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Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering computers running Windows 8. Zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information to solve problems and get the job done—whether at your desk...

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Overview

Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering computers running Windows 8. Zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information to solve problems and get the job done—whether at your desk or in the field.

Get fast facts on these essential topics:

  • Configuring and optimizing Windows 8 computers
  • Customizing the desktop and UI
  • Configuring user and computer policies
  • Managing disk drives and file systems
  • Managing devices, drivers, and software
  • Administering data access, availability, resource sharing, and security
  • Configuring and troubleshooting TCP/IP networking
  • Administering TPM and BitLocker Driver Encryption
  • Managing mobile users and remote access

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735666139
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 9/26/2012
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

William R. Stanek is a Microsoft MVP with 20+ years of experience in system management and advanced programming. He is an award-winning author who’s written more than 100 books, including Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant and Windows Server 2008 Inside Out. He is the series editor for the Pocket Consultant line of books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction;
Who Is This Book For?;
How Is This Book Organized?;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Errata & Book Support;
We Want to Hear from You;
Stay in Touch;
Chapter 1: Introduction to Windows 8 Administration;
1.1 Getting Started with Windows 8: The Quick Tour;
1.2 Understanding 64-Bit Computing;
1.3 Deploying Windows 8;
1.4 Installing Windows 8;
1.5 Running Windows 8;
1.6 Windows 8 Architecture;
Chapter 2: Configuring Windows 8 Computers;
2.1 Supporting Computers Running Windows 8;
2.2 Using System Support Tools;
2.3 Managing System Properties;
2.4 Configuring Power Management Settings;
Chapter 3: Customizing the Desktop and the User Interface;
3.1 Optimizing PC Settings;
3.2 Working with Desktops and Startup Applications;
3.3 Customizing the Taskbar;
3.4 Optimizing Toolbars;
3.5 Working with Desktop Themes;
3.6 Optimizing the Desktop Environment;
3.7 Screen Saver Dos and Don’ts;
3.8 Modifying Display Appearance and Video Settings;
Chapter 4: Managing Firmware, Boot Configuration, and Startup;
4.1 Navigating and Understanding Firmware Options;
4.2 Navigating Startup and Power States;
4.3 Diagnosing and Resolving Startup Problems;
4.4 Managing Startup and Boot Configuration;
4.5 Managing the BCD Store;
Chapter 5: Configuring User and Computer Policies;
5.1 Group Policy Essentials;
5.2 Configuring Policies;
5.3 Working with File and Data Management Policies;
5.4 Working with Access and Connectivity Policies;
5.5 Working with Computer and User Script Policies;
5.6 Working with Logon and Startup Policies;
Chapter 6: Automating Windows 8 Configuration;
6.1 Understanding Group Policy Preferences;
6.2 Configuring Group Policy Preferences;
6.3 Managing Preference Items;
Chapter 7: Managing User Access and Security;
7.1 Understanding User and Group Accounts;
7.2 Managing User Account Control and Elevation Prompts;
7.3 Managing Local Logon;
7.4 Managing Stored Credentials;
7.5 Managing Local User Accounts and Groups;
7.6 Managing Remote Access to Workstations;
Chapter 8: Installing and Maintaining Applications;
8.1 Managing Desktop Apps;
8.2 Managing Application Virtualization and Run Levels;
8.3 Installing Programs: The Essentials;
8.4 Deploying Applications Through Group Policy;
8.5 Configuring Program Compatibility;
8.6 Managing Installed and Running Programs;
Chapter 9: Managing Hardware Devices and Drivers;
9.1 Working with the Automated Help and Support System;
9.2 Installing and Maintaining Devices: The Essentials;
9.3 Getting Started with Device Manager;
9.4 Working with Device Drivers;
Chapter 10: Handling Maintenance and Support Tasks;
10.1 Managing Automatic Updates;
10.2 Using Remote Assistance to Resolve Problems;
10.3 Detecting and Resolving Windows 8 Errors;
10.4 Scheduling Maintenance Tasks;
10.5 Backing Up and Recovering a Computer;
10.6 Troubleshooting Startup and Shutdown;
Chapter 11: Using TPM and BitLocker Drive Encryption;
11.1 Creating Trusted Platforms;
11.2 BitLocker Drive Encryption: The Essentials;
11.3 Managing BitLocker Drive Encryption;
Chapter 12: Managing Disk Drives and File Systems;
12.1 Disk Management Essentials;
12.2 Improving Disk Performance;
12.3 Working with Basic and Dynamic Disks;
12.4 Using Basic and Dynamic Disks;
12.5 Working with Disks, Partitions, and Volumes;
12.6 Partitioning Disks and Preparing Them for Use;
12.7 Using Disk Mirroring;
12.8 Moving a Dynamic Disk to a New System;
12.9 Troubleshooting Common Disk Problems;
12.10 Working with Removable Storage Devices;
12.11 Working with Data Discs;
12.12 Managing Disk Compression and File Encryption;
Chapter 13: Managing File Security and Resource Sharing;
13.1 File Security and Sharing Options;
13.2 Controlling Access to Files and Folders with NTFS Permissions;
13.3 Sharing Files and Folders over the Network;
13.4 Using and Configuring Public Folder Sharing;
13.5 Auditing File and Folder Access;
Chapter 14: Maintaining Data Access and Availability;
14.1 Configuring File Explorer Options;
14.2 Managing Offline Files;
14.3 Configuring Disk Quotas;
14.4 Using Branch Caching;
Chapter 15: Configuring and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Networking;
15.1 Navigating Windows 8 Networking Features;
15.2 Installing Networking Components;
15.3 Configuring Network Connections;
15.4 Managing Network Connections;
15.5 Troubleshooting and Testing Network Settings;
Chapter 16: Managing Mobile Networking and Remote Access;
16.1 Configuring Networking for Mobile Devices;
16.2 Understanding Mobile Networking and Remote Access;
16.3 Creating Connections for Remote Access;
16.4 Configuring Connection Properties;
16.5 Establishing Connections;
16.6 Wireless Networking;

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  • Posted October 7, 2012

    Very detailed, good reference

    Windows 8 Administration Pocket Consultant is a superior reference book making it a true must have for every system administrator. This book has done much to increase my understanding of Windows 8 and to help me solve a number of problems we were having. The content is excellent and would certainly recommend it as being very helpful.

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