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70-620: Windows Vista Configuring

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Cram 4 Exams Series: Exam 70-620

May 20, 2008

Microsoft Certifications – How They Know You Know

• Trika Harms zum Spreckel • MCP Communications, Microsoft Learning • Redmond, Wash. USA • blogs.msdn.com/trik a

Have you taken a Microsoft Certification exam before?
– Yes, recently. – Yes, a very, very, very long time ago. – No, never.


Windows Vista, Configuring

Enterprise Support Technician

70-620: TS: Windows Vista, Configuration

Consumer Support Technician

You are here.

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator

• Zachary Niemann • MCT, MCSE, etc. • President, Training Experts • www.trainingexperts.net • Portland, Oregon


General Tips – Getting Registered
• Set a date
– Flips a mental switch •No longer “someday” •Forces study time and focus – Make a study plan •Hours per day •Practice questions per day

General Tips - Studying
• Study Recommendations
– Real-world experience in field – Hands-on experience in lab/virtual machine – Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) - ILT – Online course (MODL) – Microsoft E-learning – Microsoft Press – Practice Questions – MeasureUp or SelfTest – **Focus on New Features**

General Tips – Exam Information
• Exam Objectives: http:// www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-620.mspx • Passing score is approximately 700 or 70% • 50-60 questions – VERY short questions • Approximately 120-150 minutes • Types of questions you’ll encounter
– Mostly multiple choice – Active questions - drag and drop, hot area

• No penalty for guessing; partial credit for some The challenge of a Vista exam is breadth, not depth Be sure to know ALL new features, not just some!

General Tips - Taking Exam (cont.)
• Budget time if necessary - halfway check • Checkboxes for Comment, Review
– Always Review any questions in doubt! – Sometimes later exam questions can jog memory – When in doubt, always stick with first answer – Comments are read, be nice!

• Interface is 640x480
– For worldwide exam compatibility – Frustrating for larger questions – You MUST scroll through every available window

General Tips – Zach’s Special Tips
• Read Answers first!
– Prime your brain - the Reticular Activating Cortex

• Do NOT overanalyze; e.g., Defrag • The Microsoft Exam Universe
– Think “what is the official Microsoft answer?” – Think “what if the world had only MS products?” – No 3rd party products on exam

Time for Vista 70-620 Core Content!
Microsoft Certifications – How They Know You Know

Vista - Major Topics

Vista Major Topics (cont.)

Identify hardware requirements

Identify Hardware requirements (cont.)
• Separate 1.5GB partition required for Bitlocker • Assessing existing machines for upgrade
– Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor
• • • • Scans hardware and software for compatibility Single machine Free download from MS Only runs on 32-bit versions of XP SP2 and Vista

– Windows Vista Hardware Assessment
• For scanning multiple machines on network

– SMS, Asset Management/Inventory, etc. – ACT 5.0 - Application Compatibility Toolkit
• Requires SQL and .NET Framework 1.1

Vista Versions
– Vista Starter Edition – Vista Home Basic
For low-cost computers in emerging markets • No support for: Aero, Tablet PC, Mobility Center, Windows Meeting Space • Does support Parental Controls

– Vista Home Premium = Home Basic plus:
• Aero, Windows Media Center, DVD authoring and burning, Tablet PC capability

– Vista Business = Home Basic plus:
• Aero, Tablet PC capability, Domain Join, Group Policy support, RDP, EFS • No support for Media Center, DVD authoring and burning support, Parental Controls

– Vista Enterprise = Vista Business plus:
• Bitlocker, Multi-language support, Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA)

– Vista Ultimate = Vista Enterprise plus Home Premium:
• Ultimate Extras

Practice Question
You are a desktop support technician. You want to use the Vista DVD to perform a clean installation on a number of existing workstations that run Windows 2000 Professional. You place the DVD into the drive and start the first workstation only to find that it boots straight to Windows 2000 without starting the install of Vista. You have checked the BIOS and the ability to boot from the DVD ROM drive is not an option. You need to perform a clean install. What should you do? (Each correct answer presents a complete solution. Choose two.) A. Use a network boot disk or Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) to boot the workstation, and then connect to the installation files on the DVD or over the network. B. Install a new hard drive. C. Use the Windows Vista Setup floppy boot disk. D. Update the workstation's BIOS. E. Change the BIOS settings to boot from the local hard drive. Actual practice test question courtesy of MeasureUp

• What should you do? Each correct answer presents a complete solution.
A. Boot the workstation and then connect to the installation files on the DVD or over the network. B. Install a new hard drive. C. Use the Windows Vista Setup floppy boot disk. D. Update the workstation's BIOS. E. Change the BIOS settings to boot from the local hard drive.


Types of installations
– Clean Install
• • • • Wipe out OS on existing partition New partition Use Vista DVD If a clean install is done over an existing OS, the previous OS folder is renamed to Windows.old Keeps all user applications, files, and settings Backup user data before upgrade XP SP2 or Vista Use Vista DVD

– "In-place" Upgrade Install
• • • •

– Migration
• Clean install of Vista • User settings copied from older machine

Upgrades to Vista
• Upgrade OS mapping
– – – – – – – XP Home -> all Vista versions XP Pro -> Business, Enterprise, Ultimate XP Media Center -> Home Premium, Ultimate XP Tablet PC -> Business, Enterprise, Ultimate All XP upgrade require SP2 XP 64-bit cannot upgrade 2000 cannot upgrade to Vista
• 2000 SP3 can upgrade to XP first

– 2000 can only be migrated (covered later)

Upgrades to Vista (cont.)
• Windows.OLD
– If by intention or accident a "clean installation" is performed on a partition with an existing OS, then the existing OS files will be copied to Windows.old:
• Documents and Settings • Program Files • Windows

– You cannot boot to or restore the previous OS

• Windows Genuine Advantage website
– Validation tool – If not sure copy of Windows is legitimate

• Not possible to "rollback" or revert to previous version without doing a clean install

Migrating to Vista

Upgrade from Vista to Vista edition.
• Hierarchy
– Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate

• Cannot downgrade versions • All versions can upgrade to higher versions except:
– Home Premium can only be upgraded to Ultimate

• Can insert Vista DVD of higher version and choose upgrade or • Windows Anytime Upgrade Control Panel applet

Vista drivers

Troubleshoot Post-Installation Settings
• Display problems
– Check minimum hardware requirements – Control Panel, Appearance and Personalization, Adjust display settings

• Check device manager for disabled devices • Application Compatibility
– App shortcut properties – Control Panel, Programs and Features, Programs
• "Use an older program with this version of Windows" • Opens Program Compatibility Wizard

– Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0

Windows Aero Interfaces

Start menu and Search
• No more expanding menus • Integrated Search
– Both search and Run dialog box

• Search can be customized
– – – – Control Panel, System and Maintenance, Indexing Options Select Indexing locations Select file extensions to index Rebuild Index

• Can revert back to classic menu

Parental controls

Parental Controls (cont.)

User Account Control
– All users run in standard user mode. • Protects users from themselves when configuring Vista • Mitigates the risk of undetected malware that has infected the computer; can prevent installations or privilege escalations – How it works: • The Windows Shield Icon visually tells you a UAC prompt is coming. • When standard user tries to do activity requiring admin privilege, prompted for admin credentials • Must have admin password to proceed – Called Over the Shoulder Authentication, because an admin could type in their password – Elevation only good for single instance • Application installs also prompt for UAC

User Account Control (cont.)
• Admin Approval Mode (default)
– Admins run as standard users – When an administrative user tries to do admin activity, "prompted for consent" (by default), not credentials – When logging on, two token are generated - user token and admin token
• User token is used unless a UAC prompt has been approved

User Account Control (cont.)
• Configure UAC settings
– UAC turned on in Control Panel, User Accounts
• Can turn off for all accounts, but highly discouraged

– UAC has 9 settings in Local Security Policy, Security Options
• Can change "behavior of elevation prompt" for users and admins • Can disable "Admin Approval Mode"
– NOT recommended

• Can Control 9 settings with Group Policy

• Be sure to know all the ins and out of UAC for the exam

Windows Defender
• Available as free download for XP installs verified with WGA • Spyware definitions
– Database updated regularly - 2AM default – Can manually "check for updates"

• Scanning for spyware
– Manual scan
• • • • Concerned about infection Quick scan - areas spyware most likely infects Full scan Custom scan - specific location

– Real-time scanning/protection

• Real-time monitoring agents

Windows Defender (cont.)
• Spyware removal options
– – – – Ignore Remove Quarantine Always Allow

• Tools and Settings Menu
– – – – Scanning schedule Default action behavior when spyware is found Microsoft Spynet Quarantined Items
• Can investigate safely; can Restore or Remove apps

– Allowed Items

Windows Defender (cont.)
• Software Explorer – Start up Items – Currently Running programs – Network-connected programs – Winsock service providers • Command-line functionality
– MpCmdRun.exe

• History • Managing WD in corporate environment
– Eight new GPO settings
• Can force client to use WSUS and/or Windows Update

Internet Explorer 7
• International Domain Names (IDN)
– Allows websites to use non-ASCII character sets – Allows websites names to display their address using characters in their own native language and character set – Converts characters into "punycode"

• Tabs
– Tabbed Browsing – Tab groups
• Can make homepage a tabbed group, so all tabs open up when IE starts

– Quick Tabs

• Favorites Center
– Favorites – History

Internet Explorer 7 (cont.)
• Favorites center - Feeds
– RSS feed - Really Simple Syndication feed
• Aka - syndicated content or web feed • Subscribe to a feed to be automatically updated of new content • "Turn on feed reading view" to view feeds – Turn it off to view as XML – Internet Options, Content Tab

– Printing enhancements
• • • • Fit to page Turn headers and footers on or off Live margins (drag n drop) Print selected text, pictures

– Page Zoom - like magnifying glass – Delete Browsing History
– Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, History, Form Data, Passwords

Internet Explorer 7 (cont.)
• Tools, Internet Options
– General Tab • Homepage • Browsing history settings • Search provider - live search box • Tab Settings – Security Tab (zones) • Internet/Intranet • Trusted/Restricted Sites • Enable/Disable Protected Mode here – Privacy Tab • Cookie handling • Popup blocker – Content Tab • Content Advisor • Certificates • Autocomplete • Feeds – Connections Tab - Internet connections – Programs Tab - default programs • Manage Add-ons – Advanced Tab • Phishing Filter settings • Restore Advanced Settings or • Reset all IE settings to defaults

Phishing Filter
– Phishing scams frequently come from an email spoofed to look like a legitimate banking website or paypal, asking the user to verify account information
• Can be very authentic looking • URLS in emails can be masked to look authentic, taking the user to a fraudulent website

– PF protects in 3 ways:
• Compares addresses you visit against a list of sites reported as legitimate • Analyzes current webpage to look for traits common to phishing sites • With user consent, can check current website against MS database of reported phishing sites • Only 1+2 on by default

– Can turn off automatic website checking or turn off completely – Can report websites as phishing website

Manage add-ons
• Add-ons that have been used by IE • Add-ons currently loaded in IE • Add-ons that run without requiring permission • Downloaded ActiveX Controls
– Information bar prompts for ActiveX downloads

Vista only IE7 Features
• Improved Parental Control • Protected Mode
– Restricts how apps interact with IE – Much more difficult for malware to attack computer through browser – Like UAC for browser – Turned on by default

Windows Firewall
• Default behavior like XP
– All outbound connections allowed, reply traffic allowed back in – All externally-initiated traffic is blocked – Inbound and connection-specific exceptions are configurable – NO Outbound rules in XP

• Advanced Firewall configuration
– Inbound rules – Outbound rules – NEW
• Off by default

– Connection Security Rules = IPSec

Practice Question

Actual practice test question courtesy of Self Test



“Basic” Firewall Settings
• General Tab - turn on, off, on w/exc. • Exceptions Tab
– Ports – Programs – For all connections

• Advanced Tab
– For connection-specific rules – ICMP treatment – Logging

Firewall with "Advanced Security"
– Windows Firewall MMC snap-in – General Properties
• • • • • • • • • • To configure default firewall behavior in each profile Inbound/Outbound blocking turned on? If so, which rules ICMP Logging Filter view Enable/Disable rules Restrict which users and computers are allowed through Protocol, Port, Program Scope - IP ranges Profiles - Public, Private, Domain

– More detailed inbound/outbound rules and create your own

Firewall with Advanced Security (cont.)
• Connection Security Rules (IPSec)
– Require authentication – Require encryption

• Monitoring
– Firewall – Connection Security (IPSec)

• Import/Export policy settings • Netsh firewall or netsh advfirewall- command line

Windows Firewall Corporate Control
• Much easier to control now • GPO settings make it easier to manage • Laptops secure when leaving office now
– Switch to Public/Private profile which you can customize

Windows Security Center
• Keeps track of
– – – – Automatic Updates Client Windows Firewall Windows Defender Anti-Virus client

• Notified if any of these is malfunctioning or disabled
– "Change the way Security Center Alerts me" • Notify, display icon in Notification area • Don't notify, display icon • Don't notify, don't display

Network and Sharing Center
• Network Location Type
– When first connect, Vista will guess your network location type, can change at that point – Three types
• Private (home/business)
– Allows your comp to discover other devices – Your comp is discoverable

• Public
– Does not allow your comp to discover other devices – Your comp is Undiscoverable

• Domain

– Type used to determine Firewall and Discovery settings – System Tray icon once connected – Customizable in Network and Sharing Center

Network and Sharing Center

NaSC Common Tasks

NaSC - Finding resources
– UNC still available of course – Browse for resources
• Start Menu, Network • NaSC, View Computers and Devices

– LLTD - Link Layer Topology Discovery
• New way to browse for computers on network • Not like old broadcast based method • Network Discovery must be enabled
– Allows your computer to find others – Allows others to find you

• "LLTD Responder" also responds to requests from other (Vista) machines • LLTD can create "network map"
– Full summary of information LLTD has discovered – Created via WMI queries


• Client name resolution
– HOSTS – DNS cache

• Ipconfig /flushdns to clear cache
– DNS server

• Ipconfig /registerdns to register name and IP with DNS server

• DNS servers use queries to determine IP address of given name

Troubleshoot connectivity issues

Remote Access
• Dialup
– Point-to-point connection using POTS – Typically to ISP or Remote Access Server (RAS) at work

– – – – Secure, encrypted tunnel through untrusted network PPTP or L2TP protocols Network-network tunnel Host-network tunnel

• Process
– Connection - Dialup/VPN, connection protocol – Authentication - password, PIN, smartcard, etc. – Authorization - policies, should you be allowed in

Remote Assistance/Remote Desktop
• Both configured in System Properties, Remote Tab • Firewall must allow the respective app through • Remote Assistance
– End user sends invitation file to expert user – Expert user can see same desktop and take control if given permission

• Remote Desktop
– Must be local admin or member of Remote Desktop users group to access comp – RDP client updated in Vista
• Redirection of plug n play devices possible

– Be aware of bandwidth setting options for slow links
• Medium setting will disable desktop

Configure Windows Mail.
• Update to Outlook Express • Simple Email and newsgroup client • Tools, Options
– Junk Mail filtering - 4 levels – Block HTML content in emails

• Phishing protection
– Same engine as used with IE

• Multiple profiles possible for multiple users on system • Rules can sort messages • Can export mail to Exchange

Configure Windows Meeting Space.
• Collaboration Tool
– Enables meeting participants to share • Documents • Programs • Desktop

• People Near Me
– – – – Must sign in to use WMS Identifies people using computers near you Display names, computer names, IPs Configure Invitation behavior, Accept meeting invites from: • Anyone, No one, or Trusted contacts only (cert) – Invites can be dismissed, declined, or accepted

Meeting Space
• Start meetings - Name and passphrase 8 char. Min. • Inviting others to meetings – Find them in People Near Me – Send invite via: Email, IM, File • Passphrase can be required • Visibility Options – Can hide meeting, then only invitees can join • Join existing meeting – Cannot be joined to 2 meetings simultaneously • Leave first meeting, join second • Security – Be careful with what you are sharing

Configure Windows Calendar.

Configure Windows Fax and Scan.
• Fax
– – – – – Requires analog modem or network fax server Send and receive faxes Create cover pages Forward faxes as email attachments Can also send email as fax

• Scanner
– Scan documents and pictures – Send scanned documents or pictures as faxes or email

• Configuration Options
– Fax Setup Wizard – Fax account

Configure Windows Sidebar
• Gadgets are Mini-programs with wide variety of uses
– Clock, Slide Show, and Feed Viewer by default
• Stock tickers • Sports scores • CPU Meter
• Currency converter • Contacts

• Drag N Drop/Detach • Get more gadgets online • Properties
– Shows in notification area – Start when Windows Starts – Can configure opacity of some gadgets as well (e.g., clock)

Windows Media Player
• Windows Media Player 11
– Music
• Download and play digital music • Play, Rip, and Burn CDs • Listen to Internet Radio

– – – –

Video Sync with portable media devices Organize media content Security settings
• • • • Run scripts Run rich media streams Play enhanced content Zone settings

Windows Media Center
• Vista Home Premium and Ultimate only
– Same as Windows Media Player, except additional support for
• Online Media Portal – Online Media – Movies - download on demand • TV – Watch live TV – Record and playback TV • DVD – Record DVDs – Be careful of DVD Regions – To play DVD content must have Media Center, otherwise, must purchase MPEG-2 decoder • Organize and view pictures

Windows Media Center Extender
• Can port media to other TVs in home if installed with WMC Extender or Xbox 360 • Wired or wireless • Setup
– – – – On Extender device, connect to Media Center PC Write down 8-digit code On Media Center PC, set up Extender Type in 8-digit code

Troubleshoot performance issues.
• Performance - time taken to complete tasks
– CPU, Disk, Memory, etc.

• Reliability - deviation from expected behavior
– OS crashes, app freezes, etc.

• Reliability and Performance Monitor
– MMC snap-in – Resource Overview
• Quick, Visual overview of system performance
– – – – CPU Disk Network Memory

• Click each resource for more detail

Reliability Monitor
• System Stability Chart
– Provides historical timeline of system changes and reliability – Past year in daily increments – Visually lists incidents – Stability index number on 1-10 scale

• Reports on:
– – – – – Software (Un)installs Application failures Hardware failures Windows failures Miscellaneous failures

• System Stability Reports

Performance Monitor
• Performance Monitor
– – – – – – – – Visual display of real-time performance counters Multiple graph views No data saved Performance Monitor Users group User-defined or use pre-built System-defined Can be used to baseline a system Can send alerts based on pre-set thresholds Can be scheduled

• Data Collector Sets (DCS)

• Reports – display after DCS runs

Event Viewer
• Newly designed interface • Custom Views • Event Logs • Administrative events log • Subcriptions – Forwarded events log • Attach tasks to events

USB ReadyBoost
• When USB flash drive is inserted, one of the available prompts is "Speed up my system" or ReadyBoost • Uses USB flash memory as RAM • Faster access than pagefile on harddrive • Must use fast flash memory, not slow
– Check with manufacturer for specs

• Supports sizes from 256MB to 4GB
– Recommendation is to match physical RAM if possible

• Not same as
– SuperFetch - Allows apps and files to load much faster – ReadyDrive - Used with hybrid drives to enable sleep and
hibernation simultaneously

Troubleshoot with built-in diagnostic tools.
• Task Manager
– New Services Tab – Resources Tab can open Resource Overview

• Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool
– Monitors for symptoms of defective memory, will warn you of any memory errors – Manual scan available:
• Help and Support • Boot from DVD

– Tests the computer's memory – Notifies the user and logs details – Presents results at the next reboot

Troubleshoot with built-in diagnostic tools
• Windows Network Diagnostics Tool
– Several tests to assess network issues

• Problem Reports and Solutions Tool
– – – – Automatically checks for problems Manually check for solutions View Problem history Clear solution and problem history

• Windows Experience Index
– Uses Windows System Assessment tool – Control Panel, Performance Information and Tools – Rates how well your computer is handling various aspects of the Vista environment – Base score is equal to the lowest subscore

Startup Repair Tool
• Startup Repair Tool (SRT)
– Automatic if Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) is pre-installed; otherwise – Manually Boot from DVD – Can help resuscitate a system that won't boot – Can fix:
• • • • Missing/corrupt/incompatible drivers and system files Missing/corrupt boot configuration settings Corrupt registry settings Corrupt disk metadata (master boot record, partition table, or boot sector)

– Cannot fix
• Hardware problems • Certain malware attacks

Configure Windows Update.
• Change Settings (Windows Update Client)
– – – – – Auto download, auto install on schedule Auto download, notify before install Notify before download, notify before install Off (not recommended) Include Recommended Updates

• • • • •

View update history Show hidden updates Windows Ultimate Extras GPO can control client behavior and force client to use WSUS Dynamic Update during installation is slightly different
– Check for critical updates and missing drivers during installation – Requires IE 4.1 or better and Internet connection

Managing Files

Public Folder Sharing - new feature
– "Public Folder Sharing"
• One single shared folder is allowed • C:\Users\Public • Many subfolders for organization

– e.g., Public Music

– Two configurations
• Files Shared with Same Computer

– Local only (no network access)
• Files Share with Same Network

– Local and remote users can have access

– Permissions
• Read and Full Control only options

Backup and Restore Center
• Replaces NTBackup
– Backup/restore files – Windows Complete PC Backup • Replaces ASR • Only available in Windows Business, Enterprise, Ultimate – System Restore • Snapshots – Shadowcopy/Previous Versions

Configure Data Protection - EFS

• Encrypts entire hard disk
– Great for mitigating stolen laptops – Prevents BIOS cracking tools – Prevents bootable OS CDs and bootable USB flash drives • TPM - Trusted Platform Module v1.2 chip – Must be enabled in BIOS – Enable with:
• TPM MMC or Bitlocker Configuration Wizard

– TPM Owner password must be set • Non-TPM – Requires USB to hold key – Group Policy setting to enable

Bitlocker (cont.)
• Pre-requisites
– Vista Enterprise or Vista Ultimate only – OS must be using NTFS – Second NTFS Active partition 1.5GB minimum

• Recovery Key
– – – – – If Bitlocker key is lost! 48-digit recovery key Entered with the function keys on keyboard Store recovery key in safe place Can be escrowed in Active Directory

Configure Mobile Devices.
• Mobile devices
– – – – – Laptops Tablet PCs - Pen shaped stylus PDAs/Blackberry Cell Phones Bluetooth

• Power Management (covered later)
– Updated battery meter – Power Plans

• Presentation Settings (covered later)

Sync Center
• Sync data between: – Other PCs (ad hoc peer-to-peer) – Servers (offline files) – Mobile devices (PDAs, etc.) • Sync Partnerships – 1-Connect Device – 2-Set up Sync Partnership – 3-Choose what to Sync • Windows Mobile Device Center – New name for ActiveSync – Used on: • Smartphones • PocketPCs

Windows Mobility Center
• Eight settings:
– – – – – – – Display Brightness Power Plan Volume Wireless networking External display Display orientation Synchronization status – Presentation Settings

• Considerations
– Performance over appearance – Security while mobile – Sync partnerships
• Can be one- or twoway

Configure Mobile Display Settings.

Configure Tablet PC
• Tablet PCs
– Pen shaped stylus – Does not take accidental input from fingers

• Good for:
– Handwritten notes - students, etc. – Sketches - architects, artists – Clipboard - forms, data entry

• Train yourself - first-time users
– Start Menu, Programs, Tablet PC Pen Training

Tablet PC Settings
• Control Panel, Mobile PC • General Tab
– Handedness – Calibration - pixels

• Buttons Tab • Handwriting Recogntion Tab
– Automatic Learning
• Keeps track of individual writing style • Words you use • How you write them

• Display Tab - orientation
– Portrait or Landscape

Pen and Input Devices
• Pen Options Tab
– Customize what pen actions will do – Left-click, right-click, etc.

• Pointer Options Tab
– Customize the visual feedback for pen actions

• Flicks Tab
– Customize Flick activity – Short, straight, quick strokes
• Page up, Page Down, Forward/Back • Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete

– Practice flicks

Input Panel
• Input panel - use pen to enter text in 3 ways:
– Writing Pad - Handwriting – Character Pad - converts one character at a time – On-screen keyboard

• Personalize Handwriting Recognition
– Target specific errors - e.g., I vs. 1 – Teach the recognizer your handwriting style

• Write several sentences
– Personalized recognizer can also be transferred to a new PC

Input Panel Options


Configure Power Options.
– Power Plans
• • • • Power Saver Balanced High Performance Memorize default settings!

• Power Options

– Require a password on Wakeup – Choose what Power buttons do – Choose what closing the Lid does

• Standby/Sleep vs. Hibernation vs. Hybrid • Updated battery meter

Configure Wireless Networking

Connecting to existing wireless networks
• "Connect to Network"
– If SSID broadcasting is turned off:

• Manually Create a Network Profile • "Connect even if the network is not broadcasting"
– If SSID is broadcasting:

• Add a network that is in range of this computer • Select from list of detected wireless networks • May have to enter WEP or WPA keys
– Profile Types

• Use "all-user" profiles • Use "all-user" and per-user profiles

Network Bridging
• Network Bridging
– Disparate network medium types can be “bridged” together to allow access across
• Like enabling a router

– For example, if you have a wired and wireless connection and you want users on the wired to get through you to the wireless (or vice versa), you can “bridge” the connections

Setup a new wireless network
• Ad hoc • Infrastructure
– "Set up a wireless router or access point"

• To set up wireless clients:
– Manually enter info on each client or – Save wireless settings to a USB flash drive
• Small utility program saved as well

– Insert USB flash drive, utility automatically runs

• Command line support via "netsh wlan" • Group Policy can help control wireless clients

• Bluetooth – Set passkey – Set device to discoverable mode so Vista can detect

Vista in a Domain
– Good to know basics:
• Domain - logical grouping
– Centralized administration – Centralized security

• Group Policy
– Local group policy may be overridden by domain policies

– No Parental Controls – Network location type changes to “domain”
• Affects firewall behavior

We made it!


Next steps and related links
• Look for your follow up e-mail tomorrow • Choose a date and register • Review Zach’s presentation and study using any resources that work for you • Zach Niemann: www.trainingexperts.net and zach@trainingexperts.net
• • • • • • Register for an exam: http://www.prometric.com/Microsoft/default.htm Find the recording and PPT tomorrow on Trika’s blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/trika 70-620 prep guide http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-620.mspx Learning portal for special offers: microsoft.com/learning/windowsvista/ Community resources & Cert 101: microsoft.com/learning/community/default.mspx Regional Service Center: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/support 100

• Recommended training and resources • Vista exam roadmaps • Differences between Vista exams 620624

Recommended resources
Learning Plans
Consolidated list of resources that can be used to prepare for Exam 70-620

Instructorled training
Lecture & handson in a classroom setting; experienced MCT to demonstrate and answer your questions •Course 5115: Installing and Configuring the Vista OS •Course 5116: Configuring Vista Mobile Computing and Applications •Course 5118: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Vista Computers

Microsoft Press

Microsoft Elearning

Practice Tests

• MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-620): Configuring W Self-paced Identify • Windows Vista Inside Out videos, reading, strengths and • Windows Vista Resource Kit Live or and labs. weaknesses with Offline player. full, practice Examples (many exams like the more): questions used • Course 3392: Working with Windows V in this • Course 5355: Fundamentals of Windo presentation • Course 5357: Fundamentals of Windo

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Recommended resources
Virtual labs Webcasts and podcasts Your community Evaluation copy

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Making sense of Vista exams
Numb er Title

MCTS: Vista, Core

Upgrading your 2003 MCDST to MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician

MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician (not an upgrade test)

MCITP: Consumer Support Technician

MCTS, Deploying Vista


• Consider this the “core” Vista exam • Necessary for Server “2008 MCSE”! Not really MCSE anymore – MCTS and MCITP on Server 2008

• Consider these the new MCDST exams • More advanced questions than 620 • Group Policy • TCP/IP questions including IPv6 • Scripting questions

Imagine more “Best Buy, CompUSA, Geek Squad” situations Many Bluetooth, IR, Wireless questions Windows Media Player 11 - know it inside out! •Copy protect files/DRM issues •Share files with others •Media Center/Extender Xbox, Extender Desktop Box Mobile device issues Peripheral support – digital cameras, printers, scanners, faxes

Deployment using Business Desktop Deployment…


Vista Roadmaps
• Exam 70-620 counts toward:
– MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician – MCITP: Consumer Support Technician – MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, Windows Server 2008


Microsoft Windows Vista
Consumer Support Technician

•70-623: Pro: Supporting and Troubleshooting Applications on a Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Client for Consumer Support Technicians
Windows Vista: Configuration

•70-620: TS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Client, Configuring

Enterprise Support Technician

All exams in: • English, • Japanese, • French, • German, • Spanish

•70-622: Pro: Supporting and Troubleshooting Applications on a Microsoft® Windows Vista ™ Client for Enterprise Support Technicians


Upgrade Path for MCDSTs
Convenient upgrade paths for current credential holders:
Exams will focus on professional skills and technology not covered in current credential paths

1 Exam

Enterprise Support Technician

• 70-621 Pro: Upgrading your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support Technician Exam in: • English, • Japanese, Exam 70-621 can be • French, used anywhere 70-620 is • German, a requirement or elective • Spanish


MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
Focus is on Windows Infrastructure design
Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration

70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring

Enterprise Administrator 70-647: Pro: Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator

Windows Server 2008 Networking Infrastructure Configuration

70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure Configuration

70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuring

Windows Vista

70-620: TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client OR 70-624: TS: Deploying and Maintaining Vista Client and 2007 Office System Desktops

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