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Windows Vista(r) Resource Kit
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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
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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)
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:
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
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