Windows Vista® [electronic resource] : Home Networking

Ballew, Joli.
Sebastopol : Microsoft Press, 2010.
1 online resource (282 p.)
1st edition

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Connect your home the easy way! This straightforward book guides you through the basics of setting up a simple network for your Windows Vista-based PCs. It's loaded with easy-to-follow procedures and plenty of screen shots to help you do it yourself without the hassle. Organized for quick reference when you need it, this is the perfect resource to help you get your home network running-and keep it running smoothly! Discover how to: Set up the right network for your home-wired, wireless, remoteShare and share alike: internet connections, digital media, printer
Cover; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Why This Book; Who This Book Is For; Special Elements in This Book; How This Book Is Organized; Support; Part I: Getting Started; Chapter 1: Introduction to Networking; What Windows Vista Offers; Why You Need a Network; Types of Network Configurations; Types of Network Hardware; Additional Network Terms to Know; Chapter Summary; Chapter 2: Get Ready!; Configure Your Windows Vista-Based PC; Configure Windows Firewall; Configure Windows Defender; Chapter Summary; Part II: Setting Up a Network
Chapter 3: The Direct Connection NetworkCreate Workgroup Names; Physically Connect the Two PCs; Turn On Network Discovery on the Windows Vista-Based PC; Share the Host's Internet Connection; Add a Second Windows Vista-Based PC; Add a Windows XP-Based PC; Get Help for Networking Older PCs; Chapter Summary; Chapter 4: The Wired Ethernet Network; Connect the Hardware; Personalize Your Network; Add PCs; Chapter Summary; Chapter 5: The Wireless Network; Get Started with Wireless Networking; Connect the Hardware; Add a Windows Vista-Based PC; Chapter Summary
Chapter 6: The Network and Sharing CenterSet Up Your Network Locations; Configure Network Discovery; Share Files; Share the Public Folder; Share Printers; Use Password Protection; Share Media; View Computers and Devices; Chapter Summary; Part III: Managing the Network; Chapter 7: Create User Accounts and Set Parental Controls; Understand User Accounts on the Single PC; Understand User Accounts on the Networked PC; Understand Types of Accounts; Create a User Account with a Password; Set Advanced Account Properties; Set Parental Controls; View Parental Control Reports; Chapter Summary
Chapter 8: Configure and Manage Shared FoldersCreate Your Own Shared Folders; Understand Default Permissions; Understand Security Permissions; Access Shared Folders from a Windows Vista-Based PC; Access Shared Folders from a Windows XP-Based PC; Chapter Summary; Chapter 9: Turn On and Manage Printer Sharing; Share a Printer with the Windows Vista Operating System; Add Drivers; Set Security Permissions; Configure Advanced Printer Settings; Access a Local Printer; Add a Shared Printer Connected to Another PC; Chapter Summary; Part IV: Expanding the Network
Chapter 10: Create a Windows Home ServerUnderstand What Windows Home Server Offers; Know the System Requirements; Run Windows Home Server Setup; Troubleshoot; Configure Windows Home Server Settings; Manage Windows Home Server; Configure the Backup Settings; Configure the Windows Home Server Settings; View the Home Network Health; Explore Additional Features; Chapter Summary; Chapter 11: Work with Offline Files; Understand Offline Files; Turn On the Offline Files Feature; Select Offline Files; Work Offline; Learn About Sync Center and Synchronization; Use Sync Center and Offline Files
Create a Sync Partnership
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