Installing and Configuring Windows 10


Installing and Configuring Windows 10

Authors: Glenn Weadock, Andrew Bettany

Windows 10 addresses many of the concerns users had with Windows 8, while delivering the stability of Windows 7 and substantially improved security. This learning track covers the... Read more

What you will learn:

  • Install Windows 10 via migration and clean install or in-place upgrade
  • Set up multiboot configurations
  • Configure devices and device drivers
  • Customize the user interface, including Start, search, Edge, IE, and Hyper-V
  • Administer Windows with the ICD and Group Policy
  • Activate Windows
  • Set up networking including IPv4/IPv6, name resolution, wireless and VPN
  • Configure disks, volumes, and Storage Spaces
  • Implement security for shared folders, including NTFS and share permissions
  • Deploy Dynamic Access Control conditions
  • Configure OneDrive sharing
  • Deploy desktop applications and Universal apps
  • Set up Remote Desktop, Remote Assistance, and PowerShell remoting
  • Configure User Account Control
  • Fine-tune Windows updates
  • Recover damaged systems with a recovery drive or restore point
  • Recover deleted files with File History
  • Perform an image backup and bare-metal restore
  • Set up biometric authentication
  • Provide app and file share access for non-domain devices using Device Registration
  • Set up Credential Guard to block users from running non-approved programs
  • Automate administrative tasks with PowerShell and the PowerShell ISE
  • Optimize Windows services


Familiarity with any recent version of Windows (Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1) is suggested, either at home or at work. Some experience with the command prompt and PowerShell will be helpful.

Installing and Configuring Windows 10 (70-698)

This path prepares learners for the 70-698 exam, which counts towards the Windows 10 MCSA certification.

Introduction to Installing and Configuring Windows 10 and Configuring Windows Devices

by Glenn Weadock

Aug 15, 2017 / 30m


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Microsoft's outlines for Windows 10 certification cover two learning tracks: the 70-698 track titled, Installing and Configuring Windows 10, and the 70-697 track titled, Configuring Windows 10 Devices. In this mini-course, Introduction to Installing and Configuring Windows 10 and Configuring Windows Devices, you'll be guided through both tracks and synopses of the courses. First, you'll explore how the two areas overlap. Then, you'll learn where the two learning tracks differ in terms of both content and emphasis. Finally, you'll cover study recommendations for both IT administrators and exam candidates. By the end of this mini-course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to efficiently install and configure Windows 10 and Windows devices.

Table of contents
  1. The 70-698 Series Outline
  2. The 70-697 Series Outline
  3. Areas of Difference and Overlap
  4. Study Strategy

Installing and Configuring Windows 10

by Andrew Bettany

Oct 4, 2018 / 1h 43m

1h 43m

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One of the most popular client operating systems ever from Microsoft, Windows 10, is offered in multiple editions and installation options. In this course, Installing and Configuring Windows 10, you will learn how to select the correct Windows 10 edition, locate and create offline installation media, and understand the various deployment methods so that you can install just a few or thousands of devices. First, you will learn everything you need to know about preparing your Windows 10 install. Next, you will explore how to upgrade or migrate from an older version of Windows, to Windows 10 and perform a clean install. Finally, you will discover how to multi-boot Windows 10 with other clients. When you have finished this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to install the most appropriate Windows 10 edition, using a variety of installation methods.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction and Setting up Your Lab
  3. Preparing to Install Windows 10
  4. Migrating to Windows 10 from an Earlier Version of Windows
  5. Creating Windows 10 Installation Media
  6. Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 10
  7. Upgrading to Windows 10
  8. Configuring Windows to Multiboot

Implementing Windows 10

by Glenn Weadock

Oct 4, 2018 / 2h 52m

2h 52m

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Implementing Windows 10 in an enterprise involves a great deal of post-installation setup. In this course, Implementing Windows 10, you'll learn about the devices and device drivers that require setup, testing, and troubleshooting so Windows can function correctly and reliably. First, you'll learn to use the Settings applet, Control Panel, and PowerShell. Next, you'll explore how these bring a consistent and productive design to the user experience: start menu and screen, desktop, taskbar, Cortana, Edge, IE, and Client Hyper-V. Finally, you'll discover enterprise administration tools for managing activation, Group Policy, User Account Control, and device provisioning. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a foundational knowledge of Windows 10 settings that will help you to implement Windows 10 successfully after deployment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Implementing Device Drivers
  3. Configuring the User Experience
  4. Configuring the Administrator Experience

Configuring Windows 10 Core Services

by Glenn Weadock

Oct 4, 2018 / 3h 17m

3h 17m

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Turning Windows 10 into a productivity powerhouse means setting up core services to facilitate useful work. In this course, Configuring Windows 10 Core Services, you will learn foundation knowledge of Windows core services and how to manage them. First, you'll discover how to set up data storage and protect that storage with permissions and access conditions. Next, you'll learn about deploying and configuring applications, both modern and traditional, in terms of startup, storage, and performance. Finally, you'll explore the basics of network configuration for both local and external connections, including IP configuration and name resolution. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to manage Windows 10 over a network. After deployment and implementation, configuring core services lets you put Windows 10 to work.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Configuring Core Networking
  3. Configuring Physical Storage
  4. Configuring Data Access
  5. Configuring Applications
  6. Configuring Remote Access

Managing and Maintaining Windows 10

by Glenn Weadock

Oct 4, 2018 / 3h 18m

3h 18m

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Windows 10 doesn't manage itself. In this course, Managing and Maintaining Windows 10, you'll discover how to configure servicing branches and updates using the new Windows-as-a-Service model. First, you'll learn to troubleshoot performance problems with both real-time and extended monitoring. You'll keep tabs on printers and on antimalware protection, too. Next, you will explore recovering damaged systems, from files and drivers through the Registry and the whole operating system. You'll use new features like Windows Hello and Credential Guard to keep Windows 10 accounts secure in the domain and in the cloud. Finally, you'll learn how to set up services, scheduled tasks, and PowerShell scripts to make maintenance as automatic as possible. After you're finished with this course, you'll know how working with deployment, implementation, and configuring core services, managing and maintaining Windows 10 keeps your Microsoft network spinning reliably on its axis.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Configuring Updates
  3. Monitoring Events and Performance
  4. Recovering Broken Systems
  5. Securing Logons
  6. Automating Maintenance