MS-629293 - Installing, Configuring and Supporting Windows 7 in the Enterprise

This is an accelerated class which combines course MS6292: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client and MS6293: Troubleshooting and Supporting Windows 7 in the Enterprise into one five day offering. This course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Windows 7 Client and enable these individuals to support the Windows 7 operating system and solve technical troubleshooting problems in a Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 networking environment. Students learn how to install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 7 client. Students then configure Windows 7 client for network connectivity, security, maintenance, and mobile computing.

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Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Experience installing PC hardware and devices.
  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • Basic Windows and Active Directory knowledge.
  • The skills to map network file shares.
  • Experience working from a command prompt.
  • Basic knowledge of the fundamentals of applications. For example, how client computer applications communicate with the server.
  • Basic understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
  • An understanding of the fundamental principles of using printers.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7

Preparing to Install Windows 7
Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 7
Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 7
Performing Image-based Installation of Windows 7
Configuring Application Compatibility

Module 2: Configuring Disks and Device Drivers

Partitioning Disks in Windows 7
Managing Disk Volumes
Maintaining Disks in Windows 7
Installing and Configuring Device Drivers

Module 3: Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Client Computer

Overview of Authentication and Authorization
Managing File Access in Windows 7
Managing Shared Folders
Configuring File Compression
Managing Printing

Module 4: Configuring Network Connectivity

Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
Troubleshooting Network Issues

Module 5: Configuring Wireless Network Connections

Overview of Wireless Networks
Configuring a Wireless Network

Module 6: Securing Windows 7 Desktops

Overview of Security Management in Windows 7
Securing a Windows 7 Client Computer by Using Local Security Policy Settings
Securing Data by Using EFS and BitLocker
Configuring Application Restrictions
Configuring User Account Control
Configuring Windows Firewall
Configuring Security Settings in Internet Explorer 8
Configuring Windows Defender

Module 7: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Client Computers

Maintaining Performance by Using the Windows 7 Performance Tools
Maintaining Reliability by Using the Windows 7 Diagnostic Tools
Backing Up and Restoring Data by Using Windows Backup
Restoring a Windows 7 System by Using System Restore Points
Configuring Windows Update

Module 8: Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access in Windows 7

Configuring Mobile Computer and Device Settings
Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance for Remote Access
Configuring DirectAccess for Remote Access
Configuring BranchCache for Remote Access

Module 9: Implementing a Troubleshooting Methodology

Lesson 1: Introduction to the EDST Job Role
Lesson 2: Overview of Troubleshooting Steps

Module 10: Troubleshooting Startup Issues

Lesson 1: Overview of the Windows 7 Recovery Environment
Lesson 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting Startup Settings
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Operating System Services Issues

Module 11: Using Group Policy to Centralize Configuration

Lesson 1: Overview of Group Policy Application
Lesson 2: Resolving Client Configuration Failures and GPO Application Issues

Module 12: Troubleshooting Hardware Device, Device Driver, and Performance Issues

Lesson 1: Overview of Hardware Troubleshooting
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Physical Failures
Lesson 3: Monitoring Reliability and Performance
Lesson 4: Configuring Performance Options in Windows 7
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Device Driver Failures

Module 13: Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Issues

Lesson 1: Determining Network Settings
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Issues

Module 14: Troubleshooting Remote Connectivity Issues

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting VPN Connectivity Issues
Lesson 2: Using Remote Desktop
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting User Issues by Using Remote Assistance
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting NAP Issues
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting DirectAccess Issues

Module 15: Troubleshooting Logon and Resource Access Issues

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting User Logon Issues
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting User Profile Issues
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting File Access Issues
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting File Permissions Issues
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Printer Access Issues

Module 16: Troubleshooting Security Issues

Lesson 1: Recovering Files Encrypted by EFS
Lesson 2: Recovering BitLocker-Protected Drives
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Internet Explorer and Content Access Issues

Module 17: Troubleshooting Operating System and Application Issues

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Application Installation Issues
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Application Operations Issues
Lesson 3: Applying Application and Windows Updates