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Title: Windows Vista


1
Windows Vista
  • A Whistle-Stop Tour for ITSS
  • Wednesday 8th November 2006
  • Tony Brett
  • Head of IT Support Staff Services
  • Oxford University Computing Services

2
Disclaimer and Warning
  • Opinions are my own and not necessarily those of
    OUCS or the University of Oxford
  • I am in no way endorsing this or any other
    product in this presentation
  • You must interpret my comments yourself
  • DO NOT USE A RELEASE CANDIDATE IN A PRODUCTION
    ENVIRONMENT!

3
Agenda
  • Product Lineup
  • System requirements
  • Installation
  • Networking
  • Wired, Wireless, File sharing, VPN
  • Printing
  • Software
  • IE7
  • Anti-virus
  • HFS
  • Major changes
  • Activation and licensing (Bridget Lewis)

4
Product Lineup - Versions
  • Vista Business
  • Vista Enterprise
  • more security and hardware encryption
  • UNIX subsystem for UNIX apps (SUA)
  • Vista Home Basic
  • Doesnt include Aero
  • Less searching
  • No DVD burning
  • No Tablet Support
  • Vista Home Premium
  • Vista Ultimate
  • Has everything in all the others
  • Top of the range
  • All available in 32- or 64-bit editions

http//www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/edi
tions/default.mspx
5
System Requirements
  • Basic
  • Modern 800MHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • DirectX 9 Graphics
  • Premium ready
  • 1 GHz x86 or x64 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • DirectX 9, WDDM, 128 MB graphics RAM, Pixel
    Shader 2.0, 32 bits per pixel
  • DVD-ROM
  • Audio
  • Internet Access

6
Installation
  • http//www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/
  • Using RC1
  • Register to download and receive licence key
  • Burn DVD from Microsoft ISO file
  • Dell Laptop
  • I used Celeron 2.2GHz, 768MB RAM
  • Display driver installed without intervention
    once encouraged
  • Also used new HP machine meeting Premium Ready
    spec.
  • 3.2GHz Pentium Core Duo. 1GB RAM
  • All installed automatically
  • Install used about 7GB on machines I used
  • Note Startup Repair Tool

7
Windows Update
  • Updates available for RC1!
  • Now part of Control Panel

8
User Account Control
  • Provides some security when making system changes
  • Eg installing/uninstalling software
  • Asks non-admins for Administrator Password
  • Beware Administrator Password not set on
    initial install

9
Networking
  • Network and Sharing Center (sic)

10
Wired networking
  • From network and sharing center
  • Choose manage network connections
  • Right-click items for properties

11
Wireless Networking
  • Also from network and sharing center

12
Wireless Networking
  • How to connect
  • Vista has drivers for USB and PCMCIA Adapters
    from OUCS shop

13
File Sharing
  • Similar to XP Pro
  • Changed Use simple file sharing

14
VPN
  • Latest version is 4.8.01.0300 for XP and below
    (not 98).
  • But it does not work with Vista
  • 4.8.01.0590-k9-BETA
  • provided as-is and unsupported for testing on
    Vista RCs
  • recommended that this client only be used for
    testing purposes in a lab environment
  • Known Issues
  • unable to enable logging subsystem when firewall
    is enabled
  • VPN Client does not support Start Before Logon
  • unable to install client under uac in vista 5384.
    (Workaround Run setup from vpnclient_setup.exe)
  • UN-Install warns that VPN Service still running
  • Logging windows does not display log until the
    log file is touched.

15
Printing
  • Via Connect to or Control Panel

16
Printing
  • But of course we treat TCP/IP printers using LPR
    as local printers, just like in XP
  • Vista has lots of drivers built-in
  • HP Universal Printing Driver appears not to work
    at the moment
  • Crashes Explorer
  • Standard HP drivers seem OK
  • Not HP Printing System though

17
Software
  • IE7 comes as standard
  • Note no support from Oracle yet
  • For OSS and Financials
  • Firefox 2.0 appears to be OK
  • No TSM backup client support yet
  • There is a beta client scheduled for November
  • OUCS will test it
  • Client is scheduled GA for end of January 2007.
  • Only some AV products currently available for
    Vista
  • http//go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId69433
  • Microsoft is offering Windows Live OneCare
  • There are others including F-Secure and AVG

18
Sophos
  • Will provide support for Vista with Sophos
    Anti-Virus v 6.5.
  • When released, Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows
    2000/XP/2003/Vista, version 6.5, will be updated
    automatically from the current version 6.0.x. No
    action needed.
  • Plan is to release Sophos Anti-Virus, version 6.5
    within a couple of weeks of the official release
    of Vista, which Microsoft plan for November 2006.
    The Vista release date may change, subject to
    code changes and extensions made by Microsoft.
  • Support for Vista planned in the next major
    versions of Enterprise Console, Sophos Control
    Center and Sophos Client Firewall.
  • No support for Vista in the current versions of
    Enterprise Console, Sophos Control Center and
    Sophos Client Firewall on Vista.

http//www.sophos.com/support/knowledgebase/articl
e/6071.html
19
Major Changes
  • Taskbar /Start Menu
  • No huge changes but look and feel a bit different
  • Similar customisations
  • Adds window previews
  • Run has moved into accessories

20
Parental Controls
  • Control of
  • Websites
  • Use times
  • Game ratings
  • Specific Programs

21
Computer Management
  • Much richer tools
  • Especially disk management and event viewer

22
Windows Aero
  • 3D effects
  • Transparent Windows
  • Easy Windows key Tab app switching
  • Requires a reasonable spec machine
  • Spec measured by Windows Experience Index
  • Our PC Scores 3

23
Programs and Features
  • Replaces Add/Remove Programs
  • Allows viewing of updates
  • Access to digital locker and Marketplace
  • Control Windows features

24
Windows Mail
  • Direct descendant of Outlook Express 6
  • Reads NNTP news
  • Good junk mail features
  • Protects from Phishing
  • Windows Calendar

25
Default Programs
  • Allows modifications to
  • File associations, Autoplay, Default Programs

26
Windows Sidebar
  • This is similar to Mac OS X Dashboard
  • Gadgets rather than Widgets
  • Good for watching RSS feeds
  • Many widgets available

27
Windows Explorer
  • Looks more like OS X
  • File overwrite now offers to rename

28
Snipping Tool
  • Alt-PrintScreen on Acid!
  • Allows Screen, Window, Rectangle or Freeform
    image-grabbing

29
Sync Center
  • No time to play with this yet anyone?

30
Licensing and Activation
  • Over to Bridget
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