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This week's questions cover topics for Exam 70-210: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.
You installed Windows 2000 Professional, Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 (SP4), and Windows 95 on a computer for testing purposes. You created partitions and placed Win95 on the C drive, NT Workstation 4.0 on the D drive, and Win2K Pro on the E drive. You also created an F drive on which you want to store data that you can access from all OSs. You want to implement individual file security for data on the D drive and enforce disk quotas for data on the E drive. Which of the following scenarios represents the best file systems to use for each of the partitions? (Choose the best answer.)
- FAT32 on C, NTFS on D, FAT on E, FAT32 on F
- NTFS on C, FAT32 on D, FAT on E, NTFS on F
- FAT on C, FAT32 on D, NTFS on E, FAT on F
- FAT on C, NTFS on D, NTFS on E, FAT on F
- NTFS on C, NTFS on D, NTFS on E, FAT on D
- FAT32 on C, NTFS on D, FAT32 on E, NTFS on F
Kelly wants to install Windows 2000 Professional on her laptop, which has a 200MHz Pentium Pro processor, 24MB of RAM, and a 2GB hard disk with 650MB of free space. Can Kelly's system support Win2K Pro? (Choose the best answer.)
- Yes; according to Microsoft documentation, Kelly's system meets the minimum system requirements for running Win2K Pro.
- No; according to Microsoft documentation, Kelly must upgrade her laptop's processor before she can install Win2K Pro.
- No; according to Microsoft documentation, Kelly must upgrade her laptop's memory before she can install Win2K Pro.
- No; according to Microsoft documentation, Kelly must upgrade her laptop's hard disk before she can install Win2K Pro.
- No; according to Microsoft documentation, Kelly must upgrade her laptop's processor, memory, and hard disk before she can install Win2K Pro.
On your company's sole Windows 2000 domain, you have three subnets (Subnet A, Subnet B, and Subnet C), which are all part of the Chicago site. You’ve installed Win2K Professional on an employee's laptop on Subnet A. Because no DHCP servers service Subnet A, you assign a static IP address to this laptop.
You want to enable this laptop to locate a domain controller (DC) so that you can join the computer to the domain. The DCs on your network all reside on Subnet B. In addition to a unique IP address, what must you configure on the client? (Choose all that apply.)
- A subnet mask
- A default gateway
- The IP address of a certificate server
- The IP address of a Global Catalog (GC) server
- The IP address of a Windows 2000 Server Terminal Services server?
- The IP address of a DNS server
Answer to Question 1
The correct answer is D—FAT on C, NTFS on D, NTFS on E, FAT on F. The following OSs support the following file systems:
- Win95: FAT (later releases provide support for FAT32)
- NT Workstation 4.0: FAT, NTFS
- Win2K Pro: FAT, FAT32, NTFS
To boot multiple OSs successfully, your machine must have a common partition that all the OSs can access—and in most cases, this partition is the C drive. To provide support for file and folder security in Win2K Pro and NT Workstation 4.0, you must format their drives with NTFS. Also, Win2K Pro requires NTFS to provide support for disk quotas.
For more information about file systems, see the Microsoft Web site.
Answer to Question 2 The correct answer is C—No; according to Microsoft documentation, Kelly must upgrade her laptop's memory before she can install Win2K Pro. Microsoft says that to run Win2K Pro, you need at least a 133MHz Pentium-compatible CPU, 64MB of RAM, and a 2GB hard disk with at least 650MB of free space. For more information, see the Microsoft Web site.
Answer to Question 3
The correct answers are A—A subnet mask; B— A default gateway; and F—The IP address of a DNS server. Subnets use routers to divide a large network into multiple physical networks. A subnet mask blocks part of the IP address so that TCP/IP can distinguish the network ID from the host ID. When TCP/IP hosts try to communicate, the subnet mask determines whether the destination host resides on a local or a remote network. A subnet mask is necessary for TCP/IP communication to take place.
In order for the laptop to communicate with a host on another subnet, configure an IP address for a default gateway. TCP/IP sends packets for remote networks to the default gateway (if no other route is configured), which forwards the packets to other gateways until the packet is delivered to a gateway connected to the specified destination. A default gateway is required for communication beyond the local subnet.
Win2K uses service resource records (SRV RRs) to find domain controllers (DCs). These records are located in DNS, so you must configure the laptop with a DNS server's IP address if you want the laptop to be able to locate DCs on remote subnets on your network.
For more information, see the Microsoft Web site.