Quality of Drivers in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn how to check that drivers are compatible with XP, and how to use available tools to check that drivers are signed (sigverif, driverquery, sfc). Prerequisites: you have to know what drivers are. Key terms: driver, system, signed, check, tool, verification, signature Quality of Drivers There is a lot of concern about the … Read moreQuality of Drivers in XP

Devices in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn how to use Device Manager to check installed devices, and how to add non-plug and play devices using Add New Hardware wizard. Prerequisites: you should know about devices in Windows in general. Key terms: device, hardware, manager, wizard, computer, resources Device Manager To open Device Manager, click Start, right-click My Computer, and select … Read moreDevices in XP

User Rights and Group Policy in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn how can you configure user rights trough Group Policy editor. Prerequisites: you should know what is Group Policy. Key terms: policy, user, group, rights, assignment, editor, security User Rights Assignment We can open GP editor through Run menu by typing in gpedit.msc and clicking on the OK button. This opens Group Policy editor … Read moreUser Rights and Group Policy in XP

Manage User Profiles in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn where to find user profile, how to create roaming or mandatory profile and how to change target locations for specific folders. Prerequisites: you should know what is user profile in general and how to manage user accounts in XP. Key terms: profile, user, account, documents, ntuser, roaming, mandatory Profile Location User profile contains … Read moreManage User Profiles in XP

Group Management in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn how create or delete groups and how to manage group membership. Also you will familiarize yourself with built-in local groups in XP. Prerequisites: you should know how to manage user accounts in XP. Key terms: group, membership, user, local, account, member, rights, access. Local Users and Groups Snap-in We can manage groups with … Read moreGroup Management in XP

Manage Users in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn to create new users, change passwords and edit other properties for existing users. We will work with local user accounts. For advanced user management go to Local Users and Groups Management. Prerequisites: before you read about user management, you have to be aware of what a user account actually is. Key terms: account, user, password, new … Read moreManage Users in XP

Regional and Language Options in XP

Before you start Objectives: find out where can you configure regional and language options in XP. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: language, regional, keyboard, format, display Regional Options In previous versions of Windows, in order to move between various languages, we had to install separate packages. Windows XP now allows us to navigate quickly and easily and select … Read moreRegional and Language Options in XP

Group Policy in Windows XP

Before you start Objectives: learn how to open and navigate trough pre-defined Group Policy console. Prerequisites: you have to know what is Group Policy, and how to work in Microsoft Management Console. Key terms: run Group Policy, Console organization, example settings, gpedit.msc, software settings, windows settings, administrative templates, password policy, security options. Local Group Policy Console We will … Read moreGroup Policy in Windows XP

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) in Windows XP

Before you start Objectives: learn about available pre-configured consoles, how to open and use pre-configured and also how to create custom Microsoft Management Consoles. Prerequisites: you have to know what is Microsoft Management Console. Key terms: microsoft management console, mmc, pre-configured console, computer management console, custom console Pre-configured Console Computer Management Console Let’s take a look at pre-configured MMC … Read moreMicrosoft Management Console (MMC) in Windows XP

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