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MS5117 - Install, Config, Troubleshooting, and Maintaining Win Vista

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Elements of this syllabus are subject to change. This three-day instructor-led course provides IT Professionals who work in enterprise organizations with the knowledge and skills to install, deploy, configure, secure, maintain, and troubleshoot Windows Vista. This advanced course is aimed at enterprise desktop support technicians who want to gain an in-depth knowledge of Windows Vista.
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  • Before attending this course, students must: • Be familiar with PC hardware and devices. For example, be able to look into the device manager and look for unsupported devices. • Have fundamental knowledge of TCP/IP. • Have fundamental knowledge of Windows and Active Directory directory service. For example, domain user accounts, domain versus local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership. • Be able to map network file shares. For example, be familiar with Universal Naming Convention paths and mapping local resources to servers and shares. • Have experience of installing applications. • Have experience of working from a command prompt. For example, authoring and editing batch files. • Have experience of configuring basic input/output system options. • Be familiar with reviewing support logs. Know that there is a chronology, sequential order, and severity. • Have experience of supporting previous versions of the Windows operating system.
    Detailed Class Syllabus

    Module 1: Installing, Upgrading, and Deploying Windows Vista
  • Introduction to Windows Vista

  • Performing a Clean Installation of Windows Vista

  • Upgrading and Migrating to Windows Vista from a Previous Version of Windows

  • Windows Vista Desktop Deployment Infrastructure

  • Preparing the Target Computer

  • Obtaining and Applying a Desktop Image

  • Lab 1: Installing Windows Vista
  • Verifying hardware requirements

  • Installing Windows Vista from DVD (simulation)

  • Lab 2: Upgrading to Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista Ultimate (simulation)

  • Upgrading from Windows Vista Business to Windows Vista Ultimate (simulation)

  • Lab 3: Applying Desktop Images
  • Booting to the Windows Pre-Installation Environment

  • Applying an Image from the Network

  • Verifying Desktop Image Deployment

  • Module 2: Troubleshooting Windows Vista Startup
  • Overview of a Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Overview of the Windows Vista Startup Process

  • Troubleshooting the Windows Vista Startup Process with Windows RE

  • Troubleshooting Operating System Services

  • Lab 1: Preparing for Remote Troubleshooting
  • Obtaining Information Remotely from Windows Vista

  • Using the System Information Tool Remotely

  • Lab 2: Troubleshooting Windows Vista Startup Problems
  • Gathering System Information and Developing a Plan of Action

  • Implementing the Proposed Plan of Action

  • Clean Booting Windows Vista

  • Module 3: Configuring and Troubleshooting Hardware and Devices
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Vista Device Drivers

  • Overview of Troubleshooting Hardware

  • Dealing with Physical Failures

  • Dealing with Device Driver Failures

  • Troubleshooting Printing in Windows Vista

  • Troubleshooting BitLocker Protected Computers

  • Lab 1: Configuring Devices
  • Managing Device Drivers

  • Lab 2: Troubleshooting Hardware
  • Gathering Customer Information and Developing a Plan of Action

  • Resolving a Printing Problem

  • Checking for Signed Device Drivers

  • Module 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting Networking
  • Sharing Data with Others

  • Managing Windows Vista Files

  • Configuring Network Connectivity

  • Configuring Remote Access

  • Networking Without Wires

  • Connecting to a Wireless Network

  • Determining Network Settings

  • Troubleshooting Network Connections

  • Lab 1: Sharing Files by Using Windows Vista
  • Sharing Data with Others

  • Managing Files

  • Lab 2: Configuring Remote Access
  • Configuring a VPN

  • Lab 3: Networking Mobile Computers
  • Configuring a Wireless Network

  • Troubleshooting a Connection to a Wireless Network

  • Lab 4: Troubleshooting Networks
  • Gathering Customer Information

  • Gathering Relevant Computer Information

  • Resolving the Problem

  • Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting Security
  • Overview of User Account Control

  • Troubleshooting User Account Control

  • Configuring Windows Defender in Windows Vista

  • Configuring Windows Firewall Settings

  • Lab 1: Configuring User Account Security
  • Requesting an Application to Run Elevated One Time

  • Marking an Application to Always Run Elevated

  • Configuring User Account Control Panel

  • Lab 2: Configuring Network Security
  • Configuring Windows Defender

  • Configuring Windows Firewall

  • Lab 3: Troubleshooting Security-Related Issues
  • Gathering Customer and System Information and Developing a Plan of Action

  • Implementing a Plan of Action

  • Additional Security Checks

  • Module 6: Maintaining and Optimizing Windows Vista
  • Maintaining Performance by Using Windows Vista Performance Tools

  • Optimizing Windows by Using Windows Vista Diagnostics Tools

  • Configuring Windows Update

  • Lab 1: Maintaining and Optimizing Windows Vista
  • Monitoring General System Activity by Using Resource Overview

  • Viewing System Stability by Using Reliability Monitor

  • Configuring Windows Update

  • Analyzing Collected Information and Identifying Probable Causes

  • Implementing a Plan of Action

  • Viewing and Interpreting Reports in Performance Monitor
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