CompTIA®A+ Core 2 Exam Notes : Configure Windows Networking On A Client/desktop

1. Windows Operating Systems

1.6 Configure Windows networking on a client/desktop

Mapping drives: To map a shared folder or a network drive to our computer, we use the Map Network drive. When we use locally connected computers in our home or office network, we may need to share our files with other computers for eliminating the requirement of manually copying the file to external storage media and after that transfer them to other computers. It will be helpful when we want to quickly access a network drive or a shared folder without remembering the complete path of the location.

To create a mapped drive

  • Go to Start then right click on Computer.
  • Click on Map Network Drive.
  • Then enter the UNC path to the share.

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP): Remote Desktop uses Remote Desktop Protocol and which in turn uses port 3389. By configuring the router to forward traffic on port 3389 to the host computer running RDP, one should be able to access the host remotely. If the host computer is on a publicly accessible IP address, there is no need for port forwarding. Remote client can access the host directly using host's public IP address.

Remote Desktop connection: Remote Desktop Connection (RDC, also called Remote Desktop, formerly known as Microsoft Terminal Services Client, or mstsc) is the client application for Remote Desktop Services. It allows a user to remotely log in to a networked computer running the terminal services server. RDC presents the desktop interface (or application GUI) of the remote system, as if it was accessed locally.Because Windows Firewall restricts communication between your computer and the Internet, you might need to change settings for Remote Desktop Connection so that it can work properly.





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