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Questions (August 2, 2002)
Answers (August 2, 2002)

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

Questions (August 2, 2002)

Question 1
As the systems administrator for EnriousTech, you oversee the company's Windows 2000 native mode domain. One of the Win2K servers, a member server, hosts an accounting application and has the following backup schedule:

  • Saturday: Full backup at 12:45 A.M.
  • Sunday: Incremental backup at 12:45 A.M.
  • Monday: Incremental backup at 12:45 A.M.
  • Tuesday: Incremental backup at 12:45 A.M.
  • Wednesday: Incremental backup at 12:45 A.M.
  • Thursday: Incremental backup at 12:45 A.M.
  • Friday: Incremental backup at 12:45 A.M.

On Wednesday at 4:00 P.M., the server experiences a hard disk failure, and you must restore the server from tape backup. Which of the following represents the tapes you should restore from to get the server fully functional as quickly as possible? (Choose the best answer.)

  1. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
  2. Saturday, Wednesday
  3. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
  4. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  5. Saturday, Tuesday
  6. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Question 2
Windows 2000 supports RAID-5, which lets you create a fault-tolerant volume of data across multiple physical disks. RAID-5 stores data and parity stored alternatingly, so if one drive that's part of the volume fails, you can rebuild the data from the parity information. Which of the following are requirements of a software RAID-5 volume on Win2K? (Choose all that apply.)

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

Question 3
You're the network administrator at call center with 300 phone operators and one Windows 2000 domain controller (DC) that validates logons. The call center has 100 workstations, and the employees operate in three shifts from 6:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., and 6:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M.

All employees log on with one account called "callcenter," which has a blank password. Recently, call-center operators have complained that people on the previous shifts often change personal settings such as the wallpaper and screensaver. What can you do about this situation? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. Configure a separate account for each user.
  2. Disable Group Policies.
  3. Set the password on the call-center account to tealeaves.
  4. Enable mandatory policies.
  5. Disable roaming profiles.
  6. Edit the domain Group Policy Object (GPO) to stop users from changing the settings.

Answers (August 2, 2002)

Answer to Question 1
The correct answer is D—Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Windows 2000 gives you five backup type to choose from: copy, daily, differential, incremental, and normal. If you've performed a combination of a normal and an incremental backup, you must have the last normal as well as all incremental backups since the last normal backup to restore files and folders.

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

Many people don't realize that you can use RAID-5 on a FAT hard disk. Also, many people mistakenly believe that dynamic disks can function with the NTFS file system only. You can make a hard disk a dynamic disk before you perform any formatting or create any volumes—hence the formatting of the volume on the dynamic disk is irrelevant.

Answer to Question 3
The correct answers are A—Configure a separate account for each user; and F—Edit the domain Group Policy Object (GPO) to stop users from changing the settings. All users of a given computer are sharing the same user profile, so any changes that a user makes affect the other users. Of the two solutions, the second, editing the domain GPO, is probably simpler, especially because these users don't need individual accounts.