Windows 7

1. Microsoft Windows 7 tutorials 2. Module 1- Installation, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7 tutorials 3. Editions of Windows 7 tutorials 4. Hardware Requirements for Installing Windows 7 tutorials 5. You can install Windows 7 in following different ways, including: 6. Consideration for Upgrading v/s Migrating tutorials 7. What is Migration tutorials 8. Migrating User Data and Settings tutorials 9. Performing an Image-Based Installation of Windows 7 tutorials 10.Configuring Disks and Device Drivers tutorials 11. Partitioning Disks in Windows 7 tutorials 12.GUID - GPT Disk tutorials 13.Disk Management tools tutorials 14. Simple Volume tutorials 15. Spanned and Striped Volumes tutorials 16. Maintaining Disks, Partitions, and Volumes tutorials 17. Disk Quota tutorials 18.Working with VHD Virtual Hard Disk tutorials 19. Device Driver in Windows 7 tutorials 20.System Restore tutorials 21.LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION tutorials 22.Configure and Trouble shoot Network Connections tutorials 23.What is an IPv4 Address tutorials 24. Note - IPV4 25. IPv4 address classes tutorials 26.Default Gateway tutorials 27.Public and Private IPv4 Address tutorials 28.IPv6 Network Connectivity tutorials 29.IPv6 UNICAST ADDRESSES tutorials 30. IPv4 Address can be assigned by following types tutorials 31.Implementing Name Resolution tutorials 32. Trouble Shooting Network Connectivity tutorials 33. Implementing Wireless Security tutorials 34.Wireless network Technologies tutorials 35.What is Wireless Broadband tutorials 36.IEEE 802.11 tutorials 37.Wireless Network Configuration tutorials 38. Security Types tutorials 39. Implementing Network Security tutorials 40.Configuring Windows Firewall tutorials 41.Ports and Application tutorials 42.Important Application, Protocol and Port Number tutorials 43.Configure Inbound and Outbound Rules tutorials 44. Securing Network traffic tutorials

Module 1- Installation, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7 tutorials

  • Windows 7 is one of the latest versions of Windows Operating system from Microsoft. It is built on the same kernel as Windows Vista.

 

There are many ways to install Windows 7.

  • But before starting we need to check that the hardware platform meets the minimum requirement.

  • We also need to decide whether we want to migrate or upgrade will suit organization.

  • You also need to decide which edition of Windows 7 will work and also need to decide whether it will be 32 bit or 64 bit edition.

 

Key features of Windows 7

    • Usability

    • Security

    • Multi-tiered data protection

    • Reliability and performance

    • Deployment

    • Manageability

    • Productivity

 

  • In this topic Windows 7 introduces many new features that enable users to be more productive.

  • The new features of Windows 7 are categories in the following way:-

  • Usability: Windows 7 includes tools like to organize, search for, and view information and even Windows 7 has features like communication, mobility, and networking features that help users connect to people, information, and devices by using simple tools.

  • Security: Windows 7 is built on a fundamentally secure based on the Windows Vista foundation. In windows 7 User Account Control (UAC) facilities adds security by limiting administrator-level and even Streamlined UAC reduces the number of operating system applications and tasks that require elevation of privileges and provides flexible prompt behavior for administrators, allowing standard users to do more elevation prompts.

  • Multi-tiered data protection: Windows 7 supports data-protection at multiple levels, such as document, file, directory, computer, and network levels.

  • RMS enables organizations to enforce policies regarding document usage, definition and enforcement, and wherever it travels protects and provides information based on document libraries on a SharePoint site.

  • EFS user provides file and directory encryption. It enables storage of encryption keys on smart cards, and provides better protection of encryption keys.

  • Windows 7 adds BitLocker data protection. This provides full-volume encryption including Windows system files. It also introduces BitLocker To GoTM, which extends encryption to removable device

 

  • Reliability and performance: Windows 7 takes advantage of modern computing hardware, It runs more reliably and consistent running performance than previous versions of Windows.

 

Deployment: Windows 7 is deployed by using an image, which makes the process very efficient because of several factors:-

  • Windows 7 installation is based on the Windows Imaging (WIM), which is a file-based, disk-imaging format.

  • Windows 7 is modularized, which makes customization and deployment of the images easier.

  • Windows 7 uses Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based which answers unattended setup files to enable remote and unattended installations.

  • By using Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 is optimized with Multicast, Multiple Stream Transfer and Dynamic Driver Provisioning.

  • In Deployment image servicing and Management (DISM) consolidated tool are for servicing and managing image.

  • Migrating user state is made more efficient with hard-link migration, offline user state capture, volume shadow copy, and improved file discovery in USMT 4.0.

 

  • Manageability: Windows 7 can reduce cost by manageability improvements and increasing automation.

  • Microsoft Windows PowerShell 2.0, which enables IT professionals to create and run scripts on a local PC or on remote PCs across the network.

  • Group Policy scripting, this enables IT professionals to manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and registry-based settings in an automated manner.

 

Windows 7 keeps the users supportive and productive to reduce help desk calls, including:

  • Windows 7 has Troubleshooting Packs, which enable the users and IT professionals to solve many common problems on their own and can create custom Troubleshooting Packs and extend this capability to internal applications.

  • Improvements to the System Restore tool, which get to know about applications that might be affected when returning Windows to an earlier state.

  • The new Problem of Steps Recorder, which enables users to record screenshots, click-by-click, to reproduce a problem so the help desk can troubleshoot solutions.

  • Improvements to the Resource Monitor and Reliability Monitor, IT Professionals can do more quickly diagnose performance, compatibility, and resource limitation problems.

 

Windows 7 also provides flexible administrative control with the following features:

  • AppLocker, which is more flexibly set policy on which applications and scripts can run or install

  • Auditing improvements is use for Group Policy to configure more comprehensive auditing of files and registry access.

  • Group Policy Preferences that define the default configuration, which users can change, and provide centralized management of mapped network drives, scheduled tasks.

 

 

Productivity:

  • Windows 7 the users and IT Professionals have increase their productivity with many new features like mobile and remote features by introducing BranchCache , DirectAccess, and VPN Reconnect.

  • BranchCache increases network responsiveness of applications and gives users in remote offices an experience like working in the head office.

  • DirectAccess connects mobile workers seamlessly and safely to their corporate network any time they have Internet access, without the need to VPN.

  • When users temporarily lose their Internet connections. VPN Reconnects seamless and consistent VPN connectivity automatically

  • Windows 7 introduces Windows Virtual PC that provides the capability to run multiple environments, such as Windows XP mode, from Windows 7 computer. This feature also enables us to publish and launch applications installed on virtual Windows XP directly from Windows 7 computer, as if they were installed on the Windows 7 host itself.

 

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