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This week's questions cover topics for Exam 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional.
Three users share a Windows XP Professional Edition workstation, which isn't a member of a domain, for scanning engineering schematics. You recently installed an 80GB SCSI drive in the workstation on which users will store the data from their scans. After creating one 80GB volume and formatting it with NTFS, you decide that you'll apply a quota for each user so that one user can't fill the volume. In Windows Explorer, you right-click the drive, select Properties, and select the Quota tab. At the tab, you select the Enable quota management check box, the Deny disk space to users exceeding quota limit check box, and the Limit disk space to option and leave the defaults in place. What's the default limit that you've set for each user (except those in the Administrators group)?
- 8GB (10 percent of the drive size)
Oksana recently installed on her Windows XP Professional Edition workstation a new program that her company's developers wrote. The program installs a service known as yandex, which is set to automatically start when the system does. After a few days, Oksana's system refuses to start. She contacts the developers, and they suggest disabling the yandex service's automatic start until they can patch their code.
Oksana uses the XP CD-ROM to boot to the Recovery Console (RC), selects her XP installation, and enters the administrator's password. After the RC starts, which of the following commands should Oksana use to disable the yandex service?
- enable yandex service_boot_start
- enable yandex disable
- disable yandex service_boot_start
- disable yandex service_demand_start
- disable yandex
You installed Windows XP Professional Edition on a clean system out of the box, and you're perplexed to find that none of the standard desktop icons are apparent. Which of the following methods can you use to put the My Computer, My Network Places, and My Documents icons back on the desktop? (Choose the best answer.)
- Right-click an empty area on the desktop. Select Properties, then select the Desktop tab. Click Customize Desktop. Make sure that the My Computer, My Documents, and My Network Places check boxes are selected.
- Double-click My Network Places. In the left panel, make sure that Other Places is expanded. Select the My Computer icon and another window appears. In the left panel, click Control Panel and select Classic View. Open the Display applet. Go to the Desktop tab and click Customize Desktop. Make sure that the My Computer, My Documents, and Internet Explorer check boxes are selected.
- In Control Panel, select Classic View. Open the Display applet, select the Desktop tab, and click Customize Desktop. Make sure that the My Computer, My Documents, and Internet Explorer check boxes are selected.
- Right-click the Start menu and select Properties. Go to the Desktop tab and select the My Computer, My Network Places, and My Documents check boxes
- From the Start menu, select Settings, then select Taskbar and Start Menu. Go to the Taskbar tab and clear the Hide inactive icons check box.
Answer to Question 1
The correct answer is A—1KB. Administrators have no limits set, but the default quota size for other users of XP (as well as Windows 2000) is 1KB. So, if you use quotas, remember to increase the default amount; otherwise, your users will find that they can't write much data to the disk. For more information, see Microsoft Windows XP Professional Resource Kit Documentation, Chapter 13 (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/reskit/prkc_fil_buvl.asp).
Answer to Question 2
The correct answer is E—disable yandex. The RC lets you disable problematic services or drivers. If you can't even boot, using the RC is one way to get back on track. You can reactivate services in the usual way through the computer management console.
You should install and become familiar with the RC before you attempt Exam 70-270. For more information about the RC, see the topic "Using Recovery Console" in "Part VI: System Troubleshooting" in the XP Pro Help files.
Answer to Question 3
The correct answer is A—Right-click an empty area on the desktop. Select Properties, then select the Desktop tab. Click Customize Desktop. Make sure that the My Computer, My Documents, and My Network Places check boxes are selected.
This question and answer is tricky and is specifically designed to mislead people who read and choose answers too quickly (and we all do this sometimes). A couple of the answers that seem correct aren't because they put an incorrect icon on the desktop. For more information about this topic, see "Desktop Icons" in the XP Pro Help files.