Certifiable Q&A for February 8, 2002

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Questions (February 8, 2002)
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This week's questions cover topics for Exam 70-210: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.

Questions (February 8, 2002)

Question 1
Your Windows 2000 system is configured with two partitions, C and D. The C partition is the boot partition, and the D partition is the active partition. Which of the following files are located on your C partition? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. boot.ini
  2. bootsect.dos
  3. hal.dll
  4. ntbootdd.sys
  5. ntdetect.com
  6. ntldr
  7. ntoskrnl.exe

Question 2
When the end users you work with try to install software, they often configure the applications incorrectly. When that happens, you must visit their offices, reinstall the software, and configure it correctly. To prevent this scenario from recurring, you want to deploy all applications in such a way that the users have no opportunity to interfere. You want to install some applications when you load the OS and others later using Group Policy. What tools can you use to create packages and other files that will install applications without user intervention? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. chkupgrd.exe
  2. Jetpack
  3. SysDiff
  4. Sysprep
  5. Windiff

Question 3
You want to adjust Windows 2000's appearance and behavior to enhance accessibility for some hearing-impaired users. You know that you can provide visual cues, such as popup icons or text, for events that usually trigger sounds and whenever the computer's built-in speaker makes a sound. You want to implement these changes without having to buy additional hardware or software, so you use the Control Panel Accessibility Options applet to configure settings. Which of the following options should you enable? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. High Contrast
  2. Magnifier
  3. Narrator
  4. ShowSounds
  5. SoundSentry

Answers (February 8, 2002)

Answer to Question 1
The correct answers are A—boot.ini; B—bootsect.dos; D—ntbootdd.sys; E—ntdetect.com; F—ntldr; and G—ntoskrnl.exe. You can find these files, which participate in the Win2K boot process, in the following locations :

  • boot.ini: C:\
  • bootsect.dos: C:\
  • ntdetect.com: C:\
  • ntbootdd.sys: C:\
  • ntldr: C:\
  • ntoskrnl.exe: C:\%systemroot%\System32, where %systemroot% is where you installed the Win2K system files

Answer to Question 2
The correct answers are C—SysDiff; and F—WinINSTALL. SysDiff lets you install applications as part of an automated setup, including applications that don't support scripted installation.

If you want to want to use Group Policy to install applications, you can create Windows Installer (.msi) packages using a tool such as VERITAS WinINSTALL LE, which is included with the Windows 2000 Server platforms. Windows Installer packages are self-contained database files that include the requirements and instructions that Windows Installer uses when installing applications.

Answer to Question 3
The correct answers are D—ShowSounds; and E—SoundSentry. According to the Win2K Help files, "ShowSounds instructs programs to provide visual cues, such as informative icons or text, for events that are normally only indicated by a sound," and "SoundSentry displays a visual warning, such as a blinking program window, when your computer's built-in speaker makes a sound.

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