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1 70-270: MCSE Guide to Microsoft Windows XP Professional Second Edition, Enhanced Chapter 3: Using the System Utilities

2 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 2 Objectives Understand and use the Control Panel applets Describe the versatility of the Microsoft Management Console Understand Administrative Tools Describe PCMCIA and PC Cards

3 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 3 Control Panel Overview Control Panel Centralized location for management utilities Changes in XP: New applets New view Applet Small application designed for a limited range of function or capability

4 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 4 Control Panel in Category View

5 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 5 Control Panel Categories

6 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 6 Accessibility Options Special interface features for the visual-, audio-, or movement-impaired user Keyboard tab Sound tab Display tab Mouse tab General tab

7 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 7 Add Hardware System polls the entire computer for new devices Attempts to identify them Installs drivers automatically or prompts for alternative source path Add Hardware Wizard Used for manual configuration Device manager Used to manage, configure, and remove installed hardware devices

8 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 8 Add or Remove Programs Three tools in one: Change or Remove Programs Add New Programs Add/Remove Windows Components Wizard

9 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 9 Activity 3-1: Add/Remove Applications Objective: Review the Windows components that can be added or removed using the Add/Remove Programs Wizard Follow instructions to explore Add/Remove Programs Wizard

10 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 10 Administrative Tools Shortcut to Administrative Tools option in Start menu

11 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 11 Date and Time Used to set the calendar date, clock time, and time zone Clock is set directly in the systems BIOS Time Zone tab World map Pull-down list of time zones

12 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 12 Activity 3-2: Setting the Time Objective: Configure the date, time, and time zone for your computer Set the correct date and time using the Date and Time Applet

13 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 13 Display Used to make interface changes Can also be accessed from desktop: Right click, select Properties from popup menu Themes tab Overall visual styling Desktop tab Set wallpaper

14 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 14 Display (continued) Screen Saver tab Appearance tab Window and button scheme, color scheme, and font size Settings tab Screen resolution and color quality

15 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 15 Advanced Display Settings Accessed by: Pressing Advanced button on Settings tab of Display Manage DPI Video card information Screen refresh rate Dualview Use multiple display devices (monitors) Supported by XP

16 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 16 Activity 3-3: To Add Additional Monitors to Your Configuration Objective: Add monitors to your configuration Use Settings to add monitors to display

17 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 17 Folder Options Used to set the functional and visual parameters of the folders on the system Associate file extensions with applications

18 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 18 Fonts Lists all currently installed fonts Add and remove fonts

19 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 19 Game Controllers Install and configure Joysticks Other gaming controls Device-specific properties and troubleshooting aid

20 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 20 Internet Options Define settings for Internet Explorer Settings for general Internet access

21 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 21 Keyboard and Mouse Keyboard applet Modify keyboard functions Mouse applet Modify mouse settings Switch left and right buttons

22 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 22 Network Connections Manage all network connections Includes: LAN RAS WAN

23 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 23 Activity 3-4: Configuring Windows XP for Standalone Use Objective: Configure Windows XP to run as a standalone computer Use System applet to specify that computer is for home use

24 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 24 Phone and Modem Options Define dialing locations Install and configure modems Configure Remote Access Service (RAS) and Telephony API (TAPI)

25 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 25 Power Options

26 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 26 Activity 3-5: Configuring Power Options Objective: Learn how to configure power options Follow instructions to create a power scheme

27 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 27 Printers and Faxes Install, share, and configure many types of output devices Not just for physical print devices: Film printers Slide printers Faxes Manage print queue

28 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 28 Regional and Language Options Regional Options tab Define location-specific uses or requirements for: Numbers Currency Time and dates Languages tab Configure default input language Input locale Combination language and keyboard layout Used to define how data is entered into computer

29 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 29 Scanners and Cameras Install drivers Configure digital cameras and optical scanners

30 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 30 Scheduled Tasks Automate starting and running various tasks Add Scheduled Task Wizard Step-by-step scheduling Can be moved from system to system Define administrative actions or batch files on single computer Place on client systems

31 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 31 Activity 3-6: Scheduling Tasks Objective: Use Scheduled Tasks to automatically start an application (Calc.exe) at a specified time Use Scheduled Tasks Wizard to launch application at scheduled time

32 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 32 Sounds and Audio Devices Customize the sound scheme Set master volume Configure speakers Set audio device preferences

33 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 33 Activity 3-7: Custom Sound Objective: Customize the sounds for different events on the computer Follow instructions to configure sound on system shutdown

34 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 34 Speech Text-to-speech capability reads document text Microsofts Speech API (SAPI) Distinct from the Narrator Accessibility Accessory

35 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 35 System Most important Control Panel applet Driver signing Identifies drivers that have passed the Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs evaluation and tests Device Manager Lists all installed and known devices Indicates device status

36 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 36 Activity 3-8: Managing Devices Objective: Verify that there are no problems with the CD-ROM drive using Device Manager Follow instructions to export Device Manager

37 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 37 Activity 3-9: Hardware Resource Configuration Objective: Use Device Manager to verify and configure the resources for hardware Follow instructions to set manual configuration for a device

38 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 38 Activity 3-10: Multiple Hardware Configurations Objective: Use hardware profiles to set up different hardware configurations for a workstation Follow instructions to create a new hardware profile

39 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 39 Activity 3-11: The Mobile Computer Objective: Create a hardware profile that does not use a NIC Create a new hardware profile that does not access a network via a NIC

40 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 40 Taskbar and Start Menu Controls taskbar appearance Controls Notification Area settings Display clock

41 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 41 User Accounts Create and manage Local user accounts Passwords.NET passports Access the Local Users and Groups tool Specify whether Ctrl+Alt+Delete is required to log on

42 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 42 Microsoft Management Console Overview Provides structured environment for consoles, snap- ins, and extensions Provides consistent interface for all management tools Settings and layout options can be stored as an.msc file

43 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 43 The MMC Console Like a document window Console tree Left pane Loaded snap-ins and extensions are listed Details pane Right pane Details associated with the active item from the console tree

44 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 44 Snap-Ins Adds control mechanisms to the MMC console for specific service or object Standalone snap-ins: Provide main functions for system administration and control Extension snap-ins Add functionality to standalone snap-ins

45 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 45 Using the MMC MMC tools found mainly in Administrative Tools Can also be used to create your own custom consoles

46 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 46 Activity 3-12: Microsoft Management Console Objective: Create an MMC for managing the local computer Follow instructions to create an MMC

47 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 47 Administrative Tools Component Services Data Sources (ODBC) Event Viewer Local Security Policy Performance Services Computer Management.

48 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 48 PCMCIA Or PC Cards Credit card-sized devices Can be: Memory expansions SCSI cards NICs Modems Automatically handled by Windows XP Three types of PCMCIA card

49 Guide to MCSE , Second Edition, Enhanced 49 Summary Control Panel contains applets to configure everything from System to Display System applet is most important Manages hardware profiles, driver signing, device configuration, driver rollback, startup and recovery options MMC provides interface for management tasks Administrative tools configure events, security, services, etc.


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