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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Configuring Application tutorials

  • In this module we will learn about

  • How to Install and configure applications.

  • How to Install and manage applications from the Windows Store.

  • How to Configure and secure Windows Internet Explorer.

  • How to Configure application restrictions.

  • Once Windows 8 is installed, you need to install other applications that support business requirement. Latest Application may install properly, however older and legacy applications may face compatibility issues.


In Windows 8 there are two types of Applications.

  • Desktop Applications these are traditional programs like Microsoft Office 2010, Photoshop CS6, CorelDraw X5, Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 and Maya 2013 and so on can in installed traditionally using Local Media, DVD or from network Share.

  • When an administrator inserts product installation DVD, Windows 8 automatically prompts for what to do and then administrator can choose to run SETUP.EXE

  • If desktop application is packed in .msi file and accessible from computer where you want to install it, You can also use msiexec.exe command.

  • For example if you want to install demoapp.msi from shared folder apply command as follows.

  • MSIEXEC.EXE /i \\sharefolder_name\demoapp.msi

  • Windows Store Application. Windows Store apps are different, they are installed and managed in different way.


Configuring Default Program Settings

  • In Windows 8 you can configure default program setting as follows

  • Click on Control Panel > in View by Select Category option > Click on Programs link > Click on Default Program link.


Description: configure default program setting


Exercise Configure Default Program Settings

  • This will give you four options as follows

1> Set your default Programs :-

  • This option will display list of all installed programs and Windows Store Apps.

  • For example select Music icon from Programs list.

  • You can choose one from following two settings

         Set this Program as Default - this setting will set selected program as default for all files type and protocol it can open.

         Choose Default for this program - this setting will show you list of files and protocol selected program can open, if you want you can add file type to be open by default with selected program. As you can see Music app can open around 12 types of files, out of which for 7 types of files, it is set as Default program.


2> Associate a file type or protocol with a program

  • This option will show you file Extensions that is associated with Program. To change it to another program, double click on file extension and it will show you list of programs with which you can open it.

  • This option will also show you protocols and associated default program with which you can open those protocols.


3> Change AutoPlay Settings

  • This option will specify action Windows 8 will take when you insert CD or DVD or plug Pen Drive and so on.

  • You can also specify different actions such as what Windows 8 should do if you insert DVD Movie, or Enhanced DVD movie or blank DVD and so on.


4> Set Program access and computer default.

  • This option groups default programs for certain activities. It groups all activities into three categories such as Microsoft Windows, Non-Windows and Custom.

  • Expand Microsoft Windows by clicking arrow symbols.

  • You can configure defaults for web browsing, Email Access, Media Player and so on.

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