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A+ System Tools

Comptia A+ 220-701 System Tools

Control Panel Used to customize features of devices and to configure how a computer looks and behaves.
Task Manager Used to view the current state of the system and running applications.
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) A framework that provides a common user interface for performing system administration tasks. Management of a set of related features is done by adding snap-ins to the console.
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Microsoft provides snap-ins for managing Local Users and Groups, Device Manager, Disk Management, and Print Management.
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) You can save a console that includes the snap-ins you use most (saved consoles have the .msc extension)
Computer Management Is a saved MMC console that includes common snap-ins used to manage your computer.
Computer Management Some common ways to start this tool include >On the Start menu, right-click My Computer and select Manage. >Double-click the Computer Management icon in Administrative Tools in the Control Panel.
Event Viewer Used to view logs about programs, system events, and security.
Services A program that processes requests from other applications or users.
Performance Monitor Displays statistics that tell you about the operation of your computer that includes a Counter for statistics and Real-time data displayed in a graph.
Reliability Monitor Maintains historical data that describe the operating system's stabilityprovided with an index that ranges from 1 to 10. Shows an historical chart that identifies when software installs/uninstalls and failures have occurred.
System Information (Msinfo32) Used to view hardware and configuration information for your computer. While much of this information is available through other tools, Msinfo32 provides a single location.
System Information (Msinfo32) Provides a single location for viewing information such as Operating system version, Computer manufacturer, processor type, available memory, Installed devices and drivers used, Running tasks, Applications that run at system startup.
System Information (Msinfo32) You can only view, not modify, configuration settings in this tool.
System Configuration Utility (Msconfig) Utility to configure your system to enable optimal troubleshooting and diagnosis of technical issues.
System Configuration Utility (Msconfig) Use this Utility to Configure startup preferences, Configure system components, , View and customize Windows setup components, Customize Bootup configuration, Turn services on or off, Enable and disable startup, utilities and programs.
DirectX Diagnostic Tool (Dxdiag) A tool that shows information related to programming interfaces for multimedia (video and audio).
Command Prompt Used to execute command-line commands.
Command Prompt On Windows 2000/XP, click Start, then Run.... Type cmd in the Run box and press Enter. On Windows Vista/7, click Start and type cmd in the search box.
Regedit Tools for modifying entries in the Windows registry.
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Provides a shell for running snap-ins.
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Provide a common user interface for performing system administrator tasks.
Performance Monitor Tool you can use to display statistics that tell you about the operation of the computer.
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