Computer Operating Systems
Urban Voice -- Instructor: Lenny Bailes
Day 46 Agenda
1. Last Known Good Configuration: restores registry values from SYSTEM.ALT file in
Winnt\System32\Config file. This includes most OS configuration values saved during
the last successful boot. This option *does not* take values from the original registry
saved in the \Winnt\Repair Folder
Advanced Recovery Console: Can be accessed by pressing R, followed by C when you
boot from the Windows 2000 installation CD:
To install the Recovery Console as menu option on your hard disk, invoke the command:
i386\winnt32 /cmdcons from the i386 directory on your Windows 2000 CD. You must enter
the Administrator password to gain access.
Emergency Repair Disk: Is created by the Backup Utility. To use the ERD, press R, followed
by R from the Setup Menu on the W2K Installation CD.
The ERD repair menu contains two options:, Manual Repair and Fast Repair. Fast Repair
replaces registry values in the \Winnt\system32\config folder from the copy of the original
Registry stored in the \Winnt\Repair folder *even if you have created an Emergency Repair Disk
and also have a \Winnt\Repair\Regback directory.
Manual Repair checks and restores other system files but does not replace any registry values.
*To restore values backed up to the \Winnt\Repair\Regback folder created by the Emergency
Repair disk, you must copy the files manually from the command line in the Recovery Console
C:\WINNT\REPAIR\REGBACK\>Copy System c:\winnt\system32\Config
C:\WINNT\REPAIR\REGBACK\> Copy Software c:\winnt\system32\Config
and so on:
System is the file that contains the basic hardware configuration
Software is the file that contains the basic software configuration
SAM contains the Security Accounts Managagement database with passwords
Security contains other security settings and permissions.
Default contains the default user configuration
2. Burn Windows XP CDs and get your product ID
3. Lab Work
1. Complete descriptions of Computer Management services (see first, legal-size handout)
2. Complete Day 44 Agenda exercises
Create User Account, add to Power Users, log on and check access rights to
Device Manager, Network Settings, and Printers
Use Backup utility to create a W2K Emergency Repair Disk and back up the
3. Work on lab exercises in second (Advanced 8-1/2x11") handout.
Exploring Computer Management and Local Security Settings
Creating a customized MMC
Working with Event Viewer
Work on research projects.
Review A+ in Depth, Chapter 14, Managing and Troubleshooting Windows 2000
Be prepared for short team contest on questions 1-25
on p. 600-604 and questions 1-13 on p. 644-646.
Read A+ in Depth, Chapter 15 on Installing and Using
Windows XP Professional. Be prepared to install Windows XP.
Fill in: new features of Windows XP Home and XP Professional include:
New features included only in Windows XP Professional include:
Continue working with A+ practice tests.