Do I have to dress out today?

In which of these circumstances would you use a PE?

A) Change the default video resolution of a Windows desktop

B) View a consolidated console of system events

C) Install and update an anti-virus utility

D) Troubleshoot a issue using a minimal Windows OS

E) Drop and give me 20

The answer: D) Troubleshoot a issue using a minimal Windows OS

A Windows Pre-installation Environment (PE) is useful for troubleshooting operational issue or security problems. You can build your own PE using Microsoft or 3rd-party tools.

Want to know more? Watch “Tools for Security Troubleshooting.”

If you are experiencing a security-related problem, then you’re going to need the right tools to get your systems up and running again. In this video, you’ll learn about anti-virus software, the Windows Recovery Console and Command Prompt, System Restore, pre-installation environments, and the Windows Event Viewer.