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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Different ways to Share Folder tutorials


Sharing using Windows Explorer (File Explorer in Windows 8)

  • Select File Explorer for Task bar and then Click on Computer or

  • Directly click Computer.

  • Now select drive and Folder you want to Share.

  • Let's say we like to share Test Folder. Now select the Test folder and on Menu bar, click Share option.

  • Now select Specific People, this will open File Sharing Wizard.

  • Click to bottom Arrow and choose people you want to share folder, let's say Everyone and click Add button.

  • You can then select Permission level to Read or Read/Write.

  • Click on Share button.

  • It will display you folder is shared message, finally click Done button.


Now let learn Sharing using MMC and Computer Management.

  • To start Shared Folder using Microsoft Management console, Press Windows Logo key and R for Run Command.

  • In Open type fsmgmt.msc to start File Shared Folders Snap-in.

  • Same Console can be opted from Computer Management, Right click on Computer and Choose Manage, Expand System Tools and Select Shared Folders option.

  • In left panel right click on Shares link and select New Share option.

  • This will open Create A Shared Folder Wizard, Click Next button.

  • In Folder Path, Click on Browse button, and choose Drive and Folder you want to share, Click Next button.

  • In Name, Description and Setting dialog box, type appropriate Share name, Description, Click Next button.

  • In Shared Folder Permissions, choose kind of permissions you want for the Shared Folder. You can give all user Read permission to Customise permission.

  • Click on finish button, it will show Sharing was Successful and finally click on Finish Button.


To Share folder through Command line

  • Go to Command Prompt using Windows Logo Key and type cmd.

  • On command prompt type command as

  • Net Share test3=c:\test3

  • Similarly to user PowerShell 3.0 Cmdlets you need to apply

  • New -SmbShare -Name command


Methods of Sharing Folders

  • Windows 8 provides two methods for sharing Folder directly.

    1) Any Folder Sharing - As seen earlier, this method allows to share data, music, pictures or any documents on your computer without having to move from its original location. This sharing can be done by Basic and Advance method.

    2) Public Folder Sharing - as name suggest, Public folders are open drop boxes. Anything copied in Public folder is available to other users immediately.


Exercise Any Folder Sharing (Basic and Advance) and Public Folder Sharing

  • In earlier demonstration we have learned how to share folder using basic methods. Now its time to learn advance Sharing Method.

  • In Computer, Select Folder that you want to share and Right click on it.

  • Remember to check name of folder, if not selected properly, you may end up sharing full volume instead of just folder.

  • Click on Advance sharing Button.

  • Enable Share this folder option.

  • In Settings, it will automatically show folder name as shared name, you may change shared name if required.

  • Next you can Limit the number of simultaneous users to this folder. By default it is 20 concurrent users, you may change it if required.

  • Now click on Permissions button, it will open new window, Click Add button and type User name or click Advance button and click Find Now and choose User name for which you want to assign Share Permission. Click OK.

  • Now assign Permission, by default it is Read permission, you can assign Allow Read, Change or Full Control or similarly you can Deny Permissions.

  • Similarly you can Add or Remove users for whom you want to assign Permissions.

  • Finally Click on Apply button.


Now about Public Folder Sharing.

  • Remember that when you turn on Public Folder Sharing in Windows 8, any user having accounts in your computer or your network can access

  • By default Public Folder Sharing is not enabled. To enable Go to Charm Bar, Click Settings and Select Control Panel.

  • In Control Panel Click View by Large Icons.

  • Now select Network and Sharing Center.

  • From Left side Panel click on Change Advance Sharing Settings.

  • Now Expand All Network and, you can here

  • Turn On or Off Public Folder Sharing. When it is On anyone with network access can read and write files in Public Folder. When turned Off other users will not be able to access public folder, however user logged on to this computer can still access these folders.

  • You can also specify to use 128 Bit encryption for file sharing connection for better safety. 128 bits encryption is recommended mode. However some devices may not support 128 bits, in such case you may enable 40 or 56 bit encryption.

  • Once Public Folder sharing is enabled, Windows 8 provides following Public folders. Click on Computer and on left panel it will show Libraries.

  • Under Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos folder, Expand any of four folder and it will show you Public Folders. Files saved in Public Folder will be available for all Network users.

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