Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client

In this course, you will learn how to install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 7 client and you will learn to configure Windows 7 client for network connectivity, security, maintenance, and mobile computing. This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 6292: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client.


  • Perform a clean installation of Windows 7, upgrade to Windows 7, and migrate user-related data and settings from an earlier version of Windows
  • Configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable a Windows 7 client computer
  • Configure file access and printers on a Windows 7 client computer
  • Configure network connectivity on a Windows 7 client computer
  • Configure wireless network connectivity on a Windows 7 client computer
  • Secure Windows 7 client desktop computers
  • Optimize and maintain the performance and reliability of a Windows 7 client computer
  • Configure mobile computing and remote access settings for a Windows 7 client computer

Target Audience

IT professionals who use some version of Windows client and are interested in:

  • Expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Windows 7 client
  • Acquiring deep technical knowledge of Windows 7
  • Learning the details of Windows 7 technologies
  • Focusing on the “how toassociated with Windows 7 technologies


Expected Duration

3 day

Course Objectives

1. Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7

  • Preparing to Install Windows 7
  • Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 7
  • Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 7
  • Performing Image-Based Installation of Windows 7
  • Configuring Application Compatibility

2. Configuring Disks and Device Drivers

  • Partitioning Disks in Windows 7
  • Managing Disk Volumes
  • Maintaining Disks in Windows 7
  • Installing and Configuring Device Drivers

3. Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Client Computers

  • Overview of Authentication and Authorization
  • Managing File Access in Windows 7
  • Managing Shared Folders
  • Configuring File Compression
  • Managing Printing

4. Configuring Network Connectivity

  • Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
  • Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
  • Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
  • Overview of Name Resolution
  • Troubleshooting Network Issues

5. Configuring Wireless Network Connections

  • Overview of Wireless Networks
  • Configuring a Wireless Network

6. Securing Windows 7 Desktops

  • Overview of Security Management in Windows 7
  • Securing a Windows 7 Client Computer by Using Local Security Policy Settings
  • Securing Data by Using EFS and BitLocker
  • Configuring Application Restrictions
  • Configuring User Account Control
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Configuring Security Settings in Internet Explorer 8
  • Configuring Windows Defender

7. Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 7 Client Computers

  • Maintaining Performance by Using the Windows 7 Performance Tools
  • Maintaining Reliability by Using the Windows 7 Diagnostic Tools
  • Backing Up and Restoring Data by Using Windows Backup
  • Restoring a Windows 7 System by Using System Restore Points
  • Configuring Windows Update

8. Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access in Windows 7

  • Configuring Mobile Computer and Device Settings
  • Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance for Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess for Remote Access
  • Configuring BranchCache for Remote Access