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Questions (November 2, 2001)
Answers (November 2, 2001)

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

Questions (November 2, 2001)

Question 1
On a Windows 2000 domain controller (DC) running Certificate Services, which of the following are included in the System State data? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. Active Directory (AD)
  2. Boot files, including the system files
  3. The Certificate Services database
  4. The COM+ Class Registration database
  5. The registry
  6. The paging file
  7. The SYSVOL directory
  8. User home directories

Question 2
A RAID 5 volume is a fault-tolerant volume with data and parity striped intermittently across multiple physical disks. Which of the following are requirements of a RAID 5 volume? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. All the hard disks in the RAID 5 volume must be dynamic disks.
  2. All the hard disks must be formatted with NTFS.
  3. The computer must be running Windows 2000 Advanced Server (Win2K AS), Win2K Datacenter Server, or Win2K Server.
  4. You must have three or more physical disks to create a RAID 5 volume.

Question 3
Which of the following statements about the boot volume on Windows 2000 systems are correct? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. A RAID 5 volume can't contain the boot volume.
  2. A mirrored volume can't contain the boot volume.
  3. A striped volume can't contain the boot volume.
  4. You can't install the Active Directory (AD) database on the boot volume.
  5. You can't install the Certificate Services database on the boot volume.
  6. You can't install Remote Installation Services (RIS) on the boot volume.

Answers (November 2, 2001)

Answer to Question 1
The correct answers are A—AD; B—Boot files, including the system files; C—The Certificate Services database; D—The COM+ Class Registration database; E— The registry; and G—The SYSVOL directory. For Win2K Professional, the System State data comprises the registry, the COM+ Class Registration database, and boot files. For Win2K Server OSs, the System State data comprises the registry, the COM+ Class Registration database, boot files, and, if the server is a certificate server, the Certificate Services database. If the server is a DC, the System State data includes AD and the SYSVOL directory.

Answer to Question 2
The correct answers are A—All the hard disks in the RAID 5 volume must be dynamic disks; C—The computer must be running Win2K AS, Datacenter, or Win2K Server; and D— You must have three or more physical disks to create a RAID 5 volume. RAID 5 volumes support FAT and NTFS. You can't create a RAID 5 volume on Win2K Professional.

Answer to Question 3
The correct answers are A—A RAID 5 volume can’t contain the boot volume; C—A striped volume can't contain the boot volume; and F—You can't install RIS on the boot volume. RAID 5 volumes and striped volumes can't contain the boot volume, but mirrored volumes can contain the boot volume. You must install RIS on a volume other than the one that contains the OS files. The Certificate Services database may be installed on the boot volume. The AD atabase may also be installed on the boot volume. However, placing the AD database on a volume separate from the one containing the AD logfiles can improve performance.