Which Statements about Windows XP Home Edition are Correct? (select two answers)
A. Computers running Windows XP Home Edition cannot join a domain.
D. Windows XP Home Edition does not support the use of dynamic disks.
Windows XP Professional supports two types of network environments in which users can share common resources, regardless of network size. A __________ consists of a number of peer-based computers, with each maintaining its own security.
A domain consists of servers that maintain centralized security and directory structures and workstations that participate in those structures.
Authentication process - local
When a user logs on by providing logon credentials - typically user name and password, Windows XP Professional forwards this information to the security subsystem of that local computer and then compares the logon credentials with the user information in the local security database, which resides in the security subsystem of the local computer.
If the credentials are valid, Windows XP Professional creates what? for the user
D. Access Token
The access token contains the user’s security settings, which allow the user to gain access to the appropriate resources on that computer and to perform specific system tasks.
Authentication process - DomainIf a user logs on to a domain, Windows XP Professional contacts a domain controller in the domain. The domain controller compares the logon credentials with the user information that is stored in what?.
B. Active Directory
What are the basic hardware requirements for running Windows XP?
D. A 233 MHz processor, 64 MB RAM, and a 2 GB hard disk with 1.5 GB free space.
Central processing unit (CPU) Pentium 233 megahertz (MHz) or equivalent. Memory 64 megabytes (MB) minimum; 128 MB recommended; 4 gigabytes (GB) of random access memory (RAM) maximum. Hard disk Space 1.5 GB of free disk space for installing Windows XP Professional. You should also have several additional gigabytes of hard disk space to allow for updates, additional Windows components, applications, and user data.
A _______ _______ is a logical section of a hard disk on which the computer can write data.
What files are used in the Windows XP Professional Startup Process? (3 answers)
NTXPDETECT.COM and NTSBOOTDD.SYS are false (NTDETECT.COM and NTBOOTDD.SYS are the correct filenames)
The BOOT.INI file includes two sections, [____ ______] and [_________ _______],
C. [boot loader] and [operating systems]
The BOOT.INI file includes two sections, [boot loader] and [operating systems], which contain information that NTLDR uses to create the Boot Loader Operating System Selection menu. A typical BOOT.INI might contain the following lines:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS=”Microsoft Windows XP Professional” /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT=”Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00”
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\ WINNT=”Windows NT Server Workstation 4.00 [VGA mode]” /basevideo /sos
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT=”Microsoft Windows Recovery Console” /cmdcons
What are the components that use the Registry? (3 Answers)
B. User profiles
C. Windows XP Professional kernel
D. Device drivers
Also Setup programs , Hardware profiles and NTDETECT.COM
The data in the Registry is read, updated, or modified by many of the Windows XP Professional components.
When is it best to use the Last Known Good Configuration? (2 Answers)
B. After installing a new driver, Windows XP Professional Blue Screens
D. You disable a driver which is critical to Windows XP Professional
After installing a new driver, Windows XP Professional Blue Screens
Use the Last Known Good configuration option to start Windows XP Professional because the Last Known Good configuration does not contain any reference to the new (possibly faulty) driver.
You disable a driver which is critical to Windows XP Professional
Some critical drivers are written to keep users from making the mistake of disabling them. With these drivers, the system automatically reverts to the Last Known Good control set if a user disables the driver. If the driver does not automatically cause the system to revert to the Last Known Good control set, you must manually select the Last Known Good Configuration option.
You are unable to access your user profile
When the problem is not related to Windows XP Professional configuration changes.
A hardware device is failing to respond
When startup failures relate to hardware failures or missing or corrupted files.
Recovery Console is a text mode command interpreter that you can use to access NTFS, FAT, and FAT32 volumes without starting Windows XP Professional. The Recovery Console allows you to perform a variety of troubleshooting and recovery tasks, identify three below:
B. Copying files between hard disks and from a floppy disk to a hard disk (but not from hard disk to a floppy disk), which allows you replace or remove items that might be affecting the boot process, or to retrieve user data from an unsalvageable computer
C. Starting and stopping services
D. Adding, removing, and formatting partitions on the hard disk
A and E are windows problems but not associated with Recovery Console.
Others are: Repairing the MBR or boot sector of a hard disk or volume and Restoring the Registry
You have just set up a new monitor and powered it on, you cannot see any output on the secondary displays. What is the best course of action? (Three answers)
A. Activate the device in the Display Properties dialog box. Confirm that you chose the correct video driver.
C. Switch the order of the adapters in the slots. (The primary adapter must qualify as a secondary adapter.)
E. Restart the computer to confirm that the secondary display initialized. If not, check the status of the video adapter in Device Manager.
B and D are Physical problems related to the Monitor, there may be need to do these but if the Monitor powers on it's more likely to be a software problem.
Identify the two statements that are true:
B. When a computer is in hibernation mode, it is not reliant on a power source—the computer is completely shut down.
D. In Standby Mode if the power source is interrupted (for example, if the battery runs out), information in memory is lost.
The advantage of hibernation mode over standby mode is that when a computer is in hibernation mode, it is not reliant on a power source—the computer is completely shut down.
By default, Windows XP manages the paging file size, but you can designate a file size for special circumstances. What is the recommended paging file size?
B. Equal to 1.5 times the total amount of RAM.
The recommended paging file size is equal to 1.5 times the total amount of RAM. This is because the paging file, also known as the virtual memory, is used when the physical RAM is full. It acts as an extension of the RAM and allows the computer to temporarily store data that is not currently being used. Having a paging file size that is 1.5 times the total amount of RAM ensures that there is enough virtual memory available to handle the demands of the system and prevent it from running out of memory.
What is the missing name? (one word)
A _____ user profile is available only on the system on which it was created. A unique _____ user profile is created and stored on each computer that a user logs on to.
Each user account in Windows XP has an associated user profile that stores user specific configuration settings, such as a customized desktop or personalized application settings.
Roaming profiles, which are stored in a shared folder on a network server, are accessible from any location in the network.
Mandatory user profiles are roaming user profiles that users cannot make permanent changes to. Mandatory profiles are used to enforce configuration settings.
Adding Windows Components
You can install Windows components that you did not select when you installed Windows XP Professional on your computer. The components you can install include: (three answers)
A. Fax Services
C. Internet Information Services (IIS)
D. Management and Monitoring Tools
Internet Explorer is already likely to be installed, MS office is not part of windows XP and requires separate installation. Other components you could install are: Message Queuing, Additional Network Services.