Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Using Microsoft Operating System Tools and Features 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 - Working with Windows Administrative Tools
  • Exercise 2 - Implementing System Configuration Settings
  • Exercise 3 - Using the Task Manager
  • Exercise 4 - Managing Storage Spaces

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Access Computer Management Tools
  • Configure Local Security Policy
  • Create a Task on the Task Scheduler
  • Explore Print Management Properties
  • Configure Windows Memory Diagnostics
  • Explore Component Services
  • Add a Data Source to a Listed Driver
  • Access the Event Viewer Logs
  • Specify the Startup Type for Computer
  • Set the Timeout Period on the Boot Tab
  • Disable a Service on the Services Tab
  • Enable Microsoft OneDrive as a Startup Service
  • End a Task on the Processes Tab
  • Explore the Performance Tab
  • Disconnect a User on the Users Tab
  • Initialize a Disk
  • Partition a Dynamic Disk
  • Explore Disk Management Operations
  • Re-initialize a Disk
  • Manage Storage Spaces

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives is covered in this lab:

  • 220-1002**: 1.5 Given a scenario, use Microsoft operating system features and tools.

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour.

Exercise 1 - Working with Windows Administrative Tools

Administrative tools are a collection of computer management services that help to perform regular maintenance tasks, such as disk defragmentation, disk clean-up, and running system memory diagnostics. These tools also help manage the system by defining the security policy for Windows and other devices running on the system. Administrative tools are available on the Start screen or even as a part of the Control Panel.

In this exercise, you will explore the functions and uses of Windows Administrative Tools.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Access Computer Management Tools
  • Configure Local Security Policy
  • Create a Task on the Task Scheduler
  • Explore Print Management Properties
  • Configure Windows Memory Diagnostics
  • Explore Component Services
  • Add a Data Source to a Listed Driver
  • Access the Event Viewer Logs

Exercise 2 - Implementing System Configuration Settings

System Configuration is a Windows tool that helps in configuring settings, such as the boot options for the machine, services to be enabled/disabled for a login, and programs to run at the startup of the machine. If you have multiple operating systems installed, you can configure the system to boot with a specific operating system by default. Moreover, you can also make settings for other Windows tools, such as Action Center.

In this exercise, you will explore the functionality of these tabs, one by one.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Specify the Startup Type for Computer
  • Set the Timeout Period on the Boot Tab
  • Disable a Service on the Services Tab
  • Enable Microsoft OneDrive as a Startup Service

Exercise 3 - Using the Task Manager

Task Manager is a Windows tool that enables you to track, monitor, and troubleshoot the system performance at levels starting from the OS level right up to the individual application level.

Features of the Task Manager are organized into the following tabs:

  • Processes
  • Performance
  • App History
  • Startup
  • Users
  • Details
  • Services

In this exercise, you will explore the options available and the functions served by each of these tabs.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • End a Task on the Processes Tab
  • Explore the Performance Tab
  • Disconnect a User on the Users Tab

Exercise 4 - Managing Storage Spaces

Disk Management is a GUI-based Windows tool introduced in Windows XP and available in all later versions. Disk Management helps create, format, and manage disks, both internal and external. You can use the Disk Management tool to create and attach hard disks, view and format various disks configured on the system, list the storage space configured on the hard drives and view the free space available.

Windows also provides the *Storage Spaces feature that helps create a pool of disk drives. This pool can then be used to provide data redundancy as well as memory flexibility on the computer.

In this exercise, you will explore and implement the various storage space management operations supported by both Disk Management as well as the Storage Spaces features.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Initialize a Disk
  • Partition a Dynamic Disk
  • Explore Disk Management Operations
  • Re-initialize a Disk
  • Manage Storage Spaces

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