Hands On

Hands On Training

This course includes practical application of the subjects covered.


Official Curriculum

This course is part of Microsoft's official Course Curriculum.

Curriculum Microsoft
Course Code M2285
Duration 2 Days
Price Available on request
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Course Description

This course is intended for individuals who are employed as or seeking employment as a systems administrator or systems engineer.

Course Modules

Installing Windows XP Professional (4 topics)

  • Install Windows XP Professional.
  • Run Setup Manager and create an answer file to automate an installation of Windows XP Professional.
  • Transfer user files and settings to a new computer.
  • Create and deploy an image.

Adding Hardware to Microsoft Windows XP Clients (4 topics)

  • Add hardware efficiently and safely to a computer running Windows XP Professional.
  • Configure modems, printers, and monitors for maximum functionality.
  • Troubleshoot hardware device drivers to resolve installation problems.
  • Uninstall hardware correctly to protect your data and the computer.

Resolving Boot Process Issues (4 topics)

  • Explain the Windows XP Professional boot process.
  • Start a computer in Safe Mode and explain the other advanced boot options.
  • Use the Recovery Console to start a computer.
  • Use the Boot.ini file to change the startup behavior on a computer.

Configuring the Desktop Environment (5 topics)

  • Configure desktop settings.
  • Customize the desktop environment.
  • Configure system settings.
  • Manage local user profiles and understand how Group Policy can control desktop customization.
  • Use Remote Assistance to view and control user computers from your workstation.

Configuring Microsoft Internet Explorer and Application Compatibility (4 topics)

  • Configure security and connection settings for Internet Explorer.
  • Use the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) and Group Policy to customize and deploy Internet settings.
  • Configure applications written for earlier versions of Windows to operate on computers running Windows XP Professional.
  • Configure the Dr. Watson debugger utility to troubleshoot applications.

Configuring Microsoft Windows XP Professional to Operate in a Microsoft Network (4 topics)

  • Configure Windows XP Professional for a workgroup.
  • Configure security settings on individual accounts and computers.
  • Use the Network Setup Wizard to configure network options in a workgroup.
  • Configure Windows XP Professional for a domain.

Configuring Windows for Mobile Computing (3 topics)

  • Configure hardware for mobile computing.
  • Configure power management for mobile computing.
  • Make files, folders, and Web sites available offline.


Before attending this course, students must have completed: Course 2208: Upgrading Your Skills from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Or you must have completed all of the following courses: Course 2274: Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Course 2275: Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Course 2276: Implementing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Hosts Course 2277: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor




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