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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Windows Vista Administration

Windows Vista is the single largest rollout of the Windows operating system since Windows 95. From startup to shutdown, Windows Vista is different from earlier versions of Windows. Not only is the operating system more versatile than its predecessors are, but it also introduces revolutionary architecture that fundamentally changes the way you work with and manage computers running the operating system. The most significant architecture changes are the following:

  • Modularization and disk imaging

  • Preinstallation and pre-boot environments

  • User account controls and ...

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