Planning and Managing Feature Packs

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These questions are derived from the Self Test Software Practice Test for Microsoft exam # 70-089 – Planning, Deploying, and Managing Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003

Objective : Planning and Managing Feature Packs
SubObjective : Plan and manage Operating System Deployment (OSD)

Single Answer, Multiple Choice

You are the SMS administrator of your company. The SMS 2003 SP1 hierarchy of your company consists of two primary sites and five secondary sites. All SMS client computers run Windows 2000 Professional and are configured as SMS 2003 SP1 Advanced Clients and SMS 2003 SP1 Legacy Clients. The Operating System Deployment (OSD) Feature Pack is installed on the SMS site server.

You are responsible for upgrading the existing SMS client computers to Windows XP Professional SP2 by using the OSD Feature Pack. You decide to use SMS software distribution to advertise the program. You create an OSD program and distribute it to the distribution points.

You want to ensure that the program runs on machines where the user does not have privileges to install software. You do not want to create any additional accounts to facilitate this process.

  • Select the Only when a user is logged on option on the Environment tab.
  • Select the Only when no user is logged on option on the Environment tab.
  • Select the Use Software Installation Account option on the Environment tab.
  • Clear the Allow users to interact with this program (less secure) option on the Environment tab.

Answer:
B. Select the Only when no user is logged on option on the Environment tab.

Tutorial:
You should select the Only when no user is logged on option on the Environment tab. The SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack allows you to create operating system images within SMS 2003. You can then deploy and manage these images to clients. The SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack requires SMS 2003 SP1 to be installed. The OSD Feature Pack is supported only by SMS 2003 SP1 Advanced Clients and SMS 2003 SP1 Legacy Clients. You can use three methods to deploy the image package that you create by using the OSD Feature Pack. You can use SMS software distribution to advertise the package, integrate the OSD Feature Pack image package with Remote Installation Services (RIS), or you can use the Image Installation CD to deploy the OS image package. When a user does not have administrative privileges on a computer to install a program, advertisements are run by using the Client User Token account on Legacy Clients or by using the local system account on Advanced Clients. To ensure that the program is run by using either the Client User Token account on Legacy Clients, or the local system account on Advanced Clients, you should select the Only when no user is logged on option on the Environment tab of the Program Properties dialog box. This option is valid for client computers running Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or operating systems in the Windows Server 2003 family. The Only when no user is logged on option forces the program to run either by using the Client User Token account on Legacy Clients or by using the local system account on Advanced Clients. The Only when no user is logged on option prevents the program from running until the user logs off the computer. The program installation continues even if a user logs on while the installation is running.

You should not select the Only when a user is logged on option on the Environment tab. The Only when a user is logged on option prevents the program from running if a user is not logged on. This option is the default setting. The Only when a user is logged on option is valid for client computers running Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or operating systems in the Windows Server 2003 family. You should use this option when the advertised program does not require administrative privileges. When you select the Only when a user is logged on option, the advertised program is run in the user’s context and the user’s account is used to access the program on the distribution point. Selecting the Only when a user is logged on option will not ensure that the program is run either by using the Client User Token account on Legacy Clients or by using the local system account on Advanced Clients.

You should not select the Use Software Installation Account option on the Environment tab. When you set the Program can run option to Only when no user is logged on, the Run with administrative rights option is automatically selected. If Run with administrative rights is selected without selecting Use Software Installation Account, then the program is run either in the context of the Client User Token Account on Legacy Clients or in the context of the local system account on Advanced Clients. When you select the Use Software Installation Account option, a Software Installation Account, manually created by the SMS administrator, is used to connect to the distribution point and run the program.

You should not clear the Allow users to interact with this program (less secure) option on the Environment tab. The Allow users to interact with this program (less secure) option specifies whether a user can interact with the program during the installation or not. When you do not select the Allow users to interact with this program (less secure) option, the program runs in an administrative context, and no user interface is displayed to the user. Clearing the Allow users to interact with this program (less secure) option will not ensure that the program is run either by using the Client User Token account on Legacy Clients or by using the local system account on Advanced Clients.

Reference: TechNet Home > Systems Management Server 2003 Operations Guide > Part 1: Deploying SMS > Chapter 5: Distributing Software > Managing Packages > Creating and Managing Programs > Create a New Program

TechNet Home > Systems Management Server 2003 Concepts, Planning, and Deployment Guide > Part 2: Concepts > Chapter 3: Understanding SMS Features > Software Distribution

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack Users Guide, Creating the OS Deployment Package and Program, Configuring the OS Deployment Program Properties, p. 77.

Download SMS 2003 OSDFP Guide http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/downloads/2003/osdfp.mspx

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