By Jim Boyce

The Keys on your productiveness Are correct There, within WindowsWindows XP is choked with utilities and different gains which may assist you paintings smarter and swifter. The trick is understanding what they're and the way and whilst to take advantage of them. Microsoft home windows XP energy productiveness teaches you ways to leverage those instruments to automate, customise, and troubleshoot your method, and to harness its strength such a lot successfully. it is a must-read publication for energy clients and method directors; it additionally deals a course that bold newcomers can stick with to accomplish services. insurance includes:Performing community, computerized, and unattended installationsControlling home windows XP startup and shutdownManaging printingAuditing the systemAdding and elimination OS componentsUnderstanding and coping with the RegistryWorking with equipment ManagerSetting up and troubleshooting incoming and outgoing connectionsHosting FTP sitesPerforming backups and convalescing from disastersManaging clients and groupsSetting up, tracking, and dealing with distant accessConfiguring and optimizing TCP/IPManaging certificatesConfiguring VPN connectionsEncrypting your filesIs Your computer protecting You Back?Don't accept making your self extra effective; do a similar in your computer. Microsoft home windows XP strength Optimization, additionally from Sybex, exhibits you the way to get extra velocity and gear from your present apparatus, just by tuning your home windows setup.

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Exe to execute commands. txt file to execute commands during the GUI portion of Windows XP Setup. txt is a text file that contains a single section labeled [Commands], followed by each command on its own line, in quotes. txt need to either run in quiet mode without requiring user interaction or use scripting to accomplish the same results. txt in that folder. Then add the line OEMPreinstall=Yes to the [Unattended] section of your unattended Setup file. txt execute after Setup is finished but before the system reboots.

What to Back Up Now that you have some options for backing up your data on the current system, what should you back up? Documents These include the documents in My Documents as well as any other data files (drawings, databases, checkbook, and so on) that you’ve created and stored on the system. Make it a habit to keep all your documents under My Documents, if possible, to make it easier for you to back up or move your documents whenever it becomes necessary. 21 22 CHAPTER 2 STAND-ALONE INSTALLATIONS TIP Use My Documents as the root folder for your documents, and create other subfolders in My Documents to contain specific types of documents.

But if you need to install on several systems or need to perform additional tasks during Setup, a custom Setup file is the way to go. NOTE Creating and using unattended Setup files is a complex task. You’ll find a good overview of the process in this section. For a more detailed look at using unattended Setup files, see Windows 2000 Automated Deployment and Remote Administration by Christa Anderson (Sybex, 2001). 39 40 CHAPTER 3 REAPING THE REWARDS OF NETWORK, AUTOMATED, AND UNATTENDED INSTALLATIONS Setup Answer Files An answer file is a text file that contains the answers to questions that Setup normally asks during installation.

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