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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VHD tutorials

  • VHD stands for Virtual Hard Disk.

  • Within the virtual machine the virtual hard disk is represented as physical disk and is used by the virtual machine as if it were a physical disk.

  • It may contain Operating System, Disk Partition and in turn can contain Files and Folders.

  • It is typically used as the hard disk of Virtual Machine.

  • VHD format was created by Connectix Company for their product. Later Microsoft acquired it in year 2003 and was known as Microsoft Virtual PC.

  • A VHD provides storage for virtual Machine and it represents and used just like a physical disk within virtual machine.

  • A virtual machine can access the disk either as virtual ATA - Advance Technology Attachment device on Virtual IDE controller or as Virtual SCSI disk device on virtual SCSI Controller.

  • There are two storage controller types for Hyper-V.

  • IDE - Integrated Device Electronics.

  • SCSI - Small Computer System Interface.

 

IDE

SCSI

Hyper-V IDE controller allows disk up to 2 Terabytes.

There is no disk size limitation for disks attached to SCSI controller. Physical storage decides size of virtual VHD.

You can configure as many as four IDE disk on virtual machine. (Two controllers with two disk each)

You can configure as many as four SCSI controllers per virtual machine, each controller supporting up to 64 disks. Therefor you would have 256 total disks per virtual machine.

Hyper-V must use a disk attached to the emulated IDE controller as the boot disk.

Booting from SCSI is not supported because a SCSI controller is a synthetic device. You must add it after you install the Integration services on Virtual machine.

 

VHDX

  • Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 support new VHD file format that is .vhdx

  • VHDX storage file size increased from 2 terabyte to 64 Terabytes.

  • VHDX format also protect corruption protection during power failure, it is done by logging updates to VHDX metadata structures.

  • We get support to run VHDX on large sector disks without losing performance.

 

Dynamically Expanding VHDs

  • Dynamically expanding VHDs start off very small, typically 3 megabytes in size, and grow as data is written to them.

  • By default, Hyper-V creates dynamically expanding VHDs.

  • When you create a dynamically expanding VHD, you specify a maximum file size. The maximum size that you specify at creation restricts how large the VHD file size can grow.

  • For example, if you create a 60 GB dynamically expanding VHD, the initial size of the .VHD file is about 3 MB. As the virtual machine uses the VHD, the size of the .VHD file grows as data is written to the VHD, up to 60 GB.

  • Dynamically expanding VHDs grow dynamically as the virtual machine needs more storage.

 

Exercise Creating a Create a dynamic virtual disk and Fixed Virtual Disk

  • On the host computer, in Hyper-V Manager, in the Actions pane, click New, and then click Hard Disk.

  • On the Before You Begin page, click Next.

  • On the Choose Disk Type page, click Dynamically expanding, and then click Next.

  • On the Specify Name and Location page, in the Name field, type the name of the VHD file, and in the Location field, type an appropriate location, and then click Next.

  • On the Configure Disk page, do not change the default values, and then click Next.

  • On the Completing the New Virtual Disk Wizard page, click Finish.

 

Create a fixed virtual disk

  • In Hyper-V Manager, in the Actions pane, click New, and then click Hard Disk.

  • On the Before You Begin page, and then click Next.

  • On the Choose Disk Type page, click Fixed size, and then click Next.

  • On the Specify Name and Location page, in the Name field, type the name of the VHD file, and in the Location field, type an appropriate location, and then click Next

  • On the Configure Disk page, change the Create a new blank virtual disk size to an appropriate size, in GB, and then click Next.

  • On the Completing the New Virtual Disk Wizard page, click Finish.


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