Restore
    7. Skill: Perform a backup and restore with WBAdmin
      1. Backing up using WBAdmin
      2. Restoring data using WBAdmin
    8. Skill: Configure File History
      1. Configuring File History
      2. Recovering Files by using File History
      3. Enterprise considerations for using File History
    9. Skill: Restore previous versions of files and folders
    10. Skill: Recover files from OneDrive
      1. Recovering files from OneDrive
      2. Using Previous Versions in OneDrive
    11. Summary
    12. Thought experiment
    13. Thought experiment answer
  20. Chapter 14. Configure authorization and authentication
    1. Skill: Configure user accounts
      1. Configure local accounts
      2. Configure Microsoft accounts
      3. Configure User Account Control
    2. Skill: Configure Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello
      1. Configure Windows Hello
      2. Configure Microsoft Passport and biometrics
      3. Configure picture passwords
    3. Skill: Manage credential security
      1. Configure Credential Manager
      2. Configure Credential Guard
    4. Skill: Manage device security
      1. Configure Device Guard
      2. Configure Device Health Attestation
    5. Skill: Configure HomeGroup, workgroup, and domain settings
      1. Configure workgroups
      2. Configure AD DS domain settings
      3. Configure Device Registration
    6. Summary
    7. Thought experiment
    8. Thought experiment answer
  21. Chapter 15. Configure advanced management tools
    1. Skill: Configure services
      1. Manage services
      2. Use the System Configuration tool
    2. Skill: Configure Device Manager
    3. Skill: Configure and use the MMC
      1. Configure the management console
      2. Customize your console by using Taskpad views
    4. Skill: Configure Task Scheduler
    5. Skill: Configure automation of management tasks with Windows PowerShell
      1. Create simple scripts
      2. Enable scripts to run
      3. Use Windows PowerShell ISE
    6. Summary
    7. Thought experiment
    8. Thought experiment answer
  22. Index
  23. About the authors
  24. Survey
  25. Code Snippets