Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows Vista, Second Edition

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SPECIAL EDITION Microsoft® Windows Vista® Second Edition

The only Windows Vista book you need

We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward Vista proficiency and use more advanced features. If you buy only one book on Vista, Special Edition Using Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Second Edition, is the book you need.

     •    Tired of the constant barrage of spam, spyware, viruses and other ‘Net nasties? We show you how to rebuke the onslaught of hacker attacks, protect your identity, and keep your sanity, all at the same time.

     •    Is the new Vista interface making your trigger-finger itch? Ours too…that is, until we turned Windows inside out, shook out all the loose parts, and figured out just what makes this beast tick. Learn from our pain and suffering.

     •    If you finally broke down and purchased a Windows Media Center computer, or if you think you have one and didn’t even know it, you are holding just the book for you. We show you how to get up to speed with your new computer, transforming it from the little PC that could into the media juggernaut, entertainment center, gaming center, and way-better-than-TiVo replacement you never knew it could be.

     •    Ready to upgrade? We provide from-the-trenches advice on upgrading to Windows Vista. Maybe you to still want to run Windows XP but would like to try Vista for a while to see if you like it. We cover how to dual-boot your computer safely with both operating systems.

Category: Microsoft® Windows Operating System

Covers: Microsoft® Windows Vista®, all versions Windows Vista Service Pack 1

User Level: Beginner–Intermediate

Robert Cowart has written more than 40 books that have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. He made his name writing for Sybex and Osborne–most notably in the best-selling Mastering Windows series. As an author and media developer for Que, Bob has written numerous Windows titles, including multiple editions of Que’s flagship Windows book, Special Edition Using Microsoft® Windows®.

Brian Knittel is a software developer, consultant, and writer. He’s authored or coauthored many of Que’s best-selling Windows books, including Que’s leading Windows book, Special Edition Using Microsoft® Windows®. Brian also is the author of Windows XP Under the Hood and coauthored Upgrading and Repairing Windows® with Scott Mueller.

On the CD-ROM

More than 80 minutes of how-to video, showing you how to get up to speed with Windows Vista! Bob and Brian show you how the new Vista Welcome Center works, how to personalize and tweak the desktop, how to use the new Windows Explorers, how to manage user accounts and more! Using screen cam videos and voice over, you’ll be able to watch the Windows masters at work, taking the guesswork out of getting up to speed with Vista. It’s like having Bob and Brian sitting next to you while you’re learning how to use Vista!

Table of contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. About the Authors
  3. About the Contributors
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. We Want to Hear from You!
    1. Reader Services
  6. Introduction
    1. Welcome
    2. Why This Book?
    3. How Our Book Is Organized
    4. Conventions Used in This Book
      1. Text Conventions
      2. Tips from the Windows Pros
      3. Special Elements
        1. Cross-References
  7. I. Introducing Windows Vista
    1. 1. Introducing Windows Vista
      1. An Overview of Windows Vista
      2. A Little Windows History
      3. So What’s New in Windows Vista?
        1. Interface Improvements
          1. Aero and Glass
          2. Orb and Search
          3. Start Menu
          4. Desktop
          5. Metadata Editing
          6. Sidebar and Gadgets
          7. New Explorers
          8. Speech Recognition
        2. System Security Enhancements
        3. Performance Improvements
        4. System Management and Stability Improvements
        5. Data Security Enhancements
        6. New or Improved Accessories
        7. Networking
        8. Productivity
        9. Internet Explorer 7
        10. Entertainment
      4. Differences Among Versions of Vista
      5. How Does Windows Vista Compare to UNIX and Linux?
        1. UNIX
        2. Linux
          1. Windows Application Compatibility with Linux
          2. Windows Vista Versus Linux
      6. Windows Vista on the Corporate Network
    2. 2. Installing and Upgrading Windows Vista
      1. General Considerations for Windows Vista
      2. Windows Vista Hardware Requirements
        1. Option 1: Using What You’ve Got: Ensuring Compatibility via the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor
        2. Option 2: Choosing a Windows Vista Premium Ready PC
        3. Option 3: Upgrading Your Computer
      3. Performing a New Installation of Windows Vista
        1. Typical Clean Setup Procedure
      4. Upgrading Older Versions of Windows to Vista
      5. Upgrading One Version of Vista to Another
      6. Multibooting Windows Vista
      7. Activating Windows Vista
      8. The Virtual Machine Approach
      9. Tips from the Windows Pros: Editing Your Windows Vista Boot Menu Entries
    3. 3. The First Hour
      1. The First Things to Do After Starting Windows Vista
      2. A Quick Tour of Vista’s Important Features
        1. The Welcome Screen
        2. The Welcome Center
        3. The New Start Menu
        4. The New Windows Explorer
        5. The Redesigned Control Panel
        6. User Account Control
      3. Windows Vista User Accounts
        1. Create New Accounts
        2. Change Account Settings
        3. Before You Forget Your Password
        4. Adjust Your Own User Account
        5. Just One User?
      4. Set Up Internet Access
      5. Download Critical Updates
      6. Personalize Windows
        1. Personalize Screen Settings
        2. Set Up the Quick Launch Bar
        3. Adjust the Explorers
          1. Disable Hide Extensions for Known File Types
          2. Customize the Start Menu
          3. Set Internet Explorer’s Home Page
          4. Set Internet Explorer’s Search Provider
      7. Transfer Information from Your Old Computer
        1. Windows Easy Transfer
        2. Windows Easy Transfer Companion
      8. Log Off or Shut Down
      9. More Than You Wanted to Know
        1. Where’s My Stuff, or the User Profile Structure
          1. Profile Compatibility Junction Points
        2. Compatibility and Virtualization
        3. Creating User Groups
        4. After You Forget Your Password
        5. Using a Password Recovery Disk
        6. Accessing the Real Administrator Account
      10. Tips from the Windows Pros: Configuring the Default User Profile
  8. II. Using Windows Vista
    1. 4. Using the Windows Vista Interface
      1. Who Should Read This Chapter?
      2. Logging In to Windows Vista
        1. Logging On from the Welcome Screen
      3. Using Windows Vista—The User Experience
        1. Parts of the Windows Vista Screen
          1. The Desktop
          2. The Recycle Bin
          3. Icons
        2. Dialog Box Changes
        3. Putting Items on the Desktop
        4. Saving Files on the Desktop from a Program
        5. Properties and the Right-Click
        6. Using Windows Explorer
          1. Displaying the Contents of Your Computer
          2. Working with Objects in Folder View
      4. The Taskbar, the Start Menu, and Other Tools
        1. Uninstall or Change Programs
        2. Add New Programs
          1. Using Older Programs
          2. Windows Marketplace and Digital Locker
        3. Installing Programs from the Network
      5. Running Your Applications
        1. How to Launch Your Apps
          1. Running Programs from the Start Button
          2. Running a Program from Computer or Windows Explorer
        2. Using Documents, Pictures, and Music
          1. Pictures
          2. Music
        3. Using Speech Recognition
          1. Advanced Speech Options
      6. Using the Help System
      7. Exiting Windows Gracefully
      8. Dealing with a Crashed Application or Operating System
      9. Troubleshooting
        1. Shortcut Doesn’t Work
        2. Forcing Your Computer to Shut Down
        3. Ctrl+Alt+Delete Doesn’t Work
      10. Tips from the Windows Pros: Working Efficiently
    2. 5. Managing Files and Searching
      1. What’s New in Windows Explorer
        1. The Legacy of WebView
      2. Buttons, Breadcrumbs, Toolbars, and More
        1. Breadcrumbs in the Computer Window
        2. Breadcrumbs in Windows Explorer
        3. User Profiles
      3. Navigating the File System
        1. Right-Clicking
        2. Selecting Several Items
        3. Viewing Meta-Information
        4. Turning Panes On and Off
      4. Customizing File and Folder Views
        1. Customize This Folder
        2. Setting Folder Options
      5. Searching
        1. Changing Search and Indexing Settings
        2. Searching As You Type
          1. Searching in Computer or Windows Explorer
          2. Searching in the Start Menu
        3. The Search Pane
        4. Grouping and Stacking
      6. Zipping and Packing Files
      7. File and Folder Security
      8. Troubleshooting
        1. Can’t Find a File
        2. Can’t Find Files That Belong to Other Users
        3. JPEG Files Not Compressing
        4. Pressing Enter Required to Start a Search
      9. Tips from the Windows Pros: Using the Search Tool from the Start Menu
    3. 6. Printing
      1. Windows Printing Primer
        1. The Printers Folder
      2. Installing and Configuring a Printer
        1. Adding a New Printer
      3. Installing a Local Printer
        1. If the Printer Isn’t Found or Is on a Serial (COM) Port
        2. What to Do If Your Printer Isn’t Listed
      4. Changing a Printer’s Properties
        1. Comments About Various Settings
      5. Removing a Printer from the Printers Folder
      6. Printing from Windows Applications
        1. Preprinting Checklist
        2. Printing by Dragging Files into the Print Manager
        3. Printing Offline
      7. Printing from DOS Applications
      8. Working with the Printer Queue
        1. Deleting a File from the Queue
        2. Canceling All Pending Print Jobs on a Given Printer
        3. Pausing, Resuming, and Restarting the Printing Process
      9. Viewing and Altering Print Document Properties
        1. Advanced Printer Management
      10. XPS Print Output
      11. Print to Disk Option
      12. Faxing
      13. Troubleshooting
        1. Printer Errors
        2. Nothing Happens
        3. Printer Produces Garbled Text
        4. Only Half of the Page Prints Correctly
        5. Cannot Receive a Fax
      14. Tips from the Windows Pros: Does the Green Ink Have You Seeing Red?
    4. 7. Sidebar and Other Supplied Accessories
      1. Using Gadgets and the Sidebar
        1. Running Sidebar
        2. Adding new Gadgets
        3. Downloading New Gadgets
        4. Hiding the Sidebar
        5. Adjusting a Gadget’s Settings
        6. Moving Gadgets Around
        7. Adding a Gadget More Than Once
        8. Changing Opacity of Gadgets
        9. Bringing Gadgets to the Front
        10. Removing Gadgets
      2. Calendar
        1. Creating a Calendar
        2. Entering Appointments
        3. Subscribing to and Publishing Calendars
          1. Publishing a Calendar
        4. Setting Up Tasks
        5. Setting Options
      3. The Other Accessories
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. I can’t see my Gadgets
        2. My Text Is Chopped Off
        3. Adding and Modifying Tab Stops
      5. Tips from the Windows Pros: Receiving Email on a Pocket PC or Blackberry
  9. III. Multimedia and Imaging
    1. 8. Windows Media Player
      1. Learning the Basics
        1. Media Types Compatible with Media Player
        2. Getting Around Windows Media Player 11
          1. Navigating Menu Tabs
          2. Redesigned Browsing and Searching
        3. Playing Audio and Video in Windows Media Player 11
          1. Playing an Audio CD or DVD
          2. Playing Media Stored on Your Hard Disk or Network Share
      2. Getting Music and Video on Your Computer
        1. Ripping Songs from CDs onto Your Computer
          1. Choosing a File Format
          2. Choosing a Bit Rate
        2. Shopping for Music and Video from Online Stores
          1. Choosing an Online Store
          2. Setting Up an Account
        3. Adding Items from Your Computer to Your Library
      3. Taking Your Music and Video on the Go
        1. Burning Customized CDs
        2. Syncing Files to Your Portable Media Player
          1. Choosing What Syncs Automatically
          2. Selecting Item to Sync Manually
        3. Sharing Media Throughout Your Home
      4. Organizing Your Music Collection
        1. Creating Your Own Custom Playlists
        2. Creating and Editing Auto Playlists
        3. Organizing your Media Collection
          1. Housecleaning for Your Media Library
      5. Updating Media Information and Album Art
        1. Adding or Editing Media Information
          1. Automatically Get Media Information from an Online Database
        2. Adding or Changing Album Art
      6. Tips from the Windows Pros: Playing Audio from Your Portable Device Through Your Car Stereo
    2. 9. Windows Imaging Tools
      1. Image Manipulation in Windows Vista
      2. What’s Built in to Windows Vista for Photographs?
      3. Windows Photo Gallery
        1. Importing Files into Windows Photo Gallery
        2. Organizing Photos and Movies in Windows Photo Gallery
      4. Working with Scanners and Cameras
        1. Using Windows Photo Gallery with a Scanner
        2. Using Windows Photo Gallery with a Digital Camera
        3. Manipulating Pictures in Windows Photo Gallery
        4. Printing Your Masterpiece
        5. Sharing Your Photos with Others Electronically
      5. Burning Your Pictures to CD
        1. Writing Photos to CD Using Windows Explorer
        2. Making CDs and DVDs from Windows Photo Gallery
        3. Which Output Option to Use
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. Poor Print Quality with Digital Photos
        2. Scanner Not Recognized by Windows Photo Gallery
      7. Tips from the Windows Pros: Archiving Your Company’s History
    3. 10. Scanning and Faxing
      1. Introducing Windows Fax and Scan
        1. Preparations for Using Windows Fax and Scan
      2. Configuring the Fax Service
        1. Configuring Fax-Receiving Options
        2. Setting Up Sender Information
        3. Creating a Customized Cover Page
        4. Configuring Fax Settings
      3. Sending Faxes from Windows Fax and Scan
        1. Selecting Recipients
        2. Entering Text
        3. Selecting a Cover Page
        4. Inserting Images, Text, and Files
        5. Adding Scanned Pages
        6. Previewing the Fax
        7. Setting Up Dialing Rules
        8. Sending the Fax
        9. Monitoring Outgoing Faxes
      4. Receiving Faxes
        1. Printing Received Faxes Automatically
      5. Scanning Documents with Windows Fax and Scan
        1. Scanning Images
        2. Editing Scan Profile Defaults
        3. Creating a New Scan Profile
        4. Emailing Scans
        5. Faxing Scans
        6. Manipulating Scanned Images
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. Fax Modem Doesn’t Work
          1. Testing the Fax Modem
          2. External Fax Modem
          3. Internal Fax Modem
        2. Can’t Detect a Dial Tone
        3. Can’t Fax to Specified Contacts
        4. Can Fax at Office or Home, but Not from Other Sites
        5. Scanner Doesn’t Work
          1. Testing Scanner
          2. Obtaining WIA Drivers
        6. Slow Scanning Speed
      7. Tips from the Windows Pros: Scanning and Faxing Slides and Transparencies
    4. 11. Producing Videos with Windows Movie Maker
      1. Multimedia, Imaging, and Windows
      2. Video Capture and Editing with Microsoft Movie Maker 6
        1. Steps of Movie Production with Movie Maker
        2. Video Formats You Can Import
        3. Connecting Your Camcorder
      3. Capturing Your Video Clips
        1. Manually Importing Video
        2. Importing Digital Still Camera Movies, Snaps, and Sound Files
        3. Organizing Your Clips
        4. Turning Your Video Clips into a Simple Movie
        5. Editing Your Movie
        6. Adding Transitions Between Clips
        7. Adding Video Effects (Filters) to Your Clips
        8. Adding Narration to Your Movie
        9. Adding Titles to Your Movie
        10. Saving Your Project and Saving Your Movie
        11. AutoMovie
        12. Movie Maker Advanced Settings
        13. Beyond Windows Movie Maker
        14. Help Sites and Resources for Digital Video
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. You Can’t Control the DV Camcorder in Windows Movie Maker
        2. Windows Says You Don’t Have the Privileges to Publish a Movie on a CD
        3. You Can’t Publish Your Movie to the DV Camera
        4. The First Few Seconds of Your Movie Are Missing After You Publish to Tape
        5. You Get an Error Message That the Temporary Files Exceed the 4GB FAT-32 File Size Limit
      5. Tips from the Windows Pros: Adding Impact to Your Movies
        1. Effects and Transitions Are Overrated
        2. Color and Exposure Correction
        3. Who’s Zoomin’ Who(m)?
    5. 12. Sound Recorder, DVD Maker, and other Multimedia Tools
      1. Become a Recording Star
      2. Windows Sound Recorder
      3. Volume Control
      4. Viewing Images
        1. Using Windows Explorer to View Your Photos
        2. Using a Slideshow
        3. Using Your Own Photos as a Screen Saver
      5. Recording to DVD
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. No Sound
        2. Errors Burning DVDs
    6. 13. Windows Media Center
      1. Windows Media Center—What’s the Hubbub?
      2. The WMC Hardware
        1. The New WMC PC Form Factors
        2. Is Windows Media Center Based on Home or Business Versions?
        3. Can I Upgrade My NonMedia Center PC to a Windows Media Center PC?
        4. Basic WMC PC Hookup
        5. Media Center Extender
      3. The WMC Functions
        1. TV + Movies
          1. Setting Up the Guide
          2. Heavy Disk Consumption in Live TV
        2. Pictures + Video
        3. Music
      4. Some Tricks of the Trade
        1. Playing DVDs and Other Video Files
          1. Setting Media Center as the Default DVD Player
        2. Viewing TV Shows on Your HDTV or Projector
        3. Broadcasting TV Shows to Your TV or Projector
        4. Burning DVDs from Recorded TV
        5. Setting Parental Control Ratings
      5. Troubleshooting
        1. My TV Tuner Is Not Working
        2. No video in WMC
      6. Tips from the Windows Pros
        1. Converting Your Videos to DivX to Save Disk Space
        2. Burn DivX to DVD
  10. IV. Windows Vista and the Internet
    1. 14. Getting Connected
      1. Going Worldwide
      2. Connection Technologies
        1. Analog Modem
        2. ISDN
        3. DSL
        4. Cable Modem
        5. Satellite Service
        6. Wireless
        7. Choosing a Technology
      3. Choosing an Internet Service Provider
        1. Travel Considerations
      4. Choosing Equipment
      5. Ordering the Service
      6. Installing the Hardware
        1. Installing a Modem in Windows Vista
        2. Changing the Modem Type
        3. Installing Internal ISDN Adapters
        4. Installing a Network Adapter
        5. Installing a Satellite or Wireless Connection
      7. Configuring Your Internet Connection
        1. Configuring an ISP Account
      8. Adjusting Dial-Up Connection Properties
      9. Configuring a High-Speed Connection
        1. Configuring a PPPoE Broadband Connection
          1. Setting Up Dynamic IP Addressing (DHCP)
          2. Setting Up a Fixed IP Address
      10. Making and Ending a Dial-Up Connection
        1. Checking the Connection Status
        2. Hanging Up a Dial-Up Connection
      11. Changing the Default Connection
      12. Managing Multiple Internet Connections
      13. Troubleshooting
        1. Modem Didn’t Dial ISP
        2. Modem Dialed ISP but the Connection Failed
        3. Can’t Reach Any Websites
      14. Tips from the Windows Pros: Staying Connected While Traveling Abroad
    2. 15. Using Internet Explorer 7
      1. Origins and Development of the World Wide Web
      2. What’s New in Internet Explorer 7?
      3. Internet Explorer 7 Quick Tour
        1. Entering URLs
        2. Browsing in Tabbed Pages
        3. Adding Sites to Your Favorites
        4. Working Offline
        5. Saving a Single Web Page for Later Viewing
      4. Using Multimedia Browsing and Downloading
        1. Images
        2. Audio and Video
          1. MPEG, AVI, and WMV Videos
          2. Streaming Broadcasts
          3. MP3 Audio
        3. Downloading Programs
        4. Protecting Against Bad Downloaded Programs
        5. Protecting Against “Drive-By” Downloads of IE Add-Ons
          1. Allowing Add-Ons with Invalid Signatures
          2. Viewing and Managing Your IE Add-Ons
      5. Customizing the Browser and Setting Internet Options
        1. Setting Default Mail, News, and HTML Editor Programs
        2. Setting Security and Privacy Preferences
          1. Using Encryption
          2. Stopping Phishers
        3. Blocking Pop-Ups and Pop-Unders
          1. A Few Notes About Pop-Up Exceptions
        4. Controlling Objectionable Content
          1. Parental Controls
          2. The Content Advisor
        5. Other Internet Settings
      6. Effectively Searching the Web
      7. Safer Alternatives to IE
      8. Getting a Microsoft Live ID
        1. Hey, Who’s Afraid of Microsoft Live ID?
      9. Troubleshooting
        1. Web Page Errors
        2. Email Link Troubles
        3. Some Graphics Don’t Appear
        4. Internet Explorer Crashes on Certain Web Pages
        5. What Happened to the Website?
      10. Tips from the Windows Pros: Finding and Using PDF Documents on the World Wide Web
    3. 16. Email and Newsgroups with Windows Mail
      1. Choosing an Email Client
        1. What If You Like Outlook 97, 98, 2000, 2003, or 2007?
        2. Other Email Clients
      2. Windows Mail Quick Tour
        1. Setting Up an Email Account
          1. What Are POP, IMAP, SMTP, and HTTP?
        2. Reading and Processing Incoming Messages
        3. Deleting Messages
      3. Creating and Sending New Mail
        1. Sending and Receiving Attachments
        2. Guarding Yourself Against Email Viruses
        3. Setting Up a Signature
        4. Requesting Receipts
        5. Formatting Options for Mail
        6. Sending and Receiving Secure Messages
      4. Using the Windows Contacts Address Book
        1. Adding, Editing, and Removing Entries
        2. Creating Distribution Lists
        3. Finding People Who Aren’t in Your Address Book
      5. Handling Unique Mail Situations
        1. Modifying an Existing Email Account
      6. Additional Security Features in Windows Mail
        1. Limiting Spam
        2. Protecting Against HTML Scripts
        3. Handling Multiple Email Accounts for the Same User
        4. Organizing Your Mail
        5. Compacting Your Mail Folder
        6. Filtering Your Mail
        7. Checking Your Messages While Traveling
          1. All Your Mail Is in a Laptop
          2. All Your Work Is in Your Desktop
        8. Backing Up Windows Mail Data
          1. Backing Up All Your Windows Mail Messages
          2. To Restore Mail Data from a Backup
          3. Backing Up the Windows Mail Address Book
            1. To Send Someone a vCard or Contact
          4. Backing Up and Restoring Mail and Newsgroup Account Information
        9. Dealing with Spam
      7. Newsgroups and the Internet
        1. What About Mailing Lists?
        2. Locating News Servers
      8. Setting Up a Newsgroup Account in Windows Mail
        1. Downloading the Newsgroup List
      9. Finding and Reading Newsgroups
        1. Subscribing to Newsgroups
        2. Reading and Posting Messages to a Newsgroup
        3. Managing Messages
        4. Reading News Offline
      10. Troubleshooting Email
        1. Password Trouble
        2. Identity Crisis
        3. Checking Mail in Multiple Accounts
        4. Thinning Your Contacts List
        5. Recipients Don’t Like My Mail Formatting
        6. Missing Mail Servers
        7. Making Windows Mail Less Automated
        8. Missing Windows Mail Folders
      11. Troubleshooting Newsgroups
        1. Newsgroup Isn’t Available on News Server
        2. Some Messages Are Unavailable After Synchronizing
        3. Message No Longer Available
        4. Which Ones Are New?
        5. No News Server Connection
      12. Tips from the Windows Pros: Creating Formatted Email
      13. Tips from the Windows Pros: Newsgroups—For More Than Just News
    4. 17. Troubleshooting Your Internet Connection
      1. It’s Great When It Works, but...
      2. Before You Run into Trouble
      3. Troubleshooting Step by Step
      4. Identifying Software-Configuration Problems
        1. Troubleshooting a Dial-Up Connection
        2. Troubleshooting a Cable or DSL Modem Connection
        3. Troubleshooting a LAN Connection
      5. Identifying Network Hardware Problems
        1. Identifying Modem Hardware Problems
        2. Identifying Modem Connectivity Problems
      6. Troubleshooting Internet Problems with Windows TCP/IP Utilities
        1. ipconfig
        2. ping
        3. tracert
        4. pathping
        5. route
      7. Third-Party Utilities
        1. Speed Check
        2. whois Database
        3. Reverse tracert
        4. WS_Ping Pro Pack
      8. Tips from the Windows Pros: Pinging with Larger Packets
    5. 18. Hosting Web Pages with Internet Information Services
      1. Overview of Internet Information Services 7.0
        1. What Does a Web Server Do?
        2. A Directory by Any Other Name...
        3. Default Documents
        4. MIMEs Make It Happen
        5. To Run or Not to Run
      2. IIS Services and Requirements
        1. Do You Really Want to Do This?
        2. Before You Get Started
        3. Name Service
      3. Installing IIS
        1. Opening the Firewall
        2. Setting File Permissions
      4. Setting Up a Simple Website
      5. Managing Your Site with the Computer Management Console
        1. Important IIS Settings and Components
          1. Physical Path
          2. Authentication
          3. Default Document
          4. Directory Browsing
          5. Scripting
          6. MIME Mappings
          7. Virtual Directories
          8. SMTP Server
      6. Managing the FTP Server
        1. Using the FTP Service to Publish Website Content
        2. Using the FTP Service to Exchange Files
        3. Managing FTP Connections
      7. Log Files
      8. Making the Site Available on the Internet
      9. Security Issues for Internet Services
        1. Keeping Up-to-Date
        2. File Security
      10. Troubleshooting
        1. Check to See Whether IIS Is Working
        2. Server Doesn’t Respond to Requests
        3. Other Computers Can’t Reach the Site
        4. Hyperlinks Return Gibberish
        5. Browser Doesn’t Show Modified Web Page
      11. Tips from the Windows Pros: Scripting for Interactive Sites
  11. V. Networking
    1. 19. Overview of Windows Networking
      1. Networking for Everybody
        1. Why You Really Need a Network
        2. Why It Won’t Cost Much
      2. Windows Vista’s Network Personalities
      3. Network Hardware Options
        1. Wired Ethernet Networks
        2. Unshielded Twisted-Pair (UTP) Cable
        3. Wireless Networks
          1. Wireless Pros and Cons
        4. Powerline and Phoneline
      4. Network Terminology
      5. Windows Vista Network Services
        1. What’s Changed in Vista
        2. File and Printer Sharing
        3. Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
        4. Roaming User Profiles
        5. Distributed Applications
          1. RPC
          2. COM+ (Formerly COM and DCOM)
          3. Peer-to-Peer Networking and Windows Communication Foundation
        6. .NET
        7. Virtual Private Networking
        8. Remote Access Service (RAS)
          1. Remote Access by Modem and VPN
          2. Remote Desktop and Windows Terminal Services
        9. Internet Connection Sharing
        10. Windows Firewall
        11. Universal Plug and Play
        12. Active Directory
        13. IntelliMirror
        14. Intranet/Internet Services and Tools
        15. Security
      6. Tips from the Windows Pros: Becoming a Networking Professional
    2. 20. Creating a Windows Network
      1. Creating or Joining a Network
      2. Planning Your Network
        1. Are You Being Served?
        2. When to Hire a Professional
        3. Planning for Adequate Capacity
        4. Printers
        5. Backup System
        6. Power Surprise
      3. Choosing a Network and Cabling System
        1. 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
        2. 1000Mbps Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet)
        3. Phone Line and Power Line Networking
        4. 802.11g Wireless Networking
        5. Mixed Networking
        6. Printing and Faxing
        7. Providing Internet Connectivity
        8. Providing Remote Access
      4. Installing Network Adapters
        1. Checking Existing Adapters
        2. Installing Multiple Network Adapters
      5. Installing Network Wiring
        1. Cabling for Ethernet Networks
        2. General Cabling Tips
        3. Wiring with Patch Cables
        4. Installing In-Wall Wiring
          1. Out of the (Phone) Closet
        5. Connecting Just Two Computers
        6. Connecting Multiple Hubs
        7. Installing a Wireless Network
        8. Setting Up a New Wireless Network
        9. Joining an Existing Wireless Network
      6. Configuring a Peer-to-Peer Network
        1. Adding Network Clients, Services, and Protocols
        2. Configuring the TCP/IP Protocol
          1. Manually Configuring TCP/IP
        3. Choosing Your Network Location
        4. Setting Your Computer Identification
        5. Configuring Windows Firewall
        6. Advanced Features
      7. Joining a Windows Domain Network
      8. Network Security
      9. Checking Out the Neighborhood
      10. Installing and Configuring Backup Software
        1. File and Folder Backup
        2. System Backup
      11. Bridging Two Network Types with Windows Vista
      12. Troubleshooting
        1. Can’t Drill Through Walls or Ceilings
        2. Hub Lights Do Not Come On
        3. Network Shows No Other Computers
      13. Tips from the Windows Pros: Grassroots Networking
    3. 21. Mix and Match with Old Windows and Macs
      1. Networking with Other Operating Systems
      2. Internetworking with Windows XP and Windows 2000
        1. Setting TCP/IP As the Default Network Protocol
        2. Installing the LLDP Responder for Windows XP
        3. Password Protection and Simple File Sharing
      3. Internetworking with Windows 95, 98, and me
      4. Internetworking with UNIX and Linux
        1. The SMB/CIFS Protocol
        2. Samba
        3. Samba Client Tools
        4. Samba Server Tools
          1. Printing to UNIX Queues from Windows
          2. Printing to Windows Printers from UNIX
        5. Telnet
          1. The Telnet Host Service
        6. Services for NFS
        7. The Berkeley “r” Commands
        8. Subsystem for UNIX-Based Applications
      5. Internetworking with Macintosh
        1. Planning for Compatibility
          1. Big Forking Deal
          2. Filename Compatibility
          3. File and Volume Size Limitations
          4. OS Compatibility
        2. Working with Mac OS X
          1. Using Windows Shared Files on the Mac
          2. Using Windows Printers on the Mac
          3. Using Mac Shared Files on Windows
          4. Using Mac Shared Printers on Windows
      6. Advanced Networking Services
        1. Setting Network Bindings
        2. Installing Optional Network Components
          1. SNMP
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. Some Computers Are Missing from Network Map
        2. Windows 98/Me Cannot Access Resources Shared by Vista
        3. Carriage Returns and Line Feeds Are Mangled
        4. Can’t Run Macintosh Application Concurrently
        5. Macintosh Files Have Lost Application Associations
      8. Tips from the Windows Pros: The Hosts File
    4. 22. Connecting Your Network to the Internet
      1. It’s a Great Time to Connect Your LAN to the Internet
      2. The Nuts and Bolts of the Connection
        1. The Need for Speed
        2. Ways to Make the Connection
        3. Managing IP Addresses
        4. NAT and Internet Connection Sharing
        5. Running Your Own Web Servers
        6. A Warning for Business Users
        7. Frame Relay
        8. Special Notes for Wireless Networking
        9. Special Notes for Cable Service
        10. Special Notes for ISDN Service
      3. Configuring Your LAN
        1. Scheme A—Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing with a Dial-Up Connection
          1. Setting Up the Shared Connection
          2. Configuring the Rest of the Network
        2. Scheme B—Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing with a Broadband Connection
        3. Scheme C—Sharing Router with a Broadband or Dial-Up Connection
        4. Using Universal Plug and Play
        5. Scheme D—Cable Internet with Multiple Computers
        6. Scheme E—Cable Internet with Multiple Computers and a Separate LAN
        7. Scheme F—Routed Service Using a Router
      4. Making Services Available
        1. Enabling Access with Internet Connection Sharing
        2. Enabling Access with a Sharing Router
          1. Forwarding Standard TCP and UDP Services
          2. Forwarding Nonstandard Services
      5. Troubleshooting
        1. Can’t Access a Shared Modem Connection from the LAN
        2. Can’t Access a Shared DSL or Cable Connection from the LAN
        3. Shared Connection Doesn’t Happen
      6. Tips from the Windows Pros: Speeding Up Vista?
    5. 23. Using a Windows Network
      1. Windows Vista Was Made to Network
        1. Workgroup Versus Domain Networking
      2. File Sharing in Windows Vista
        1. What’s in a Name?
        2. The UNC Naming Convention
      3. The Network and Sharing Center in Windows Vista
        1. The Major Components of the Network and Sharing Center
        2. Finding Network Shares
      4. Using Shared Folders
      5. Exploring and Searching the Network
        1. A Look at Shared Resources
        2. Searching the Network
          1. Searching for Printers
          2. Searching for Computers
          3. Searching for Files or Folders
        3. Advanced Active Directory Searching
        4. Using a Shared Disk Drive
        5. Using Internet-Based File Storage Services
        6. Mapping Drive Letters
          1. Mapping a Drive to a Subfolder
          2. Mapping a Shared Folder Without a Drive Letter
      6. Using Printers on the Network
        1. Installing Network Printers
          1. Browsing for a Suitable Printer
          2. Searching for Printers in Active Directory
          3. Finishing the Installation
        2. Using a Network Printer
        3. Using Printers over the Internet with IPP
          1. Selecting an IPP Printer By Its URL
          2. Selecting an IPP Printer via the Web
        4. Using Other IPP Printers
        5. Using UNIX and LPR Printers
        6. Using AppleTalk Printers
        7. Using Other Network-Connected Printers
      7. Using Network Resources Effectively
        1. Use Network Explorer
        2. Make Folder Shortcuts
        3. Use Offline Network Folders
        4. Put Tools and Documentation Online
        5. Organize Your Network to Fit Your Users
      8. Sharing Resources
      9. Sharing Folders and Drives
        1. Sharing Folders on a Workgroup or Domain Network
      10. Sharing Printers
        1. Installing Extra Printer Drivers
        2. Setting Printer Permissions
        3. Tracking Printer Users
        4. Changing the Location of the Spool Directory
        5. Printer Pooling
        6. Separator Pages
      11. Managing Network Use of Your Computer
      12. Managing Network Resources Using the Command Line
        1. Mapping Drives with net use
      13. Troubleshooting
        1. Can’t Find Any Printers in Active Directory
        2. Network Printer Has Stopped Working
        3. File Is in Use By Another
      14. Tips from the Windows Pros: Using Command-Line Utilities
    6. 24. Troubleshooting Your Network
      1. When Good Networks Go Bad
      2. Getting Started
      3. Diagnostic Tools
        1. The Network Window
        2. Network and Sharing Center
        3. Network Diagnostics
        4. Windows Firewall
        5. Event Viewer
        6. Device Manager
      4. Testing Network Cables
      5. Checking Network Configuration
        1. ipconfig
        2. Computer
        3. Network Connections
      6. Testing Network Connectivity
        1. ping
      7. Diagnosing File and Printer Sharing Problems
      8. Tips from the Windows Pros: Monitoring Your LAN
  12. VI. Maintaining Windows Vista
    1. 25. Windows Management and Maintenance
      1. Overview
      2. The Windows Vista Control Panel
        1. Breaking Down the Category View
        2. What Should You Use?
      3. AutoPlay
      4. Date and Time
      5. Default Programs
        1. Set Your Default Programs
        2. Set Associations
        3. Set Program Access and Computer Defaults
      6. Device Manager
      7. Understanding and Resolving Hardware Conflicts
        1. IRQs
        2. DMA Channels
        3. I/O Port Assignments
        4. Memory Addresses
        5. Checking a Device’s Resources
        6. Using Device Manager to Deal with Resource Conflicts
      8. Ease of Access Center
        1. Accessibility Keyboard Settings
        2. Accessibility Sound Settings
        3. Accessibility Display Settings
        4. Accessibility Mouse Settings
      9. Fonts
        1. Fonts 101
        2. Font Types
        3. Font and Font Information Sources
        4. Font Substitutions
        5. Font Installation and Management
      10. Game Controllers
      11. Keyboard
      12. Mouse
      13. Performance Information and Tools
        1. The Windows Experience Index
        2. Interpreting the Windows Experience Index
        3. Manage Startup Programs with Windows Defender
        4. Adjust Visual Effects
        5. Adjust Indexing Options
        6. Other Performance Options
        7. Advanced Tools
      14. Reliability and Performance Monitor
        1. Resource Overview
        2. Performance Monitor
        3. Reliability Monitor
        4. Data Collector Sets and Reports
      15. System Diagnostics Report
      16. Power Options
      17. Programs and Features
        1. Uninstall or Change a Program
        2. View Installed Updates
        3. Windows Marketplace
        4. Digital Locker
          1. Setting Up Digital Locker
          2. Shopping with Digital Locker
          3. The Digital Locker Assistant
        5. Enable/Disable Windows Features
      18. Regional and Language Options
      19. System
        1. Remote Settings
        2. System Protection
        3. Advanced System Settings
        4. Data Execution Prevention (DEP)
        5. Environment Variables
      20. Windows SideShow
      21. Administrative Tools
      22. Computer Management
        1. Event Viewer
          1. Types of Log Files
          2. Overview and Summary
          3. Viewing Event Details
          4. Event Viewer Actions
        2. Shared Folders
        3. Local Security Policy
        4. Print Management
      23. Services
      24. Task Scheduler
      25. System Configuration
      26. Task Manager
        1. Applications Tab
        2. Processes Tab
          1. Altering the Priority of a Task
        3. Services Tab
        4. Performance Tab
        5. Networking Tab
        6. Users Tab
      27. System Information
      28. Adjust Visual Effects and Performance Options
      29. Using the iSCSI Initiator
      30. System Tools Folder in Start Menu
        1. Character Map
          1. Using Character Map
          2. Choosing from a Unicode Subrange
          3. Entering Alternative Characters from the Keyboard
      31. Troubleshooting
        1. The Task Manager Is Stalled
        2. Sending the Task Manager to the Background
        3. Wrong Characters Displayed When Pasting Characters from Character Map
      32. Tips from the Windows Pros: Creating and Using Shortcuts to Your Favorite Control Panel Applets
    2. 26. Tweaking the GUI
      1. GUI: To Tweak or Not to Tweak
      2. Start Menu Pizzazz!
        1. Tweaking the Taskbar
          1. Hide Inactive Notification Area Icons
          2. Reposition the Taskbar
      3. Display Properties
        1. Windows Color and Appearance
          1. Effects Settings
        2. Desktop Background
          1. Setting Desktop Icons
        3. Screen Savers
        4. The Sounds Link
        5. The Recording and Playback Tabs
        6. Changing Your Theme
        7. Display Settings
      4. Tweak UI
      5. Miscellaneous GUI Tips
        1. Fonts Preview Trick
        2. Which Windows Are You Using?
        3. Limiting Flip 3D
        4. More Visual Effects
        5. Administrator Tools Not Showing Up
        6. Changing the Location of the Documents and other Special Folders
        7. Cascading Elements off the Start Menu
        8. Switch Ctrl, Alt, and Caps Lock Keys
        9. Auto Scrolling with a Three-Button Mouse
      6. Configuring the Recycle Bin
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. Reducing Screen Flicker
        2. Where Did Those Icons Go?
        3. What Does That Say?
        4. Single- or Double-Click?
        5. Uh-Oh, My Monitor Died
        6. Moving in Slow Motion
        7. Blurry Images in LCD
        8. Stretched a Bit Thin
        9. Screen Fonts Too Small
    3. 27. Managing Hard Disks
      1. Hard Disk Management
      2. Windows Vista File and Storage Systems
        1. Basic Disks
        2. Dynamic Storage
      3. Organizational Strategies
      4. Windows Vista’s Disk-Management Tools
      5. Disk Management
        1. Assigning Drive Letters and Joining Volumes
          1. Grafting Versus Dynamic Disks
        2. Dynamic Disk Management
        3. Extending a Disk
        4. Shrinking a Disk
        5. Creating a Spanned Volume
        6. Creating a Striped Volume
      6. Removable Storage
      7. Disk Defragmenter
        1. The MFT
        2. Configuring Defrag
      8. Detecting and Repairing Disk Errors
      9. Convert
      10. Compression: How It Works, How to Use It
      11. Disk Cleanup Utility
        1. Using Internet Explorer’s Cache Cleanup
      12. Zipping or Compressing Files
      13. Third-Party Management Tools
      14. Hard Disk Troubleshooting
        1. Take the Mental Approach First
        2. Problems and Solutions
          1. System Starts but Cannot Find the Hard Drive
          2. Hard Drive Initializes but Will Not Boot
      15. Tips from the Windows Pros: Quieting a Noisy System
    4. 28. Troubleshooting and Repairing Problems
      1. Troubleshooting 101
      2. Easy Repair Options at Boot Time
        1. Using System Recovery
      3. Startup Repair
      4. System Restore
        1. Configuring System Restore
        2. Creating Restore Points
        3. Restoring Your System to an Earlier Time
      5. Windows Complete PC Restore
      6. Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
      7. Command Prompt
      8. Repairing a System That Won’t Start with Regedit
      9. Boot Options
      10. As a Last Resort
      11. Preventing Problems
      12. Fixing Application Problems with the Program Compatibility Wizard
        1. Adjusting Settings with the Compatibility Tab
      13. Using Problem Reports and Solutions
      14. Finding and Using Windows Vista Troubleshooting Resources
      15. Black Magic of Troubleshooting
      16. Tricks of the Windows Masters: Recovering Data from the System Recovery Options Menu
    5. 29. Keeping Windows and Other Software Up to Date
      1. Windows Vista and Keeping Up to Date
      2. Windows Update
        1. Windows Automatic Updates
        2. Windows Update Applet and Functions
          1. Manually Install Updates Using Windows Update
        3. Other Windows Update Settings
        4. Viewing and Changing Installed Updates
      3. Updating Drivers
        1. Manually Update Drivers
      4. Service Packs
        1. Basic Service Pack Information
        2. Installation of Service Packs
      5. Ultimate Extras
        1. Power Toys
      6. Installing and Removing Software
        1. Installation Via CD or DVD
        2. Installation Via Downloaded Program
        3. Uninstalling or Changing a Program Applet
        4. Uninstalling Software
        5. Compatibility Issues in 64-Bit Version
        6. Other Program Compatibility Issues
        7. Side-by-Side Installs
        8. Virtual Registries and Folders
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. Updates Do Not Install Properly
        2. Can’t Find Hidden Update
        3. Can’t Uninstall Current Update
        4. Uninstalled Update Keeps Installing
        5. Problems with Installed Update
        6. Problem Installing from Disc
        7. Older Programs Not Installing
        8. Program Doesn’t Show Up
        9. Uninstalling a Program
      8. Tips from the Windows Pros: Windows Update Driver Settings
    6. 30. Installing and Replacing Hardware
      1. Upgrading Your Hardware
        1. BIOS Settings
        2. Upgrading Your Hard Disk
        3. Adding RAM
      2. Adding Hardware
        1. Providing Drivers for Hardware Not in the List
      3. Removing Hardware
      4. Installing and Using Multiple Monitors
      5. Installing a UPS
        1. Choosing a UPS
        2. Installing and Configuring a UPS
        3. Testing Your UPS Configuration
      6. How Many Upgrades Are Allowed before EULA and SPP Barf?
        1. Upgrading Hardware in the Same Box and Complying with EULA
        2. Windows Vista SP-1 Brings an End to Reduced Functionality Mode
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. Can’t Select the Primary Display
        2. Altered BIOS Settings Prevent Computer from Booting
        3. New Hardware Doesn’t Work
      8. Tips from the Windows Pros: Upgrading and Optimizing Your Computer
        1. Keep Your Eye on the Hardware Compatibility List
        2. Sleuthing Out Conflicts
        3. Optimizing Your Computer for Windows Vista
    7. 31. Editing the Registry
      1. What Is the Registry?
      2. How the Registry Is Organized
      3. Registry Contents
        4. HKEY_USERS
      4. New Registry Features in Windows Vista
        1. Registry Virtualization
        2. Registry Reflection
      5. Backing Up and Restoring the Registry
        1. Backing Up the Registry
          1. Backing Up with Third-Party Disk-Backup Software
          2. Backing Up with Third-Party Registry-Backup Software
          3. Backing Up with System Restore
          4. Backing Up with Regedit
        2. Restoring the Registry
          1. Restoring the Registry from a Restore Point
          2. Restoring the Registry from Regedit
      6. Using Regedit
        1. Viewing the Registry
        2. Searching in the Registry
        3. Editing Keys and Values
          1. Adding a Value
          2. Changing a Value
          3. Deleting a Value
          4. Adding or Deleting a Key
          5. Renaming a Key
          6. Using Copy Key Name
        4. Advanced Registry Editing
        5. Editing the Registry of a Remote Computer
        6. Editing Registry Entries for Another User
        7. Editing Registry Entries for Another Windows Installation
        8. Editing Registry Security
      7. Other Registry Tools
        1. X-Setup Pro
        2. Registry Toolkit
        3. Registrar Registry Manager
        4. TweakVI
        5. Registry-Hacker Websites
        6. Google
      8. Registry Privileges and Policies
      9. Troubleshooting
        1. Signs of Registry Problems
        2. Recovering from a Suspected Registry Problem
        3. Tracking Down Errant Startup Programs
        4. Configuration Changes Don’t Appear for Other Users
      10. Tips from the Windows Pros: Deploying Registry Settings with REG Files
    8. 32. Command-Line and Automation Tools
      1. Command-Line Tools
      2. The Windows Vista Command Prompt Environment
        1. Command-Line Syntax
        2. Quoting Filenames with Spaces
        3. The Current Drive and Current Directory
        4. Editing Command Lines
        5. Filename Completion
        6. Redirection and Pipes
        7. Cut and Paste in the Command Prompt Window
        8. Command-Line Tips
          1. Easy Access to the Command Prompt window
          2. Running Commands with Elevated Privileges
          3. Change the Default Drive and Directory at the Same Time
          4. Use pushd and popd to Make Backtracking Easier
          5. Use pushd to Use Network Folders
        9. Getting Information About Command-Line Programs
      3. Command-Line Management Tools
        1. The net use Command
        2. The sc Command
          1. Listing Installed Services
          2. Starting and Stopping Services
        3. The Shutdown Command
      4. Setting Environment Variables
        1. Setting the PATH Environment Variable
        2. Specifying the Location of Temporary Files
      5. Setting Command Prompt Window Properties
        1. Keeping a Command Prompt Window Open After Execution
      6. The MS-DOS Environment
        1. Customizing AUTOEXEC.NT and CONFIG.NT
        2. Issues with DOSKEY and ANSI.SYS
        3. Editing Advanced Settings for a DOS Application
        4. Custom Startup Files
        5. Unavailable MS-DOS Commands
      7. Batch Files
        1. Batch File Basics
        2. Batch File Programming
          1. The set Statement
          2. The if Statement
          3. The goto Statement
          4. The call Statement
          5. The for Statement
        3. Batch File Tips
      8. Windows Script Host
        1. How WSH works
        2. Creating Scripts
        3. Some Sample Scripts
          1. Disk and Network Management
          2. Messaging and Email
          3. Windows Management Instrumentation
          4. Active Directory Scripting Interface (ADSI)
          5. Applications (For Example, Word)
      9. Task Scheduler
      10. Troubleshooting
        1. MS-DOS Program Can’t Open Enough Files
        2. MS-DOS Application Displays Garbage Characters
      11. Tips from the Windows Pros: Getting More Information
  13. VII. Security
    1. 33. Protecting Windows from Viruses and Spyware
      1. Malicious Software: Ignorance Is Not Bliss
        1. Viruses Past and Present
        2. Worms: “Look, Ma! No Hands!”
        3. Spyware
        4. Rootkits and Beyond
      2. Antimalware Strategy: Defense in Depth
        1. Windows Security Center
        2. Choosing and Installing an Antivirus Client
        3. Windows Defender for Spyware Protection
        4. Personal Firewalls: A Layer of Protection from Worms
        5. Automatic Updates: Remove the Side Doors
        6. Data Execution Prevention (DEP)
        7. User Account Control (UAC)
          1. Changing UAC Behavior
        8. Service Hardening
        9. Internet Explorer 7 Malware Protection
      3. Tips from the Windows Pros: Avoiding Malware
    2. 34. Protecting Your Data from Loss and Theft
      1. The Backup and Restore Center
        1. Differences in the Backup and Restore Center
        2. File and Folder Backups Versus Complete PC Backups
      2. Creating a File and Folder Backup
        1. Working with Removable Media During Backups
        2. How Backups Created with Back Up Files Are Stored
      3. Restoring Data from a File and Folder Backup
        1. Restoring the Current User’s Data
        2. Performing an Advanced Restore
      4. Creating a Complete PC (Image) Backup
        1. WBADMIN Command-Line System Backup and Restore
        2. Using VHDMount with Complete PC Backup Images
          1. Obtaining VHDMount
          2. Using VHDMount from the Command Line
          3. Creating Registry Entries to Enable VHDMount to Run in Windows Explorer
          4. Configuring VHDMount.exe to Run as Administrator
          5. Installing Drivers Needed for VHDMount
          6. Working with .vhd Files in Windows Explorer
          7. Closing Your .vhd File Safely
      5. Restoring a Complete PC Backup Image
      6. Encrypted File System (EFS)
        1. Using CIPHER
        2. Rules for Using Encrypted Files
        3. Suggested Folders to Encrypt
        4. Protecting and Recovering Encrypted Files
          1. Securing the Recovery Certificate
          2. Protecting Your Own File Encryption Certificate
          3. Recovering Encrypted Files on Your Own Computer
      7. Disk Organization for Data Safety
      8. BitLocker Disk Encryption
        1. BitLocker System Requirements
        2. Using the BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool
        3. Manual Preparation of the Hard Disk for Use with BitLocker
        4. Enabling the TPM
        5. Encrypting the Drive with BitLocker
        6. BitLocker Drive Encryption Recovery
        7. How BitLocker Protects Your Information
        8. Differences Between BitLocker and EFS Encryption
      9. Recovering Previous Versions of a File
      10. NTFS File Permissions
        1. Inheritance of Permissions
        2. Advanced Security Settings
        3. Viewing Effective Permissions
        4. Access Auditing
        5. Taking Ownership of Files
        6. Assigning Permissions to Groups
        7. Securing Your Printers
      11. Security Policy Configuration Options
      12. Third-Party Disc-Backup Tools
      13. Troubleshooting
        1. Backup Hardware Not Working
        2. USB Backup Device Not Recognized
        3. USB Backup Device Runs Very Slowly
        4. Not Enough Room for Backup on Target
        5. Can’t Locate File to Restore from a Multidisc Backup Setup
        6. CIPHER Produces Unexpected Results
        7. Unable to Encrypt Files or Folders
        8. Unable to Use BitLocker
        9. A User Has Access to a Restricted Object
        10. Administrator Can’t Delete File or Folder
      14. Tips from the Windows Pros: Restoring NTBACKUP Files
    3. 35. Protecting Your Network from Hackers and Snoops
      1. It’s a Cold, Cruel World
        1. Who Would Be Interested in My Computer?
        2. Types of Attack
        3. Your Lines of Defense
      2. Network Security Basics
      3. Advantages of a NAT (Shared) Connection and Separate Router
        1. Set Up Firewalls and NAT (Connection-Sharing) Devices
        2. Windows Firewall
        3. Packet Filtering
        4. Using NAT or Internet Connection Sharing
        5. Add-On Products for Windows
        6. Secure Your Router
      4. Passwords Versus Passwordless File Sharing
        1. Set Up Restrictive Access Controls
      5. Testing, Logging, and Monitoring
        1. Test Your Defenses
        2. Monitor Suspicious Activity
      6. Disaster Planning: Preparation for Recovery After an Attack
        1. Make a Baseline Backup Before You Go Online
        2. Make Frequent Backups When You’re Online
        3. Write and Test Server Restore Procedures
        4. Write and Maintain Documentation
        5. Prepare an Incident Plan
      7. Specific Configuration Steps for Windows Vista
        1. If You Have a Standalone Windows Vista Computer
        2. If You Have a LAN
        3. Enabling Windows Firewall
        4. Keep Up-to-Date
        5. Tightening Local Security Policy
          1. Account Policies
          2. Local Policies
      8. Configuring Windows Firewall
        1. Enabling and Disabling the Firewall
        2. Enabling Exceptions
        3. Advanced Firewall Settings
          1. Network Connection Settings
          2. Default Settings
      9. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
        1. Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security on a Local Computer
          1. Firewall Properties
          2. IPSec
        2. Firewall Rules
      10. More About Security
      11. Troubleshooting
        1. Shared Folders Are Visible to the Internet
        2. Sensitive Web Pages or FTP Folders Are Visible to the Internet
        3. Can’t View Protected Web Pages
        4. Network Services Are Not Being Blocked
        5. Windows Messenger Can’t Send Files
        6. Router Is Accessible via Telnet
      12. Tips from the Windows Pros: Having Professionals Audit Your Network
    4. 36. Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Spam
      1. Phishing (Fishing) for Information
        1. Live Phish: A Real-World Example
        2. More Help from Internet Explorer
        3. Two-Way Authentication
        4. Two-Factor Authentication
        5. Identity-Management Software
        6. Avoiding Phishing
      2. Spam Not Fit for Consumption
        1. Antispam Tactics
          1. Protect Your Email Address
          2. Use Spam Filtering
          3. Safe Senders List: Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You
          4. International Filtering: Isolationism for Email
          5. Inbox Phishing Protection and More
          6. Avoiding Spammers’ Tricks
      3. Tips from the Windows Pros: Take Action Against Email Abuse
  14. VIII. Windows On the Move
    1. 37. Wireless Networking
      1. Wireless Networking in Windows Vista
        1. Types of Wireless Networks
      2. Wireless Security Issues
        1. Plain Old Snooping
        2. Man in the Middle
        3. Wireless Security Keys
        4. Longer is Better
        5. Take Care When You Share
      3. Joining a Wireless Network
        1. In the Corporate Environment
        2. At Home or the Small Office
        3. In Someone Else’s Office
        4. At a Public Hot Spot
      4. Ad Hoc Networks and Meetings
      5. Managing Wireless Network Connections
        1. Switching Between Wireless Networks
        2. Advanced Wireless Network Settings
          1. Setting Preferred Network Order
          2. Selecting Automatic or Manual Connections
          3. Adding a Network Manually
          4. Connecting to Manually Created Ad Hoc Networks
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. Windows Is Unable to Find Any Networks
        2. Unable to Connect to Wireless Network
      7. Tips from the Windows Pros: The Wireless Command Line
    2. 38. Hitting the Road
      1. Windows Unplugged: Mobile and Remote Computing
      2. Managing Mobile Computers
        1. Windows Mobility Center
        2. Getting the Most Out of Your Battery
      3. VPN and Dial-Up Networking
        1. Virtual Private Networking
        2. Setting Up VPN and Dial-Up Networking
        3. Setting a VPN or Dial-Up Connection’s Properties
          1. Callbacks
          2. Gateway Settings
        4. Managing Dial-Up Connections from Multiple Locations
        5. Establishing a VPN or Dial-Up Connection
          1. Check Your Current Location
          2. Make the Connection
        6. Using Remote Network Resources
        7. Email and Network Connections
        8. Monitoring and Ending a VPN or Dial-Up Connection
        9. Routing Issues
      4. Incoming VPN and Dial-Up Access
        1. Setting Up VPN and Dial-Up Access
        2. Enabling Incoming VPN Connections with NAT
      5. Offline Folders
        1. Identifying Files and Folders for Offline Use
        2. Using Files While Offline
        3. Sync Center
          1. Reconciling Changes
        4. Managing and Encrypting Offline Files
        5. Making Your Shared Folders Available for Offline Use by Others
      6. Multiple LAN Connections
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. VPN Connection Fails Without Certificate
        2. Can’t Make File Available Offline
        3. Offline Files Are Missing
      8. Tips from the Windows Pros: Manually Adding Routing Information
    3. 39. Meetings, Conferencing, and Collaboration
      1. Vista: Plays Well with Others
      2. Making Presentations with a Mobile Computer
        1. Adjusting Presentation Settings
        2. External Display
        3. Network Projectors
      3. Windows Meeting Space
        1. Setting Up Windows Meeting Space
        2. Joining an Existing Meeting
        3. Working in Windows Meeting Space
        4. Sharing Documents as Handouts
        5. Leaving a Meeting
      4. Remote Assistance
        1. Enabling Remote Assistance
        2. Requesting Remote Assistance
        3. Responding to an Assistance Request
      5. Tips from the Windows Pros: It’s Not All About the Bullets
    4. 40. Remote Desktop
      1. Using Your Computer Remotely
      2. Setting Up Access to Your Own Computer
        1. Enabling Remote Desktop Access to Your Computer
        2. Establishing 24×7 Access
        3. Static IP Address or Dynamic DNS
        4. Port Forwarding
          1. Port Forwarding with Internet Connection Sharing
          2. Port Forwarding with a Router
      3. Connecting to Other Computers with Remote Desktop
        1. Connection Options
        2. Using the Remote Connection
        3. Keyboard Shortcuts
        4. Setting Up the Web-Based Client
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. Can’t Connect to Remote Computer
        2. Logon Is Denied
      5. Tips from the Windows Pros: Making More Than One Computer Available
    5. 41. Tablet PC Features
      1. Importance of Handwriting
      2. History of Tablets
      3. Who Needs a Tablet?
      4. What Does Tablet Vista Have That Regular PCs Don’t?
      5. What’s New in Tablet Vista?
      6. Choosing a Tablet PC
      7. Using Your Tablet PC—Differences and Similarities of Functions
      8. Input Methods Using the Input Panel
        1. Writing Methods Using the Input Panel
        2. Stylus Pen
        3. Input Panel Options
      9. Gestures and Pen Flicks
        1. Scratch-Out Gestures
        2. Pen Flicks
      10. Handwriting Recognition
        1. Specific Handwriting Recognition Errors
        2. Teach the Recognizer Your Style
      11. AutoComplete
      12. Sticky Notes and the Snipping Tool
        1. Sticky Notes
        2. Snipping Tool
      13. Windows Journal
      14. Tablet PC Settings and Pen and Input Devices
        1. Tablet PC Settings Menu
        2. Pen and Input Devices Menu
      15. Troubleshooting
        1. Pen Cursor Problem
        2. Pen Flicks Not Working
        3. Screen Does Change Layout for Convertibles
      16. Tips from the Windows Pros: A Whole New Level of Pen Flicks
  15. IX. Appendixes
    1. A. Windows Programs and Services
      1. Windows Programs
        1. Executable Programs
        2. MS-DOS Applications
        3. Control Panel Applets
        4. Microsoft Management Console Plug-Ins
        5. Screensavers
      2. Windows Services
    2. B. What’s New in Service Pack 1 (SP-1)
      1. Service Packs, Updates, and Hotfixes, Oh My!
      2. Windows Vista Service Pack 1
      3. Obtaining and Installing Service Pack 1
        1. Windows Update Method
        2. The Update Process Itself
      4. Free Support from Microsoft
        1. Standalone Method
      5. Uninstalling Service Pack 1
      6. Making Service Pack 1 Permanent

Product information

  • Title: Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows Vista, Second Edition
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: April 2008
  • Publisher(s): Que
  • ISBN: 9780768682588