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Microsoft® Windows Vista™, Configuring

Exam 70-620

Don Poulton

In This Book You Learn How To

  • Prepare your computer for installation of Windows Vista

  • Automate and troubleshoot your Windows Vista installation

  • Configure and troubleshoot new Windows Vista features, including the Aero desktop interface, Parental Controls, User Account Control, Windows Defender, Internet Explorer 7, and Windows Firewall

  • Configure and troubleshoot network connectivity, including IPv6 and remote access

  • Work with media applications including Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Gallery, and Windows Movie Maker

  • Improve your business productivity by using Windows Vista features such as Windows Mail, Windows Meeting Space, Windows Calendar, and Windows Fax and Scan

  • Monitor and optimize system performance and reliability

  • Make the most of your portable computer by using Windows Vista features such as the Windows Mobility Center, power options, the Tablet PC Input Panel, Handwriting Recognizer, and more

  • WRITTEN BY a LEADING EXPERT!

    Don Poulton, MCSA, MCSE, A+, Network+, Security+, has been involved in consulting with small training providers as a technical writer, during which time he wrote training and exam preparation materials for Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. More recently, he has written or coauthored several certification volumes on Security+, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003, published by Que Publishing.

    CD Features MeasureUp Practice Questions!

  • Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers

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    ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3687-1

    ISBN-10: 0-7897-3687-X

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
      1. Dedication
    2. About the Author
    3. About the Technical Reviewer
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. We Want to Hear from You!
    6. Reader Services
    7. Introduction
      1. How This Book Helps You
        1. Organization
        2. Instructional Features
        3. Extensive Practice Test Options
        4. Final Review
    8. Microsoft 70-620 Exam Objectives
      1. TS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring
        1. Exam Description
        2. Exam Objectives
          1. Installing and Upgrading Windows Vista
          2. Configuring and Troubleshooting Post-Installation System Settings
          3. Configuring Windows Security Features
          4. Configuring Network Connectivity
          5. Configuring Applications Included with Windows Vista
          6. Maintaining and Optimizing Systems That Run Windows Vista
          7. Configuring and Troubleshooting Mobile Computing
    9. Study and Exam Preparation Tips
      1. Learning Styles
      2. Study Tips
        1. Study Strategies
          1. Macro and Micro Study Strategies
          2. Active Study Strategies
          3. Common-Sense Strategies
        2. Pretesting Yourself
      3. Exam Prep Tips
        1. MCP Exam Design
        2. Exam Formats
          1. Fixed-Form Exams
          2. Case Study Exams
        3. Question Types
          1. Multiple-Choice Questions
          2. Simulation Questions
          3. Hot-Area Question
          4. Drag-and-Drop Questions
            1. Select-and-Place Questions
            2. Drop-and-Connect Questions
          5. Ordered-List Questions
          6. Tree Questions
        4. Putting It All Together
          1. More Exam-Preparation Tips
          2. Tips for Success During the Exam Session
          3. Tips for Fixed-Form Exams
          4. Tips for Case Study Exams
      4. Final Considerations
    10. I. Exam Preparation
      1. 1. Introducing Windows Vista
        1. Introduction
        2. About Windows Vista
          1. The History of Windows
          2. Windows Vista Editions
          3. Features
            1. Productivity Improvements
            2. Security Improvements
            3. Improved Programs and Tools Included with Windows Vista
          4. A Quick Tour of Windows Vista
            1. Welcome Center
            2. Start Menu
            3. Control Panel
              1. System and Maintenance
              2. Security
              3. Network and Internet
              4. Hardware and Sound
              5. Programs
              6. User Accounts and Family Safety
              7. Appearance and Personalization
              8. Clock, Language, and Region
              9. Ease of Access
              10. Additional Options
          5. Patches, Hotfixes, and Service Packs
        3. Summary
        4. Key Terms
          1. Suggested Readings and Resources
      2. 2. Installing Windows Vista
        1. Introduction
        2. Preparing for Installation
        3. Identifying Hardware Requirements
          1. Hardware Compatibility
          2. Software Compatibility
          3. Network Requirements
            1. Domain Membership
            2. Workgroup Membership
          4. File System Considerations
          5. Product Activation
        4. Performing a Clean Installation of Windows Vista
          1. Performing an Attended Installation
          2. Performing an Unattended Installation
            1. Understanding Vista Deployment Technologies
            2. Using Windows System Image Manager to Create Unattended Answer Files
            3. Creating an Answer File
            4. Using the Answer Files to Perform an Unattended Installation
          3. Installing Windows Vista by Using the System Preparation Tool (Sysprep)
            1. Understanding the System Preparation Tool
            2. Creating an Image with Sysprep
          4. Deploying an Image with Sysprep
          5. Installing Windows Vista by Using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
            1. Understanding WDS
            2. Requirements to Use WDS
        5. Troubleshooting Windows Vista Installation Issues
          1. Troubleshooting Process
            1. Identifying the Point of Failure
            2. Discovering the Cause of the Failure
            3. Defining a Solution
            4. Testing and Implementing the Solution
            5. Documenting the Results
          2. Troubleshooting an Attended Installation
            1. Media Problems
            2. Insufficient Hard Drive Space
            3. Unrecognizable DVD-ROM Drive
            4. Unavailable Network
            5. Advanced Startup
            6. Refer to Compatibility
          3. Troubleshooting an Unattended Installation
            1. Problems with Answer Files
              1. Boot Disks
              2. Preparation
              3. Switches
              4. Answer File Specifications
            2. Problems with Sysprep Installations
          4. Troubleshooting Failed Installations
            1. Stop Errors or Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)
            2. Startup Repair
            3. Stopped Installation
        6. Installing and Configuring Windows Vista Drivers
          1. Managing and Troubleshooting Drivers and Driver Signing
          2. Using Windows Vista Rollback
        7. Summary
        8. Key Terms
        9. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exercises
            1. 2.1. Manually Installing Windows Vista Across a Network
            2. 2.2. Deploying Windows Vista in a Heterogeneous Lab Environment
          2. Exam Questions
          3. Answers to Exam Questions
          4. Suggested Readings and Resources
      3. 3. Upgrading to Windows Vista
        1. Introduction
        2. Upgrading to Windows Vista from a Previous Version of Windows
          1. Preparing a Computer to Meet Upgrade Requirements
            1. Vista Upgrade Advisor
            2. Additional Preparatory Tasks
          2. Upgrading the Computer to Windows Vista
          3. Dual-Booting Windows Vista
        3. Upgrading from One Edition of Windows Vista to Another
          1. Windows Anytime Upgrade
          2. Upgrading Windows Vista
        4. Performing Post-Installation Updates and Product Activation
          1. Installing Updates and Hotfixes
          2. Managing Automatic Updates
        5. Summary
        6. Key Terms
        7. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exercises
            1. 3.1. Upgrading Vista Business to Vista Ultimate
          2. Exam Questions
          3. Answers to Exam Questions
          4. Suggested Readings and Resources
      4. 4. Configuring and Troubleshooting Post-Installation System Settings
        1. Introduction
        2. Troubleshooting Post-Installation Configuration Issues
          1. Troubleshooting Startup Issues
          2. Using Alternative Startup Strategies
            1. Last Known Good Configuration
            2. Safe Mode
            3. System Restore
            4. Boot Logging
            5. Low Resolution Video (640×480)
            6. Debugging Mode
            7. Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure
            8. Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
          3. Troubleshooting Hardware Devices
            1. Using Device Manager to Troubleshoot Hardware Devices
            2. Installing, Configuring, and Managing DVD and CD-ROM Devices
            3. Monitoring and Configuring Disks
          4. Configuring Application Compatibility
          5. Windows Easy Transfer
        3. Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Aero
          1. Understanding Windows Presentation Foundation
          2. Understanding Hardware Requirements for Running Aero
          3. Configuring Desktop Schemes
          4. Troubleshooting Aero
            1. Window Borders Are Not Translucent
            2. Aero Glass Is Not Running
          5. Configuring Windows Vista Start Menu and Taskbar
            1. Start Menu Properties
            2. Taskbar Properties
            3. Notification Area
            4. Toolbars
        4. Configuring and Troubleshooting Parental Controls
          1. Configuring Various Types of Restrictions
            1. Creating User Accounts
            2. Configuring Parental Restrictions
          2. Configuring Activity Reports
        5. Configuring Windows Internet Explorer
          1. Configuring Tabbed Browsing
          2. Blocking Pop-ups
          3. Customizing Internet Explorer
            1. Customizing Search Providers
            2. Customizing the Toolbars
            3. Printing Web Pages
            4. Managing Add-Ons
            5. Configuring Really Simple Syndication (RSS) Feeds
            6. Configuring AutoComplete Settings
        6. Summary
        7. Key Terms
        8. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exercises
            1. 4.1. Creating a Restore Point
            2. 4.2. Startup Repair Tool
          2. Exam Questions
          3. Answers to Exam Questions
          4. Suggested Readings and Resources
      5. 5. Configuring Windows Security Features
        1. Introduction
        2. Local User and Group Accounts
          1. Managing User Accounts
          2. Managing Local Group Accounts
          3. Belonging to a Windows Server Domain
        3. Configuring and Troubleshooting User Account Control
          1. Features of User Account Control
            1. Application Prompts
          2. Configuring User Account Control
          3. User Account Control Policies
        4. Configuring Windows Defender
          1. Scanning for Malicious Software
            1. Configuring Windows Defender Actions
            2. Updating Windows Defender
            3. Using Software Explorer
        5. Configuring Dynamic Security for Internet Explorer 7
          1. Configuring Internet Explorer Zones
          2. Configuring Protected Mode in Internet Explorer
          3. Configuring Content Advisor
          4. Configuring the Phishing Filter
          5. Understanding Advanced Security Options
            1. Privacy Tab Settings
            2. Content Tab Settings
            3. Advanced Tab Settings
        6. Configuring Security Settings in Windows Firewall
          1. Configuring Windows Firewall
            1. Basic Windows Firewall Configuration
            2. Using the Windows Firewall Snap-in
            3. Configuring Multiple Firewall Profiles
          2. Configuring Group Policy and Windows Firewall
        7. Summary
        8. Key Terms
        9. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exercises
            1. 5.1. Running Applications with Elevated Privileges
            2. 5.2. Enabling Application Installation Without Requiring Admin Approval Mode
            3. 5.3. Using Group Policy to Configure Windows Defender Settings
          2. Exam Questions
          3. Answers to Exam Questions
          4. Suggested Readings and Resources
      6. 6. Configuring Network Connectivity
        1. Introduction
        2. Understanding the TCP/IP Protocol
          1. Features of TCP/IP Version 4
            1. Implementing APIPA
            2. Static IPv4 Addressing
            3. Dynamic IP Addressing
          2. Features of TCP/IP Version 6
            1. IPv6 Address Syntax
            2. IPv6 Prefixes
            3. Types of IPv6 Addresses
            4. Compatibility Between IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses
        3. Configuring Networking by Using the Network and Sharing Center
          1. Using the Network and Sharing Center to Configure TCP/IP
            1. Configuring TCP/IP Version 4
            2. Configuring TCP/IP Version 6
            3. Disabling IPv6
          2. Using the Network and Sharing Center to Configure File Sharing
            1. Sharing Files, Folders, and Printers
            2. Modifying Shared Folder Properties
            3. Use of the Public Folder for Sharing Files
            4. Sharing Printers
            5. Password-Protected Sharing
            6. Media Sharing
            7. Searching for Network Resources
          3. Managing Wireless Networks
            1. Setting Up a Wireless Network Connection
            2. Managing Wireless Network Connections
            3. Wireless Network Profiles
          4. Configuring and Troubleshooting Internet Connection Sharing
        4. Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues
          1. Troubleshooting LAN Connections
            1. Incorrect IPv4 address or Subnet Mask
            2. Unable to Connect to a DHCP Server
            3. Duplicate IP Address
            4. Unable to Configure an Alternate TCP/IPv4 Configuration
            5. Using Event Viewer to Check Network Problems
          2. Using TCP/IP Utilities to Troubleshoot TCP/IP
            1. ARP
            2. Finger
            3. FTP and TFTP
            4. ipconfig
            5. Nbtstat
            6. Netstat
            7. Nslookup
            8. Ping
            9. Tracert
          3. Troubleshooting Wireless Networks
            1. Windows Switches Randomly Between Access Points
            2. Wireless Networks Are Unavailable
          4. Troubleshooting Hardware and Modem Problems
        5. Configuring Remote Access
          1. Understanding Remote Access
            1. Remote Access Authentication Protocols
            2. Remote Access Security
          2. Using a VPN Connection to Connect to Computers
          3. Connecting to the Internet by Using Dial-Up Networking
          4. Remote Desktop
          5. Remote Assistance
        6. Summary
        7. Key Terms
        8. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exercises
            1. 6.1. Installing Remote Desktop (optional)
            2. 6.2. Configuring the Target Computer to Use Remote Desktop
            3. 6.3. Configuring the Remote Desktop Connection
            4. 6.4. Using Remote Desktop
          2. Exam Questions
          3. Answers to Exercises
            1. 6.4. Using Remote Desktop
          4. Answers to Exam Questions
          5. Suggested Readings and Resources
      7. 7. Configuring Applications Included with Windows Vista
        1. Introduction
        2. Configuring and Troubleshooting Media Applications
          1. Windows Media Center
            1. Using Windows Media Center
            2. Using Network Projectors with Windows Media Center
          2. Windows Media Player
            1. Setting Up Windows Media Player
            2. The Windows Media Player 11 Library
            3. Windows Media Player Configuration Options
              1. Library Tab
              2. Plug-Ins Tab
              3. Privacy Tab
              4. Security Tab
              5. DVD Tab
              6. Network Tab
              7. Player Tab
              8. Rip Music Tab
              9. Devices Tab
              10. Burn Tab
              11. Performance Tab
            4. Additional Menu Bar Options
            5. Group Policy and Windows Media Player
          3. Windows Photo Gallery
            1. Available File Commands in Windows Photo Gallery
            2. Editing Images in Windows Photo Gallery
            3. Additional Windows Photo Gallery Options
          4. Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker
        3. Configuring Windows Mail
          1. Configuring Mail Accounts
          2. Managing Email Accounts
          3. Configuring Mail Options
            1. File Menu
            2. Edit Menu
            3. View Menu
            4. Tools Menu
              1. General Tab
              2. Read Tab
              3. Receipts Tab
              4. Send Tab
              5. Compose Tab
              6. Signatures Tab
              7. Spelling Tab
              8. Connection Tab
              9. Advanced Tab
            5. Message Menu
          4. Configuring Mail Security
            1. Spam and Phishing
            2. Additional Email Security Options
              1. Virus Protection
              2. Download Images
              3. Secure Mail
        4. Configuring Windows Meeting Space
          1. Setting Up Windows Meeting Space
          2. Running Meetings
          3. Sharing Information
        5. Configuring Windows Calendar
          1. Navigating Windows Calendar
          2. Managing Tasks and Appointments
            1. Creating and Managing Appointments
            2. Creating Tasks
          3. Using Multiple Calendars
          4. Sharing Calendars
        6. Configuring Windows Fax and Scan
          1. Fax Accounts
          2. Sending and Receiving Faxes
          3. Scanning Documents
        7. Configuring Windows Sidebar
          1. Windows Sidebar Gadgets
        8. Summary
        9. Key Terms
        10. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exercises
            1. 7.1. Setting Up Windows Meeting Space
            2. 7.2. Joining People Near Me
            3. 7.3. Starting a Meeting and Sharing an Application
            4. 7.4. Joining a Meeting
            5. 7.5. Demonstrating and Viewing Activities
            6. 7.6. Sharing a Handout
            7. 7.7. Editing a Handout
            8. 7.8. Ending the meeting
          2. Exam Questions
          3. Answers to Exercises
            1. 7.7. Editing a Handout
          4. Answers to Exam Questions
          5. Suggested Readings and Resources
      8. 8. Maintaining and Optimizing Systems That Run Windows Vista
        1. Introduction
        2. Troubleshooting Performance Issues
          1. Reliability and Performance Monitor
            1. Resource Overview
            2. Performance Monitor
            3. Reliability Monitor
            4. Data Collector Sets
              1. Creating Data Collector Sets
              2. Using Performance Monitor to Create a Data Collector Set
            5. Optimizing and Troubleshooting Memory Performance
            6. Optimizing and Troubleshooting Processor Utilization
            7. Optimizing and Troubleshooting Disk Performance
          2. Command-Line Utilities
          3. New Vista Technologies for Enhancing System Performance
            1. Windows SuperFetch
            2. Windows ReadyBoost
            3. Windows ReadyDrive
        3. Troubleshooting Reliability Issues by Using Built-in Diagnostic Tools
          1. System Configuration Utility
            1. General Tab
            2. Boot Tab
            3. Services Tab
            4. Startup Tab
            5. Tools Tab
          2. Task Manager
            1. Configuring Application Priority
            2. Configuring the Relative Priority of Foreground and Background Tasks
            3. Configuring Multiprocessor Computers
          3. Event Viewer
            1. Viewing Logs in Event Viewer
            2. Customizing Event Viewer
            3. Creating Tasks from Events
        4. Configuring Windows Update
          1. Working with Windows Update
          2. Using a WSUS Server with Windows Vista
          3. Windows Update Group Policies
        5. Configuring Data Protection
          1. Using Windows Backup to Protect Your Data
            1. Using Windows Backup to Recover Data
            2. Using Windows Backup to Restore Your Computer
            3. The Backup Status and Configuration Utility
          2. Data Security
            1. Encrypting File System
            2. Encrypting File System Basics
            3. Preparing a Disk for EFS
            4. Encrypting Files
            5. Decrypting Files
          3. BitLocker Drive Encryption
            1. Preparing Your Computer to Use BitLocker
            2. Enabling BitLocker
            3. Disabling BitLocker
        6. Summary
        7. Key Terms
        8. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exercises
            1. 8.1. Backing Up a Folder
            2. 8.2. Restoring Data
          2. Exam Questions
          3. Answers to Exam Questions
          4. Suggested Readings and Resources
      9. 9. Configuring and Troubleshooting Mobile Computing
        1. Introduction
        2. Configuring Mobile Devices
          1. Mobile PC Control Panel
          2. Windows Mobility Center
          3. Networking with Mobile Computers
            1. VPN Connection Security
            2. Synchronizing with Network Folders
              1. Client Computer Configuration
              2. Server Configuration
            3. Use of the Sync Center
          4. Configuring Infrared Devices
        3. Configuring Mobile Display Settings
          1. Presentation Settings
          2. Using a Networked Projector
          3. External Monitors
          4. Windows SideShow
            1. Using Windows SideShow
            2. Windows SideShow Device Security
        4. Configuring Tablet PC Software
          1. Tablet PC Settings
          2. Tablet PC Input Panel
            1. Input Panel Options
            2. Pen Flicks
            3. Additional Pen Options
            4. Handwriting Recognizer
          3. The Snipping Tool
          4. Touch Screen Support
        5. Configuring Power Options
          1. Power Plans
            1. Additional Power Plan Options
            2. Advanced Power Settings
          2. Battery Meter
          3. Power Management and Group Policy
        6. Summary
        7. Key Terms
        8. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exercises
            1. 9.1. Using the Windows Mobility Center
            2. 9.2. Using an External Monitor
          2. Exam Questions
          3. Answers to Exam Questions
          4. Suggested Readings and Resources
    11. II. Final Review
      1. Fast Facts
        1. Introducing Windows Vista
        2. Installing Windows Vista
        3. Upgrading to Windows Vista
        4. Configuring and Troubleshooting Post-Installation System Settings
        5. Configuring Windows Security Features
        6. Configuring Network Connectivity
        7. Configuring Applications Included with Windows Vista
        8. Monitoring and Optimizing System Performance and Reliability
        9. Configuring and Troubleshooting Mobile Computing
      2. Practice Exam
      3. Answers to Practice Exam
    12. III. Appendixes
      1. What’s on the CD-ROM
        1. Multiple Test Modes
          1. Study Mode
          2. Certification Mode
          3. Custom Mode
        2. Attention to Exam Objectives
        3. Installing the CD
        4. Creating a Shortcut to the MeasureUp Practice Tests
        5. Technical Support
      2. Glossary
        1. A
        2. B
        3. C
        4. D
        5. E
        6. F
        7. G
        8. H
        9. I
        10. L
        11. M
        12. N
        13. O
        14. P
        15. R
        16. S
        17. T
        18. U
        19. V
        20. W-X-Y-Z