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Questions (May 17, 2002)
Answers (May 17, 2002)

This week's questions cover topics for Exam 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

Questions (May 17, 2002)

Question 1
You want to track the use of your Windows XP Professional Edition computer. You suspects that someone is logging on to the computer in your office during your lunch hour and reading confidential data stored on the E drive, which is a separate IDE device. You use local Group Policy to enable object access auditing. However, when you try to specify which files and folders to audit, you can't find an option that lets you configure auditing. Which of the following is the most likely reason that you can't properly set up auditing on your computer? (Choose the best answer.)

  1. Process tracking isn't enabled. To track system activity such as file access, you must enable process tracking.
  2. Auditing is enabled at the local level. You must enable auditing at the domain level for it to take effect.
  3. The E drive isn't NTFS formatted. Drives must be NTFS formatted to support auditing.
  4. You must restart the system before you enable auditing.

Question 2
You installed Windows XP Professional Edition, Windows 2000, and Windows Me on one machine for testing purposes. You created the following partitions for the various OSs:

  • C—Windows Me
  • D—Windows 2000 Professional
  • E—Windows XP Professional.

You also created an F drive, on which you want to store data that you can access from all three OSs. You want to implement individual file security for data on the D drive, and you want to be able to enforce disk quotas for data on the E drive. Which of the following represents the best file systems to use for each of the partitions? (Choose the best answer.)

  1. C: FAT32; D: NTFS; E; FAT; F; FAT32
  2. C: NTFS; D: FAT32; E: FAT32; F: NTFS
  3. C: FAT32; D: FAT32; E: NTFS; F: FAT32
  4. C: FAT32; D: NTFS; E: NTFS; F: FAT32
  5. C: NTFS; D: NTFS; E: NTFS; F: FAT32
  6. C: FAT32; D: NTFS; E: FAT32; F: NTFS

Question 3

According to Microsoft, which of the following systems is NOT compatible with Windows XP Professional Edition? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. Pentium 200MHz MMX, 50MB RAM, 4GB hard disk
  2. Pentium 233MHz MMX, 64MB RAM, 2GB hard disk
  3. Pentium 233MHz MMX, 128MB RAM, 2GB hard disk
  4. Pentium II 233MHz, 128MB RAM, 2.5GB hard disk
  5. Pentium III 600MHz, 256MB RAM, 1.2GB hard disk
  6. Pentium IV 1.2 GHz, 16GB RAM, 30GB hard disk

Answers (May 17, 2002)

Answer to Question 1
The correct answer is C—The E drive isn't NTFS formatted. Drives must be NTFS formatted to support auditing. You can set up permissions and auditing for files and folders on NTFS drives only. You can't implement auditing on FAT for FAT32 drives.

Answer to Question 2
The correct answer is D—C: FAT32; D: NTFS; E: NTFS; F: FAT32. Windows Me supports the FAT32 file system; XP Pro and Win2K Pro support the FAT32 and NTFS file systems. To successfully boot multiple OSs, you must have a common partition that's accessible from all OSs; in most cases, this partition would be C. To provide support for file and folder security under XP Pro and Win2K Pro, you must format a drive with NTFS. To provide support for disk quotas under XP Pro, the drive must be NTFS.

Answer to Question 3
The correct answers are A—Pentium 200MHz MMX, 50MB RAM, 4GB hard disk; E—Pentium III 600MHz, 256MB RAM, 1.2GB hard disk; and F— Pentium IV 1.2GHz, 16GB RAM, 30GB hard disk.

According to Microsoft, XP Pro's minimum requirements are a 233MHz Pentium (or equivalent) processor, 64MB RAM, and a 2GB hard disk. Note that XP can't use more than 4GB of RAM, so the system in answer F is therefore incompatible because XP couldn't address this much RAM. The system in answer A is incompatible because its processor and RAM are insufficient; the system in answer E is incompatible because its hard disk is too small.