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  1. You are the administrator for a large company. You have a group of Windows XP Professional computers in a workgroup and want to enable your users to create user and group accounts without giving them excessive rights. How should you configure the users' accounts?

    1. Assign your users to the Local Administrators group on the local machine.

    2. Assign your users to the Server Operators group on the local machine.

    3. Assign your users to the Domain Administrators group in the domain.

    4. Assign your users to the Power Users group on the local machine.

  2. Bob took over Mary's duties when Mary retired. You created Bob's user account and put him in the same groups as Mary and changed the ACLS on the resources to allow Bob access. You then deleted Mary's account. Later, Bob comes to you and reports that he can't get access to some resources that he needs that Mary had access to. You give him access, and later he reports the same problem on different resources. How should you have configured Bob's account to avoid the problems you are now facing, without giving Bob unnecessary access?

    1. You should have renamed Mary's account to Bob.

    2. You should have made Bob an administrator in the domain.

    3. You should have made Bob a Server Operator.

    4. You should have changed the DACLS on all resources in the domain to give Bob access.

  3. You successfully set the Local Security Policy to enable you to shut down your Windows XP Professional computer without logging on. After joining your computer to the domain, you attempt to shut down your computer without logging on, but the option is not available. Why is the option not available?

    1. The Shutdown Without Logging On option is not available to computers that have joined a domain.

    2. The option in the Local Group Policy no longer applies because the computer is in the domain.

    3. The user needs to be placed in the Local Administrators group for the Local Group Policy to apply.

    4. The Domain Group Policy to Shutdown Without Logging On option is set to disabled.

  4. You have enabled auditing on your company's laptops. You want to configure your remote users' laptops to shut down if they are unable to log security events and log all attempts to change Local Group Policies. How should you configure the systems? (Check all correct answers.)

    1. Use Security Options in the Local Security settings to set the option to shut down the system if it's unable to log security audits.

    2. Configure the Audit Policy Change setting to monitor failed changes.

    3. Configure the Audit Policy Change setting to monitor successful changes.

    4. Configure the Audit Object Access setting to monitor successful changes.

  5. You have 250 Windows XP Professional computers in various OUs in your domain. You want to find out which computer GPOs are being applied to your computers, specifically policies that have been applied in multiple places with a precedence of 1 or higher. What would be the correct syntax to determine this?

    1. gpresult /scope user /z

    2. gpresult /scope computer /z

    3. gpresult /scope user /v

    4. gpresult /scope computer /v

  6. You make changes to the local policy on a Windows XP Professional workstation named WKSTN1. You want to refresh only the policy settings that have changed for the computer. What command will you run to accomplish this?

    1. gpupdate /target:computer

    2. gpupdate /target:computer /force

    3. gpresult /scope computer

    4. gpresult /scope computer /z

  7. You have made changes to group policy and need to import the new template. What are some different ways to apply these new security template settings to the computers in the enterprise? (Check all correct answers.)

    1. Use the secedit command.

    2. Use an Active Directory–based Group Policy Object.

    3. Use the Local Group Policy.

    4. Use the gpupdate command.

  8. You are the administrator of a multidivisional company's network and some of your users are using network applications from a server that may not be approved for their division. All applications are in the same folder. Which software restriction rule would you apply?

    1. Hash rule

    2. Certificate rule

    3. Zone rule

    4. Path rule

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

  1. Answer D is correct. Power Users have the right to create user and group accounts, but they do not have total control over the computer, as an administrator does. Answer A is incorrect because making the users administrators would give them excessive rights. Answer B is incorrect because the Server Operators group does not exist on a Windows XP Professional machine, nor is this group given any privileges on the local system after joining the domain. Answer C is incorrect because, like answer A, it would give the users excessive rights; also, because the machines are in a workgroup, putting them in the Domain Administrators group would have no effect on their capabilities to create users and groups on the local machine.

  2. Answer A is correct. Renaming the account would have ensured that Bob had all the access to resources that Mary had. Answer B is incorrect because you would have given Bob more access than was necessary, and it does not ensure that Bob has access to all resources that Mary had. Answer C is incorrect because making Bob a Server Operator does not ensure that Bob has access to all resources that Mary had. Answer D is incorrect because that would have given Bob unnecessary access.

  3. Answer D is correct. Local Group Policies are the first to apply of all policies and are overridden by conflicting policy settings that are located at the Active Directory levels. Answer A is incorrect because the option is available at all GPO levels. Answer B is incorrect because Local Group Policies still apply when computers join domains, although they have lower priority. Answer C is incorrect because users don't need to be placed in the Local Administrators group to apply policies after a computer has joined the domain.

  4. Answers A, B, and C are correct. You will need to set the option in the Local Security settings to shut down the system if the computer is unable to log security audits, as well as set the Audit Policy Change policy for both success and failure. Answer D is incorrect because auditing object access logs users' access to resources, but not changes to policies.

  5. Answer B is correct. The Group Policy Result tool will display the Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) for a target user and computer. The /Scope switch specifies whether the user or the computer settings need to be displayed. The /z switch specifies that the super-verbose information is to be displayed, which enables you to see whether a setting was set in multiple places. Answer A is incorrect because the scope specified in the syntax is user and you wanted to see computer settings. Answer C is incorrect because the switch /v is used, which will not let you see whether a setting was set in multiple places. This requires super-verbose mode. Answer D is incorrect because of the switch used, as well.

  6. Answer A is correct. The Group Policy Update tool refreshes Group Policy settings and has a number of different switches. The /target: switch has two options: Computer or User. By default, both User and Computer policy settings are refreshed if no switch is specified. Therefore, because you want to refresh only the settings for the computer, you need to specify the option Computer. Answer B is incorrect because the /force switch reapplies all policy settings and you want only the settings that have changed to be refreshed. Answers C and D are incorrect because the gpresult command gives only the Resulting Set of Policies; it does not refresh them in any manner.

  7. Answers A, B, and C are correct. The secedit command as well as the Group Policy options at the local and Active Directory level can apply the security templates to a computer. The secedit command is manual, whereas the other two options are more automated because they will automatically refresh for the computer. Answer D is incorrect because gpupdate will update an existing Group Policy, but not apply the security templates themselves.

  8. Answer D is correct. A path rule can identify software by a full pathname, such as C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\excel.exe, or by the pathname leading to the containing folder, such as C:\Windows\System32. Answer A is incorrect because a hash is a digital fingerprint that uniquely identifies a program or file. You would have to identify all the applications' hash. Answer B is incorrect because a certificate rule identifies software by the publisher certificate used to digitally sign the software. The applications may be by different publishers, and you don't want to restrict users' ability to run approved applications. Answer C is incorrect because a zone rule identifies software that comes from the Internet, local intranet, trusted sites, or restricted sites zones. These applications are from a local file server.

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