Operating Systems Books & Guides

  • AAXMM
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    A plain-English guide to the market-leading virtualization and cloud computing technology With virtualization, a single server can host dozens or hundreds of virtual machines running a variety of operating systems, and even hook them together in a virtual network or cloud infrastructure. This practical guide shows you how to create a virtual system using the VMware VSphere environment. You'll find all the information you need to understand, design, and deploy one-without getting overwhelmed with technical detail. And once you're up and running, this book is the perfect reference for maintenance and troubleshooting issues. * Introduces you to virtualization and VMware's virtualization/cloud computing technology, the most recent version is VMware vSphere Shows you how to design a vSphere environment * Covers installation, deployment, management, maintenance, and troubleshooting * Provides what IT managers and system administrators need to roll out their first virtualized or cloud infrastructure, or to get up to speed on VMware's technology Get up and running on the cloud with VMware vSphere For Dummies!
  • ALUWW
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    Get the most out of your Google Chromebook. Are you the proud new owner of a Google Chromebook and a little - or a lot-intimidated by the technology? You've come to the right place! Chromebook For Dummies walks you through setting up the device, transitioning from traditional computers and working in the cloud, customizing Chromebook to suit your needs, navigating the apps and their uses, and applying advanced settings and features. Fear not: with the step-by-step guidance and helpful information inside, there's no reason to break a sweat. Chromebooks are affordable, fast, and sleek-and with Google driving the initiative, they're impossible to ignore. So it's no wonder they're gaining popularity and enticing people from all walks of life to make the switch from a traditional PC or laptop. If you're one of those people and want to make the most of your experience, this book is a practical user's guide to all things Chromebook. It covers all Chromebooks on the market. It provides coverage of all Chromebook features in an easy-to-follow manner. It serves as the go-to reference for successfully using a Chromebook. It includes step-by-step coverage of everything you'll encounter with your Chromebook. If you're a new or inexperienced user who wants to maximize the performance of your Google Chromebook, you'll turn to this friendly guide time and again.
  • BAIHJ
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    You can do more with Git than just build software. This practical guide delivers a unique people-first approach to version control that also explains how using Git as a focal point can help your team work better together. You'll learn how to plan and pursue a Git workflow that not only ensures that you accomplish project goals, but also fits the immediate needs and future growth of your team. The first part of the book on structuring workflow is useful for project managers, technical team leads, and CTOs. The second part provides hands-on exercises to help developers gain a better understanding of Git commands. Explore the dynamics of team building Walk through the process of creating and deploying software with Git Structure workflow to influence the way your team collaborates Learn a useful process for conducting code reviews Set up a shared repository and identify specific team members as contributors, consumers, or maintainers Know the why behind the Git commands your teammates use Use branching strategies to separate different approaches to your project Examine popular collaboration platforms: GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab
  • BIUHC
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    Cut hardware costs, expand your capacity, and manage an entire fleet of virtual machines in your enterprise with the leading virtualization solution, VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3), by applying the step-by-step instructions in Mastering VMware(r) Infrastructure 3. Packed with the technical details, best practices, and how-tos you need to install, configure, and run a virtual infrastructure at maximum efficiency, this guide is comprehensive and essential. Learn how to create and manage virtual networks and machines, configure every product in the VI3 suite, monitor resources and performance, maintain security, and much more.
  • AYGJZ
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    The go-to MCSA prep guide, updated for Windows 10 and the new exams MCSA Windows 10 Complete Study Guide is your comprehensive resource for taking both Exams 70-698 and 70-697. Covering 100% of all exam objectives, this study guide goes beyond mere review to delve deeper into the complex topics and technologies to help you strengthen your understanding and sharpen your skills. Written by a veteran Microsoft MVP, this guide walks you through MCSA skills in context to show you how concepts are applied in real-world situations. Hands-on exercises speed the learning process and facilitate internalization, while review questions challenge and test the depth of your understanding. You also get access to the Sybex interactive online learning environment, featuring flashcards, videos, an assessment test, and bonus practice exams to face exam day with confidence. The MCSA certification process has changed; Exam 70-698 tests your skills in installing and configuring Windows 10, and then Exam 70-697 gauges your abilities in configuring Windows devices. This book is your ideal companion to study for both exams. * Study 100 percent of the objectives for Exams 70-698 and 70-697 * Apply your knowledge with hands-on exercises * Test your skills with challenging review questions * Access videos, electronic flashcards, a searchable glossary, and bonus practice exams The demand for qualified Windows 10 professionals will be high, as more than half of the corporate user base that skipped Windows 8/8.1 is expected to adopt Windows 10. If you want the skills that are in demand, you need to get certified; if you're ready to get serious about the exam, MCSA: Windows 10 Complete Study Guide is the resource you shouldn't be without.
  • AMJIP
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    Prepare for the MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Exams

    Microsoft's new version of the MCSA certification for WindowsServer 2012 R2 requires passing three exams (or one Upgrade exam ifyou have your MCSA or MCITP in Windows Server 2008). Thisvalue-priced study guide includes more than 1,000 pages of qualityexam-prep content, covering 100% of the objective domains of allthree exams (as well as the Upgrade exam, 70-417).

    In addition, you get access to an interactive practice testenvironment with more than 500 questions, electronic flashcards,and videos showing how to perform the more difficult tasks. Bothfirst-time MCSA candidates and those wishing to upgrade from Server2008 certification will benefit from this complete test-prepguide. * Completely updated to cover the Windows Server 2012 R2Exams * Provides a comprehensive study guide for all three MCSA WindowsServer 2012 R2 exams: 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412, as well as theUpgrade exam: 70-417 * Covers installing and configuring Windows Server 2012;deploying and configuring DNS service; administering ActiveDirectory; creating and managing Group Policy Objects; andconfiguring server roles and features, Hyper-V, and core networkingservices * Explains basic networking concepts, DHCP, deploying andmaintaining servers, configuring a network policy serverinfrastructure and high availability in Windows Server 2012, andmuch more * Features real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, practiceexam questions, electronic flashcards, and over an hour of videodemonstrations * Covers all exam objectives

    MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Study Guide arms youwith all the information you must master to achieve MCSAcertification on Windows Server 2012 R2.

  • AYEVX
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    The go-to MCSA prep guide, updated for Windows 10 and the new exams MCSA Windows 10 Complete Study Guide is your comprehensive resource for taking both Exams 70-698 and 70-697. Covering 100% of all exam objectives, this study guide goes beyond mere review to delve deeper into the complex topics and technologies to help you strengthen your understanding and sharpen your skills. Written by a veteran Microsoft MVP, this guide walks you through MCSA skills in context to show you how concepts are applied in real-world situations. Hands-on exercises speed the learning process and facilitate internalization, while review questions challenge and test the depth of your understanding. You also get access to the Sybex interactive online learning environment, featuring flashcards, videos, an assessment test, and bonus practice exams to face exam day with confidence. The MCSA certification process has changed; Exam 70-698 tests your skills in installing and configuring Windows 10, and then Exam 70-697 gauges your abilities in configuring Windows devices. This book is your ideal companion to study for both exams. * Study 100 percent of the objectives for Exams 70-698 and 70-697 * Apply your knowledge with hands-on exercises * Test your skills with challenging review questions * Access videos, electronic flashcards, a searchable glossary, and bonus practice exams The demand for qualified Windows 10 professionals will be high, as more than half of the corporate user base that skipped Windows 8/8.1 is expected to adopt Windows 10. If you want the skills that are in demand, you need to get certified; if you're ready to get serious about the exam, MCSA: Windows 10 Complete Study Guide is the resource you shouldn't be without.
  • BJPUU
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    Bringing together the results of more than 300 new design studies, an understanding of people, knowledge of hardware and software capabilities, and the author's practical experience gained from 45 years of work with display-based systems, this book addresses interface and screen design from the user's perspective. You will learn how to create an effective design methodology, design and organize screens and Web pages that encourage efficient comprehension and execution, and create screen icons and graphics that make displays easier and more comfortable to use.
  • AVZPR
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    Full coverage of the latest LPI-level 2 exams, with bonus online test bank LPIC-2 is the one-stop preparation resource for the Linux Professional Institute's Advanced Level certification exam. With 100 percent coverage of all exam objectives, this book provides clear and concise coverage of the Linux administration topics you'll need to know for exams 201 and 202. Practical examples highlight the real-world applications of important concepts, and together, the author team provides insights based on almost fifty years in the IT industry. This brand new second edition has been completely revamped to align with the latest versions of the exams, with authoritative coverage of the Linux kernel, system startup, advanced storage, network configuration, system maintenance, web services, security, troubleshooting, and more. You also get access to online learning tools including electronic flashcards, chapter tests, practice exams, and a glossary of critical terms to help you solidify your understanding of upper-level Linux administration topics. The LPI-level 2 certification confirms your advanced Linux skill set, and the demand for qualified professionals continues to grow. This book gives you the conceptual guidance and hands-on practice you need to pass the exam with flying colors. * Understand all of the material for both LPIC-2 exams * Gain insight into real-world applications * Test your knowledge with chapter tests and practice exams * Access online study aids for more thorough preparation Organizations are flocking to the open-source Linux as an excellent, low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems like Microsoft Windows. As the Linux market share continues to climb, organizations are scrambling to find network and server administrators with expert Linux knowledge and highly practical skills. The LPI-level 2 certification makes you the professional they need, and LPIC-2 is your ideal guide to getting there.
  • BGYNG
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    Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Power Users: Advanced Capabilities and Techniques is for Mac OS X users who want to go beyond the obvious, the standard, and the easy. If want to dig deeper into Mac OS X and maximize your skills and productivity using the world's slickest and most elegant operating system, then this is the book for you. Written by Scott Granneman, an experienced teacher, developer, and consultant, Mac OS X for Power Users helps you push Mac OS X to the max, unveiling advanced techniques and options that you may have not known even existed. Create custom workflows and apps with Automator, run Windows programs and even Windows itself without dual-booting, and sync data on your hard drive, on your phone, and in the cloud-learn all of these techniques and more. This is not a book that talks down to you; Mac OS X for Power Users is an essential book for experienced Mac users who are smart enough to know there is more to be known, and are ready to become power users.
  • AJVXI
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    This book will help you understand the capabilities of Microsoft Hyper-V, architect a Hyper-V solution for your datacenter, plan a deployment/migration, and then manage it all using native tools and System Center. Coverage also includes hybrid cloud scenarios specifically with Windows Azure to complete the full virtualization piece of providing data both on premise and off premise. In addition, you will explore the Windows Azure capabilities for virtual machines and managing a hybrid cloud, including Windows Azure's Internet as a Service (IaaS) and storage capabilities, how seamless management is possible with PowerShell and System Center, plus how Azure Storage can play a part in a company's complete solution. Key topics covered include: virtualization fundamentals, network virtualization, storage configuration, Hyper-V management and maintenance, failover clustering and migration, Hyper-V replica and cloud orchestration, private cloud implementation, Azure IaaS, Azure storage, managing with PowerShell, Hyper-V decoding, and Windows Server 2012 R2 integration.
  • ARXHO
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    Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the new edition of this bestselling study guide covers the updated Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exams. RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide, 7th Edition is fully revised to cover the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and the corresponding RHCSA and RHCE certification exams. This new edition provides complete coverage of all official exam objectives for the new exams. An integrated study system based on proven pedagogy, this revised bestseller features special elements that reinforce and teach practical skills while preparing candidates for the exam. Each chapter includes step-by-step exercises, Exam Watch and On-the-Job sidebars, Two-Minute Drills, end-of-chapter self tests, and hands-on lab questions. Electronic content includes four complete lab-based practice exams to ensure you're ready to sit for the live exams. Complete coverage of all exam objectives and performance-based requirements related to the exams, including difficult lab-based scenarios Electronic content includes four complete lab-based practice exams, two for RHCSA and two for RHCE A proven study system for RHCSA and RHCE candidates
  • AJPXB
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    This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for Windows Server 2012 R2 - with a focus on infrastructure, core services, and security features. Coverage includes: * TCP/IP networking * Managing DHCP * DNS infrastructure and management * Implementing and managing DNS and WINS * Active Directory architecture, sites, replication, domain services * Read-only domain controllers * Managing users, groups, and computers * Managing Group Policy * Active Directory site administration * Deploying and managing print services
  • BSNEQ
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    Ready to make amazing games for the iPhone and iPad? With Apple's Swift programming language, it's never been easier. This updated cookbook provides detailed recipes for managing a wide range of common iOS game-development issues, ranging from 2D and 3D math, SpriteKit, and OpenGL to augmented reality with ARKit. You get simple, direct solutions to common problems found in iOS game programming. Need to figure out how to give objects physical motion, or want a refresher on gaming-related math problems? This book provides sample projects and straightforward answers. All you need to get started is some familiarity with iOS development in Swift.
  • BIOYF
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    Everything you need to know about Linux is in this book. Written by Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Robert Love, and Arnold Robbins -- people with years of active participation in the Linux community -- Linux in a Nutshell, Sixth Edition, thoroughly covers programming tools, system and network administration tools, the shell, editors, and LILO and GRUB boot loaders. This updated edition offers a tighter focus on Linux system essentials, as well as more coverage of new capabilities such as virtualization, wireless network management, and revision control with git. It also highlights the most important options for using the vast number of Linux commands. You'll find many helpful new tips and techniques in this reference, whether you're new to this operating system or have been using it for years. * Get the Linux commands for system administration and network management * Use hundreds of the most important shell commands available on Linux * Understand the Bash shell command-line interpreter * Search and process text with regular expressions * Manage your servers via virtualization with Xen and VMware * Use the Emacs text editor and development environment, as well as the vi, ex, and vim text-manipulation tools * Process text files with the sed editor and the gawk programming language * Manage source code with Subversion and git
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    With more than 600 security tools in its arsenal, the Kali Linux distribution can be overwhelming. Experienced and aspiring security professionals alike may find it challenging to select the most appropriate tool for conducting a given test. This practical book covers Kali's expansive security capabilities and helps you identify the tools you need to conduct a wide range of security tests and penetration tests. You'll also explore the vulnerabilities that make those tests necessary. Author Ric Messier takes you through the foundations of Kali Linux and explains methods for conducting tests on networks, web applications, wireless security, password vulnerability, and more. You'll discover different techniques for extending Kali tools and creating your own toolset. Learn tools for stress testing network stacks and applications Perform network reconnaissance to determine what's available to attackers Execute penetration tests using automated exploit tools such as Metasploit Use cracking tools to see if passwords meet complexity requirements Test wireless capabilities by injecting frames and cracking passwords Assess web application vulnerabilities with automated or proxy-based tools Create advanced attack techniques by extending Kali tools or developing your own Use Kali Linux to generate reports once testing is complete
  • BTHUF
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    Docker is rapidly changing the way organizations deploy software at scale. However, understanding how Linux containers fit into your workflow-and getting the integration details right-is not a trivial task. With the updated edition of this practical guide, you'll learn how to use Docker to package your applications with all of their dependencies and then test, ship, scale, and support your containers in production. This edition includes significant updates to the examples and explanations that reflect the substantial changes that have occurred over the past couple of years. Sean Kane and Karl Matthias have added a complete chapter on Docker Compose, deeper coverage of Docker Swarm mode, introductions to both Kubernetes and AWS Fargate, examples on how to optimize your Docker images, and much more. Learn how Docker simplifies dependency management and deployment workflow for your applications Start working with Docker images, containers, and command line tools Use practical techniques to deploy and test Docker containers in production Debug containers by understanding their composition and internal processes Deploy production containers at scale inside your data center or cloud environment Explore advanced Docker topics, including deployment tools, networking, orchestration, security, and configuration
  • AJNTZ
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    Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills - this Training Guide focuses on deploying and managing core infrastructure services in Windows Server 2012 R2. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices - and help maximize your performance on the job. This Microsoft Training Guide: * Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace * Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for deploying and managing core infrastructure services * Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-410 Topics include: * Preparing for Windows Server 2012 R2 * Deploying servers * Server remote management * New Windows PowerShell capabilities * Deploying domain controllers * Active Directory administration * Network administration * Advanced networking capabilities
  • AUEIT
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    Learn how to attack and defend the world s most popular web server platform Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend presents a detailed guide for experienced admins, aspiring hackers and other IT professionals seeking a more advanced understanding of Linux security. Written by a 20-year veteran of Linux server deployment this book provides the insight of experience along with highly practical instruction. The topics range from the theory of past, current, and future attacks, to the mitigation of a variety of online attacks, all the way to empowering you to perform numerous malicious attacks yourself (in the hope that you will learn how to defend against them). By increasing your understanding of a hacker s tools and mindset you're less likely to be confronted by the all-too-common reality faced by many admins these days: someone else has control of your systems. * Master hacking tools and launch sophisticated attacks: perform SQL injections, deploy multiple server exploits and crack complex passwords. * Defend systems and networks: make your servers invisible, be confident of your security with penetration testing and repel unwelcome attackers. * Increase your background knowledge of attacks on systems and networks and improve all-important practical skills required to secure any Linux server. The techniques presented apply to almost all Linux distributions including the many Debian and Red Hat derivatives and some other Unix-type systems. Further your career with this intriguing, deeply insightful, must-have technical book. Diverse, broadly-applicable and hands-on practical, Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend is an essential resource which will sit proudly on any techie's bookshelf.
  • AIRAR
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    Windows 8.1 has taken may of the rough edges off of Windows 8. Between Windows 8 and 8.1, Microsoft extensively revised the preinstalled Windows 8 apps, updated the Windows Store, improved Skydrive integration, and took user criticism to heart in making the transition between "Modern" apps and Desktop apps less disruptive. In addition, many more management tasks are accomplished in the new "PC Settings" user interface, rather than the traditional Control Panel, and we show users how and when (and when not to) take advantage of this. Whether you have a traditional PC or a souped-up tablet with a touch screen, Windows 8.1 In Depth is just the guide you need to get through the learning curve and become a Windows 8.1 Pro. The authors of Windows 8.1 In Depth have scaled the steepest part of the learning curve for you, and give you great guidance from the first page to the last, from your first hour with Windows 8.1, to long-term management and maintenance tasks. This book is a reference with a great number of step-by-step procedures that take a Windows user through even the most complex configuration and management tasks. The book starts with an overview of what makes Windows 8.1 so different from previous versions of Windows, takes the reader on a guided tour of the most important interface changes and offers a bunch of critical tips and tricks, then delves into more advanced configuration and maintenance tasks. The later chapters of the book are usually seen as reference material, to be used when those hard-to-understand management tasks come up in the future. Covering all the new features between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 In Depth is the only book you'll need.
  • AQPLZ
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    Docker containers hold the promise of breaking down barriers between development and operations, avoiding platform lock-in and easing installation and configuration of common components. This practical book will take you through the fundamentals of Docker, explaining common idioms and pointing out potential pitfalls. It guides you through the creation and deployment of a simple webapp, showing how Docker can be used at all stages, including development, testing and deployment. Other topics in this book include using Docker to provide a microservices architecture, how to best do service discovery, and how to bundle applications using Docker. You'll also get an overview of the large ecosystem that has sprung up around Docker, including the various PaaS offerings and configuration tools.
  • AZOCT
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    Windows Server 2016 Inside Out covers everything you need to know about Microsoft's most recent server operating system. From traditional features such as DNS, DHCP and Active Directory, through to new features such as Containers, Shielded VMs, and Nano Server. You'll learn about traditional methods of server administration, as well as newer techniques such as configuration management through desired state configuration and Chef. Aimed at the experienced Windows Server IT Operations administrator, this book teaches you how to deploy and best use Windows Server 2016 in the office, the data center and in the Cloud.
  • AGRJX
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    Write software that makes the most effective use of the Linux system, including the kernel and core system libraries. The majority of both Unix and Linux code is still written at the system level, and this book helps you focus on everything above the kernel, where applications such as Apache, bash, cp, vim, Emacs, gcc, gdb, glibc, ls, mv, and X exist. Written primarily for engineers looking to program at the low level, this updated edition of Linux System Programming gives you an understanding of core internals that makes for better code, no matter where it appears in the stack. You'll take an in-depth look at Linux from both a theoretical and an applied perspective over a wide range of programming topics, including: An overview of Linux, the kernel, the C library, and the C compiler Reading from and writing to files, along with other basic file I/O operations, including how the Linux kernel implements and manages file I/O Buffer size management, including the Standard I/O library Advanced I/O interfaces, memory mappings, and optimization techniques The family of system calls for basic process management Advanced process management, including real-time processes File and directories-creating, moving, copying, deleting, and managing them Memory management - interfaces for allocating memory, managing the memory you have, and optimizing your memory access Signals and their role on a Unix system, plus basic and advanced signal interfaces Time, sleeping, and clock management, starting with the basics and continuing through POSIX clocks and high resolution timers
  • BJTKP
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    The Perfect Reference for the Multitasked SysAdminThe Microsoft Windows Vista operating system offers several changes and improvements over its predecessors. It not only brings a new and redesigned interface, but also improves on many administrative utilities and management consoles. It also enhances the system's reliability, performance, and problem-solving tools. As administrators, Vista will sometimes look like its predecessor, Windows XP, and at other times, look like an all-new operating system. How to Cheat will help you get Vista up and running as quickly and safely as possible and provide you with a solid idea of all the important changes and improvements the new Microsoft Vista OS has to offer.In the book you will:* Automate Windows Vista InstallationSee how Windows installations can be automated for large-scale deployments using the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK).* Install and Maintain DevicesWindows Vista contains device drivers for hundreds of PnP devices, and the Device Manager snap-in is the main utility on a local computer for managing them.* Customize Appearances, Taskbars, and ToolbarsSee how to use a personalization page, use the taskbar, and customize desktop themes.* Manage File System Formats, Partitions, and VolumesLearn how Windows Vista supports basic and dynamic volumes and two partition styles: MBR and GPT.* Increase File System PerformanceLearn how using tools such as disk defragging, cluster size adjustment, removing short filename support, and compression can help with performance.* Administer via RemoteRemote Desktop and Windows Firewall can help administrators perform administrative tasks on remote computers.* Managing ServicesThe Services utility allows you to view the status of services, as well as to disable nonessential services.* Configure TCP/IP in VistaSee how to configure TCP/IP (both IPv4 and IPv6) via the user interface or via the netsh command.* See What's New with Wireless in VistaUnderstand wireless security and learn how to install a wireless network.* Optimize Windows Startup, the Hard Disk, and MoreOptimize memory, applications, and the network connection, and see how to monitor performance.Contents IncludeIntroducing and Installing Microsoft VistaInstalling and Maintaining Hardware Devices and DriversCustomizing Desktop PropertiesManaging File Systems and DisksGeneral Administration TasksManaging Local Networking EssentialsManaging the Wireless World and Its SecurityManaging Security EssentialsSecuring User AccessTuning for Better Performance Troubleshooting