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MCSE Windows XP Professional Exam Cram 2 (Exam 70-270), 2nd Edition


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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3360-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3360-3

The MCSE 70-270 Exam Cram 2: Windows XP Professional, Second Edition is an efficient, effective and concise guide that gives you exactly what you need to know to pass one of the most popular exams in the MCSE program. Organized according to the exam objectives, you will be able to quickly and easily assess your understanding of the key exam topics. You will find test-taking strategies and timesaving tips that will help you score better on the test, and the popular Cram Sheet tearcard is include for last-minute review on exam day. Also included are over 200 practice questions with detailed answers and an innovative test-engine on CD from MeasureUp. With all of these great features and proven study methods, MCSE 70-270 Exam Cram 2: Windows XP Professional, Second Edition is your smartest way to get certified.

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MCSE Prep: Setting Up, Managing, and Troubleshooting Security Accounts and Policies

Setting Up, Managing, and Troubleshooting Security Accounts and Policies

Table of Contents

1. Installing and Deploying Windows XP Professional.

    Hardware Requirements  

      Setup Disks  

    Upgrading to Windows XP Professional  

      Preupgrade Checklist  

      File System Considerations  

      Windows XP Uninstall Feature for Windows 98 and Windows ME Upgrades  

    Installation Options for Windows XP Professional  

      Installation Methods  

    Joining a Workgroup  

    Joining a Domain  

    Using the USMT to Migrate User Settings and Files  

      Files and Settings Transfer (FAST) Wizard  

      USMT from the Command Line  

    Deploying Service Packs (SPs) Using Group Policy and Slipstreaming  

      Group Policy Deployments of SPs  

      Using Software Update Services (SUS)  

      Slipstreaming SPs  

      Unattended SP2 Installs from the Command Line  

      Applying SPs Manually  

      Removing SPs  

      Installing Hotfixes  

    Automatic Updates  

    Dynamic Update  

      Creating a Network Share for Dynamic Update  

    Product Activation  

    Troubleshooting Failed Installations  

    Exam Prep Questions  

      Answers to Exam Prep Questions  

    Need to Know More?  

2. Establishing, Configuring, and Managing Resources.

    Managing Access to Shared Folders  

      Creating Shared Folders from My Computer or Windows Explorer  

      Creating Shared Folders from the Shared Folders MC Snap-in  

      Using Automatically Generated Hidden Shares  

      Connecting to Shared Resources on a Windows Network  

      Controlling Access to Shared Folders  

    Monitoring, Managing, and Troubleshooting Access to Files and Folders  

      NTFS Security: Users and Groups  

      NTFS Security: Basic and Advanced Permissions  

      Controlling Access to Files and Folders by Using Permissions  

      Optimizing Access to Files and Folders  

      Controlling Write Access to USB Storage Devices Under SP2  

      Auditing System and Network Events  

    Managing and Troubleshooting Web Server Resources  

      IIS Console: Administering the Default Web and FTP Sites  

      Web Folders and the WebDAV Protocol  

      Troubleshooting Internet Information Services  

    Managing Local and Network Print Devices  

      Connecting to Local and Network Printers  

      Managing Printers and Print Jobs  

      Configuring Print Server and Printer Properties  

      Using the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP)  

    Exam Prep Questions  

      Answers to Exam Prep Questions  

    Need to Know More?  

3. Setting Up, Managing, and Troubleshooting Security Accounts and Policies.

    Built-in User and Group Accounts  

      Creating Local User and Group Accounts  

      Configuring Account Properties  

      Renaming Accounts  

      Disabling or Enabling User Accounts  

      Deleting Accounts  

      Using the User Accounts Tool  


      Fast User Switching  


    Managing Domain User Accounts  

      Creating Domain User Accounts  

      Creating Template User Accounts  

      Disabling and Deleting User Accounts  

    Understanding and Implementing Group Policy  

      Local Group Policy  

      Group Policy Objects (GPO)  

      User Rights Assignment  

      Security Options  

      Account Policies  

      Audit Policies  

      SP2 GPO Changes  

    Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP)  

      Group Policy Result  

      Group Policy Update  

      RSoP Snap-in  

    Security Configuration and Analysis  

      Security Templates  

    Software Restriction Policies  

      Two Types of Software Restriction Policies  

      Software Identification Rules  

      Integration with Microsoft Passport via the Internet  

    Data Execution Prevention  

    Windows Security Center  

    Exam Prep Questions  

      Answers to Exam Prep Questions  

    Need to Know More?  

4. Implementing and Managing User and Desktop Settings.

    Configuring and Managing User Profiles  

      User Profiles  

      Roaming User Profiles  

      Managing User Profiles Behavior Through Group Policy  

      Fast User Switching  

    Using Offline Files  

      Setting Up Offline Files and Folders  

      Making Files and Folders Available Offline  

      Synchronizing Offline Files and Folders  

      Accessing Offline Files and Folders  

      Managing Offline Files and Folders  

    Configuring and Troubleshooting Desktop Settings  

      Keyboard Applet  

      Display Applet  

      Mouse Applet  

      Sounds and Audio Devices Applet  

      Scanners and Cameras Applet  

      Speech Applet  

      Taskbar and Start Menu Applet  

      Wireless Network Setup Wizard  

    Troubleshooting and System Settings  

      The MSCONFIG.EXE Utility  

      Application Program Compatibility Support  

    Windows Installer Service  

      Installing Packages  

      Publishing MSI Packages  

    Multiple-Language Support and Regional Options  

      Windows XP Multilingual User Interface Pack  

      Language Options  

      Regional Options: Locales  

    File Settings and Transfer Wizard  

      Transferring Settings from One Computer to Another

    Accessibility Options  

      Accessibility Options Applet  

      Accessibility Wizard  

      Additional Accessibility Features  

    Advanced Video Display Options  

      ClearType Display Support  

      Dualview Multiple Display Support  

    Fax Features  

      The Fax Console: Managing Faxes, Settings, and Options  

    Scheduled Tasks  

      Creating a Task  

    Exam Prep Questions  

      Answers to Exam Prep Questions  

    Need to Know More?  

5. Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers.

    Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Hardware  

      Universal Plug and Play–Extending the PnP Standard

      Installing, Configuring, and Managing Hardware  

      Device Driver Updates  

      Updating Your System Files Manually from the Windows Update Website  

      The Driver Rollback Feature  

      Managing and Troubleshooting Device Conflicts  

      Managing and Troubleshooting Driver Signing  

      Using Cameras and Scanning Devices  

      Using Modems for Dial-up Connections  

      Configuring and Managing CD and DVD Media Devices

      Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting USB Devices  

      Using Network Adapters  

      Using Infrared Data Association (IrDA) Devices

      Wireless Networking Support  

      Installing, Configuring, and Supporting Video Display Adapters  

      Configuring Multiple-Monitor Support  

      Removable Storage Support  

      Managing Tape Devices  

      Upgrading a System from One to Two Processors

      Mobile Computing  

      Managing Hardware Profiles  

      Power Management Support  

      Managing Card Services  

    Exam Prep Questions  

      Answers to Exam Prep Questions  

    Need to Know More?  

6. Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Disk Storage.

    Disk Storage Management  

      Basic Disks  

      Dynamic Disks  

      Comparing Basic Disks to Dynamic Disks  

      Upgrading Disks  

      Moving Disks to Another Computer  

      Reactivating a Missing or Offline Disk  

    Basic Partitions  

      Partitions and Logical Drives on Basic Disks  

    Dynamic Volumes  

      Simple Volumes  

      Spanned Volumes  

      Striped Volumes  

      Mirrored Volumes and RAID-5 Volumes  

      Limitations of Dynamic Disks and Dynamic Volumes  

    Troubleshooting Disks and Volumes  

      Diagnosing Problems  

      Monitoring Disk Performance  

      Detecting and Repairing Disk Errors  

      The Disk Defragmenter Tool  

      Understanding Why Files Are Not Moved to the Beginning of NTFS Partitions and Volumes  

      Using the Disk Cleanup Wizard  

    File Systems Supported in Windows XP  

      FAT and FAT32  

      The Windows XP NTFS File System  

      Converting from One File System to Another  

    Assigning, Changing, or Removing Drive Letters  

    Mounted Drives  

      Creating a Mounted Drive  

    Support for FAT32 on DVD-RAM Disks  

    Disk Quotas  

    Data Compression  

      Moving and Copying Compressed Files and Folders  

    Data Encryption  

      Keeping Data Private with the Encrypting File System (EFS)

    Data Protection from Removable USB Storage Media  

      Making USB Storage Drives Read-only  

    Exam Prep Questions  

      Answers to Exam Prep Questions  

    Need to Know More?  

7. Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Network Protocols and Services.

    Configuring and Troubleshooting TCP/IP  

      Deciphering the TCP/IP Protocol Suite for Windows XP  

      Understanding TCP/IP Computer Addresses  

      Understanding Classful IP Addressing  

      Understanding Variable-Length Subnet Masks  

      Understanding Classless Interdomain Routing  

      Configuring TCP/IP  

      Troubleshooting TCP/IP  

    Working with TCP/IP Profiles  

    Connecting to Novell NetWare Networks and Unix-Based Computer Systems  

      Novell NetWare Connectivity  

      Unix Connectivity  

    Network Bridging  

    Windows Messenger  

    Remote Desktop  

      Configuring Remote Desktop  

      Connecting with Remote Desktop  

      Remote Desktop Web Connection  

    Understanding Remote Assistance  

    Exam Prep Questions  

      Answers to Exam Prep Questions  

    Need to Know More?  

8. System Monitoring, Performance Optimization, and Recovery Features.

    Backing Up and Restoring Data  

      Using Windows Backup  

      Required Permissions for Backing Up Files  

      Backup Types  

      Configuring File and Folder Backup Jobs  

      Backing Up the System State  

      Scheduling Backup Jobs  

      Volume Shadow Copy Technology  

      Restoring Files and Folders  

    Troubleshooting and Repairing Windows XP Professional Systems  

      Safe Mode and Other Advanced Startup Options  

      System Recovery Settings  

      The Recovery Console  

      System Restore  

      Automated System Recovery  

    Performance Optimizing and Troubleshooting  

      System Monitor  

      Performance Logs and Alerts  

      Managing Performance  

      Task Manager  

      Monitoring Event Logs  

      Proactively Managing Security Threats  

    Exam Prep Questions  

      Answers to Exam Prep Questions  

    Need to Know More?  

9. Installing, Administering, and Troubleshooting Remote Access Services.

    Authentication Protocols  

      Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)  

      IP Security (IPSec)  

      Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)  

      Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service (RADIUS)  

      Bandwidth Allocation Protocol (BAP)  


    Connecting to Remote Access Servers  

      Setting Up and Configuring VPN Connections  

    Configuring Windows Firewall  

      The Windows Security Center  

      Configuring Windows Firewall Exceptions  

      WF Logging  

    Configuring and Troubleshooting ICS  

      Configuring ICS  

      Troubleshooting ICS  

    Managing Enhanced Network Security Under SP2  

      Understanding Restrictions to TCP/IP Raw Sockets  

      Understanding TCP/IP Outbound Connection Limits  

      Managing Changes to RPCs, DTC, COM, and DCOM  

    Exam Prep Questions  

      Answers to Exam Prep Questions  

    Need to Know More?  

10. Practice Exam I.

11. Answers to Practice Exam I.

12. Practice Exam II.

13. Answers to Practice Exam II.

Appendix A: CD Contents and Installation Instructions.

    Multiple Test Modes  

      Study Mode  

      Certification Mode  

      Custom Mode  

      Adaptive Mode  

      Missed Question Mode  

      Non-Duplicate Mode  

    Question Types  

    Random Questions and Order of Answers  

    Detailed Explanations of Correct and Incorrect Answers

    Attention to Exam Objectives  

    Installing the CD  

Creating a Shortcut to the MeasureUp Practice Tests  

    Technical Support  




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