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MCTS 70-680 Exam Cram: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring

MCTS 70-680 Exam Cram: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring

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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-260319-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-260319-5

MCTS 70-680: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring is the perfect study guide to help you pass Microsoft’s MCTS 70-680 exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools, such as quizzes, Exam Alerts, and a practice exam, while the CD provides real-time practice and feedback with two complete sample exams.

Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your MCTS 70-680 exam!

     .    Understand how Windows 7 differs from previous versions

     .    Install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 7

     .    Configure basic and advanced Windows networking

     .    Enforce security with Windows Firewall and Windows Defender

     .    Administer users, systems, disks, and printers

     .    Manage and safely share files and folders

     .    Work with Windows applications and Internet Explorer 8

     .    Support mobile computers

     .    Remotely manage Windows systems

     .    Optimize Windows 7 system performance

     .    Efficiently back up systems and reliably recover them

CD FEATURES 2 complete sample exams

The test engine gives you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the exam

     .    Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers

     .    Multiple test modes

     .    Random questions and order of answers

     .    Coverage of each MCTS 70-680 exam objective

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Table of Contents

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

    The Value of Certification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

    The Microsoft Certification Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

        Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

        Microsoft Certified IT Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7 Configuration . . . 6

    Taking a Certification Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

    How to Prepare for an Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

    Day of the Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

        Dealing with Test Anxiety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    Additional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    The Road to Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

        Defining Windows 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

        Windows 7 Flavors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

    Windows 7 Graphical User Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

        Working with the Desktop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

        Windows 7 Taskbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

        Windows 7 Start Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

        The Notification Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

        Customizing the Taskbar and Start Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

        Working with Open Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

        Gadgets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

        Aero Desktop Experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

    Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

CHAPTER 2: Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

    Installing Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

        Windows 7 Installation Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

        Windows Clean Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

        Upgrading Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

    Windows Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

        Activating Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

        Restore a Computer to a Previous Windows Installation . . . . . . . 70

        Using BCDEdit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

        Enabling a Dual-Boot System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

    Windows Easy Transfer and Windows User State Migration Tool . . . . . 78

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

    Deploying Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

        Windows Automated Installation Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

        Windows PE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

        Disk Cloning and the System Preparation Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

        The Unattended Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

        Installing Windows Using Windows System Image Manager . . . . 87

        Deploying Windows with WIM Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

        Deployment Image Servicing and Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

        Windows Deployment Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

    Booting with a VHD Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

    Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

CHAPTER 3: System Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

    Configuring and Managing Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

        Viewing Basic Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

        Changing Computer Name and Domain/Workgroup . . . . . . . . 112

        Windows Features and Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

        Configuring Accessibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

        Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

    Device Drivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

        Plug and Play Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

        Signed Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

        Devices and Printers Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

        Device Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

        Adding a Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

        Configuring Keyboard and Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

        Managing Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

    Display Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

        Desktop Themes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

        Adjusting the Screen Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

        Multiple Monitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140

        Windows Aero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

    Advanced Windows Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

        Microsoft Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

        Administrative Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

        Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

        Local and Group Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

        The Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

    Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

CHAPTER 4: Disk Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

    Disk Management Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

        Disk Partitioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

        Disk Storage Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

        File Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

    Working with Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

        Simple Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

        Spanned Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

        Extending Simple or Spanned Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

        Shrinking Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

        Striped Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

        Mirrored Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

        Mount Points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

        Formatting Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

    Optimizing the Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

        Monitoring Disk Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

        Running Check Disk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

        Defragging the Hard Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184

        NTFS Disk Quotas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188

    Review Questions Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190

CHAPTER 5: Configuring Windows Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

    Introduction to TCP/IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

        IPv4 TCP/IP Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

        IPv6 TCP/IP Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

        Default Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

        Name Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

        DHCP Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

        IP Configuration on Windows 7 Machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

        Network and Sharing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

        Using the netsh Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

    Tools to Help Diagnose Network Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218

    Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220

CHAPTER 6: Configuring Advanced Windows Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223

    Wireless Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224

        Configuring Wireless Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227

        Network Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235

    Remote Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236

        Dial-Up Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237

        Broadband Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241

        Virtual Private Networking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242

        DirectAccess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249

    Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252

CHAPTER 7: Configuring Windows Firewall and Windows Defender. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255

    Spyware and Windows Defender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

    Windows Firewall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264

        Basic Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266

        Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269

        Computer Connection Security Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276

    Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279

CHAPTER 8: User Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281

    Authentication and Authorization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282

        User Accounts and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284

        Managing Local Logon Accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

        Credential Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297

    User Account Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307

        Cram Exam Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308

    Security Auditing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

        Cram Exam Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314

    Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316

CHAPTER 9: Managing Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319

    NTFS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320

        NTFS Permissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321

        Copying and Moving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326

        Folder and File Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326

        Controlling Who Can Access a USB Flash Device . . . . . . . . . . 327

        Cram Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327

        Cram Exam Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328

    Windows 7 File Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329

    Libraries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331

        Folder Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334

    Searching in Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336

        Cram Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340

        Cram Exam Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341

    Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342

        Encryption File System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343

        BitLocker Drive Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348

        BitLocker To Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354

    Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355

        Compressed (Zipped) Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355

        NTFS Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357

        Cram Quiz Answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358

    Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360

CHAPTER 10: Sharing Files and Folders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363

    Sharing Files and Folders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364

        Network Discovery and Browsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366

        Sharing Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369

        Special and Administrative Shares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374

        Homegroup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375

        Managing Shares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379

        Connecting to a Shared Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382

    BranchCache . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386

    Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388

CHAPTER 11: Managing and Sharing Printers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391

    Printer in Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392

        Local Versus Network Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394

        Printing Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395

        Installing a Printer on Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396

        Printer Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401

        Location-Aware Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403

        Printer Permissions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404

        Managing the Print Spooler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405

        Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407

        Looking at the Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408

        Auditing Printer Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409

        Troubleshooting Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414

    Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416

CHAPTER 12: Working with Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419

    Windows Live Essentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421

        Cram Quiz Answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421

    Application Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422

        Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) and Shims . . 425

        XP Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430

    Software Restrictions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440

    Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442

CHAPTER 13: Working with Internet Explorer 8.0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445

    Features of Internet Explorer 8.0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446

        Internet Explorer Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448

        Common Internet Explorer Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449

        Plug-Ins/Add-Ons and Scripting Languages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452

        Internet Explorer Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454

        Using Offline Mode and Saving Webpages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464

        RSS Feeds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465

        Reset Internet Explorer to Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466

        Compatibility View Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467

        Using Accelerators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467

        Search Providers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469

        Cram Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469

        Cram Exam Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 471

    Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473

CHAPTER 14: Mobile Computers and Remote Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475

    Control Panel and Windows Mobility Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476

        Configuring Presentation Settings for Mobile PCs . . . . . . . . . . 478

        Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481

        File and Data Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486

        Windows SideShow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 492

        Remote Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 494

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495

    Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 496

    Remote Desktop and Remote Desktop Connections . . . . . . . . . 497

        Using Remote Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501

        Using Administrative Tools for Remote Hosts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503

        Cram Exam Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504

    PowerShell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510

    Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513

CHAPTER 15: Optimizing Windows 7 Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515

    Windows Performance Monitoring Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516

        Task Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 517

        Resource Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519

        Performance Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 520

        Windows Experience Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522

        Memory Usage and the Paging File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524

        Processor Scheduling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527

        SuperFetch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527

        ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531

    Answers to Review Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 533

CHAPTER 16: Backups and System Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 535

    Looking at Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 536

        Event Viewer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537

        Reliability Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541

        Action Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 542

        System Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 543

        Diagnostic Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 544

        Boot Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 546

        System Recovery Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551

        Windows PE Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553

        Problem Steps Recorder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556

    Backups and System Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 558

        Backup Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 559

        Types of Backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560

        Backup and Restore Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562

        System Image Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 564

        System Protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 564

        Cram Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 568

        Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 568

    Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 569

    Review Question Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 571

Practice Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 573

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