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Note: These exercises are intended for the more advanced Windows user.

Windows 95 is the first version of Windows to implement functionality for management of user specific configurations and user specific privileges. User management in Windows 95 is implemented in a feature known as User Profiles. User Profiles contain system, application, and network data that are unique to the individual user of a Windows 95 PC. With the use of User Profiles, users and network managers have increased control over the Windows 95 settings, network settings, and application settings for the Windows 95 PC. The exercises in this lab introduce you to these desktop control features.

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Objectives

By the end of this lab, you will be able to:

  • Create and share folders with share-level security

  • Establish individual user profiles for each user on the system

  • Use the Systems Policy Editor to view the default user settings

  • Use the System Monitor to monitor your system

yt0d Estimated time to complete this lab: 15 minutes

Step by Step

Exercise 1: Creating and sharing folders with share-level security

In this exercise you will create three different folders and share them as read only, full access, and depends on password share-levels.

Share-level security in Windows 95 provides password-protected security to resources.

With share-level security, access to a resource is determined by a password assigned to the resource. Any user with the password may use the resource.

Share-level security offers the following password-protected options for folders: read only, full, and depends on password. Read only privileges allow users to access a shared folder but prevents them from writing to a shared file or changing the contents of a shared folder. Full privileges allow users to view and edit files. With depends on password privileges, the type of access is determined by the user's password. This allows the user who is sharing his/her drive to give different users different access.

To create three different folders and share them as read-only, full access, and depends on password share-levels

From the Windows 95 desktop,

  1. CLICK the Start button.

  2. CHOOSE Settings/Control Panel from the start menu.

    The Control Panel appears.

  3. DOUBLE-CLICK the Network icon.

    The Network dialog box appears.

  4. CLICK the Access Control tab.

  5. VERIFY that Share-Level Access Control is enabled.

    If share-level access is not enabled, enable it by SELECTING the Share-Level Access option button and CLICKING the OK button.

  6. If Share-Level Access Control is enabled, CLICK the Cancel button to close the dialog box.

  7. CLOSE the Control Panel.

  8. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is over the desktop.

    A short menu appears.

  9. CHOOSE New/Folder from the menu.

    A new folder appears on the desktop.

  10. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is over the New Folder.

  11. CHOOSE Rename from the short menu.

  12. TYPE the word Read to rename the folder.

  13. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is over the folder.

  14. CHOOSE Copy from the menu.

  15. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is over the desktop.

  16. CHOOSE Paste from the menu.

    A copy of the Read folder appears.

  17. RENAME the copy by giving it the name Full.

  18. Drag and Drop the Full Folder next to the Read folder.

  19. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is over the desktop.

  20. CHOOSE Paste from the menu.

    A copy of the Read folder appears.

  21. RENAME the copy by giving it the name Depend.

  22. REPOSITION the Depend folder next to the Read and Full folders.

  23. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is over the Read folder.

  24. CHOOSE Properties... from the short menu.

    The properties sheet appears.

  25. CLICK the Sharing tab.

  26. SELECT the Shared As: option.

  27. SELECT the Read-Only option in the Access Type field.

  28. CLICK the OK button.

  29. DOUBLE-CLICK the Read folder to open it.

  30. CHOOSE File/New/Text Document from the menu of the Read folder to create a new text document.

  31. CLICK the Close button to close the window.

  32. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is over the Full folder.

  33. CHOOSE Sharing... from the short menu.

    The properties sheet appears.

  34. SELECT the Shared As: option.

  35. SELECT the Full option in the Access Type field.

  36. TYPE the word Full as the Full Access Password and confirm the password.

  37. CLICK the OK button.

  38. DOUBLE CLICK the Full folder to open it.

  39. CHOOSE File/New/Microsoft Word 6.0 Document from the menu of the Full folder to create a new Word document.

  40. CLICK the Close button to close the window.

  41. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is over the Depend folder.

  42. CHOOSE Sharing... from the short menu.

    The properties sheet appears.

  43. SELECT the Shared As: option.

  44. SELECT the Depends on Password option in the Access Type field.

  45. TYPE the word Read as the Read-only Password.

  46. TYPE the word Full as the Full Access Password.

  47. CLICK the OK button.

  48. CONFIRM the password and CLICK the OK button.

  49. DOUBLE-CLICK the Depend folder to open it.

  50. CHOOSE File/New/Sound from the menu of the Depend folder to create a new sound object.

  51. CLICK the Close button to close the window.

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To access your neighbor's shared folders (try this only if you are networked with others completing the same exercise)

  1. OPEN the Network Neighborhood.

  2. DOUBLE-CLICK your neighbor's machine icon to access the shares.

    You will need to know the network name for your neighbor's machine.

    If you are not working with others you may access the folders on the Instructor's machine.

  3. Try to access the various shares. Try to read and write against the shared documents.

Exercise 2: Establishing individual user profiles

In this exercise, you will establish individual user profiles for two different users on the same system.

By setting up different user profiles the Windows 95 PC can be custom configured for each user of a Windows 95 desktop.

Windows 95's user management is integral to the Windows 95 system and is implemented in a feature called User Profiles. User Profiles contain system, application, and network data that are unique to the individual users of a Windows 95 PC. By adjusting the settings for different user profiles the Windows 95 PC can be custom configured to meet the needs of each individual user of the desktop.

To establish individual user profiles for two different users on the same system

From the Windows 95 desktop,

  1. CLICK the Start button.

  2. CHOOSE Settings/Control Panel....

  3. DOUBLE-CLICK the Passwords icon.

    The Passwords Properties sheet appears.

  4. CLICK the User Profiles tab.

  5. SELECT the Users can customize their preferences and desktop settings option.

  6. CLICK the OK button.

  7. CLOSE the Control Panel.

  8. CHOOSE ShutDown... from the start menu.

    The ShutDown dialog box appears.

  9. SELECT the Close all programs and log on as a different user? option and click the Yes button.

To Create a new account

When prompted to logon,

  1. TYPE the word ONE for the User Name.

  2. TYPE the word one for the Password.

  3. TYPE the word local for the Domain.

  4. CLICK the OK button.

  5. If you are prompted with a "No domain server was available to validate your password" message, CLICK the OK button.

  6. CLICK the Yes button to the Windows Networking dialog box.

  7. When prompted, CONFIRM the password and CLICK the OK button.

  8. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is over the desktop.

  9. CHOOSE Properties from the short menu.

  10. SELECT WinLogo for the Wallpaper.

  11. CLICK the OK button.

    The desktop is now customized for user ONE.

  12. CLICK the Start button.

  13. CHOOSE ShutDown from the start menu.

    The ShutDown dialog box appears.

  14. SELECT the Close all programs and log on as a different user? option and CLICK Yes.

To Create a second new account

When prompted to logon,

  1. TYPE the word TWO for the User Name.

  2. TYPE the word two for the Password.

  3. TYPE the word local for the Domain.

  4. CLICK the OK button.

  5. If you are prompted with a "No domain server was available to validate your password..." message, CLICK the OK button.

  6. CLICK the Yes button to the Windows Networking dialog box.

  7. CONFIRM the password when prompted and CLICK the OK button.

  8. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is over the desktop.

  9. CHOOSE Properties from the short menu.

  10. SELECT Squares for the Wallpaper.

  11. CLICK the OK button.

    The desktop is now customized for user TWO.

To verify the different backgrounds for each new user

  1. Try logging on as different users. As you logon and logoff as user ONE or user TWO you should see the appropriate wallpaper.

  2. Be sure to logon again using your proper user name and domain before continuing with the exercises.

Exercise 3: Using the Systems Policy Editor to view user settings

Note: The System's Policy Editor needs to be loaded on the user's machine from the Windows 95 CD Admin\apptools\poledit. Use the Control Panel/Add Remove Programs utility to install the utility. More information is available in the Windows 95 Resource Kit on your TechNet CD.

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In this exercise, you will use the Systems Policy Editor to view the default user settings.

With the Systems Policy Editor, administrators can control network options such as preferred server, domain logon, peer services, access to the Control Panel, and ability to access network resources.

Windows 95's administrative utility for implementing computer and network policies is the Systems Policy Editor. The Systems Policy Editor contains two utilities, the default user and the default computer. The names of these utilities imply their function.

To use the Systems Policy Editor to view the default user settings

From the Windows 95 desktop,

  1. CLICK the Start button.

  2. CHOOSE Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Policy Editor from the short menu.

    The Systems Policy Editor appears.

  3. CHOOSE File/New File from the menu bar.

  4. DOUBLE-CLICK the Default User icon.

    The Properties sheet for the Default User appears.

  5. CLICK the + sign to the left of the Desktop icon to view the default settings for the desktop.

  6. CLICK the + sign to the left of the Network icon to view the default settings for the network.

  7. CLICK the Cancel button to close the Properties sheet for the Default User.

  8. DOUBLE-CLICK the Default Computer icon.

    The Properties sheet for the Default Computer appears.

  9. CLICK the + sign to the left of the System icon to view the default settings for the desktop.

  10. CLICK the + sign to the left of the Network icon to view the default settings for the network.

  11. CLICK the Cancel button to close the Properties sheet for the Default Computer.

  12. CLICK the Close button to close the Systems Policy Editor.

  13. CLICK the NO button when prompted to save changes.

Exercise 4: Using the System Monitor to monitor your system

Note: System Monitor needs to be loaded on the user's machine from the Windows 95 CD. Admin\nettools\netmon. Use the Control Panel, Add Remove Programs utility to install the utility. More information is available in the Windows 95 Resource Kit on your TechNet CD.

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In this exercise, you will use the System Monitor to monitor system activity.

The System Monitor tracks the real-time performance of components, functions, and behaviors and can help administrators tune or troubleshoot the system.

The System Monitor is a charting utility that tracks the real-time performance of various computer components, functions, and behaviors and displays the results in graphs or charts. Collected over time, the data collected can show performance trends. These trends can be used to help tune or troubleshoot the computer.

To use the System Monitor to monitor system activity

From the Windows 95 desktop,

  1. CLICK the Start button.

  2. CHOOSE Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Monitor from the Start menu.

    The System Monitor appears.

  3. CHOOSE Edit/Add Item... from the menu bar.

    The Add Item dialog box appears.

  4. SELECT the Memory Manager from the Category field.

  5. SELECT the Free memory item from the Item field.

  6. CLICK the OK button.

  7. CLICK the Line Charts button on the toolbar.

  8. EXPLORE the C: drive of your computer and open a document file.

  9. CLOSE the document file and application.

  10. RETURN to the System Monitor.

    Notice that the chart indicated the use of memory.

  11. CLICK the Close button to close the System Monitor.

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