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MCSA Microsoft Windows 10 Study Guide


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Introduction xxv Assessment Test xxxvii Chapter 1 Installing Windows 10 1 Introducing Windows 10 2 Windows 10 Features 6 Windows Feature Deprecation 8 Windows 10 Architecture 8 Preparing to Install Windows 10 9 Windows 10 Home 10 Windows 10 Professional 10 Windows 10 Enterprise 11 New Install or Upgrade? 15 Disk Partitioning 19 Language and Locale 20 Installing Windows 10 20 Performing a Clean Install of Windows 10 20 Performing an Upgrade to Windows 10 28 Troubleshooting Installation Problems 33 Migrating Files and Settings 34 Supporting Multiple-Boot Options 38 Using Windows Activation 40 Using Windows Update 40 Using Command-Line Options 42 Installing Windows Service Packs 43 Summary 43 Video Resources 44 Exam Essentials 44 Review Questions 45 Chapter 2 Automated Windows 10 Deployments 49 Understanding Automated Deployment Options 50 An Overview of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 51 An Overview of Unattended Installation 57 An Overview of Windows Deployment Services 59 An Overview of the System Preparation Tool and Disk Imaging 61 Overview of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit 65 Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer 66 Summary of Windows 10 Deployment Options 67 Deploying Unattended Installations 68 Using the System Preparation Tool to Prepare an Installation for Imaging 69 Using Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Windows ICD) to Create a Disk Image 71 Installing from a Disk Image 73 Using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool 74 Using Windows System Image Manager to Create Answer Files 75 Understanding Hyper-V 76 What Is Virtualization? 77 Installing the Hyper-V Role 78 Configuring Virtual Machines 84 Summary 89 Video Resources 90 Exam Essentials 90 Review Questions 91 Chapter 3 Configuring Storage and Security 95 Understanding File Systems 96 File System Selection 97 File System Conversion 99 Configuring NTFS 100 Configuring Disk Storage 103 Basic Storage 103 Dynamic Storage 104 GUID Partition Table 106 Cloud-Based Storage 107 Using the Disk Management Utility 111 Using the Microsoft Management Console 112 Understanding the Disk Management Utility 116 Managing Storage 131 Managing Dynamic Storage 131 Troubleshooting Disk Management 133 Understanding Disk Management Status Codes 134 Troubleshooting Disks That Fail to Initialize 135 Managing Data Compression 135 Using the Compact Command-Line Utility 137 Using Compressed (Zipped) Folders 138 Understanding Distributed File System 138 Advantages of DFS 138 Types of DFS 139 Managing Data Encryption with EFS 139 Encrypting and Decrypting Folders and Files 140 Managing EFS File Sharing 141 Recovering Encrypted Files 142 Understanding RAID 145 RAID Levels 145 Storage Spaces 146 Using Disk-Maintenance Tools 148 Using the Disk Optimization Utility 149 Using the Disk Cleanup Utility 150 Using the Check Disk Utility 151 Summary 152 Video Resources 152 Exam Essentials 152 Review Questions 154 Chapter 4 Managing Data Access 157 Managing File and Folder Security 158 Folder Options 159 Understanding Dynamic Access Control 163 Securing Access to Files and Folders 164 Determining and Viewing Effective Permissions for NTFS 168 Determining NTFS Permissions for Copied or Moved Files 170 Managing Network Access 171 Creating and Managing Shared Folders 171 Configuring Share Permissions 172 Configuring OneDrive 174 Joining and Sharing HomeGroups in Windows 10 178 Understanding Hardware Security 183 Using BitLocker Drive Encryption 183 Features of BitLocker 185 Windows 7 and 2008 R2 vs. Windows 10 & 2012 R2 187 Using the BitLocker Administration and Monitoring Utility 189 Understanding Smart Cards 190 Summary 191 Video Resources 191 Exam Essentials 191 Review Questions 193 Chapter 5 Managing the Windows 10 Environment 197 Configuring the Windows 10 Operating System 198 Configuring the Desktop Environment 199 Configuring Personalization 207 Using Control Panel 213 Understanding the System Icon 223 Understanding the Settings Window 226 Understanding Mobility Options 228 Configuring Offline Files and Synchronization 228 Configuring Power Policies 230 Configuring Windows To Go 236 Configuring Wi-Fi Direct 238 Using the Registry Editor 239 Configuring Remote Connections 240 Remote Assistance 241 Remote Desktop 245 Configuring a VPN Connection 248 Transparent Caching 250 Broadband Tethering 250 Managing Windows 10 Services 252 Summary 254 Video Resources 255 Exam Essentials 255 Review Questions 256 Chapter 6 Planning and Managing Microsoft Intune 259 Managing Devices with Microsoft Intune 260 Understanding Microsoft Intune Benefits 262 Configuring Intune Subscriptions 263 Provisioning User Accounts 265 Supporting Applications 281 Deploying Applications Using Intune 281 Supporting Broadband Connectivity 285 Understanding Data Synchronization 286 Understanding Updates 288 Deploying Software Updates Using Intune 288 Using the Intune Reports 292 Summary 294 Video Resources 295 Exam Essentials 295 Review Questions 296 Chapter 7 Configuring Applications 299 Supporting Desktop Applications 300 Using the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 300 Using Hyper-V for Desktop Applications 302 Configuring User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 307 Understanding AppLocker 309 Understanding Azure 310 Using Azure RemoteApp 314 Understanding App-V 320 Supporting the Windows Store 321 Installing and Managing Software by Using Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Store Apps 321 Sideloading Apps into Online and Offline Images 322 Integrating Microsoft Accounts Including Personalization Settings 323 Understanding Web Browsers 326 Browser Controls 326 Working with Web Slices 327 Using the Browser Compatibility View 328 Using Protected Mode for IE11 329 Using InPrivate Browsing and InPrivate Filtering 329 Configuring Windows Internet Explorer 11 Options 330 Summary 335 Video Resources 335 Exam Essentials 336 Review Questions 337 Chapter 8 Managing Identity and Authorization 341 Overview of Windows 10 User Accounts 342 Account Types 343 Built-In Accounts 343 Local and Domain User Accounts 345 Working with User Accounts 346 Using the Local Users and Groups Utility 346 Using the User Accounts Option in Control Panel 348 Creating New Users 349 Disabling User Accounts 354 Deleting User Accounts 355 Renaming User Accounts 357 Changing a User's Password 358 Using a Microsoft Passport, Pictures, and Biometrics 359 Managing User Properties 359 Managing User Group Membership 360 Setting Up User Profiles, Logon Scripts, and Home Folders 362 Troubleshooting User Account Authentication 367 Managing and Creating Groups 368 Using Built-In Groups 369 Creating Groups 373 Managing Group Membership 374 Deleting Groups 376 Managing Security Using GPOs and LGPOs 376 Understanding the GPO and LGPO Basics 376 Using the Group Policy Result Tool 378 Managing and Applying LGPOs 379 Configuring Local Security Policies 381 Using Account Policies 382 Using Local Policies 388 Configuring User Account Control 395 Privilege Elevation 396 Registry and File Virtualization 398 Understanding Smart Cards 398 Summary 400 Video Resources 401 Exam Essentials 401 Review Questions 402 Chapter 9 Configuring Network Connectivity 405 Understanding Networking 406 Windows Peer-to-Peer Network 406 Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Network 408 Cloud-Based Azure Active Directory 410 Other Microsoft Networking Terms and Roles 411 Configuring Windows 10 NIC Devices 414 Configuring a Network Adapter 414 Troubleshooting a Network Adapter 421 Configuring Wireless NIC Devices 421 Understanding TCP/IP 431 Benefits and Features of TCP/IP 431 Basics of IP Addressing and Configuration 433 Using IPv6 Addresses 437 Configuring TCP/IP on Windows 10 448 Testing Your IP Configuration 450 Configuring Windows 10 on a Network 452 Configuring Windows Firewall 457 Summary 462 Video Resources 463 Exam Essentials 463 Review Questions 464 Chapter 10 Configuring Recovery 467 Safeguarding and Recovery Basics 468 Using Advanced Boot Options 469 Starting in Safe Mode 470 Enabling Boot Logging 473 Using Other Startup Setting Options 474 Understanding System Restore 475 Using the System Image Recovery 477 Using the Startup Repair Tool 478 Maintaining Windows 10 with Backup and Restore 478 Creating a Backup 478 Restoring Files from a Backup 481 Recovering Files from OneDrive 481 Using the Wbadmin Command Utility 482 Using Advanced Backup Options 483 Using System Protection 485 Creating Restore Points 486 Restoring Restore Points 486 Cleaning Up Old Restore Points 487 Using the Recycle Bin 487 Summary 488 Video Resources 489 Exam Essentials 489 Review Questions 490 Appendix Answers to the Review Questions 493 Index 505

About the Author

William Panek, MCP, MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, CCNA, is a three-time Microsoft MVP and a live online instructor for StormWind Studios. He has taught at a number of institutions including Boston University, Clark University, and the University of Maryland, and has served as a trainer and consultant for the United States Secret Service, Cisco, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army. Visit to view some of his videos on preparing for various Microsoft exams.

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