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Windows® 8.1 IN DEPTH by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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23. Windows Management Tools

Managing Windows

Our goal in this book is to help you plumb the true depths of Windows 8.1, and our premise is that this goal can’t be met by toeing the line and doing only what the Help system tells you. Rather, we believe you can reach this goal only by taking various off-the-beaten-track routes that go beyond Windows orthodoxy.

The topics in this chapter illustrate this approach quite nicely. The tools we discuss—Control Panel, Group Policy Editor, Microsoft Management Console, and Services—aren’t difficult to use, but they put an amazing amount of power and flexibility into your hands. We discuss them in depth because you’ll be using these important tools in other chapters of the book. However, you can scour ...

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