Published: November 3, 2014
Languages: English
Audiences: IT professionals
Technology: Windows 8.1
Credit toward certification: MCP, MCSA

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Exam 70-687
Install and upgrade to Windows 8.1 (25–30%)
Install Windows 8.1
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
Migrate and configure user data
Migrate user profiles; configure folder location; configure profiles, including profile version, local, roaming, and mandatory

Preparation resources
Install, deploy, and migrate to Windows 8
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 upgrade paths
Getting started with the User State Migration Tool (USMT)

Configure hardware and applications (25–30%)
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
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
Try it out: Sideload Windows Store Apps
Client Hyper-V

Configure remote access and mobility (20–25%)
Configure mobility options
Configure offline file policies, configure power policies, configure Windows To Go, configure sync options, configure Wi-Fi Direct
Configure security for mobile devices
Configure BitLocker and BitLocker To Go, configure startup key storage

Preparation resources

Deploy Windows To Go in your organization
Understanding Wi-Fi Direct in Windows 8
BitLocker Group Policy settings

Configure system and data recovery options (20–25%)
Configure system recovery
Configure a recovery drive, configure system restore, perform a refresh or recycle, perform a driver rollback, configure restore points

Preparation resources
Deploy Push-Button Reset features
Windows 8 Jump Start module 6: Recovery and security

Exam 70-688
Support operating system and application installation (30-35%)

Support operating system installation
Support Windows To Go; manage boot settings, including native virtual hard drive (VHD) and multiboot; manage desktop images; customize a Windows installation by using Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE)
Support desktop apps
Desktop app compatibility using Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), including shims and compatibility database; desktop application co-existence using Hyper-V, RemoteApp, and App-V; installation and configuration of User Experience Virtualization (UE-V); deploy desktop apps by using Microsoft Intune
Support Windows Store and cloud apps
Install and manage software by using Office 365 and Windows Store apps; sideload apps by using Microsoft Intune; sideload apps into online and offline images; deep link apps by using Microsoft Intune; integrate Microsoft account, including personalization settings and Trusted PC

Preparation resources
Deployment considerations for Windows To Go
ACT deployment options
Microsoft Office 365 management and deployment

Support resource access (30-35%)
Support data storage
Distributed File System (DFS) client, including caching settings; storage spaces, including capacity and fault tolerance; optimizing data access by using BranchCache; OneDrive

Preparation resources
Deploy BranchCache

Support Windows clients and devices (30-35%)
Support mobile devices
Support mobile device policies, including security policies, remote access, and remote wipe; support mobile access and data synchronization, including Work Folders and Sync Center; support broadband connectivity, including broadband tethering and metered networks; support Mobile Device Management by using Microsoft Intune, including Windows RT, Windows Phone 8.1, iOS, and Android
Support client compliance
Manage updates by using Windows Update and Microsoft Intune, including non-Microsoft updates; manage client security by using Windows Defender, Microsoft Intune Endpoint Protection, or Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection; manage Internet Explorer 11 security; support Group Policy application, including Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP), policy processing, and Group Policy caching
Manage clients by using Microsoft Intune
Manage user and computer groups, configure monitoring and alerts, manage policies, manage remote computers

Preparation resources
Enabling mobile device management with Windows Intune
How to: Set up and use File History on Windows 8
Manage software with Windows Intune

A company has an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain. All client computers run Windows 7. You plan to upgrade the client computers to Windows 8.1 Pro.
You need to choose the methods that do not require the manual entry of a product key during the upgrade.
Which two methods should you choose? (Each correct answer presents a complete solution. Choose two.)

A. Extract the contents of the Windows 8.1 .iso image file to a new shared folder and run the setup program from that folder.
B. Use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
C. Use the Windows 8.1 online upgrade tool.
D. Use Group Policy to assign the Windows 8 installation file to the client computers.

Answer: A,B

You manage computers that run Windows 8.1.
You plan to install a desktop app named MarketingApp on one of the client computers.
You need to display a progress bar to the user while installing the app.
Which command should you run?

A. msiexec /i marketingapp.msi /qn
B. msiexec /x marketingapp.msi /qb
C. msiexec /x marketingapp.msi /qn
D. msiexec /i marketingapp.msi /qb

Answer: B

You plan to purchase new Windows 8.1 tablets for your company network.
You need to ensure that tablet users are able to use the Windows 8.1 Snap feature.
Which hardware specifications should you meet in choosing tablets?

A. Monitor that supports at least five simultaneous touches
B. Monitor and video adapter that support a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768
C. Monitor and video adapter that support a minimum screen resolution of 1366 x 768
D. Monitor that supports at least three simultaneous touches

Answer: D

You support Windows 8.1 Enterprise computers that are members of a workgroup.
Users are able to download and install any app from Windows Store.
You need to ensure that only approved apps can be installed from Windows Store.
What should you do?

A. Configure a Software Restriction Policy Certificate rule.
B. Configure an AppLocker Publisher rule.
C. Enable Windows SmartScreen and select the Get administrator approval before running an unrecognized app from the Internet option.
D. Configure an AppLocker Packaged app rule.

Answer: D

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