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This week's questions cover topics for Exam 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional.
You're troubleshooting a Windows XP Professional system that has a startup problem. You can't boot into Safe mode, so you decide to boot into the Recovery Console (RC). You suspect that a new service you installed, quokka, is freezing the system. You want to reconfigure the service so that it doesn't start automatically. You use the XP CD-ROM to boot into the RC, select your XP installation, and enter your Administrator password. After you enter the RC, which of the following commands should you use to disable the quokka service?
- enable quokka disable
- disable quokka
- disable quokka service_boot_start
- enable quokka service_boot_start
- disable quokka service_demand_start
One of your managers routinely hits the power button when he's trying to adjust the monitor brightness on his laptop. You want to disable the button so that the only way this manager can shut down the computer is by clicking Start, Shut Down. Which of the following steps will achieve your objective? (Choose the best answer.)
- Launch the Control Panel Buttons applet, select Off Button, select Do Nothing, then select Apply.
- Launch the Control Panel Power Management applet, select the Advanced tab, and change the setting "When I press the power button on my computer" to Do Nothing.
- Run gpedit and, under Administrative Templates, System Power, change the value of the Power Button registry subkey to Do Nothing.
- Run gpedit and, under Administrative Templates, System, Buttons, change the value of the Power Button regkey to Do Nothing.
You can use the Group Policy Editor (GPE) to edit policy settings on a Windows XP Professional workstation. Which of the following can you configure for Remote Desktop/Terminal Services using the GPE? (Choose all that apply.)
- Set a time limit for disconnected sessions.
- Set a time limit for active sessions.
- Allow reconnection from an original client only.
- Terminate a session when time limits are reached.
- Disable Terminal Services Sound.
Answer to Question 1
The correct answer is B—disable quokka. The RC lets you disable problematic services or drivers. If you can't boot your system, using the RC is one way to get you back on track. You can use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to reactivate services.
Answer to Question 2
The correct answer is B—Launch the Control Panel Power Management applet, select the Advanced tab, and change the setting "When I press the power button on my computer" to Do Nothing. You can set several options for the power and sleep buttons, including powering off the system, doing nothing, suspending, or prompting users for direction.
Answer to Question 3
The correct answers are A—Set a time limit for disconnected sessions; B—Set a time limit for active sessions; C—Allow reconnection from an original client only; and D—Terminate a session when time limits are reached. Each option has its uses. If you've used Windows 2000 Server Terminal Services on Win2K Server, for example, you know that setting a time limit for disconnected sessions in remote administration mode is a good idea. If you don't, the two connections that remote administration mode permits can sit idle and active if they accidentally become disconnected, and only an administrator can log in from the console to forcefully disconnect them. You can't use the GPE to disable Terminal Services Sound.