Designing Windows 7 Client Configuration

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


Microsoft Windows 7 can be a standalone client machine or part of a domain. Either way, users and administrators should ensure that computers are secure and are configured properly to mitigate any issues. In a domain environment, client computers should have standardized settings to help reduce costs and desktop support issues. This ensures the users and computers all have the same settings, which a user may or may not be able to change, including desktop, security, and Internet Explorer. This course demonstrates how to configure Group Policy settings to apply standard configurations and security settings to computers and users throughout a domain. It also demonstrates how to configure Windows 7 security features, such as Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, BitLocker, and AppLocker to secure client computers. It also outlines how to configure Internet Explorer. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam: 70-686. Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator. Passing this exam will earn the learner Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification.

Target Audience

Individuals undertaking high level Windows desktop administration certification, and possibly Windows Server Enterprise Support certification. The customer base will also include companies using Microsoft Windows desktop and server systems that need their IT staff certified to a high level.


Individuals should have at least 3 years experience installing, configuring, and administering clients in a Windows networked environment; Familiarity with client administration in Windows Server; Experience with deployment of operating systems and applications; Familiarity with Windows Server management tools such System Center suite.

Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Plan Group Policy Client Configuration

  • recognize the characteristics of Group Policy desktop usage scenarios
  • recognize the characteristics of Group Policy
  • Apply Standard System Settings to Client Computers

  • recognize how to configure user settings using administrative templates
  • recognize how to configure computer settings
  • identify the different ways scripts can be processed on client workstations
  • Configuring Standard Client Settings Using GPOs

    Windows 7 User Account Security

  • identify the characteristics of Windows 7 user and group accounts
  • recognize how to implement Windows 7 security features
  • Use Windows 7 Security Features

  • recognize the functions of Windows 7 security features
  • configure Windows 7 security features in given scenarios
  • Securing Windows 7

    Define Settings for Internet Explorer

  • recognize how to configure Internet Explorer 8 settings in given scenarios
  • configure Group Policy settings