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  • Copyright 2008
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3687-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3687-1


Microsoft® Windows Vista™, Configuring

Exam 70-620

Don Poulton

In This Book You Learn How To

  • Prepare your computer for installation of Windows Vista
  • Automate and troubleshoot your Windows Vista installation
  • Configure and troubleshoot new Windows Vista features, including the Aero desktop interface, Parental Controls, User Account Control, Windows Defender, Internet Explorer 7, and Windows Firewall
  • Configure and troubleshoot network connectivity, including IPv6 and remote access
  • Work with media applications including Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Gallery, and Windows Movie Maker
  • Improve your business productivity by using Windows Vista features such as Windows Mail, Windows Meeting Space, Windows Calendar, and Windows Fax and Scan
  • Monitor and optimize system performance and reliability
  • Make the most of your portable computer by using Windows Vista features such as the Windows Mobility Center, power options, the Tablet PC Input Panel, Handwriting Recognizer, and more


Don Poulton, MCSA, MCSE, A+, Network+, Security+, has been involved in consulting with small training providers as a technical writer, during which time he wrote training and exam preparation materials for Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. More recently, he has written or coauthored several certification volumes on Security+, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003, published by Que Publishing.

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ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3687-1

ISBN-10: 0-7897-3687-X

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Table of Contents


Microsoft 70-620 Exam Objectives

Study and Exam Preparation Tips

Part I: Exam Preparation

Chapter 1 Introducing Windows Vista


About Windows Vista

    The History of Windows

    Windows Vista Editions


    A Quick Tour of Windows Vista

    Patches, Hotfixes, and Service Packs


Key Terms

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 2 Installing Windows Vista


Preparing for Installation

Identifying Hardware Requirements

    Hardware Compatibility

    Software Compatibility

    Network Requirements

    File System Considerations

    Product Activation

Performing a Clean Installation of Windows Vista

    Performing an Attended Installation

    Performing an Unattended Installation

    Installing Windows Vista by Using the System Preparation Tool (Sysprep)

    Deploying an Image with Sysprep

    Installing Windows Vista by Using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

Troubleshooting Windows Vista Installation Issues

    Troubleshooting Process

    Troubleshooting an Attended Installation

    Troubleshooting an Unattended Installation

    Troubleshooting Failed Installations

Installing and Configuring Windows Vista Drivers

    Managing and Troubleshooting Drivers and Driver Signing

    Using Windows Vista Rollback


Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge


    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 3 Upgrading to Windows Vista


Upgrading to Windows Vista from a Previous Version of Windows

    Preparing a Computer to Meet Upgrade Requirements

    Upgrading the Computer to Windows Vista

    Dual-Booting Windows Vista

Upgrading from One Edition of Windows Vista to Another

    Windows Anytime Upgrade

    Upgrading Windows Vista

Performing Post-Installation Updates and Product Activation

    Installing Updates and Hotfixes

    Managing Automatic Updates


Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge


    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 4 Configuring and Troubleshooting Post-Installation System Settings


    Troubleshooting Post-Installation Configuration Issues

    Troubleshooting Startup Issues

    Using Alternative Startup Strategies

    Troubleshooting Hardware Devices

    Configuring Application Compatibility

    Windows Easy Transfer

Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Aero

    Understanding Windows Presentation Foundation

    Understanding Hardware Requirements for Running Aero

    Configuring Desktop Schemes

    Troubleshooting Aero

    Configuring Windows Vista Start Menu and Taskbar

Configuring and Troubleshooting Parental Controls

    Configuring Various Types of Restrictions

    Configuring Activity Reports

Configuring Windows Internet Explorer

    Configuring Tabbed Browsing

    Blocking Pop-ups

    Customizing Internet Explorer


Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge


    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 5 Configuring Windows Security Features


Local User and Group Accounts

    Managing User Accounts

    Managing Local Group Accounts

    Belonging to a Windows Server Domain

Configuring and Troubleshooting User Account Control

    Features of User Account Control

    Configuring User Account Control

    User Account Control Policies

Configuring Windows Defender

    Scanning for Malicious Software

Configuring Dynamic Security for Internet Explorer 7

    Configuring Internet Explorer Zones

    Configuring Protected Mode in Internet Explorer

    Configuring Content Advisor

    Configuring the Phishing Filter

    Understanding Advanced Security Options

Configuring Security Settings in Windows Firewall

    Configuring Windows Firewall

    Configuring Group Policy and Windows Firewall


Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge


    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 6 Configuring Network Connectivity


Understanding the TCP/IP Protocol

    Features of TCP/IP Version 4

    Features of TCP/IP Version 6

Configuring Networking by Using the Network and Sharing Center

    Using the Network and Sharing Center to Configure TCP/IP

    Using the Network and Sharing Center to Configure File Sharing

    Managing Wireless Networks

    Configuring and Troubleshooting Internet Connection Sharing

Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues

    Troubleshooting LAN Connections

    Using TCP/IP Utilities to Troubleshoot TCP/IP

    Troubleshooting Wireless Networks

    Troubleshooting Hardware and Modem Problems

Configuring Remote Access

    Understanding Remote Access

    Using a VPN Connection to Connect to Computers

    Connecting to the Internet by Using Dial-Up Networking

    Remote Desktop

    Remote Assistance


Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge


    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exercises

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 7 Configuring Applications Included with Windows Vista


Configuring and Troubleshooting Media Applications

    Windows Media Center

    Windows Media Player

    Windows Photo Gallery

    Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker

Configuring Windows Mail

    Configuring Mail Accounts

    Managing Email Accounts

    Configuring Mail Options

    Configuring Mail Security

Configuring Windows Meeting Space

    Setting Up Windows Meeting Space

    Running Meetings

    Sharing Information

Configuring Windows Calendar

    Navigating Windows Calendar

    Managing Tasks and Appointments

    Using Multiple Calendars

    Sharing Calendars

Configuring Windows Fax and Scan

    Fax Accounts

    Sending and Receiving Faxes

    Scanning Documents

Configuring Windows Sidebar

    Windows Sidebar Gadgets


Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge


    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exercises

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 8 Maintaining and Optimizing Systems That Run Windows Vista


Troubleshooting Performance Issues

    Reliability and Performance Monitor

    Command-Line Utilities

    New Vista Technologies for Enhancing System Performance

Troubleshooting Reliability Issues by Using Built-in Diagnostic Tools

    System Configuration Utility

    Task Manager

    Event Viewer

Configuring Windows Update

    Working with Windows Update

    Using a WSUS Server with Windows Vista

    Windows Update Group Policies

Configuring Data Protection

    Using Windows Backup to Protect Your Data

    Data Security

    BitLocker Drive Encryption


Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge


    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 9 Configuring and Troubleshooting Mobile Computing


Configuring Mobile Devices

    Mobile PC Control Panel

    Windows Mobility Center

    Networking with Mobile Computers

    Configuring Infrared Devices

Configuring Mobile Display Settings

    Presentation Settings

    Using a Networked Projector

    External Monitors

    Windows SideShow

Configuring Tablet PC Software

    Tablet PC Settings

    Tablet PC Input Panel

    The Snipping Tool

    Touch Screen Support

Configuring Power Options

    Power Plans

    Battery Meter

    Power Management and Group Policy


Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge


    Exam Questions

    Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

Part II: Final Review

Fast Facts

  Introducing Windows Vista

  Installing Windows Vista

  Upgrading to Windows Vista

  Configuring and Troubleshooting Post-Installation System Settings

  Configuring Windows Security Features

  Configuring Network Connectivity

  Configuring Applications Included with Windows Vista

  Monitoring and Optimizing System Performance and Reliability

  Configuring and Troubleshooting Mobile Computing

Practice Exam

Answers to Practice Exam

Part III: Appendixes

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