This lab contains the following exercises and activities:
Using the Network and Sharing Center
Enabling Network Map
Manually Configuring TCP/IP
Testing Network Connections
Lab Challenge 7.1 Using Nslookup.exe
You are a Windows 7 technical specialist for Contoso, Ltd., a company with workstations in a variety of different environments. The IT director wants to create a permanent software testing lab where engineers can run updates and new applications prior to deploying them on the network. The lab will consist of a network that can function in complete isolation from the company’s production network. You have been assigned the task of building the lab network using Windows 7 computers borrowed from the production network.
Estimated lab time: 55 minutes
Use the Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center
Use Network Map
Manually configure the Windows 7 TCP/IP client
Test network connections with Ping.exe
Exercise 7.1 Using the Network and Sharing Center
On a Windows 7 computer, the Network and Sharing Center provides
access to most of the operating system’s networking tools and
configuration parameters. In Exercise 7.1, you examine the current
Sharing and Discovery settings on one of the computers that will
become part of the lab network.
1. Turn on the NYC-CL1 workstation and log on using the contoso\Administrator account and the password Pa$$w0rd.
2. Click Start and then click Control Panel. The Control Panel window appears.
3. Click Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. The Network and Sharing Center control panel appears, as shown in Figure 7-1.
The Network and Sharing Center
4. Click See full map. The network map fails to appear.
Why did the network map fail to appear?
5. Click the back arrow to return to the Network and Sharing Center control panel.
6. Click Change advanced sharing settings. The Change sharing options for different network profiles window appears.
7. In Table 7-3, note the current state of the advanced Sharing and Discovery settings.
Advanced Sharing and Discovery Settings
File and printer sharing
Public folder sharing
File sharing connections
40-56 bit encryption
Could the current state of the advanced sharing settings be
2 the reason why the network map fails to appear?
8. Click the back arrow to return to the Network and Sharing Center control panel.
9. Leave the computer logged on for the next exercise.
Enabling Network Map
In Exercise 7.2, you use local Group Policy to enable Network Map to
display a diagram of the network, so you can plan the software
deployments for the lab network at a later time.
1. Make sure RWDC01 and NYC-VS1 is up and running.
2. On NYC-CL1 click Start, and in the Search programs and files box, type mmc and press Enter. A blank Microsoft Management Console window appears.
3. Click File > Add/Remove Snap-in. The Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 7-2.
The Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box
4. In the Available snap-ins list, select Group Policy Object Editor and click Add. The Select Group Policy Object Wizard appears.
5. Click Finish to accept the default Local Computer Group Policy Object.
6. Click OK to close the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box. The Local Computer Policy node appears in...
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