70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1

70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1
Published: 17 September 2012
Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)
Audiences: IT professionals
Technology: Windows 8.1
Credit towards certification: MCP, MCSA, MCSE

Skills measured
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area in the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area in the exam.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

As of January 2014, this exam includes content covering Windows 8.1.

Install and upgrade to Windows 8.1 (10–15%)

Evaluate hardware readiness and compatibility

Choose between an upgrade and a clean installation; determine which SKU to use, including Windows RT; determine requirements for particular features, including Hyper-V, Miracast display, pervasive device encryption, virtual smart cards and Secure Boot

Install Windows 8.1

Install as Windows To Go, migrate from previous versions of Windows to Windows 8.1, upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, install to VHD, install additional Windows features, configure Windows for additional languages

Migrate and configure user data

Migrate user profiles; configure folder location; configure profiles, including profile version, local, roaming and mandatory

Preparation resources

Utility spotlight: Are you compatible with Windows 8?
Install, deploy and migrate to Windows 8
Windows 8 upgrade paths

Configure hardware and applications (10–15%)

Configure devices and device drivers

Install, update, disable and roll back drivers; resolve driver issues; configure driver settings, including signed and unsigned drivers; manage driver packages

Install and configure desktop apps and Windows Store apps

Install and repair applications by using Windows Installer, configure default program settings, modify file associations, manage access to Windows Store

Control access to local hardware and applications

Configure application restrictions, including Software Restriction Policies and AppLocker; manage installation of and access to removable devices; configure Assigned Access

Configure Internet Explorer 11 and Internet Explorer for the desktop

Configure compatibility view; configure Internet Explorer 11 settings, including add-ons, downloads, security and privacy

Configure Hyper-V

Create and configure virtual machines, including integration services; create and manage checkpoints; create and configure virtual switches; create and configure virtual disks; move a virtual machine’s storage

Preparation resources

Device drivers and deployment
Managing client access to the Windows Store

Configure network connectivity (10-15%)

Configure IP settings

Configure name resolution, connect to a network, configure network locations

Configure networking settings

Connect to a wireless network, manage preferred wireless networks, configure network adapters, configure location-aware printing

Configure and maintain network security

Configure Windows Firewall, configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, configure connection security rules (IPsec), configure authenticated exceptions, configure network discovery

Configure remote management

Choose the appropriate remote management tools; configure remote management settings; modify settings remotely by using MMCs or Windows PowerShell; configure Remote Assistance, including Easy Connect

Preparation resources

Managing the new wireless network (IEEE 802.11) policies settings
Windows Firewall with advanced security and IPsec
Deploy remote server administration tools

Configure access to resources (10–15%)

Configure shared resources

Configure shared folder permissions, configure HomeGroup settings, configure libraries, configure shared printers, set up and configure OneDrive

Configure file and folder access

Encrypt files and folders by using Encrypting File System (EFS), configure NTFS permissions, configure disk quotas, configure file access auditing

Configure authentication and authorisation

Configure user rights, manage credentials, manage certificates, configure biometrics, configure picture passwords, configure PIN, set up and configure Microsoft account, configure virtual smart cards, configure authentication in workgroups or domains, configure User Account Control (UAC) behaviour

Preparation resources

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows 8 security insights: Module 7—SmartScreen filtering
Windows authentication overview

Configure remote access and mobility (15–20%)

Configure remote connections

Configure remote authentication, configure Remote Desktop settings, configure virtual private network (VPN) connections and authentication, enable VPN reconnect, configure broadband tethering

Configure mobility options

Configure offline file policies, configure power policies, configure Windows To Go, configure sync options, configure WiFi direct

Configure security for mobile devices

Configure BitLocker and BitLocker To Go, configure startup key storage

Preparation resources

Windows 8 VPN get connected
Deploy Windows To Go in your organisation
BitLocker Group Policy settings

Monitor and maintain Windows clients (10–15%)

Configure and manage updates

Configure update settings, configure Windows Update policies, manage update history, roll back updates, update Windows Store apps

Manage local storage

Manage disk volumes and file systems, manage storage spaces

Monitor system performance

Configure and analyse event logs, configure event subscriptions, configure Task Manager, monitor system resources, optimise networking performance, configure indexing options

Preparation resources

Windows Update PowerShell module
Windows Performance Monitor
Windows 8: Task Manager retuned

Configure system and data recovery options (10-15%)

Configure system recovery

Configure a recovery drive, configure system restore, perform a driver rollback, perform a refresh or recycle, configure restore points

Configure file recovery

Restore previous versions of files and folders, configure file history, recover files from OneDrive

Preparation resources

Repair and recovery
How to: Set up and use file history on Windows 8
Windows 8 Jump Start Module 6: Recovery and security

MCTS Training, MCITP Trainnig

Best Microsoft MCP Certification, Microsoft 70-687 Training at certkingdom.com


A company has 100 client computers that run Windows 8. You need to assign static IPv6
addresses to the client computers. Which Windows Powershell cmdlet should you run?

A. Set-NetTCPSetting
B. Set-NetIPInterface
C. Set-NetlPv6Protocol
D. set-NetIPAddress
Answer: D

A company has an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain. All client computers run
Windows 8. Portable client computers no longer connect to the corporate wireless network. You
need to ensure that when the corporate wireless network is available, the computers always
connect to it automatically. Which two actions would achieve the goal? (Each correct answer
presents a complete solution. Choose two.)

A. Create a Group Policy object (GPO) to configure a wireless network policy. Link the GPO to
the organizational unit that contains the computers.
B. Configure the corporate wireless network as an unmetered network.
C. Configure the corporate wireless network as a preferred network.
D. Manually connect to the corporate wireless network and select the option to connect
automatically to that network.
Answer: CD

A company has client computers that run Windows 8. The corporate network is configured for
IPv4 and IPv6. You need to disable Media Sensing for IPv6 on the client computers without
affecting IPv4 communications. What should you do on each client computer?

A. Run the Disable-NetAdapterBinding Windows PowerShell cmdlet.
B. Run the Disable-NetAdapter Windows PowerShell cmdlet.
C. Run the Set-NetlPv6Protocol Windows PowerShell cmdlet.
D. Run the Set-NetlPv4Protocol Windows PowerShell cmdlet.
Answer: C

A company has an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain. All client computers run
Windows 8. Two computers named COMPUTER1 and COMPUTER2 are connected to one network
switch and joined to the domain. Windows Firewall is turned off on both computers. You are
planning a remote management solution. You have the following requirements:
* Ensure that COMPUTER2 can run remote commands on COMPUTER1.
* Test the solution by successfully running a command from COMPUTER2 that executes on
You need to select the commands to run on COMPUTER1 and COMPUTER2 to meet the remote
management requirements. Which commands should you run?
To answer, drag the appropriate command or commands to the correct location or locations in
the answer area. Commands may be used once, more than once, or not at all. You may need to
drag the split bar between panes or scroll to view content.
Select and Place:



A company has 100 client computers that run Windows 8. The client computers are members of a
workgroup. A custom application requires a Windows Firewall exception on each client computer.
You need to configure the exception on the client computers without affecting existing firewall
settings. Which Windows PowerShell cmdlet should you run on each client computer?

A. New-NetFirewallRule
B. Set-NetFirewallSetting
C. Set-NetFirewallRule
D. Set-NetFirewallProfile
E. New-NetIPSecMainModeRule
Answer: A

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