Configuring Hardware and Applications in Windows 7

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


Configuring device and application support, restrictions, and compatibility is one of the main jobs of desktop administrators. Windows 7 has many features built into it to allow you to perform these actions. This course will examine how to install, configure, and troubleshoot devices drivers ; Applocker will be examined; application compatibility tools will be configured, and IE 8 will be examined to show how administrators can configure it for end user support. This course maps to exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7 Configuring. This exam is required for the certification MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration.

Target Audience

Individuals taking the first of the Windows 7 exams – 70-680: TS: Windows 7 Configuring, which is required for the certification MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration.


At least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment

Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Configuring Windows 7 Device Drivers

  • recognize the requirements for driver signing in Windows 7
  • troubleshoot device drivers
  • Configuring Windows 7 Application Restrictions

  • automatically generate executable rules
  • use auditing to track which applications are used
  • Devices and Application Policies in Windows 7

    Configuring Windows 7 Application Compatibility

  • configure ACT
  • identify the functions of the ACT components
  • identify the ways in which Windows technologies may cause compatibility issues
  • Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7

  • identify the features of IE 8