- Windows offers two ways to share files.…Each provides a different mix of security versus convenience…so in this lesson, I review a little bit both options…and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each.…First option is using homegroups.…Homegroups were developed for places where users…don't have a lot to hide from each other,…like in a home setting or perhaps a small business.…The idea here is to provide access to everyone's files…with a single click.…Homegroups, as I'll demonstrate in the next lesson,…are easy to set up and use.…
Usernames and passwords are not needed…to access files in other computers…and these are pretty easy to manage.…Setup is simple, you just type a code and presto,…you can see everyone else's files and use…everyone else's printers in the office.…The disadvantages of sharing files using a homegroup…are several, however.…First is only computers running Windows 7 or later…can share files, so this means no file sharing…with a Mac or Windows Vista, XP, or 98.…Homegroups also don't offer any passwords,…
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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