50292 Administering and Maintaining Windows 7

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Overview

Students will learn configuration of the IT Pro tools and applications that ship with Windows 7, how to identify technical problems that can occur on your organization's client computers, tools used to monitor and maintain computers.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Use the Windows 7 deployment technology.
  • Configure and manage the Windows 7 desktop.
  • Add a Windows 7 desktop to an active network.
  • Configure Windows 7 for an Active Directory environment.
  • Configure the Windows 7 IT Pro tools and applications.
  • Use Windows 7 remote capabilities and utilities.
  • Use Windows firewall with advanced features and network profiles.
  • Configure Windows 7 remote access and remote capabilities.
  • Use the Windows 7 Mobility Center.
  • Secure the Windows 7 desktop.
  • Configure and use the User account control in various network profiles.
  • Configure Windows 7 third-party applications.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot Windows 7 computers for problems with the operating system, hardware, network security, and applications.

Audience

This course is intended for Experienced enterprise-level IT professionals who focus on a broad range of desktop operating system, desktop application, mobile device, networking, and hardware support issues, who have experience with Windows server operating systems, and whose jobs require them to stay knowledgeable and skilled on new versions and technology updates as defined by the business environment.

Syllabus

Introducing Windows 7

  • Evolution of the Windows Desktop Operating System
  • Windows 7 Products and Features
  • Windows 7 Hardware Requirements and Software Compatibility Tools
  • New Features of Windows 7 SP1
  • Lab : Exploring the Features of Windows 7

Installing Windows 7

  • Windows 7: New Installation
  • Upgrading to Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Deployment Technologies for Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Boot Process
  • Lab : Installing Windows 7

Configuring and Managing Windows 7 Settings

  • System Properties
  • Using Windows 7 Control Panel
  • Managing Accounts and User Profiles
  • Windows 7 Search and Indexing Service
  • Computer Management Console
  • Lab : Configuring and Managing Windows 7

Customizing the Windows 7 User Interface

  • The New Windows Display Driver Model
  • Start Menu and Taskbar Settings
  • Desktop Personalization
  • The Windows 7 Aero Experience
  • Lab : Customizing the Windows 7 User Interface

Managing Windows 7 in the Workgroup

  • Exploring Workgroups vs. Active Directory Domains
  • Joining a Windows 7 Workgroup
  • Configuring Windows 7 Homegroups
  • Creating Windows 7 Libraries
  • Sharing Resources
  • Lab : Windows 7 in the Workgroup

Integrating Windows 7 with Active Directory

  • DNS Overview
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory
  • Join an Active Directory Domain
  • Using Active Directory Tools Remotely
  • Implementing Group Policy
  • Lab : Integrating Windows 7 with Active Directory

Windows 7 Networking

  • TCP/IP Fundamentals
  • Next Generation TCP/IP Stack
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocols
  • Network and Sharing Center
  • BranchCache
  • Lab : Windows 7 Networking

Windows 7 Remote Access and Mobile Computing

  • Windows 7 Virtual Private Networking
  • Windows 7 DirectAccess
  • Remote Desktop
  • Power Management Options
  • Offline Files and Folders
  • Lab : Windows 7 Remote Access and Mobile Computing

Working with File Systems

  • Disk Management and Partitioning
  • Mounting VHD Files
  • NTFS Version 6.x Features
  • File System Security
  • Using EFS to Secure Files
  • Lab : Working with File Systems

Securing Windows 7

  • User Account Control Settings
  • Configuring the Windows 7 Firewall
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Windows Update
  • Using BitLocker to Secure the Disk
  • Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Lab : Securing Windows 7

Windows 7 Backup and Recovery

  • Windows 7 System Protection
  • Restoring Previous Versions of Files
  • Backup and Restore
  • Windows 7 System Image Backup
  • Building a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
  • Building a Custom WinRE Disc
  • Lab : Windows 7 Backup and Recovery

Troubleshooting and Monitoring Windows 7

  • Analyzing System Performance
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Optimizing Windows 7 Performance
  • Lab : Troubleshooting and Monitoring Windows 7

Running and Troubleshooting Applications on Windows 7

  • Application Compatibility Tools
  • Windows 7 File and Registry Virtualization
  • Microsoft Virtual PC and XP Mode
  • Lab : Running and Troubleshooting Applications on Windows 7

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Online - Self paced
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 5 days
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