How do I… open a cmd prompt at a specified location

  1. Create a shortcut to cmd
  2. Change the Start In to the location you desire
  3. There are other methods

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/60904/how-can-i-open-a-cmd-window-in-a-specific-location

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How do I… open windows explorer at a pre-set location

Create a shortcut to Windows explorer (probably on your desktop)
Add /e,C:\Windows to the end of the shortcut

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307856

How do I … join a network domain using windows

To login to a work network

  1. Start > Computer > Right-click > Properties
  2. Change Settings > First tab is Computer Name > Bottom button is Change >
  3. Member of – select toggle button on Domain > Enter Name of Domain > Need to login to that domain > may need to restart

Once you have joined the domain you can use explorer address bar to type \\ <domain name> \ shared directory path

To login back in to home

  1. Start > Computer > Right-click > Properties
  2. Change Settings > First tab is Computer Name > Bottom button is Change >
  3. Member of – select Workgroup > normal name is “WORKGROUP”