Whether for personal or professional use, Windows users are responsible for managing and protecting their data. In this course, Configuring Windows 10 Devices: Manage Data Access and Protection, you will gain the ability to deal with all aspects of Windows 10 data access and protection in the enterprise environment. First, you will learn the concepts of configuring shared folder permissions using the File Explorer, PowerShell, and NET commands. Next, you will explore the deployment and management of HomeGroups, including managing HomeGroup sharing, and streaming. Finally, you will discover the configuration and setup of disk quotas, both local and network-based, utilizing some of the domain-based tools such as the File Service Resource Manager to manage content when it is shared across the network. When you're finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of how to manage data access and protection for Windows 10 devices.
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.
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.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Glenn Weadock, and my coauthor, Mark Wilkins, and I welcome you to our course, Configuring Windows 10 Devices: Configure Data Access and Protection. I'm a consultant and seminar leader at Independent Software Inc. in Colorado and an author of over a dozen books on Windows Networking and Certification. Mark is also a consultant and IT educator who's also an author of books on Windows and Active Directory. This course deals with making sure the right people can get to data in a Windows 10 Enterprise environment. Whether you need to provide and protect access to shared folders, libraries, or printers, this course shows you how to turn that access on but keep it under control. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include sharing files with groups of users, setting up a HomeGroup for casual sharing, managing libraries for convenient data access, enforcing disk quotas, and auditing who accesses what data and when. By the end of this course, you'll know how to share files so that users without access can't even see the shares, how to use command line tools for file sharing, how to create and join a homegroup, ways to control libraries with group policy, how to password protect domain and local printers, how to activate auditing of object access, and the difference between NTFS and FSRM quotas on disk volumes. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Windows fundamentals, but no advanced knowledge is required. I hope you'll join us on this journey to learn how to set up and secure data in a Windows network with the Configure Data Access and Protection course, at Pluralsight.
Configuring Shared Folder Permissions Well, hello there, Mark Wilkins checking in. In this course, we're going to take a look at managing access to data and the protection of that data, specifically, content that we share. And in the Microsoft world, we call these shared folders. Let's look at our topics. We're going to look at sharing content with the File Explorer. Then we'll look at sharing files with users and permissions. Then we'll look at how we can manage data access with an overlay of a policy from Group Policy, potentially from the domain. Then we'll look at some of the command-line tools for sharing. They've been around for a while, but it's good to know what's there. And then we'll look at a feature that's been around for a long time, is now embedded in the operating system, access-based enumeration. And then we'll do a bit of a wrap up. Now you may be thinking, Mark, I know all about sharing. What's in it for me? Well, in our cloud-based world, access to data is the big issue. How many times have you heard of people sharing things via Dropbox or OneDrive, even when they're not really supposed to? This can be a big issue. Sharing files improperly can compromise maybe your job, your company, trade secrets. So having a decent idea about shares is really important, especially when Windows 10 makes it fairly easy to start sharing things. The defaults of Windows 10 security in my opinion are pretty weak. After all, any user has full control of their user profile by default. They can read anything. They can execute most anything. So we want to take a look at this to ensure that there aren't holes in our security system. So that's what we're doing in this module.
Configuring Libraries Welcome to the module on Configuring Libraries for Windows 10. My name's Mark Wilkins. Good morning, good afternoon, good evening. Welcome to this module where we're going to focus on setting up your libraries. Why libraries? Where are they? They are hidden. Potentially, they could be a big part of your content management for the Windows 10 client. You might find there's a good reason for using libraries. They might just be a way to organize content that's coming from a lot of different locations. I would define it as corporate organization. Maybe you need to access content stored in multiple locations. Maybe when you build your golden image, you want a way of ensuring that select content is on everybody's desktop or on some users' desktops. Maybe you want it to be the front end to Distributed File services. You want it to be the front end to specific network container that you want that end user to have. Whatever your reasons, here's what we're going to cover. First of all, we're going to look at the architecture of how the libraries are situated in the user profile, then we'll look at how we can either show them or not show them, then we'll take a look at creating brand-new libraries, we'll look at what we can do with Group Policy for managing content and placement with libraries, and then we'll do a wrap-up.