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MCSE Windows XP professional : exam 70-270
Culp, Brian.
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Berkeley, Calif. : McGraw-Hill/Osborne, [2002]

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x, 451 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
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Includes index.

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For technical professionals seeking certification, this work provides concise exam preparation. It features a full practice exam on CD-ROM, sample questions and answers at the end of each chapter, and coverage of each official exam objective.

Table of Contents

Check-Inp. ix
1 Installing Windows XP Professionalp. 1
Objective 1.01 Perform an Attended Installation of Windows XP Professionalp. 3
What's New in Windows XP?p. 5
Beginning the Attended Installationp. 8
Objective 1.02 Perform an Unattended Installation of Windows XP Professionalp. 22
Install Windows XP Professional Using Remote Installation Servicesp. 22
Create Unattended Answer Files Using the Setup Manager to Automate the Installation of Windows XP Professionalp. 27
Install Windows XP Professional Using the System Preparation Toolp. 32
Objective 1.03 Upgrade from a Previous Version of Windows to Windows XP Professionalp. 35
Prepare a Computer to Meet Windows XP Requirementsp. 35
Configuring Dual Bootp. 40
Performing the Upgrade to Windows XP Professionalp. 41
Migrate Existing User Environments to a New User Installationp. 42
Objective 1.04 Perform Post-Installation Updates and Product Activationp. 45
Post installation Updatesp. 46
Activating Windows XPp. 49
Objective 1.05 Troubleshoot Failed Installationsp. 50
Checkpointp. 52
Review Questionsp. 53
2 Managing Disk Drives, Volumes, and File Systemsp. 59
Objective 2.01 Configure and Manage File Systemsp. 62
Configure FAT16, FAT32, or FAT File Systemsp. 63
Objective 2.02 Implement, Manage, and Troubleshoot Disk Devicesp. 68
Monitor and Configure Disksp. 74
Upgrading from Basic Storage to Dynamic Storagep. 81
Monitor, Configure, and Troubleshoot Volumesp. 83
Disk Quotasp. 87
Monitor and Configure Removable Mediap. 98
Checkpointp. 101
Review Questionsp. 101
3 Implementing and Conducting Administration of Resourcesp. 107
Objective 3.01 Manage and Troubleshoot Access to Shared Foldersp. 108
So What's a Share?p. 109
Create and Remove Shared Foldersp. 113
Connecting to Shared Resourcesp. 122
Control Access to Shared Folders Using Permissionsp. 126
Manage and Troubleshoot Web Server Resourcesp. 132
Objective 3.02 Monitor, Manage, and Troubleshoot Access to Files and Foldersp. 132
Control Access to Files and Folders Using NTFS Permissionsp. 133
Optimize Access to Files and Foldersp. 140
NTFS Permissions Inheritancep. 143
Copying and Moving Considerationsp. 145
Special Access Permissionsp. 146
Ownershipp. 146
Objective 3.03 Connect to Local and Network Print Devicesp. 151
Connecting to Local and Network Printersp. 152
Port Propertiesp. 155
Managing Printersp. 157
Print Pooling and Prioritiesp. 158
Printer Securityp. 160
Internet Printingp. 161
Checkpointp. 164
Review Questionsp. 164
4 Configuring and Troubleshooting the Desktop Environmentp. 171
Objective 4.01 Configure and Manage Desktop Settings and User Profilesp. 173
Desktop Settingsp. 173
The Registryp. 184
Group Policiesp. 187
User Profilesp. 191
Configure and Troubleshoot Fax Supportp. 200
Configure and Troubleshoot Accessibility Servicesp. 202
Objective 4.02 Configure Support for Multiple Languages and Multiple Locationsp. 206
Enable Multiple Language Supportp. 206
Configure XP Professional for Multiple Settingsp. 207
Objective 4.03 Manage Applications Using Windows Installer Packagesp. 208
Installation Options: Publishing vs. Assigningp. 211
Checkpointp. 212
Review Questionsp. 212
5 Implementing, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Driversp. 219
Objective 5.01 Implement, Manage, and Troubleshoot Display Devicesp. 221
Install, Configure, and Troubleshoot a Display Adapterp. 221
Configure Multiple Display Supportp. 231
Objective 5.02 Configure Advanced Configuration Power Interfacep. 234
Standby Modep. 236
Hibernation Modep. 236
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)p. 237
Configuring Card Servicesp. 238
Objective 5.03 Implement, Manage, and Troubleshoot Input and Output Devicesp. 238
The Device Managerp. 238
Monitor, Configure, and Troubleshoot I/O Devicesp. 240
Monitor, Configure, and Troubleshoot Multimedia Hardwarep. 242
Install, Configure, and Manage Modemsp. 244
Install, Configure, and Manage Infrared Data Association (IrDA) Devicesp. 246
Install, Configure, and Manage Wireless Devicesp. 246
Install, Configure, and Manage USB Devicesp. 248
Install, Configure, and Manage Network Adaptersp. 249
Objective 5.04 Manage and Troubleshoot Drivers and Driver Signingp. 254
The Upgrade Device Driver Wizardp. 254
Rolling Back a Driver to a Previous Versionp. 255
Uninstalling a Driverp. 256
Driver Signingp. 256
Objective 5.05 Monitor and Configure Multiprocessor Computersp. 258
Managing SMP Computers with the Performance Consolep. 259
Using Task Manager to Manage SMPp. 260
Checkpointp. 261
Review Questionsp. 262
6 Monitoring and Optimizing System Performance and Reliabilityp. 267
Objective 6.01 Monitor, Optimize, and Troubleshoot Performance of the Windows XP Professional Desktopp. 269
Configure, Manage, and Troubleshoot Scheduled Tasksp. 269
Setting a Baseline for System Performancep. 278
Optimize and Troubleshoot Memory Performancep. 282
Optimize and Troubleshoot Processor Utilizationp. 283
Optimize and Troubleshoot Disk Performancep. 284
Optimize and Troubleshoot Application Performancep. 285
Optimize and Troubleshoot Network Performancep. 288
Other System Management Toolsp. 289
Objective 6.02 Manage, Monitor, and Optimize System Performance for Mobile Usersp. 293
Manage and Troubleshoot the Use of Offline Filesp. 294
Objective 6.03 Restore and Back Up the Operating System, System State Data, and User Datap. 299
Recover System State Data and User Data Using Windows Backupp. 299
Troubleshoot System Restoration by Starting in Safe Modep. 309
The System Restorep. 310
Recover System State Data and User Data with the Recovery Consolep. 312
Objective 6.04 Manage Hardware Profilesp. 313
Checkpointp. 317
Review Questionsp. 318
7 Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Network Protocols and Servicesp. 325
Objective 7.01 Configure and Troubleshoot the TCP/IP Protocolp. 327
The Role of the Packetp. 328
Operating System Components of Network Communicationp. 330
TCP/IP Fundamentalsp. 332
Other Networking Protocolsp. 342
Objective 7.02 Connect to Computers Using Dial-Up Networkingp. 353
Connect to the Internet Using Dial-Up Networkingp. 353
Create a Dial-Up Connection to Connect to a Remote Access Serverp. 355
Configure and Troubleshoot Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)p. 356
Connect to Computers Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connectionp. 359
Objective 7.03 Connect to Shared Resources on a Microsoft Networkp. 362
Connect to Resources Using Internet Explorerp. 364
Objective 7.04 Configure, Manage, and Implement Internet Information Services (IIS)p. 366
Objective 7.05 Configure, Manage, and Troubleshoot Remote Desktop and Remote Assistancep. 369
Checkpointp. 374
Review Questionsp. 375
8 Configuring, Managing, and Troubleshooting Securityp. 381
Objective 8.01 Configure, Manage, and Troubleshoot Local User and Group Accountsp. 383
Creating and Managing Local Accountsp. 383
Creating and Managing Domain Accountsp. 388
Using Groups to Administer Accountsp. 392
Configure, Manage, and Troubleshoot Auditingp. 396
Configure, Manage, and Troubleshoot Account Settingsp. 400
Configure, Manage, and Troubleshoot Account Policyp. 404
Configure, Manage, and Troubleshoot User and Group Rightsp. 405
Objective 8.02 Configure, Manage, and Troubleshoot Internet Explorer Security Settingsp. 406
Objective 8.03 Configure, Manage, and Troubleshoot an Internet Connection Firewall (ICF)p. 409
Objective 8.04 Implement, Configure, Manage, and Troubleshoot a Security Configurationp. 414
Objective 8.05 Configure, Manage, and Troubleshoot Encrypting File System (EFS)p. 420
Objective 8.06 Configure, Manage, and Troubleshoot a Security Configuration and Local Security Policyp. 424
IP Security (IPSec) Policiesp. 425
Checkpointp. 427
Review Questionsp. 428
A About the CD-ROMp. 435
B Career Flight Pathp. 437
Indexp. 441