Using Task Manager.docx

Remember a service runs in the background it usually

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Remember a service runs in the background. It usually does not have any kind of user interface, and it's used to provide the various services that the system needs to get up and running. Now, this interface allows you some limited management functions for the services running on the system. For example, right here we have the print spooler. This is the service that allows you to send print jobs to a printer connected to the system. On occasion, you may need to restart the print spooler process. Maybe you need to clean out some stuck print jobs that are stuck in the queue, or something like that. In this case, you can right-click on the service, and then you can come down hereand either stop the service altogether, or you can also restart it. So you'll notice that when I did that, the spooler service stopped and then it restarted again. You can also right-click and go to Details and find out which process is associated with that particular service.In this case, you can see spoolsv.exe is used to create the print spooler service. Now, there's a lot of things you can't do in this view in Task Manager to manage services, and if the task you need to perform, such as configuring when that process should start, whether it should start automatically or will it need to be started manually, you can't do that here. So you'll come down here and click on Open services, and it will start the Services console, which provides you with a lot more flexibility in managing your services. Now the last thing I want to point out is the fact that while Task Manager is a good tool for monitoring system performance, it's not the best tool. If you need a lot more detail about the performance of the system, about how your hardware resources are being utilized in the system, then you can come to the Performance tab and click on Open resource monitor to launch the Resource Monitor application.
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Summary 18:45-19:01 That's it for this demonstration. In this demo we talked about how to use Task Manager on a Windows System. We first looked at the low-detail view in Task Manager and then we looked at the high-detail view, and we reviewed the information that could be accessed on the Processes, Performance, App History, Startup, Users, Details, and Services tabs. Using Control Panel 0:00-4:34 In this demonstration, we're going to spend some time reviewing all the things that you can do with Control Panel on a Windows system. Now in this Windows 10 system, you access Control Panel by coming down to your Windows icon, right clicking, then selecting Control Panel. First let's look at System and Security. This is probably where you're going to spend most of your time when working with Control Panel. System and Security contains various options for configuring how the Windows system works. For example, you can go to security and maintenance and here you can see whether or not any problems have been detected by the system that need to be resolved. And also you can look at your maintenance settings.
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