Certifiable Q&A for June 21, 2002

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Questions (June 21, 2002)
Answers (June 21, 2002)

This week's questions cover topics for Exam 70-215: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.

Questions (June 21, 2002)

Question 1

You logged on to your Windows 2000 Professional system using a standard user account. However, you want to run some commands as an administrator and need access to a command- line session with Administrator privileges. Which of the following commands can you issue from the Start, Run dialog box to gain access to an administrator's command line? Your administrator account is called "administrator." (Choose the best answer.)

  1. runas /user:administrator cmd
  2. sudo cmd
  3. su -administrator command
  4. runas /user:administrator shell
  5. su -administrator shell

Question 2

You have 25 new and identical laptops that you must install OSs on and configure to boot into both Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 98. You've asked a subordinate, Rachel, to find the best way to configure these laptops.

Rachel suggests using Microsoft Remote Installation Services (RIS) to install the OSs on the laptops. She recommends connecting a test Win2K Server machine to your test subnet and using the blank laptops' PCMCIA network cards to connect the machines to the network. The test Win2K Server is a member of your Windows NT 4.0 domain. Your NT 4.0 PDC has DHCP and DNS services installed. Your test subnet is independent of the rest of your company's network. Rachel suggests that then you partition the drives so that Win98 is on a 5GB FAT32 partition and that Win2K Pro is on a 15GB NTFS partition. A separate 20GB FAT32 partition will store all the data that the OSs share.

Which of the following reasons explains why Rachel's suggestions will NOT work. (Select all that apply.)

  1. RIS doesn't work with laptops.
  2. RIS doesn't support multiple partitions.
  3. You can't use RIS to install Win98.
  4. You can't use RIS to install Win2K Pro.
  5. RIS works only in an Active Directory (AD) environment.

Question 3

Oksana is interested in learning how compression works. She has a file called example.txt in the root directory of her Windows 2000 Professional workstation's C drive. The file is a plaintext list of employee names and phone numbers. Oksana's primary goal is to create compressed copies of the example.txt file and place them in the C:\Compression\Volgograd and C:\Compression\Lapa directories.

Her secondary goals are to make sure that all files in the C:\Compression\Volgograd directory are compressed and that the system compresses any new files that users create in the C:\Compression\Lapa directory.

Oksana opens a command prompt and types the following commands:

cd copy example.txt example2.txt
mkdir compression
cd compression
mkdir volgograd
mkdir lapa
copy c:\example.txt volgograd\file1.txt
copy c:\example.txt lapa\file2.txt
compact /c volgograd
compact /c lapa
move c:\example2.txt volgograd\file3.txt
copy c:\example.txt lapa\file4.txt

Which goals has Oksana achieved? (Choose the best answer.)

  1. She has achieved her primary goal but neither of her secondary goals.
  2. She has achieved her primary goal and one secondary goal.
  3. She has achieved her primary goal and both secondary goals.
  4. She hasn't achieved her primary goal, but has achieved one secondary goal.
  5. She hasn't achieved her primary goal, but has achieved both secondary goals.
  6. She achieved none of her goals.

Answers (June 21, 2002)

Answer to Question 1

The correct answer is A—runas /user:administrator cmd. This command gives you quick and easy administrator command-line access to a machine without logging off an underprivileged user. After entering the correct password, you can run any program with administrator privileges from the command shell without having to reenter the runas command to authenticate each command.

Answer to Question 2

The correct answers are A—RIS doesn't work with laptops; B—RIS doesn't support multiple partitions; C—You can't use RIS to install Win98; and E—RIS works only in an Active Directory (AD) environment. Microsoft says that you can't use RIS with laptops because the technology doesn't work with laptop Ethernet cards. RIS doesn't support multiple partitions—it images only a machine's C drive. Using Win2K Server, you can use RIS to install Win2K only—not Win9x. Finally, RIS works only in an AD environment. If you have a Win2K Server in an NT 4.0 domain, you can't use RIS.

Answer to Question 3

The correct answer is D—She hasn't achieved her primary goal, but has achieved one secondary goal. The commands that Oksana issued will ensure that the system will compress any new files that users create in the C:\Compression\Lapa directory. However, file1.txt and file2.txt will remain uncompressed after the compact /c command runs on their directories. When you move a file on a hard disk, the data remains in the same place and in the same state, but the system updates the directory information. When you copy a file, the system reproduces the data and it becomes subject to the compression flag on the directory. File1.txt and file3.txt remain uncompressed, so Oksana doesn't achieve her primary goal.

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