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

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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 (15–20%)
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 authorization
Configure user rights, manage credentials, manage certificates, configure biometrics, configure picture password, configure PIN, set up and configure Microsoft account, configure virtual smart cards, configure authentication in workgroups or domains, configure User Account Control (UAC) behavior

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

Configure remote access and mobility (10–15%)
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 organization
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 analyze event logs, configure event subscriptions, configure Task Manager, monitor system resources, optimize 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

A company has 100 client computers that run Windows 8.1.
You need to assign static IPv6 addresses to the client computers.
Which Windows Powershellcmdlet should you run?

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

Answer: D
The Set-NetIPAddress cmdlet modifies IP address configuration properties of an existing IP address.
To create an IPv4 address or IPv6 address, use the New-NetIPAddress cmdlet.

A company has an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain. All client computers run Windows 8.1.
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: C,D

Configure the corporate wireless network as a preferred network.
Manually connect to the corporate wireless network and select the option to connect
automatically to that network.
Windows 8.1 tips: Managing Wireless Network Profiles
And finally, if you wanted to change the preferred order for your machine to connect to
specific wireless network, you could move a network up in the priority list by using the
command: set profileorder name=goose interface=”Wi-Fi” priority=1
How to Change Connection Priority of Wireless Networks in Windows 8 and 8.1
Windows usually connects to networks in this priority order:
? Ethernet
? WiFi (wireless)
? Mobile broadband
When you connect to a new WiFi network, it’s added to the list, and Windows will connect to that network while it’s in range. If you connect to another WiFi network while in range of the first network, Windows will prefer the second network over the first one.
Mobile broadband networks are treated differently. If you manually connect to a mobile
broadband network when there is a WiFi network in range, the mobile broadband network is preferred just for that session. The next time you’re in range of both networks, the WiFi network is preferred. This is because mobile broadband networks typically are metered.
If you want to force your PC to prefer a mobile broadband network over WiFi, tap or click the WiFi network in the list of networks, and then click Disconnect. Windows won’t automatically connect to that WiFi network.

A company has client computers that run Windows 8.1. 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
Explanation: Set-NetIPv6Protocol
Set-NetIPv6Protocol -DhcpMediaSense<DhcpMediaSense>
Specifies a value for Media Sense. The cmdlet modifies the value for this setting.
Media Sense provides a mechanism for the network adapter to notify the protocol stack of media connect and disconnect events. These events trigger the DHCP client to take an action, such as attempting to renew a DHCP lease or removing routes that are related to a disconnected network. When Media Sense is enabled, the network parameters on the laptop of a roaming user are automatically and transparently updated without requiring a restart when the user moves from one location to another. The acceptable values for this parameter are:
— Enabled
— Disabled
The default value is Enabled.
Further information: Disable-NetAdapterBinding
The Disable-NetAdapterBinding cmdlet disables a binding to a network adapter. Running this cmdlet causes loss of network connectivity depending on the binding that is disabled. Note: Disabling some adapter bindings can automatically enable other network adapter bindings.
The Disable-NetAdapter cmdlet disables a network adapter. A network adapter must be enabled to connect to a network. This cmdlet causes loss of network connectivity of the specified network adapter. Note: Do not disable the network adapter being used to manage a remote computer. By default the user will be prompted to confirm the network adapter should be disabled
Is not a valid cmdlet.

A company has an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain. All client computers run Windows 8.1. 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 COMPUTER1.
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.)


A company has 100 client computers that run Windows 8.1. 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
The New-NetFirewallRule cmdlet creates an inbound or outbound firewall rule and adds the rule to the target computer.
Further information: Set-NetFirewallSetting
The Set-NetFirewallSetting cmdlet configures properties that apply to the firewall and IPsec settings, regardless of which network profile is currently in use. This cmdlet allows the administrator to specify global firewall behavior.
The Set-NetFirewallRule cmdlet modifies existing firewall rule properties.
The Set-NetFirewallProfile cmdlet configures options for the profiles, including domain, public, and private, that are global, or associated with the input rules.
The New-NetIPsecMainModeRule cmdlet creates an IPsec main mode rule.
A main mode rule contains a set of local and remote end points to determine the peers to which it applies. When an application on the local computer attempts to communicate with one of these specified remote hosts, the computer attempts to establish a security association (SA) with the remote server.


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