I'm in a locked-down work environment and couldn't open the Computer Management console.
Pity, because I wanted to see if I was running XP with SP2 or SP3, and the only way I know to do that in my environment is via the Computer Management console.
Unfortunately in my environment:
- the "Properties" option in the My Computer context menu has been removed
- System has been removed from the Control Panel.
- and when you run the sysdm.cpl command from Start -> Run, nothing happens. (this should normally bring up the System Properties panel.
Anyway, I finally found the command to launch the Computer Management console directly:
Then it was simply a matter of selecting "Properties" from the context menu of the "Computer Management (Local)" item on the left-hand side.
And voila, there was the System Propeties panel (only this way the title of the panerl is "Computer Management (Local) Properties".
For a list of other .msc commands, take a look here: http://www.theeldergeek.com/microsoft_management_console.htm