November 2006 Reader Challenge and October Winners

October 2006 Reader Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our October 2006 Reader Challenge. First prize goes to Eric Adams, of New Hampshire, and second prize goes to Dennis Rack, of Australia. Both winners requested copies of "Running QuickBooks in Nonprofits," from CPA911 Publishing as their prize.

November 2006 Reader Challenge

Solve this month's Windows Client challenge, and you might win a prize! Email your solution (don't use an attachment) to [email protected] by November 15, 2006. You MUST include your full name, and street mailing address (without that information, we can't send you a prize if you win, so your answer is eliminated, even if it’s correct).

I choose winners at random from the pool of correct entries. I’m a sucker for humor and originality, and a cleverly written correct answer gets an extra chance. Because I receive so many entries each month, I can't reply to respondents, and I never respond to a request for a receipt. Look for the solutions to this month's problem at on November 16, 2006.

The November 2006 Challenge:

This challenge comes from a reader who said he uses the WINDOWS CLIENT UPDATE Reader Challenge in his IT department as a form of playing "Trivial IT Pursuit," and department members are now adding to the challenge game with questions of their own. This set of questions stumped the majority of the department, so I present it to you (with thanks to Dom D., of Ohio, who receives a copy of "Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks, Second Edition," from O'Reilly & Associates Publishing for submitting it).

How much do you know about DHCP?

1. DHCP can support and track assigned static addresses.

A. True
B. False

2. DHCP uses which of the following to assign an address:

A. Unique Computer Name
B. MAC address of the computer’s hard drive
C. MAC address of the NIC

3. Client computers begin a request for an address renewal at which of the following intervals:

A. One hour before the lease expiration time.
B. Halfway through the lease.

Answers to November 2006 Reader Challenge

1. A
2. C

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