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Introduction xxix Assessment Test xlvi Part I Exam 70-698, Installing and Configuring Windows 10 1 Chapter 1 Windows 10 Installation 3 Understanding the Basics 4 Windows 10 Features 8 Windows Feature Deprecation 10 Windows 10 Architecture 10 Preparing to Install Windows 10 11 Windows 10 Home 12 Windows 10 Professional 12 Windows 10 Enterprise 13 New Install or Upgrade? 17 Disk Partitioning 20 Language and Locale 21 Installing Windows 10 22 Performing a Clean Install of Windows 10 22 Performing an Upgrade to Windows 10 30 Troubleshooting Installation Problems 35 Supporting Multiple-Boot Options 37 Using Windows Activation 38 Windows Update 39 The Update Process 39 Using Windows Update 41 Installing Windows Service Packs 42 Installing Windows Store Updates 43 Summary 44 Video Resources 44 Exam Essentials 44 Review Questions 46 Chapter 2 Installing in an Enterprise Environment 49 Understanding Imaging 50 An Overview of the System Preparation Tool and Disk Imaging 50 Overview of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit 55 Using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool 58 Understanding Hyper-V 60 What Is Virtualization? 60 Installing the Hyper-V Role 61 Configuring Virtual Machines 66 Activating Machines in the Enterprise 75 Networking Basics 76 Active Directory-Based Activation 76 Summary 77 Video Resources 78 Exam Essentials 78 Review Questions 79 Chapter 3 Configuring Devices and Drivers 81 Configuring Hardware 82 Understanding Device Stage 82 Using Device Manager 84 Installing and Updating Device Drivers 88 Driver Signing 97 Managing I/O Devices 98 Configuring Removable Storage Devices 98 Managing Printers 101 Summary 114 Video Resources 115 Exam Essentials 115 Review Questions 116 Chapter 4 Configuring Storage 119 Understanding File Systems 120 File System Selection 121 File System Conversion 123 Configuring NTFS 124 Configuring Disk Storage 127 Basic Storage 127 Dynamic Storage 128 GUID Partition Table 130 Cloud-Based Storage 131 Using the Disk Management Utility 135 Using the Microsoft Management Console 136 Understanding the Disk Management Utility 140 Managing Storage 155 Managing Dynamic Storage 155 Troubleshooting Disk Management 158 Understanding Disk Management Status Codes 158 Troubleshooting Disks That Fail to Initialize 159 Managing Data Compression 159 Using the Compact Command-Line Utility 161 Using Compressed (Zipped) Folders 161 Understanding RAID 162 RAID Levels 162 Storage Spaces 163 Using Disk-Maintenance Tools 165 Using the Disk Optimization Utility 166 Using the Disk Cleanup Utility 166 Using the Check Disk Utility 168 PowerShell Disk Commands 169 Summary 171 Video Resources 171 Exam Essentials 172 Review Questions 173 Chapter 5 Configuring the Windows 10 Environment 175 Managing Windows 176 Manipulating the Desktop Environment 177 Configuring Personalization 186 Using Control Panel 191 Using the Microsoft Management Console 202 Using the System Icon 203 Understanding the Settings Window 206 Using PowerShell 207 Configuring Mobility Options 209 Configuring Offline Files and Synchronization 209 Configuring Power Policies 211 Configuring Windows To Go 217 Managing Windows 10 Services 219 Configuring Internet Browsers 222 Cortana 222 Browser Controls 223 Pinning Sites to the Taskbar 223 Searchable Address Bar 224 Security and Privacy Enhancements 224 Using the Browser's Compatibility View 225 Using Protected Mode for IE11 226 Using InPrivate Browsing and InPrivate Filtering 227 Configuring Windows Internet Explorer 11 Options 228 Summary 232 Video Resources 232 Exam Essentials 233 Review Questions 235 Chapter 6 Configuring Data Security 237 Configuring Network Resources 238 Configuring HomeGroups in Windows 10 239 Configuring Folders 244 Understanding Dynamic Access Control 249 Securing Access to Files and Folders 249 Determining and Viewing Effective Permissions for NTFS 254 Determining NTFS Permissions for Copied or Moved Files 256 Managing Network Access 256 Creating and Managing Shared Folders 257 Configuring Share Permissions 258 NTFS vs. Share Permissions 260 Configuring OneDrive 260 Summary 265 Video Resources 265 Exam Essentials 265 Review Questions 266 Chapter 7 Windows 10 Networking 271 Understanding the Basics 272 Peer-to-Peer Networks 272 Onsite Active Directory Networks 274 Cloud-Based Azure Active Directory 276 Other Microsoft Networking Terms and Roles 277 Configuring NIC Devices 279 Configuring a Network Adapter 280 Troubleshooting a Network Adapter 286 Configuring Wireless NIC Devices 287 Configuring Wi-Fi Direct 295 Understanding TCP/IP 297 Benefits and Features of TCP/IP 298 Basics of IP Addressing and Configuration 300 Using IPv6 Addresses 304 Configuring TCP/IP on Windows 10 315 Testing Your IP Configuration 317 Configuring Windows 10 on a Network 319 Configuring Windows Firewall 324 Understanding the Windows Firewall Basics 324 Windows Firewall with Advanced Security 324 Summary 329 Video Resources 330 Exam Essentials 330 Review Questions 331 Chapter 8 Installing Applications 333 Understanding Deployment Options 334 Understanding System Center 334 Using the Windows 10 Application Deployment Tool 336 Deploying Software with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) 337 Understanding GPO Deployments 341 Installing Applications 342 Using the Upgrade Analytics Tool 343 Windows Features 345 Configuring Startup Options 345 Using Hyper-V for Desktop Applications 345 Configuring User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 350 Understanding AppLocker 352 Understanding Azure 353 Using Azure RemoteApp 357 Understanding App-V 362 Supporting the Windows Store 363 Installing and Managing Software by Using Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Store Apps 364 Sideloading Apps into Online and Offline Images 366 Integrating Microsoft Accounts Including Personalization Settings 367 Summary 369 Video Resources 370 Exam Essentials 370 Review Questions 371 Chapter 9 Managing Authorization and Authentication 375 Understanding User Accounts 376 Account Types 377 Built-In Accounts 379 Local and Domain User Accounts 379 Working with User Accounts 380 Using the Local Users and Groups Utility 380 Using the User Accounts Option in Control Panel 382 Creating New Users 382 Disabling User Accounts 388 Deleting User Accounts 389 Renaming User Accounts 391 Changing a User's Password 392 Using a Microsoft Passport, Pictures, and Biometrics 392 Using Device Guard 393 Understanding Credential Guard 396 Configuring Device Health Attestation 397 Managing User Properties 398 Managing User Group Membership 399 Setting Up User Profiles, Logon Scripts, and Home Folders 401 Troubleshooting User Account Authentication 406 Managing and Creating Groups 407 Using Built-In Groups 408 Creating Groups 412 Managing Group Membership 413 Deleting Groups 415 Managing Security Using GPOs and LGPOs 415 Understanding the GPO and LGPO Basics 415 Using the Group Policy Result Tool 417 Managing and Applying LGPOs 418 Configuring Local Security Policies 420 Using Account Policies 421 Using Local Policies 427 Configuring User Account Control 435 Privilege Elevation 435 Registry and File Virtualization 437 Understanding Smart Cards 437 Configuring Remote Management 439 Remote Assistance 440 Remote Desktop 444 Configuring a VPN Connection 447 Transparent Caching 449 Broadband Tethering 449 Summary 451 Video Resources 452 Exam Essentials 452 Review Questions 453 Chapter 10 Configuring Monitoring and Recovery 457 Understanding Recovery 459 Knowing the Advanced Boot Options 460 Starting in Safe Mode 461 Enabling Boot Logging 464 Using Other Startup Setting Options 465 Understanding System Restore 466 Using the System Image Recovery 467 Using the Startup Repair Tool 469 Maintaining Windows 10 with Backup and Restore 469 Creating a Backup 470 Restoring Files from a Backup 471 Recovering Files from OneDrive 472 Using the Wbadmin Command Utility 473 Using Advanced Backup Options 474 Using System Protection 476 Creating Restore Points 476 Restoring Restore Points 477 Cleaning Up Old Restore Points 478 Using the Recycle Bin 478 Monitoring Windows 479 Introducing Performance Monitor 479 Using Other Performance-Monitoring Tools 488 Summary 498 Video Resources 498 Exam Essentials 498 Review Questions 500 Part II Exam 70-697, Configuring Windows Devices 503 Chapter 11 Installing Windows 10 505 Introducing Windows 10 506 Windows 10 Features 510 Windows Feature Deprecation 512 Windows 10 Architecture 512 Preparing to Install Windows 10 513 Windows 10 Home 514 Windows 10 Professional 514 Windows 10 Enterprise 515 New Install or Upgrade? 519 Disk Partitioning 523 Language and Locale 524 Installing Windows 10 524 Performing a Clean Install of Windows 10 524 Performing an Upgrade to Windows 10 532 Troubleshooting Installation Problems 537 Migrating Files and Settings 538 Supporting Multiple-Boot Options 542 Using Windows Activation 544 Using Windows Update 544 Using Command-Line Options 546 Installing Windows Service Packs 547 Summary 547 Video Resources 548 Exam Essentials 548 Review Questions 549 Chapter 12 Automated Windows 10 Deployments 553 Understanding Automated Deployment Options 554 An Overview of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 555 An Overview of Unattended Installation 561 An Overview of Windows Deployment Services 563 An Overview of the System Preparation Tool and Disk Imaging 565 Overview of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit 569 Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer 570 Summary of Windows 10 Deployment Options 571 Deploying Unattended Installations 572 Using the System Preparation Tool to Prepare an Installation for Imaging 573 Using Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Windows ICD) to Create a Disk Image 575 Installing from a Disk Image 577 Using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool 578 Using Windows System Image Manager to Create Answer Files 579 Understanding Hyper-V 580 What Is Virtualization? 581 Installing the Hyper-V Role 582 Configuring Virtual Machines 588 Summary 593 Video Resources 594 Exam Essentials 594 Review Questions 595 Chapter 13 Configuring Storage and Security 599 Understanding File Systems 600 File System Selection 601 File System Conversion 603 Configuring NTFS 604 Configuring Disk Storage 607 Basic Storage 607 Dynamic Storage 608 GUID Partition Table 610 Cloud-Based Storage 611 Using the Disk Management Utility 615 Using the Microsoft Management Console 616 Understanding the Disk Management Utility 620 Managing Storage 635 Managing Dynamic Storage 635 Troubleshooting Disk Management 637 Understanding Disk Management Status Codes 638 Troubleshooting Disks That Fail to Initialize 639 Managing Data Compression 639 Using the Compact Command-Line Utility 641 Using Compressed (Zipped) Folders 642 Understanding Distributed File System 642 Advantages of DFS 642 Types of DFS 643 Managing Data Encryption with EFS 643 Encrypting and Decrypting Folders and Files 644 Managing EFS File Sharing 645 Recovering Encrypted Files 646 Understanding RAID 649 RAID Levels 649 Storage Spaces 650 Using Disk-Maintenance Tools 652 Using the Disk Optimization Utility 653 Using the Disk Cleanup Utility 654 Using the Check Disk Utility 655 Summary 656 Video Resources 656 Exam Essentials 656 Review Questions 658 Chapter 14 Managing Data Access 661 Managing File and Folder Security 662 Folder Options 663 Understanding Dynamic Access Control 667 Securing Access to Files and Folders 668 Determining and Viewing Effective Permissions for NTFS 672 Determining NTFS Permissions for Copied or Moved Files 674 Managing Network Access 675 Creating and Managing Shared Folders 675 Configuring Share Permissions 676 Configuring OneDrive 678 Joining and Sharing HomeGroups in Windows 10 682 Understanding Hardware Security 687 Using BitLocker Drive Encryption 687 Features of BitLocker 689 Windows 7 and 2008 R2 vs. Windows 10 and 2012 R2 691 Using the BitLocker Administration and Monitoring Utility 693 Understanding Smart Cards 694 Summary 695 Video Resources 695 Exam Essentials 695 Review Questions 697 Chapter 15 Managing the Windows 10 Environment 701 Configuring the Windows 10 Operating System 702 Configuring the Desktop Environment 703 Configuring Personalization 711 Using Control Panel 717 Understanding the System Icon 727 Understanding the Settings Window 730 Understanding Mobility Options 732 Configuring Offline Files and Synchronization 732 Configuring Power Policies 734 Configuring Windows To Go 740 Configuring Wi-Fi Direct 742 Using the Registry Editor 743 Configuring Remote Connections 744 Remote Assistance 745 Remote Desktop 749 Configuring a VPN Connection 752 Transparent Caching 754 Broadband Tethering 754 Managing Windows 10 Services 756 Summary 758 Video Resources 759 Exam Essentials 759 Review Questions 760 Chapter 16 Planning and Managing Microsoft Intune 763 Managing Devices with Microsoft Intune 764 Understanding Microsoft Intune Benefits 766 Configuring Intune Subscriptions 767 Provisioning User Accounts 769 Supporting Applications 785 Deploying Applications Using Intune 785 Supporting Broadband Connectivity 789 Understanding Data Synchronization 790 Understanding Updates 792 Deploying Software Updates Using Intune 792 Using the Intune Reports 796 Summary 798 Video Resources 799 Exam Essentials 799 Review Questions 800 Chapter 17 Configuring Applications 803 Supporting Desktop Applications 804 Using the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 804 Using Hyper-V for Desktop Applications 806 Configuring User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 811 Understanding AppLocker 813 Understanding Azure 814 Using Azure RemoteApp 818 Understanding App-V 824 Supporting the Windows Store 825 Installing and Managing Software by Using Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Store Apps 825 Sideloading Apps into Online and Offline Images 826 Integrating Microsoft Accounts Including Personalization Settings 827 Understanding Web Browsers 830 Browser Controls 830 Working with Web Slices 831 Using the Browser Compatibility View 832 Using Protected Mode for IE11 833 Using InPrivate Browsing and InPrivate Filtering 833 Configuring Windows Internet Explorer 11 Options 834 Summary 839 Video Resources 839 Exam Essentials 840 Review Questions 841 Chapter 18 Managing Identity and Authorization 845 Overview of Windows 10 User Accounts 846 Account Types 847 Built-In Accounts 847 Local and Domain User Accounts 849 Working with User Accounts 850 Using the Local Users and Groups Utility 850 Using the User Accounts Option in Control Panel 852 Creating New Users 853 Disabling User Accounts 858 Deleting User Accounts 859 Renaming User Accounts 861 Changing a User's Password 862 Using a Microsoft Passport, Pictures, and Biometrics 863 Managing User Properties 863 Managing User Group Membership 864 Setting Up User Profiles, Logon Scripts, and Home Folders 866 Troubleshooting User Account Authentication 871 Managing and Creating Groups 872 Using Built-In Groups 873 Creating Groups 877 Managing Group Membership 878 Deleting Groups 880 Managing Security Using GPOs and LGPOs 880 Understanding the GPO and LGPO Basics 880 Using the Group Policy Result Tool 882 Managing and Applying LGPOs 883 Configuring Local Security Policies 885 Using Account Policies 886 Using Local Policies 892 Configuring User Account Control 899 Privilege Elevation 900 Registry and File Virtualization 902 Understanding Smart Cards 902 Summary 904 Video Resources 905 Exam Essentials 905 Review Questions 906 Chapter 19 Configuring Network Connectivity 909 Understanding Networking 910 Windows Peer-to-Peer Network 910 Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Network 912 Cloud-Based Azure Active Directory 914 Other Microsoft Networking Terms and Roles 915 Configuring Windows 10 NIC Devices 918 Configuring a Network Adapter 918 Troubleshooting a Network Adapter 925 Configuring Wireless NIC Devices 925 Understanding TCP/IP 935 Benefits and Features of TCP/IP 935 Basics of IP Addressing and Configuration 937 Using IPv6 Addresses 941 Configuring TCP/IP on Windows 10 952 Testing Your IP Configuration 954 Configuring Windows 10 on a Network 956 Configuring Windows Firewall 961 Summary 966 Video Resources 967 Exam Essentials 967 Review Questions 968 Chapter 20 Configuring Recovery 971 Safeguarding and Recovery Basics 972 Using Advanced Boot Options 973 Starting in Safe Mode 974 Enabling Boot Logging 977 Using Other Startup Setting Options 978 Understanding System Restore 979 Using the System Image Recovery 981 Using the Startup Repair Tool 982 Maintaining Windows 10 with Backup and Restore 982 Creating a Backup 982 Restoring Files from a Backup 985 Recovering Files from OneDrive 985 Using the Wbadmin Command Utility 986 Using Advanced Backup Options 987 Using System Protection 989 Creating Restore Points 990 Restoring Restore Points 990 Cleaning Up Old Restore Points 991 Using the Recycle Bin 991 Summary 992 Video Resources 993 Exam Essentials 993 Review Questions 994 Appendixes 997 Appendix A Answers to Review Questions 997 Chapter 1: Windows 10 Installation 998 Chapter 2: Installing in an Enterprise Environment 999 Chapter 3: Configuring Devices and Drivers 999 Chapter 4: Configuring Storage 1000 Chapter 5: Configuring the Windows 10 Environment 1001 Chapter 6: Configuring Data Security 1002 Chapter 7: Windows 10 Networking 1003 Chapter 8: Installing Applications 1004 Chapter 9: Managing Authorization and Authentication 1004 Chapter 10: Configuring Monitoring and Recovery 1005 Chapter 11: Installing Windows 10 1006 Chapter 12: Automated Windows 10 Deployments 1007 Chapter 13: Configuring Storage and Security 1008 Chapter 14: Managing Data Access 1009 Chapter 15: Managing the Windows 10 Environment 1010 Chapter 16: Planning and Managing Microsoft Intune 1011 Chapter 17: Configuring Applications 1012 Chapter 18: Managing Identity and Authorization 1013 Chapter 19: Configuring Network Connectivity 1014 Chapter 20: Configuring Recovery 1015 Appendix B Windows 10 PowerShell Commands 1017 Index 1025

About the Author

William Panek, MCP, MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, CCNA, is a four-time Microsoft MVP winner. He has taught at Boston University, Clark University, and the University of Maryland, and presently conducts live online classes for StormWind Studios (www.stormwind.com). Will has been a consultant and trainer for the United States Secret Service, Cisco, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army. He also creates training videos to help students prepare for various Microsoft exams.

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