Microsoft Windows System Utilities

Practice Labs Module
Time
53 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate

Welcome to the Microsoft Windows System Utilities Practice Lab. In this module, you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

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Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Microsoft Windows System Utilities 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 exercise:

  • Exercise 1 - Get to know Various System Utilities

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Explore Registry Editor
  • Use the Services Console
  • Use the Microsoft Terminal Services Client (MSTSC)
  • Use Notepad
  • Use File Explorer
  • Use MSinfo32
  • Use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
  • Use Dxdiag
  • Use the Defragment and Optimize Drives Utility
  • Use Windows Update

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • 220-1002: 1.8 Getting to know Microsoft system utilities

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Get to Know Various System Utilities

System utilities are a set of programs that help a user manage and personalize a system according to his or her needs. A utility program is different from typical application software. A utility program is generally small and performs a specific task. For example, Remote Desktop Program (RDP) can be considered a utility program, which is designed to connect with a remote computer. Similarly, the registry editor is meant to edit the registry. Each of these work in isolation in most cases. However, some of these utilities can also be linked a common purpose utility, such as Computer Management.

In this exercise, you will work with RDP and connect computers remotely.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Explore Registry Editor
  • Use the Services Console
  • Use the Microsoft Terminal Services Client (MSTSC)
  • Use Notepad
  • Use File Explorer
  • Use MSinfo32
  • Use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
  • Use Dxdiag
  • Use the Defragment and Optimize Drives Utility
  • Use Windows Update
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