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This quiz has been developed for students and learners preparing for Microsoft MCSE exam. There is a list of 84 Practice Questions on Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure. Take this practice questions to help you prepare for the real test. Read all the questions carefully. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


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  • 1. 

    Which of the following are responsible for replication within the ADS?

    • A.

      Domains

    • B.

      Sites

    • C.

      Domain Controllers

    • D.

      Organization Units

    Correct Answer
    C. Domain Controllers
    Explanation
    Each of the information to be replicated is systematically partitioned within the ADS. The domain partition resides in the physical domain controller and hence the the DC is responsible for replicating domain information in the ADS.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following can be used to create an Organizational Unit?

    • A.

      Dsmod

    • B.

      Dsquery

    • C.

      Dsadd

    • D.

      Dsmov

    Correct Answer
    C. Dsadd
    Explanation
    Dsadd is the utility that is used to add organizational units to ADS.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following will be used by the DNS server for replication?

    • A.

      Domain Partition

    • B.

      Application Partition

    • C.

      Schema Partition

    • D.

      Configuration Partition

    Correct Answer
    B. Application Partition
    Explanation
    The DNS server when configured to be integrated with the ADS, will write the information that it needs to be replicated into the Application partition of the ADS.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following will not participate on the forest level of the hierarchy?

    • A.

      Infrastructure Master

    • B.

      PDC Emulator

    • C.

      Schema Master

    • D.

      Domain Naming Master

    Correct Answer
    B. PDC Emulator
    Explanation
    PDC emulator is responsible for changed-password replication and is a per-domain role. This role is often used when a migration from NT to 2000 or 2003 takes place. The rest are capable of interacting on the forest level of the hierarchy.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following would be used to deploy administrative tools on selected user session only?

    • A.

      Active Directory Users and Computers

    • B.

      Active Directory Site and Services

    • C.

      Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)

    • D.

      Adminpak.msi

    Correct Answer
    D. Adminpak.msi
    Explanation
    Adminpak.msi is the file that is used to deploy administrative tools on select computers or select user sessions only.

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  • 6. 

    In the ADS environment, User groups are created and linked to specific DCs on which they get created. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    User groups are linked to the ADS and not to the DC.

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  • 7. 

    To deploy an application to a set of computers you need to create it in the form of a batch file. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    To deploy applications on the Windows 2003 environment you need to make a MS installer package of it. This file will be recognized by a .msi extension.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following needs to be registered for enabling the Schema snap-in?

    • A.

      Schmmgmnt.dll

    • B.

      Schema.dll

    • C.

      Schemamgmnt.dl

    • D.

      Schmmgmnt.dll.

    Correct Answer
    D. Schmmgmnt.dll.
    Explanation
    To enable the Schem snap-in you need the schmmgmnt.dll to be registered in that computer.

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  • 9. 

    The Special Administrative Console (SAC) is used to ensure that administrative tools are hidden from all users who do not belong to the administrative groups. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Special Administrative Console (SAC) utility is needed when we need to manage headless servers in an out-of-band scenario.

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  • 10. 

    Emergency Management Services (EMS) requires which of the following ports?

    • A.

      COM ports

    • B.

      Parallel ports

    • C.

      USB ports

    • D.

      PS/2 ports

    Correct Answer
    A. COM ports
    Explanation
    COM ports are used to facilitate long distance communication, and hence they are used in EMS where servers need to be controlled remotely and when there is no direct physical access to servers.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following would be ideal naming schemes for the internal as well as the perimeter networks of metrotech.com

    • A.

      Ad.metrotech.com for internal network

    • B.

      Metrotech.com for perimeter network

    • C.

      Metroext.com for perimeter network

    • D.

      Metroint for internal network

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Ad.metrotech.com for internal network
    B. Metrotech.com for perimeter network
    Explanation
    Ad.metrotech.com is ideal for the internal network as it provides the security of hiding the internal name space from the external world and yet retaining the actual company name space. Metrotech.com is ideal for perimeter network as it is directly interfaced with the outside world.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following would not be required for the DCs of a 2003 domain that will be supporting a few 100 users and very limited data resources to be accessed?

    • A.

      Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition

    • B.

      Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

    • C.

      Windows Server 2003 Data Center Edition

    • D.

      Window Server 2003 Web Edition

    Correct Answer
    C. Windows Server 2003 Data Center Edition
    Explanation
    A Data center server is not required for the situation where there will be only a few 100 users sharing limited data resources.

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  • 13. 

    The best way to utilize a DC as a file server is to ensure security by implementing strict IPSec policies. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Ideally DCs must not be used as files servers. Even if used, you must ensure the disk quota must be assigned to all users so that the disk space is not misused.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following types of DFS is the least fault tolerant?

    • A.

      Standalone DFS

    • B.

      Root DFS

    • C.

      Replica DFS

    • D.

      Subordinate DFS

    Correct Answer
    A. Standalone DFS
    Explanation
    Standalone DFS is not a part of Active Directory and hence, cannot provide fault tolerance.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following can help user accounts to migrate across domains?

    • A.

      Dsmove

    • B.

      Dsquery

    • C.

      Dsadd

    • D.

      Dsmod

    Correct Answer
    A. Dsmove
    Explanation
    Dsmove is the CLI tool used to move or migrate user account across domains. Dsmove can only help with a single object at a time.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following relates to memory issues on a server?

    • A.

      RAM utilization

    • B.

      Disk drive utilization

    • C.

      CPU utilization

    • D.

      Page files

    Correct Answer
    D. Page files
    Explanation
    The number of page files being used will gradually increase and result in memory related issues if the RAM used in the system is not sufficient.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following would indicate hardware failures in the server?

    • A.

      System log

    • B.

      Application log

    • C.

      Security log

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. System log
    Explanation
    System log is used to log all information and notifications generated by hardware related services running on the server.

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  • 18. 

    20/80 rule is an ideal formula for DHCP fault tolerance. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    To ensure DHCP fault tolerance across domains, you must employ the 80/20 method of splitting the scope or range of IP addresses between the available servers. This will ensure fault tolerance in the event of any one of the DHCP servers going down on the network.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following is the best method of IP address assignment in case of a private subnet containing 25 systems only?

    • A.

      2 DHCP servers with 80/20 rule in place

    • B.

      2 DHCP servers with 50/50 rule in place

    • C.

      Implement static IP address assignment

    • D.

      Implement APIPA.

    Correct Answer
    C. Implement static IP address assignment
    Explanation
    In a network that has only 25 systems, it is ideal to implement static IP assignment as it is easy to manage it that way. Multiple DHCP servers in this scenario would be beyond requirement.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following could be issues when considering scaling the scope of a DHCP server?

    • A.

      Network requirement

    • B.

      Disk space limitation

    • C.

      Bandwidth limitation

    • D.

      Service pack on DHCP server

    Correct Answer
    B. Disk space limitation
    Explanation
    Ideally all scopes on the DHCP server will require some amount of disk space, Ram and in result paging files as well. If either of them starts becoming a limitation, the DHCP server may not be able to handle the request from the clients very efficiently.

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  • 21. 

    In a forest scenario in which the root domain has many levels of hierarchy beneath it and several clients per each domain in each level, it is ideal to implement centralized DHCP server for the entire forest at the root level. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This scenario calls for at least one DHCP server per domain per level.

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  • 22. 

    Centralized DHCP servers with DHCP relay agents across location require a robust link in each location to keep the DHCP infrastructure functioning effeceintly. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Since the DHCP server is centralized it is mandatory to have robust links in each location to aid dynamic IP allocation for clients through DHCP relay agents in each location.

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  • 23. 

    When recursion is disabled on the DNS servers, which of the following types of queries will not be handled by that DNS server?

    • A.

      Iterative queries

    • B.

      Recursive queries

    • C.

      Cached queries

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Recursive queries
    Explanation
    One way of ensuring the DNS server does not handle recursive queries is to disable recursion on that DNS server. This is usually done on servers that are not meant to handle any queries for resolution outside of that domain.

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  • 24. 

    A Cache only DNS server can handle only iterative queries and not recursive queries. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A cache only DNS server can only cache already resolved DNS queries. It is not capable of resolving any type of fresh queries itself.

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  • 25. 

    If you do not want your DNS server to resolve queries but only accept queries from clients and pass it on to other DNS servers, which of the following must you configure it as?

    • A.

      Cache only DNS

    • B.

      Forwarder

    • C.

      Root DNS

    • D.

      Secondary DNS

    Correct Answer
    B. Forwarder
    Explanation
    Forwarders are those DNS servers that can accept query request from clients and forward those request to designated DNS servers that are meant to resolve queries.

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  • 26. 

    If a DNS has to resolve forwarded requests of specific domains only, which of the following has to be configured?

    • A.

      Forwarding

    • B.

      Conditional forwarding

    • C.

      Recursion

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Conditional forwarding
    Explanation
    If a DNS has to resolve queries of only specific domain then conditional forwarding will have to be configured.

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  • 27. 

    Which of the following is capable of being a DHCP relay agent?

    • A.

      Router

    • B.

      Switch

    • C.

      Hub

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Router
    Explanation
    A router is capable of being a BootP/DHCP relay agent.

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  • 28. 

    When assigning dynamic IP addresses to a vendor specific group of resources on the network, which of the following must be configured?

    • A.

      Vendor defined class

    • B.

      User defined class

    • C.

      Custom class

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Vendor defined class
    Explanation
    There is no such thing as custom class. The vendor-defined class is usually used to assign dynamic IP addresses to resources from a specific vendor on the network.

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  • 29. 

    Which of the following is mandatory for any DHCP server that needs to assign IP addresses on the ADS network?

    • A.

      It needs to be authorized by the ADS

    • B.

      It needs to be authorized by the root DC.

    • C.

      It needs to be authorized by the first DHCP server on the network.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. It needs to be authorized by the ADS
    Explanation
    Any DHCP server that needs to be assigning IP addresses on the ADS network needs to be authorized by the ADS.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following tools will help to manage your DNS server?

    • A.

      Dsdns

    • B.

      Dnscmd

    • C.

      Administrative tools

    • D.

      Active Directory Domains and Trusts

    Correct Answer
    B. Dnscmd
    Explanation
    The appropriate tools to manage the DNS Server is the Dnscmd.

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  • 31. 

    Which of the following relates to cache.dns?

    • A.

      Root hints file.

    • B.

      Cached queries

    • C.

      Resolved and cached queries

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Root hints file.
    Explanation
    Root hints is a list of primary records that helps to locate other DNS servers that are authoritative for the root of the DNS domain namespace tree.

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  • 32. 

    The RAS server is ideally placed within the internal network. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The RAS server must be placed ideally in the perimeter network

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  • 33. 

    Which of the following is the default lease period for an assigned DHCP lease in the Windows Server 2003 environment?

    • A.

      45 days

    • B.

      1 week

    • C.

      8 days

    • D.

      5 days

    Correct Answer
    C. 8 days
    Explanation
    The default lease period for an IP address assigned to the DHCP client, in a Windows Server 2003 environment is 8 days.

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  • 34. 

    NLB is an ideal solution for load balancing the DNS environment. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Round robin rotation is used for load balancing the DNS environment.
    NLB is ideally used for resource other than DNS on the network.

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  • 35. 

    Which of the following is the default refresh interval for a DNS?

    • A.

      5 minutes

    • B.

      10 minutes

    • C.

      15 minutes

    • D.

      20 minutes

    Correct Answer
    C. 15 minutes
    Explanation
    The default refresh interval after which the secondary server requests for the renewal of the SOA record from the source is 900 seconds or 15 minutes.

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  • 36. 

    RRAS on Windows Server 2003 environment supports IGRP as a routing protocol. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    RRAS on Windows Server 2003 environment supports only RIP and OSPF as routing protocols.

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  • 37. 

    RRAS on Windows Server 2003 environment supports only RIP and OSPF as routing protocols.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Choice B is the correct answer.

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  • 38. 

    Which of the following is the IEEE specification for Wireless communication?

    • A.

      IEEE 802.3

    • B.

      IEEE 802.3U

    • C.

      IEEE 802.2

    • D.

      IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

    Correct Answer
    D. IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
    Explanation
    IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g are Ethernet specifications for Wireless communication.

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  • 39. 

    Which of the following should not be placed on the border of the network?

    • A.

      Router

    • B.

      Firewall

    • C.

      Layer 3 Switch

    • D.

      RAS server

    Correct Answer
    C. Layer 3 Switch
    Explanation
    A Layer 3 switch is ideally meant to connect the server farm to the rest of the internal network and should not ideally be placed on the edge of the network.

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  • 40. 

    Layer 3 are nothing but routers with more Ethernet ports. T/F?.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A Layer 3 switch cannot be compared to the router as its function is more within the network rather than the edge of the network as is in case of the router.

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  • 41. 

    Which of the following commands can be used to trace a path taken by the data packets?

    • A.

      Ping

    • B.

      Tracert

    • C.

      IPCONFIG

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Tracert
    Explanation
    Tracert command is used to trace the path taken by the data packets to reach the destination.

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  • 42. 

    A Router can relate protocols of layer-3 and above. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A Router is alyer-3 device and hence can relate to and understand Layer-3 protocols only and not protocols of the layers above layer-3.

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  • 43. 

    L2TP is the ideal protocol for securing communication between two routers. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Ideally PPTP as well as L2TP can be used to secure communication between two routers. L2TP is ideal on the Windows Server 2003 environment.

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  • 44. 

    Which of the following is the most simple method of exchanging routing information in a routing network that has at least 12 routers?

    • A.

      RIP

    • B.

      OSPF

    • C.

      IGRP

    • D.

      Static routes

    Correct Answer
    A. RIP
    Explanation
    RIP is a distance vector routing protocols that is ideal for routing networks ranging from small to medium in size.

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  • 45. 

    Routers use firewalls for packet filtering. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Routers use access lists for packet filtering.

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  • 46. 

    Which of the following can be used as a dedicated authentication service on a Windows Server 2003 network?

    • A.

      IAS

    • B.

      IIS

    • C.

      RAS

    • D.

      RRAS

    Correct Answer
    A. IAS
    Explanation
    IAS (Internet Authentication Service) employs the RADIUS technology to facilitate dedicated authentication service on the Windows Server 2003 network.

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  • 47. 

    Which of the following can record security negotiations on a Windows Server 2003 network?

    • A.

      Event viewer � System log

    • B.

      Event viewer � Security log

    • C.

      Event viewer � Application log

    • D.

      Oakley Log

    Correct Answer
    D. Oakley Log
    Explanation
    Enabling the Oakley log will allow recording of all Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP) negotiations.

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  • 48. 

    Which of the following can be used for troubleshooting a remote network?

    • A.

      Performance monitor

    • B.

      Netsh ras diag

    • C.

      Event viewer

    • D.

      System monitor

    Correct Answer
    B. Netsh ras diag
    Explanation
    Netsh ras diag is a diagnostic command line tool meant for diagnosing remote connections. Hence, choice B is correct.

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  • 49. 

    Routers help to split collision domains. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Routers help to split broadcast domains

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  • 50. 

    VLANs are implemented to avoid broadcasts within the switched network. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    VLANs are implemented to restrict broadcasts within a switched network.

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