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This session will explore the new Windows Powershell v2.0 features and how to automate administrative tasks in Windows 7. We will examine the new Windows Powershell cmdlets and show you how to remotely manage desktop systems throughout the organization. Then we will use Windows Powershell with WMI to monitor and retrieve system status and execute changes. Finally, we will use Windows Powershell Group Policy Object cmdlets to automate management of Group Policy Objects and the configuration of registry-based settings.
- Automating Administrative Tasks
- Windows PowerShell 2.0 Cmdlets
- Windows PowerShell 2.0 Group Policy Object Cmdlets
This session consists of a Windows Media presentation and demonstrations:
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Microsoft Press Books
Windows 7 Resource Kit
Summary: In-depth and comprehensive, this RESOURCE KIT delivers the information you need to administer your Windows 7 system. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and the Windows 7 product team along with essential scripts and resources. In addition, Direct from the Source sidebars offer deep insights and troubleshooting tips from the Windows 7 team. Get expert guidance on how to: Use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit best practices and tools. Plan user-state migration and test application compatibility. Exploit new Group Policy features, settings, and ADMX templates. Configure software updates and client-security technologies. Administer disks, file systems, file sharing, search, and Windows Internet Explorer 8. Install and troubleshoot printers, devices, and services. Manage IPsec, IPv6, wireless, and remote connectivity. Use performance monitoring and diagnostic tools to manage desktop health. Resolve common startup, hardware, and networking issues.
Windows 7 Inside Out
Summary: You re beyond the basics, so dive right in and put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Windows 7 and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery! Explore features and capabilities in each edition of Windows 7. Configure and customize your system with advanced setup options. Manage files, folders, and media libraries with new search and organization features. Set up a wired or wireless network and manage shared resources. Administer accounts, passwords, and logons and help control access to resources. Configure Windows Internet Explorer(r) settings and security zones. Master security essentials to help protect against viruses, worms, and spyware. Troubleshoot errors and fine-tune performance. Automate routine maintenance with scripts and other tools. CD includes: Fully searchable eBook Downloadable gadgets and other tools for customizing Windows 7 Insights direct from the product team on the official Windows 7 blog Links to the latest security updates and products, demos, blogs, and user communities.
Windows 7 Step by Step
Summary: Experience learning made easy and quickly teach yourself the essentials of working with Windows 7. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace building and practicing the skills you need, when you need them! Learn to manage windows and folders, sort and filter files, create an efficient Windows working environment, and safely access the Internet. You ll learn how to install and manage software and hardware, create and manage homegroups, share content with other computers and computer users, and instantly locate content stored on your PC or network. You ll also learn how to fine-tune your PC s performance and resolve common problems. Plus, the supplied practice files give you a chance to hone your skills and put the book s lessons to work.
Windows 7 Administrator's Pocket Consultant
Summary: Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers immediate answers for the day-to-day administration of Windows 7?from desktop configuration and management to networking and security issues. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks by using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You?ll get the precise information you need to solve problems and get the job done?whether at your desk or in the field!
MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Microsoft Windows 7
Summary: This 2-in-1 kit includes the official Microsoft study guide, plus practice tests on CD to help you assess your skills. It comes packed with the tools and features exam candidates want most?including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and customizable testing options.
Microsoft Windows 7 Unleashed
Microsoft Windows 7 In Depth
Summary: Tired of the constant barrage of spam, spyware, viruses and other 'net nasties? We show you how to rebuke the onslaught of hacker attacks, protect your identity and keep your sanity, all at the same time.
Is the new Vista interface making your trigger finger itch? Ours, too?that is, until we turned Windows inside out, shook out all the loose parts and figured out just what makes this beast tick. Learn from our pain and suffering.
If you finally broke down and purchased a Windows Media Center computer, or you think you have one and didn't even know it, then you are holding just the book for you. We show you how to get up to speed with your new computer, transforming it from the little PC that could into the media juggernaut you never knew it could be.
From-the-trenches advice on upgrading to Windows 7 (from Vista and XP) - including detailed rollout advice for IT managers. Plan and manage deployment of Windows easily and efficiently - whether you're upgrading just a handful of computers, or an entire corporation!
Hands-on coverage of installing, configuring and surviving on a Windows 7-based network. We not only show you how to set up Windows networking features, we show you how to install and setup basic networking hardware.
Improved technology for sharing files with other platforms, such as Novell Netware, Unix and Linux, Macintosh and other Windows flavors. No longer will the Macs in your network be segregated from the Windows users.
Windows 7 100 Most Asked Questions - Tips, Tricks, Hints and Practical Guide
Summary: Is Windows 7 the answer to all the questions that Windows Vista poses? Windows 7 is fast, stable and far more reliable than you'd expect.
Windows 7 is full of great new features and enhancements and was built around users feedback, so you'll see a lot of things you've asked for.
Microsoft has made its intentions clear: Windows 7 is intended to right the wrongs Vista wrought, but retain that operating system's good points. The OS will be quicker than Vista, which can only be a good thing.
And while it doesn't include major new features, take the time to explore and you'll find lots of useful changes that will make a real difference in how you use your PC.
Like any version of Windows there are various tips, tweaks and hacks you can perform to get your PC working the way you want it.
This book guides you through the 100 most asked questions on Windows 7 and on how to get the most from your Windows 7 installation.
Windows 7 Secrets
Summary: Windows 7 Secrets cuts through the hype and explains how things work, what's new and different, and how you can best optimize the new OS for your needs and wants. Utilizing the time-tested Secrets formula, Windows 7 Secrets goes where other Windows books fear to tread, and does so with witty, conversational language that doesn't speak down to the reader or waste time with basic computer use concepts. Put simply, Windows 7 Secrets tells you what you need to know to go from Windows user to Windows expert.
Windows 7 Bible
Summary: The much-anticipated release of Windows 7 will have numerous changes, and you'll need a complete guide to take full advantage of all it has to offer. Windows 7 Bible covers navigation changes such as pinning to the task bar, full screen preview with invisible windows, Jump Lists, Home Group, Sticky Notes, and many others. It shows you how to use Internet Explorer 8, including features like Web Slices and Network view changes, and guides you through all the new desktop features.
Windows 7 Simplified
Summary: This full color book uses the Visual approach to cover the new features of Windows 7 and provide step-by-step instructions for readers who are entirely new to the subject. Inside readers will find tasks on topics such as: Windows 7 basics, creating movies, sharing their computer, working with and managing files, browsing the Web, and new ways to customize Windows to work for them. This book covers the new features of Windows 7, including: the interface and the new and improved Internet Explorer. A more sophisticated interior appeals to a wide ranging audience who will appreciate the colorful images and easy to follow instructions.
Training and Certification
Windows 7, Configuring Technology Specialist Course
This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install, deploy, and upgrade to Windows 7. Additionally, students should be able to configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing. Students should also be able to maintain systems, including monitoring for and resolving performance and reliability issues.
Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments
This five-day instructor-led course is intended for desktop administrators who want to specialize in desktop deployment, configuration, and management . In this course, students will learn how to plan and deploy Windows 7 desktops in large organizations . They will also learn how to design, configure, and manage the Windows 7 client environment. This course helps students prepare for the Exam 70-686, Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator.
Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client
This three-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. This course helps students prepare for the Exam 70-680, TS: Windows 7, Configuring.
First Look: Windows 7 Beta for IT Professionals Hands-on Lab
This three hour lab is a companion to the 6289 course and provides hands-on practice with the main technical areas of Windows 7: User Productivity, Improved Security and Control, Streamlined PC Management, and Desktop Optimization.
Exploring Windows 7 with the Springboard Series
Clinic 10077 : What's New in Windows 7 for IT Professionals
Using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool for Servicing Windows 7 Images
Introducing BitLocker and AppLocker in Windows 7
Implementing User Account Control in Windows 7
Introducing Windows 7