Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Working with Remote Access Technologies Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Working with Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  • Exercise 2 - Administering Windows with PowerShell Remoting
  • Exercise 3 - Working with Secure Shell Protocol (SSH)

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Create and Secure a Remote Desktop Connection
  • Disable Public Network in PLABWIN10
  • Use Windows PowerShell to Manage Remote Computers
  • Perform Basic Configuration for the OpenSSH Server
  • Install PuTTY
  • Connect with the OpenSSH

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives is covered in this lab:

  • 220-1002: 4.9 Given a scenario, use remote access technologies

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Working with Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

Remote Desktop is a built-in remote management tool in Windows 10. This tool allows you to connect to another computer’s desktop using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

When connected to another computer’s desktop via RDP, you can further investigate problems reported by the users and make the necessary remediation to fix any errors.

By default, Administrators can RDP a Windows device and take over the system control using the tool. This means that any user currently signed on to Windows will be disconnected from their current session, should the administrator proceed to sign on via RDP. As a standard, the Remote Desktop feature in Windows 10 is enabled.

In this exercise, you will work with RDP and connect computers remotely.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Create a Remote Desktop Connection
  • Secure a Remote Desktop Connection

Exercise 2 - Administering Windows with PowerShell Remoting

Windows PowerShell can remotely manage a Windows computer by enabling a feature called PowerShell Remoting. This feature can be useful when using a GUI-based tool is not viable due to low network bandwidth situation between two locations.

A service called Windows Remote Management (WinRM) makes a Windows device capable of being managed remotely. You need to set the appropriate firewall rules on both sides of the network or hosts to make PowerShell remoting possible. When connected via PowerShell remoting, you can run cmdlets and scripts as if you are running those commands interactively on the local computer.

However, the Windows Firewall exception for the WinRM listener will fail if any of the network cards are configured to have a public type. The firewall will refuse to create exceptions on public network cards. So, you must change the network card type to either private or domain. Alternatively, you can disable the public network connections for establishing PowerShell Remoting.

In this exercise, you will configure and enable Windows PowerShell remoting between PLABWIN10 and PLABWIN810. You will remotely access PLABWIN810 from PLABWIN10 and transmit commands to PLABWIN810.

As a pre-requisite to this task, you will first disable public network connections in PLABWIN10 and PLABWIN810 machines for establishing PowerShell Remoting.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Disable Public Network in PLABWIN10
  • Use Windows PowerShell to Manage Remote Computers

Exercise 3 - Working with Secure Shell Protocol (SSH)

Just like RDP, SSH is a common method of logging on to Linux systems. SSH, or Secure Shell, provides a secure method of connecting to a remote computer. It is an alternative to non-secure methods, such as telnet. SSH ensures secure communication and protects the integrity of the information through cryptography.

In this exercise, you will work with SSH.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Perform Basic Configuration for the OpenSSH Server
  • Install PuTTY
  • Connect with the OpenSSH

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