IFN507 Network Systems And Operating Systems

IFN507 Network Systems And Operating Systems

IFN507 Network Systems And Operating Systems

IFN507 Network Systems And Operating Systems

Question:

What do you need for this task?

Two computers interconnected over networks.

What to do?

Sub-Task 1): Set up remote connection of the two computers for file operations (You may try SSH, for which there are some app clients with a graphical interface, e.g., PuTTY);

Sub-Task 2): Conduct file operations through this remote connection

  1. Move (push) a file from the local computer to the remote computer;
  2. From the local computer, rename a file on the remote computer;
  • Download a file from the remote computer to the local computer;
  1. From the local computer, delete a file on the remote computer.

Record and report the processes of these file operations (with some photos/screenshots preferably).

 

Answer:

Introduction:

To achieve sub-task 1, two computers has been connected through the same internet. The operating system on both computers is Windows 7 and I have used ‘Remote Desktop Connection’ program to connect both computers.

Pre-requisites before making a connection to remote computer:

  • Make sure the computer is switched on and connected to network.
  • Make sure ‘Remote Desktop’ option is enabled and network access is possible.
  • Note down the name of the computer you are going to connect to.
  • Make sure firewall is allowing Remote Desktop Connections.

To enable Remote Desktop option on computer you want to connect to:

  • Right-Click on Computer and Select Properties
  • Open Remote Settings window
  • Under Remote tab àRemote Desktop à Check on the box “Allow Connections only from computers running Desktop with Network Level Authentication (more secure)
  • Click Ok.

In the above image we can see that the radio button which is selected is “Don’t allow connections to this computer’’. We have to change this in-order to allow remote connections.

To check the name of the computer:

  • Right-Click on Computer and Select Properties
  • Under Computer name, domain and workgroup settings you will find Computer name

To check firewall:

Go to control panelàClick on System and SecurityàUnder Windows Firewall, click Allow a program through Windows Firewallàclick on change settings and tick the check box adjacent to Remote DesktopàClick Ok

Now the remote computer is ready to get connected with all the settings done we will now make a connection to it through second computer.

  • Right click on Computer and select properties
  • Open Remote Settings window
  • Under Remote tab àRemote Desktop à Check on the box “Allow Connections only from computers running Desktop with Network Level Authentication (more secure)
  • Click Select Users: In case you are the admin you will automatically be added to the list of users
  • Click on add under Remote Desktop Users.
  • Select Users dialog box will open. Under location tab click on it and select the area where you want to search
  • Type a user name under the tab “Enter the object names to select” and click ok
  • This user name will get displayed under Remote Desktop Users dialog box. Click Ok twice.

Make sure the remote computer has been set to Never in hibernations and sleep settings under power supply otherwise connection will not be possible.

Connection is now set up.

To start working on the remote computer

Type Remote Desktop Connection in the search box then from the list provided select Remote Desktop Connection.

Inside the box: the computer, either type the IP address or name of the computer you want to connect to.

You may start Working.

After a successful connection has been established to the remote computer from the local computer following scenarios was performed on the remote computer via local computer.

  • Copy an existing file from the D drive of the remote computer to the E drive of the remote computer.
  • Go to the desktop in remote computer. Select the file explorer folder and double click it.
  • Double click on the D drive and select the file to copy with a single click. Hover the mouse arrow on the file and right click and select copy.
  • Now go to E drive and click there.
  • Right click with the mouse and select paste.

File will be copied from D drive to E drive on the remote computer.

  • Creating a new MS Word file on the desktop and rename it to ‘Network Project’
  • Go to the desktop in remote computer.
  • Right click in the empty space on the desktop and select New
  • From the options select Microsoft Word document
  • A word document will then appear on the desktop
  • Right click on it and select Rename
  • Type ‘Network Project’ and enter.

A new MS Word file with name ‘Network Project’ will be created on the desktop of the remote computer.

  • Composing an email and sending it via remote computer
  • Go to the desktop in remote computer.
  • Open a browser and type the address of the mail explorer to be used for the purpose of sending an email
  • Login with your Id and Passwords.
  • Compose a mail and send it to the receiver
  • Logout the email id and close the explorer.

In this case an email will be sent to the receiver with the IP address of the remote computer irrespective it has been handled through local computer.

  • Deleting an existing file in the D drive by the name “Network Project”
  • Go to the desktop in remote computer.
  • Select the file explorer folder and double click it.
  • Double click on the D drive and select the file with name “Network Explorer”. Right click on it and click Delete. A window will appear. Select ok from it.
  • File will be deleted from the D drive.

The file will be permanently deleted from the remote computer and it will not come back after the remote connection is disabled.

All the scenarios designed above when handled on remote computer through local computer will act as if they are being handled locally and any changes made will be permanent and will remain even after the connection is de-established.

IFN507 Network Systems And Operating Systems