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Questions (June 7, 2002)
Answers (June 7, 2002)

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

Questions (June 7, 2002)

Question 1
You're visiting the Wellington Mission Control Center for the New Zealand Space Agency (NZSA). In one building, the Operations and Telemetry Departments share a printer, a Hewlett-Packard 8000DN. You receive complaints from people in the Operations Department that people from the Telemetry department are sending large print jobs to the printer during the middle of the day and are tying up the printer for long periods. These printouts, which provide a printed backup of monitored systems aboard the Rutherford Space Plane while it's in orbit, are important but not time critical. Typically, software monitors these systems; the printouts are for record keeping only.

You want to configure the printer so that with the exception of three managers, members of the Telemetry department can't print between the hours of 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. Monday through Friday. Currently, all members of the Operations Department belong to the NZSAOperations group, and all members of the Telemetry Department belong to the NZSATelemetry group. The printer is installed and configured with the default permissions. You take the following steps:

  • You change the permissions on the original printer so that only the NZSAOperations group can print to the printer.
  • You create a second printer and leave the priority of the printer at 1 for members of the Telemetry department who you want to prevent from accessing it between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. Monday through Friday.
  • You create a third printer and change the priority of the printer to 99 for the managers in the Telemetry department who need access to the printer at all times.
  • You configure user settings so that members of the NZSAOperations group use the first printer, members of the NZSATelemetry group use the second printer, and the managers in the Telemetry department use the third printer.

Which of the following objectives have you achieved? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. All members of the Telemetry department and the Operations department have access to a printer.
  2. Managers in the Telemetry department have access to their printer at all times.
  3. Members of the Operations department have access to their printer at all times.
  4. Members of the Telemetry department who aren't managers don't have access to their printer between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. Monday through Friday.

Question 2
You're in the process of building a Windows 2000 DHCP server that will serve up IP address information to all the hosts at Sequelgeeks.com, the new dot-com startup you work for. Sequelgeeks.com is located in a retrofitted warehouse in a Melbourne suburb. Because of the vast amount of floor space available, the company has decided to put all of the workstations and servers on the one subnet. The networking person has handed you a network ID for the warehouse network. This network ID is

10.10.32.0 /20

What's the available range of IP addresses that you have to work with?

  1. 10.10.32.1 through 10.10.47.254
  2. 10.10.32.1 through 10.10.32.254
  3. 10.10.32.1 through 10.10.255.254
  4. 10.10.15.1 through 10.10.31.254
  5. 10.10.1.1 through 10.10.255.254

Question 3
Which of the following steps describes how to install the Recovery Console (RC) so that it appears as an option when a Windows 2000 Server boots up, and which step describes how to run the RC at boot time regardless of whether it's installed on the system? (Select two answers.)

  1. From the command prompt, run the utility reccom.exe.
  2. Restart the server, and when the message "Please select the operating system to start" appears, press F8. Select Windows 2000 Recovery Console from the menu.
  3. Run winnt32 /cmdcons on the server to install the RC, then restart the server and choose Recovery Console from the boot selection menu.
  4. Run the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel applet, select Add/Remove Windows Components, and select Recovery Console. Restart the computer and choose Recovery Console from the boot selection menu.
  5. Run the RC from your Win2K Setup disks or from the Win2K Server CD-ROM.

Answers (June 7, 2002)

Answer to Question 1
The correct answers are A—All members of the Telemetry department and the Operations department have access to a printer; B—Managers in the Telemetry department have access to their printer at all times; and C—Members of the Operations department have access to their printer at all times. By default, all printers are configured so that users can access them at all hours during any day of the week. To restrict the time of day that a user can print to a printer, you must configure the printer's schedule so that it's available only during certain hours. Setting priority for the printer doesn't prevent someone from using the printer during certain hours but rather lets users with higher priorities to print to the printer first.

Answer to Question 2
The correct answer is A—10.10.32.1 through 10.10.47.254. A network ID of 10.10.32.0/20 means that a subnet mask will be used that contains 20 1s in its binary form, the decimal equivalent of which will be a subnet mask of 255.255.240.0. The subnet mask will look like the following:

11111111 11111111 11110000 00000000

The first 20 digits of IP addresses represent the network ID, and the last 12 digits represent the host ID. In this case, the network portion will be

00001010 00001010 0010

The smallest host ID will be

00001010 00001010 0010 | 0000 00000001

(where | separates the network portion from host portion in the third octet), which will yield an IP address of 10.10.32.1. Note that a sequence of 0s only isn't a valid host ID.

The largest host ID will be

00001010 00001010 0010 | 1111 11111110

(where | separates the network portion from host portion in the third octet), which will yield an IP address of 10.10.47.254. Note that a sequence of 1s only isn't a valid host ID. Therefore, the available address range for a network ID of 10.10.32.0/20 will be 10.10.32.1 through 10.10.47.254.

Answer to Question 3
The correct answers are C—Run winnt32 /cmdcons on the server to install the RC, then restart the server and choose Recovery Console from the boot selection menu; and E—Run the RC from your Win2K Setup disks or from the Win2K Server CD-ROM. The RC is a command-line console that you can start from the Win2K Setup program. Using the RC, you can start and stop services, format drives, read and write data on a local drive (including NTFS drives), and perform many other administrative tasks. You might find the RC useful if you need to repair your system by copying a file from a floppy disk or CD-ROM to your hard drive, or if you need to reconfigure a service that is preventing your computer from starting properly. You must be an administrator to use the RC.