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Exam Prep Questions

Question 1

Which of the following is the utility that allows automatic download and updating of Windows XP computers?

  1. qchain

  2. Dynamic Update

  3. Windows Update

  4. SUS

Answer C is correct because Windows Update is used to automatically download updates on Windows XP computers. Answer A is incorrect because qchain is a utility that can be used in scripts to apply multiple hotfixes with a single reboot. Answer B is incorrect because Dynamic Update is the ability of a Windows XP installation to connect to the Internet and download the latest drivers and updates during installation. Answer D is incorrect because SUS is the server software used to create an intranet version of Windows Update.

Question 2

Methods to perform operating systems installation that have service pack files include which of the following? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. Dynamic Update and an Internet connection

  2. Dynamic Update and an intranet connection

  3. Slipstreaming

  4. Windows Update

  5. MBSA

  6. SUS

Answers A, B, and C, are correct because dynamic updates can be done with an Internet connection and with an intranet connection and include service pack files, and because slipstreaming is a method that adds service pack files to an installation directory copy of Windows files. Answer D is incorrect because Windows Update cannot be used to install the operating system. Answer E is incorrect because MBSA is a tool for determining hotfix status and Answer F is incorrect because SUS is the server software used to create an intranet version of Windows Update.

Question 3

The simplest way to provide an automatic updating system for client systems that are used by nonadministrative users is to set up which of the following services?

  1. MBSA

  2. SUS

  3. Windows Update

  4. Dynamic Update

Answer B is correct because SUS clients can install updates even if an administrator is not logged on. Answer C is incorrect because Windows Update can be set to automatically download critical updates as they become available, but an administrator must install the updates. Answer A is incorrect because MBSA is a tool for determining hotfix status. Answer D is incorrect because Dynamic Update is the ability of an XP installation to connect to the Internet and download the latest drivers and updates during installation.

Question 4

Windows Update in Windows XP can be used to do which of following? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. Search for and download drivers for new hardware devices.

  2. Search for and download updated drivers for existing hardware.

  3. Search for and download updates to third-party software.

  4. Search for and download new Microsoft security tools.

Answers A and B are correct because Windows Update can search for and download drivers for new hardware devices and for updated drivers for existing hardware. Answer C is incorrect because third-party software may include its own update service, but Windows Update cannot be used. Answer D is incorrect because new Microsoft security tools are not made available via Windows Update.

Question 5

As the administrator in charge of your company's patching procedures, you want to implement MBSA. However, you are not able to get it to scan all systems in your network. You have a combination of Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP computers. Which of the following choices are possible causes for the scan failure? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. MBSA cannot run on Windows 2000 Professional; it must be installed on Windows 2000 Server.

  2. MBSA cannot be used to scan Windows 98.

  3. Remote Registry Service is disabled on some Windows NT computers.

  4. MBSA can be used to scan Windows XP home computers only if MBSA is installed on the Windows XP home computer.

  5. Windows XP Professional is using simple file sharing.

Answers B, D, and E are correct because MBSA cannot be used to scan Windows 98 and because Windows XP Home Edition must be locally scanned, and if Windows XP is using simple file sharing, it cannot be remotely scanned. Answer A is incorrect because MBSA can be installed and will run on Windows 2000 Professional. Answer C is incorrect because Remote Registry Service must be running on Windows 2000 computers, but it is not a service that is available in Windows NT.

Question 6

The first day on your job as administrator for the ABC Corporation, you are told to use hfnetchk to scan computers on your network for patching status and provide your boss with a report. All is going well until you must scan computers in the Finance Department. Because these computers (all Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6 computers) reside on their own LAN and by security policy and network configuration are not allowed access to the Internet or other parts of the network, you must go to the Finance Department to scan the computers. You install a copy of hfnetchk on a Windows 2000 Professional laptop and bring it along with you. You configure the laptop for network access on the Finance Department LAN and attempt to scan the systems, but the scan fails. You can ping the Finance Department computers. What are some possible reasons and what do you do to fix them? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. Windows NT computers cannot be scanned across the network; install hfnetchk on each computer and scan each computer.

  2. Because there is no Internet access, the mssecure.xml file cannot be reached; download a copy of the file to the laptop and use the hfnetchk –x command to do the scan.

  3. You do not have administrative privileges for every computer that you want to scan. Make sure you are using an administrative account in the same domain as the Finance Department or in a trusted domain and repeat the scan.

  4. Internet access is required in order to access the mssecure.xml file; temporarily connect the Finance Department network to the Internet, run the scans, and then disconnect the network from the Internet.

Answers B and C are correct because you must either have access to the Internet or a copy of the mssecure.xml file and you must have administrative privileges for every computer scanned. Answer A is incorrect because the Windows NT computer can be scanned across the network (and cannot be scanned locally because hfnetchk cannot be installed on Windows NT). Answer D is incorrect because security policy does not allow Internet access from these computers, so you should not connect them to the Internet.

Question 7

The command hfnetchk –v –z –x mssecure.xml –f file.txt does which of the following?

  1. hfnetchk reads in a list of computers in the file.txt file and scans them. It uses a local copy of the mssecure.xml file, disables the registry checks, and, if a patch is not found, displays the reason.

  2. hfnetchk redirects its output to the file.txt file. It uses a local copy of the mssecure.xml file and disables the registry checks. If a patch is not found, hfnetchk displays the reason.

  3. hfnetchk redirects the output to the scan.txt file and uses a local copy of the mssecure.xml file. It stops notes messages from being displayed, and, if a patch is not found, displays the reason.

  4. hfnetchk redirects the output to the scan.txt file, uses a local copy of the mssecure.xml file, disables the registry checks, and stops warning messages from being displayed.

Answer B is correct because the switches and entries listed cause hfnetchk to redirect its output to the file.txt file. It then uses a local copy of the mssecure.xml file and disables the registry checks. If a patch is not found, hfnetchk displays the reason. The remaining answers are incorrect because at least one thing they do is not listed in the answer: Answer D is incorrect because the -s 2 switch would produce stop warning messages from being displayed. In Answer A, the -fh switch reads a list of computer names and performs a scan against multiple computers. In Answer C, the -s 1 switch stops notes messages from being displayed.

Question 8

RIS can be used to provide network installation services for a Windows 2000 Professional computer. You can also use it to configure automatic application of the current service pack and relevant hotfixes. The best way to do this is by doing which of the following?

  1. Add a GPO to the domain that includes a software installation policy.

  2. Call the service pack update.exe from [GuiRunOnce] and add appropriate hotfix script lines to the [GuiRunOnce] section of the unattended.txt file.

  3. Add to the RIS server a GPO that specifies automatic update. The GPO will be applied to the Windows computer after installation and reboot.

  4. Add to the domain default security policy server a GPO that specifies automatic update. The GPO will be applied to the Windows computer after installation and reboot.

Answer B is correct because putting the command in this file causes the file to run after a reboot. Answer A is incorrect because it would affect all computers in the domain and not just the newly installed computers. Answer C is incorrect because a local GPO written for the RIS computer would not be applied to the newly installed Windows computers. Answer D is incorrect because automatic update is not available for Windows 2000 Professional computers prior to Service Pack 3.

Question 9

You are charged with recommending the best Microsoft solution to the patching problem. Money is not an issue, but reports and reduced administrative activity are problems. There are 4,000 computers in the organization. No computer management software has been installed. What product should you recommend?

  1. SUS

  2. MBSA

  3. SMS

  4. Windows Update

Answer C is correct because it is the recommended solution for companies with more than 500 computers to maintain. Answer A is incorrect because SUS is generally recommended for a much smaller network than this one; it cannot provide the management and reporting features that SMS can. Answer B is incorrect because MBSA is not a good patching solution (well, it might be okay for a very small company whose users act as administrators on their own computers). Answer D is incorrect because Windows Update is not a good solution for this many computers.

Question 10

What issues might limit the adoption of SUS by organizations with very small numbers (50 or fewer) of computers? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. There is a high cost associated with acquiring SUS.

  2. SUS is difficult to set up.

  3. SUS cannot be installed on a domain controller.

  4. A SUS server must have IIS loaded, but IIS will probably not be able to be used for most other Web applications.

Answers C and D are correct because a smaller company may not be able to afford another server for just this one service. Both of these options describe reasons that SUS cannot be used on other servers. Answer A is incorrect because SUS is a free download. Answer B is incorrect because installation and configuration require little administrator activity.

 

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