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MCSE: Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell by Paul Murphy, Michael Moncur

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Optimization and Troubleshooting

  1. Use the Performance Console snap-in to monitor a variety of counters.

  2. View the system, application, and error logs in the Event Viewer snap-in and note the entries listed.

  3. Press F8 to access the Boot Options menu while booting Windows 2000 Professional. Try each of the valid boot options. Especially note the system’s behavior when in safe mode and its variations.

  4. Load the Recovery Console using the setup boot disks. Type the HELP command to list the available commands, then experiment with some of these.

  5. If you have two networked computers, try removing a network cable. Attempt to access shared files or browse the network from each computer and note the errors that occur.

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