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Questions (July 19, 2002)
Answers (July 19, 2002)

This week's questions cover topics for Exam 70-210: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.

Questions (July 19, 2002)

Question 1
Mick wants to use Encrypting File System (EFS) to provide security on a set of folders on his laptop, which he has configured to dual boot between Windows 2000 Professional and Windows Me. Mick has divided his hard disk into three partitions. The C drive is a 10GB FAT32 partition that contains Windows Me; the D drive is a 15GB NTFS partition that contains Win2K Pro; the E drive is a 20GB FAT32 partition that Mick uses to store data that he wants to access from both OSs.

Mick uses two Win2K user accounts. Usually, he logs on with a user account that has standard user privileges, but he logs on with an Administrator account when he needs to perform administrative functions.

Mick boots into Win2K Pro and accesses the properties for the folders but is unable to locate the option to encrypt the folders. Which of the following is the most likely reason why Mick is unable to encrypt the specific folders on his machine? (Choose the best answer.)

  1. Mick doesn't have access to the private keys for the folders that he wants to encrypt; you must have the appropriate private keys for the files or folders you want to encrypt.
  2. Mick is attempting to encrypt a folder on a FAT32 volume; any resources that you attempt to encrypt on a Win2K Pro system must be on an NTFS volume.
  3. Mick's user account isn't a member of the local Administrators group. Only users of the local Administrators group can encrypt resources on a Win2K Pro machine. Mick must log on with his Administrator account.
  4. Machines that run multiple OSs don't support EFS.
  5. Mick's computer isn't a member of a domain, so it has no root Certificate Authority to issue certificates; unless the computer trusts such an authority, it can't use encryption certificates.

Question 2
Vireya is attempting to explain to a colleague how file and folder compression works within Windows 2000 Professional. She uses her Win2K Pro laptop as an example. The laptop has three partitions. The C and D drives are NTFS volumes and the E drive is a FAT32 volume. Vireya's colleague asks what would happen if someone were to move the compressed files on the D drive. Which of the following explanations is correct? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. Files that you copy to the C drive will inherit the compression status of the folder that you copy them to; files that you move to a different location on the D drive will retain their compression status; files that you move to the E drive will inherit the compression status of the folder that you move them to.
  2. Files that you move to the C drive will retain their compression status; files that you move to a different location on the D drive will inherit the compression status of the folder that you move them to; files that you move to the E drive will become uncompressed.
  3. Files that you copy to the C drive will retain their compression status; files that you copy to a different location on the D drive will inherit the compression status of the folder that you copy them to; files that you move to the E drive will retain their compression status.
  4. Files that you move to the C drive will inherit the compression status of the folder that you move them to; files that you move to a different location on the D drive will retain their compression status; files that you move to the E drive will become uncompressed.

Question 3
The New Zealand Space Agency has 250 new computers and wants to install Windows 2000 Professional on each computer. The systems administrator, Renee, wants to automate the process, and she has created a file containing the values that must be unique among the computers (e.g., computer name). Which of the following switches will Renee use in conjunction with the winnt32 command to automate the installation? (Choose two.)

  1. /sysprep
  2. /unattend
  3. /syspart
  4. /cmdcons
  5. /upgradeonly
  6. /udf

Answers (July 19, 2002)

Answer to Question 1
The correct answer is B—Mick is attempting to encrypt a folder on a FAT32 volume; any resources that you attempt to encrypt on a Win2K Pro system must be on an NTFS volume. Encrypted files and folders are unreadable to unauthorized users. If a user attempting to access an encrypted file has the private key to that file (i.e., if the user either encrypted the file personally or is a registered recovery agent), then he or she can open the file. A user who doesn't have the private key to the file can't gain access. Encryption is available only on NTFS drives and is available to "normal" users (i.e., you don't need administrative rights to use EFS). EFS is available even when you don't have access to a Certificate Authority.

Answer to Question 2
The correct answer is D—Files that you move to the C drive will inherit the compression status of the folder that you move them to; files that you move to a different location on the D drive will retain their compression status; files that you move to the E drive will become uncompressed. When you move a file or folder within an NTFS volume, the file or folder retains its compressed status (i.e., an uncompressed file or folder remains uncompressed and a compressed file or folder remains compressed).

When you copy a file or folder within an NTFS volume, the file or folder inherits the compression status of the destination folder. Note that copying is different from moving. When you move a file or folder between NTFS volumes, the file or folder inherits the compression status of the destination folder.

When you move file or folders to FAT (or FAT32) volumes, the folders and files become uncompressed because FAT volumes don't support compression.

Answer to Question 3
The correct answers are B—/unattend and F—/udf. You can use the /unattend switch to perform a fresh installation of Win2K Pro in unattended Setup mode. In conjunction with the /unattend switch, you must specify an answer file that provides the Setup process with the custom specifications for each computer.

For settings that must be unique to each computer, you can specify a Uniqueness Database (UDB) file to modify the answer file. To specify a UDB file, use the /udf switch.