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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