Windows Vista Resource Kit

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Microsoft Press, 2008 - COMPUTERS - 1648 pages
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In-depth, comprehensive, and fully updated for Service Pack 1, this RESOURCE KIT delivers the information you need to administer Windows Vista. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best—Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals and the Windows Vista team—along with essential scripts and resources on the CD.

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 Internet Explorer
  • 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

CD features:

  • 120+ sample VBScript scripts
  • 25 sample Windows PowerShell scripts
  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Links to toolkits, documentation, and white papers
  • Complete eBook of INTRODUCING WINDOW SERVER 2008
  • Sample chapters from related Microsoft Press books
  • Fully searchable eBook of this guide

Plus: * See “Direct from the Source” sidebars for deep insights and troubleshooting tips from the Windows Vista team

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About the author (2008)

Jerry Honeycutt, MVP for Windows, is a popular author with more than 25 books to his credit, including Microsoft Windows Desktop Deployment Resource Kit. In addition, he is a columnist for Windows XP Expert Zone and Microsoft TechNet.

Mitch Tulloch is a trainer, consultant, and author living in Winnipeg, Canada. In addition to his Nutshell books for O'Reilly listed below, Mitch is also the author of the Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking and Microsoft Encyclopedia of Security, both from Microsoft Press, and a string of best-selling books on IIS from Osborne/McGraw-Hill. If you're interested you can find out more about Mitch on his website www.mtit.com. In addition to his O'Reilly weblog, Mitch also maintains a "techblog" at mitchtulloch.blogspot.com containing random thoughts, ideas, suggestions, tips, and resources for network and system administrators.

Tony Northrup, MCTS, MCSE, CISP, MVP, is a networking consultant and coauthor of Windows Server 2008 Networking and Network Access Protection (NAP).