Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference

1st Edition

Upgrading, Deploying, Managing, and Securing Windows 7

Print ISBN: 9781597495615
eBook ISBN: 9781597495622
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 22nd April 2010
Page Count: 672
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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.

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


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

Table of Contents

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


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"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