Certifiable Q&A for November 9, 2001

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Questions (November 9, 2001)
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This week's questions cover topics for Exam 70-210: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.

Questions (November 9, 2001)

Question 1
Which of the following does Windows 2000 Professional NOT support? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. Two processors
  2. 8GB of RAM
  3. Dynamic disks
  4. Disk quotas
  5. Clustering

Question 2
Ted has a laptop that he uses with a docking station when he's in the office. The docking station lets Ted access the network through a NIC. From home, Ted uses a modem to dial in and connect to the network. What kind of profile can Ted create to prevent Windows 2000 from attempting to start the CD-ROM drive and NIC when he's not using the docking station? (Choose the best answer.)

  1. Local profile
  2. Personal roaming profile
  3. Mandatory roaming profile
  4. Hardware profile
  5. Low profile

Question 3
When you run several resource-intensive applications, performance on your Windows 2000 Professional machine lags. The machine has a Pentium II 350MHz processor, 128MB of RAM, and an EIDE hard disk. You check the System Monitor, and you note the following values:

  • LogicalDisk—% Free Space: 7
  • Memory—Pages/Sec: 2
  • Physical Disk—% Disk Time: 5
  • Processor—% Processor Time: 4

What can you do to improve system performance? (Choose the best answer.)

  1. Upgrade the hard disk to a SCSI drive
  2. Run Disk Cleanup
  3. Increase the amount of RAM in the system
  4. Increase the CPU priority for all applications
  5. Add a second CPU to the system

Answers (November 9, 2001)

Answer to Question 1
The correct answers are B—8GB of RAM and E—Clustering. Win2K Pro supports up to two symmetric multiprocessors and supports both dynamic disks and disk quotas. The OS can handle up to 4GB of RAM, but it doesn't support clustering.

Answer to Question 2
The correct answer is D—Hardware profile. Hardware profiles tell Win2K which devices to start when a system boots and which settings to use for each device. Win2K creates a default hardware profile when you install the OS on a system. By default, this hardware profile enables every device installed on the computer.

Hardware profiles let you specify the devices that your computer uses when you move from location to location. One hardware profile might enable components that you need when you use a docking station, for example, and another profile might disable those devices so that you don't receive errors when you start the system at home.

Answer to Question 3
The correct answer is B—Run Disk Cleanup. If you run low on hard disk space on a Win2K system, you can experience performance problems. One way to monitor the amount of free space on a system is to look at the System Monitor's LogicalDisk—% Free Space counter. If the % Free Space value is low, you probably don't have much free hard disk space left. An easy way to free up hard disk space is to run the Disk Cleanup utility. The Disk Cleanup utility performs the following tasks:

  • Removes temporary Internet files
  • Removes any program files that you have downloaded from the Internet (e.g., ActiveX controls and Java applets)
  • Empties the Recycle Bin
  • Removes Win2K temporary files
  • Removes any Win2K components you're not using
  • Removes installed programs that you no longer use
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