Windows 8

1. Windows 8 2. Module 1 - Installing and Deploying Windows 8. 3. Windows 8 editions. 4. Advantage of 64 bit Processor. 5. Minimum hardware requirement for Windows 8 6. Option for installing Windows 8 7. Installation of Windows 8 8. Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8 9. What is Upgrading 10. What is Migration 11. Migrating User Data and Settings 12. Migrating using USMT ( User State Migration Tool ) 13. MBR - Master Boot Record 14. GUID - GPT Disk. 15. Disk Management tools. 16. Simple Volume 17. Spanned and Striped Volumes 18. Maintaining Disks, Partitions, and Volumes 19. Disk Quota 20. Device Driver in Windows 8 21. System Restore 22. LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION 23. Configure and Trouble shoot Network Connections 24. What is an IPv4 Address 25. Default Gateway 26. Public and Private IPv4 Address 27. IPv6 Network Connectivity 28. IPv4 Address can be assigned by following types 29. Implementing Name Resolution 30. Trouble Shooting Network Connectivity 31. Implementing Wireless Security 32. Wireless network Technologies 33. What is Wireless Broadband? 34. IEEE 802.11 35. Wireless Network Configuration 36. Security Types 37. Implementing Network Security. 38. Configuring Windows Firewall 39. Ports and Application 40. Important Application, Protocol and Port Number 41. Configure Inbound and Outbound Rules 42. Securing Network traffic 43. Configuring Windows Defender 44. Managing File Access 45. NTFS Standard permission for FOLDER 46. Preventing Permission Inheritance 47. Different ways to Share Folder 48. RULE for setting NTFS + SHARE PERMISSION 49. Managing Printers 50. SkyDrive 51. Securing Windows 8 Desktop 52. User Account Types and Rights 53. Windows Authentication Methods 54. Important Security Features in Windows 8 55. Managing EFS Certificates 56. BitLocker 57. Configuring BitLocker To Go 58. UAC - User Account Control 59. Configuring Application. 60. Application Compatibility Issue 61. Resolve Common Application Compatibility Issues 62. Office 365 63. Windows Store 64. LOB (Line Of Business) and Sideloading 65. Configuring Internet Explorer Settings 66. AppLocker 67. Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8 Client Computers 68. Performance Monitor 69. Commonly used Performance Counters 70. Resource Monitor 71. Managing Reliability of Windows 8 72. Managing Windows 8 Updates 73. Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access 74. Tools for Configuring Mobile Computers and Device Setting 75. Configure VPN Access 76. Data encryption 77. VPN Tunneling Protocols 78. Configure Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance 79. Remote Assistance 80. DirectAccess 81. Hyper-V 82. VHD 83. Managing Snapshot 84. Troubleshooting and Recovery Options for Windows 8 85. Enable and configure Windows 7 File Recovery 86. Advance Troubleshoot now option 87. Windows 8 System Restore 88. Using Windows PowerShell
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Configure Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance tutorials


Remote Desktop

Remote Assistance

Use Remote Desktop to access one computer from another remotely. 

Use Remote Assistance to give or receive assistance remotely. 

For example, you can use Remote Desktop to connect to remote computers from any another computers over network.

For example, a friend or a technical support person can access your computer to help you with a computer problem or show you how to do something.

You will have access to all of your programs, files, and network resources, as if you were sitting in front of remote computer.

You can help someone else the same way.


While you are connected, the remote computer screen will appear to be blank to anyone at the remote location who sees it.

In either case, both you and the other person see the same computer screen. If you decide to share control of your computer with your helper, you and assistant both will be able to control the mouse pointer.


Remote Desktop

  • Remote Desktop uses the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to allow users to access files on Remote computer from another computer. 

  • Additionally, Remote Desktop allows administrators to connect to multiple Windows Server sessions for remote administration purposes.

  • By default any user that is the member of Administrations Group that can connect to Computer that allows Remote Desktop, other users need to be granted permission.

  • Userís wants to use Remote desktop must have Password, Blank password will not work.

  • If any Firewall S/W is installed then PORT no 3389 must be open for Remote access.

  • While a Remote Desktop session is active, Remote Desktop locks the target computer, prohibiting interactive logons for the sessionís duration.


Exercise Remote Desktop

  • Task 1: Enable Firewall and Remote Desktop for Windows 8

  • Enable windows firewall

    • On Windows 8 desktop, Select Control Panel - view by Large Icon and scroll down and choose Windows Firewall.

    • Click on Allow an App or feature through Windows Firewall.

    • Scroll down and select Remote Desktop and then Click Change Setting button on top. Then enable Ģ Remote Desktop through the firewall for all network location profiles (Domain, Private, and Public).

    • Click Ok and close Control Panel.

  • Now letís enable remote Desktop

  • Right Click Computer, click Remote Setting Link.

  • This will open Remote Tab in System Properties.

  • In Remote Desktop part.

  • Select § Allow remote connections to this computer.

  • Additionally you may also enable Ģ Allow connection only from computer running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (Recommended). Security with Remote Desktop has been improved in Windows Server 2008. Network Level Authentication (NLA) is used to authenticate the client machine, and the server before a Terminal Services session is even begun. NLA provides a more secure environment since a session isnít started immediately as it was in previous versions of Remote Desktop. To support NLA, remote desktop client must be using at least Windows XP with SP2 or Windows Server 2003 with SP1 and above operating systems.

  • Now click on Select Users to assign rights to users who can access remote Desktop on current computer.

  • Click Add button and then select users to whom you want to assign rights, by default any member of administrator group can connect even if they are not listed.

  • Click ok and then close all open dialog box.

Connect Remote computers with Remote Desktop

  • Connect to another computers and to connect to Windows 8 Remote desktop, on Run type MSTSC

  • Enter Computer name or type IP address of computer you want to join, you will be asked for credential when you connect.

  • Enter User name and Password.


Remote Desktop Connection Dialog box gives Show Option link. It gives six tabs when you click it.

  • General The General tab shows the computer you will connect to and the username to be used to connect. Once all the connection settings are set as you desire for a specific connection, you can save the connection settings in an RDP file (.rdp) and then use the RDP file the next time you want to connect.

  • Display Using the Display tab, you can control the size and colors of the remote desktop. Remote Desktop Connection supports a resolution size of 4096◊2048 if youíre lucky enough to have a monitor that big.

  • Local Resources You have the capability of bringing any resources on your local computer with you in your remote session and playing sounds from the remote computer to your local computer. Resources you can bring with you to the remote session include printers, the clipboard, smart cards, serial ports, drives, and any plug-and-play devices you may add to your local system.

  • By clicking the More button, you can also include smart cards, serial ports, drives, and supported plug and-play devices.

  • Additionally, you can identify how Windows key combinations will be interpreted. For example, when you press Ctrl+Alt+Esc, Task Manager is launched. You can select whether Task Manager will be launched on the local computer, the remote computer, or the remote computer only when you are in full-screen mode.

  • Programs RDC allows you to start a program as soon as you connect. Once you select the check box to start the program, you can then give the path and filename of the program and the starting path for the application. For example, Word starts in My Documents, but you may want it to start in d:\WordDocs instead.

  • Experience The user experience is directly related to the connection speed. For a LAN connection (10Mbps), you can afford to send a lot of data back and forth to enhance the user experience. However, for a modem connection of 56.6Kbps, you may want to minimize the data sent over the connection.

  • All of the following user experience options can be selected or deselected: Desktop Background, Font Smoothing, Desktop Composition, Show Contents of Window While Dragging, Menu and Window Animation, Themes, and Bitmap Caching. All the options are selected by default for a LAN connection.

  • Advanced The Advanced tab allows you to configure both server authentication and the ability to connect from anywhere using TS Gateway. Server authentication can be used to verify you are connected to the intended remote computer.

  • The three options for server authentication are Connect and Donít Warn Me, Warn Me, and Do Not Connect. Select Connect and donít warn me option.


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