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 BitLocker To Go tutorials

  • Every Week over 12,000 laptops are estimated to be lost or stolen in U.S.A airport.

  • Today more than twice number of USB pen drive are used and lost.

  • Due to little cost of pen drive, User or organization never seems to report or even notice the loss of USB Pen Drive.

  • Thought cost is negligible importance of Data cant be ignored.

  • BitLocker To Go can help you Encrypt Pen Drive. To when you want to use it you need to Enter Password to unlock or use Smart card to use it.


Exercise Configure BitLocker To Go

  • Click Windows Key + R to select Run

  • Type gpedit.msc to start Local Group Policy Editor.

  • Expand Computer Configuration

Administrative Templates

Windows Components

BitLocker Drive Encryption

  • It gives options to set policies for Fixed Data Drive, Operating System Drives, Removable Data Drives.

  • Select Operating System Drive and select Require additional authentication at start-up option. (This option is supported on At least Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7). If you are working on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista select next option Require additional authentication at start-up (Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista).

  • This option allows you to configure BitLocker with or without using TPM (Trusted Platform Module).

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  • As we want to use BitLocker without a TPM, select Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM (requires a password or a start-up key on a USB flash drive).

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  • Click Ok.

  • Close the Local Group Policy Editor.

  • As You have changed the policy setting so that you can use a startup key instead of a TPM. To force Group Policy immediately, press Windows Key + R, Select Run and type gpupdate.exe /force, and then press Enter.

  • Note Above steps are not necessary if you have already configured it. Once you have configured it, to enable BitLocker To Go

  • Open Computer, Right Click on Pen Drive and Choose Turn On BitLocker

  • After brief checking it will open Choose how you want to unlock this drive dialog box. You can enable Use a password to unlock the drive. Type complex password and retype it. Or you can choose o Use my smart card to unlock the drive, if you have smart card enabled hardware.

  • Click Next button

  • In next screen it will open How do you want to back up your recovery key? Dialog box. This is necessary if you forget your password of lose your smart card, you can use your recovery key to access your Pen Drive. It gives Save to a File or Print the Recovery Key option. Choose Save to file option and choose location where you want to save recovery file. Click Next.

  • On the Choose how much of your drive to Encrypt. Choose between Encrypt used disk space only, this option will be faster and best for new pen drive or Encrypt Entire drive, this option will be slower but best for Pen Drive already in use. Click Next.

  • In next page Are you ready to encrypt this disk click Continue.

  • Next time when you plug Pen Drive you need to enter BitLocker Password.


Recovering BitLocker-Encrypted Drives

  • When you start computer that is enabled with BitLocker, it check for TPM chip or Pen drive with BitLocker key. If it is not found, BitLocker does not unlock the Drive and it automatically enters Recovery Mode.

  • The user must enter correct Recovery Password to continue.

  • BitLocker Recovery Password is 48 digit password that is used to unlock system or Pen drive in recovery mode.

  • Recovery Password is linked to particular TPM or Computer or Pen Drive and not Individual user.


Exercise Recovering BitLocker Encrypted Drive

  • Plug Pen drive, encrypted earlier using BitLocker To Go.

  • In Computer as you click on Pen drive icon, it asks for BitLocker Password.

  • As we want to recover it using Recovery password, Click on More Option link.

  • It will give you Enter Recovery Key, click on it.

  • It will ask for Enter the 48 digit recovery key to unlock this drive with some key ID number.

  • Locate the text file saved earlier with Pen Drive Recovery password, open it.

  • Copy the 48 digit Recovery key and past it or type it.

  • Click unlock button.

  • Now you will be able to open it.


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