Chapter 14: Supporting WindowsVista

Chapter 14: Supporting Windows Vista


Supporting Microsoft Windows Vista is significantly different from supporting earlier versions of Microsoft Windows. The many new and enhanced features in Windows Vista fundamentally change the way common support tasks are performed and also provide entirely new ways of performing management and maintenance tasks. This chapter looks at what’s changed in terms of support and how these changes impact support staff and administrators. You’ll learn about:

  • Centrally managing computer configuration.

  • Diagnosing and resolving problems.

  • Updating computers running Windows Vista.

  • Improving system stability and recovery.

  • Using the new and enhanced management tools.


    This book was written using the Windows Vista Beta to provide an early introduction to the operating system. More so than any other area of Windows Vista, the security features discussed in this book are subject to change. Some of the features might not be included in the final product, and some of the features might be changed substantially.