Windows 2000
Log in

General Info

Roaming Profile
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System Support


Windows Log in:

To log on to Windows 2000 press the Control, Alt and Delete buttons simultaneously. A dialog will box will appear into which you enter your password and username. Remember that your password is case sensitive so ensure that caps lock is not enabled (also applies to linux)). Enter your Username (letter ('c', 'm', 'l' or 'g') followed by your ID number), Password (given to you during week 1) and Domain (CSIS) and click on Enter. These log in details will be different from those used to access ITD computers in the library for example. This is because the CSIS and ITD networks are different.

Windows Log off:

Click on Start, and select Shut Down. You will immediatley be presented with a dialog box offering 4 options log off + (your username), shut down, restart, and stand by. To turn the computer off, select the first option 'Shut down'. To restart the computer without turning it off, select the second option 'Restart'. Use this option to log into Linux. To simply log off to allow another user to log on select the third option 'log off'. Click on 'Yes'. The 4th option, 'standby' you will never use.

The Desktop

The Windows 2000 Desktop contains features that allow you to easily access applications and Windows 2000 tools. The Desktop's three most important features are the Start button, Task bar, and Icons Commands perform specific tasks and actions. Pointing to a command that has an arrow displays a group of related items. Note the Shut Down command. This command should always be selected before you turn off the computer. The Task bar displays the names of every open programme. Clicking on a programme name on the Task bar displays that programme's window. The Task bar allows you to easily switch between open programs (multitasking). The icons displayed on the Desktop are used to perform tasks and run programs. To do this, the icon is double-clicked. The Windows 2000 Desktop can be customized. Right-clicking on an empty portion of the Desktop and selecting the Properties command from the menu displays a dialog box where you can view and change the Desktop's background, the screen saver, the appearance of windows, and the screen's settings. You can also modify an object's properties by right-clicking on it and selecting the Properties command. Moving objects on the Desktop is also possible. The Task bar is usually at the bottom of the screen; however, it can be moved to any corner of the screen by dragging it. The icons can also be dragged to new locations. This allows you to arrange the objects on the Desktop the way you want them to appear.

Department of computer science and information systems
University of limerick, limerick, Republic of Ireland

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