Most IT-related work can be learned in the process of obtaining a degree or certificate, but in the end, it is most important to experience it firsthand. The same goes for window management.
Experience is an important competitive advantage in obtaining a job, but in reality you cannot gain experience until you get that job. However, the advantage of IT is that there are cases where you can avoid problems. In the IT field, it is often possible to gain first-hand experience using tools that are on your own computer or accessible through existing jobs to get new jobs.
Those in the IT field enjoy trying new things. To gain practical experience, let’s take a look at 8 Windows management related projects that you can do at home or at work. Best of all, you can try all of this inexpensively and, if possible, for free.
Project 1: Find a Stability Monitor
Since Windows Vista, Microsoft has provided Reliability Monitor, a diagnostic tool that provides daily or weekly reports on Windows or application failures, critical events, warnings, and other important alarms. But the stability monitor hides in the old-fashioned control panel. If you haven’t checked it yet, look for it. It can be quite useful and can help you fix a known problem or figure it out before it grows.
To access the Stability Monitor: Click the Windows search box or the Start button, search for “Stability” and click “View Stability Record.”
A chart is provided with icons indicating the type of alert. To the right of the chart is a label for the warning type. At the top of the chart, the overall stability graph is marked with a line. This allows you to quickly check the reliability of your computer. Clicking on a date brings up a list of alerts, and you can click on each alert to see additional details.
If you are lucky, there will be few or no failures or warnings. But if there is, let’s check and fix it. You can also reinstall applications that are causing the problem repeatedly. You will learn something in this process.
Project 2: Checking the computer management console
The computer management console has been provided since the early days of Windows and can be viewed on all existing PCs. This is not a single tool, but a console that allows you to access multiple tools from one place. There are some differences between Windows editions, and most can be accessed from each of the Windows Management Tools (Windows Management Tools) in Control Panel.
To access the Computer Management Console, click the Windows search box or the Start button, search for and click Computer Management.
If you select the task scheduler, you can check all tasks set in the PC. Some tasks are set by Windows, and some are set by third-party applications. As you explore, you can add what the task does and add your own. Programs, batch files, and other executable scripts can be launched based on a variety of triggers, such as a specific day/time, running, or computer idle.
The Shared Folders tool displays the folders your computer shares on the network, the user sessions on the network that the shared folder is currently accessing, and a list of files that the user has open on the current network. You might be surprised that Windows shares the root of each drive (denoted by adding a dollar sign to the end of the drive letter). However, these are hidden shares protected by passwords, so don’t worry.
Project 3: experimenting with the command line
Window managers need to know a myriad of text-based commands. Windows provides some graphical management tools, but entering commands into a command-line interface (CLI) such as the traditional command prompt or the PowerShell framework introduced in the Windows 7 era is powerful. And it’s an effective way.
In the case of PowerShell, you can see it as a programming language that provides much more functionality while still being able to use most of the basic old commands of the command prompt.
You may already be familiar with some of the commands, but it’s good to find something new and experiment. The basic commands that can be used in CLI are as follows.
- Cd If you add a space and a path after the :, CLI moves to that path. (Example: cd c:windows)
- cd.. : Move from the existing path to the parent directory (eg c:windows → c:).
- to you : List files in a directory. Adding a space and /p divides the file list by page, which is useful when the list is long.
- Systeminfo : Provides detailed configuration overview for the computer.
- ipconfig : Lists the status of the network adapter. Adding a space and /release releases the IP address assigned to the network adapter, and /renew requests the DHCP server to reassign the IP address. And /flushdns flushes the DNS cache.
- Ping : Add a space and an IP address or domain, and send a ping to check the connection and delay speed.
- Echo : Paste a space and some text, and print the text to the CLI. This is useful when creating batch files, for example. The CLI window can display details or questions that the user sees at a specific point in time while executing commands specified by the batch file.
- Pause : Stops the CLI and displays “Press
to continue”. — Also useful when writing batch files. It can be used immediately after the echo command to cause the user to see and respond to messages.
Basically, there are countless ways to use commands in CLI, so let’s study it in more detail. Microsoft full Command list and Introduction to PowerShell And many other documents. If you are a Linux or Unix fan, the new Windows subsystem for Linux Installation guideLet’s refer to.
The basic tips that can be applied to CLI work are as follows.
- When you right-click, the copied text or command is pasted.
- Pressing the up arrow key cycles through the commands used.
- Normally, pressing Ctrl-C cancels the running process.
- Click the title bar icon in the upper-left corner of the CLI window to access properties and change the font size and color, as well as other cosmetic elements.
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