Welcome to the Configure Desktop Settings with User Profiles and Display Settings Practice Lab. In this module, you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Manage User Profiles
  • Exercise 2 - Configure Display Settings

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Create local user profiles and roaming user profiles
  • Customize display settings as desired by the user

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Configure desktop settings - Configure profiles, display settings

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Manage User Profiles

User profiles define the desktop settings and application preferences that are created when a user initially signs-in to a Windows computer. On subsequent sign-ins, a user can customize his profile by adding program shortcuts, populate a folder with Documents such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and other file types. The Downloads folder is the default location for files downloaded from the Internet. Likewise, Videos, Music folders contain media that were either created or downloaded by the user from different sources. For a complete list of folders and items in a user profile, you can look up C:\Users where each user is allotted a folder that hosts the user profile settings.

By default, a user profile is local, meaning it is saved on the computer assigned to the user. With a few configuration changes, a local profile can be converted to a roaming type which will follow the user to other Windows 10 domain-joined workstations.

Exercise 2 - Configure Display Settings

Windows 10 automatically selects the correct screen resolution assuming the display adapters drivers have been successfully detected during setup. While the operating system uses its default colors and scaling, a user can customize this according to his preferences.

Display properties and settings can be configured in Windows 10 using Personalization from either Control Panel or the Settings window. With the increasing popularity of tablet devices, Windows 10 can be configured to use desktop or tablet mode depending on the device type where the operating system is installed.

The use of night light settings in the Display settings of Windows 10 is available with the release of the “Creators Update” or Windows 10 version 1703 that is 2017 March. Night light settings reduce blue light to minimize eye strain and improve sleep quality if a computer is left on at night time. Other traditional settings like Themes, colors are customizable by the user.

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