Network

How to Enable or Disable Turn On Mobile Hotspot Remotely in Windows 10

You can turn your Windows 10 PC into a mobile hotspot by sharing your Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. You can share a Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or cellular data connection.

When you turn off mobile hotspot, you can turn on or off to allow another device to turn on mobile hotspot remotely on your device when it connects to the mobile hotspot.

Both devices must have Bluetooth turned on and be paired to turn on mobile hotspot remotely.

This tutorial will show you hoe to enable or disable allowing another device to turn on mobile hotspot remotely on your Windows 10 PC.

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Enable or Disable Automatically Turn Off Mobile Hotspot when No Devices Connected in Windows 10

You can turn your Windows 10 PC into a mobile hotspot by sharing your Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. You can share a Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or cellular data connection.

When you turn on mobile hotspot, you can turn on or off a power saving feature that will automatically turn off mobile hotspot in five minutes when no devices are connected.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically turn off mobile hotspot when no devices are connected in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Automatic Pause OneDrive Sync when on Metered Network in Windows 10

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

Once you set up OneDrive and have it running, OneDrive will automatically sync your chosen files and folders with your PC.

Starting with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can manually pause syncing of files and folders on OneDrive as needed.

By default, Windows 10 will automatically pause sync when the device is on a metered Ethernet or metered wireless network.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically pause OneDrive sync when on metered network for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Set or Unset Network Files as Always Available Offline in Windows

Offline Files is a feature of Sync Center that makes network files available to a user, even if the network connection to the server is unavailable.

Users can use offline files (if enabled) to make their network files always available offline to keep a copy of the files stored on the network on your computer. This allows users to work with them even when they are not connected to the network or a server is unavailable. The next time the user connects to the network or the server is available, their offline files on your computer will automatically sync to the network files on the server to update.

This tutorial will show you how to set or unset network files as always available offline for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

How to Enable or Disable Offline Files in Windows

Offline Files is a feature of Sync Center that makes network files available to a user, even if the network connection to the server is unavailable.

Users can use offline files (if enabled) to make their network files always available offline to keep a copy of the files stored on the network on your computer. This allows users to work with them even when they are not connected to the network or a server is unavailable. The next time the user connects to the network or the server is available, their offline files on your computer will automatically sync to the network files on the server to update.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable offline files for all users on the computer in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Sync Your Settings on Metered Connections in Windows 10

A metered connection is an Internet connection that has a data limit associated with it. Cellular data connections are set as metered by default. Wi-Fi and Ethernet network connections can be set to metered but aren’t by default.

When Sync settings is turned on, Windows syncs the settings you choose across all your Windows 10 devices that you’ve signed in to with your Microsoft account.

The settings you choose to sync are also saved in OneDrive (cloud).

You can choose to sync your theme, passwords, language preferences, Ease of Access, and Other Windows settings settings. If you turn on Other Windows settings, Windows syncs some device settings (for things like printers and mouse options), File Explorer settings, and notification preferences. For a complete list of settings that Windows can sync, see Windows 10 roaming settings reference.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable syncing Sync your settings when on metered connections for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Remote Assistance Connections in Windows

Windows Remote Assistance lets someone you trust, such as a friend or technical support person whom you have contacted, take over your PC and fix a problem from wherever they are.

Remote Assistance is enabled by default in Windows, so you may want to disable Remote Assistance when not needed since it can be a security risk.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable allowing Remote Assistance connections to your Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 computer.

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How to Backup and Restore Network Shares and Permissions in Windows

File sharing over a network in Windows 10 allows you to share files and folders on your computer with other users over a private or public network in your workgroup or domain.

You can set the permissions of a shared file or folder to allow groups or users to have a read only, change (modify), or full control access rights.

Starting with Windows 10 version 1803, some features of file sharing over a network have changed, including the removal of HomeGroup. However, even though HomeGroup has been removed, you can still share printers and files by using features that are built into Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore network shares and permissions in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10

File sharing over a network in Windows 10 allows you to share files and folders on your computer with other users over a private or public network in your workgroup or domain.

You can set the permissions of a shared file or folder to allow groups or users to have a read only, change (modify), or full control access rights.

Starting with Windows 10 version 1803, some features of file sharing over a network have changed, including the removal of HomeGroup. However, even though HomeGroup has been removed, you can still share printers and files by using features that are built into Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to setup and share files and folders over a network in Windows 10.

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How to Add a Wireless Network Profile in Windows 10

A wireless (Wi-Fi) network profile contains the SSID (network name), password key, and security information to be able to connect to a wireless network.

When you connect to a new wireless network, Windows will automatically create and add a profile for the wireless network.

Sometimes you may need or want to add a wireless network profile without connecting to it right now so you can connect to the wireless network later when able.

This tutorial will show you how to manually add a wireless network profile to be able to connect to later in Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore Remote Desktop app in Windows 10

You can download and install the free Microsoft Remote Desktop app and use it to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. The app helps you be productive no matter where you are.

If you use the Remote Desktop app in Windows 10, you can manually backup your settings, connections, credentials, and groups to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC that has the app installed.

When you restore items from a backup, the following will happen:

  • Settings – Settings from the backup will replace what is currently set.
  • Connections – Connections and their specific settings from the backup will be added. Your current connections will not be replaced unless one is the same as one from the backup.
  • Credentials – Credentials (user accounts) for your connections from the backup will be added. Your current credentials will not be replaced unless one is the same as one from the backup.
  • Groups – Groups from the backup will be added. Your current groups will not be replaced.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore all or specific items of the Microsoft Remote Desktop app in Windows 10.

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How to Manage Groups in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC

You can download and install the free Microsoft Remote Desktop app and use it to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. The app helps you be productive no matter where you are.

You can organize your added Remote Desktop connections into groups named anything you like to make it easier to find your connections later.

You will always be able to add, remove, and rename groups at anytime in the Remote Desktop app, and be able to move your connections to any group.

This tutorial will show you how to add, remove, and rename groups and move Remote Desktop connections to any group in the Microsoft Remote Desktop app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Global Settings in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC

You can download and install the free Microsoft Remote Desktop app and use it to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. The app helps you be productive no matter where you are.

You can change session and app settings in the Microsoft Remote Desktop app that get applied globally to all added Remote Desktop connections.

This tutorial will show you how to change the session and app global settings in the Microsoft Remote Desktop app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Remove a Remote Desktop Connection in Remote Desktop app on Windows 10 PC

You can download and install the free Microsoft Remote Desktop app and use it to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. The app helps you be productive no matter where you are.

If you added a Remote Desktop connection in the Remote Desktop app, it can easily be deleted if wanted.

This tutorial will show you how to remove a Remote Desktop connection in the Microsoft Remote Desktop app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable SMB1 File Sharing Protocol in Windows

The Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol is a network file sharing protocol, and as implemented in Microsoft Windows is known as Microsoft SMB Protocol. The set of message packets that defines a particular version of the protocol is called a dialect. The Common Internet File System (CIFS) Protocol is a dialect of SMB. Both SMB and CIFS are also available on VMS, several versions of Unix, and other operating systems.

For security reasons, Microsoft recommends that you disable SMB1 immediately. Ransomware targets the vulnerabilities of the SMB service of the Windows operating system to propagate. To defend yourself against WannaCrypt ransomware it is imperative that you disable SMB1 as well as install the patches released by Microsoft.

Starting in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Windows Server, version 1709 (RS3), the Server Message Block version 1 (SMB1) network protocol is no longer installed (enabled) by default. It was superseded by SMB2 and later protocols starting in 2007. Microsoft publicly deprecated the SMB1 protocol in 2014.

If you try to connect to devices that support only SMB1, or if these devices try to connect to you, you may receive an error message if SMB1 is disabled.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support protocol feature in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

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How to Create Network Connections Shortcut in Windows 10

A network connection is a set of information that enables your computer to connect to the Internet, a network, or another computer. When you install a network adapter in your computer, Windows creates a connection for it in the Network Connections folder. A local area connection is created for an Ethernet network adapter. A wireless network connection is created for a wireless network adapter.

In the Network Connections folder, you can select a connection and view status information, such as connection duration, speed, and amounts of data transmitted and received; and you can use any diagnostic tools available for a particular connection. Depending on the status of the connection, the icon changes appearance in the Network Connections folder.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Network Connections shortcut that opens in the Control Panel or Settings for your account in Windows 10.

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