The Configure System and Data Recovery module provides you with the instructions and devices to develop your hands-on skills in the following topics.

  • Configuring restore points
  • Enabling File History
  • Managing File History
  • Backup Windows using WBAdmin and System Image Restore

Exam Objectives

The following objectives are covered in this lab.

  • Know how to create a restore point and restore from a system restore point
  • Learn how to set up a file for File History
  • Find out how to restore files from Windows 10's File History
  • How to create backup with WBAdmin
  • Restore Windows system image backup

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 55 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Configuring Restore Points

System restore monitors the changes on a computer. It is not enabled by default in Windows 10. You can create a restore point and save the last state of the computer. If you want to undo a change that has been made or revert to the last state when the computer was working properly, you can use the saved restore point.

In this exercise, you will learn to create a restore point, install an application such as 7-Zip, and restore from restore points.

Exercise 2 - Enabling File History

The File History feature was introduced in Windows 8 operating system. This feature in Windows 10 enables you to back up your data onto a local or network drive. The backup process is a background activity in Windows 10. Your data is safe in the event of a system failure or accidental modifications. You can recover the deleted or updated data from the data backup.

In this exercise, you will learn to work with File History.

Exercise 3 - Managing File History

You can restore files from the backup using File History.

In this exercise, you will learn to manage File History.

Exercise 4 - Backup Windows using WBAdmin and System Image Restore

Windows 10 provides a command-line tool known as WBadmin to perform data backup. Using this tool, you can create, configure, and restore backup tasks.

In this exercise, you will learn to work with WBadmin and how to perform a system image restore.

To be able to complete the required tasks in this lab, you will be assigned a computer called PLABHYPERV. This is a Hyper-V host that contains a guest virtual machine running Windows 10 called PLABWIN101. By using the guest virtual machine, this will allow you to view the pre-boot process when you restart Windows.

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