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Mastering Microsoft® Windows® 7 Administration

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A comprehensive guide for IT administrators deploying Windows 7

Using a task-focused approach and clear, no-nonsense instructions, this book delivers all the information you'll need to deploy and manage Windows 7 efficiently and securely. Learn how to install, configure, run, and troubleshoot Windows 7; explore advanced networking, security, and other advanced topics.

  • Delivers the information IT administrators need to deploy and manage Windows 7 successfully

  • Explains topics in the thorough, step-by-step style of all books in the Mastering series, providing you ample instruction, tips, and techniques

  • Covers how to install, configure, run, and troubleshoot Windows 7 and also explores advanced networking, security, and more

  • Uses a task-based approach, so you have plenty of real-world examples and exercises to help you understand concepts

All the books in the Sybex Mastering series feature comprehensive and expert coverage of topics you can put to immediate use.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Dear Reader,
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. About the Authors
  5. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book
    2. What's Inside
    3. The Mastering Series
    4. How to Contact Sybex
  6. 1. Overview of Windows 7
    1. 1.1. Introducing Windows 7
      1. 1.1.1. Overview of Windows XP
      2. 1.1.2. Windows XP Service Pack 3
      3. 1.1.3. Overview of Windows Vista
    2. 1.2. New Features in Windows 7
    3. 1.3. Windows 7 Architecture
    4. 1.4. 32-Bit vs. 64-Bit
    5. 1.5. The Bottom Line
  7. 2. Installing Windows 7
    1. 2.1. Preparing to Install Windows 7
      1. 2.1.1. Windows 7 Editions
        1. 2.1.1.1. Windows 7 Starter
        2. 2.1.1.2. Windows 7 Home Basic
        3. 2.1.1.3. Windows 7 Home Premium
        4. 2.1.1.4. Windows 7 Professional
        5. 2.1.1.5. Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate
      2. 2.1.2. Hardware Requirements
      3. 2.1.3. The Hardware Compatibility List
        1. 2.1.3.1. BIOS Compatibility
        2. 2.1.3.2. Driver Requirements
      4. 2.1.4. New Install or Upgrade?
        1. 2.1.4.1. Upgrade Considerations
        2. 2.1.4.2. Hardware Compatibility Issues
        3. 2.1.4.3. Application Compatibility Issues
        4. 2.1.4.4. Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
        5. 2.1.4.5. An Upgrade Checklist
      5. 2.1.5. Disk Space Partitioning
      6. 2.1.6. Language and Locale
    2. 2.2. Installing Windows 7
      1. 2.2.1. Performing a Clean Install of Windows 7
      2. 2.2.2. Performing an Upgrade to Windows 7
      3. 2.2.3. Troubleshooting Installation Problems
        1. 2.2.3.1. Identifying Common Installation Problems
        2. 2.2.3.2. Troubleshooting with Installation Log Files
      4. 2.2.4. Migrating Files and Settings
        1. 2.2.4.1. User State Migration Tool
        2. 2.2.4.2. Using the USMT
        3. 2.2.4.3. Windows Easy Transfer
      5. 2.2.5. Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
      6. 2.2.6. Supporting Multiboot Options
      7. 2.2.7. Using Windows Activation
      8. 2.2.8. Using Windows Update
        1. 2.2.8.1. Check for Updates
        2. 2.2.8.2. Change Settings
        3. 2.2.8.3. View Update History
        4. 2.2.8.4. Restore Hidden Updates
        5. 2.2.8.5. Installed Updates
      9. 2.2.9. Installing Windows Service Packs
    3. 2.3. The Bottom Line
  8. 3. Automating the Windows 7 Installation
    1. 3.1. Choosing Automated Deployment Options
      1. 3.1.1. Introducing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010
      2. 3.1.2. Performing an Unattended Installation
        1. 3.1.2.1. Advantages of Using an Unattended Installation
        2. 3.1.2.2. Disadvantages of Using an Unattended Installation
      3. 3.1.3. Using Windows Deployment Services
        1. 3.1.3.1. Advantages of Using WDS
        2. 3.1.3.2. Disadvantages of Using WDS
      4. 3.1.4. Using the System Preparation Tool and Disk Imaging
        1. 3.1.4.1. Advantages of Using the System Preparation Tool
        2. 3.1.4.2. Disadvantages of Using the System Preparation Tool
      5. 3.1.5. Using the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK)
      6. 3.1.6. Summary of Windows 7 Deployment Tools
    2. 3.2. Deploying Unattended Installations
      1. 3.2.1. Using the System Preparation Tool to Prepare an Installation for Imaging
      2. 3.2.2. Preparing a Windows 7 Installation
      3. 3.2.3. Using ImageX to Create a Disk Image
      4. 3.2.4. Installing from a Disk Image
      5. 3.2.5. Using Windows System Image Manager to Create Answer Files
        1. 3.2.5.1. Configuring Components Through Windows SIM
        2. 3.2.5.2. Creating Answer Files with Windows SIM
      6. 3.2.6. Using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
        1. 3.2.6.1. Preparing the WDS Server
        2. 3.2.6.2. WDS Server Requirements
        3. 3.2.6.3. Network Services Requirements
        4. 3.2.6.4. Installing the WDS Server Components
          1. 3.2.6.4.1. Configuring the WDS Server to Respond to Client Requests
          2. 3.2.6.4.2. Preparing the WDS Client
      7. 3.2.7. Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit
      8. 3.2.8. MAP System Requirements
    3. 3.3. The Bottom Line
  9. 4. Configuring Disks
    1. 4.1. Configuring File Systems
      1. 4.1.1. Selecting a File System
        1. 4.1.1.1. FAT32
        2. 4.1.1.2. NTFS
      2. 4.1.2. Converting a File System
    2. 4.2. Configuring Disk Storage
      1. 4.2.1. Basic Storage
      2. 4.2.2. Dynamic Storage
        1. 4.2.2.1. Simple Volumes
        2. 4.2.2.2. Spanned Volumes
        3. 4.2.2.3. Striped Volumes
      3. 4.2.3. GUID Partition Table
    3. 4.3. Accessing and Managing the Disk Management Utility
      1. 4.3.1. Using the MMC
      2. 4.3.2. Accessing the MMC
        1. 4.3.2.1. Configuring MMC Modes
        2. 4.3.2.2. Adding Snap-Ins
      3. 4.3.3. Accessing the Disk Management Utility
      4. 4.3.4. Managing Administrative Hard Disk Tasks
        1. 4.3.4.1. Viewing Disk Properties
        2. 4.3.4.2. Viewing Volume and Local Disk Properties
        3. 4.3.4.3. Adding a New Disk
        4. 4.3.4.4. Creating a Volume or a Partition
        5. 4.3.4.5. Upgrading a Basic Disk to a Dynamic or GPT Disk
        6. 4.3.4.6. Changing the Drive Letter and Path
        7. 4.3.4.7. Deleting Partitions and Volumes
    4. 4.4. Managing Dynamic Storage
      1. 4.4.1. Creating Simple, Spanned, and Striped Volumes
      2. 4.4.2. Creating Extended Volumes
    5. 4.5. Troubleshooting Disk Management
      1. 4.5.1. Using Disk Management Status Codes
      2. 4.5.2. Troubleshooting Disks That Fail to Initialize
    6. 4.6. Managing Data Compression
      1. 4.6.1. Using the Compact Command-Line Utility
      2. 4.6.2. Using Compressed (Zipped) Folders
    7. 4.7. Managing Data Encryption with EFS
      1. 4.7.1. Encrypting and Decrypting Folders and Files
      2. 4.7.2. Managing EFS File Sharing
      3. 4.7.3. Using the DRA to Recover Encrypted Data
      4. 4.7.4. Creating a DRA on a Stand-Alone Windows 7 Computer
      5. 4.7.5. Recovering Encrypted Files
      6. 4.7.6. Using the Cipher Utility
    8. 4.8. Using Disk Maintenance Tools
      1. 4.8.1. Running the Disk Defragment Utility
      2. 4.8.2. Running the Disk Cleanup Utility
      3. 4.8.3. Running the Check Disk Utility
    9. 4.9. The Bottom Line
  10. 5. Managing the Windows 7 Desktop
    1. 5.1. Configuring Desktop Settings
      1. 5.1.1. Configuring Windows Aero
      2. 5.1.2. Customizing the Taskbar and Start Menu
        1. 5.1.2.1. Configuring Taskbar Properties
        2. 5.1.2.2. Configuring Start Menu Properties
        3. 5.1.2.3. Configuring Toolbar Options
      3. 5.1.3. Configuring Shortcuts
    2. 5.2. Configuring Windows Gadgets
    3. 5.3. Managing Multiple Languages and Regional Settings
      1. 5.3.1. Configuring Multilingual Technology
      2. 5.3.2. Configuring Windows 7 Multilanguage Support
        1. 5.3.2.1. Using Localized Versions of Windows 7
        2. 5.3.2.2. Installing Windows 7 Language Packs
      3. 5.3.3. Enabling and Configuring Multilingual Support
    4. 5.4. Configuring Accessibility Features
      1. 5.4.1. Setting Accessibility Options
      2. 5.4.2. Configuring Accessibility Utilities
    5. 5.5. Configuring the Power Button
    6. 5.6. Managing a Multiple-User Environment
    7. 5.7. Managing User Profiles
    8. 5.8. The Bottom Line
  11. 6. Managing the Interface
    1. 6.1. Configuring Windows 7
      1. 6.1.1. What's in Control Panel?
      2. 6.1.2. Understanding the System Icon
      3. 6.1.3. Using the Registry Editor
    2. 6.2. Managing Display Devices
      1. 6.2.1. Configuring Video Adapters
      2. 6.2.2. Using Multiple-Display Support
        1. 6.2.2.1. Setting Up Multiple-Display Support
        2. 6.2.2.2. Troubleshooting Multiple-Display Support
    3. 6.3. Power Management for Mobile Computer Hardware
      1. 6.3.1. Recognizing the Improvements to Power Management
      2. 6.3.2. Managing Power States
      3. 6.3.3. Managing Power Options
      4. 6.3.4. Configuring Power Plans
    4. 6.4. Configuring Advanced Power Settings
      1. 6.4.1. Configuring Hibernation
      2. 6.4.2. Managing Power Consumption Using the Battery Meter
      3. 6.4.3. Using Windows ReadyBoost and Windows 7
      4. 6.4.4. Configuring Advanced Settings
    5. 6.5. Managing Windows 7 Services
    6. 6.6. The Bottom Line
  12. 7. Using Remote Assistance and Remote Desktop
    1. 7.1. Using Remote Assistance
      1. 7.1.1. New and Updated Features in Remote Assistance
      2. 7.1.2. Using Easy Connect
      3. 7.1.3. Requesting an Invitation as a File
      4. 7.1.4. Requesting an Invitation as Email
      5. 7.1.5. Using Command-Line Remote Assistance
        1. 7.1.5.1. Connecting with the Command Line, First-Time Establishment
        2. 7.1.5.2. Using msra.exe to Reestablish an Easy Connect Session
        3. 7.1.5.3. Creating an Email Invitation with a Password Defined by the Novice User
        4. 7.1.5.4. Creating a Remote Assistance Invitation as a File Using a Random Password
    2. 7.2. Using Remote Desktop
      1. 7.2.1. New and Updated Features in Remote Desktop
      2. 7.2.2. Configuring a Computer for Remote Desktop
        1. 7.2.2.1. Initiating a Remote Desktop Session
        2. 7.2.2.2. Identifying Remote Desktop Connection Options
        3. 7.2.2.3. Using Remote Desktop Connection Options
        4. 7.2.2.4. Saving a Remote Desktop RDP File
        5. 7.2.2.5. Using a Saved RDP Remote Desktop File
        6. 7.2.2.6. Setting the User Experience Option of Remote Desktop
        7. 7.2.2.7. Viewing the Advanced Remote Desktop Gateway Options
      3. 7.2.3. Providing Command-Line Remote Desktop
        1. 7.2.3.1. Using MSTSC to Initiate a Remote Desktop Session
        2. 7.2.3.2. Using MSTSC to Initiate a Remote Desktop Session by IP Address
        3. 7.2.3.3. Using MSTSC to Edit a Previously Save RDP Configuration File
        4. 7.2.3.4. Using MSTSC to Specify an IP Address and Define Width and Height for the Display
    3. 7.3. The Bottom Line
  13. 8. Configuring Users and Groups
    1. 8.1. Understanding Windows 7 User Accounts
      1. 8.1.1. Account Types
      2. 8.1.2. Built-in Accounts
      3. 8.1.3. Local and Domain User Accounts
    2. 8.2. Logging On and Logging Off
      1. 8.2.1. Local User Logon Authentication Process
      2. 8.2.2. Logging Off Windows 7
    3. 8.3. Working with User Accounts
      1. 8.3.1. Utilizing the Local Users and Groups Utility
      2. 8.3.2. Using the User Accounts Utility in Control Panel
      3. 8.3.3. Creating New Users
        1. 8.3.3.1. Username Rules and Conventions
        2. 8.3.3.2. Usernames and Security Identifiers
      4. 8.3.4. Disabling User Accounts
      5. 8.3.5. Deleting User Accounts
      6. 8.3.6. Renaming User Accounts
      7. 8.3.7. Changing a User's Password
    4. 8.4. Managing User Properties
      1. 8.4.1. Managing User Group Membership
      2. 8.4.2. Setting Up User Profiles, Logon Scripts, and Home Folders
        1. 8.4.2.1. Setting a Profile Path
          1. 8.4.2.1.1. Using Roaming Profiles
          2. 8.4.2.1.2. Using Mandatory Profiles
          3. 8.4.2.1.3. Using Super Mandatory Profiles
        2. 8.4.2.2. Configuring Logon Scripts
        3. 8.4.2.3. Setting Up Home Folders
    5. 8.5. Troubleshooting User Accounts Authentication
      1. 8.5.1. Troubleshooting Local User Account Authentication
      2. 8.5.2. Troubleshooting Domain User Accounts Authentication
    6. 8.6. Creating and Managing Groups
      1. 8.6.1. Using Built-in Groups
      2. 8.6.2. Using Special Groups
      3. 8.6.3. Working with Groups
        1. 8.6.3.1. Creating New Groups
        2. 8.6.3.2. Managing Group Membership
        3. 8.6.3.3. Renaming Groups
        4. 8.6.3.4. Deleting Groups
    7. 8.7. The Bottom Line
  14. 9. Managing Security
    1. 9.1. Managing Security Configurations
    2. 9.2. Understanding Group Policy Objects and Active Directory
      1. 9.2.1. Active Directory Overview
      2. 9.2.2. Understanding GPO Inheritance
      3. 9.2.3. Using the Group Policy Result Tool
    3. 9.3. Creating and Applying LGPOs
      1. 9.3.1. Configuring Local Security Policies
      2. 9.3.2. Using Account Policies
        1. 9.3.2.1. Setting Password Policies
        2. 9.3.2.2. Setting Account Lockout Policies
      3. 9.3.3. Using Local Policies
        1. 9.3.3.1. Setting Audit Policies
        2. 9.3.3.2. Assigning User Rights
        3. 9.3.3.3. Defining Security Options
    4. 9.4. Configuring User Account Control
      1. 9.4.1. Managing Privilege Elevation
        1. 9.4.1.1. Elevated Privileges for Users
        2. 9.4.1.2. Elevated Privileges for Executables
      2. 9.4.2. Registry and File Virtualization
    5. 9.5. Using Advanced Security Options
      1. 9.5.1. Configuring Windows Firewall
      2. 9.5.2. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
        1. 9.5.2.1. Inbound and Outbound Rules
        2. 9.5.2.2. Connection Security Rules
        3. 9.5.2.3. Monitoring
    6. 9.6. Configuring the Action Center
      1. 9.6.1. Using Windows Defender
      2. 9.6.2. Performing a Manual Scan
      3. 9.6.3. Configuring Windows Defender
        1. 9.6.3.1. Options
        2. 9.6.3.2. Microsoft SpyNet
        3. 9.6.3.3. Quarantined Items
        4. 9.6.3.4. Allowed Items
        5. 9.6.3.5. Windows Defender Website
        6. 9.6.3.6. Microsoft Malware Protection Center
        7. 9.6.3.7. History Menu Option
    7. 9.7. Using BitLocker Drive Encryption
    8. 9.8. Managing File and Folder Security
      1. 9.8.1. Folder Options
        1. 9.8.1.1. Folder General Options
        2. 9.8.1.2. Folder View Options
        3. 9.8.1.3. Search Options
      2. 9.8.2. Securing Access to Files and Folders
        1. 9.8.2.1. Design Goals for Access Control
        2. 9.8.2.2. Applying NTFS Permissions
        3. 9.8.2.3. Controlling Permission Inheritance
        4. 9.8.2.4. Understanding Ownership and Security Descriptors
      3. 9.8.3. Determining Effective Permissions
      4. 9.8.4. Viewing Effective Permissions
      5. 9.8.5. Determining NTFS Permissions for Copied or Moved Files
    9. 9.9. Managing Network Access
      1. 9.9.1. Creating Shared Folders
      2. 9.9.2. Configuring Share Permissions
      3. 9.9.3. Combining Share and NTFS
    10. 9.10. The Bottom Line
  15. 10. Configuring Hardware and Printers
    1. 10.1. Configuring Hardware
      1. 10.1.1. Introducing Device Stage
      2. 10.1.2. Using Device Manager
      3. 10.1.3. Device Properties Available Within Device Manager
      4. 10.1.4. Configuring Network Adapter Advanced Properties
      5. 10.1.5. Installing and Updating Device Drivers
        1. 10.1.5.1. Viewing Driver Details
        2. 10.1.5.2. Updating Drivers
        3. 10.1.5.3. Rolling Back to a Previous Version of a Device Driver
        4. 10.1.5.4. Disabling a Device
        5. 10.1.5.5. Enabling a Device
        6. 10.1.5.6. Uninstalling a Device Drive
        7. 10.1.5.7. Reinstalling a Device Driver Automatically
    2. 10.2. Managing I/O Devices
      1. 10.2.1. Configuring the Keyboard
      2. 10.2.2. Changing the Repeat Delay for Your Keyboard
      3. 10.2.3. Configuring the Mouse
        1. 10.2.3.1. Reversing the Primary and Secondary Buttons from the Default
        2. 10.2.3.2. Changing the Pointer to the Large-Sized Windows Aero Scheme
        3. 10.2.3.3. Changing the Mouse Wheel Function to Scroll Screens Rather Than Lines
      4. 10.2.4. Configuring Removable Storage Devices
        1. 10.2.4.1. Modifying the Write Cache Policy for a Portable Storage Device
        2. 10.2.4.2. Removing a Portable Hardware Device
    3. 10.3. Managing Printers
    4. 10.4. Installing Printers
      1. 10.4.1. Installing a Printer for a Locally Connected Print Device
      2. 10.4.2. Installing a Printer to Connect to a Shared Network Print Device
      3. 10.4.3. Pausing Printing for the Locally Connected Printer
      4. 10.4.4. Sending a Test Document to the Paused Locally Connected Printer
      5. 10.4.5. Viewing Document Properties from a Job in the Print Queue
      6. 10.4.6. Deleting a Document from the Queue
      7. 10.4.7. Removing a Printer from Windows 7
    5. 10.5. The Bottom Line
  16. 11. Configuring Network Connectivity
    1. 11.1. Connecting Network Devices
      1. 11.1.1. Installing a Network Adapter
      2. 11.1.2. Configuring a Network Adapter
        1. 11.1.2.1. Network Adapter Properties
        2. 11.1.2.2. Navigating to the Advanced Tab and Assigning a Connection Type
      3. 11.1.3. Troubleshooting a Network Adapter
      4. 11.1.4. Connecting to a Network Projector
      5. 11.1.5. Connecting to a Network Printer
    2. 11.2. Connecting Wireless Devices
      1. 11.2.1. Configuring Wireless Network Settings
        1. 11.2.1.1. Viewing the Network And Sharing Center
        2. 11.2.1.2. Viewing the Wireless Network Connection Status
        3. 11.2.1.3. Viewing Wireless Network Connection Details
        4. 11.2.1.4. Accessing the Wireless Network Adapter Properties Page from the Network And Sharing Center
      2. 11.2.2. Configuring Wireless Network Security
        1. 11.2.2.1. Configuring a Network And Sharing Center Wireless Access Device
        2. 11.2.2.2. Configuring the Network And Sharing Center Wireless Network Client
      3. 11.2.3. Joining and Sharing HomeGroups in Windows 7
    3. 11.3. Understanding Network Protocols
      1. 11.3.1. Overview of TCP/IP
        1. 11.3.1.1. Benefits of Using TCP/IP
        2. 11.3.1.2. Features of TCP/IP
        3. 11.3.1.3. Basics of IP Addressing and Configuration
          1. 11.3.1.3.1. IPv4 Address Types
          2. 11.3.1.3.2. IPv4 Address Classes
          3. 11.3.1.3.3. IPv4 Subnet Mask
          4. 11.3.1.3.4. IPv4 Default Gateway
          5. 11.3.1.3.5. DNS Servers
          6. 11.3.1.3.6. WINS Servers
          7. 11.3.1.3.7. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
      2. 11.3.2. Using Deployment Options for TCP/IP Configurations
        1. 11.3.2.1. Configuring Static IP Addressing
          1. 11.3.2.1.1. Statically Configuring a Windows 7 IPv4 address and DNS Server
          2. 11.3.2.1.2. Access Advanced Configuration TCP/IPv4 Properties
        2. 11.3.2.2. Setting Up DHCP
        3. 11.3.2.3. Using APIPA
        4. 11.3.2.4. Using Multiple IP Addresses
        5. 11.3.2.5. Using Alternate Configuration
        6. 11.3.2.6. Using IPv6 Addresses
        7. 11.3.2.7. Testing IP Configuration
          1. 11.3.2.7.1. Using the ipconfig Command
          2. 11.3.2.7.2. Using the ping Command
          3. 11.3.2.7.3. Using the nbtstat Command
      3. 11.3.3. TCP/IP Troubleshooting
    4. 11.4. The Bottom Line
  17. 12. Networking with Windows Server 2008
    1. 12.1. Understanding Networking
      1. 12.1.1. The Windows Peer-to-Peer Network Model
      2. 12.1.2. Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Network
      3. 12.1.3. Microsoft Networking Terms and Roles
    2. 12.2. New Microsoft Windows 2008 Server Features
      1. 12.2.1. Requirements for Windows Server 2008 Installation
      2. 12.2.2. Installing Windows Server 2008
    3. 12.3. Adding Windows 7 to the Domain Environment
    4. 12.4. Understanding Virtualization
      1. 12.4.1. Understanding Microsoft's Hyper-V Technology
        1. 12.4.1.1. Benefits of Hyper-V
        2. 12.4.1.2. Features of Hyper-V
        3. 12.4.1.3. Installing Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008
        4. 12.4.1.4. Creating a Hyper-V Windows 7 Virtual Machine
      2. 12.4.2. Understanding Microsoft Virtual PC
    5. 12.5. The Bottom Line
  18. 13. Configuring Internet Explorer 8
    1. 13.1. Overview of IE8
    2. 13.2. Using New IE8 Features
      1. 13.2.1. Defining IE8 Accelerators
        1. 13.2.1.1. Adding the Define With Bing Accelerator to IE8
        2. 13.2.1.2. Managing IE8 Accelerators
        3. 13.2.1.3. Handling Accelerators in IE8
      2. 13.2.2. Defining IE8 Web Slices
        1. 13.2.2.1. Adding a Stock Quote Web Slice to IE8
        2. 13.2.2.2. Managing IE8 Web Slices
      3. 13.2.3. Browsing with IE8's Compatibility View
    3. 13.3. Using Updated Features of IE8
      1. 13.3.1. Exploring Address Bar and Tab Updates
        1. 13.3.1.1. Browsing with the Smart Address Bar
        2. 13.3.1.2. Opening a New Tab and Launching the Search With Bing Page
      2. 13.3.2. Using Find On Page and Improved Zoom
        1. 13.3.2.1. Searching with the Improved Find On Page
        2. 13.3.2.2. Viewing Web Content with Improved Zoom
    4. 13.4. Using IE8's New Security and Safety Features
      1. 13.4.1. Understanding Domain Highlighting
      2. 13.4.2. Defending Against XSS and Click-Jacking
      3. 13.4.3. Working with SmartScreen Filters
      4. 13.4.4. Browsing with InPrivate Browsing and InPrivate Filtering
    5. 13.5. Using IE8's Enhanced Security and Safety Features
      1. 13.5.1. Protecting the User with Data Execution Prevention
      2. 13.5.2. Dealing with Automatic Crash Recovery
      3. 13.5.3. Controlling Your Browsing with Enhanced Delete Browsing History
    6. 13.6. Using IE8
      1. 13.6.1. Taking Advantage of the Instant Search Box
        1. 13.6.1.1. Adding a New Search Provider to the Instant Search Box
        2. 13.6.1.2. Managing Search Providers
      2. 13.6.2. Configuring RSS
        1. 13.6.2.1. Subscribing to an RSS Feed
        2. 13.6.2.2. Managing an RSS Feed
      3. 13.6.3. Installing Add-ons to IE8
      4. 13.6.4. Controlling Pop-ups with IE8's Pop-up Blocker
        1. 13.6.4.1. Changing the Blocking Level for Pop-up Blocker
        2. 13.6.4.2. Adding a Website to the Allowed Sites for Pop-up Blocker
      5. 13.6.5. Using Protected Mode for IE8
      6. 13.6.6. Configuring IE8 Options
        1. 13.6.6.1. General Parameters in Internet Properties
        2. 13.6.6.2. Security Parameters in Internet Properties
        3. 13.6.6.3. Privacy Configurations in Internet Properties
        4. 13.6.6.4. Content Control in Internet Properties
        5. 13.6.6.5. Connection Settings in Internet Properties
        6. 13.6.6.6. Program Options in Internet Properties
        7. 13.6.6.7. Advanced Settings in Internet Properties
    7. 13.7. The Bottom Line
  19. 14. Installing and Configuring Applications
    1. 14.1. Getting Started in Windows 7
    2. 14.2. Accessing Email in Windows 7
      1. 14.2.1. Installing Live Mail
      2. 14.2.2. Setting Up Email Accounts with Live Mail
      3. 14.2.3. Configuring Options in Live Mail
      4. 14.2.4. Setting Up Safety Parameters in Live Mail
      5. 14.2.5. Using the Live Mail Calendar
      6. 14.2.6. Using Live Mail Contacts
    3. 14.3. Integrating Windows Fax and Scan
      1. 14.3.1. Configuring Fax Support
        1. 14.3.1.1. Adding a Fax Account
        2. 14.3.1.2. Setting Fax Properties
        3. 14.3.1.3. Starting the Fax Service
      2. 14.3.2. Managing Imaging Devices
    4. 14.4. Using Windows Media Player 12
      1. 14.4.1. Understanding the Windows Media Player 12 Interface
      2. 14.4.2. Playing Music CDs in Windows Media Player 12
      3. 14.4.3. Playing DVDs in Windows Media Player 12
    5. 14.5. Controlling Digital Media with Windows Media Center
      1. 14.5.1. Using Windows Media Centers Menus
      2. 14.5.2. Accessing Other Devices on Your Network with Windows Media Center
    6. 14.6. Installing and Uninstalling Applications in Windows 7
      1. 14.6.1. Installing an Application from a Disk
        1. 14.6.1.1. Launching the Installation Program
        2. 14.6.1.2. Dealing with the Standard Installation Prompts
      2. 14.6.2. Repairing or Changing an Application
      3. 14.6.3. Uninstalling an Application
      4. 14.6.4. Modifying Windows 7 Features (Built-in Programs)
    7. 14.7. The Bottom Line
  20. 15. Maintaining and Optimizing Windows 7
    1. 15.1. Understanding Windows 7 Performance Optimization
      1. 15.1.1. Creating Baselines
        1. 15.1.1.1. Identifying System Bottlenecks
        2. 15.1.1.2. Determining Trends
      2. 15.1.2. Testing Configuration Changes or Tuning Efforts
      3. 15.1.3. Using Alerts for Problem Notification
    2. 15.2. Optimizing Windows 7 with Performance Monitor
      1. 15.2.1. Using Resource Monitor
      2. 15.2.2. Utilizing Customized Counters in Performance Monitor
        1. 15.2.2.1. Selecting the Appropriate View
        2. 15.2.2.2. Adding Counters
        3. 15.2.2.3. Managing Performance Monitor Properties
      3. 15.2.3. Managing Performance Monitor Data with Collector Sets
        1. 15.2.3.1. Creating a User-Defined Data Collector Set
        2. 15.2.3.2. Creating an Alert
      4. 15.2.4. Managing System Performance
        1. 15.2.4.1. Monitoring and Optimizing Memory
        2. 15.2.4.2. Key Counters to Track for Memory Management
      5. 15.2.5. Managing Processor Performance
        1. 15.2.5.1. Key Counters to Track for Processor
        2. 15.2.5.2. Tuning and Upgrading the Processor
      6. 15.2.6. Managing the Disk Subsystem
        1. 15.2.6.1. Key Counters to Track for the Disk Subsystem
        2. 15.2.6.2. Tuning and Upgrading the Disk Subsystem
      7. 15.2.7. Optimizing the Network Subsystem
        1. 15.2.7.1. Key Counters to Track for the Network Subsystem
        2. 15.2.7.2. Tuning and Upgrading the Network Subsystem
    3. 15.3. Using Reliability Monitor
    4. 15.4. Using Windows 7 Tools to Discover System Information
      1. 15.4.1. Getting System Information
      2. 15.4.2. Using Task Manager
        1. 15.4.2.1. Managing Application Tasks in Task Manager
        2. 15.4.2.2. Managing Process Tasks in Task Manager
        3. 15.4.2.3. Managing Services in Task Manager
        4. 15.4.2.4. Managing Performance Tasks in Task Manager
        5. 15.4.2.5. Managing Networking Tasks in Task Manager
        6. 15.4.2.6. Managing Users in Task Manager
      3. 15.4.3. Scoring Windows 7 with Performance Information and Tools
    5. 15.5. Using System Configuration
    6. 15.6. Setting Up Task Scheduler
      1. 15.6.1. Creating a Scheduled Task
      2. 15.6.2. Managing Scheduled Task Properties
      3. 15.6.3. Troubleshooting Scheduled Tasks
    7. 15.7. Using Event Viewer
    8. 15.8. Maintaining Windows 7 with Backup and Restore
      1. 15.8.1. Creating a Backup
      2. 15.8.2. Restoring Files from a Backup
      3. 15.8.3. Using Advanced Backup Options
      4. 15.8.4. Using System Protection
    9. 15.9. The Bottom Line
  21. A. The Bottom Line
    1. A.1. Chapter 1: Overview of Windows 7
    2. A.2. Chapter 2: Installing Windows 7
    3. A.3. Chapter 3: Automating the Windows 7 Installation
    4. A.4. Chapter 4: Configuring Disks
    5. A.5. Chapter 5: Managing the Windows 7 Desktop
    6. A.6. Chapter 6: Managing the Interface
    7. A.7. Chapter 7: Using Remote Assistance and Remote Desktop
    8. A.8. Chapter 8: Configuring Users and Groups
    9. A.9. Chapter 9: Managing Security
    10. A.10. Chapter 10: Configuring Hardware and Printers
    11. A.11. Chapter 11: Configuring Network Connectivity
    12. A.12. Chapter 12: Networking with Windows Server 2008
    13. A.13. Chapter 13: Configuring Internet Explorer 8
    14. A.14. Chapter 14: Installing and Configuring Applications
    15. A.15. Chapter 15: Maintaining and Optimizing Windows 7