Learn About Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client

These practice test questions from MeasureUp are based on Microsoft's exam 70-620: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client.

The audience for this exam includes individuals who support client computers that are running Microsoft Windows Vista. Experience with configuring and managing security and network connectivity for client operating systems and client-based applications will help you pass this exam.

By passing exam 70-620, you earn the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification. You also earn credit toward these certifications:

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000.
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000.
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Consumer Support Technician, Enterprise Support Technician and Enterprise Administrator.

Objective: Maintaining and Optimizing Systems That Run Windows Vista.
SubObjective: Troubleshoot performance issues.

Multiple answers, multiple choice.

You are a desktop support technician for your organization. You have just deployed Microsoft Windows Vista throughout your department.

You need to implement a procedure that will determine the initial performance and system configuration of each computer. You plan to use this information for comparison and analysis for any future performance or system issues.

What should you do? (Each correct answer presents part of the solution. Choose two.)

A. Configure the Windows Logs to overwrite events as needed.
B. Schedule a configured Data Collector Set to run daily.
C. Capture baseline performance and system data.
D. Create a Data Collector Set.
E. Use the Reliability Monitor to see required history.

Answers:
C, D

Tutorial:
Windows Vista allows for the use of Data Collector Sets to capture computer performance and system configuration. You need to create a Data Collector Set with the specific counters and data in which you are interested. To allow for future comparisons, you should run the Data Collector Set initially after deployment to establish a baseline of expected performance and behaviors. Should a future performance issue be reported, you could then run the Data Collector Set again and compare the results with the baseline to see how the performance and configuration data has changed.

You do not need to configure the Data Collector Set to run daily. This would not be required to compare a system experiencing performance issues with the expected baseline. Scheduling would be useful if you were trying to identify performance trending over time.

You do not need to configure the Windows Log configuration because the Windows Logs do not provide extensive system diagnostic or performance information. Windows Logs do provide real-time information related to services and applications.

You cannot use the Reliability Monitor to see a history of performance. Reliability Monitor provides an historical view of system changes and failures over time.

References:
Selected Scenarios for Monitoring Performance With Windows Vista
Microsoft TechNet
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748962(WS.10).aspx

Windows Vista Performance and Reliability Monitoring Step-by-Step Guide
Microsoft TechNet
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722173(WS.10).aspx

Objective: Installing and Upgrading Windows Vista.
SubObjective: Identify hardware requirements.

Single answer, multiple choice.

You plan to install Windows Vista Ultimate on several desktop computers at your company.

You must ensure that after installation, the desktop computers support the Windows Aero user experience.

What should you do?

A. Ensure that the computer has a Microsoft-approved TV tuner card.
B. Ensure that the video card is Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) compatible.
C. Ensure that the video card supports TV output.
D. Ensure that the computer has a monitor that supports a refresh rate of 60 hertz.

Answer:
B

Tutorial:
You should ensure that the video card is WDDM compatible. WDDM is the new model for display drivers that targets Windows Vista computers in an effort to create an enhanced display experience. Windows Aero is the name of the new visual style in the Windows Vista operating system.

You do not need a TV tuner card to support the Windows Aero user experience. Windows Vista can use TV tuner cards to view and record television shows.

Windows Aero does not require a video card that supports TV output. Video cards that support TV output simply enable Windows Vista computers to view video on connected televisions.

Windows Aero does not require a monitor that supports a refresh rate of 60 hertz. It requires a monitor that supports any refresh rate that is higher than 10 hertz. A monitor that supports higher refresh rates may produce less screen flickering.

References:
Windows Vista Enterprise Hardware Planning Guidance
Microsoft TechNet
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc507845.aspx

Troubleshoot Problems With Windows Aero
Microsoft.com
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/c33fe91a-9e6f-41f4-ae82-3ed2d5fa2fbf1033.mspx

Objective: Configuring Windows Security Features.
SubObjective: Configure and troubleshoot User Account Control.

Single answer, multiple choice.

You are a desktop support technician for your company. All desktop computers run Microsoft Windows Vista Business. A corporate security strategy is implemented, and it allows only administrator-approved applications to be installed on these computers.

Joyce receives the message displayed in the exhibit whenever she tries to make certain configuration changes to her computer. You verify that Joyce is a member of the local Administrators group.

You need to make configuration changes to prevent the message from appearing when Joyce configures her computer.

What should you do?

  

A. Change the behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in User Account Control (UAC) Admin Approval Mode.
B. Turn off Windows Firewall and disable running all administrators in User Account Control (UAC) Admin Approval Mode.
C. Add Joyce to the local Power Users group.
D. Add Joyce to the local Users group.

Answer:
A

Tutorial:
You should change the behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in UAC Admin Approval Mode. UAC is a new feature in Windows Vista that prevents unauthorized configuration changes and silent installations. The message that is displayed confirms a user's decision to make configuration changes. This helps prevent viruses from making changes to a user's computer in the security context of the user but without the user's permission. To change the elevation prompt behavior, open the Local Security Policy snap-in from the Administrative Tools Control Panel applet. Then open the User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode policy. Change the policy setting from Prompt for consent to No prompt. With this setting, the UAC message will not be displayed whenever Joyce attempts to make configuration changes that require administrative privileges.

You should not turn off Windows Firewall. Windows Firewall helps protect your computer from network or Internet attacks. Also, by disabling running all administrators in UAC Admin Approval Mode, you turn off UAC for all administrators by default. You should not turn off UAC for Joyce. You should only change the behavior of the UAC message.

You should not add Joyce to the local Power Users or Users groups. If UAC is enabled, it works for all users, regardless of their group membership.

References:
Explore the features: User Account Control
Microsoft TechNet
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/user-account-control.aspx

User Account Control Step-by-Step Guide
Microsoft TechNet
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709691(WS.10).aspx

How do I change the behavior of the User Account Control message?
Microsoft.com
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/1cc0e3a8-2cc0-43dc-b063-fa26fe5962c01033.mspx

Objective: Configuring Network Connectivity.
SubObjective: Use the Network and Sharing Center to configure networking.

Single answer, multiple choice.

You are an on-site desktop support technician for a hotel named Stay and Sleep. The hotel allows wireless access to its network, enabling customers to communicate with each other as well as connect to the Internet.

A hotel business customer has a laptop computer that runs Microsoft Windows Vista Business. The customer already has a connection configured for another wireless network. This connection allows business associates to access documents in the customer's C:UsersPublic folder. The business associates must be able to access these documents without providing user credentials. The customer needs to connect to the hotel's wireless network without allowing other users on that network to access these documents.

You need to make configuration changes so that the customer can allow business associates to access the documents and prevent users of the hotel's wireless network from accessing the documents. Your solution must not require the customer to make changes when switching between wireless networks.

What should you do?

A. Change the network category for the hotel's wireless network to public. Turn off password protection. Turn on network discovery.
B. Change the network category for the hotel's wireless network to public. Turn off password protection. Turn off network discovery.
C. Change the network category for the hotel's wireless network to private. Turn off password protection. Turn on network discovery.
D. Change the network category for the hotel's wireless network to private. Turn off password protection. Turn off network discovery.

Answer:
A

Tutorial:
You should change the network category for the hotel's wireless network to public. This disables network discovery by default. This means that other devices on the hotel's wireless network cannot view the customer's computer. Public means that the computer is in a public place, not that files on the computer should be accessible to the public. You should also turn off password protection and turn on network discovery. This allows users to access documents on the customer's computer without providing credentials. Note that these two settings are considered global settings. They will not override network-specific settings. This means that even if password protection is off and network discovery is on, users will not be able to access documents in the C:UsersPublic folder when the customer is connected to the hotel's wireless network because that network's category is public.

You should not turn off network discovery. This would prevent the business associates from accessing files in the C:UsersPublic folder.

You should not change the network category for the hotel's wireless network to private. This enables network discovery by default. Private means that the computer is connected to a private network.

References:
Troubleshoot Network Connection Problems
Microsoft.com
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/33307acf-0698-41ba-b014-ea0a2eb8d0a81033.mspx

Windows Vista: Networking
Microsoft.com
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/networking.mspx

Objective: Configuring and Troubleshooting Mobile Computing.
SubObjective: Configure Power Options.

Single answer, multiple choice.

You are a desktop support technician for your company. Josie, an employee at your company, has a laptop computer that runs Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate. Because she frequently uses the battery to power her computer, she configures her computer to use the power-saver power plan.

Josie learns that when she clicks the Power button icon on the Start menu, the computer does not completely turn off. If she later presses the Power button on the computer, the same programs that were opened when she tried to shut down the computer are still open.

You need to configure Josie's computer so that the computer turns off without saving her desktop session when she clicks the Power button icon on the Start menu.

What should you do?

A. Open Advanced Settings for the current power plan in Power Options. Change the On battery setting in the Sleep after category to Never.
B. Open Power Options and click the Choose what power buttons do link. Choose the option to shut the computer down when the power button is pressed.
C. Open Advanced Settings for the current power plan in Power Options. Change the Start menu power button setting to Shut down.
D. Open Power Options and click the Change when computer sleeps link. Choose the option to never put the computer to sleep when it is running on battery.

Answer:
C

Tutorial:
You should change the Start menu power button setting to Shut down in Advanced Settings. To open Advanced Settings, first open Power Options and click the Change plan settings link associated with the Power saver power plan. Then click the Change advanced power settings link to open the Advanced Settings dialog box. Expand Power buttons and lid, and then expand Start menu power button. Change the On battery setting to Shut down. This causes Windows to completely shut down when the Power button icon on the Start menu is clicked.

You should not change the On battery setting in the Sleep after category to Never. This setting determines the amount of time that must elapse before the computer is automatically put to sleep when it is running on battery. In this scenario, you need to specify what happens when the Power button icon on the Start menu is manually clicked.

You should not choose the option to shut the computer down when the power button is pressed. This option determines what happens when you press the Power button on the computer, not the Power button icon on the Start menu.

You should not choose the option to never put the computer to sleep when it is running on battery. This option determines whether the computer is automatically put to sleep. In this scenario, you need to specify what happens when the Power button icon on the Start menu is manually clicked.

Reference:
Turning Off Your Computer Properly
Microsoft.com
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/6e68c6a2-8de9-4a89-831a-109b3d3fff911033.mspx

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