Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781597495615, 9781597495622

Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference

1st Edition

Upgrading, Deploying, Managing, and Securing Windows 7

Authors: Jorge Orchilles
eBook ISBN: 9781597495622
Paperback ISBN: 9781597495615
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 22nd April 2010
Page Count: 672
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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.

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

Readership

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

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






Details

No. of pages:
672
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Syngress 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Syngress
eBook ISBN:
9781597495622
Paperback ISBN:
9781597495615

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).

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).

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