Functional Group:
Planning and installation

Objective:
Determine the appropriate installation method for various situations.

Item developer's original item:
A network administrator manages a mixed network of Windows for Workgroups and Windows 95 client computers. The network operates purely as part of a workgroup without any server based security. The network administrator decides to upgrade the Windows for Workgroups computers to Windows 95, but finds that a push installation cannot be used.

Which accounts for the unsuitability of the push installation?

A. Because the client computers are not running logon scripts

B. Because Windows for Workgroups does not support execution of MS-DOS batch files

C. Because push script installation requires user level security and no Windows NT domain is available

D. Because Windows for Workgroups must be upgraded from setup files on floppy disks

Type: alphabetic

Answer: A

Technical editing pass and item developer's responses:
You are the\[ED1\]A network administrator of manages a mixed network of Windows for Workgroups and Windows 95 client computers\[ED2\]. The network operates purelyas part of a workgroup without any server based security. You want The network administrator decides to upgrade the Windows for Workgroups computers to Windows 95, but finds that you cannot use a push installation cannot be used.

What could be causing this? Which accounts for the unsuitability\[ED3\] of the push installation?

A. Because Tthe client computers are not running logon scripts

B. Because Windows for Workgroups does not support execution of MS-DOS batch files

C. Because Ppush script installation requires user level security and no Windows NT domain is available\[ED4\]

D. Because Windows for Workgroups must be upgraded from setup files on floppy disks

Type: alphabetic

Answer: A

Annotations:

\[ED1\]I think this scenario will be easier for the examinees to follow if we just refer to "you" instead of a network administrator. You won't have to keep referring to "the network administrator" or use "he" or "she" to refer to that person.

\[ED2\]Are these truly "client computers" if there's no server? Could we call them just "computers" here and throughout the item? \[ID\]Yes, you can remove "client."

\[ED3\]The question as written is excessively wordy, and saying that a push installation is unsuitable doesn't quite jibe with the statement in the scenario that "you cannot use a push installation." Can we reword the question as shown? \[ID\]Yes.

\[ED4\]This is the only answer that lists two possible conditions. Can we eliminate one of the conditions? \[ID\]Change distractor C to "Push installation is not available without additional push installation software."

Copyediting pass:
You are the administrator of a mixed network of Microsoft Windows for Workgroups and Windows 95 computers. The network operates as part of a workgroup without any server- based security. You want to upgrade the Windows for Workgroups computers to Windows 95, but find that you cannot use a push installation.

What could be causing this?

A. The client computers are not running logon scripts.

B. Windows for Workgroups does not support execution of MS-DOS-based batch files.

B. Push installation is not available without additional push installation software.

C. Windows for Workgroups does not support execution of MS-DOS-based batch files.

D. Windows for Workgroups must be upgraded by usingfrom Ssetup files on floppy disks.

Type: alphabetic

Answer: A

Final exam item:
You are the administrator of a mixed network of Microsoft Windows for Workgroups and Windows 95 computers. The network operates as part of a workgroup without any server-based security. You want to upgrade the Windows for Workgroups computers to Windows 95, but find that you cannot use a push installation.

What could be causing this?

A. The client computers are not running logon scripts.

B. Push installation is not available without additional push installation software.

C. Windows for Workgroups does not support execution of Microsoft MS-DOS-based batch files.

D. Windows for Workgroups must be upgraded by using Setup files on floppy disks.

Type: alphabetic

Answer: A