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MCSE Windows 2000 Server (Exam 70-215) Practice Exam

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This series of quizzes tests your knowledge of Windows 2000 Server in preparation for MCSE exam #70-215. Think you're ready to sit the live exam? Start here first.


Windows 2000 Server is an exciting operating system. It's robust, beefy, and powerful. If you want to earn your certification on this OS, you need to know how to install, configure, and support all aspects of Windows 2000 Server. This series of quizzes tests your knowledge of Windows 2000 Server in preparation for the 70-215 MCSE exam. These quizzes are written to simulate the actual question types you'll encounter on the Microsoft exam. Each question has an answer with a page reference from the MCSE Windows 2000 Server Training Guide by Dennis Maione. Ready to get started on these quizzes? Let's go!

Installing Windows 2000 Server

Installing Windows 2000 Server can be a complex task. You need to know the installation requirements, methods, and options to complete a Windows 2000 Server installation. This quiz tests your knowledge of this Windows 2000 Server exam objective.

  1. Oliver is creating a Windows 2000 Server testing lab. He is using older computers that aren't in production to test certain aspects of Windows 2000. The first PC he is attempting to install Windows 2000 on is a Pentium 433 with 64MB of RAM. The PC also has 10GB of available disk space. Stan, Oliver's coworker, doesn't believe the installation can happen because of hardware limitations. Why is Stan so confident that Oliver can't proceed with the server installation?

    1. The minimum processor must be a 733Mhz.
    2. The minimum processor must be an Alpha chip or better.
    3. The minimum amount of RAM must be 128MB.
    4. The minimum amount of RAM must be 512MB.


  2. Sarah, a network administrator for Harding Enterprises, has just installed a new USB card in her Windows 2000 Server. The card doesn't seem to operate with the server because it can't be detected even when she uses the manufacturer's installation guidelines and software. What should Sarah do next?

    1. Check the HCL (hardware compatibility list) from Microsoft.
    2. Check the HCL from the manufacturer.
    3. Check Microsoft's Web site for device driver updates for the piece of hardware.
    4. Check the manufacturer of the card for device driver updates.


  3. You are the project manager for a Windows 2000 Server conversion. You have discovered that your company uses several unique pieces of software to complete their duties. How can you ensure that the software your company is using is compatible with Windows 2000 Server without installing the server first and testing the software?

    1. Visit http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/howtobuy/upgrading/compat/default.asp, and see if the software you're using is compatible with Windows 2000.
    2. Ask others if they've experienced any trouble with the niche software.
    3. Visit bulletin boards to see if there are solutions presented for the software to work with Windows 2000.
    4. Call Microsoft to see if the software in question works with Windows 2000 Server.


  4. Nancy is about to install Windows 2000 Server on a test computer. She wants to create a testing lab in which she can install Windows 2000 services such as Active Directory, DNS, Terminal Services, and DHCP. The lab allows her to test Windows 2000 Server before deploying it to her network. The first server sports a 1.1Ghz processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 40GB hard disk space. Nancy has installed the first server in her test domain, called Nancytest.msft. The second server in the domain is also a 1.1Ghz processor, has 256MB of RAM, and has two 600MB hard drives. Will Nancy be able to add the second server to her test domain?

    1. No. Nancy cannot use the domain name ".msft" because it is not one of the qualified root-level domain names.
    2. No. Nancy needs the exact same hardware in both machines for the servers to work together.
    3. No. Nancy needs at least 685MB of free space on a single partition to install.
    4. Yes. Nancy should be able to install it just fine because the ".msft" domain extension is used only in her test lab.


  5. Freddy is a network administrator for OSD Enterprises. His network currently contains three Windows NT 3.51 Servers, 245 Windows 95 workstations, and 17 Windows 98 laptops. Herring, his supervisor, has finally given Freddy permission to upgrade the equipment and operating systems on all of the company's PCs and servers. Freddy has decided to first begin with a Windows 2000 Server. He purchased a new server that has two 1Ghz processors, 1GB of RAM, a RAID-5 controller, and two network cards. The server has no operating system, so Freddy has planned to boot directly from the CD and install Windows 2000 Server. However, when Freddy boots with the CD in the CD tray, the computer ignores the CD and doesn't begin the installation. What is the problem?

    1. The server hardware is not on the HCL.
    2. The server needs a boot disk in addition to the CD-ROM to begin the installation.
    3. The network card in the server is attempting to boot using PXE commands.
    4. The BIOS of the server is not configured to boot from the CD-ROM drive.


  6. Holly is installing Windows 2000 Server on a computer that has a 1.1Ghz processor, 512MB of RAM, and an 80GB hard drive. During the installation process, she is prompted to insert the product key for the installation. She cannot find the product key. What can Holly do to continue?

    1. She can skip the step for now, and add the values in the Registry later.
    2. She can skip this step because the product key is not required if she has the original certificate of authenticity on file.
    3. She can enter all Xs in lieu of the product key, and the installation will continue. The server, however, is functional for only 60 days without the valid product key.
    4. Holly must enter the product key before installation can continue.


  7. Jerry is the project manager for a Windows 2000 Server upgrade project. His servers are currently NetWare-based, and the hardware is outdated. He is in the process of determining the hardware and licensing issues for the new server, and his plans call for three new servers to support their 90 users on the local network. Users will access applications and data on all three servers. Jerry is having difficulty deciding whether he should use Per Server or Per Seat licensing. Based on this scenario, what is the best licensing mode for Jerry?

    1. Jerry should choose Per Server licensing, which allows all of the users to connect to all of the servers at any given time.
    2. Jerry should choose Per Server licensing. He should determine, however, if all of the users will connect to more than one server at a time. If users are connecting to only one server at a time, he can buy fewer licenses to save finances.
    3. Jerry should choose Per Seat licensing, which allows for all of the users to connect to one server at a time.
    4. Jerry should choose Per Seat licensing because the total number of connections, nearly 270 at any given time, is more than the number of users on the network. This plan is more cost-effective.


  8. Benji is the network administrator for a large grocery store operation in Nashville, Tennessee. He is about to install Windows 2000 Server that has no operating system on it. He has tried to boot from the CD, but the BIOS does not allow it. He now needs to create the Setup Disks to install the server, and he has a laptop with Windows 2000 Professional available. What switch allows Benji to create the installation disks?

    2. MAKEBT32.EXE
    3. WINNT /ox
    4. RDISK.EXE


  9. Garth is a network administrator for HoneyPot Security Systems, and he has 17 Windows 2000 Servers to install. Each of the servers has 2 1.1Ghz processors, 1GB of RAM, a RAID controller, and two network cards. Each is to be installed identically because they'll be shipped to various sites throughout Garth's domain. He wants a way to automate the process and to ensure that each server is identical in its configuration. What tool allows Garth to accomplish this goal?

    1. Winnt with /udf switch
    2. Setup Wizard
    3. Setup Manager
    4. WINNT32


  10. Harold is the network administrator for a plastics manufacturing company. His current server is a 733Mhz processor with 1GB of RAM and an 80GB mirrored hard drive. Harold wants to copy an image of his existing server to a target server for a branch office in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. What tool(s) should Harold use to complete this process for the server to be placed in Sheboygan? (Choose all that apply.)

    1. Ghost
    2. Setup Manager
    3. RIS


  11. Fran is the network administrator for her company, BlueNotes Consulting. Her network consists of two Windows 2000 Servers acting as domain controllers, a Windows 2000 Member Server, and 76 Windows NT 4.0 workstations. She is preparing to install Windows 2000 on all of the workstations. The workstations have Pentium 733Mhz processors, 256MB of RAM, 10GB hard drives, and network cards. Fran does not want to visit each workstation to install Windows 2000 Professional. She is considering installing an RIS Server to speed the installation process of the workstations and to ensure uniformity throughout the network. Of the following, which are qualifiers for the workstations to upgrade to Windows 2000 Professional in conjunction with an RIS Server? (Choose all that apply.)

    1. The client must be a Network PC.
    2. The client must have PXE with the BIOS configured to allow PXE.
    3. The client must have at least 512MB of free space on a single partition.
    4. The client must have a Remote Boot Disk available for the target machine.


  12. Marian has just installed her first Windows 2000 Server. The core hardware in the server is a 1Ghz processor with 1GB of RAM and a RAID-5 stripe set. When Marian logs into the server for the first time, she receives an error message, stating that the dependency service has failed to start. She then reboots the machine and receives the same message at the next logon. What do you suspect is the cause of the problem?

    1. Marian has installed the Windows 2000 Server as domain controller in an existing Windows NT 4.0 domain.
    2. The server service failed to start because of a naming conflict.
    3. The network card is not configured properly.
    4. The server's hard drive controller is not on the HCL.


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