Windows Network Troubleshooting

Learn how to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair any type of networking problem in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 with our in-depth course.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 26, 2018
Duration
1h 46m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Networking Concepts in Windows
Configuring and Managing Networks
Managing Advanced Network Properties
Advanced Networking Troubleshooting
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 26, 2018
Duration
1h 46m
Description

If networking fails on your PCs, work and productivity can grind to a halt. In this course, Windows Network Troubleshooting, you will gain the ability to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair any type of networking problem in Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. First, you will learn about the networking systems used on PCs. Next, you will discover how to find detailed, technical information about your networking systems. Finally, you will explore how to use advanced diagnostic and troubleshooting tools to repair complex networking issues. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Windows Networking Troubleshooting needed to build your troubleshooting and support skills.

About the author
About the author

Mike was first awarded as a Microsoft MVP in 2011 and is a recognized technical expert in the Windows experience and troubleshooting with more than a dozen books published, including Beginning Windows 10 and Windows 10 Troubleshooting.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi. I'm Mike Halsey, a Microsoft MVP awardee and the author of many books and courses on Windows troubleshooting, and I'm excited to bring you this short course on how to troubleshoot networking problems in Microsoft Windows. Network connections are vital for computing from static secure workplace connections to mobile connections of different types. If something goes wrong, however, diagnosing and repairing the problem can be difficult and a complicated process. This course will teach you all you need to know about troubleshooting network connections in Windows 7, Windows 8. 1, and Windows 10 from understanding the different connection types and protocols in use to the advance tools you can use to identify and repair problems. In this course, I'll detail all the tools you can use and show you techniques for obtaining the detailed information you require and help you become faster and more proficient troubleshooting Microsoft Windows. Consider this course a master class in becoming a truly expert troubleshooter. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include how to identify unknown network hardware and manage drivers and services, what tools and utilities exist in Windows to help you troubleshoot network problems, and how to obtain advanced diagnostic information about your network activity, devices, and settings. By the end of this course, you'll be able to diagnose troubleshooting repair any type of Windows networking problem. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to troubleshoot networking on Microsoft Windows with Pluralsight.

Networking Concepts in Windows
Hi. I'm Mike Halsey, and welcome to Windows Networking Troubleshooting. PCs rely on their internet and their network connections. If we don't have stable and reliable networking on our computers of any type, then we just don't get anything done. We don't get any work done at all. So making sure that you can maintain and troubleshoot, and diagnose, and repair network problems is what we're going to cover in this course. Let's have a look at what we're going to cover over these four modules. Now we'll begin with looking at the networking concepts that are used within Windows, the different types of networking protocols and similar that are used. Then we'll move on to looking at how we configure and manage networks on a Windows PC before looking at how we manage advanced network properties, things like IPv6 and dynamic host control protocol. We'll finish up by looking at advanced network troubleshooting. What are the tools and utilities that exist to help us diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair problems with networks on PCs. Now something of note, this course covers 3 different Windows versions, Windows 7, Windows 8. 1, and Windows 10 and you'll see that where I'm demonstrating a particular Windows version, or talking about a particular Windows version, I will color code things. I'll either have a colored desktop wallpaper or you will see one of these icons.

Configuring and Managing Networks
Now that we've looked at the fundamentals of networking and had a look around the Network and Sharing Center, in this module, we're going to look at configuring and managing networks. So let's have a look at what we're going to cover. We'll begin by configuring network profiles and then look at how we manage network settings and how we support those. Then we'll look at managing network adapters and managing wireless and metered networks, and wireless network can on occasion cause problems. We'll round it off by looking at how we manage local and roaming profiles for a domain connected PC.

Managing Advanced Network Properties
So let's have a look in this module at how we manage the advanced network properties for our network adapters in our PCs, and we're going to cover the following topics. First of all, we're going to look in depth at the Netsh command to manage networks. Now we touched on this command in the previous module, but we'll look at it in depth. Then we'll look at how we configure TCP/IP, dynamic host control protocols, and IPv4 and IPv6 on PCs before looking at how we troubleshoot connections in the Administrative Tools.

Advanced Networking Troubleshooting
So here's the part where we really look in-depth at diagnosing and troubleshooting and repairing network problems in Windows. So let's have a look at what we're going to cover in this module. We'll begin by looking more at the Administrative Tools, how we use the Event Viewer and other advanced diagnostic and reporting functions and utilities. Then we'll look at the ping command, ipconfig, and we'll look at the netsh command, which is incredibly useful and we've touched upon before. We'll move onto look at the Windows firewall and the advanced firewall in Windows and how this can help or even be a barrier to networking on a PC before moving onto the SysInternal Suite from Microsoft and how that can be used for diagnosis and repair.