- In this lesson I review Storage Spaces.…Storage Spaces is a relatively new utility that was…introduced in Windows 8, but it's included in Windows 10…that let's you multiple disks of different sizes and…interfaces, such as USB, SCSI or iSCSI…and combine them as a single, giant disk dubbed…"Your Storage Pool" which is similar to a RAID array…or an LVM on the Linux operating system.…You can divide that pool into spaces with names such as…Video Tutorials or James Spreadsheets…and these function exactly like traditional, formatted…Windows directories but that can mirror data…across multiple drives for redundancy.…
Or you can combine multiple physical drives…into a single pool of storage.…Using Storage Spaces you can even create pools of storage…larger than the amount of physical storage space…you have available.…For example, here I've combined two 2TB physical drives…to create a 10TB virtual storage space.…When the physical storage fills up you can plug in…another drive and take advantage of it's storage space…
Using the tools that come with a standard Windows build, James Gonzalez shows how to configure data storage (on client devices and on OneDrive), secure data with good authentication practices, encrypt data with EFS and BitLocker, and manage data access to shared folders, printers, and hard drives. He also shows how to set up file sharing for an organization using HomeGroup networks and NTFS permissions.
This course is also part of a series designed to help you prepare for the Microsoft exam 70-697: Configuring Windows Devices.
- Identify which storage usage category you should select to check how much space your downloads folder is using on your Windows drive.
- Name the type of storage space resiliency you should select to turn two physical drives into one logical drive.
- Describe the steps needed to access the NTFS permissions for a specific folder.
- List the actions required to share a printer with users on the same network.
- State how to use file explorer to open your PC instead of quick access.
- List the steps to add folder permissions for a specific folder.
Skill Level Beginner
1. Configuring Data Storage
2. Securing Data
3. Encrypting Data
4. Managing Data Access
5. Sharing Files
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