Troubleshoot and repair Windows Vista

Questions derived from the 70-623 – PRO: Microsoft Desktop Support – CONSUMER Microsoft Self-Test Software Practice Test.


Objective: Troubleshoot and repair Windows Vista
SubObjective: Diagnose a specified issue


Item Number: 70-623.6.1.4
Single Answer, Multiple Choice


You are the desktop engineer for your company. The company’s network consists of Windows XP Professional client computers with FAT32 partitions. The management updates the company’s existing IT policy and decides to upgrade all the client computers to Windows Vista. According to the new IT policy, all client computer partitions must have a volume size of up to 42 GB.


What should you do?



  1. Upgrade client computers to Windows Vista and convert the file system to FAT16.
  2. Upgrade client computers to Windows Vista and convert the file system to NTFS.
  3. Upgrade client computers to Windows Vista and use the existing FAT32 file system.
  4. Upgrade client computers to Windows Vista and convert the file system to HFS.

Answer:
B. Upgrade client computers to Windows Vista and convert the file system to NTFS.


Tutorial:
You should upgrade client computers to Windows Vista and convert the file system to NTFS. NTFS is the recommended file system for the Windows Vista operating system. The practical maximum volume size supported by NTFS is 2 terabytes (TB), which will meet the new IT requirement for a volume size of up to 42 GB. The NTFS file system includes all of the features of FAT16 and FAT32 file systems, as well as such advanced features as high security, compression and larger volume size.


You should not upgrade client computers to Windows Vista and convert the file system to FAT16. The FAT16 file system is supported by Windows Vista, but this file system only supports volumes up to 4 GB. Converting the file system to FAT16 will not meet the new IT policy requirements. Moreover, if you transfer a file which is larger than 4 GB to a FAT16 volume, the transfer process will fail because FAT16 will only support a volume less than or equal to 4 GB.


You should not upgrade client computers to Windows Vista and use the existing FAT32 file system. The FAT32 file system is supported by Windows Vista, and the FAT32 system supports volumes from 512 MB to 2 TB. When used with Windows Vista, however, FAT32 only supports a maximum volume size of 32 GB. Therefore, you should not use the existing FAT32 file system when upgrading to Windows Vista.


You should not upgrade client computers to Windows Vista and convert the file system to HFS. HFS, also referred as Hierarchical File System standard and Mac OS Standard, is not a supported file system with Windows Vista. The maximum volume size supported by HFS is 2 tebibyte (TiB). HFS is supported and used only by computers running Mac OS, however. Therefore, you cannot convert the file system to HFS if you want to upgrade the client computers to Windows Vista.


Reference:
Windows Vista Technical Library > Windows Vista: Planning and Architecture > Planning & Designing Windows Vista Deployments > Planning Your Preferred Client Configuration > Determining Client Administration and Configuration Strategies > File Systems


The Hierarchical File System
http://developer.apple.com/documentation/mac/Files/Files-17.html

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