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MCTS 70-680 Cert Guide: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring

by: Don Poulton

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PRESCRIBED TEXT AT NORTH SYDNEY TAFE, SEMESTER 1 2013.

The ultimate comprehensive self-study guide for Microsoft's new Exam 70-680: Windows 7, Configuring


# Contains handy exam prep task lists and 'Do I Know This Already?' quizzes designed to help readers focus study and get better results faster
# CD-ROM test engine provides two full practice exams
# Covers installation, upgrades, migration, devices, applications, Internet Explorer, networking, security, mobile computing, updtes, disk management, performance, backup/recovery, and more

Jacket Description/Back:
The ultimate comprehensive self-study guide for Microsoft's new Exam 70-680: Windows 7, Configuring


  Contains handy exam prep task lists and 'Do I Know This Already?' quizzes designed to help readers focus study and get better results faster


  CD-ROM test engine provides two full practice exams


  Covers installation, upgrades, migration, devices, applications, Internet Explorer, networking, security, mobile computing, updtes, disk management, performance, backup/recovery, and more

This is the most comprehensive self-study tool for Microsoft's new MCTS 70-680 exam, 'Windows 7, Configuring.' Its comprehensive coverage is fully mapped to Microsoft's exam objective sequence, and includes all the information and insight you need to succeed on the exam. From start to finish, it has been organized to improve retention, help Windows professionals focus on the areas where they need the most assistance, and earn their highest possible exam scores. Its features include: ' Foundation Topics sections that thoroughly explain concepts and theory, and link them to real-world configurations and commands ' Pre-chapter 'Do I Know This Already' (DIKTA) quizzes that enable you to assess your knowledge of each chapter's content, and decide how much time to spend on each section within that chapter ' Key Topics icons that flag every figure, table, or list which must absolutely be understood and remembered for the exam ' CD-ROM test engine with two complete practice exams Coverage includes: installation, upgrades, migrates, deployment, virtual hard drives, device management, applications, Internet Explorer, networking, security, mobile computing, Windows updates, system and disk management, performance, backups, system and file recovery, and more.

Contributor Bio:

Poulton, Don
Don Poulton (A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA, MCSE) is an independent consultant who has been involved with computers since the days of 80-column punch cards. After a career of more than 20 years in environmental science, Don switched careers and trained as a Windows NT 4.0 MCSE. He has been involved in consulting with a couple of small training providers as a technical writer, during which time he wrote training and exam prep materials for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. Don has written or contributed to several titles, including Security+ Lab Manual (Que, 2004), 'MCSA/MCSE 70-299 Exam Cram 2: Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows 2003 Network (Exam Cram 2)' (Que, 2004), and 'MCSE 70-294 Exam Prep: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure'(Que, 2006). In addition, he has worked on programming projects, both in his days as an environmental scientist and, more recently, with Visual Basic to update an older statistical package used for multivariate analysis of sediment contaminants. When not working on computers, Don is an avid amateur photographer who has had his photos displayed in international competitions and published in magazines such as 'Michigan Natural Resources Magazine'and 'National Geographic Traveler,' Don also enjoys traveling and keeping fit. Don lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his wife Terry.



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  Introduction 3

Chapter 1 Introducing Windows 7 17


  Leading Up to Windows 7 17


  Windows 7 Editions 20


  Features of Windows 7 23


          Productivity Improvements 23


          Security Improvements 27


  A Quick Tour of Windows 7 29


          Start Menu and Taskbar 30


          Configuring Windows 7 Start Menu and Taskbar 32


          Start Menu Properties 32


          Taskbar Properties 33


          Toolbars 34


          Libraries 34


          Control Panel 35


          System and Security 36


          Network and Internet 38


          Hardware and Sound 39


          Programs 40


          User Accounts and Family Safety 41


          Appearance and Personalization 42


          Clock, Language, and Region 43


          Ease of Access 43


  Patches, Hotfixes, and Service Packs 43


  Summary 44

Chapter 2 Installing Windows 7 47


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 47


  Identifying Hardware Requirements 51


          Hardware Compatibility 52


          Software Compatibility 53


          Network Requirements 55


          File System Considerations 56


          Product Activation 57


  Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 7 as the Sole Operating System 59


          Performing an Attended Installation 59


  Dual-Booting Windows 7 65


          Boot Management Programs Used by Windows 7 65


          Setting Up a Dual-Boot System 66


  Other Windows 7 Installation Methods 66


          USB 67


          CD 67


          Network Share 67


          WDS 68


          Understanding WDS 68


          Requirements to Use WDS 69


  Troubleshooting Windows 7 Installation Issues 70


          Troubleshooting Process 70


          Identifying the Point of Failure 71


          Discovering the Cause of the Failure 71


          Defining a Solution 72


          Testing and Implementing the Solution 72


          Documenting the Results 72


          Troubleshooting an Attended Installation 72


          Media Problems 73


          Insufficient Hard Drive Space 73


          Unrecognizable DVD-ROM Drive 74


          Unavailable Network 74


          Advanced Startup 80


          Refer to Compatibility 80


          Troubleshooting Failed Installations 82


          Stop Errors or Blue Screen of Death 83


          Stopped Installation 84


  Review All the Key Topics 85


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 85


  Definitions of Key Terms 85

Chapter 3 Upgrading to Windows 7 87


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 87


  Upgrading to Windows 7 from a Previous Version of Windows 91


          Preparing a Computer to Meet Upgrade Requirements 92


          Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor 92


          Additional Preparatory Tasks 94


          Upgrading the Computer to Windows 7 95


  Migrating from Windows XP 97


          The Windows.old Folder 98


          Removing the Windows.old Folder 99


  Upgrading from One Edition of Windows 7 to Another 100


          Windows Anytime Upgrade 101


          Upgrading Windows 7 101


          Uninstalling Windows 7 102


  Review All the Key Topics 104


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 104


  Definitions of Key Terms 104

Chapter 4 Migrating Users and Applications to Windows 7 107


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 107


  Migrating Users from One Computer to Another 111


          User State Migration Tool 111


          Preparing the Server to Run USMT 113


          Collecting Files from the Source Computer 114


          Loading Collected Files on the Destination Computer 115


          Windows Easy Transfer 115


          Using Windows Easy Transfer to Collect Files at the Source Computer 116


          Using Windows Easy Transfer to Save Files at


          the Destination Computer 118


  Migrating Users from Previous Windows Versions 120


          Using the User State Migration Tool 121


          Using Windows Easy Transfer 122


  Side by Side Versus Wipe and Load 122


          Side by Side Migration 123


          Wipe and Load Migration 123


  Review All the Key Topics 125


  Definitions of Key Terms 125

Chapter 5 Deploying Windows 7 127


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 127


  Planning a Windows 7 Deployment 132


          Understanding Windows Images 133


          Understanding Windows PE 134


          Understanding Answer Files 137


          Understanding Configuration Passes 138


          Creating an Answer File 139


          Using the Answer Files to Perform an Unattended Installation 144


  Capturing a System Image 145


          Understanding the System Preparation Tool 145


          Using Sysprep to Prepare a System for Capture 146


          Creating a WIM File 148


          Automated Image Capture 148


          Manual Image Capture 150


  Preparing System Images for Deployment 151


          Understanding the Deployment Image Servicing and


          Management Utility 151


          Working with DISM 153


          Inserting Applications into System Images 154


          Inserting Drivers into System Images 156


          Inserting Updates into System Images 157


          Configuring Tasks to Run After Deployment 157


  Deploying Windows System Images 158


          Suggested Deployment Strategies 158


          High-Touch with Retail Media 159


          High-Touch with Standard Image 159


          Lite-Touch, High-Volume Deployment 160


          Zero-Touch, High-Volume Deployment 160


          Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010


          to Deploy Windows 7 161


          What's New with MDT 2010 161


          Downloading and Installing MDT 2010 162


          Using MDT 2010 Deployment Workbench to Create a Deployment Share 163


          Adding Windows Images to the Deployment Share 165


          Adding Additional Features to Windows Images 168


          Using Task Sequences in MDT 2010 169


          Using Deployment Points 173


          Using MDT 2010 to Distribute Images to Multiple Computers 173


          Automated Deployment of Windows 7 by Using Windows


          Deployment Services 174


          Understanding WDS 174


          Setting Up WDS 175


          Using WDS to Perform an Automated Deployment of Windows 7 177


          Enabling Automatic Network Boot 177


          Automating the Setup Process 178


          Manually Deploying a Customized Image 179


  Troubleshooting an Unattended Installation 180


          Problems with Answer Files 180


          Boot Disks 180


          Switches 181


          Answer File Specifications 181


          Problems with Sysprep Installations 182


  Review All the Key Topics 184


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 184


  Definitions of Key Terms 185

Chapter 6 Configuring Virtual Hard Disks 187


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 187


  Understanding VHDs 191


          What's New in Virtual Hard Disks? 191


          Types of Virtual Hard Disks 192


          Tools Used with Virtual Hard Disks 193


  Creating and Configuring VHDs 194


          Creating VHDs 194


          Using Disk Management 194


          Using DiskPart to Create a VHD 196


          Mounting VHDs 198


          Deploying VHDs 199


          Preparing a Custom Windows Image 200


          Best Practices for Using Native-Boot VHDs 200


          Creating a Native-Boot VHD 201


          Booting VHDs 203


          Adding a Native-Boot VHD to an Older Computer 204


  Offline Servicing and Updating VHDs 205


          Upgrading a Windows Image to a Higher Edition 208


          Using an Answer File to Service an Offline VHD 208


  Review All the Key Topics 209


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 209


  Definitions of Key Terms 209

Chapter 7 Configuring Devices and Updates 211


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 211


  Installing and Configuring Device Drivers 215


          Installing Devices and Drivers 216


          Device Stage 217


          Updating Drivers 218


          Using Device Manager 219


          Using Device Manager to Uninstall Drivers 222


          Using Device Manager to Disable Drivers 223


  Maintaining Device Drivers 223


          Managing and Troubleshooting Drivers and Driver Signing 224


          What's New with Driver Signing in Windows 7 224


          Checking Drivers for Digital Signatures 225


          Driver Installation Permissions in Windows 7 227


          Configuring Driver Settings 227


  Troubleshooting Device Drivers 228


          Resolving Driver Conflicts 228


          Use of the Action Center to View Device-Related Problems 230


          Use of System Information to View Device-Related Problems 231


          Using Windows 7 Rollback to Resolve a Problem Driver 231


  Configuring Updates to Windows 7 232


          Configuring Windows Update Settings 233


          Using a WSUS Server with Windows 7 235


          Configuring Windows Update Policies 236


          Reviewing Update History and Rolling Back Updates 239


          Checking for New Updates 240


  Review All the Key Topics 241


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 241


  Definitions of Key Terms 241

Chapter 8 Configuring Applications and Internet Explorer 243


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 243


  Configuring Application Compatibility 248


          Configuring Application Compatibility Mode 248


          Implementing Shims 250


          Using the Application Compatibility Toolkit 251


          Windows XP Mode 253


          Internet Explorer Compatibility Issues 255


  Configuring Application Restrictions 257


          Setting Software Restriction Policies 258


          Application Control Policies 262


          Capabilities of AppLocker 262


          Basic Configuration of AppLocker Policies 263


          Creating Additional AppLocker Rules 265


  Configuring Internet Explorer 270


          Configuring Compatibility View 271


          Configuring Security Settings 273


          Configuring Internet Explorer Security Zones 274


          Configuring Protected Mode in Internet Explorer 276


          Configuring the SmartScreen Filter 277


          Privacy Tab Settings 279


          Handling Cookies 279


          Blocking Pop-ups 281


          Content Tab Settings 282


          Advanced Tab Settings 283


          Configuring Providers 283


          Managing Add-ons 285


          Using Accelerators 287


          Using InPrivate Browsing Mode 288


          InPrivate Browsing Group Policies 290


          Certificates for Secure Websites 291


  Review All the Key Topics 294


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 295


  Definitions of Key Terms 295

Chapter 9 Configuring TCP/IP 297


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 297


  Understanding the TCP/IP Protocol 301


  Configuring TCP/IP Version 4 303


          Static IPv4 Addressing 304


          Classless Inter-Domain Routing 306


          Private IPv4 Networks 307


          Dynamic IP Addressing 307


          Connecting to a Network 308


          Using the Network and Sharing Center to Set Up a TCP/IP v4 Connection 309


          Configuring IPv4 Name Resolution 313


          Implementing APIPA 315


  Configuring TCP/IP Version 6 316


          IPv6 Address Syntax 316


          IPv6 Prefixes 316


          Types of IPv6 Addresses 317


          Compatibility Between IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses 318


          Connecting to a TCP/IP Version 6 Network 319


          Configuring TCP/IPv6 Name Resolution 322


          Disabling IPv6 323


          Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution 323


  Resolving IPv4 and IPv6 Network Connectivity Issues 324


          Windows 7 Network Diagnostics Tools 324


          Using TCP/IP Utilities to Troubleshoot


          TCP/IP 325


  ARP 326


          FTP and TFTP 326


          Ipconfig 327


          Nbtstat 328


          Netstat 328


          Nslookup 328


          ping 329


          tracert 330


          pathping 330


          Troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 Problems 330


          A Suggested Response to a Connectivity Problem 331


          Network Discovery 332


          Incorrect IPv4 Address or Subnet Mask 332


          Unable to Connect to a DHCP Server 333


          Duplicate IP Address 333


          Unable to Configure an Alternate TCP/IPv4


          Configuration 333


          Using Event Viewer to Check Network Problems 334


          Additional Troubleshooting Hints When Using IPv6 334


  Review All the Key Topics 335


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 335


  Definitions of Key Terms 336

Chapter 10 Configuring Network and Firewall Settings 339


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 339


  Configuring Networking Settings 344


          Network Devices and Locations 344


          Setting Up New Network Connections 346


          Connecting to Existing Networks 347


          Setting Up Network Sharing and Discovery 348


          Using Internet Connection Sharing to Share Your


          Internet Connection 349


          Connecting to Wireless Networks 352


          Wireless Networking Protocols 354


          Setting Up a Wireless Network Connection 354


          Managing Wireless Network Connections 357


          Wireless Network Profiles 359


          Configuring Location Aware Printing 360


  Configuring Security Settings in Windows Firewall 361


          Basic Windows Firewall Configuration 362


          Using the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Snap-in 368


          Configuring Multiple Firewall Profiles 369


          Configuring New Firewall Rules 371


          Modifying Rule Properties 375


          Configuring Notifications 376


          Group Policy and Windows Firewall 376


  Review All the Key Topics 379


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 379


  Definitions of Key Terms 380

Chapter 11 Configuring Access to Local and Shared Resources 383


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 383


  Configuring Shared Resources 389


          Using the Network and Sharing Center to Configure File Sharing 389


          Sharing Files, Folders, and Printers 390


          Modifying Shared Folder Properties 392


          Use of the Public Folder for Sharing Files 396


          Mapping a Drive 396


          Command-Line Administration of Shared Folders 397


          Password-Protected Sharing 398


          Media Streaming 398


          Folder Virtualization 399


          Sharing Printers 401


          Configuring Homegroup Settings 403


          Creating a HomeGroup 403


          Joining a Homegroup 403


          Modifying Homegroup Settings 405


  Configuring Security Permissions 406


          NTFS File and Folder Permissions 407


          Applying NTFS Permissions 408


          Specifying Advanced Permissions 410


          NTFS Permissions Inheritance 414


          Taking Ownership of Files and Folders 415


          Effective Permissions 416


          Viewing a User's Effective Permissions 417


          Copying and Moving Files and Folders 418


          Copying Files and Folders with NTFS Permissions 418


          Moving Files and Folders with NTFS Permissions 419


          Using the Mouse to Copy or Move Objects from One Location to Another 420


          Practical Guidelines on Sharing and Securing Folders 420


  Configuring Data Encryption 421


          Encrypting File System Basics 422


          Preparing a Disk for EFS 424


          Encrypting Files 425


          Backing Up EFS Keys 426


          Decrypting Files 427


          EFS Recovery Agents 427


  Review All the Key Topics 430


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 431


  Definitions of Key Terms 431

Chapter 12 Configuring Access Controls 433


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 433


  Configuring User Account Control 438


          Features of User Account Control 439


          Application Prompts 442


          Running Programs with Elevated Privileges 443


          Configuring User Account Control 444


          User Account Control Policies 446


  Configuring Authentication and Authorization 449


          Controlling Windows Logon 450


          Managing Credentials 450


          Adding, Editing, and Removing Credentials in Credential Manager 451


          Backing Up and Restoring Credentials in Credential Manager 453


          Managing Certificates 454


          Using Smart Cards 456


          Smart Cards and Multifactor Authentication 457


          Smart Card Policies 457


          Configuring Account Policies 458


          Password Policies 458


          Account Lockout 460


          Unlocking an Account 460


          Configuring User Rights 461


          Resolving Authentication Issues 464


          Resetting Passwords 464


          Using a Password Reset Disk 465


  Configuring BranchCache 466


          Distributed Cache and Hosted Cache 467


          Configuring BranchCache Settings 467


          Using the netsh Command to Configure BranchCache 467


          Using Group Policy to Enable BranchCache 468


          Specifying BranchCache Firewall Rules 470


          BranchCache Network Infrastructure Requirements 471


          Using BranchCache Across a Virtual Private Network 471


          Certificate Management with BranchCache 472


  Review All the Key Topics 473


  Definitions of Key Terms 473

Chapter 13 Configuring Mobile Computing 475


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 475


  Configuring BitLocker and BitLocker To Go 479


          BitLocker Drive Encryption 479


          Preparing Your Computer to Use BitLocker 480


          Enabling BitLocker 481


          Managing BitLocker 484


          BitLocker To Go 485


          BitLocker Policies 486


          Operating System Drives 487


          Fixed Data Drive Policies 488


          Use of Data Recovery Agents 489


  Configuring DirectAccess 491


          Network Infrastructure Requirements 493


          Using IPv6 with DirectAccess 493


          Use of Network Access Protection 494


          The DirectAccess Connection Process 494


          Configuring DirectAccess Clients 495


          Configuring Authentication 496


  Configuring Mobility Options 497


          Control Panel 497


          Windows Mobility Center 498


          Using Offline Files 499


          Client Computer Configuration 500


          Server Configuration 502


          Use of the Sync Center 503


          Offline File Policies 506


          Configuring Transparent Caching of Offline Files 508


  Configuring Power Options 508


          Power Plans 510


          Additional Power Plan Options 511


          Advanced Power Settings 512


          Battery Meter 515


          Power Management and Group Policy 515


  Review All the Key Topics 518


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 519


  Definitions of Key Terms 519

Chapter 14 Configuring Remote Management and Remote Connections 521


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 521


  Configuring Remote Management 525


          Remote Desktop 525


          Establishing a Remote Desktop Connection with Another Computer 525


          Configuring the Server Side of Remote Desktop 527


          Selecting a Nondefault Port 529


          Remote Assistance 530


          Using Windows Remote Management Service 535


          Using Windows Remote Shell 536


          Using Windows PowerShell 537


  Configuring Remote Connections 540


          Understanding Remote Access 541


          Remote Access Authentication Protocols 541


          Remote Access Security 543


          Establishing VPN Connections and Authentication 544


          VPN Connection Security 547


          Enabling VPN Reconnect 548


          Advanced Security Auditing 549


          NAP Quarantine Remediation 550


          Configuring Dial-Up Connections 552


          Accepting Incoming Connections 554


          Published Applications on Remote Desktop 555


          RD Gateway Policies 557


          Using RemoteApp to Specify Applications 558


  Review All the Key Topics 558


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 559


  Definitions of Key Terms 559

Chapter 15 Disk Management 561


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 561


  Managing Disks and Volumes 565


          Basic and Dynamic Disks 566


          Working with Basic Disks 568


          Converting Basic Disks to Dynamic 572


          Working with Dynamic Disks 574


          Troubleshooting Disk Problems 576


  Managing File System Fragmentation 578


          Disk Defragmenter 578


          The Defrag.exe Command-Line Tool 580


          Error Checking 581


  RAID Volumes 582


          Creating a RAID-0 Volume 582


          Creating a Spanned Volume 585


          Creating a Mirrored Volume 585


          Creating a RAID-5 Volume 585


          Using DiskPart to Create Striped, Mirrored, and RAID-5


          Volumes 586


          Managing and Troubleshooting RAID Volumes 587


  Configuring Removable Drive Policies 587


  Review All the Key Topics 589


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 589


  Definitions of Key Terms 589

Chapter 16 Managing and Monitoring System Performance 591


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 591


  Windows System Monitoring Tools 596


  Configuring and Working with Event Logs 600


          Viewing Logs in Event Viewer 601


          Customizing Event Viewer 602


          Creating Tasks from Events 603


          Using Event Log Subscriptions 604


          Configuring Computers to Forward and Collect Events 604


          Configuring Event Log Subscriptions 605


  Managing Computer Performance 608


          Reliability Monitor 608


          Task Manager 610


          Configuring Application Priority 612


          Resource Monitor 613


          CPU Tab 614


          Memory Tab 614


          Disk Tab 615


          Network Tab 615


          Performance Monitor 615


          Data Collector Sets 619


          Creating Data Collector Sets 619


          Using Performance Monitor to Create a Data Collector Set 622


          Optimizing and Troubleshooting Memory Performance 623


          Optimizing and Troubleshooting Processor Utilization 625


          Optimizing and Troubleshooting Disk Performance 626


          Command-Line Utilities 628


  Configuring Additional Performance Settings 628


          Configuring the Hard Drive Cache 628


          Windows ReadyBoost 629


          System Configuration Utility 631


          General Tab 631


          Boot Tab 632


          Services Tab 632


          Startup Tab 633


          Tools Tab 633


          Configuring the Relative Priority of Foreground and Background Tasks 633


          Configuring Processor Scheduling 634


          Action Center 635


          Advanced Networking Performance Options 636


          Configuring Services and Programs to Resolve Performance Issues 636


  Review All the Key Topics 639


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 639


  Definitions of Key Terms 640

Chapter 17 Configuring Backups 643


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 643


  Using Windows Backup to Protect Your Data 646


          Configuring Windows Backup for the First Time 646


          Managing and Troubleshooting Your Backups 650


          Scheduling Your Backups 653


          Using the Command Line to Perform a Backup 654


          Creating a System Image 655


  Creating a System Recovery Disk 657


  Review All the Key Topics 658


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 658


  Definitions of Key Terms 658

Chapter 18 Configuring System and File Recovery 661


  "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 661


  Restoring Files and Folders 665


          Using Windows Backup to Recover Data 665


          Restoring User Profiles 669


  Using Shadow Copies to Restore Damaged or Deleted Files 669


  System Restore 671


          Running System Restore 672


          Configuring System Restore Properties 674


          Device Driver Rollback 675


  Recovering Your Operating System from Backup 676


          Using a System Repair Disk 679


  Advanced System Startup Options 682


          Last Known Good Configuration 682


          Safe Mode 684


          Boot Logging 685


          Low Resolution Video (640 -- 480) 685


          Debugging Mode 685


          Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure 685


          Disable Driver Signature Enforcement 685


  Review All the Key Topics 686


  Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 686


  Definitions of Key Terms 686


  Practice Exam 689


  Answers to Practice Exam 747

Appendix A Answers to the "Do I Know This Already?" Quizzes 785

Appendix B Glossary 817


  Index 836

Elements Available on CD

Appendix C Memory Tables

Appendix D Memory Tables Answer Key

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Don Poulton (A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA, MCSE) is an independent consultant who has been involved with computers since the days of 80-column punch cards. After a career of more than 20 years in environmental science, Don switched careers and trained as a Windows NT 4.0 MCSE. He has been involved in consulting with a couple of small training providers as a technical writer, during which time he wrote training and exam prep materials for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. Don has written or contributed to several titles, including Security+ Lab Manual (Que, 2004); MCSA/MCSE 70-299 Exam Cram 2: Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows 2003 Network (Exam Cram 2) (Que, 2004); MCSE 70-294 Exam Prep: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure (Que, 2006); and MCTS 70-620 Exam Prep: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring (Que, 2008).

In addition, he has worked on programming projects, both in his days as an environmental scientist and more recently with Visual Basic to update an older statistical package used for multivariate analysis of sediment contaminants.

When not working on computers, Don is an avid amateur photographer who has had his photos displayed in international competitions and published in magazines such as Michigan Natural Resources Magazine and National Geographic Traveler. Don also enjoys traveling and keeping fit.

Don lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his wife, Terry.