Configuring Windows 10 Devices: Manage Updates and Recovery

This course is part of the Configuring Windows 10 Devices series and focuses on managing updates and recovery. Topics include: using Windows update services, configuring and managing operating system recovery, and configuring file recovery services.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 7, 2018
Duration
2h 45m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 7, 2018
Duration
2h 45m
Description

This course deals with the configuration and management of Windows updates and recovery services for Windows 10 enterprise clients. In this course, Configuring Windows 10 Devices: Manage Updates and Recovery, you will gain the ability to configure updates for both standalone and domain-based Windows 10 systems including operating system updates, device driver updates, update rollbacks, and Windows defender. First, you'll learn about configuring system recovery including the available Windows 10 recovery options for proper system restore, including advanced startup, device driver rollback, using system restore, and restarting with a system image. Next, you'll explore the set up and management of backup and restore using file history and previous versions. Finally, you'll discover system stability, which includes monitoring events by setting up subscription services with the event viewer, troubleshooting using the reliability monitor, performance monitor data collector sets, and the use of the resource monitor, system configuration, and system information utilities. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Windows 10 devices needed to manage updates and recovery. This course also maps to the Microsoft 70-697 exam objectives.

About the author
About the author

Glenn is President of Independent Software Inc., a Denver IT consultancy. He has been teaching advanced computer seminars around the world since 1988. He developed official Server 2008 courseware for Microsoft. Glenn has written 18 commercial books for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, IDG and Sybex. He is also a sought-after expert witness.

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Mark is a former electronic design technologist turned Microsoft and IBM SoftLayer cloud geek. Mark has created many instructor led, e-learning, and self-paced courses over the last 15 years from Active Directory to Group Policy and enjoys training and sharing information to help people understand technology. He is also an avid musician and composer.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi there, it's Mark Wilkins, co-author of Managing Device Updates. Let's paint the picture. You've got many Windows 10 computer systems, and you have to keep on top of managing updates, controlling applications from the Windows store, recovering systems, recovering files, and troubleshooting system problems. If that sounds like fun, well I'm sorry, it doesn't sound like fun, but if that sounds like your job, then this class is just for you. And the good news is you have to accept updates from Microsoft. Wait a minute, that's not good news, but it is reality. In all seriousness, managing Windows store applications, making your systems as stable as possible, being a hero because you set up file recovery, backing up files in the background, and using the built-in suite of system utilities, becoming an expert on Windows 10, that sounds like a pretty good deal. So what are you waiting for? Let's get into class, and become an expert. Done.

Configure File Recovery
Well, hello there, Mark Wilkins checking in. Welcome to Configure File Recovery. This module is looking at Windows 10 Enterprise systems, and what we can do to ensure that our important files are always able to be restored or recovered, and we're going to focus on the members of Globomantics, the mobile members, and looking at what tools do they have available for supporting file recovery. Let's get going. Topics in this module, we'll start with File History, then we'll look at customizing the defaults for File History, then we'll take a look at the Back and Restore Tool, and the System Repair Disk. These tools have been around for awhile, and they're actually named Windows 7 tools, but they still can be valuable. We'll then take a look at previous versions, and how that differs from previous versions of Windows, and then we'll do a bit of a wrap up. Now you might wonder what's in it for you. How about never losing the user files again, that'd be pretty good. How about customizing the user files to go to a network location, perhaps that might be better. Know what you don't like this at all, and just want to turn it off, that might be the option. And how about saving the user backups as a virtual hard drive to get later? How about using the system disk to boot any system, that could be pretty handy. And of course amaze your family and friends, that's why you're taking this class, right? Oh, right, no wait, it's a corporate deal. Well anyway, on to File History.

Managing System Stability
Well, welcome to Managing System Stability, probably the most important thing we do with a Windows 10 system. We want to keep it running. Hi, I'm Mark Wilkins, and I'll be your guide through this pretty interesting chapter. Let's look at our topics, and the topics we will cover. Alright, Monitoring Events, knowing what's going on with the event logs can be really helpful in drilling down and solving a problem. How about Reliability Monitor? Reliability Monitor gives you that quick view as to what the person sitting in front of the computer just did. Then we'll look at data collector sets. Data collector sets help us make Performance Monitor useful. Resource Monitor expands Task Manager. And then a couple of older tools that could be handy, depending on your troubleshooting style, System Configuration or System Information. And then we'll do a bit of a wrap up. Some of the topics that could be of interest to you in your job if you're a support professional are the monitoring aspect, and you don't know what's going on if you don't monitor, and there's lots of options available to tell you what's going on with Windows 10 that you should get a handle on, and you have exactly the same tools on the server products. Reliability Monitor, it can probably keep your help desk from going out of their mind trying to solve problems, because Reliability Monitor can have them pinpoint the problem pretty quickly. I can go deeper with Data Collector Sets. Data Collector Sets, it makes Performance Monitor useful for clients, and it hasn't been really until Data Collector Sets came out. Resource Monitor, dig deeper, Task Manager, but a lot more detail. Any system detail you want to get, networking, performance, RAM usage, pretty handy tool. Let's dig in, and see how we can support our clients.