Microsoft Windows 10 MD-100 Configuring Mobility Settings

April 22, 2019 at 11:46 pm

Windows 10 MD-100

This is a sample Nugget from the Windows 10 MD-100 training course at CBT Nuggets!

Here is the link to that course: https://www.cbtnuggets.com/certificat…

This Nugget demonstrates how to configure the mobility settings for mobile Windows 10 devices. It is always great to customize options like Power Settings when it comes to your mobile devices in the interest of battery life preservation.

In this video, you watch as Anthony Sequeira of CBT Nuggets guides you through the shortcuts to mobility settings in the Windows 10 world.

You should note that CBT Nugget subscribers have access to a Hands-On Lab environment for practicing the configuration settings shown. As always, this lab environment includes a full Windows 10 virtual machine. Feel free to use the VM to test other configuration options in the Windows 10 operating system.

All Windows 10 MD-100 Nuggets Are Done!!!

April 8, 2019 at 10:01 pm

MD-100

The fifth and final part of MD-100 Microsoft Windows 10 has hit the CBT Nuggets site.

Here is the complete rundown of sections and Nuggets for you to enjoy!

Microsoft Windows 10: Deploying Devices

  1. Windows 10 Editions and Versions
  2. Performing a Clean Installation
  3. Windows 10 Upgrade Paths
  4. Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)
  5. Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  6. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
  7. Configuring Language Packs
  8. User Profiles
  9. Deleting a User Profile
  10. User Profile Types
  11. Installing the User State Migration Tool
  12. Using the User State Migration Tool
  13. Troubleshooting Activation Issues
  14. Edge Browser
  15. Internet Explorer
  16. Configuring Mobility Settings
  17. Configuring Sign-In Options
  18. Customizing the Windows Desktop

Microsoft Windows 10: Connecting Devices

  1. Configuring Client IP Settings
  2. Configuring Mobile Networking
  3. Configuring the VPN Client
  4. Troubleshooting Networking
  5. Configuring WiFi Profiles
  6. Configuring Remote Assistance and Quick Assist
  7. Configuring Remote Desktop Access
  8. Enabling PowerShell Remoting

Microsoft Windows 10: Managing Devices

  1. Managing Local Users
  2. Managing Local Groups
  3. Managing Local Devices
  4. Configuring NTFS Permissions
  5. Configuring Shared Permissions
  6. Local Group Policy
  7. Troubleshooting Local Group Policy
  8. Local Registry
  9. Configuring User Account Control (UAC)
  10. Configuring Windows Defender Firewall
  11. Implementing EFS
  12. Implementing BitLocker

Microsoft Windows 10: Maintaining Devices

  1. Performing File Recovery
  2. Recovering Windows 10
  3. Troubleshooting the Boot and Startup Process
  4. Selecting a Servicing Channel
  5. Checking for Windows 10 Updates
  6. Validating and Testing Windows 10 Updates
  7. Troubleshooting Windows 10 Updates
  8. Configuring and Analyzing Event Logs
  9. Auditing Object Access
  10. Key Windows 10 Performance Factors
  11. Managing Windows 10 Performance
  12. Managing Windows 10 Environment Variables

Microsoft Windows 10: Advanced Topics

  1. Windows 10 Upgrades
  2. Understanding Active Directory (AD)
  3. Reviewing Deployment Tools
  4. Introducing Cloud Services
  5. OneDrive for Business
  6. Advanced Permissions Topics
  7. Using BitLocker from the Command Line
  8. Group Rights
  9. Using Windows 10 Proxy Services
  10. Delivery Optimization for Windows 10 Updates
  11. Advanced Remoting Configurations
  12. Forwarding Events
  13. Service ‘Run As’ Settings
  14. User-Based GPOs

Understanding the Windows 10 Boot Process

March 22, 2019 at 9:53 am

Windows 10 Boot Process

In order to properly troubleshoot Windows 10 startup problems (as you are required to do in exam MD-100 from Microsoft), it is critical that you understand the various phases of the boot process and the components involved. This post provides that information below:

Phase 1 – Preboot

In this phase, the PC’s firmware is in charge and initiates a POST and loads the firmware settings. Once all this works (hopefully), the system identifies a valid system disk and reads the MBR. The system then starts the Windows Boot Manager. This is located here: %SystemDrive%\bootmgr

Phase 2 – Windows Boot Manager

It is the job of the Windows Boot Manager to find and start the Windows loader (Winload.exe). This is located on the Windows boot partition – %SystemRoot%\system32\winload.exe

Phase 3 – Windows Operating System Loader

In this phase, essential drivers required to start the Windows kernel are loaded and the kernel starts to run. The key file here is %SystemRoot%\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

Phase 4 – Windows NT OS Kernel

The kernel loads the system registry hive into memory and loads the drivers that are marked as BOOT_START. The kernel then passes control to the session manager process (Smss.exe).

You can identify the phase you are in visually by what your computer is displaying and the LEDs that are on the system. I will follow up with additional posts on this subject so that you can easily tell what phase you are stuck at – and what you can do to fix things.

Thanks for reading, and be sure to check out my new MD-100 Windows 10 training at CBT Nuggets!