Join Martin Guidry for an in-depth discussion in this video Troubleshooting network problems, part of Windows 10 Administration.
- In Windows 10, Microsoft has added some new functionality to help us troubleshoot network problems. The new functionality allows us to quickly and easily generate a report that has lots of information about our network situation. We can then analyze that report or easily mail it off to another administrator to analyze. From the Start menu, I want to open a Command Prompt and Run as administrator.
So I'll right click on Command Prompt and go to and Run as administrator. And from the UAC I'll click Yes. In the Administrative Command Prompt I'll type in netsh wlan show wlanreport. The last phrase there, wlanreport, is all one word, no space. I'll run that Command and fairly quickly it comes back and says, the report has been generated and told me the path and file name where the report was created.
I'll go ahead and navigate to that directory then I'll see wlan-report-latest.html, I'll double click on that and it opens up in my browser. In the top half you see a graph that has some information about networks that have limited connectivity or wireless adapters going into a low power state. I didn't have any those events so my graph is rather simple.
Yours might have more interesting information. As we scroll down we see some general info that has the name of the machine, the operating system, and the domain. If we scroll down farther, we see details about all of the Network Adapters. I'll continue to scroll down and we'll see the Script Output of IP Config all and the Script Output of netsh wlan show all.
And the very bottom thing shows any Wireless Sessions you currently have running. So other than the graph on the top all of this information is available through Other Utilities but having it all in one place and one report, I find to be very easy. This is a Command that you can typically walk an N user through, if you can explain to an N user how to get to a Command Prompt and run netsh wlan show wlanreport.
And then have them e-mail you the report. That is often easier than having the N user run each individual Command. Again, this is a new feature in Windows 10 that'll hopefully make troubleshooting network issues a little bit easier.
Martin first reviews the various editions of both the desktop and mobile versions of Windows 10. This section covers the special features included with the Enterprise edition, and the hardware requirements for some of the new Windows 10 features. Martin also explains installing and updating drivers and configuring and optimizing the OS, including system properties and power options. Then it's a deep dive into Group Policy, including working with local groups, configuring preferences, and troubleshooting Group Policy. Martin also looks at Windows security—authentication and encryption—as well as the boot process, and concludes the course with a brief look at virtualization, networking, and backup and recovery.
- Understanding the different versions of Windows 10
- Installing and updating drivers
- Administering multitasking
- Working with Windows Group Policy
- Adding domain users and accounts to a Windows 10 PC
- Administering BitLocker and EFS
- Understanding the boot process
- Installing Client Hyper-V for Windows virtualization
- Managing Windows Firewall
- Backing up and restoring Windows 10
- Troubleshooting Windows 10