Microsoft Updates Windows Vista Step-by-Step Guides for IT Professionals

 
Windows Vista Step-by-Step Guides for IT Professionals will assist IT Professionals in deploying or migrating to Windows Vista.
Deploying Vista Step by Step Guide (195 KB) introduces new and updated deployment features and technologies, bringing changes to the way you deploy to your client computers. This document covers a basic end-to-end deployment scenario to demonstrate how to create, capture, and deploy an installation to new hardware in a network environment.
 
HTTP.sys Manageability in Windows Vista and Longhorn Server (287 KB) With Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, IT professionals will find improved manageability functionality for the HTTP Server API component, in addition to the HTTP logging support introduced in Windows Server 2003. To diagnose and configure the HTTP Server API component, IT professionals can use three tools:
    • New ETW tracing functionality
    • Performance Counters
    • Netsh configuration commands
Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step by Step Guide (150 KB) demonstrates centrally administering ADMX files and incorporating ADMX files when editing the administrative template policy settings inside a local or domain-based Group Policy object.
 
Managing Roaming User Data Deployment Guide (414 KB)  shows IT administrators ways to implement Folder Redirection and roaming user profiles for Windows Vista, using their existing infrastructure. The guide includes a technical overview of the improvements to Folder Redirection and user profiles in Windows Vista. Provided scenarios show how to create new and manage existing Folder Redirection policies; prepare an existing infrastructure to use Windows Vista roaming, mandatory, and super mandatory user profiles; and allow users to share their roaming data between Windows Vista and Windows XP.
 
Netsh Commands for Wired Local Area Network (LAN) (185 KB) documents the complete set of netsh commands associated with 802.3 "wired" Ethernet connections in Windows Vista. Netsh lan commands are listed alphabetically, and present command syntax, optional and required parameters, remarks, and usage examples.
 
Netsh Commands for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) (274 KB) documents the complete set of netsh commands associated with 802.11 wireless connections in Windows Vista. Netsh wlan commands are listed alphabetically, and present command syntax, optional and required parameters, remarks, and usage examples.
 
Performance Monitoring and Tuning Step by Step Guide (209 KB) Windows Performance Diagnostic Console is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in the Windows Vista operating system that combines the functionality of previous stand-alone tools including Performance Logs and Alerts, Server Performance Advisor, Performance Monitor, and System Monitor. It provides a graphical interface for customizing Data Collector Sets and Event Trace Sessions. This guide introduces the new interface, consolidated features, and expanded functionality.
 
Print Management Step by Step Guide (260 KB) Print Management provides up-to-the-minute details about the status of printers and print servers on the network. You can use Print Management to install printer connections to a group of client computers simultaneously. Print Management can help you find printers that have an error condition by using filters. It can also send e-mail notifications or run scripts when a printer or print server needs attention. On printer models that provide a Web page, Print Management can help you manage data such as toner and paper levels from remote locations, if needed.
 
Step by Step Guide to Controlling Device Installation and Usage with Group Policy (640 KB) By using Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems, administrators can determine which devices can be installed on computers they manage. The guide summarizes the device installation process and demonstrates several techniques for controlling the installation and usage of devices on managed computers.
 
Step by Step Guide to Device Driver Signing and Staging (748 KB) By using device driver signing and staging in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista you can increase the security of your computers by allowing users to install only those device drivers that you approve. This guide describes how to sign and securely stage driver packages on a computer in a manner that allows a user to install the package without requiring administrative privileges.
 
Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Multiple Local Group Policy (274 KB) introduces IT administrators to the fundamental concepts needed to successfully configure Multiple Local Group Policy objects on stand-alone computers running Windows Vista. This document includes a technical overview and several task-based scenarios that show you how to use this new feature. Each scenario builds on the previous scenario to help you understand how Windows applies each Local Group Policy object and how it resolves conflicts with policy settings. Each scenario closes with a review, explaining the intent and outcome of each scenario.
 
User Account Control Step by Step Guide (146 KB) User Account Control (UAC) is a set of new infrastructure technologies in Windows Vista that helps organizations deploy a better-managed desktop and mitigate the impact of malware.
 
Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Step-by-Step Guide (September 2006) (169 KB) BitLocker Drive Encryption is a new hardware-enhanced feature in the Windows Vista operating system that provides better off-line data protection for your computer.
Windows Vista Beta 2 Trusted Platform Module Services Step by Step Guide (May 2006) (157 KB) Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Services is a new feature set in Windows Vista used to administer the TPM Security Hardware in your computer. TPM Services architecture provides the infrastructure for hardware-based security by providing access to and assuring application-level sharing of the TPM.
Windows Vista Migration Step by Step Guide (150 KB) Windows Vista introduces new setup methods and processes, based on the new image-based setup feature of Windows Vista. This document describes how to upgrade a computer and how to migrate existing files and settings from Windows XP to Windows Vista.
 
Windows Vista Multilingual User Interface Step by Step Guide (158 KB) Windows Vista includes Multilingual User Interface (MUI) features and technologies designed to meet the needs of organizations and corporations operating in a global business environment. This document provides hands-on instructions for building a custom multilingual installation of the operating system in a test lab environment.
Windows Vista Speech Recognition Step by Step (118 KB) Using speech recognition in the Windows Vista operating system, you can dictate emails and documents, and use your voice to control your favorite programs and websites.  World-class accuracy, and adaptation to your accent/vocabulary enables you to create documents quickly.  The Windows Vista speech experience also has innovative design to enable you to become proficient with using speech input faster than ever before. This brief guide includes system requirements, installation instructions, and step-by-step instructions for using speech recognition in Windows Vista.
Windows Vista Windows Meeting Space Step by Step Guide (388 KB) Windows Meeting Space in the Windows Vista operating system provides the ability for individuals to collaborate anytime, anywhere through laptop to laptop screen streaming, file sharing, and note passing. This guide includes system requirements, installation instructions, and step-by-step instructions for creating a session, joining a session, inviting someone to a session, starting a presentation of a desktop or single application, sharing a file, and passing a note.
 
Winlogon Notification Packages Removed Impact on Windows Vista Planning and Deployment (139 KB) In Windows Vista and later, Winlogon notification packages are no longer supported. Winlogon notification packages are discussed in detail in the next section. After upgrading systems to Windows Vista, Winlogon will not load Winlogon notification packages. Organizations that are using Winlogon notification packages must either remove the functionality or create a new solution when deploying Windows Vista and later.
 
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