Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client

Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client

Overview

This four-day instructor-led course is intended for IT
professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge base
and technical skills about Windows 7 Client. In this course,
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. 

Audience Profile

This course is intended for IT professionals who are interested
in:

  • Expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about
    Windows 7 Client.
  • Acquiring deep technical knowledge of Windows 7.
  • Learning the details of Windows 7 technologies.
  • Focusing on the “how to” associated with Windows 7
    technologies.
  • Most of these professionals use some version of Windows client
    at their work place and are looking at new and better ways to
    perform some of the current functions.

 

Prerequisites

  • 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.

 

Delegates will learn how to

  • Perform a clean installation of Windows 7, upgrade to Windows
    7, and migrate user-related data and settings from an earlier
    version of Windows.
  • Configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to
    enable a Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure file access and printers on a Windows 7 client
    computer.
  • Configure network connectivity on a Windows 7 client
    computer.
  • Configure wireless network connectivity on a Windows 7 client
    computer.
  • Secure Windows 7 client desktop computers.
  • Optimize and maintain the performance and reliability of a
    Windows 7 client computer.
  • Configure mobile computing and remote access settings for a
    Windows 7 client computer.

 

Course outline

 

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

This module explains how to install, upgrade and migrate to Windows
7. It also describes the key features, editions, and hardware
requirements of 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
  • Lab : Installing and Configuring Windows 7 (Migrating Settings
    by using Windows Easy Transfer; Configuring a Reference Image of
    Windows 7; Deploying a Windows 7 Image)

Module 2: Configuring Disks and Device
Drivers

This module examines how to configure disks, partitions, volumes,
and device drivers to enable Windows 7 to function as desired.

  • Partitioning Disks in Windows 7
  • Managing Disk Volumes
  • Maintaining Disks in Windows 7
  • Installing and Configuring Device Drivers
  • Lab : Configuring Disks and Device Drivers (Configuring Disks;
    Configuring Disk Quotas; Updating a Device Driver)

 

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

This module explains how to manage access to shared folders and
printers on a computer running Windows 7. Specifically, it
describes how to share and secure folders, configure folder
compression, and how to install, configure, and administer
printing.

  • Overview of Authentication and Authorization
  • Managing File Access in Windows 7
  • Managing Shared Folders
  • Configuring File Compression
  • Managing Printing
  • Lab : Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Client
    Computers (Creating and Configuring a Shared Folder for All Users;
    Configuring Shared Access to Files for Specific Users; Creating and
    Sharing a Printer)

 

Module 4: Configuring Network
Connectivity

This module explains both IPv4 and IPv6 network connectivity. It
also describes how to implement automatic IP Address Allocation and
troubleshoot network connectivity.

  • Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
  • Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
  • Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
  • Troubleshooting Network Issues
  • Lab : Configuring Network Connectivity (Configuring IPv4
    Addressing; Configuring IPv6 Addressing; Troubleshooting Network
    Connectivity)

 

Module 5: Configuring Wireless Network
Connections

This module describes key wireless network technologies and how to
configure wireless network components and the Windows 7 elements
that are necessary to access wireless networks.

  • Overview of Wireless Networks
  • Configuring a Wireless Network
  • Lab : Configuring Wireless Network Connections (Determining the
    appropriate configuration for a wireless network; Troubleshooting
    Wireless Connectivity)

 

Module 6: Securing Windows 7 Desktops
This module describes how to make a Windows 7 computer more secure
while ensuring usability is not sacrificed in the process.
Specifically, it describes Windows Firewall, User Account Control,
Windows Defender, and Security in Internet Explorer 8.

  • 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
  • Lab : Configuring UAC, BitLocker, and AppLocker (Using Action
    Center; Configuring Local Security Policies; Encrypting Data;
    Configuring AppLocker)
  • Lab : Configuring Windows Firewall, Internet Explorer 8
    Security Settings, and Windows Defender (Configuring Windows
    Firewall; Configuring Internet Explorer 8 Security; Configuring
    Windows Defender)

 

Module 7: Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Client
Computers

This module describes how to use the monitoring and configuration
tools to obtain information about Windows 7 performance and how to
troubleshoot performance and reliability problems.

  • 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
  • Lab : Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Client Computers
    (Monitoring System Performance; Backing Up and Restoring Data;
    Configuring System Restore Points; Configuring Windows Update)

 

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

This module explains how to configure mobile devices and remote
access. It also discusses DirectAccess and BranchCache which are
new for 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
  • Lab : Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access in Windows
    7 (Configuring Power Options; Configuring Remote Desktop;
    Configuring DirectAccess; Configuring BranchCache)

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