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1 Microsoft Windows 7 Administration Instant Reference William Panek WILEY Wiley Publishing, Inc.

2 Introduction xix PART I: Installation 1 Chapter 1: Installing Windows 7 3 Understand Windows 7's New Features 4 Understand Windows 7 Architecture 7 Prepare to Install Windows 7 9 Windows 7 Editions 9 Hardware Requirements 12 The Hardware Compatibility List 13 New Install or Upgrade? 14 Disk Space Partitioning Install Windows 7 22 Performing a Clean Install of Windows 7 23 Performing an Upgrade to Windows 7 29 Troubleshooting Installation Problems 30 Migrating Files and Settings Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 36 Supporting Multiboot Options 39 Using Windows Activation 41 Using Windows Update 41 Installing Windows Service Packs 45 Chapter 2: Automating a Windows 7 Installation 47 Use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Installing MDT Configuring MDT Perform Unattended Installations 52 The Advantages of an Unattended Installation 54 The Disadvantages of an Unattended Installation 54 Using Windows Deployment Services 55 Using the System Preparation Tool and Disk Imaging 56 Using the Windows AIK 60 Summarizing Windows 7 Deployment Tools 61 Deploy Unattended Installations 64 Using the System Preparation Tool to Prepare an Installation for Imaging 65 Preparing a Windows 7 Installation

3 Using ImageX to Create a Disk Image 68 Installing from a Disk Image 69 Using "Windows System Image Manager to Create Answer Files 71 Using Windows Deployment Services 77 Use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 84 MAP System Requirements 86 Installing MAP 87 Configuring and Testing the Server 89 Work with Windows PE 90 Using Windows PE Tools 90 Configuring a Windows PE Environment 91 Setting Up a Windows PE Bootable Media Device 92 Chapter 3: Configuring Disks 93 Configure File Systems 94 Selecting a File System 94 Converting a File System 97 Configure Disk Storage 98 Basic Storage 98 Dynamic Storage 99 GUID Partition Table 102 Access and Manage the Disk Management Utility 103 Using the MMC 103 Accessing the MMC 104 Accessing the Disk Management Utility 107 Managing Administrative Hard Disk Tasks 108 Manage Dynamic Storage 122 Creating Simple, Spanned, and Striped Volumes 123 Creating Extended Volumes 123 Troubleshoot with Disk Management 125 Using Disk Management Status Codes 125 Troubleshooting Disks That Fail to Initialize 126 Manage Data Compression 127 Using the Compact Command-Line Utility 129 Manage Data Encryption with EFS 130 Encrypting and Decrypting Folders and Files 131 Managing EFS File Sharing 132 Using the DRA to Recover Encrypted Data 133 Creating a DRA on a Stand-Alone Windows 7 Computer 133 Recovering Encrypted Files 135 Using the Cipher Utility 135 Use Disk Maintenance Tools 137 Running the Disk Defragmenter Utility 137 Running the Disk Cleanup Utility 138 Running the Check Disk Utility 139

4 xiii PART II: Configuration 141 Chapter 4: Managing the Desktop 143 Configure Desktop Settings 144 Configuring Windows Aero 150 Customizing the Taskbar and Start Menu 152 Configuring Shortcuts 158 Configure Windows Gadgets 159 Manage Multiple Languages and Regional Settings 161 Configuring Multilingual Technology 162 Configuring Windows 7 Multilanguage Support 163 Enabling and Configuring Multilingual Support 164 Configure Accessibility Features 168 Setting Accessibility Options 168 Configuring Accessibility Utilities 172 Configure the Power Button 174 Manage a Multiple-User Environment 176 Creating Default Settings for New Users 176 Managing User Profiles 177 Chapter 5: Managing the Interface 179 Configure the Windows 7 Operating System 180 Using Control Panel 180 Understanding the System Utility 199 Using the Registry Editor 206 Manage Display Devices 207 Configuring Video Adapters 207 Using Multiple-Display Support 210 Use Power Management for Mobile Computer Hardware 212 Recognizing the Improvements to Power Management 213 Managing Power States 213 Managing Power Options 215 Configuring Power Plans 215 Configure Advanced Power Settings 216 Configuring Hibernation 217 Managing Power Consumption Using the Battery Meter 218 Using Windows ReadyBoost and Windows Configuring Advanced Settings 219 Manage Windows 7 Services 219 Service Properties 221 Chapter 6: Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance 225 Use Remote Assistance 226 New/Updated Features 227 Easy Connect 227

5 Invitation as a File 234 Invitation as 235 Live Messenger Remote Assistance 236 Command-Line Remote Assistance 236 Use a Remote Desktop 242 New/Updated Features 242 Configuring a Computer for Remote Desktop 243 Remote Desktop Connection Options 246 Command-Line Remote Desktop 251 PART 111: Users and Security 257 Chapter 7: Configuring Users and Groups 259 Understand Windows 7 User Accounts 260 Working with Account Types 261 Using Built-in Accounts 262 Using Local and Domain User Accounts 263 Log On and Log Off 264 Understanding the Local User Logon Authentication Process 264 Logging Off Windows Work with User Accounts 266 Using Local Users and Groups 266 Using the User Accounts Item in Control Panel 268 Creating New Users 269 Disabling User Accounts 273 Deleting User Accounts 275 Renaming User Accounts 276 Changing a User's Password 277 Manage the User's Properties 278 Managing User Group Membership 279 Setting Up User Profiles, Logon Scripts, and Home Folders 280 Create and Manage Groups 285 Using Built-in Groups 285 Using Special Groups 289 Working with Groups 291 Chapter 8: Managing Security 297 Manage Security Configurations 298 Group Policy Objects and Active Directory 299 Active Directory Overview 300 Understanding GPO Inheritance 302 Using the Group Policy Result Tool 303 Create and Apply LGPOs 305 Configuring Local Security Policies 307 Using Account Policies 309

6 xv Setting Password Policies 310 Setting Account Lockout Policies 313 Using Local Policies 315 Setting Audit Policies 316 Configure User Account Control 333 Managing Privilege Elevation 334 Registry and File Virtualization 337 Use the Advanced Security Options 337 Configuring Windows Firewall 338 Windows Firewall with Advanced Security 340 Configure the Action Center 345 Use Windows Defender 345 Performing a Manual Scan 346 Configuring Windows Defender 348 Use BitLocker Drive Encryption 352 BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool 353 Configuring BitLocker 354 BitLocker To Go 355 BitLocker To Go Reader 356 PART IV: Hardware and Networking 357 Chapter 9: Configuring Hardware and Printing 359 Configure Hardware 360 Device Stage 361 Using Device Manager 364 Installing and Updating Device Drivers 368 Manage I/O Devices 377 Configuring the Keyboard 377 Configuring the Mouse 379 Configuring Removable Storage Devices 385 Configure Printers 387 Installing Printers 388 Managing Printers 394 Removing a Printer 396 Chapter 10: Configuring Network Connectivity 397 Connect Network Devices 398 Installing a Network Adapter 399 Connecting to a Network Projector 407 Connecting to a Network Printer 408 Connect Wireless Devices 408 Configuring Wireless Network Settings 409 Configuring Wireless Network Security 413 Join and Share HomeGroups in Windows 7 419

7 Understand Network Protocols 426 Overview of TCP/IP 426 Using Deployment Options for TCP/IP Configurations 436 TCP/IP Troubleshooting 449 PART V: Applications 451 Chapter 11: Configuring Internet Explorer Use New IE8 Features 454 Defining IE8 Accelerators 454 Defining IE8 Web Slices 459 Browsing with IE8's Compatibility View 464 Use Updated Features of IE8 465 Exploring Address Bar and Tab Updates 466 Using Find On Page and Improved Zoom 468 Use IE8's New Security and Safety Features 470 Understanding Domain Highlighting 471 Defending Against XSS and Click-Jacking 471 Working with SmartScreen Filters 472 Browsing with InPrivate Browsing and InPrivate Filtering 474 Use IE8's Enhanced Security and Safety Features 477 Protecting Users with Data Execution Prevention 478 Dealing with Automatic Crash Recovery 478 Controlling Browsing with Enhanced Delete Browsing History 478 Configure IE8 480 Taking Advantage of the Instant Search Box 480 Configuring RSS 482 Installing Add-ons to IE8 483 Controlling Pop-ups 484 Using Protected Mode 487 Configuring IE8 Options 488 Chapter 12: Installing and Configuring Applications 493 Use Getting Started in Windows Access in Windows Installing Live Mail 499 Setting Up Accounts Using Live Mail 499 Configuring Options in Live Mail 500 Setting Up Safety Parameters in Live Mail 507 Using the Live Mail Calendar 510 Using Live Mail Contacts 511 Integrate Windows Fax and Scan 513 Configuring Fax Support 514 Managing Imaging Devices 515

8 xvii Use Windows Media Player Understanding the "Windows Media Player 12 Interface 516 Playing Music CDs in Windows Media Player Playing DVDs in Windows Media Player Control Digital Media with Windows Media Center 519 Using Windows Media Centers Menus 520 Accessing Other Devices on Your Network with Windows Media Center 523 Install and Uninstall Applications in Windows Installing an Application from a Disk 523 Repairing or Changing an Application 526 Uninstalling an Application 528 Modifying Windows 7 Features (Built-in Programs) 529 PART VI: Recovery 531 Chapter 13: Maintaining and Optimizing Windows Optimize Windows Using Resource Monitor 536 Utilizing Customized Counters in Performance Monitor 541 Managing Performance Monitor Data with Collector Sets 549 Managing System Performance 551 Managing Processor Performance 553 Managing the Disk Subsystem 555 Optimizing the Network Subsystem 556 Using Reliability Monitor 557 Use Windows 7 Tools to Discover System Information 559 Getting System Information 559 Using Task Manager 560 Using Event Viewer 566 Maintain Windows 7 with Backup and Restore 571 Creating a Backup 572 Restoring Files from a Backup 573 Using Advanced Backup Options 573 Using System Protection 574 Index 577

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