Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Manage Applications Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Manage Windows SmartScreen
  • Exercise 2 - Manage Legacy Applications
  • Exercise 3 - Resolve Application Compatibility Issues

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Verify SmartScreen settings for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer
  • Learn how to install a Windows feature to ensure compatibility with legacy applications
  • Fix application compatibility with the use Compatibility Administrator

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Managing applications
  • Configure applications, understand local vs. Network applications; configure desktop applications; configure Windows features; configure Windows SmartScreen

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 60 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Manage Windows SmartScreen

Microsoft has greatly enhanced the capabilities of its anti-malware application called Windows Defender. Starting with Windows 10, Windows Defender includes SmartScreen that helps protect your staff members if they try to visit sites previously reported as phishing or malware website, or if an employee tries to download potentially malicious files. Windows Defender likewise provides comprehensive security for your computer from unknown apps, malware and includes an integrated firewall and network protection.

In this exercise, you will learn how to enable and manage Window SmartScreen using the Windows Defender Security Center and Internet Explorer.

Exercise 2 - Manage Legacy Applications

Shims are fixes that address compatibility issues between applications and Windows OS. Application developers and software vendors develop shims using various toolkits provided by Windows OS.

In the previous exercise, the Stock Viewer application was executed with some bugs about requirement of administrator rights and the inability to update the kernel.

For this exercise, you will create the fixes to resolve the bugs that you encountered with the Stock Viewer application run on Windows.

Exercise 3 - Resolve Application Compatibility Issues

The Windows Asssessment and Deployment Kit (WADK) is a compilation of tools designed to ease deployment of Windows 10 in a corporate network. One of tools included in WADK is the Application Compatibiity Toolkit (ACT). ACT can help in resolving application compatibility issues faced by older, legacy applications when run in the latest operating systems.

ACT support the creation of fixes or shims. Shims are application fixes that address compatibility issues between programs and Windows. Application developers and software vendors develop shims using various toolkits provided by Windows OS.

In the previous exercise, the Stock Viewer application was executed with some bugs about the requirement of administrator rights and the inability to update the kernel.

For this exercise, you will create the fixes to resolve the issues that you encountered with the Stock Viewer application run on Windows.

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