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Data Backup and Data Management. IntelliMirror can manage user documents and data Users store and synchronize their data easily in specified network location Folder redirection User’s My Documents folder redirected to network share. My Documents Folder. Synchronization Settings Dialog.

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Data backup and data management

Data Backup and Data Management

  • IntelliMirror can manage user documents and data

  • Users store and synchronize their data easily in specified network location

  • Folder redirection

    • User’s My Documents folder redirected to network share

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My documents folder

My Documents Folder

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Synchronization settings dialog

Synchronization Settings Dialog

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Pc configuration recovery

PC Configuration Recovery

  • User settings management feature of IntelliMirror:

    • Users can access personal settings on network

    • User environment configuration can be easily transferred to new machine

  • Settings include:

    • Language settings

    • Desktop schemes

    • Custom dictionaries

  • Same as roaming profile

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Application installation and repair

Application Installation and Repair

  • Software installation and maintenance feature of IntelliMirror:

    • Use to rebuild applications environment

  • Use Windows Installer Service (WIS)

    • Reinstall applications

    • Repair applications seamlessly

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Application Installation and Repair (continued)

  • Restorable applications include:

    • Software

    • Software upgrades

    • Operating system upgrades

  • Windows Installer program

    • Included with Windows XP

    • Msiexec.exe

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Application Installation and Repair (continued)

  • Windows Installer program

    • Command-line tool

    • Used to:

      • Install and configure software (with the /i parameter)

      • Repair software (/f)

      • Uninstall software (/x)

      • Apply patches (/p)

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Application Installation and Repair (continued)

  • Windows Installer program

    • Can apply three types of software packages to system:

      • .msi (software installation)

      • .msp (patches, service packs, and software updates)

      • .mst (transformation or modification files, used to customize an installation)

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Microsoft backup utility

Microsoft Backup Utility

  • Make backups using media:

    • Tape drives

    • External hard disks (i.e., network drives)

    • Zip or Jaz drives

    • Recordable CD-ROM drives

    • Logical drives

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Microsoft Backup Utility (continued)

  • Backup utility

    • Provides easiest method of backing up or restoringdata onto:

      • Media

      • Server on network

    • Main functions:

      • Back up programs and files

      • Restore programs and files

      • Create an ASR (Automated System Recovery) data set

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Microsoft Backup Utility (continued)

  • Provides two methods to back up your data:

    • Backup Wizard

    • Backup tab to set backup options manually

  • Wizard:

    • Guides you through the process of defining and scheduling your backups

    • Launched automatically when you open Backup utility

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Microsoft Backup Utility (continued)

  • To launch:

    • Start

    • All Programs

    • Accessories

    • System Tools

    • Backup

  • Options

    • Back up everything on computer

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Microsoft Backup Utility (continued)

  • Options:

    • Back up just specific files and folders

    • Elect to include System State data:

      • System’s boot files

      • COM settings

      • Registry data

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Microsoft Backup Utility (continued)

  • Backup types:

    • Copy backup

    • Normal (or full) backup

    • Daily backup

    • Differential backup

    • Incremental backup

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Microsoft Backup Utility (continued)

  • Most backup schemes combine the use of:

    • Weekly full backups

    • And daily backups of type:

      • Incremental

      • Differential

  • Incremental daily backups

    • Make daily backup operation run quicker

    • Require a longer restore period

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  • Differential backups

    • Cause a longer and longer backup period each day

    • Require increased storage space on backup media each day

    • Restore time is greatly reduced in comparison with incremental

  • Automated System Recovery (ASR)

    • Restore essential system files in event of severe system failure

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Microsoft Backup Utility (continued)

  • Automated System Recovery (ASR)

    • Won’t protect personal data or application configuration settings

    • Creates a backup of only files essential to boot process

    • Media set consists of both:

      • Backup floppy

      • One or more backup tapes or other media

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Backup utility welcome tab

Backup Utility, Welcome Tab

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Backup utility backup tab continued

Backup Utility, Backup Tab (continued)

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Preventive maintenance

Preventive Maintenance

  • Windows XP includes several mechanisms to reduce user problems:

    • Remove bad device drivers

    • Install system updates

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Device driver rollback

Device Driver Rollback

  • Help prevent problems related to faulty device drivers

  • Roll back device drivers

  • Removes current driver for a device

  • Reinitializes previous driver

  • Driver tab of device’s Properties dialog box

  • Click Roll Back Driver button

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Device Driver Rollback (continued)

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Windows file protection

Windows File Protection

  • Ensures that the correct and uncorrupted version of certain core files is retained on system

  • Files include:

    • .sys

    • .dll

    • .exe

    • .ocx

    • True Type font files

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Windows File Protection (continued)

  • Protects list of sacred files from changes due to:

    • Application installation

    • Virus infection

    • Human error

  • Works in background

  • Operates invisibly to user (in most cases)

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Windows File Protection (continued)

  • System File Checker (SFC) tool

    • Performs inspection and replacement of monitored files

    • Usually executed automatically

    • Can be executed manually from command prompt

    • Can be used to purge and rebuild DLLCACHE

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Automatic updates and windows update

Automatic Updates and Windows Update

  • Problem fixes available online

  • Can be accessed through Windows Update

  • Automatic Updates tab of System applet

  • Used to define whether the OS:

    • Automatically checks, downloads, and installs updates

    • Notifies you when updates are available

    • Leaves all updating processes up to you to perform manually

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Automatic Updates and Windows Update (continued)

  • Options:

    • Notify before downloading any updates and notify me again before installing them on my computer

    • Download the updates automatically and notify me when they are ready to be installed

    • Automatically download the updates, and install them on the schedule that I specify

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Desktop cleanup wizard

Desktop Cleanup Wizard

  • Asks permission to remove unused icons from desktop

  • Launches automatically every 60 days

  • Can be disabled

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Hibernate vs standby

Hibernate vs. Standby

  • Commonly used terms or features that often confuse users

  • Hibernation

    • Saves contents in memory to hard drive

    • Performs system shutdown

    • Upon restarting, system is restored to its state at moment hibernation was activated

    • Restores user environment to its exact state, including open applications and dialog boxes

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Hibernate vs. Standby (continued)

  • Standby

    • Support for:

      • APM (Advanced Power Management)

      • ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)

    • Supported by notebook or portable systems

    • Also supported by newer desktops

    • Retains contents of memory in RAM

    • Very fast restoration to user environment

    • If system loses power, data saved in RAM is lost

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Repairing windows xp professional

Repairing Windows XP Professional

  • Options for repairing or restoring your PC:

    • Safe Mode

    • System Restore

    • Emergency repair process

    • Recovery Console

    • Remote OS installation

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System restore

System Restore

  • Can be used to return OS to previously saved state

  • Reverse system configuration settings

  • Reverse Registry changes

  • Undo the changes made by installed software

  • Does not affect:

    • Personal files

    • e-mail

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System Restore (continued)

  • Can only be used if system boots

  • Automatically creates restoration points during critical system changes

  • User can initiate creation of a restoration point manually

  • Controlled and managed through:

    • System Restore tab of System applet

    • System Restore tool

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System Restore (continued)

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Emergency repair process

Emergency Repair Process

  • For problems caused by:

    • Corrupt or missing system files

    • Startup environment

    • Partition boot sector

  • Options:

    • Fast repair

    • Manual repair

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Recovery console

Recovery Console

  • Useful for:

    • Expert users

    • System administrators

  • Offers more precise control over troubleshooting and repair process

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Recovery Console (continued)

  • Use to:

    • Disable malfunctioning services or drivers

    • Repair corrupted Master Boot Record

    • Copy needed files to your PC from:

      • Floppy disk

      • CD-ROM

      • Network share

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Remote os installation

Remote OS Installation

  • Used along with Microsoft IntelliMirror technologies to recover entire PC, including:

    • User’s data

    • Individual configurations

    • Applications

  • Component of optional Windows Server Remote Installation Services (RIS)

  • Clients must have must have PXE (Preboot Execution)environment

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Remote OS Installation (continued)

  • Types of installations:

    • CD-based

    • Remote Installation Preparation (RIPrep) desktop image

    • Automatic Setup

    • Custom Setup

    • Restart a Previous Setup Attempt

    • Maintenance and Troubleshooting

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