Certifiable Q&A for April 5, 2002

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Questions (April 5, 2002)
Answers (April 5, 2002)

This week's questions cover topics for Exam 70-210: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.

Questions (April 5, 2002)

Question 1
Your remote-access users, who use analog modems to dial in to your network, are complaining that their connections to the server are too slow. You decide to install additional modems in these users' computers so that they can connect using multiple modems simultaneously. What software configuration must you perform on your RAS server to ensure that this functionality will work properly?

  1. Configure Routing and Remote Access to support the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS).
  2. Enable dual callback.
  3. Enable multilink.
  4. Install the Bandwidth Allocation Protocol (BAP).
  5. Install the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP).

Question 2
Although Steve has a roaming user profile configured for his user account, he usually logs on to and works from the same Windows NT 4.0 Workstation machine. One day, Steve decides to use a Windows 2000 Professional machine. He logs on successfully, but he experiences problems with several of his applications. What's the most likely reason for these problems? (Choose the best answer.)

  1. You haven't configured Group Policies properly. For Group Policies to work seamlessly between OSs, you must configure the "Manual (use specific path)" setting on the Win2K Pro machine.
  2. NT 4.0 Workstation profiles and Win2K Pro profiles are incompatible. If a user initially establishes a profile under one OS, he or she can't access the profile from the other OS.
  3. The problems result from the different profile names that the OSs use: NT 4.0 Workstation profiles are named ntconfig.pol, and Win2K Pro profiles are named config.pol.
  4. The problems result from the different places that each OS stores locally cached user profiles: NT 4.0 Workstation stores profiles in the %SystemRoot%\Profiles folder; Win2K Pro stores profiles in the Documents and Settings folder at the root of the boot volume.

Question 3
Recently you upgraded many of the computers on your company's network from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000 Professional. You want all the Win2K Pro machines to register with the appropriate DNS server. However, because your company doesn't have any naming standards in place, you're concerned that some of the NT 4.0 NetBIOS names won't be valid DNS host names. Therefore, you decide to rename some of the computers so that they conform to the character set that Request for Comments (RFCs) 1123 and 952 specify. Which of the following computers must you rename to conform to these standards? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. 1workstation
  2. 1441
  3. _workstation11
  4. workstation9
  5. wks5.workgroup

Answers (April 5, 2002)

Answer to Question 1
The correct answer is C—Enable multilink. Windows 2000 remote access supports multilink and BAP. With Multilink, multiple physical links appear as one logical link over which data travels. To enable Multilink, open Routing and Remote Access and right-click the server name for which you want to enable Multilink. Click Properties, and on the PPP tab, select the Multilink connections check box.

Answer to Question 2
The correct answer is D—The problems result from the different places that each OS stores locally cached user profiles: NT 4.0 Workstation stores profiles in the %SystemRoot%\Profiles folder; Win2K Pro stores profiles in the Documents and Settings folder at the root of the boot volume. If your Win2K Pro installation is an upgrade, the system will continue to use the existing profile path. In new Win2K Pro installations, the system creates a Documents and Settings folder to hold locally cached versions of user profiles.

Some programs use hard-coded paths for determining where a user's cached profile (for either a local or a roaming user) is located on a machine. When a user roams between computers running NT 4.0 and Win2K, unexpected behavior might occur if a program is hard-coded to find the user's locally cached profile in the %SystemRoot%\Profiles folder.

Answer to Question 3
The correct answers are C—_workstation 11; and E—wks5.workgroup. Original DNS names are restricted to the character set that RFCs 1123 and 952 specify, which includes a through z, 0 through 9, and the minus sign and period. In addition, the first character of the DNS name can be a number (to accommodate companies such as 3Com or 3M).

The specifications discourage underscores in host names because Win2K uses underscores to designate a record as an SRV record. In addition, the period has labelseparator meaning and should not be used.

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