Published: April 1, 2009
Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Audiences: IT professionals
Technology: Windows 7
Credit toward certification: MCP, Specialist
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Installing, upgrading, and migrating to Windows 7 (10–15%)
Perform a clean installation
Identifying hardware requirements; setting up as the sole operating system; setting up as dual boot; installation methods; boot from the source of installation, preparing the installation source: USB, CD, network share, WDS
Upgrade to Windows 7 from previous versions of Windows
Upgrading from Windows Vista; migrating from Windows XP; upgrading from one edition of Windows 7 to another edition of Windows 7
Migrate user profiles
Migrating from one machine to another; migrating from previous versions of Windows; side-by-side vs. wipe and load
Upgrade and migration
Utility spotlight: Windows 7 installation simplified
Deployment and user profiles
Deploying Windows 7 (10–15%)
Capture a system image
Preparing system for capture; creating a WIM file; automated capture; manual capture
Prepare a system image for deployment
Inserting an application into a system image; inserting a driver into a system image; inserting an update into a system image; configuring tasks to run after deployment
Deploy a system image
Automated deployment methods; manually deploying a customized image
Configure a VHD
Creating, deploying, booting, mounting, and updating VHDs; offline updates; offline servicing
Deploy Windows 7
Choosing an image strategy and building Windows 7 system images
Phase 4: Deploying your Windows image
Configuring hardware and applications (10–15%)
Updating, disabling, and uninstalling drivers; signed drivers; conflicts between drivers; configuring driver settings; resolving problem device driver
Configure application compatibility
Setting compatibility mode; implementing shims; compatibility issues with Internet Explorer
Configure application restrictions
Setting software restriction policies; setting application control policies; setting through group policy or local security policy
Configure Internet Explorer
Configuring compatibility view; configuring security settings; configuring providers; managing add-ons; controlling InPrivate mode; certificates for secure websites
Configuring device properties
Configuring Internet Explorer 8
Configuring network connectivity (10–15%)
Configure IPv4 network settings
Connecting to a network; configuring name resolution; setting up a connection for a network; network locations; resolving connectivity issues; APIPA
Configure IPv6 network settings
Configuring name resolution; connecting to a network; setting up a connection for a network; network locations; resolving connectivity issues; link local multicast name resolution
Configure networking settings
Adding a physically connected (wired) or wireless device; connecting to a wireless network; configuring security settings on the client; set preferred wireless networks; configuring network adapters; configuring location-aware printing
Configure Windows Firewall
Configuring rules for multiple profiles; allowing or denying an application; network-profile-specific rules; configuring notifications; configuring authenticated exceptions
Configure remote management
Remote management methods; configuring remote management tools; executing PowerShell commands
Windows 7 and network connectivity
Configure network connections
Remote management of Windows 7 with Windows PowerShell
Configuring access to resources (10–15%)
Configure shared resources
Folder virtualization; shared folder permissions; printers and queues; configuring HomeGroup settings
Configure file and folder access
Encrypting files and folders by using EFS; configuring NTFS permissions; resolving effective permissions issues; copying files vs. moving files
Configure user account control (UAC)
Configuring local security policy; configuring admin vs. standard UAC prompt behaviors; configuring Secure Desktop
Configure authentication and authorization
Resolving authentication issues; configuring rights; managing credentials; managing certificates; smart cards with PIV; elevating user privileges; multifactor authentication
Distributed cache mode vs. hosted mode; network infrastructure requirements; configuring settings; certificate management
Accessing local and network resources in Windows 7
Authorization and access control technologies
Deploying BranchCache with remote access technologies
Configuring mobile computing (10–15%)
Configure BitLocker and BitLocker To Go
Configuring BitLocker and BitLocker To Go policies; managing Trusted Platform Module (TPM) PINs; configuring startup key storage; data recovery agent support
Configuring client side; configuring authentication; network infrastructure requirements
Configure mobility options
Configuring offline file policies; transparent caching; creating and migrating power policy
Configure remote connections
Establishing VPN connections and authentication; enabling a VPN reconnect; advanced security auditing; NAP quarantine remediation; dial-up connections; remote desktop; published apps
Windows 7 BitLocker: Configuration and deployment
DirectAccess Configuration, tips, tricks, and best practices
Configuring VPN remote access connections to use NAP based quarantine
Monitoring and maintaining systems that run Windows 7 (10–15%)
Configure updates to Windows 7
Configuring update settings; determining source of updates; configuring Windows Update policies; reviewing update history; checking for new updates; rolling back updates
Managing disk volumes; managing file system fragmentation; RAID; removable device policies
Configuring event logging; filtering event logs; event subscriptions; data collector sets; generating a system diagnostics report
Configure performance settings
Configuring page files; configuring hard drive cache; updated drivers; configuring networking performance; configuring power plans; configuring processor scheduling; configuring desktop environment; configuring services and programs to resolve performance issues; mobile computing performance issues; configuring power
Windows performance monitor
Configure power plans
Configuring backup and recovery options (10–15%)
Creating a system recovery disk; backing up files, folders, or full system; scheduling backups
Configure system recovery options
Configuring system restore points; restoring system settings; last known good configuration; complete restore; driver rollback
Configure file recovery options
Configuring file restore points; restoring previous versions of files and folders; restoring damaged or deleted files by using shadow copies; restore user profiles
Create and use backups using the Backup and Restore Center
Restore system files and settings
You have a dual boot PC running both Vista and Windows 7 on partitions on the computer.
Which file would you edit to force the PC to book Vista by default?
Which of the following steps will keep a Microsoft Word shortcut icon on the Taskbar after the next
A. Copy and paste a Microsoft Word icon to the Taskbar.
B. Right click on the Microsoft Word icon and choose, “Staple to Superbar”.
C. Right click on the Microsoft Word icon and choose, “Pin this programm to taskbar”.
D. Open Microsoft Word. While the Icon is on the Taskbar, right click the icon and choose, “Pin
this program to taskbar”.
You have two computers named Computer1 and Computer2 that run Windows 7. Computer1 is
used to remotely manage Computer2. From Computer1, you need to verify that the Windows
Remote Management (WinRM) service started on Computer2. What should you do?
A. At the command prompt, run Winrs -r:computer2 query.
B. At the command prompt, run Winrm id -remote:computer2.
C. From Windows Powershell, run Get -PSSession Computer2.
D. From Windows Powershell, run Get -PSSessionConfiguration Computer2.
You have a computer that runs Windows 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8. A user named User1
attempts to access a Web page. User1 fails to access the Web page and receives an error message
stating that the page does not have a rating. You need to configure Internet Explorer to allow User1
to access Web pages that do not have a rating. Which settings should you modify?
A. Content Advisor
B. InPrivate Filtering
C. Parental Controls
D. Restricted Sites
You are installing a 64-bit edition of Windows 7. During the installation, you receive an error
message when you attempt to add mass storage driver. You need to complete the installation of
Windows 7. You start the computer from the Windows 7 installation media. What should you do
A. From the Install Windows dialog box, click RESCAN.
B. From the Install Windows dialog box, click DRIVE OPTIONS (ADVANCED).
C. From the Advanced Boot options menu, select SAFE MODE.
D. From the Advanced Boot options menu, select DISABLE DRIVER SIGNATURE ENFORCEMENT.
You have a computer that runs windows 7. You need to configure the monitor on the computer to
turn off after 30 minutes of inactive. What should you do?
A. From personalization, change the theme.
B. From display, change display settings.
C. From action center, change the Action Center settings.
D. From power options, change the current power plan settings.
You have a computer that runs windows 7. The windows experience index displays the subscores
in the following:
* Component Subscore
* Processor 6.9
* Memory (RAM) 5.3
* Graphics 3.2
* Gaming graphics 4.1
* Primary hard disk 4.5
You need to increase the Windows Experience Index base score. What should you do?
A. Add more RAM.
B. Add a second hard disk.
C. Upgrade the video adapter.
D. Upgrade to a faster processor.
You have a virtual hard disk (VHD) file. You need to view the files in the VHD. The solution must
prevent users that log on to your computer from modifying files in the VHD. What should you do?
A. From Disk Management, attach the VHD as read-only.
B. From Disk Management, convert the VHD to a GPT disk.
C. From Windows Explorer, modify the permissions of the VHD file.
D. From Windows Explorer, modify the read-only attribute of the VHD file.
Your computer running Windows 7 Enterprise has two internal hard disks. System protection is
configured by default on the C: drive, which holds the operating system and installed applications.
The D: drive is a 500 GB hard disk formatted with the NTFS filing system, and you use it to store
your personal files. You want to store previous versions going back several months and therefore
intend to reserve 200 GB of this disk for system protection. You are not using either of your internal
disks for backup; instead, you store your backups on a 1 TB external USB hard disk. How do you
configure system protection on your D: drive? (Choose all that apply; each answer forms a part of
the complete solution.)
A. Select Restore System Settings And Previous Versions Of Files.
B. Select Only Restore Previous Versions Of Files.
C. Set the Max Usage slider control to 40 percent.
D. Set the Max Usage slider control to 4 percent.
An employee who works from home telephones your help desk. A virus attack has deleted his
computer’s single internal hard disk. He carried out a System Image backup on his computer three
months ago and automatically backs up his personal files every night. He uses an external USB hard
drive formatted with the NTFS file system to hold his backups. All his personal files are in his
Documents library. What do you advise? (Choose all that apply; the answers form a complete solution.)
A. Carry out a System Image restore.
B. Carry out a system restore.
C. Use Restore Previous Versions to restore his Documents library from a shadow copy.
D. Use Restore My Files in the Backup And Restore console to restore his Documents library folder.