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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Manageability Improvements

Windows Vista networking includes several improvements in manageability that continue to be supported in Windows 7. First, network location types enable you to configure different security settings to better protect computers when connected to public networks but still enable required functionality when connected to private networks. Administrators can configure policy-based QoS to make better use of available networks and ensure that the most critical network applications have the bandwidth they need. Windows Firewall and Internet Protocol security (IPsec) continue to provide network filtering, authentication, and encryption, but you can now manage both features using a single tool. Windows Connect Now simplifies end-user ...

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