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Overview

Your Hands-On Microsoft Windows Vista Administration Guide

Set up and manage Windows Vista in the enterprise using the detailed information contained in this authoritative resource.
Microsoft Windows Vista Administration shows you how to leverage Vista's powerful new productivity, security, and management tools to give your business the competitive edge. Inside, you'll learn to design and implement Windows Vista installation and migration plans, create network connections, configure Internet services, and utilize Vista's remote access features. You'll also learn to secure your Windows Vista environment, proactively prevent performance problems, and tune Vista PCs.



• Plan and execute enterprise Windows Vista installations and migrations

  • • Implement Vista's next-generation TCP/IP and DNS features

  • • Connect to and navigate wired and wireless networks

  • • Enable enterprise-wide collaboration and communication

  • • Configure Remote Assistance and Remote Desktop

  • • Create and manage users, accounts, privileges, rights, and permissions

  • • Secure Vista PCs and networks

  • • Customize and use Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Information Server 7

  • • Set up and configure Vista on mobile devices, laptops, and tablet PCs

  • • Monitor, tune, and troubleshoot Vista machines



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071493031
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/23/2007
  • Series: Network Professional's Library
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony T. Velte, CISSP, CISA, is cofounder of Velte Publishing, Inc., and the coauthor of a variety of books, including
Windows 2000 Enterprise Networking.



Dennis R. Glendenning, MA, MBA, PMP, MCSE, is a principal consultant with Avanade where he specializes in infrastructure optimization and automation.



Toby J. Velte, Ph.D., is cofounder of Velte Publishing, Inc., and coauthor of more than a dozen books, including
Windows XP Professional Network Administration.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     xv
Acknowledgments     xvii
Introduction     xix
Windows Vista Basics
Introduction to Windows Vista     3
How Will Vista Help Your Organization?     4
Usability Enhancements     4
Security Enhancements     5
Networking Enhancements     7
Infrastructure Optimization     8
Versions of Vista     9
Windows Vista Business     10
Windows Vista Enterprise     10
Windows Vista Home Premium     11
Windows Vista Home Basic     11
Windows Vista Ultimate     11
Hardware Requirements     11
How You'll Interface with Vista     14
Basic User Interface     14
Aero     14
Features of Windows Vista     14
Wizards     15
Notifications     17
Tone     18
Windows Sidebar and Gadgets     18
Taskbar     22
Flip and Flip 3D     22
Start Menu     23
SuperFetch     26
ReadyBoost     26
Restart Manager     27
Internet Explorer 7     27
Planning aWindows Vista Deployment     29
Deciding Whether to Migrate or Upgrade     30
Understanding Migration     30
Understanding an Upgrade     32
Batch Rollouts vs. a Big Bang     34
Rollout Methods     35
Introduction to Deployments     35
Engineering the Client     36
Application Compatibility     36
Deployment     36
Deployment Process Overview     37
Logical Design     37
Test System     38
Implementation Design     38
Pilot Design     38
Planning     39
Build a Lab     39
Answer File     40
Building a Master Installation and Creating an Image     40
Proof of Concept     41
Deploying     41
Deployment Tools     41
Deployment Techniques     42
Examining Your Organization     51
Network Discovery     51
Hardware Inventory     53
Application Inventory     55
User and Group Data     63
Deploying Windows Vista     65
Image Tools     66
Migration      66
Deployment     67
Migration     69
Plan the Migration     69
Storage Options     71
ScanState and LoadState     73
Gathering Files and Settings     77
Restoring Files and Settings     78
Windows Easy Transfer     78
Deployment Process     82
Answer File     82
Building a Master Installation     89
Deployment Services     92
Vista Deployment Process Overview     92
Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD)     93
Windows Deployment Services     104
Systems Management Server 2003     109
Networking
TCP/IP and Name Resolution     113
TCP/IP     114
OSI Model     114
How TCP/IP Works     116
Datalink Protocols     119
Host-to-Host Transport Layer Protocols     122
IPv4     123
Elements of an IP Address     124
IPv4 Address Classes     124
Subnet Masks     125
Private Addresses     127
Default Gateways     128
IPv6     129
IPv6 Characteristics      129
IPv6 Addressing Overview     131
The Next Generation TCP/IP Stack in Vista     141
Native IPv6 Support Added to IPv4     143
A Reliable Hook into the TCP/IP Stack     143
Updated Kernel Mode Programming     144
Multihome Security Enhancement     144
Multiprocessors Process Several Network Receipts     145
Portability     145
Offloading TCP/IP Processing     145
Automatic Tuning     145
Configuring the IP Address     147
Name Resolution     148
Choosing a Name Resolution Method     149
Setting and Changing the DNS Host Name     150
Changing the Primary DNS Suffix     151
Connection-Specific Domain Names     152
Preferred and Alternate DNS Servers     154
WINS     155
Creating Network Connections     157
New Networking Features in Vista     158
Architecture     158
Management     162
End-to-End Security     168
Connecting Clients to the Workgroup     172
Automatic Configuration     172
Manual Client Configuration     174
Domain Connectivity      180
Connecting to the Internet     184
Using the Set Up A Connection Or Network Wizard     184
Wireless Connections     190
Wireless Networking Updates in Vista     190
Making a Connection     192
Managing a Connection     195
Network Navigation     197
What's New in Vista Networking     198
New and Improved     198
Retired Technologies     199
The Network And Sharing Center     200
Meet the Network And Sharing Center     200
Managing Networks     214
Wireless Network Configuration     219
The Connect To A Network Dialog Box     220
Manual Configuration     221
Connecting to the Network     223
Command Line     224
Netsh     225
Wired     228
Wireless     230
Collaboration and Communication     235
Sharing Network Resources     236
Authorization Using NTFS and Share Permissions     236
Public Folders     238
Step-by-Step Sharing     239
Sharing Printers     243
People Near Me     245
Windows Mail      246
Using Windows Mail     248
Searching Your E-mail     251
Contacts     251
Windows Calendar     252
Using Windows Calendar     253
Searching the Calendar     254
Working with Calendar     255
Managing Multiple Calendars     260
Publishing Calendars     260
Subscribing to a Calendar     261
Windows Meeting Space     261
Starting a WMS Session     263
Inviting Attendees to a Windows Meeting Space Session     264
Sharing Resources     267
Handouts     267
Speech Recognition     267
Communication Tools     269
Outlook 2007     270
Exchange Server 2007     271
SharePoint 2007     271
Remote Control     273
Remote Desktop     274
Remote Desktop Features     275
Remote Desktop Protocol 6.0     276
Security Settings     276
Using Remote Desktop     279
Remote Desktop Server     279
Remote Desktop Client     281
Establishing a Connection     282
Using Remote Desktop      283
Other Remote Desktop Settings     284
Remote Assistance     284
Remote Assistance Features     285
Security     288
Using Remote Assistance     288
Accepting an Invitation     295
Security
User Accounts     299
Users and Groups     300
The Local Users And Groups Tool     300
The Active Directory Users And Computers Tool     301
Profile Types     301
Creating User Accounts     302
Create a User Account from Control Panel     302
Create a New User Account from Local Users And Groups     303
Add a User Account from Active Directory Users And Computers     305
Account Security     306
Account Policies     306
User Account Control     311
User Modes: Standard and Administrator     315
User Account Control Prompts     322
Managing UAC User Mode with Admin Approval Mode and Group Policy     324
Application Run Levels: Standard and Administrator     327
Monitoring Installations     328
File System and Registry Virtualization     329
Managing UAC Application Run Levels with Application Properties      329
Managing UAC Application Run Levels with Policies     330
System Security     331
Trusted Platform Modules     332
Using TPM     333
Initializing the TPM     333
Turning Off TPM     335
Clearing the TPM     336
BitLocker Drive Encryption     336
Technical Overview     337
Steps for Deploying BitLocker     338
Turning BitLocker On     344
Recovering Data Protected by BitLocker     344
Limitations     346
Windows Security Center     347
Firewall Protection     348
Automatic Updating     348
Malware Protection     348
Other Security Settings     350
Windows Firewall     350
Firewall Features     350
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security     354
Using Windows Firewall with Advanced Security     356
Windows Defender     362
Windows Defender Operation     363
Using Windows Defender     364
Setting Configuration     367
Scanning for Spyware     369
Updating Defender     370
Quarantined Items      371
Managing Programs     372
Network Security     373
Virtual Private Networks     374
New Features in Vista     374
Configuring a VPN     376
Establishing a VPN Connection     387
Using Group Policy to Achieve Network Security     388
Local Policies     388
Domain-Based Policies     388
Service Hardening     393
Network Access Protection     395
How It Works     395
Protection     396
NAP Components     397
Configuring NAP     399
Working with Windows Vista
Internet Applications     407
Internet Explorer 7     408
Meet Internet Explorer 7     408
Tabbed Browsmg     410
Toolbars     411
Internet Explorer Safety and Security     416
Group Policy Settings     422
Internet Information Server 7.0     426
Installing IIS     428
IIS 7 Architecture     433
Managing IIS Using the IIS Manager, the Command Line, and WMI     440
IIS Management Task: Creating a Web Site     448
Mobile Devices     451
Power Management      452
Power Plans     452
Configuring a Plan     454
Advanced Settings     455
Wakeup Behavior     456
Windows Mobility Center     457
Getting Started     457
Using the Windows Mobility Center     458
Tablet PCs     458
The Pen     458
Tablet PC Applications     462
Sync Center     471
Getting Started     471
Sync Modes     472
Synchronization     473
Conflicts     474
Synching Devices     474
Managing Mobile Users     475
DHCP     475
Alternate Private IP Addresses     477
Managing Power Plans with Group Policy     478
Supporting Vista     483
MMC 3.0     484
The MMC Interface     484
Adding and Removing Snap-ins     484
Setting the Parent Node     485
Backing Up and Restoring     486
System Restore     487
Backup     490
Shadow Copies     492
Configuration Tools     494
Computer Management     494
Startup Applications      497
Windows PowerShell     499
New Command-Line Tools     502
Support Tools     503
Event Viewer     504
Device Manager     518
Performance Monitoring     525
Performance Information and Tools     525
Using Local and Group Policies     532
Multiple Local Group Policy Objects     533
New Administrative Templates     537
Troubleshooting     539
Built-in Diagnostics     540
Hardware, Performance, and Memory Diagnostics     541
Network Diagnostics     542
Hardware Problems and Diagnostics     543
Event Viewer     543
Device Manager     546
Memory Diagnostic Tool     546
Registry Helpers     546
Printing Problems and Diagnostics     549
Installation Issues     550
Printing Problems     552
Performance Problems     553
Printer Permissions     554
Print Management     555
Recovering Frozen Applications     557
Release and Recovery     557
Terminating Frozen Applications     558
Stopping Services or Processes      559
Advanced Boot Options     559
Troubleshooting Services     562
Task Scheduler     562
Problem Reporting and Assistance     565
Problem Reports and Solutions     566
Privacy     567
Problem Reports     568
Solutions     569
Stop Errors and the BSOD     571
Composition of a Stop Error     572
Configuration Options     574
Recovering the System     575
Advanced Boot Options     575
Windows Recovery Environment     576
Index     581
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