Configuring Windows 10 Devices: Configure Storage

From local disks to cloud storage, everything you need to configure, secure, and manage storage in Windows 10 systems.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 7, 2018
Duration
4h 21m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Local Storage: Disks and Disk Pools
Network Storage (DFS)
Managing Issues with OneDrive Storage
Resolving NTFS and Share Permissions
Resolving Dynamic Access Control Issues
Configuring the Encrypting File System
Managing BitLocker
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 7, 2018
Duration
4h 21m
Description

This is the third in a series of nine courses to completely prepare for the 70-697 certification exam. In this course, Configuring Windows 10 Devices: Configure Storage, you will learn all aspects of Windows 10 storage in the enterprise environment. First, you will explore local storage, focusing on the new Storage Spaces feature and how to restructure local storage via DFS namespaces and replication. Next, you will learn about Cloud storage, in the form of OneDrive and its integration with the Windows 10 GUI, along with Dynamic Access Control. Finally, you will examine two flavors of encryption: EFS and BitLocker. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of one of the main objective areas in the 70-697 certification exam.

About the author
About the author

Glenn is President of Independent Software Inc., a Denver IT consultancy. He has been teaching advanced computer seminars around the world since 1988. He developed official Server 2008 courseware for Microsoft. Glenn has written 18 commercial books for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, IDG and Sybex. He is also a sought-after expert witness.

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Mark is a former electronic design technologist turned Microsoft and IBM SoftLayer cloud geek. Mark has created many instructor led, e-learning, and self-paced courses over the last 15 years from Active Directory to Group Policy and enjoys training and sharing information to help people understand technology. He is also an avid musician and composer.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello. It's Mark Wilkins, coauthor of Configuring Storage. Now be honest, you don't have enough storage, that's a fact. On your phone, on your tablet, in the cloud, we keep using storage. So you need a plan. How can you ensure your local storage, your network storage, your cloud storage, and what about permissions and access control, and maybe I should just encrypt everything. If these are topics you have concerns about, this is the class for you. We take a look at local and network storage using storage spaces, we take a look at the distributed file system, we look at cloud storage with OneDrive, and then we put a layer of icing on top, the icing of NTFS permissions, access control, and encryption. So let's dive into the class and become an expert on the storage options for Windows 10.

Configuring the Encrypting File System
In this module we're going to take a look at configuring the Encrypting File System, part of the security components of a Windows 10 computer. My name is Mark Wilkins, and I'll be guiding you through this topic, taking a look at the features and what you might want to consider doing with the Encrypting File System, so let's take a look at our topics. First topic, what EFS does and what it does not do, some of the scenarios for using EFS, the cryptography of EFS, or what's going on below the hood, and then using a command line tool called cipher, which can be pretty handy if you're trying to figure out is there encrypted files on this system, and how would I know that? Then we'll take a look at creating a Data Recovery Agent so you can be the hero and recover encrypted files when there's issues. And then we'll do a bit of a wrap-up. If you're wondering what is in it for you, well, you really need to know how encryption works. It's in use in the cloud, it's in use in a lot of different scenarios, and understanding that all users can encrypt files by default on a Windows 10 box means maybe you don't want them to do that. Maybe you'll run into issues and discover you have encrypted files and the user has left the building, so maybe you'd want to know how to disable encryption, and maybe you'd want to be the hero and recover those encrypted files. Pretty important that you know about some of these technologies which are enabled and may be working in your organization even if you don't realize it, so let's get going.

Managing BitLocker
Hello there, Mark Wilkins checking in, how are you doing today? In this module, we're going to take a look at BitLocker and how to manage it. The topics in this module, we'll start off with an overview of BitLocker if you're not familiar with the technology. We'll then take a look at how I can deploy it. Do I need a TPM chip, USB, do I want to enter a pin? What level of security am I looking for? Then we'll take a look at how we manage it, and management is through Group Policy. We'll also take a look at BitLocker To Go, BitLocker To Go on removable media, we'll look at recovery agents, and then we'll take a look at Microsoft BitLocker administration and monitoring. And then we'll do a bit of a wrap-up. But you may be thinking, Mark, what's in this module for me? And I can tell you, BitLocker is pretty darn good. It works fairly well without buying additional software, and you're going to see it in some interesting locations such as Azure. If you wanted to ship a drive to Azure, it would be encrypted with BitLocker. If you use EFS, you should use BitLocker, because BitLocker turns itself off after the boot. EFS ensures your files are encrypted. And finally, all your Windows laptops should be protected with BitLocker. It protects against laptop theft, and who wants that?