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Chapter 11 Terms

Roberts Class

User Mode the shells subsystem all operate under user mode
Kernel Mode the kernel operates in kernel mode and has more power than the shell does
HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) layer closest to the hardware
Executive Services a group of services that operate in kernel mode
Process a program that is running under the authority of the shell
Thread a single task
Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) lets your view applications and processes running on your computer
Administrative Tools a list of tools that are helpful for technicians and developers
System Configuration (msconfig.exe) used to find out what processes are launched at startup and to temporarily disable a process from loading
System Console is used to control the windows and third party services installed on a system
Computer Management (Compmgmt.msc) contains several tools that can be used to manage the local PC or other computers on the the network
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) a windows utility that can be used to build your own customized console windows
Snap-Ins in a console these individual tools are called snap ins
Event Viewer(Eventvwr.msc) everything that happens in windows is logged and these logs can be viewed in event viewer
Task Scheduler can be set to launch an application at a future time.
Registry a database designed with a treelike structure that contains configuration for windows
Registry Editor (regedit.exe) making changes to the registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (HKLM) the most important key and contains hardware, software, and security data
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG (HKCC) Contains info that identifies each hardware device installed on the computer
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT (HKCR) stores info that determines which application is opened when the user double clicks a file.
HKEY_USERS (HKU) contains data about all users and is taken from the default hive
HKEY_CURRENT_USER (HKCU) contains data about the current user.
Resource Monitor (resmon.exe) monitors the performance of the processor, memory, hard drive and network.
Performance Monitor a Microsoft management console snap in that can track activity by hardware and software to measure performance
Data Collector Set a set of counters that you can use to collect data about the system and save this data into a report
Ready Boost uses a flash drive or secure digital (SD) memory card to boost hard performance
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