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Questions (March 8, 2002)
Answers (March 8, 2002)

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

Questions (March 8, 2002)

Question 1
Five employees want to dial in from their homes using machines that run various Windows OSs. The users and the OSs they're using are as follows:

  • Christina: Windows NT 3.51 Workstation
  • Gary: Windows 2000 Professional
  • Shelley: Windows 98
  • Steve: Win95
  • Peter: NT 4.0 Workstation

None of the employees have high-speed Internet connections. You want to enable the employees to use multiple modems to dial in to the RAS server so that they can enjoy higher connection speeds. Which of the following employees are running OSs that support this multilink functionality? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. Christina
  2. Gary
  3. Shelley
  4. Steve
  5. Peter

Question 2
You recently deployed an application to several hundred Windows 2000 Professional computers on your company's network. You've learned that a patch is available for the application, and you want to apply the patch to all the machines to which you deployed the application. Which of the following steps should you take? (Choose the best answer.)

  1. Replace the .msi file on the network server with a new .msi file and restart Windows Installer (MSI) on all clients.
  2. Replace the .msi file on the network server with a .msp file and restart MSI on all clients.
  3. Replace the .msi file on the network server with a .mst file and restart MSI on all clients.
  4. Use the msiexec command to specify the location of a .msp file and use Group Policy to redeploy the application.
  5. Use the msiexec command to specify the location of a .mst file and use Group Policy to redeploy the application.

Question 3
You created an account for a new employee named Roger. Rogers logs on to his computer and decides that he doesn't like the background that you've configured for his account, so he changes it. He works for a few hours, then logs off and leaves for lunch. After lunch, Roger logs on to his computer and notices that the original background has returned. Roger calls you to ask why this has happened. What's the most likely explanation? (Choose the best answer.)

  1. Roger doesn't have the appropriate permission to the bitmap file containing the background he wishes to use; he must have at least Read permission.
  2. Roger isn't a member of the Power Users group; to make permanent changes to user settings, he must be a member of this group.
  3. Roger has a mandatory user profile; with this profile, he can modify the desktop, but the system won't save the changes when he logs off.
  4. Roger is a member of the Guest Users group; the system deletes any personal settings when members of the Guest Users group log off.

Answers (March 8, 2002)

Answer to Question 1
The correct answers are B—Gary; D—Steve; and E—Peter. Win2K Pro clients support multilink functionality and can take advantage of dynamic allocation of multilinked lines. NT 4.0 and Win98 clients support multilink functionality but can't take advantage of dynamic allocation of multilinked lines. NT 3.5x and Win95 clients don't support multilink functionality.

Answer to Question 2
The correct answer is D—Use the msiexec command to specify the location of a .msp file and use Group Policy to redeploy the application. To update network software shares (or "flats"), run the command

   msiexec /a  /p .msp>.msi>

where is the path to the .msi file on the network share and is the path to the .msp file. This command uses MSI to replace the necessary files on the network share and update the .msi file. After you run this command, you should redeploy the program in Active Directory (AD) so that the clients can receive the updates. .msp>.msi>

For more information, see "How to Patch a Software Installation Stored on a Network Server That Is Deployed Using Microsoft Software Installer" at the Microsoft Web site.

Answer to Question 3
The correct answer is C—Roger has a mandatory user profile; with this profile, he can modify the desktop, but the system won't save the changes when he logs off. A mandatory user profile, ntuser.man, is a preconfigured, read-only user profile. The system downloads the mandatory user profile whenever the user logs on.