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Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference
 
 

Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference, 1st Edition

Upgrading, Deploying, Managing, and Securing Windows 7

 
Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference, 1st Edition,Jorge Orchilles,ISBN9781597495615
 
 
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Key Features

  • Covers Powershell V2, Bitlocker, and mobility issues
  • Includes comprehensive details for configuration, deployment, and troubleshooting
  • Consists of content written for system administrators by system administrators

Description

Microsoft Windows 7 Administrators Reference covers various aspects of Windows 7 systems, including its general information as well as installation and upgrades. This reference explains how to deploy, use, and manage the operating system. The book is divided into 10 chapters. Chapter 1 introduces the Windows 7 and the rationale of releasing this operating system. The next chapter discusses how an administrator can install and upgrade the old operating system from Windows Vista to Windows 7. The deployment of Windows 7 in an organization or other environment is then explained. It also provides the information needed to deploy Windows 7 easily and quickly for both the administrator and end users. Furthermore, the book provides the features of Windows 7 and the ways to manage it properly. The remaining chapters discuss how to secure Windows 7, as well as how to troubleshoot it. This book will serve as a reference and guide for those who want to utilize Windows 7.

Readership

Network and system administrators and other related IT personnel who need to deploy, upgrade, and maintain Windows 7 for the enterprise

Jorge Orchilles

Jorge Orchilles began his career as a network and system administrator for a small private high school he attended. Realizing his passion for IT, he opened up a branch of a small business in 2002, The Business Strategy Partners - IT Consultants. Here he began serving residential and small business clients in the South Florida area as an IT consultant. Jorge currently holds a position as a security operating center analyst while pursuing a Master of Science in Management Information Systems in Florida International University and being involved in various IT, security, and business organizations in the South Florida area. He also holds a BBA in MIS from FIU. Jorge is a Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), Cisco Security Solutions for System Engineers (SSSE), CompTIA Security+ (2008), Microsoft Certified Professional (70-228, 70-282, 70-284), and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (70-620).

Affiliations and Expertise

Jorge Orchilles began his career as a network and system administrator for a small private high school he attended. Realizing his passion for IT, he opened up a branch of a small business in 2002, The Business Strategy Partners - IT Consultants. Here he began serving residential and small business clients in the South Florida area as an IT consultant. Jorge currently holds a position as a security operating center analyst while pursuing a Master of Science in Management Information Systems in Florida International University and being involved in various IT, security, and business organizations in the South Florida area. He also holds a BBA in MIS from FIU. Jorge is a Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), Cisco Security Solutions for System Engineers (SSSE), CompTIA Security+ (2008), Microsoft Certified Professional (70-228, 70-282, 70-284), and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (70-620).

Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference, 1st Edition


About the Author

Preface

Acknowledgments

Contributors

Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction to Windows 7

    Built on Vista

    Different Editions

         Windows XP Editions

         Windows Vista Editions

         Windows 7 Editions

    32-Bit and 64-Bit Computing

         64-bit Explained

         64-bit Architectures

         Tests for 64-bit Hardware

    Hardware Requirements

         Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

    Choosing the Right Windows 7 Version

    Major Changes in Windows 7

         Deployment

         Desktop Interface

         Management

         User Account Control (UAC)

         User Profile Data

    New Features in Windows 7

         Connectivity

         Entertainment

         Performance

         Productivity

         Security

    Summary

Chapter 2 Installing and Upgrading to Windows 7

    Planning and Preparation

         Select the Windows 7 Edition

         System Compatibility

         Back Up Current System

         Determine Deployment Scenario

         Select Install Type

         Obtain Windows 7

    Clean Install

         Preparation and Planning for a Clean Install

         Performing a Clean Install

         Post Clean Install

         Clean Install with Upgrade Media

    In-place Upgrade

         Preparation and Planning for an In-place Upgrade

         Performing an In-place Upgrade

         In-place Upgrade Post Install

         Issues with In-place Upgrade

    Migrate to Windows 7

         Preparation and Planning for Migration

         Perform Migration Install

         Migration Post Install

    Virtualization and Dual Boot

         Virtualization

         Dual Booting

    Post Install

         Activation

         Install Hardware and Device Drivers

         Update Windows

         Install Antivirus

         Restore User Files and Settings

    Summary

Chapter 3 Deploying Windows 7 in an Enterprise Environment

    Deployment Overview

         Deployment Scenarios

         Understanding the Setup Process

         Deployment Tools

    Windows Image Management

         Planning a Windows 7 Deployment

    Deployment Solutions

         Working with MDT 2010

    Delivery

         Configuring WDS

         Multicast

    Migration

         User State Migration Tool

         Hard-Link Migration

    Summary

Chapter 4 The New Windows 7 Desktop Environment

    The User Interface

         Log In

         Desktop

         Start Menu

         Jump Lists

         Taskbar

    Windows Explorer

         Windows Explorer Window

         Libraries

         Configure Windows Explorer

         Shortcuts

    Internet Explorer 8

         First Run

         Toolbars

         New IE 8 Features

         Internet Explorer Options

    Applications

         Application UAC

         Installing Applications

         Default Applications

    Summary

Chapter 5 Managing the Windows 7 Desktop Environment

    Local Management Tools

         Control Panel

         Microsoft Management Console 3.0

         Computer Management Console

         Local Group Policy Editor

         Windows Registry

         Simplified Configuration and Management of Desktops

    Managing Hardware Devices and Drivers

         Install Devices

         Device Manager

         Devices and Printers

    Managing Disks and File Systems

         Partitions

         Volumes

         File System Fragmentation

         Symbolic Links

         Windows ReadyBoost

         Disk Quotas

    Summary

Chapter 6 Networking and Mobility

    TCP/IP

         IPv4

         IPv6

         Next Generation TCP/IP Stack

    Network Location and Network Discovery

    Network Explorer

    Network and Sharing Center

         Network Map

         Active Networks

    Set Up a New Connection or Network

         Connect to the Internet

         Set Up a New Network

         Dial-Up Connection

         Connect to a Workplace

    Wireless

         Wireless Basics

         Connect to a Wireless Network

         Wireless Properties

         Manage Wireless Networks

         Soft Access Point

    Connect to a Network

    Network Connections

         Properties

    HomeGroup

    Mobility

         Windows Mobility Center

         Location Aware Printing

         VPN Reconnect

         Working Offline

    Power Management

         Power Plans

         Group Policy

         Command Line

    Enhancements with Windows Server 2008 R2

         BranchCache

         DirectAccess

         Domain Join

         Offline Domain Join

    Summary

Chapter 7 Managing Windows 7 in an Enterprise Environment

    Management Tools

         Group Policy

         Starter GPOs

         PowerShell

         Remote Management

         Remote Desktop

         Remote Server Administration Toolkit

    Roaming

    Administrative Templates

    Summary

Chapter 8 Securing Windows 7

    User and Group Accounts

         User and Group Account Basics

         Manage User and Group Accounts

         User Account Control

         Credential Manager

         Parental Controls

         Biometric Security

         File System Security

         Sharing Files and Folders

    Action Center

         Action Center Configuration

         Keep Systems Up-to-Date

         Antivirus and Anti-malware

         Network Firewall

         Internet Explorer 8

         Network Access Protection

    Encryption

         BitLocker

         Encrypting File System

    Applocker

    Summary

Chapter 9 Virtualization and Windows 7

    Windows XP Mode

         Verifying Your Windows 7 Version

         Confirm Hardware Virtualization

         Loading Windows XP Mode

         Setup of Windows XP Mode

         Install an Application in Windows XP Mode

    Many Forms of Virtualization

         VECD Licensing Is a Challenge

         VDI or Centralized Virtual Desktops

         Distributed Virtual Desktops

         Application Virtualization

         User Session Virtualization

         Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization

    Summary

Chapter 10 Windows 7 Troubleshooting and Performance Tools

    Action Center - Maintenance

         Action Center - Maintenance Alerts

         Action Center - Maintenance Items

    Action Center - Troubleshooting

         Programs

         Hardware and Sound

         Network and Internet

         Appearance and Personalization

         System and Security

    Resource Monitor

         Resource Monitor Overview Tab

         Resource Monitor CPU Tab

         Resource Monitor Memory Tab

         Resource Monitor Disk Tab

         Resource Monitor Network Tab

    Event Viewer

         Overview and Summary

         Windows Logs

         Applications and Services Logs

    Troubleshooting Windows Services

         Services Snap-in Overview

         Service Properties

         Problem Steps Recorder

         Summary

Subject Index






Quotes and reviews

"Arguably of greatest benefit to those IT professionals who need to get up to speed with managing Windows systems (or, given its focus on Windows 7 specifically, who need to update their skills for the new platform)….  The book’s subtitle - ‘Upgrading, Deploying, Managing and Securing Windows 7’ - shows that there’s something specifically for security professionals in here, too."--Network Security

 
 
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