Windows® XP Tools
What are the different tools in Windows® XP?
There are various tools available in Windows® XP with different features and functions, however, all the tools together help in the performance of the operating system. There are few to administer, few to support and few to manage the operating system.
Here we will talk about the different tools in Windows® XP.
- Computer management tool
- Support tools
- System information tool
Computer management tool
The computer management tool in Windows® XP is solely responsible for managing the system. It is a complete set of administrative tools which are implemented to make the system work. The computer management tool has got a console known as computer management console. In the console there are tools like system tools, storage and services and applications. Event viewer is an example of system tools which checks on the events on the system which includes application, security and system logs. Shared folders help in checking the resources in the computer create sessions and kill them. Device manager is another tool which gives access to the device drivers and their status. Similarly for storage there are tools like disk defragmenter which analyzes and fragments the hard disk. The Removal Storage Tool can be used to remove storage media and manage the libraries. Services and application has tools like services which keeps a check on all the start up services and their status.WMI is another tool which keeps a track of Windows® management instrumentation. Indexing service is responsible for creating and configuring additional catalogues for storage.
There are different support tools added to Windows® XP, which help in troubleshooting network and other issues on the system. Ipseccmd.exe is a tool which helps in monitoring the IPsec policies on the computer. HTTPcfg.exe is a network support tool which keeps a track of query configuration when the system is online. Extract.exe is another support tool which contributes in extracting files from a CAB file. Where in Netdom.exe is used to connect a computer to a domain.Bitsadmin.exe is a tool which controls the background intelligent transfer service.
System information tools help in knowing the system better. All information about the hardware components, software environment, application and Internet Explorer® can be revealed from information tools. To know system information click ‘Start,’ ‘Run’ or start search and type in msinfo32.exe.The window would open up to describe the version of Windows®, model type, CPU,BIOS version, Time zone and lots more. The hardware specific settings interrupt requests, resources in PCI, Direct memory access which are in use.