M2285: Installing Configuring and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M2285

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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

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