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MCTS 70-680: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring is the perfect study guide to help you pass Microsoft’s MCTS 70-680 exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools, such as quizzes, Exam Alerts, and a practice exam, while the CD provides real-time practice and feedback with two complete sample exams.

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Overview

MCTS 70-680: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring is the perfect study guide to help you pass Microsoft’s MCTS 70-680 exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools, such as quizzes, Exam Alerts, and a practice exam, while the CD provides real-time practice and feedback with two complete sample exams.

Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your MCTS 70-680 exam!

. Understand how Windows 7 differs from previous versions

. Install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 7

. Configure basic and advanced Windows networking

. Enforce security with Windows Firewall and Windows Defender

. Administer users, systems, disks, and printers

. Manage and safely share files and folders

. Work with Windows applications and Internet Explorer 8

. Support mobile computers

. Remotely manage Windows systems

. Optimize Windows 7 system performance

. Efficiently back up systems and reliably recover them

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The test engine gives you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the exam

. Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers

. Multiple test modes

. Random questions and order of answers

. Coverage of each MCTS 70-680 exam objective

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132603201
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Series: Exam Cram
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 663,955
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Patrick Regan has been a PC technician, network administrator/engineer, design architect, and security analyst for the past 17 years since graduating with a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Akron. He has taught many computer and network classes at Sacramento local colleges (Heald Colleges and MTI Colleges) and participated in and led many projects (Heald Colleges, Intel Corporation, Miles Consulting Corporation, and Pacific Coast Companies). For his teaching accomplishments, he received the Teacher of the Year award from Heald Colleges, and he has received several recognition awards from Intel. Previously, he worked as a product support engineer for the Intel Corporation Customer Service, a senior network engineer for Virtual Alert supporting the BioTerrorism Readiness suite and as a senior design architect/engineer and training coordinator for Miles Consulting Corporation (MCC), a premiere Microsoft Gold partner and consulting firm. He is currently a senior network engineer supporting a large enterprise network at Pacific Coast Companies.

He holds many certifications including the Microsoft MCSE, MCSA, MCT; CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+, Security+ and CTT+; Cisco CCNA; and Novell’s CNE and CWNP Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA).

Over the last several years, he has written several textbooks for Prentice Hall, including Troubleshooting the PC, Networking with Windows 2000 and 2003, Linux, Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, and the Acing Series (Acing the A+, Acing the Network+, Acing the Security+, and Acing the Linux+). He has also co-authored the MCSA/MCSE 70-290 Exam Cram: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, Second Edition and has written several Exam Cram books for the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 certification exams.

You can write with questions and comments to the author at Patrick_Regan@hotmail.com. (Because of the high volume of mail, every message might not receive a reply.)

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Table of Contents

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

The Value of Certification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

The Microsoft Certification Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Microsoft Certified IT Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7 Configuration . . . 6

Taking a Certification Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

How to Prepare for an Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Day of the Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Dealing with Test Anxiety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Additional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

The Road to Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Defining Windows 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Windows 7 Flavors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Windows 7 Graphical User Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Working with the Desktop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Windows 7 Taskbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Windows 7 Start Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

The Notification Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Customizing the Taskbar and Start Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Working with Open Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Gadgets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Aero Desktop Experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

CHAPTER 2: Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Installing Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Windows 7 Installation Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Windows Clean Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Upgrading Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Windows Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Activating Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Restore a Computer to a Previous Windows Installation . . . . . . . 70

Using BCDEdit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Enabling a Dual-Boot System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Windows Easy Transfer and Windows User State Migration Tool . . . . . 78

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Deploying Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Windows Automated Installation Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Windows PE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Disk Cloning and the System Preparation Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

The Unattended Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Installing Windows Using Windows System Image Manager . . . . 87

Deploying Windows with WIM Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Deployment Image Servicing and Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Windows Deployment Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

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Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Booting with a VHD Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

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Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

CHAPTER 3: System Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Configuring and Managing Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Viewing Basic Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Changing Computer Name and Domain/Workgroup . . . . . . . . 112

Windows Features and Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Configuring Accessibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Device Drivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Plug and Play Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Signed Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Devices and Printers Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Device Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Adding a Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Configuring Keyboard and Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Managing Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

Display Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

Desktop Themes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Adjusting the Screen Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

Multiple Monitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140

Windows Aero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

Advanced Windows Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

Microsoft Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Administrative Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

Local and Group Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

The Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

CHAPTER 4: Disk Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

Disk Management Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

Disk Partitioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Disk Storage Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

File Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

Working with Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

Simple Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

Spanned Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Extending Simple or Spanned Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Shrinking Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

Striped Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

Mirrored Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

Mount Points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Formatting Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

Optimizing the Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

Monitoring Disk Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Running Check Disk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Defragging the Hard Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184

NTFS Disk Quotas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188

Review Questions Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190

CHAPTER 5: Configuring Windows Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

Introduction to TCP/IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

IPv4 TCP/IP Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

IPv6 TCP/IP Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

Default Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

Name Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

DHCP Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

IP Configuration on Windows 7 Machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

Network and Sharing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

Using the netsh Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

Tools to Help Diagnose Network Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218

Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220

CHAPTER 6: Configuring Advanced Windows Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223

Wireless Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224

Configuring Wireless Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227

Network Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235

Remote Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236

Dial-Up Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237

Broadband Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241

Virtual Private Networking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242

DirectAccess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249

Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252

CHAPTER 7: Configuring Windows Firewall and Windows Defender. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255

Spyware and Windows Defender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

Windows Firewall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264

Basic Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269

Computer Connection Security Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276

Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279

CHAPTER 8: User Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281

Authentication and Authorization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282

User Accounts and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284

Managing Local Logon Accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

Credential Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295

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Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297

User Account Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307

Cram Exam Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308

Security Auditing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

Cram Exam Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314

Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316

CHAPTER 9: Managing Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319

NTFS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320

NTFS Permissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321

Copying and Moving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326

Folder and File Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326

Controlling Who Can Access a USB Flash Device . . . . . . . . . . 327

Cram Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327

Cram Exam Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328

Windows 7 File Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329

Libraries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331

Folder Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334

Searching in Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336

Cram Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340

Cram Exam Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341

Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342

Encryption File System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343

BitLocker Drive Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348

BitLocker To Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354

Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355

Compressed (Zipped) Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355

NTFS Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357

Cram Quiz Answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358

Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360

CHAPTER 10: Sharing Files and Folders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363

Sharing Files and Folders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364

Network Discovery and Browsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366

Sharing Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369

Special and Administrative Shares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374

Homegroup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375

Managing Shares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379

Connecting to a Shared Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382

BranchCache . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386

Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388

CHAPTER 11: Managing and Sharing Printers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391

Printer in Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392

Local Versus Network Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394

Printing Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395

Installing a Printer on Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396

Printer Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401

Location-Aware Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403

Printer Permissions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404

Managing the Print Spooler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405

Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407

Looking at the Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408

Auditing Printer Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409

Troubleshooting Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414

Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416

CHAPTER 12: Working with Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419

Windows Live Essentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421

Cram Quiz Answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421

Application Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422

Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) and Shims . . 425

XP Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430

Software Restrictions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440

Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442

CHAPTER 13: Working with Internet Explorer 8.0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445

Features of Internet Explorer 8.0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446

Internet Explorer Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448

Common Internet Explorer Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449

Plug-Ins/Add-Ons and Scripting Languages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452

Internet Explorer Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454

Using Offline Mode and Saving Webpages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464

RSS Feeds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465

Reset Internet Explorer to Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466

Compatibility View Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467

Using Accelerators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467

Search Providers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469

Cram Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469

Cram Exam Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 471

Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473

CHAPTER 14: Mobile Computers and Remote Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475

Control Panel and Windows Mobility Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476

Configuring Presentation Settings for Mobile PCs . . . . . . . . . . 478

Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481

File and Data Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486

Windows SideShow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 492

Remote Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 494

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495

Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 496

Remote Desktop and Remote Desktop Connections . . . . . . . . . 497

Using Remote Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501

Using Administrative Tools for Remote Hosts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503

Cram Exam Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504

PowerShell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510

Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513

CHAPTER 15: Optimizing Windows 7 Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515

Windows Performance Monitoring Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516

Task Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 517

Resource Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519

Performance Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 520

Windows Experience Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522

Memory Usage and the Paging File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524

Processor Scheduling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527

SuperFetch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527

ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531

Answers to Review Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 533

CHAPTER 16: Backups and System Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 535

Looking at Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 536

Event Viewer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537

Reliability Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541

Action Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 542

System Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 543

Diagnostic Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 544

Boot Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 546

System Recovery Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551

Windows PE Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553

Problem Steps Recorder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556

Backups and System Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 558

Backup Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 559

Types of Backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560

Backup and Restore Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562

System Image Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 564

System Protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 564

Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 568

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 568

Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 569

Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 571

Practice Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 573

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Highly useful

    What the previous reviewers failed to realize is that this is an ExamCram and not an ExamPrep. This book is designed for use once you have either taken a class or used other study material such as the ExamPrep to go back and review before the certification. For that purpose, this is an excellent book. I would like to point the other two reviewers toward Pearson's website to find out more from the ExamCram series. There are actually three different books in the series: the ExamPrep (designed to learn the material), the ExamCram (designed for reviewing the material), and the ExamCram Practice questions (pretty obvious what that is). So, for someone looking to brush up on the material before the exam, this book is perfect. I have all my students read an ExamCram before they take a certification and my success rate is in the upper 90's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2011

    Grossly inadequate

    Learn the material in the book. Pass all review questions and practice exams with flying colors. Fail the actual exam. If you want to use this book to study for the actual exam, you will need additional study materials. Actually doing what is laid out in the book for a living and studying this book is not enough to pass. You may want to save your money for something better.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    Somewhat useful as a study guide for someone who knows the material inside-out.

    I'll admit that I first approached this book with the wrong frame of mind. I was looking for a book that would focus equally on teaching the topics, and testing on the topics. This book does not. There are several things that this book does wrong, in my opinion, but also many things that this book does very right. Let's start with the problems.
    Other books I've read have a section at the beginning of the book telling you who the target audience for the book is. It seems like it should be obvious who the book should be read by, until you sit down and read it and see the inconsistency in the covering of the subject matter. For example, on page 34, the book uses a whole paragraph to define what "windows" are. This would suggest that the target audience is someone new to Windows that has an interest in certification. On page 179 the book talks about the value of "Mount Points," but never clearly defines what a mount point is. A glossary (which is not in this book) would have been a valuable addition to this book. The very front of the book has a quick-reference-style fold-out that is called a "cram sheet." Aside from a couple typos the information provided is accurate. The problem with the cram sheet is there were questions on the included practice tests that were never even hinted at by the cram sheet. The good news; all three practice tests included with this book tell you what the correct answers are. The practice tests also tell you why the answers are correct, as do all of the "cram savers," "cram quizzes," and "review questions" found throughout the book. In the front of the book is a section that discusses certification in general, but the part that I found really nice was the list with descriptions. There are about 4 pages that list the certifications available from Microsoft with descriptions of each. The descriptions also explain which certifications are "older" and which of the newer certifications replace the corresponding older certifications. (Example: MCTS replaces MCP) Also done very nicely was the very first table in the book (table 1.1) which outlines the major topic areas, objectives (with descriptions), and what percentage of the Exam is covered by each exam topic area. The only issue I have with the table is, when it refers to "percentage of the Exam," does that mean weight or number of questions?
    In the end, how useful is this book? As a study material for someone starting to study for the certification for the first time, I feel, it is lacking. The inconsistency of how the information is presented, as well as the emphasis on testing vs. teaching makes it best suited for the experienced IT professional practicing for the certification test. As a practice test, this book exceeds all expectations. Arguably the most important part of a book like this is its accuracy, and I can say that I didn't find any errors in its content.

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