Windows XP Professional - Installation and Administration

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Overview

In this course, students will build on their knowledge of Windows operating systems and acquire the specific skills required to install, administer, and support Windows XP Professional desktop computers in a workgroup or domain environment.

Syllabus

Managing User Logons

  • Create Local Accounts
  • Modify Local Accounts
  • Set the Logon Method
  • Set Local Logon Security Policies
  • Join an Active Directory Domain
  • Add Domain Groups to Local Groups
  • Determine Effective Policies

Managing File and Print Resources

  • Set File and Folder Permissions
  • Share a Folder
  • Troubleshoot Permissions Assignments
  • Install a Printer
  • Troubleshoot Printing

Managing Network Configuration

  • Configure Dynamic TCP/IP Clients
  • Configure an Alternate TCP/IP Configuration
  • Troubleshoot TCP/IP Network Connectivity
  • Install NWLink
  • Adjust Binding Order
  • Install the Client Service for NetWare
  • Adjust Network Provider Order

Configuring the User Environment

  • Modify the Default User Profile
  • Configure Accessibility Settings
  • Configure Regional Options
  • Store Credentials for Remote Connections
  • Add or Remove Software
  • Configure Environment Variables
  • Add or Remove Windows Components

Supporting Remote Access Users

  • Create an Outbound Connection
  • Share an Internet Connection
  • Create an Incoming Connection
  • Establish a Remote Desktop Session
  • Establish a Remote Assistance Session

Supporting Mobile Users

  • Optimize Power Management Settings
  • Implement a Hardware Profile
  • Configure Folders for Offline Access
  • Configure Clients to Access Files Offline
  • Configure Offline Web Page Access

Securing Data with File Encryption

  • Use File Encryption
  • Add Encrypted File Users
  • Obtain User Certificates Manually
  • Export and Import Certificates
  • Recover Encrypted Files
  • Create a Local Data Recovery Agent

Optimizing Disk Usage

  • Compress Files and Folders
  • Clean Up the Hard Disk
  • Defragment Disks
  • Create Formatted Drives
  • Convert a FAT Partition to NTFS
  • Upgrade a Basic Disk to Dynamic Storage
  • Extend a Simple Volume

Optimizing System Performance

  • Document System Resources
  • Optimize System Resource Use
  • Configure Virtual Memory
  • Optimize the Boot Time
  • Optimize Visual Effects

Managing System Hardware

  • Take a Hardware Inventory
  • Add or Remove Hardware
  • Configure Multiple Display Support
  • Update Device Drivers
  • Configure Driver Signing Verification
  • Troubleshoot Hardware Problems

Safeguarding the System

  • Manage Event Logs
  • Configure System Failure Options
  • Create a Boot Floppy Disk
  • Install the Recovery Console
  • Configure a System Restore Point
  • Back Up User Data
  • Back up the System State Data
  • Prepare for Automated System Recovery (ASR)

Recovering from System Problems

  • Troubleshoot Running Processes
  • Use Event Logs to Diagnose Problems
  • Use Safe Mode Boot Options
  • Use the Last Known Good (LKG) Boot Option
  • Use a Boot Floppy Disk
  • Use Recovery Console
  • Restore the System to a Restore Point
  • Restore User Data
  • Restore System State Data
  • Perform ASR

Installing Windows XP Professional

  • Prepare for Installation
  • Preserve A User State
  • Install Windows XP Professional
  • Update Windows XP Professional
  • Migrate User Settings

Automating Windows XP Professional Installations

  • Create Unattended Setup Files
  • Perform an Unattended Installation
  • Deploy a Prepared Computer
  • Prepare a Computer Image
  • Deploy a Computer Image

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Classroom - Instructor Led
Duration: 5 days
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