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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis

Book Description

Wann immer über das neue Betriebssystem von Microsoft berichtet wird - Windows Vista und Sicherheit werden grundsätzlich in einem Atemzug genannt. Die wichtigsten Neuerungen in Vista betreffen den Bereich Sicherheit, gegenüber XP wurden die Sicherheitsfeatures deutlich erweitert. Als Systemadministrator oder IT-Architekt ist Ihre Zeit knapp bemessen: Dieses Buch bietet Ihnen einen schnellen Überblick und konkrete Anleitungen, um allen Sicherheitsanforderungen mit Vista gerecht zu werden.

Leitfaden für die sichere Konfiguration des Vista-Clients:

Vorgestellt werden alle neuen Sicherheitsfunktionen von Vista, die vor allem die Härtung des Systems, die Verwaltung von Zugriffsrechten und die Kommunikations- und Datensicherheit betreffen. Marcus Nasarek entwickelt in diesem Buch ein umfassendes Sicherheitskonzept für Vista, indem er die Sicherheitsmaßnahmen zum Schutz des lokalen Systems, der Netzwerkanbindung sowie die Sicherung elektronischer Daten erläutert. Unter anderem werden folgende Themen behandelt:

  • Kontrolle von Hardwareerweiterungen, Systemhärtung, digitale Zertifikate, Ereignisüberwachung

  • Schutz vor Malware, Windows Defender, Einschränkung von Zugriffsrechten, sichere Kennwörter

  • Sichere Netzwerkanbindung, WLAN und Bluetooth, Windows-Firewall, geschützte Fernzugriffe auf Unternehmensnetzwerke, Remote Access Service

  • Konfiguration von Internet Explorer und Windows Mail

  • Schützenswerte Daten, sichere Datenspeicherung, Datenverschlüsselung

Fokus auf die Praxis:

Als ausgewiesener Sicherheitsexperte verfolgt Marcus Nasarek einen pragmatischen Ansatz: Er stellt Sicherheitskonzepte vor, die lösungsorientiert, einfach umzusetzen und gleichzeitig wirtschaftlich sind. Konkrete Anwendungsfälle, Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen, zahlreiche Checklisten und klare Empfehlungen des Experten runden den praxisbezogenen Charakter des Buchs ab.

Table of Contents

  1. Table of Contents (1/2)
  2. Table of Contents (2/2)
  3. Preface
    1. How This Book Is Organized
    2. Who Should Read This Book
    3. What You Need Before You Start
    4. Conventions Used in This Book
    5. Other Resources
    6. How to Contact Us
    7. Safari® Enabled
    8. Acknowledgments
  4. Part I
  5. Getting Started with Windows Vista
    1. Getting to Know Windows Vista
    2. Navigating Windows Vista Editions
    3. Starting and Using Windows Vista
      1. Logging On and Finalizing the Installation
      2. Performing Essential Configuration Tasks
      3. Reviewing and Activating Your Computer
    4. Working with Windows Vista
    5. Logging On, Switching, Locking, Logging Off, and Shutting Down
      1. Logging On to Your Computer
      2. Switching Users
      3. Locking Your Computer
      4. Logging Off Your Computer
      5. Turning Off Your Computer
  6. Optimizing Windows Vista’s Interface
    1. Customizing Windows Vista’s Desktop
      1. Getting Around the Desktop
      2. Getting Around the Start Menu (1/2)
      3. Getting Around the Start Menu (2/2)
        1. Navigating and customizing the programs list
        2. Navigating common folders and customizing the listed features
        3. Navigating the control buttons and customizing the power configuration
        4. Navigating the Search box
      4. Getting Around the Taskbar (1/2)
      5. Getting Around the Taskbar (2/2)
        1. Navigating and customizing the Quick Launch Toolbar
        2. Navigating and customizing taskbar buttons
        3. Navigating and customizing the notification area
    2. Using Gadgets and Windows Sidebar
      1. Inspecting Your Computer’s Gadgets
        1. Using the Calendar gadget
        2. Using the Clock gadget
        3. Using the Contacts gadget
        4. Using the CPU Meter gadget
        5. Using the Weather gadget
        6. Using the Stock gadget
        7. Using the Currency gadget
        8. Using the Notes gadget
        9. Using the Slide Show gadget
      2. Managing Windows Sidebar
      3. Managing Your Computer’s Gadgets
    3. Customizing Menus and the Control Panel
      1. Navigating and Customizing Your Computer’s Menus
      2. Navigating and Customizing the Control Panel
  7. Fine-Tuning Windows Vista’s Appearance and Performance
    1. Balancing Appearance and Performance
      1. Getting Your Windows Experience Index Score
      2. Understanding Your Windows Experience Index Score
      3. Improving Your Windows Experience Index Score
    2. Understanding User Account Control and Its Impact on Performance
      1. User Accounts and Permissions
      2. Permission and Consent Prompting
      3. Elevation and the Secure Desktop
      4. Turning UAC On and Off
    3. Understanding Windows Vista Personalization
      1. Personalization Settings
      2. User Experience Levels
    4. Personalizing Windows Vista
      1. Fine-Tuning Your Window Colors and Experience Level
        1. Optimizing Aero glass
        2. Changing the experience level and appearance effects
      2. Choosing Your Desktop Background
      3. Choosing and Configuring Your Screensaver (1/2)
      4. Choosing and Configuring Your Screensaver (2/2)
        1. Selecting a screensaver
        2. Customizing the 3D Text and Photos screensavers
      5. Choosing Your System Sounds
        1. Selecting a sound scheme
        2. Customizing your sound scheme
      6. Choosing Your Mouse Pointers
        1. Selecting a mouse pointer scheme
        2. Customizing your mouse pointer scheme
      7. Choosing and Managing Your Themes
        1. Saving your customized settings
        2. Applying a saved theme
      8. Configuring Your Monitors
        1. Setting the screen resolution and color quality
        2. Setting the refresh rate
        3. Customizing multiple-monitor configurations
        4. Setting the monitor or graphics card driver
    5. Optimizing Performance
      1. Fine-Tuning Visual Effects
      2. Fine-Tuning Application Performance
      3. Fine-Tuning Virtual Memory
      4. Fine-Tuning Data Execution Prevention
      5. Using ReadyBoost to Enhance Performance
        1. Enabling Windows ReadyBoost
        2. Configuring Windows ReadyBoost
        3. Ejecting a ReadyBoost device
  8. Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining Software
    1. Software Installation: What’s Changed
    2. Software Installation: What You Need to Know
      1. AutoPlay
      2. Autorun
      3. Application Setup
    3. Installing and Running Your Software
      1. Installing Software
      2. Configuring Software Availability
      3. Configuring Compatibility for MS-DOS or 16-Bit Software
      4. Configuring Compatibility for Other Software (1/2)
      5. Configuring Compatibility for Other Software (2/2)
        1. Running the Program Compatibility Wizard
        2. Setting compatibility options manually
    4. Managing Software Once It’s Installed
      1. Assigning Default Programs
        1. Setting your default programs
        2. Setting global default programs
      2. Reconfiguring, Repairing, or Uninstalling Software
      3. Viewing and Managing Currently Running Programs
      4. Viewing and Managing Startup Programs
        1. Viewing your startup programs
        2. Enabling, disabling, and removing your startup programs
      5. Viewing and Managing Network-Connected Programs
      6. Viewing and Managing Local Service Providers
      7. Adding and Removing Windows Features
  9. Customizing Your Computer’s Hardware Devices
    1. Hardware Installation: What’s Changed
      1. Which Type of Internal Device Is the Right Choice?
      2. Which Type of External Device Is the Right Choice?
    2. Hardware Installation: What You Need to Know
      1. Where Does the Operating System Store Device Drivers?
      2. How Does the Operating System Validate Device Drivers?
      3. How Does the Operating System Obtain Driver Updates?
    3. Learning About Your Computer’s Hardware Devices
      1. Viewing Installed Hardware
      2. Getting to Know Your Computer’s Hardware Devices
        1. Disk drives
        2. Display adapters
        3. DVD/CD-ROM drives
        4. Human interface devices
        5. IEEE 1394 bus host controllers
        6. Keyboards
        7. Mice and other pointing devices
        8. Monitor
        9. Network adapters
        10. Sound, video, and game controllers
        11. System devices
        12. USB controllers
      3. Viewing and Managing Device Information
    4. Customizing Your Computer’s Input Devices, Regional Settings, and Date/Time
      1. Optimizing Your Keyboard Settings
        1. Configuring your computer’s keyboard
        2. Configuring the device driver for your keyboard
        3. Configuring your programmable keyboard
      2. Optimizing Your Mouse Settings
        1. Configuring your computer’s mouse settings
        2. Configuring the device driver for your mouse
      3. Optimizing Your Audio Settings
        1. Controlling your computer’s master volume and application volume
        2. Setting audio playback levels
        3. Setting up your speakers
        4. Setting playback quality
        5. Setting audio recording levels
        6. Setting audio recording quality
      4. Optimizing Your Computer’s Regional and Language Settings
      5. Optimizing Your Computer’s Date and Time Settings
        1. Setting your computer’s date and time
        2. Displaying time in additional time zones
        3. Keeping your computer’s clock synchronized
    5. Installing and Managing Hardware
      1. Getting Available but Not Configured Hardware to Work
      2. Installing New Hardware Devices
      3. Installing and Maintaining Device Drivers
      4. Rolling Back Device Drivers
      5. Enabling, Disabling, Removing, and Uninstalling Hardware Devices
      6. Troubleshooting Hardware
  10. Part II
  11. Mastering Windows Explorer and Searching Your Computer
    1. Windows Explorer: What’s Changed
    2. Navigating Your Computer with the Address Bar
      1. Accessing Locations on Your Computer
      2. Using Selected Paths to Quickly Navigate Your Computer
    3. Searching Your Computer
      1. Searching Your Computer: The Essentials
      2. Searching Your Computer: Search Options
      3. Searching Your Computer: Basic Search Filters
      4. Searching Your Computer: Advanced Search Filters
      5. Searching Your Computer: Save Search Options
    4. Indexing Your Computer for Faster Searches
      1. Adding or Removing Indexed Locations
      2. Specifying Files Types to Include or Exclude
      3. Optimizing File Properties for Indexing
      4. Resolving Indexing Problems
  12. Navigating the Web with Internet Explorer 7
    1. Getting Started with Internet Explorer 7
    2. Getting Around the Web and Using Internet Explorer 7
      1. Navigating Web Page Addresses
      2. Searching the Web and Setting Search Providers
      3. Working with Internet Explorer Menus and Toolbars
      4. Configuring Web Pages As Home Pages
      5. Printing Web Pages Without Wasting Paper
      6. Understanding Status Bar Indicators
    3. Protecting Your Computer While Browsing
      1. Viewing and Managing Add-Ons
      2. Understanding Web Address and Domain Restrictions
      3. Viewing and Managing Browsing History (1/2)
      4. Viewing and Managing Browsing History (2/2)
        1. Configuring temporary Internet file storage
        2. Configuring the history list
        3. Configuring AutoComplete settings for forms and passwords
        4. Configuring the use of browser cookies
        5. Clearing your browsing history
      5. Blocking Pop Ups
      6. Protecting Your Computer from Phishing
      7. Restricting Permissions Using Security Zones (1/2)
      8. Restricting Permissions Using Security Zones (2/2)
        1. Setting the security level for a zone
        2. Setting a custom security level for a zone
        3. Configuring local intranet detection and sites
        4. Configuring trusted sites
        5. Configuring restricted sites
      9. Setting Advanced Internet Options (1/2)
      10. Setting Advanced Internet Options (2/2)
      11. Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Problems
  13. Creating Your Media Library with Windows Media Player
    1. Getting into Your Multimedia
      1. Configuring Windows Media Player for First Use
      2. Navigating Windows Media Player Menus and Toolbars (1/2)
      3. Navigating Windows Media Player Menus and Toolbars (2/2)
        1. Using the Navigation toolbar
        2. Using the Address toolbar
        3. Using the Search box
        4. Using the Navigation Pane
        5. Navigating your music library
        6. Navigating your picture library
        7. Navigating your video library
        8. Navigating your recorded TV library
    2. Playing Your Media
      1. Using Now Playing with Media Added to Your Library
      2. Using Now Playing with Video DVDs Loaded into Your DVD Drive
      3. Using Now Playing with Audio CDs Loaded into Your CD/DVD Drive
      4. Enhancing Your Playback (1/2)
      5. Enhancing Your Playback (2/2)
        1. The Color Chooser control
        2. The Crossfading and Auto Volume Leveling control
        3. The Graphic Equalizer control
        4. The Media Link for E-Mail control
        5. The Play Speed Settings control
        6. The Quiet Mode control
        7. The SRS WOW Effects control
        8. The Video Settings control
    3. Building Your Media Library
      1. Adding Media Folders to Your Media Library
      2. Adding Media to Your Library When Played
      3. Ripping Audio CDs into Your Media Library (1/2)
      4. Ripping Audio CDs into Your Media Library (2/2)
        1. Choosing audio formats for ripping CDs
        2. Configuring the default rip settings
        3. Ripping audio CDs
      5. Creating and Managing Playlists
        1. Creating and using playlists
        2. Editing playlists
      6. Deleting Media and Playlists
      7. Burning Audio CDs and Data CDs or DVDs
        1. Burning an audio CD
        2. Burning a data CD or DVD
      8. Syncing Your Media to MP3 Players and Other Devices (1/2)
      9. Syncing Your Media to MP3 Players and Other Devices (2/2)
        1. Setting up a device for syncing
        2. Syncing a device using manual playlists
        3. Syncing existing playlists automatically
  14. Capturing and Managing Your Digital Pictures and Videos
    1. Getting Started with Windows Photo Gallery
      1. Accessing Key Features
      2. Searching and Browsing Pictures and Videos
    2. Organizing Your Gallery
      1. Grouping and Sorting Your Gallery
      2. Viewing and Managing Ratings, Tags, and Captions
      3. Viewing Your Pictures and Videos
    3. Building Your Photo and Video Gallery
      1. Adding or Removing Media Folders
      2. Getting Your Digital Pictures
      3. Getting Your Videos
        1. Capturing video from analog video cameras
        2. Getting video from digital video cameras
      4. Importing Digital Pictures from Cameras, Scanners, CDs, and DVDs
      5. Importing Digital Videos from Cameras, CDs, and DVDs
      6. Changing the Default AutoPlay Settings
      7. Configuring Import Settings
      8. Fixing Your Pictures
        1. Editing picture color, brightness, and contrast
        2. Using undo and redo while fixing pictures
        3. Restoring the original version of a picture
        4. Controlling when the original versions of pictures are deleted
    4. Sharing Your Photo and Video Gallery
      1. Printing Your Pictures
      2. Emailing Your Pictures and Videos
        1. Emailing pictures
        2. Emailing videos
      3. Burning Data CDs and DVDs (1/2)
      4. Burning Data CDs and DVDs (2/2)
        1. Navigating the available types of data discs
        2. Navigating data disc filesystem options
        3. Burning data disc masters
        4. Burning a data disc with a live filesystem
  15. Making Video DVDs and Movies
    1. Creating Video DVDs with Windows DVD Maker
      1. Getting Started with Windows DVD Maker
      2. Adding Your Pictures and Videos, and Setting the Play Order (1/2)
      3. Adding Your Pictures and Videos, and Setting the Play Order (2/2)
        1. Selecting pictures and videos for your DVD
        2. Setting the play order
      4. Setting the DVD Burning and Playback Options
      5. Customizing the DVD Menu
      6. Customizing Your Picture Slide Show and Adding an Audio Soundtrack
      7. Previewing and Finishing Your Video Project
      8. Opening and Burning Saved Projects
    2. Creating Movies with Windows Movie Maker
      1. Getting Started with Windows Movie Maker
      2. Creating Your Storyboard
      3. Editing Your Storyboard
      4. Creating an AutoMovie
      5. Adding Effects to Your Video
      6. Adding Transitions to Your Video
      7. Adding Narration, Music, and Other Audio
      8. Adding Titles, Credits, and Overlays
      9. Setting Video Options
      10. Previewing and Finishing Your Movie Project
      11. Opening and Producing Saved Projects
  16. Securing and Sharing Your Data
    1. Securing Your Data
      1. FAT Versus NTFS
      2. File Attributes
      3. NTFS Permissions
    2. Controlling Access to Your Data
      1. Basic Permissions
        1. Viewing and modifying existing basic permissions
        2. Adding new basic permissions
        3. Removing basic permissions
      2. Special Permissions
        1. Viewing and modifying existing special permissions
        2. Adding new special permissions
        3. Removing new special permissions
      3. Ownership Permissions
      4. Inherited Permissions
      5. Effective Permissions
    3. Sharing Your Data
      1. Enabling Sharing
      2. Configuring Standard File Sharing
      3. Accessing Shared Data
      4. Accessing Shared Folders Offline
      5. Working Offline and Syncing
  17. Setting Up Printers, Scanners, and Fax Machines
    1. Installing Printers, Scanners, and Fax Machines
      1. Installing Physically Attached Printers, Scanners, and Fax Machines (1/2)
      2. Installing Physically Attached Printers, Scanners, and Fax Machines (2/2)
        1. Installing a printer or fax machine manually
        2. Installing a scanner manually
      3. Installing Network-Attached Printers, Scanners, and Fax Machines
    2. Sharing Printers, Scanners, and Fax Machines
      1. Sharing Printers and Fax Machines
      2. Connecting to Shared Printers and Fax Machines
      3. Sharing and Connecting to Scanners
    3. Configuring Printer, Scanner, and Fax Machine Properties
      1. Changing Ports for Printers, Scanners, and Fax Machines
      2. Changing Printer, Scanner, and Fax Machine Drivers
      3. Setting Printer Scheduling, Prioritization, and Other Options
    4. Managing Print, Fax, and Scan Jobs
      1. Working with Print Jobs
      2. Working with Printers
      3. Working with Scanners and Fax Machines
        1. Scanning images
        2. Managing scanned documents
        3. Managing faxed documents
        4. Receiving faxes
  18. Making the Most of Your Computer’s Accessories
    1. Capturing Screens and Windows with the Snipping Tool
      1. Creating Snips
      2. Editing and Saving Your Snips
      3. Setting Snipping Options
    2. Getting Your Computer to Listen
      1. Getting Started with Speech Recognition
      2. Configuring Speech Recognition for First Use
      3. Using Speech Recognition for Dictation
    3. Using Laptop and Tablet PC Extras
      1. Navigating the Windows Mobility Center
      2. Connecting to Networked Projectors
      3. Using Your Tablet PC Pen (1/2)
      4. Using Your Tablet PC Pen (2/2)
        1. Tapping your pen
        2. Flicking your pen
        3. Writing with your Tablet PC pen
      5. Creating Sticky Notes
      6. Creating a Windows Journal
    4. Making Your Computer More Accessible
      1. Using the Ease of Access Center
      2. Using the Magnifier
      3. Using the On-Screen Keyboard
      4. Using Narrator
      5. Making the Keyboard Easier to Use
  19. Part III
  20. Setting Up Your Network
    1. Understanding Home and Small-Business Networks
      1. Requirements for Building a Small Network
      2. Installing Network Adapters in Your Computers
      3. Installing Ethernet Routers, Hubs, and Switches
    2. Mapping Your Networking Infrastructure
      1. Using the Network and Sharing Center
      2. Viewing the Network Map
      3. Viewing and Managing Your Network Connections
      4. Using People Near Me
    3. Networking with TCP/IP
      1. Understanding IPv4
      2. Using Private IPv4 Addresses and Networking Protocols
      3. Understanding IPv6
      4. Configuring the IPv4 and IPv6 Protocols
    4. Advanced Networking Concepts
      1. Understanding the OSI Model
      2. Introducing IPSec
      3. Introducing VPN
    5. Troubleshooting Common Problems on Small Networks
      1. Using the Network Diagnostics and Repair Option
      2. Checking Physical Connectivity
      3. Using the Command Line to Diagnose Network Problems
      4. Fixing Network Problems
  21. Protecting Your Computer with Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    1. Navigating the Computer Security Maze
      1. Introducing Malware
      2. Understanding Antimalware Programs
      3. Understanding Computer Viruses
      4. Introducing Antivirus Programs
      5. Understanding Spyware
      6. Introducing Antispyware Programs
    2. Introducing the Windows Security Center
    3. Using Windows Defender
      1. Working with Windows Defender
      2. Configuring Windows Defender (1/2)
      3. Configuring Windows Defender (2/2)
      4. Scanning Your Computer for Spyware and Malware
      5. Using Windows Defender Tools
      6. Troubleshooting Windows Defender
    4. Working with the Windows Firewall
      1. Windows Firewall Features and Improvements
      2. Configuring Security for the Basic Windows Firewall
      3. Troubleshooting the Basic Windows Firewall
      4. Configuring Advanced Firewall Security (1/2)
      5. Configuring Advanced Firewall Security (2/2)
      6. Troubleshooting Advanced Firewall Problems
  22. Using Windows Mail, Calendars, and Contacts
    1. Using Windows Mail
      1. Getting to Know Windows Mail
      2. Setting Up Windows Mail and Configuring Email Accounts
      3. Creating, Sending, and Receiving Email
      4. Protecting Yourself from Junk Email
      5. Protecting Yourself from Phishing Links
      6. Changing Windows Mail Security Settings
    2. Using Windows Contacts
      1. Getting to Know Windows Contacts
      2. What’s in a Contact?
      3. Creating Contacts for Individuals
      4. Adding or Removing Contact Pictures
      5. Creating Contact Groups
      6. Sending Contacts to Other People
    3. Using Windows Calendar
      1. Getting to Know Windows Calendar
      2. Creating and Using Calendars
      3. Creating and Using Calendar Groups
      4. Sharing Your Calendars with Others
      5. Synchronizing Google Calendar with Windows Calendar
      6. Scheduling Appointments and Meetings
      7. Creating To-Do Lists
    4. Using Windows Meeting Space
      1. Getting Started with Windows Meeting Space
      2. Holding a Virtual Gathering
      3. Joining a Windows Meeting Space Session
      4. Participating in a Windows Meeting Space Session
  23. Mastering Dial-Up, Broadband, and On-the-Go Networking
    1. Configuring Dial-Up, Broadband, and On-the-Go Networking
      1. Creating Dial-up Connections (1/3)
      2. Creating Dial-up Connections (2/3)
      3. Creating Dial-up Connections (3/3)
        1. Setting a connection to use dialing rules
        2. Configuring dial-up connection properties
      4. Creating Broadband Connections
      5. Creating VPN Connections
      6. Configuring Proxy Settings for Mobile Connections
      7. Enabling and Disabling Windows Firewall
      8. Establishing Network Connections
    2. Wireless Networking
      1. Wireless Network Technologies
      2. Wireless Network Devices
      3. Installing and Configuring a Wireless Adapter
      4. Creating Wireless Connections
      5. Connecting to and Configuring Available and Preferred Wireless Networks
      6. Setting Up a Wireless Router or Access Point
  24. Part IV
  25. Managing User Accounts and Parental Controls
    1. Managing Access to Your Computer
    2. Managing Your User Account
      1. Changing Your Account Name
      2. Changing Your Account Picture
      3. Changing Your Account Type
      4. Creating Your Password
      5. Changing Your Password
      6. Storing Your Password for Recovery
      7. Recovering Your Password
      8. Managing Other People’s User Accounts
      9. Creating User Accounts for Other People
      10. Changing User Account Names for Other People
      11. Changing the Account Picture for Other People
      12. Changing the Account Type for Other People
      13. Creating a Password for Other People’s Accounts
      14. Changing the Password on Other People’s Accounts
      15. Storing Another Person’s Password for Recovery
      16. Recovering Another Person’s Password
      17. Enabling Local User Accounts
      18. Controlling the Way Account Passwords Are Used
      19. Deleting Local User Accounts
    3. Managing Access Permissions with Group Accounts
      1. Creating Local Groups
      2. Adding and Removing Local Group Members
      3. Renaming Local User Accounts and Groups
      4. Deleting Groups
    4. Keeping Your Family Safe While Using Your Computer
      1. Turning On Parental Controls
      2. Selecting a Game Rating System
      3. Configuring Reminders for Parental Controls
      4. Configuring Web Restrictions
      5. Configuring Time Restrictions
      6. Configuring Game Restrictions
      7. Configuring Application Restrictions
      8. Accessing Activity Reports
  26. Managing Disks and Drives
    1. Configuring Disks and Drives
      1. Using Disk Management
      2. Installing and Initializing New Disks
      3. Converting a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk
      4. Converting a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
    2. Preparing Disks for Use
      1. Creating Spanned or Striped Volumes
      2. Shrinking or Extending Volumes
      3. Formatting Volumes
      4. Changing Drive Letters
      5. Changing Volume Labels
      6. Converting a Volume to NTFS
      7. Deleting Volumes
      8. Recovering Volumes
    3. Using Compression and Encryption
      1. Compressing Drives
        1. Compressing a drive
        2. Expanding a drive to remove compression
      2. Compressing Files and Folders
        1. Compressing a file or folder
        2. Expanding a file or folder to remove compression
      3. Encrypting Files and Folders (1/2)
      4. Encrypting Files and Folders (2/2)
        1. Encrypting a file or folder
        2. Removing encryption from files and folders
        3. Sharing encrypted files
        4. Backing up your encryption keys
  27. Handling Routine Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    1. Maintaining Your System Configuration
      1. Configuring the Computer Name
      2. Viewing Hardware Settings
      3. Configuring User Profiles, Environment Variables, and Startup and Recovery
        1. User profiles
        2. Environment variables
        3. Startup and recovery
      4. Configuring Remote Access
        1. Remote Assistance
        2. Remote Desktop access
    2. General Maintenance Tools
      1. Updating Your Computer (1/2)
      2. Updating Your Computer (2/2)
        1. Configuring Automatic Updates
        2. Installing Microsoft Update
        3. Checking for updates
        4. Viewing update history
        5. Removing updates and resolving update problems
        6. Restoring declined updates
      3. Cleaning Up Your Disk Drives
      4. Checking Your Disks for Errors
      5. Optimizing Disk Performance
    3. Scheduling Maintenance Tasks
      1. Getting Started with Task Scheduling
      2. Creating Basic Tasks
      3. Creating Advanced Tasks
      4. Managing and Troubleshooting Tasks
  28. Getting Help and Handling Advanced Support Issues
    1. Detecting and Resolving Computer Problems
      1. Solving the Tough Problems Automatically (and Sometimes with a Little Help)
      2. Tracking Errors in the Event Logs
      3. Resolving Problems with System Services
    2. Creating Backups and Preparing for Problems
      1. Configuring System Restore
      2. Configuring Previous Versions
      3. Scheduling Automated Backups
      4. Performing Complete Computer Backups
    3. Recovering After a Crash or Other Problem
      1. Recovering Using Restore Points
      2. Restoring Previous Versions of Files
      3. Recovering Files from Backup
      4. Resolving Restart or Shutdown Issues
      5. Recovering from a Failed Resume
      6. Repairing a Computer to Enable Startup
      7. Recovering Your Computer from Backup
      8. Reinstalling Windows Vista
    4. Getting Help and Giving Others Assistance
      1. Getting Help from Another Person
      2. Giving Other People Assistance
      3. Connecting to Your Computer Remotely
    5. Troubleshooting Windows Vista Programs and Features
      1. Resolving Problems with Programs and Features
      2. Restoring the Windows Vista Boot Sector
      3. Removing an Incompatible Video Filter
      4. Changing Disc Close on Eject Settings
      5. Removing Disk Partitions During Installation
  29. Part V
  30. Installing and Running Windows Vista
    1. Comparing Windows Vista Features and Versions
    2. Installing Windows Vista
      1. Performing a Clean Installation
      2. Performing an Upgrade Installation
    3. Upgrading Your Windows Vista Edition
  31. Exploring the Windows Boot Environment
    1. Introducing the Windows Vista Boot Environment
    2. Working with Boot Configuration Data
      1. Using the Startup and Recovery Dialog Box
      2. Using the System Configuration Utility
      3. Using the BCD Editor
    3. Managing the BCD Data Store
      1. Changing the Default Operating System
      2. Changing the Default Timeout
      3. Enabling Physical Address Expansion
      4. Changing the Operating System Display Order
      5. Changing the Restart Boot Sequence
    4. Managing the Boot Sector for Hard Disk Partitions
      1. Using the Boot Sector Configurator
      2. Installing a Previous Version of Windows on a Computer Running Windows Vista
  32. Understanding Windows Vista Security Changes
    1. Identifying Password Policy Changes
    2. Identifying User Rights Assignment Changes
    3. Identifying Security Options Changes (1/2)
    4. Identifying Security Options Changes (2/2)
  33. Mastering Windows Media Center
    1. Understanding Windows Media Center Requirements
    2. Selecting the Correct Hardware for Windows Media Center
      1. Video Cards
      2. Sound Cards
    3. Installing and Configuring Windows Media Center Using the Wizard
    4. Navigating Windows Media Center
      1. Working with Pictures + Videos
      2. Working with Music
      3. Working with Now Playing + Queue
      4. Working with TV + Movies
      5. Working with Online Media
      6. Burning Disks
      7. Working with Tasks
    5. Fine-Tuning the Settings for Windows Media Center
      1. Configuring Window Behavior
      2. Configuring Visual and Sound Effects
      3. Configuring Additional Program Library Options
      4. Configuring Parental Controls
      5. Configuring Automatic Download Options
      6. Configuring Optimization
      7. Using the About Windows Media Center Menu
      8. Viewing Privacy Information in Windows Media Center
      9. Using Windows Media Center Setup
        1. Configuring your Internet connection
        2. Configuring your TV signal
        3. Configuring your speakers
        4. Configuring your TV or monitor
        5. Joining a wireless network with Windows Media Center
        6. Running the Windows Media Center Setup Wizard again
    6. Troubleshooting Problems with Windows Media Center
      1. Troubleshooting with the Windows Media Center Setup Menu
      2. Troubleshooting Windows Media Center Networking Issues
      3. Troubleshooting TV Tuner and Video Capture Problems
      4. Troubleshooting Sound Problems
  34. Using Group Policy with Windows Vista
    1. Exploring Group Policy in Windows Vista
      1. Introducing the Group Policy Client Service
      2. Using Multiple Local Group Policy Objects
      3. Enhancing Group Policy Application
      4. Improving Group Policy Management
      5. Editing Group Policy
    2. Working with Multiple Local Group Policy Objects
      1. Understanding Multiple Local Group Policy Object Usage
      2. Creating Multiple Local Group Policy Objects
        1. Accessing the top-level LGPO
        2. Accessing the Administrators Local Group Object or the Non-Administrators Local Group Object
        3. Accessing a user-specific local group object
      3. Deleting Local Group Policy Objects
    3. Updating Active Directory Group Policy Objects for Windows Vista
  35. Navigating Windows Vista Policy Changes
    1. Navigating Windows Vista Policy Changes
  36. Navigating Internet Explorer 7 Policies
    1. Getting Started with Internet Explorer 7 Policy Settings
    2. Using Internet Explorer 7 Policy Settings
  37. Desktop Tips and Tricks with Keyboard Shortcuts
    1. Using and Creating Keyboard Shortcuts
    2. Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Vista
    3. Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Explorer and Windows Sidebar
    4. Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Photo Gallery
    5. Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Media Center
    6. Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Media Player
    7. Keyboard Shortcuts for Internet Explorer 7
    8. Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Movie Maker
  38. Index (1/7)
  39. Index (2/7)
  40. Index (3/7)
  41. Index (4/7)
  42. Index (5/7)
  43. Index (6/7)
  44. Index (7/7)