Brief History Of Windows Operating System

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Brief History of the Windows Operating System
In 1981, Microsoft bought all the rights to an operating system (OS) called 86-DOS and worked closely with IBM to develop it further as MS-DOS. MS-DOS was an operating system without any graphical windows or mouse pad controls. The users had to type in the demand manually. In 1985, Microsoft published the first Windows 1.0 operating system, however, it was not an independent OS, rather a graphical implementation of the MS-DOS commands. Windows 3.1, published in 1992, was the first operating system that had major commercial success. Microsoft developed the system with 32-bit graphic and enhanced sound driver. The company made several improvements to its operating system until 2001, when
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compmgmt This computer management tool lists information about both local and remote computers, such as event viewer logs, shared folders, local user and groups accounts, performance logs, and services and applications. csvde This command imports and exports data from the Active Directory Domain Services. netfile This command shows all names of the open shared files on a server. psinfo This command shows all the information about the local system. pslist This command lists all running services. psservice This command allows to list and configure Windows services. gpresult This command lists the results of policies set by the administrator and verifies all policy settings for a specific user. secpol This command lists the security settings and local policies. systeminfo This command lists detailed information about the configuration of a computer and its operating system. tasklist This command lists all running processes and services.

Performing the Audit
To perform an effective audit of the Windows servers, it is vital to examine the host systematically step by step.

Step 1: Setup and General Controls
The first step is to test the setup and general controls to ensure overall system compliance with the company’s policy.
1. Do the system information and service pack version match the policy requirements of the firm?
Why? It is important that the configurations are in compliance with the firm’s policy to avoid managing difficulties.
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