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  1. Introduction
  2. Capabilities
  3. Structure
  4. The Registry
  5. System and Configuration Files
  6. Security
  7. Application Support
  8. Requirements
  9. Installation
  10. Unattended Installation
  11. Booting
  12. Filesystems
  13. Programs
  14. Control Panel
  15. Tool
  16. Commands
  17. Customization
  18. Environment Variables
  19. Printing
  20. Performance
  21. System Services
  22. Permissions
  23. Groups
  24. User Rights and Auditing
  25. User Profiles
  26. Policies
  27. Network Model
  28. Resource Access
  29. Network Browsing
  30. Protocol Support
  31. RAS
  32. Networking
  33. Backups
  34. Events
  35. Error Handling
  36. Diagnostic Tools
  37. Items to Memorize
  38. Terms
  39. Credits

Windows NT Programs

At installation, the following program groups are created.

  • Accessories - Includes applications like notepad, communications accessories and graphics.
  • Administrative Tools - Includes User Manager, Backup, Performance Monitor, and Disk Administrator.
  • Applications - Other programs to be installed on your hard drive.
  • Games
  • Main - Windows NT system programs such as File Manager and Control Panel.
  • Startup - Applications that start when the user logs on.

Created program groups

  • Personal program groups can be created by users.
  • Common program groups can be created by administrators. These groups are displayed when users log on.

Windows shells

  • Progman.exe
  • Explorer.exe - The normal shell.

Creating a Program Group

How to create a new program group:

  1. Right click on "Start".
  2. Select "Open All Uers".
  3. Select "file", "new", and "folders" to create new folders.
  4. Programs or shortcuts may be placed in these folders to make them accessible from a group in the "Start" menu.

As an administrator, a "common program group" may be created. As a user, a "personal program group" may be created.