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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Implementing Name Resolution tutorials

  • Now let’s learn how a name can be an alternative to an IP address when identifying computer on a network.

  • Name resolution is important aspect of computer networking because it is easier for users to remember names than IPv4 address.

  • When you access LAN or WAN, Intranet or Internet website, we use any of following format with browser, Command Prompt or Window based program.

    For example


    http: //



    File: //

  • If an application request network services through Windows Sockets or Winsock Kernel, it uses Host Name.

  • If application request services through NetBIOS, it uses NetBIOS name.

  • There are two types of computer name


NetBIOS Name

Host Name

The NetBIOS name is 16 characters, however Microsoft limits it to 15 character long computer name and 16th character identifies service.

A Host name is a user friendly name associated with IP address. Host name can go up to 255 characters in length, can contain Alphabet, Numeric, Period and Hyphens.

Flat name space

It is alias or FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name)

Windows support a number of methods for resolving computer name such as DNS, WINS and host name resolution process.

An alias is a single name associated with an IP address.

The host name combines an alias with domain name to create the FQDN

For example CBTSAM

For example


Name Resolution with WINS

  • WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) is Microsoft’s implementation of NetBIOS name service.

  • Old Version of Microsoft Operating System such as Windows Server 2003 rely on WINS for name resolution

  • Some typically older applications rely on NetBIOS names.

  • User rely on the Network Neighbourhood or My Network Places network browser features for Windows 98 and Windows XP.


Name Resolution with DNS

  • Used with Windows Server 2003 onward.

  • The DNS is the Microsoft standard for resolving host names to IP Addresses.

  • When an application specifies a host name and uses Windows Sockets, TCP/IP uses the DNS resolver cache, DNS and LLMNR (Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution) to resolve the host name to IP Addresses.


LLMNR sequence

  • Search Local Subnet

  • Converting host name to NetBIOS name and check the Local NetBIOS name cache

  • Send DNS request to configured WINS server

  • Broadcast Three NetBIOS name Query request on subnet that are directly attached

  • Search the LMHOST file.

GNZ (Global Name Zone)

  • GNZ is feature of Windows Server 2008.

  • GNZ provides single-label name resolution for large enterprise that do not deploy WINS.

  • GNZ is manually created and not available for dynamic registration of record.

  • GNZ is used to assist the migration from WINS. However it is not replacement for WINS.

  • Instead of using GNZ, you can configure DNS and WINS integration.


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