What About System Administrators?
If you're responsible for keeping tens, hundreds, or thousands of PCs up and running, and you're currently evaluating WindowsXP, definitely take the time to work with Verifier from both the command line. The executive Verifier.exe is delivered with both Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home. As with any executable, you can embed this command in a shellscript so it can be run at startup across a network as well. Keep in mind that Verifier is disabled during safe mode, often initiated during troubleshooting mode or when a system is booted up using the F8 key. By default, Microsoft loads Verifier.exe in the windows/system32 subdirectory. This executable also relies on the ADVAPI32.DLL, a common dynamically linked library used by system-level resources throughout both Windows 2000 and Windows XP.