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MCTS

Microsoft (R) Windows Vista (TM), 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.



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

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MCTS Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(TM), 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 Multiple test modes Random questions and order of answers Coverage of each 70-620 exam objective www.examcram.com ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3687-1 ISBN-10: 0-7897-3687-X
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Table of contents

Introduction

Microsoft 70-620 Exam Objectives

Study and Exam Preparation Tips

Part I: Exam Preparation

Chapter 1 Introducing Windows Vista

Introduction

About Windows Vista

The History of Windows

Windows Vista Editions

Features

A Quick Tour of Windows Vista

Patches, Hotfixes, and Service Packs

Summary

Key Terms

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 2 Installing Windows Vista

Introduction

Preparing for Installation

Identifying Hardware Requirements

Hardware Compatibility

Software Compatibility

Network Requirements

File System Considerations

Product Activation

Performing a Clean Installation of Windows Vista

Performing an Attended Installation

Performing an Unattended Installation

Installing Windows Vista by Using the System Preparation Tool (Sysprep)

Deploying an Image with Sysprep

Installing Windows Vista by Using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

Troubleshooting Windows Vista Installation Issues

Troubleshooting Process

Troubleshooting an Attended Installation

Troubleshooting an Unattended Installation

Troubleshooting Failed Installations

Installing and Configuring Windows Vista Drivers

Managing and Troubleshooting Drivers and Driver Signing

Using Windows Vista Rollback

Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 3 Upgrading to Windows Vista

Introduction

Upgrading to Windows Vista from a Previous Version of Windows

Preparing a Computer to Meet Upgrade Requirements

Upgrading the Computer to Windows Vista

Dual-Booting Windows Vista

Upgrading from One Edition of Windows Vista to Another

Windows Anytime Upgrade

Upgrading Windows Vista

Performing Post-Installation Updates and Product Activation

Installing Updates and Hotfixes

Managing Automatic Updates

Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 4 Configuring and Troubleshooting Post-Installation System Settings

Introduction

Troubleshooting Post-Installation Configuration Issues

Troubleshooting Startup Issues

Using Alternative Startup Strategies

Troubleshooting Hardware Devices

Configuring Application Compatibility

Windows Easy Transfer

Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Aero

Understanding Windows Presentation Foundation

Understanding Hardware Requirements for Running Aero

Configuring Desktop Schemes

Troubleshooting Aero

Configuring Windows Vista Start Menu and Taskbar

Configuring and Troubleshooting Parental Controls

Configuring Various Types of Restrictions

Configuring Activity Reports

Configuring Windows Internet Explorer

Configuring Tabbed Browsing

Blocking Pop-ups

Customizing Internet Explorer

Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 5 Configuring Windows Security Features

Introduction

Local User and Group Accounts

Managing User Accounts

Managing Local Group Accounts

Belonging to a Windows Server Domain

Configuring and Troubleshooting User Account Control

Features of User Account Control

Configuring User Account Control

User Account Control Policies

Configuring Windows Defender

Scanning for Malicious Software

Configuring Dynamic Security for Internet Explorer 7

Configuring Internet Explorer Zones

Configuring Protected Mode in Internet Explorer

Configuring Content Advisor

Configuring the Phishing Filter

Understanding Advanced Security Options

Configuring Security Settings in Windows Firewall

Configuring Windows Firewall

Configuring Group Policy and Windows Firewall

Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 6 Configuring Network Connectivity

Introduction

Understanding the TCP/IP Protocol

Features of TCP/IP Version 4

Features of TCP/IP Version 6

Configuring Networking by Using the Network and Sharing Center

Using the Network and Sharing Center to Configure TCP/IP

Using the Network and Sharing Center to Configure File Sharing

Managing Wireless Networks

Configuring and Troubleshooting Internet Connection Sharing

Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues

Troubleshooting LAN Connections

Using TCP/IP Utilities to Troubleshoot TCP/IP

Troubleshooting Wireless Networks

Troubleshooting Hardware and Modem Problems

Configuring Remote Access

Understanding Remote Access

Using a VPN Connection to Connect to Computers

Connecting to the Internet by Using Dial-Up Networking

Remote Desktop

Remote Assistance

Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exercises

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 7 Configuring Applications Included with Windows Vista

Introduction

Configuring and Troubleshooting Media Applications

Windows Media Center

Windows Media Player

Windows Photo Gallery

Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker

Configuring Windows Mail

Configuring Mail Accounts

Managing Email Accounts

Configuring Mail Options

Configuring Mail Security

Configuring Windows Meeting Space

Setting Up Windows Meeting Space

Running Meetings

Sharing Information

Configuring Windows Calendar

Navigating Windows Calendar

Managing Tasks and Appointments

Using Multiple Calendars

Sharing Calendars

Configuring Windows Fax and Scan

Fax Accounts

Sending and Receiving Faxes

Scanning Documents

Configuring Windows Sidebar

Windows Sidebar Gadgets

Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exercises

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 8 Maintaining and Optimizing Systems That Run Windows Vista

Introduction

Troubleshooting Performance Issues

Reliability and Performance Monitor

Command-Line Utilities

New Vista Technologies for Enhancing System Performance

Troubleshooting Reliability Issues by Using Built-in Diagnostic Tools

System Configuration Utility

Task Manager

Event Viewer

Configuring Windows Update

Working with Windows Update

Using a WSUS Server with Windows Vista

Windows Update Group Policies

Configuring Data Protection

Using Windows Backup to Protect Your Data

Data Security

BitLocker Drive Encryption

Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 9 Configuring and Troubleshooting Mobile Computing

Introduction

Configuring Mobile Devices

Mobile PC Control Panel

Windows Mobility Center

Networking with Mobile Computers

Configuring Infrared Devices

Configuring Mobile Display Settings

Presentation Settings

Using a Networked Projector

External Monitors

Windows SideShow

Configuring Tablet PC Software

Tablet PC Settings

Tablet PC Input Panel

The Snipping Tool

Touch Screen Support

Configuring Power Options

Power Plans

Battery Meter

Power Management and Group Policy

Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Part II: Final Review

Fast Facts

Introducing Windows Vista

Installing Windows Vista

Upgrading to Windows Vista

Configuring and Troubleshooting Post-Installation System Settings

Configuring Windows Security Features

Configuring Network Connectivity

Configuring Applications Included with Windows Vista

Monitoring and Optimizing System Performance and Reliability

Configuring and Troubleshooting Mobile Computing

Practice Exam

Answers to Practice Exam

Part III: Appendixes

What's on the CD-ROM

Glossary
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About Don Poulton

Don Poulton (A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA, MCSE) is an independent consultant who has been involved with computers since the days of 80-column punch cards. After a career of more than 20 years in environmental science, Don switched careers and trained as a Windows NT 4.0 MCSE. He has been involved in consulting with a couple of small training providers as a technical writer, during which time he wrote training and exam prep materials for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. Don has written or contributed to several titles, including Security+ Lab Manual (Que, 2004), MCSA/MCSE 70-299 Exam Cram 2: Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows 2003 Network (Exam Cram 2) (Que, 2004), and MCSE 70-294 Exam Prep: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure(Que, 2006).



In addition, he has worked on programming projects, both in his days as an environmental scientist and, more recently, with Visual Basic to update an older statistical package used for multivariate analysis of sediment contaminants. When not working on computers, Don is an avid amateur photographer who has had his photos displayed in international competitions and published in magazines such as Michigan Natural Resources Magazineand National Geographic Traveler. Don also enjoys traveling and keeping fit.



Don lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his wife Terry.
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