Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Vista Networking

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Microsoft Windows Vista provides the Network and Sharing Center to configure and diagnose networking connectivity. This feature also allows you to configure access to the network through wireless connections, and remote access using VPNs and Remote Desktop. Windows Vista can also use group policies to configure network security to encrypt traffic over the network when network services are being utilitized. This course demonstrates how to use the Network and Sharing Center to configure and troubleshoot network connectivity, wireless access, and remote access. It also outlines how to configure network security.

Target Audience

Support personnel supporting Windows Vista; technical professionals.


3 to 5 years experience as tier 2 or team-lead/technical desktop support technician; passed an entry level desktop support exam, such as 70-620 TS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring; hands on experience with Windows Vista deployment, managing security, troubleshooting network-related issues

Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Configure Network Connectivity

  • recognize how to configure network connections
  • recognize how to enable or disable sharing and discovery services in the Network and Sharing Center
  • recognize how to view a network map using the Network and Sharing Center
  • Troubleshoot Network Connectivity Issues

  • recognize the steps in determining network problems using ping
  • identify how Tracert is used to trace a route of a packet
  • identify how to use nslookup to troubleshoot DNS
  • match ipconfig DHCP troubleshooting options to descriptions
  • Troubleshooting Connectivity in Windows Vista

    Configure and Troubleshoot Wireless Access

  • recognize how to configure wireless network security
  • recognize how to troubleshoot the wireless network connectivity problems
  • Troubleshooting Access to Network Resources

  • identify how to enable printer sharing over the network
  • recognize how to add a new IPSec policy
  • identify netsh commands to view and troubleshoot IPSec
  • Troubleshooting Network and Wireless Access

    Configure Remote Access to Windows Vista

  • recognize how to configure advanced VPN options in Windows Vista
  • recognize how to configure a VPN in Windows Vista
  • recognize how to connect to another system using the Remote Desktop
  • recognize how to enable Remote Assistance in Windows Vista
  • Troubleshoot Remote Access to Windows Vista

  • identify how to troubleshoot remote desktop
  • identify the VPN settings that cause connection failures
  • identify what to check for when troubleshooting remote assistance
  • Working with Remote Access in Windows Vista