Managing Windows Server 2012 (part 7) - Using Control Panel

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4. Using Control Panel

From Start, you access Control Panel by tapping or clicking the Control Panel tile. From the desktop, you can display Control Panel by accessing the Charms bar, tapping or clicking Settings, and then tapping or clicking Control Panel. The Control Panel in Windows Server 2012 has two views:

  • Category Control Panel, shown in Figure 4, is the default view that provides access to system utilities by category, utility, and key tasks. Category Control Panel view is also referred to simply as Control Panel.

  • Standard Control Panel is an alternate view in which each Control Panel utility is listed separately by name.

Access system utilities and change operating system settings using Control Panel.
Figure 4. Access system utilities and change operating system settings using Control Panel.

You use the View By option to specify the view you want to use. Select Category on the View By list to use Category Control Panel. Select Large Icons or Small Icons on the View By list to use Standard Control Panel.

Because Category Control Panel provides quick access to frequent tasks, it is the view you typically will use most often. With this view, Control Panel opens as a console on which categories of utilities are listed. For each category, there’s a top-level link and under this are several of the most frequently performed tasks for the category.

Tap or clicking a category link provides a list of utilities in that category. For each utility listed within a category, there’s a link to open the utility, and under this are several of the most frequently performed tasks for the utility.

In Category Control Panel view, all utilities and tasks run with a single tap or click. The left pane of the console has a link to take you to the Control Panel Home page, links for each category, and links for recently performed tasks. Not only is this very efficient, but it’s very easy to use.

As you might already know, some Control Panel utilities offer a simple interface and are easy to work with, while others are fairly complex. Utilities that require little or no explanation are not discussed in this text; you will find a discussion of some of the more complex utilities later in this section.


When you are working with Category Control Panel view, you’ll see a Search box in the upper right corner. To quickly find what you are looking for, type in part of the tool or task name. Consider the following example: Normally, you access the Change The Display Setting task under Control Panel\Appearance\Display (or Control Panel\Appearance And Personalization\Personalization if Desktop Experience is installed), which requires you to navigate through several Control Panel pages. If you type display in the Search box instead, you can quickly display this task and tap or click it.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to open Control Panel to search for and find its settings. By accessing the Charms bar, tapping or clicking Search, and then tapping or clicking Settings, you can quickly search for and find settings in Control Panel.

Using the Folder Options utility

The Folder Options utility, shown in Figure 5, is used to control how File Explorer displays files and folders and to set a wide variety of folder and file options, including the type of desktop used, the folder views used, whether offline files are used, and whether you must single-click/single-tap or double-click/double-tap to open items.

Change how folders are viewed and opened.
Figure 5. Change how folders are viewed and opened.

In Control Panel, you can access the Folder Options utility by tapping or clicking Appearance (or Appearance And Personalization if Desktop Experience is installed), and then tapping or clicking Folder Options. As an administrator, you will probably want to manage the following options:

  • Single-Click To Open An Item (Point To Select) Select this option on the General tab to enable single-click/single-tap to open and point to select.


    Because menu options and Control Panel options open with a single click/single tap by default, you might want to configure your computer to use single-click to open items such as documents as well. This might help you avoid confusion as to whether you need to tap or click once or tap or click twice. When you have the single-click option configured, pointing to an item selects it.

  • Show Hidden Files, Folders, And Drives Select this option on the View tab to see hidden files, folders, and drives.

  • Hide Extensions For Known File Types Clear this check box on the View tab to see file names as well as file extensions.

  • Hide Protected Operating System Files Clear this check box on the View tab so that you can see and work with operating system files, which are otherwise hidden.

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