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Administrative Tools

Shortcuts for several important administrative utilities in Windows XP Professional.(The Administrative Tools folder is included with Windows XP Professional only.)

To Open

Control Panel [Performance and Maintenance] Administrative Tools

Command Prompt control admintools

Description

The Administrative Tools entry in Control Panel is nothing more than a standard Start menu folder full of shortcuts to programs listed elsewhere in this chapter. The folder is stored in \Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools, and the shortcuts included in this folder, by default, are:

  • Component Services

  • Computer Management

  • Data Sources (ODBC)

  • Event Viewer

  • Local Security Policy

  • Performance

  • Services

Since this is a standard folder, you can remove any of these items or add any of your own shortcuts as you see fit.

Notes

  • Like other Start menu folders, if the Administrative Tools folder is ever deleted or renamed (or if any of its contents are deleted or modified), Windows will not recreate it.

  • See “Taskbar and Start Menu Properties”, later in this chapter, for an option to show or hide this item in the Start menu.

See Also

“Control Panel”, “Microsoft Management Console”

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