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Publisher Comments:

In-depth, comprehensive, and fully updated for Service Pack 1, this RESOURCE KIT delivers the information you need to administer Windows Vista. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best--Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals and the Windows Vista team--along with essential scripts and resources on the CD.

Get expert guidance on how to: Use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit best practices and tools Plan user-state migration and test application compatibility Exploit new Group Policy features, settings, and ADMX templates Configure software updates and client-security technologies Administer disks, file systems, file sharing, search, and Internet Explorer Install and troubleshoot printers, devices, and services Manage IPsec, IPv6, wireless, and remote connectivity Use performance monitoring and diagnostic tools to manage desktop health Resolve common startup, hardware, and networking issues

CD features: 120+ sample VBScript scripts 25 sample Windows PowerShell scripts Troubleshooting tools Links to toolkits, documentation, and white papers Complete eBook of INTRODUCING WINDOW SERVER 2008 Sample chapters from related Microsoft Press books Fully searchable eBook of this guide

Plus: * See Direct from the Source sidebars for deep insights and troubleshooting tips from the Windows Vista team

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

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Book News Annotation:

Three MVPs show experienced IT professionals how to deploy Windows Vista in enterprise environments, manage user desktops with group policy, monitor performance, configure networks and firewalls, and troubleshoot startup issues. Black and white screenshots are provided for some of the step-by-step instructions. The CD contains 120 sample VBScripts and 25 PowerShell scripts for administration. The second edition reflects service pack 1 and Windows Server 2008. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In-depth, comprehensive, and fully updated for Service Pack 1, this RESOURCE KIT delivers the information you need to administer Windows Vista. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best—Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals and the Windows Vista team—along with essential scripts and resources on the CD.

Get expert guidance on how to:

  • Use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit best practices and tools
  • Plan user-state migration and test application compatibility
  • Exploit new Group Policy features, settings, and ADMX templates
  • Configure software updates and client-security technologies
  • Administer disks, file systems, file sharing, search, and Internet Explorer
  • Install and troubleshoot printers, devices, and services
  • Manage IPsec, IPv6, wireless, and remote connectivity
  • Use performance monitoring and diagnostic tools to manage desktop health
  • Resolve common startup, hardware, and networking issues

CD features:

  • 120+ sample VBScript scripts
  • 25 sample Windows PowerShell scripts
  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Links to toolkits, documentation, and white papers
  • Complete eBook of INTRODUCING WINDOW SERVER 2008
  • Sample chapters from related Microsoft Press books
  • Fully searchable eBook of this guide

Plus: * See “Direct from the Source” sidebars for deep insights and troubleshooting tips from the Windows Vista team

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

About the Author

Tony Northrup is a professional consultant and writer with dozens of books to his credit. He has authored several Microsoft Training Kits and is a coauthor of MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536): Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0--Application Development Foundation. Tony Northrup lives in Phillipston, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second EditionAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: Overview
  • Chapter 1: Overview of Windows Vista Improvements
  • Chapter 2: Security in Windows Vista
Part II: Deployment
  • Chapter 3: Deployment Platform
  • Chapter 4: Planning Deployment
  • Chapter 5: Testing Application Compatibility
  • Chapter 6: Developing Disk Images
  • Chapter 7: Migrating User State Data
  • Chapter 8: Deploying Applications
  • Chapter 9: Preparing Windows PE
  • Chapter 10: Configuring Windows DS
  • Chapter 11: Using Volume Activation
  • Chapter 12: Deploying with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Part III: Desktop Management
  • Chapter 13: Managing the Desktop Environment
  • Chapter 14: Managing Users and User Data
  • Chapter 15: Managing Disks and File Systems
  • Chapter 16: Managing Devices and Services
  • Chapter 17: Managing Sharing
  • Chapter 18: Managing Windows Meeting Space
  • Chapter 19: Managing Printing
  • Chapter 20: Managing Search
  • Chapter 21: Managing Internet Explorer
Part IV: Desktop Maintenance
  • Chapter 22: Maintaining Desktop Health
  • Chapter 23: Supporting Users Using Remote Assistance
  • Chapter 24: Managing Software Updates
  • Chapter 25: Managing Client Protection
Part V: Networking
  • Chapter 26: Configuring Windows Networking
  • Chapter 27: Configuring Windows Firewall and IPsec
  • Chapter 28: Connecting Remote Users and Networks
  • Chapter 29: Deploying IPv6
Part VI: Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 30: Configuring Startup and Troubleshooting Startup Issues
  • Chapter 31: Troubleshooting Hardware, Driver, and Disk Issues
  • Chapter 32: Troubleshooting Network Issues
  • Chapter 33: Troubleshooting Stop Messages
Appendices
  • Appendix A: System Files Reference
  • Appendix B: User Rights Reference
  • Appendix C: Accessibility
GlossaryAbout the AuthorsSystem RequirementsMore Great Resources for IT Professionals from Microsoft Press

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735625969
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Subject:
General
Author:
Tulloch, Mitch
Author:
Tulloch, Ingrid
Author:
Northrup, Tony
Author:
Honeycutt, Jerry, Jr.
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows Vista
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Database Management - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Resource Kit
Publication Date:
20080716
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1696
Dimensions:
9 x 7.3 x 2.5 in 5.2 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In-depth, comprehensive, and fully updated for Service Pack 1, this RESOURCE KIT delivers the information you need to administer Windows Vista. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best—Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals and the Windows Vista team—along with essential scripts and resources on the CD.

Get expert guidance on how to:

  • Use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit best practices and tools
  • Plan user-state migration and test application compatibility
  • Exploit new Group Policy features, settings, and ADMX templates
  • Configure software updates and client-security technologies
  • Administer disks, file systems, file sharing, search, and Internet Explorer
  • Install and troubleshoot printers, devices, and services
  • Manage IPsec, IPv6, wireless, and remote connectivity
  • Use performance monitoring and diagnostic tools to manage desktop health
  • Resolve common startup, hardware, and networking issues

CD features:

  • 120+ sample VBScript scripts
  • 25 sample Windows PowerShell scripts
  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Links to toolkits, documentation, and white papers
  • Complete eBook of INTRODUCING WINDOW SERVER 2008
  • Sample chapters from related Microsoft Press books
  • Fully searchable eBook of this guide

Plus: * See “Direct from the Source” sidebars for deep insights and troubleshooting tips from the Windows Vista team

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

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