Windows 8 How-To: Set Up VPN Connection

 

VPN is a widely adopted network protocol especially in business environment that provide remote office or user a secure and encrypted access to a central organization network. It’s a fairly complicated technology that requires both ends to follow the same method and setup in order to build the communication channel.

This how-to tutorial uses the built-in network setup in Windows 8 to create a VPN connection that connects to the remote VPN server built in Windows Server technology, namely Routing and Remote Access (RRAS). The steps described in this post is quite similar to the way in Windows 7, with only a few changes mostly because of the Metro UI.

To set up:

1. Open Network and Sharing Center.

You can open it from Control Panel or search “Network” from Settings Search panel (Win+W).

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2. Go to Set up a new connection or network

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3. Choose Connect to a workplace, and click Next.

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4. Click the first option Use my Internet connection (VPN).

5. Type in the Internet address, either a valid domain or IP address of the remote server, and a name you want to name this connection.

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6. Click Create and Done. You can now safely close the Network and Sharing Center.

To use the VPN connection:

Press Win + I (letter i) or click Settings from Charms menu to open up the Settings panel, click the network icon at the bottom part of the panel to open up the Network Connection side panel.

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You will see the created VPN connection listed there. Simply click or tap it and Connect.

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How to change the properties of the VPN connection

Right click the VPN connection from the Network Panel shown as above, and choose Properties.

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Or, open the Properties of the connection from Network Connections, which you can open through Change adapter settings from the left panel of Network and Sharing Center. Through Network Connections window, you can launch, rename, delete, and change settings of the connection.

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There are a lot of settings you can change but they all depend on the settings on the remote VPN server. Settings have to be matched in order to build the connection. We will be covering more in the future once we have more chances playing with the new VPN server in Windows Server 8.

Hope this tutorial helps in some way to make your life easier

Will Saif’s item number overshadow Kareena’s ‘mujra’?

Will Saif`s item number overshadow Kareena`s `mujra`?They may be a couple in real life, but on screen Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are about to clash over item numbers in the film “Agent Vinod”. Who does it better?

Many are asking if Kareena’s mujra song, “Dil mera muft ka”, will be overshadowed by Saif’s “Pyaar ki pungi”. The latter is described as a number that catches your attention in the first 20 seconds because of its comic, cheeky notes and free footsteps.

When asked about the song, Saif told: “There is a sequence in the film where Agent Vinod is being watched by CCTV cameras…and he is behaving in a certain way, so we thought we should do an extension to that and we did the song.”

Composed by Pritam Chakraborty, “Pyaar ki pungi” has been written by lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya and choreographed by Jasmin Oza. Mika has sung it.

Since “Agent Vinod”, a sleek spy thriller, is full of actions and thrills, director Sriram Raghavan didn’t give much attention to the songs as it can shift people’s interest and the essence of the movie.

So “Pyaar ki pungi” has been especially created and used as a promotional number. The song plays in the background during one of the scenes in “Agent Vinod” with a punchline saying, “Catch the other side of (Majnu) Vinod.”

If you are wondering who taught such funny steps to Saif, it’s none other than Jasmin Oza, who worked with Saif on an ad for Amul innerwear. He wanted to make the dance moves the actor’s signature steps.

“It’s a song full of naughty steps, I call it Indian contemporary tapori steps. This song is full of groovy steps, full dhamaal song with a high energy. These are the fresh and unique steps which are never done by Saif. Overall steps and the choreography were taught to Saif, but at the same time he added his own steps, ” Ojha told.

“My job was to make him comfortable and to get him into that different kind of funny dancing style. When any actor does such steps, people start thinking about stars like Govinda. To make it exclusive and Saif’s own style, we put his steps while making the song, ” he added.

“Pungi” is a word derived from the snakecharmer’s instrument – known as ‘been’ in Hindi and ‘pungi’ in Marathi.

Usually item numbers are associated with actresses and their ‘jhatkas’ and ‘matkas’. In fact there is a mujra number picturised on Kareena Kapoor and it was the first one to hit the screens. But “Pungi” has become more popular.

Lyricist Bhattacharya says the definition of item numbers is changing and added: “It’s difficult to explain the phrase. Usually any song that stands out in a movie or a song where a female protagonist performs in a different manner is called an item number. I feel a song that attracts viewers’ attention towards a movie and rises on the popularity chart is called an item number.”

Bhattacharya is the man behind the unconventional lyrics of “Emotional atyachar” in “Dev D”.

” ‘Emotional atyachar’ was a big hit and was an item number for the movie. It had such power that they ran a campaign over this song which really helped in the opening of the film.

“So, the song that catches the whole focus of the movie is an item number. There is not any compulsory rule that an item number should be performed only by a female protagonist.”

The “pungi” word has caught on with youth.

The song’s popularity has been bogged down by rumours of plagiarism, but Pritam said: “Melodically and lyrically it’s no way similar to the song (‘Soosan Khanoom’ by Iranian pop band Barobax) in question, and I’m not even bringing up the element of creative coincidence which is largely prevalent in the day and age we exist in.”

Hope I match Bipasha’s oomph in ‘Jism 2’: Sunny Leone

Hope I match Bipasha`s oomph in `Jism 2`: Sunny LeoneIndo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone hopes that with “Jism 2”, she can at least match the standard that Bipasha Basu set with the prequel.

“I have seen her (Bipasha) and she is gorgeous and amazing in the first movie. I hope I can meet up to her standard and not let her down in ‘Jism 2’, ” the 30-year-old said here in an interview.

“I want to do a good job and I hope everybody likes the movie, ” she added.

Sunny took part in “Bigg Boss 5”, and she got lucky when filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt decided to offer her “Jism 2”.

She is set to start shooting soon.

Bipasha, who made headlines for her steamy scenes in the 2003 film “Jism”, is sure Sunny will do a good job.

“I don’t know her but (Mahesh) Bhatt saab always casts someone who suits the role. So I am sure she will do a good job, ” said Bipasha.

“Jism 2” also stars Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh.

Aamir Khan: Don’t call Vidya the ‘Female Aamir Khan’

Aamir Khan: Don`t call Vidya the `Female Aamir Khan`Vidya Balan’s charm and enduring performance seems to have impressed ‘perfectionist’ Aamir Khan so much that he has expressed his desire to work with the national award winning actress.

Vidya’s dream run began with R Balki’s ‘Paa’ (2009) alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Vishal Bharadwaj’s ‘Ishqiya’ (2010) opposite Nasseruddin Shah, Raj Kumar Gupta’s ‘No One Killed Jessica’ (2011) alongside Rani Mukherjee, Milan Luthria’s ‘The Dirty Picture’ (2011) and the latest, Sujosh Ghosh’s ‘Kahaani’ (2012).

With Vidya being compared with Aamir for her perfectionist style, so much so that she is dubbed by some in the industry as a ‘Female Aamir Khan’, the latter is singing the paeans for her.

“I think we must call Vidya by her name only and who am I for her to be getting my name? She is very talented and a wonderful actress. I would love to work with her,” Aamir said.

Though Aamir has not seen Vidya’s recent movie, he is lavish in praise for the 34-year-old actress. “I haven’t seen ‘Kahaani’ yet but I have heard good things about it, people have appreciated and liked the film a lot. Even about Vidyaji I have heard good things. People have appreciated and liked her recent films and I congratulate her,” he said.

Dhoom to Gloom: Aamir Khan spoils Katrina’s big plans

Dhoom to Gloom: Aamir Khan spoils Katrina`s big plans Aamir wants some more time for Dhoom 3, sending Katrina’s and film’s schedule for a toss. In the meantime, Kaif is likely to take on the challenge of playing a 62 year-old in Mehrunissa

There might have been much talk about Vidya Balan, undoubtedly the current top actress, having signed the ambitious Nikhil Advani-produced film Mehrunissa, which will star Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, but the producer is currently rushing to London to convince Katrina Kaif for the title role.

And Advani has Aamir Khan to thank for it.

The March-April schedule of the much talked-about Dhoom 3, which will star Aamir Khan as the villain, has been postponed because Khan has told the producers that he is not “mentally prepared” to take on the role yet.

While the recent announcement that the release of Khan’s next film, Talaash, has been postponed, has not inconvenienced the rest of the cast and crew, the postponement of Dhoom 3 has affected Kaif’s schedule for the year.

Currently, she has three Yashraj Films in her kitty — Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger, Yash Chopra’s untitled film and Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Dhoom 3. Now with the delay in Dhoom 3, Advani has taken the opportunity to fly to London to the sets of Chopra’s film, to narrate Mehrunissa’s script to the actress.

According to a source, Kaif is keen on signing the film but has a few reservations. He said, “Katrina was apprehensive about looking old (age 62).

She also felt she’d have hardly any scenes with the two icons (Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor), and that most of her scenes would be with the younger actors who would play the younger avatars of Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor.

However, Nikhil feels she can pull it off.” In the film, Kaif will have to play Mehrunissa in two different time periods — at the age of 20 and again at the age of 62.

The source revealed that Kaif will now join Khan only in April to shoot for Dhoom 3, despite efforts being made to get the actress to shoot her solo scenes for Dhoom 3 earlier.

When contacted, a Yashraj Films spokesperson confirmed that the schedule of Dhoom 3 has been postponed by a month.

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup will check to see if your PC can run Windows 8 Consumer Preview and select the right download. Setup also features a compatibility report and upgrade assistance. Built-in tools for creating an ISO or bootable flash drive are available for some previous versions of Windows (excluding Windows XP and earlier). You can find system requirements and additional information in the FAQ and in the links on this page.

Note before you download: Windows 8 Consumer Preview is prerelease software that may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here. Some product features and functionality may require additional hardware or software.

ISO images

An ISO image must be converted into installation media stored on a DVD or a USB flash drive. Instructions are provided on this page. Developer tools are available for download from Windows Dev Center.

Important: If you decide to go back to your previous operating system, you’ll need to reinstall it from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC, which is typically DVD media. If you don’t have recovery media, you might be able to create it from a recovery partition on your PC using software provided by your PC manufacturer. Check the support section of your PC manufacturer’s website for more information. After you install Windows 8, you won’t be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows.

English

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Product Key:   DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

Chinese (Simplified)

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French

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Product Key:   DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

Japanese

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Product Key:   DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

System Requirements

Windows 8 Consumer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 7:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher

Additional requirements to use certain features:

  • To use touch, you need a tablet or monitor that supports multitouch
  • To access Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768
  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768

 

How to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview from an ISO image

The easiest way to convert an ISO file to a DVD in Windows 7 is to use Windows Disc Image Burner. On a PC running Windows XP or Windows Vista, a third-party program is required to convert an ISO file into installable media—and DVD burning software often includes this capability. One option is the USB/DVD download tool provided by the Microsoft Store. You can also download Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup, which includes tools that allow you to create a DVD or USB flash drive from an ISO file (Windows Vista or Windows 7 required).

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