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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About the author

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).


"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