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BTO130 Lab 3
Due on Thu Oct 22 (Section A) or Fri Oct 23 (Section B) at the beginning of class

The "Part 1 – Networking Basics" section below has been updated. There are some additional configuration actions that will improve your experience and results.

 

BTO130 Lab 3 (Windows file sharing)

Assigned on Thu Oct 15 (Section A) / Fri Oct 16 (Section B) 
Due on Thu Oct 22 (Section A) / Fri Oct 23 (Section B) at the beginning of class
Grade value is 3% of your final course grade

Write your answers in the spaces provided, and return this document to your professor.

 

Objectives

This lab has the following objectives:

  • To familiarize you with networking components in an operating system
  • Configure networking
  • Share resources, and access resources on another computer
  • Configure sharing and permissions combinations

This document will be printed and distributed in class. You will need to write answers in the spaces provided below.

Do your own work. Follow the College’s Academic Honesty policy.

 

Getting started

Use your virtual machine. Work with one partner. You will NOT be able to do this lab on your own.

There are three parts to this lab

There are three parts to this lab. Part 1 must be done first, because parts 2 and 3 depend on its completion.

  • Networking basics – learn about the basics by completing introductory networking tasks
  • "Any folder" sharing – create folder(s) that can be shared to users on other computers
  • Sharing and permissions – learn how they work together

 


 

Part 1 – Networking basics

These exercises help you configure and learn about your computer’s networking abilities

vm_ntwk_shr_ctr_1small Configure your computer for incoming and outgoing file and printer sharing

Open the Network and Sharing Center (Start, then type "sharing"; it will appear at the top of the list). Make sure the network type is "Private". See the screen shot to the right; click it to see it full-size.

Turn on these settings:

  • Network discovery
  • File sharing
  • Printer sharing (try to do this; you may not be able to)

Concepts:

  • Network location(s) (Help: Choosing a network location)
  • Network discovery (Help: What is network discovery?)

Special configuration action for Fall 2009 semester

(The original instructions told you to turn off the Windows Firewall. You don’t have to do that now. If yours is off, then turn it on again.)

vm_ntwk_con_1small Additionally, we are required to use IP addresses, and not computer names, when browsing for or locating computers on the network.

Finally, you may need to change a network setting. Normally, turning on "File sharing" (above) will change the setting, but do this to confirm:

  • On the Network and Sharing Center program, click "Manage network connections" in the left-side task list. A window will open, and show an icon for your network connection.
  • Right-click, choose Properties.
  • Locate the "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" item. Make sure the check box is checked.

While you’re there, make sure all boxes are checked. See the image to the right; click it to view it full-size.

 

Additional information added on Mon Oct 19

vm_frwl_rules1small There are some additional Windows Firewall settings that need to be configured. Click Start, then type "firewall". Choose the Windows Firewall with Advanced Settings option. It is another management console application, with an object browser panel, a details panel, and an actions panel.

In the object browser panel, click/select Inbound Rules. Then, click the Name column to sort the rules in alphabetic order. See the image to the right; click it to view it full-size.

Now, locate the following rule on the list:

File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4 – In)

It will have a green check-mark icon to its left. Click it to highlight it, and then click the Properties action in the actions panel. On the Scope tab, make sure the Remote IP addresses setting is Any IP address.

See the images below; click them to view them full-size.

vm_frwl_rules2small vm_frwl_rules3small

Now, locate the following rule on the list:

File and Printer Sharing (SMB – In)

It will have a green check-mark icon to its left. Click it to highlight it, and then click the Properties action in the actions panel. On the Scope tab, make sure the Remote IP addresses setting is Any IP address.

See the images below; click them to view them full-size.

vm_frwl_rules4small vm_frwl_rules5small 

(end of new information)

Locate your partner’s computer on the network

Open an Explorer window. (If you just opened an Internet Explorer window, that was a mistake. If you don’t know the difference between Explorer and Internet Explorer, ask someone.)

In the address bar, enter the address of your partner’s computer, using this format:

\\10.0.123.123

Make sure you can do this without error, before continuing.

Find out about the hardware and software components that implement networking

Hardware components:

Follow this path:
Network and Sharing Center > Manage network connections > Local Area Connection properties
Look in the "Connect using:" textbox:
Note the name of your network controller

 

Now, follow this path:
Start > System Information > Components > Network > Adapter
Scroll to find the "Name" of your adapter in the list
Find the "Driver"

 

Alternate way to get information about hardware components:

Follow this path:
Device Manager > Network adapters
Find your adapter in the list, and open its properties
The name is shown at the top of the General tab
Show the Driver tab, and click the Driver Details button
It is shown at the top of the list of "Driver files:"

Software components:

Follow this path:
Network and Sharing Center > Manage network connections >
Local Area Connection properties…

  • Find the Client for Microsoft Networks item on the list
    This item connects your computer to OTHER Windows computers in a local area network
  • Find the File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks item on the list
    This item allows you to share resources (files/folders, printers) on YOUR computer to other Windows computers in a local area network
  • Find the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) item on the list
    This item specifies/indicates the networking PROTOCOL being used

Now, follow this path:
Start > System Information > Software Environment > Services

Find the Workstation item on the list
Find its path (file name)

 

Find the Server item on the list
Find its path (file name)

 

(alternative way… find the items on the services controller list, and open properties)

Now, follow this path:
Software Environment > System Drivers
Sort the list by Description
Locate the TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Find its file name

 

Share your public folder

Open the Network and Sharing Center
Public folder sharing – turn on ("open", or "open, change, create"? – your choice)
Ask your partner to locate and browse your public folder

Install a printer

On the Start menu, type printers, and then open the Printers Explorer
Click the Add a printer button on the toolbar
Add a local printer
Use an existing port – select the FILE: (Print to file) item on the dropdown list; click Next
Select HP on the Manufacturer list
Select HP Color LaserJet 2605… on the Printers list
Click Next (etc.) to complete the printer installation

Share a printer

In your Printers Explorer, right-click the printer you installed above, and choose properties
Show/display the Sharing tab
Share the printer – its name will be LaserJet – myname (replace "myname" with your name)

Connect to your partner’s shared printer

Using Network Explorer, locate your partner’s printer
Right-click it, and choose Connect…
Follow the steps to complete the operation

Look at YOUR Printers Explorer to confirm that the printer has been added
(you can right-click it to make it your default printer if you like)
Notice that the network-attached printer icon includes a cable representation

 

Part 2 – "any folder" sharing exercise

Make sure you have successfully completed Part 1 above.

Create some user accounts

Create three user accounts, all "standard", as follows:
Use a common/simple/easy password (like "password") for all these accounts

The account names will be:

  1. Your My.Seneca user name
  2. Your partner’s My.Seneca user name
  3. A user account called "BTO130"

Create a folder that will hold files and folders

In the root of drive C:, create a folder called:
C:\FilesToBeShared

Copy the following files and folders to this location:

  • All the "Text Document" files from the C:\Windows folder
  • The entire C:\Windows\Help folder structure

(in C:\FilesToBeShared, you should have about 10 or so Text Documents, and one Help folder)

 

Share the new folder

In Computer Explorer, locate and right-click the "FilesToBeShared" folder you just added

Share it with the following Permission Level settings: (note that you must enter user names and not full names in this dialog)

  • Your user account – Contributor
  • Your partner’s user account – Reader
  • Do not add the "BTO130" user account to the list

Click Share and note the results:

What is the name in the textbox/list?

Line 1 (black text):                                                                                                        

 

Line 2 (grey text):                                                                                                         

 

Click the "copy" link, which copies the address to the clipboard
Paste it somewhere (Notepad, Microsoft Word, etc.)
What is the result (what do you see)?

 

 

Connect to your partner’s new shared folder

At this point in time, you are still using the computer as an administrator. Verify that you have done the configuration steps (above) correctly by doing the following:

  • Use Network Explorer to locate the new shared folder on your partner’s computer
  • Optional – right-click it, and Map Network Drive to give it a drive letter identity
  • Browse/navigate to ensure that you can see content

Note that you may have had to provide login credentials

Now… in the next three sections, you will attempt to perform some actions as three different users. If you have done the configuration steps (above) correctly, you will see some differences as you use each of the three users.

 

Connect as your new user account

Logout, and then login as your new user account
Use Network explorer to locate the shared folder on your partner’s computer, and open it
Try to do common operations there, and record / note the results – successful or unsuccessful

Action/operation Success? Didn’t work
Open an existing file    
Make changes to an existing file, and save it    
Create a new file (e.g. a Text Document)    
Delete the new file    

Think about, understand, and be ready to explain the results

 

Connect as your partner’s new user account

Logout, and then login as your partner’s new user account
Use Network explorer to locate the shared folder on your partner’s computer, and open it
Try to do common operations there, and record / note the results – successful or unsuccessful

Action/operation Success? Didn’t work
Open an existing file    
Make changes to an existing file, and save it    
Create a new file (e.g. a Text Document)    
Delete the new file    

Think about, understand, and be ready to explain the results

Connect as the "BTO130" new user account

Logout, and then login as the BTO130 new user account
Use Network explorer to locate the shared folder on your partner’s computer, and open it
Try to do common operations there, and record / note the results – successful or unsuccessful

Action/operation Success? Didn’t work
Open an existing file    
Make changes to an existing file, and save it    
Create a new file (e.g. a Text Document)    
Delete the new file    

Think about, understand, and be ready to explain the results

 

Part 3 – sharing and permissions exercises

In this part of Lab 3, you will modify the file system (NTFS) permissions on the shared folder, and then you will attempt to perform some actions. As before, you will expect some different results for each of the three users.

 

Modify the file system (NTFS) permissions on the folder

Change the file system (NTFS) permissions as follows:

Folder: C:\FilesToBeShared\Help\Tablet PC
Remove the Authenticated Users group from the list
Add your account and your partner’s account with the Modify permission set

Folder: C: \FilesToBeShared\Help\Windows
Add the BTO130 account with the Modify permission set

 

Connect as your new user account

Logout, and then login as your new user account
Use Network explorer to locate the shared folder on your partner’s computer, and open it
Navigate to the Help > Tablet PC folder
Try to do common operations there, and record / note the results – successful or unsuccessful

Action/operation Success? Didn’t work
Open an existing file    
Make changes to an existing file, and save it    
Create a new file (e.g. a Text Document)    
Delete the new file    

Think about, understand, and be ready to explain the results

Your user account has "Modify" file system permissions in the …Help\Tablet PC folder; state the reason(s) for your results:

 

 

Connect as your partner’s new user account

Logout, and then login as your partner’s new user account
Use Network explorer to locate the shared folder on your partner’s computer, and open it

Navigate to the Help > Tablet PC folder
Try to do common operations there, and record / note the results – successful or unsuccessful

Action/operation Success? Didn’t work
Open an existing file    
Make changes to an existing file, and save it    
Create a new file (e.g. a Text Document)    
Delete the new file    

Think about, understand, and be ready to explain the results

 

Connect as the "BTO130" new user account

Logout, and then login as the BTO130 new user account
Use Network explorer to locate the shared folder on your partner’s computer, and open it
Navigate to the Help > Windows folder
Try to do common operations there, and record / note the results – successful or unsuccessful

Action/operation Success? Didn’t work
Open an existing file    
Make changes to an existing file, and save it    
Create a new file (e.g. a Text Document)    
Delete the new file    

Think about, understand, and be ready to explain the results

The BTO130 user account has "Modify" file system permissions in the …Help\Windows folder; state the reason(s) for your results:

 
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  1. October 24, 2009 at 7:20 am

    nice informations and great articles. thanks for sharing. very appreciate

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