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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Windows Authentication Methods tutorials

  • Windows 8 supports following authentication methods for network logons:

Kerberos version 5 protocol.

  • This is main authentication method used by clients and servers running Windows operating systems.

  • It provides authentication for user and computer accounts, where both users and server verify each other’s identity.


NTLM (Windows NT LAN Manager)

  • This method provides backward compatibility with pre-Windows 2000 operating systems and some applications.

  • It is less flexible, efficient and secure than the Kerberos version 5 protocol.


Certificate mapping.

  • This method is used in conjunction with smart cards.

  • The certificate stored on a smart card is linked to a user account for authentication.

  • A smart card reader is used to read the smart cards and authenticate the user.


More on Kerberos V5 Authentication

  • Kerberos is a computer network authentication protocol which works on the basic of “Tickets” to allow nodes communicating over a non-secure network to prove their identity to each other in secure manner.

  • Windows 8 clients Kerberos authentication protocol provides the mechanism for mutual authentication between the client and a server before a network connection is opened between them.

  • AD DS (Active Directory Domain Services) implements Kerberos authentication.

  • In the Kerberos security model, every client/server connection begins with authentication.

  • The client and server, performs sequence of actions that help each end to verify that the party on the other end is genuine.

  • When authentication is successful, session setup completes, and the client/server application can start working.


Benefits of Kerberos Authentication for Windows 8 Clients

  • The Kerberos protocol is more flexible, efficient, and secure than NTLM.

  • Faster connections. In NTLM authentication, an application server must connect to a domain controller to authenticate each client. Whereas in Kerberos authentication, the server does not need to connect to a domain controller.

  • In NTLM, servers can verify the identities of their clients. However, clients cannot use NTLM to verify a server’s identity, and servers cannot verify the identity of another server. NTLM assumed that servers are genuine. The Kerberos protocol makes no such assumptions and requires both ends of a network connection to identify and verify the party on the other end.

  • With Kerberos V5, you can turn off NTLM authentication.


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