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Windows 10: Configure Storage

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Review the basics of Windows 10 storage configuration, troubleshooting, and encryption—essential skills for all network administrators.

Need to protect sensitive data? Free up storage space? Or bring bad drives back to life? If so, this course is for you. James Gonzalez reviews the basics of Windows 10 storage configuration, troubleshooting, and encryption—all the essential skills for network administrators who work with Windows environments. Learn how to troubleshoot Windows Storage Spaces, removable USB drives, memory caches, and drive failures. Discover how to set up file sharing and permissions across your network. Plus, find out how to encrypt files, volumes, and drives with EFS and BitLocker. This course is also part of a series designed to help you prepare for the Microsoft exam 70-697: Configuring Windows Devices.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know
1. Configure Storage
  • Enable and disable disk write caching
  • Create spanned or striped volumes
  • Storage Spaces
  • Configuring Storage Spaces
  • Set up Storage Spaces
  • Add and remove drives from a pool
  • Delete Storage Spaces
  • Configure OneDrive: Part 1
  • Configure OneDrive: Part 2
  • Tips for storing content on removable media
  • Use the registry to disable and enable USB drives
  • Use the Device Manager to disable and enable USB drives
  • Convert drives to NTFS format
2. Troubleshoot Storage Issues
  • Clear Windows Update caches
  • Clear caches: Part 1
  • Clear caches: Part 2
  • Rebalancing Storage Spaces
  • Fixing drives using DiskPart
  • The OneDrive troubleshooter: Part 1
  • The OneDrive troubleshooter: Part 2
  • Troubleshoot external drive issues: Part 1
  • Troubleshoot external drive issues: Part 2
3. Configure Encryption
  • Encrypt files with EFS
  • EFS and BitLocker compared
  • BitLocker encryption requirements
  • Encrypt volumes with the BitLocker control panel
  • Encrypt a removable drive with BitLocker To Go
  • Encrypt volumes with the command-line interface
  • Encrypt volumes using PowerShell
  • Decrypt BitLocker volumes
  • Troubleshoot BitLocker issues
4. Configure Share Permissions
  • Understand Windows Share permissions
  • Share and NTFS permissions
  • Apply NTFS permissions
  • Set more complex permissions
  • Enable and disable inherited permissions
  • View and change ownership permissions
  • Verify group and user permissions
  • See and modify permissions using the command prompt
  • Next steps

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