Certifiable Q&A for March 22, 2002

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Questions (March 22, 2002)
Answers (March 22, 2002)

This week's questions cover topics for Exam 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

Questions (March 22, 2002)

Question 1
Which of the following methods could you use to enable ClearType font rendering on your Windows XP Professional Edition View? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. In Control Panel, select Classic View. Open the Fonts applet. On the General tab, select the Enable ClearType Font Rendering check box.
  2. In Control Panel, select the Classic Rendering check box.
  3. In Control Panel, select Classic View. Open the System applet and select the Advanced tab. In the Performance menu, select Settings, then select the Enable ClearType Font Rendering check box.
  4. In Control Panel, select Classic View. Open the Display applet and select the Appearance tab. Click the Effects button. In the Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts drop-down menu, select ClearType.
  5. Right-click the Desktop. Select Properties. Select the Appearance tab, then select the Effects button. In the Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts drop-down menu, select ClearType.

Question 2
Your company, IE21, deals primarily with small businesses and fulfilling their network requirements. One of your clients, MickCorp, has 10 old Windows 98 computers and has just purchased 10 new workstations on which the company wants you to install Windows XP Professional Edition. The company also wants you to migrate each staff member's Win98 computer's documents and settings to the new XP Pro systems. You need to migrate the following settings:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) settings
  • Microsoft Outlook settings and store
  • dial-up connections
  • screen saver selection
  • fonts
  • folder options
  • taskbar settings

MickCorp has a small 10Base-T network, and you connected an extra hub so that all systems can access the network and the central server. Which of the following answers represents the best way to migrate these settings from each individual Win98 machine to each individual XP system?

(Choose the best answer.)

  1. Copy the registry of each Win98 system to a special folder on the server. Run the Migration wizard and point it to the folder that contains the corresponding Win98 registry. The system will transfer the settings.
  2. Run the File Settings and Transfer wizard in Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools. Create a Wizard Disk and take it to the corresponding Win98 machine. Run A:\fastwiz. A dialog box will appear. Select the option for exporting the settings registry to the server. Go back to the XP machine and rerun the File Settings and Transfer wizard. Select the Import Remote Registry option, and the system will transfer the settings.
  3. You can transfer the settings listed above only through a direct upgrade of the hard disk that contains the files. Use a program similar to Symantec's Norton Ghost to image each individual Win98 hard disk to a place on the server, then expand this image onto the hard disk of the new XP systems. After Win98 starts to boot on the new machine, insert the XP Pro CD-ROM and upgrade the system.
  4. Copy the Win98 machine's registry to a disk. Go to the XP machine and run regedt32.exe. Go to the registry menu and select Open Local. Insert the disk you made on the Win98 system and load the registry, then select merge registries. This action will copy across all the settings. Manually copy all the files through the network drive.
  5. Run the File Settings and Transfer wizard in Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools. Create a Wizard Disk and take it to the corresponding Win98 machine. Run A:\fastwiz. A dialog box will appear. Select Home or Small Office Network for the transfer method, then select Files and Settings for the items you want to transfer. The computer will scan the network and prompt you for a password that it will display on the screen of the XP machine you used to create the disk. The system will then transfer the settings and implement the files and settings.

Question 3
You installed Windows XP out of the box on a clean system, and you can't see any of the standard desktop icons. Which of the following methods can you use to put the My Computer, My Network Places, and My Documents icons back on the desktop? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. Right-click the Start menu and select Properties. Go to the Desktop tab and select the check boxes next to My Computer, My Network Places, and My Documents.
  2. Go to the Start menu, Settings, and select Taskbar and Start Menu. Go to the Taskbar tab and clear the Hide inactive icons check box.
  3. Right-click an empty area on the desktop. Select Properties, then select the Desktop tab. Click the Customize Desktop button. Make sure that the check boxes next to My Computer, My Documents, and My Network Places are selected.
  4. In the Control Panel, select Classic View. Open the Display applet, select the Desktop tab, and click the Customize Desktop button. Make sure that the check boxes next to My Computer, My Documents, and Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) icons are selected.
  5. Double-click My Network Places. On the left panel, make sure that Other Places is expanded. Select the My Computer icon, and another window will appear. On the left panel, click the Control Panel and select Classic View. Open the Display applet. Go to the Desktop tab and click the Customize Desktop button. Make sure that the check boxes next to My Computer, My Documents, and My Network Places are selected.

Answers (March 22, 2002)

Answers to Question 1
The correct answers are D and E, which depict two ways to access the Display applet. From the Display applet, you can set the screen font rendering to either Standard or ClearType. ClearType technology uses antialiasing to make screen fonts look crisper and is one of the great benefits of making the migration to XP Pro.

Answer to Question 2
The correct answer is E. Although it sounds a little strange, creating the Wizard Disk (as Microsoft calls it) is the first step in transferring the settings listed above and many others. You can save these settings to a network area, but not by exporting only the registry. After you run the Wizard Disk on the original computer, the system will ask you for a transfer method (in this case through the network, although by disk and by direct cable connect are also options). Select both files and settings for transfer. The system will then prompt you for a password that it displays on the XP system's screen. The transfer proceeds as usual after that.

For more information, visit the Microsoft Web site.

Answer to Question 3
The correct answer is C. This question is tricky; we included it because it's specifically designed to mislead people who discount an answer before reading it in its entirety—something we're all guilty of. Answer C is a simple way to carry out the task. Answer D is incorrect because it specifies the Internet Explorer (IE) icon rather than the My Network Places icon. Answer E involves a rather long route to get to the Control Panel, but it does work (if the My Network Places icon is on the desktop).

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