Windows 8 Configuring (70-687) Part 2: Network Configuration

Part 2 of 4 in the Windows 8 Configuring (70-687) series focuses on network configuration. This series offers an in-depth look at configuring Windows 8, focusing on the topics covered by the Microsoft 70-687 certification exam.
Course info
Rating
(67)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 1, 2013
Duration
4h 22m
Table of contents
Configure Internet Explorer
Configure Hyper-V
Configure IP Settings
Configure Network Settings
Configure and Maintain Network Security
Configure Remote Management
Configure Shared Resources
Description
Course info
Rating
(67)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 1, 2013
Duration
4h 22m
Description

Part 2 of 4 in the Windows 8 Configuring (70-687) series focuses on network configuration. This series offers an in-depth look at configuring Windows 8, focusing on the topics covered by the Microsoft 70-687 certification exam. Students will learn how to install Windows 8, connect to any type of network, share and secure resources, and keep PCs running quickly and reliably. Whenever possible, the instructor teaches using real-world scenarios that simulate the tasks administrators must perform while on the job. Students only need a basic understanding of how to use Windows.

About the author
About the author

Award-winning author and video instructor Tony Northrup (MCITP, MCPD, MCSE, MCTS, CISSP) has published more than 30 books covering Windows, networking, and Microsoft certification.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Configure Hyper-V
Hi, this is Tony Northrup for TrainSignal. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to configure Hyper-V. This maps to objective 2. 6 of the Microsoft 70-687 certification exam. The official objectives have four different sub-objectives. The first is, create and configure virtual machines. We'll talk a little bit about what that means later. The next is to create and manage snapshots. Snapshots let you roll a computer back in time. It's pretty amazing. The third is to create and configure virtual switches. Virtual switches are, they're talking about networks, which is basically, like HUGs, which link multiple computers together. It's another component that can be completely virtualized in the virtual machine environment. The last objective, create and configure virtual disks, which is exactly what it sounds like.

Configure Network Settings
Hi, this is Tony Northrup for TrainSignal and in this video lesson we're going to learn how to configure network settings in Windows 8. This should be really quick and really straight forward. This lesson maps to objectives 3. 2 in the 70-687 Microsoft Certification Exam. This objective has four sub-objectives, connect to a wireless network, manage preferred wireless networks, something that doesn't actually exist anymore so that won't take long, configure network adapters, and finally configure location-aware printing, that last one is a really cool new feature of Windows 8.

Configure and Maintain Network Security
Hi, this is Tony Northrup for Trainsignal and in this lesson, we're going to learn how to configure and maintain network security in Windows 8. We're going to cover both local security and security using Group Policy that can apply to hundreds or thousands of computers in a domain. This lesson maps directly to objective 3. 3 for the Microsoft 70-687 Certification Exam. Here are all the official sub-objectives, they want you to and know how to configure Windows Firewall and the next of objectives is Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. These are just two user interfaces to accomplish the same thing. The third is to Configure IPSec Rules. IPSec is a standard protocol that provides both authentication and encryption for communications. Basically, when you connect to a server, the server knows that you are a trusted computer and you know that the server isn't an impersonator, and then all of the communications between the client and the server will be encrypted so somebody listening on the line can't intercept all the communications. The next of objectives, Configure Authenticated Exceptions, just allows you to make exceptions for connections that won't protected by IPSec when you have to communicate with all protocols that don't support it. The next of objective, Configure Network Discovery. Simply turns on or off the network discovery feature which allows computers to find each other. It's generally not used in enterprises, it's more of a home network thing so, it's turned off by default but we'll check out how to control that if you want a different setting. Finally, we'll talk about Managing Wireless Security and this is a little different than you might be used to when managing wireless networks on an individual computer. We'll talk about how to use Group Policy to configure wireless networks for your enterprise.

Configure Remote Management
Hi, Tony Northrup here for Trainsignal and in this video lesson, we're going to learn how to configure remote management on Windows 8. This should be a quick and fun lesson. This lesson maps to objective 3. 4 of the Microsoft 70-687 certification exam. This objective has three sub objectives, choose the appropriate management tools, configure remote management settings, and modify settings remotely by using MMC's or Windows PowerShell. The approach I'm going to take to teach these is to demonstrate the different methods of remote management. So we're going to configure a computer for remote desktop and then connect to it, then we're going to initiate a remote assistance session and answer it, which lets you to help somebody remotely. We're then going to connect to a remote computer and manage it using the MMC tools, which are the tools like the services console and the computer management console. And finally, we're going to fire up a PowerShell console and use it to run command line commands on a remote computer. It's a great way to run scripts over the network.

Configure Shared Resources
Hi, this is Tony Northrup for TrainSignal, and in this video lesson we're going to cover how to configure shared resources on Windows 8. This lesson maps to Objective 4. 1 of the Microsoft 70-687 certification exam, and it has six sub-objectives. The first is to configure shared folder permissions. That'll allow you to control which users can access the files on your computer over the network, and whether they can read or update the files. You'll learn how to configure HomeGroup settings. Homegroups are this really simple way of sharing files and printers and music and pictures across a network between multiple different PCs, and it's usually used in homes, as the name kind of indicates, but it's on the certification exam. We'll also learn how to configure file libraries. Those are your documents and pictures and music and videos, those little, they look like folders, they're actually libraries and they're pretty cool. We'll learn how to configure shared printers so that you can take one printer and have everybody in your house print to the same printer. We'll learn how to set up and configure SkyDrive. SkyDrive is Microsoft's cloud file service where you can store files and access them from anywhere. It's pretty cool, and it's deeply integrated into Windows 8. And finally, we'll give a brief overview of Near Field Communication, NFC. It's a new feature in Windows 8, and it's not frequently used. NFC is mostly used for mobile payments from your smartphone, but Windows 8 happens to support it with file transfer, so I'll show you how to do that.