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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Managing Snapshot tutorials

  • A snapshot is point-in-time image of Virtual machine.

  • You can take snapshot of virtual machine that is running or stopped, but not while it is paused.

  • Just like Restore Point option of Earlier Windows, You can use snapshot to save the state of virtual machine prior to installing an application. You can then rollback to snapshot point if installation of application fails.

  • Snapshot creating may take considerable amount of time.

  • When you perform snapshot

  • It pause the virtual machine.

  • Creates differencing disks associated with all VHDs configured in the virtual machine, and then associates them with the virtual machine.

  • Makes a copy of the virtual machine’s configuration file.

  • Resumes the running of the virtual machine.

  • Saves the contents of the virtual machine to disk.

  • After the snapshot is completed, it creates following files.

  • Virtual machine configuration file (*.xml).

  • Virtual machine saved state files (*.vsv).

  • Virtual machine memory contents (*.bin).

  • Snapshot differencing disks (*.avhd).


Exercise Working with Snapshot

  • In the Hyper-V Manager, Select a virtual machine, and on the Action menu or panel, click Snapshot.

  • When you select a virtual machine with snapshots, the snapshots pane of the Hyper-V Manager appears below the virtual machines pane.

  • The Action pane provides several options when you select a Snapshot:

  • Settings. Opening the Settings tab enables you to open the Virtual Machine Settings dialog box with the settings that the virtual machine had when Hyper-V took the snapshot. All of these settings are disabled because a snapshot is read-only. The only settings that you can change are the snapshot name and the notes associated with the snapshot.

  • Apply. Applying a snapshot to a virtual machine essentially means that you are copying the complete virtual machine state from the selected snapshot to the active virtual machine. When you apply a snapshot, any unsaved data in the virtual machine that is active currently will be lost as you apply a new state to the virtual machine. When you apply a snapshot, Hyper-V prompts you as to whether you want to create a snapshot of your current active virtual machine before you apply the selected snapshot or just apply the snapshot.

  • Export. You can use this tab to export a virtual machine, which is the same as clicking Export from the Actions pane.

  • Rename. You can use this quick shortcut to rename a snapshot without having to open the Virtual Machine Settings.

  • Delete Snapshot. Deleting a snapshot means that you can no longer restore the virtual machine to that point in time. It is important to understand that if the snapshot is not currently applied, deleting a snapshot will never affect any other snapshots, nor will it affect the virtual machine’s current state. The only thing that will disappear is the selected snapshot.

  • If the snapshot you delete is the currently applied snapshot, which is indicated in the Snapshots pane by the green head of an arrow, the changes in the snapshot will merge with the parent virtual hard drive when the virtual machine next shuts down.

  • Delete Snapshot Subtree. Deletes the selected snapshot and any snapshots that reside under it. If the last snapshot in the current snapshot subtree is the currently applied snapshot, all snapshots in the subtree will merge into the parent VHD upon the next shutdown of the virtual machine.

  • Revert. This returns a virtual machine to the last snapshot that Hyper-V took or applied, and then deletes any changes made since that snapshot.

Note that

  • Snapshot should not be used in production environment, it should be used in testing and training environments only.

  • Snapshot will consume large amount of hard disk space.

  • Deleting snapshot may leads to unexpected result.

  • Snapshot is not replacement for backup. You must have separate backup strategy.

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