Create and Maintain Active Directory Objects

These questions are based on 70-640 – TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
Self Test Software Practice Test


Objective: Create and maintain Active Directory objects.
Sub-objective: Configure GPO templates.


Single answer, multiple-choice


You are the network administrator of your company. All servers on the network run Windows Server 2008. The company’s network consists of a single Active Directory domain, and the client computers all run Windows Vista.


You create some custom ADMX language-specific files on your Windows Vista administrative workstation. You want to copy all language-specific ADML files to the central store on the domain controller to ensure the ADML files are automatically available to all Group Policy administrators in the domain. Which tool can you use to perform this task?



  1. Ntdsutil.exe.
  2. Group Policy Object Editor.
  3. Xcopy.exe.
  4. Group Policy Management Console.

Answer:
C. Xcopy.exe.


Tutorial:
You can use the Xcopy.exe tool to copy ADML files from your Windows Vista administrative workstation to the central store on the domain controller. The ADMX files are language-neutral resource files. The other type of registry-based policy settings are known as ADML files, which are language-specific resource files. ADMX and ADML files replace the ADM files that were used in earlier versions of Windows. To ensure ADMX files are recognized by Group Policy tools, such as GPMC and Group Policy Object Editor, you must be running a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer. ADMX files are not stored in individual Group Policy Objects (GPOs).


If you have a domain environment, you can create a central store location of ADMX files that can be accessed by anyone with permission to create or edit GPOs. The central store is a folder created in the SYSVOL folder of an Active Directory domain controller and is used to provide a centralized storage location for ADMX and ADML files for the domain. In addition to storing the ADMX files shipped in the operating system in the central store, you also can share a custom ADMX file by copying the file to the central store, which makes it automatically available to all Group Policy administrators in a domain. The default location for .ADML files on a domain controller is the %systemroot%sysvoldomainpoliciesPolicyDefinitions[MUIculture] folder. For example, the United States English ADMX language-specific file will be stored in the %systemroot%sysvoldomainpoliciesPolicyDefinitionsen-us folder.


Windows Vista does not contain any user interface for populating the central store in Windows Vista. You can use the Xcopy.exe command-line tool to copy all ADMX language resource files from your Windows Vista administrative workstation to the central store on your domain controller. You should use the following syntax: xcopy %systemroot%PolicyDefinitionsEN-US* %logonserver%sysvol%userdnsdomain%policiesPolicyDefinitionsEN-US


The options stating Ntdsutil.exe, Group Policy Object Editor and Group Policy Management Console are incorrect because these tools cannot be used to copy all ADMX language resource files from your Windows Vista administrative workstation to the central store on your domain controller.


Reference:
Windows Vista Technical Library > Windows Vista: Management and Operations > Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide > Scenario 2: Editing Domain-Based GPOs Using ADMX Files


Windows Vista Technical Library > Windows Vista: Management and Operations > Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide > ADMX Technology Review


TechNet Home > Windows Vista Home > Technical Library > Management and Operations > Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide

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