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Microsoft® Windows® 7 Administration: Instant Reference

Book Description

An on-the-spot reference for Windows 7 administrators

Hundreds of thousands of IT administrators, network administrators, and IT support technicians work daily with Windows 7. This well-organized, portable reference covers every facet of Windows 7, providing no-nonsense instruction that is readily accessible when you need it. Designed for busy administrators, it features thumb tabs and chapter outlines to make answers easy to find.

  • Windows 7 administrative and support personnel need quick answers to situations they confront each day; this Instant Reference is designed to provide information, solutions, and best practices on the spot

  • Designed for quick navigation, with thumb tabs, chapter outlines, tables, lists, and concise answers in a conveniently sized, portable volume

  • Covers disk configuration, desktop management, remote assistance, security, and much more, with step-by-step instruction

Microsoft Windows 7 Administration Instant Reference is the perfect partner to more comprehensive guidebooks, helping you to easily find answers and solve problems onsite.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Credits
  4. Copyright
  5. Dear Reader,
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book
    2. What’s Inside
    3. The Pocket Reference Series
    4. How to Contact Sybex
  9. Part I: Installation
    1. Chapter 1: Installing Windows 7
      1. Understand Windows 7’s New Features
      2. Understand Windows 7 Architecture
      3. Prepare to Install Windows 7
      4. Install Windows 7
    2. Chapter 2: Automating a Windows 7 Installation
      1. Use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010
      2. Perform Unattended Installations
      3. Deploy Unattended Installations
      4. Use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
      5. Work with Windows PE
    3. Chapter 3: Configuring Disks
      1. Configure File Systems
      2. Configure Disk Storage
      3. Access and Manage the Disk Management Utility
      4. Manage Dynamic Storage
      5. Troubleshoot with Disk Management
      6. Manage Data Compression
      7. Manage Data Encryption with EFS
      8. Use Disk Maintenance Tools
  10. Part II: Configuration
    1. Chapter 4: Managing the Desktop
      1. Configure Desktop Settings
      2. Configure Windows Gadgets
      3. Manage Multiple Languages and Regional Settings
      4. Configure Accessibility Features
      5. Configure the Power Button
      6. Manage a Multiple-User Environment
    2. Chapter 5: Managing the Interface
      1. Configure the Windows 7 Operating System
      2. Manage Display Devices
      3. Use Power Management for Mobile Computer Hardware
      4. Configure Advanced Power Settings
      5. Manage Windows 7 Services
    3. Chapter 6: Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
      1. Use Remote Assistance
      2. Use a Remote Desktop
  11. Part III: Users and Security
    1. Chapter 7: Configuring Users and Groups
      1. Understand Windows 7 User Accounts
      2. Log On and Log Off
      3. Work with User Accounts
      4. Manage the User’s Properties
      5. Create and Manage Groups
    2. Chapter 8: Managing Security
      1. Manage Security Configurations
      2. Create and Apply LGPOs
      3. Configure User Account Control
      4. Use the Advanced Security Options
      5. Configure the Action Center
      6. Use Windows Defender
      7. Use BitLocker Drive Encryption
  12. Part IV: Hardware and Networking
    1. Chapter 9: Configuring Hardware and Printing
      1. Configure Hardware
      2. Manage I/O Devices
      3. Configure Printers
    2. Chapter 10: Configuring Network Connectivity
      1. Connect Network Devices
      2. Connect Wireless Devices
      3. Join and Share HomeGroups in Windows 7
      4. Understand Network Protocols
  13. Part V: Applications
    1. Chapter 11: Configuring Internet Explorer 8
      1. Use New IE8 Features
      2. Use Updated Features of IE8
      3. Use IE8’s New Security and Safety Features
      4. Use IE8’s Enhanced Security and Safety Features
      5. Configure IE8
    2. Chapter 12: Installing and Configuring Applications
      1. Use Getting Started in Windows 7
      2. Access Email in Windows 7
      3. Integrate Windows Fax and Scan
      4. Use Windows Media Player 12
      5. Control Digital Media with Windows Media Center
      6. Install and Uninstall Applications in Windows 7
  14. Part VI: Recovery
    1. Chapter 13: Maintaining and Optimizing Windows 7
      1. Optimize Windows 7
      2. Use Windows 7 Tools to Discover System Information
      3. Maintain Windows 7 with Backup and Restore
  15. Index