Dec 05

MS Exam 70-688, 2014 Edition

MCSE Windows 8 Management & Maintenance Exam 70-688 ExamFOCUS Study Notes & Review Questions 2014 Edition

Also covers Windows 8.1

The 688 exam is for those candidates who need to regularly configure or support Windows 8 computers, devices, users and resources. The major knowledge domains are:

– Design an Installation and Application Strategy
– Maintain Resource Access
– Maintain Windows Clients and Devices
– Manage Windows 8 Using Cloud Services and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack

Some sub topics are common to both the 687 exam and the 688 exam.

We give you knowledge information relevant to the exam specifications. To be able to succeed in the real exam, you’ll need to apply your earned knowledge to the question scenarios. This ExamFOCUS book focuses on the more difficult topics that will likely make a difference in exam results. The book is NOT intended to guide you through every single official topic. You should therefore use this book together with other reference books for the best possible preparation outcome.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS 1
CONTENTS UPDATE 2
PAGE FORMATTING AND TYPEFACE 2
ABOUT THIS BOOK 6
WINDOWS 8 VS WINDOWS 8.1 VS WINDOWS 7 8
WINDOWS 8 HARDWARE, INSTALLATION AND DEPLOYMENT 11
HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS 12
32 BIT VS 64 BIT 15
DIRECTX AND GPU 16
ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT, MICROSOFT ACCOUNT AND TWO-STEP AUTHENTICATION 16
UPGRADES, MIGRATION AND APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY 17
WINDOWS SETUP AND BOOT MODES 20
LOGGING 25
MANUAL INSTALLATION 25
UNATTENDED INSTALLATION 26
SPECIAL FILES 26
DUAL BOOTING WITH WINDOWS 7 OR VISTA 27
WINDOWS ADK AND ASSESSMENT SERVICES 27
DISM 29
IMAGING 29
GENERALIZING AN IMAGE AND CUSTOMIZING THE PROFILE 30
VOLUME ACTIVATION 31
HIGH-TOUCH, LITE-TOUCH, AND ZERO-TOUCH 32
SYSTEM CENTER CONFIGURATION MANAGER 33
REPAIR SOURCE 34
ACCESSING THE WINDOWS 8 CONTROL PANEL 34
DEVICE DRIVERS AND DEVICE MANAGER 35
FAX AND SCAN 40
DISK PARTITIONING AND RAID 41
STORAGE SPACES AND STORAGE POOLS 45
DIRECTORY STRUCTURE 45
OVERVIEW OF THE NATIVE FILE SYSTEM 47
DISK DEFRAGMENTER AND CLEANUP WIZARD 48
WINDOWS PE 50
THE WINDOWS.OLD FOLDER 51
SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS AND SYSTEM RESTORE POINTS 51
DART 8 54
DEM 55
MANAGEMENT UTILITIES 55
OTHER COMMANDS 58
WINDOWS UPDATE 58
WINDOWS TO GO 60
WINDOWS 8 VIRTUALIZATION AND VIRTUAL HARD DISKS 67
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF VIRTUALIZATION 67
DESKTOP VIRTUALIZATION, CLIENT HYPER-V AND APP-V 67
VHD 69
CREATING VHD 69
MORE VHD RELATED DISKPART COMMANDS 72
PARENT AND CHILD VHD 72
VHD BOOT 73
WINDOWS 8 APPLICATIONS, POLICIES AND OTHER FEATURES 79
OVERVIEW OF THE NEW CONTROL INTERFACE 79
OVERVIEW OF POLICIES AND THE GPMC 80
SOFTWARE RESTRICTIONS 83
WINDOWS EXPLORER, COMPUTER MANAGEMENT AND AERO 85
APPLOCKER OVERVIEW 86
APPLOCKER RULES 87
UAC AND RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR 89
COMPATIBILITY MODE 90
INTERNET EXPLORER 10 92
WINDOWS INTUNE AND THE CLOUD 96
AIS AND ASSETS MANAGEMENT 98
EXCHANGE ACTIVESYNC 99
SIDELOADING APPS AND MANAGING ACCESS TO THE WINDOWS STORE 99
DEPLOYING AND CONFIGURING OFFICE 365 101
TRUSTED PC AND SKYDRIVE PRO 105
WINDOWS DEFENDER AND ENDPOINT PROTECTION CLIENT 105
WINDOWS 8 PRINTER CONFIGURATION 106
WINDOWS 8 NETWORK SETTINGS AND REMOTE/MOBILE ACCESS 113
CONFIGURING NETWORKING 113
IP ADDRESSING 115
IP SUBNETTING 119
DNS, DHCP AND LDAP 119
WIRELESS BASED LOCAL AREA NETWORKING 121
MANAGING WIRELESS PROFILES 122
CREATING OR CONFIGURING A NETWORK CONNECTION 123
NETWORK PROFILES, NETWORK SHARING AND DISCOVERY 124
NFC AND WINDOWS RT 130
IP V4 AND V6 130
NAME RESOLUTION 131
DHCP SCOPE 132
COMMAND LINE TOOLS FOR MAINTENANCE, CONFIGURATION, AND TROUBLESHOOTING 132
VPN CONNECTIONS THROUGH THE COMMAND LINE 135
WINDOWS FIREWALL 135
REMOTE MANAGEMENT 137
REMOTE ASSISTANCE 138
OTHER TOOLS AND FACILITIES 140
DIRECTACCESS 141
FOLDER REDIRECTION AND OFFLINE FILES 142
BITLOCKER 143
BITLOCKER VS EFS 145
BITLOCKER AND MBAM 145
EFS RECOVERY 146
WINDOWS 8 SYSTEM MONITORING, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE 151
TASK MANAGER AND APP-BASED TROUBLESHOOTER 151
EVENT VIEWER 153
PERFMON AND RESOURCE MONITOR 157
BCDEDIT, WINRE AND ADVANCED BOOT OPTIONS 162
SERVICE PACKS AND PATCHES 166
WINDOWS 8 GROUP POLICY, USER MANAGEMENT, RESOURCE SHARING, BACKUP AND RECOVERY 169
SHARED FOLDERS 169
USERS AND GROUPS 172
SHARED FILES 175
PICTURE PASSWORD, BIOMETRICS AND CREDENTIAL LOCKER 176
WINDOWS FIREWALL AUTHENTICATION METHODS AND SMART CARD LOGON 177
BRANCHCACHE 178
FILE LEVEL RESTORE 179
REPAIR THE COMPUTER 180
RESET PC VS REFRESH PC 183
APP DATA AND SETTINGS IN WINDOWS 8 183
MORE ON GROUP POLICY AND GPOS 184
USING GPUPDATE IN WINDOWS 8 186

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