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MCSE Windows XP Professional For Dummies - Weadock G.

Weadock G. MCSE Windows XP Professional For Dummies - Hungry Minds , 2002. - 169 p.
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2. D. The absence of the card's icon means that Windows XP hasn't automatically detected the card's presence. That could happen with an older card that doesn't support Plug and Play, for example. In order to detect the new hardware, Jeannie must run the Add New Hardware Wizard, at which point the icon appears automatically in the Network Connections folder. Review 'Central control.'
3. D and E. If you choose D, options A, B, and C aren't available! Note that choice E also goes by the name of Transport Level Security, or TLS. Review 'Security tab.'
4. C. The combination of L2TP, which provides tunneling but not encryption, and IPsec, which provides encryption, would create a secure connection capability. Review 'VPN protocols.'
5. D. This is the only correct answer because you aren't supposed to enable ICS in a domain environment. The NAT service (Network Address Translation) on Windows 2002/2000 Server provides the same functionality that ICS does on a workgroup network. Review 'Internet Connection Sharing.'
6. B and D. You don't want automatic logon, because that means a thief doesn't need to know your username and password. You can't use callback security for a traveling user because the user isn't at a predetermined phone number. Encryption is a good idea because if a thief figures out how to log on (say, as Guest) but can't guess your particular username and password, he or she can't open your encrypted files. This last tidbit isn't in this chapter, but it's an example of the sort of cross-topic question you're likely to see on the exam. Review 'Creating Inbound Connections.'
7. C. Choice A is wrong because Windows XP doesn't have a Network control panel, it has a 'Network Connections' control panel (picky, I know). Choice C works just fine. Review 'Connection independence.'
8. C. The most likely cause is that you've set the Security dialog box for your connection to require an encrypted password, but the ISP only supports unencrypted passwords. Review 'Security tab.'
9. A. The default selection at this dialog box is 'For all users.' Choice B is wrong because the Sharing tab is present in Windows 2000, not XP. D could be correct, but the odds are against it. Review 'Creating a connection.'
10. B. By adding a service, you're telling ICF that certain types of unsolicited inbound traffic are OK to permit and/or forward. Review 'Internet Connection Firewall.'
Part V: Tuning and Troubleshooting Windows XP
Chapter List
Chapter 14: Performance Optimization
Chapter 15: Troubleshooting and Recovering Windows XP Systems
In this part ...
The PC operating system that tunes itself, and fixes itself, isn't quite here yet. (Heck, we still don't even have a file system that automatically defragments itself. Ten years ago, I wouldn't have dreamed we'd still be running defrag utilities in the year 2002! And where are those personal jetpacks and flying cars that we were all supposed to be zipping around the metropolis with, anyway? Someone needs to get busy.)
So, performance tuning and problem-solving remain essential skills for computing professionals and favorite topics for MCSE questions. Chapter 14 looks at how you can make Windows XP go faster, and Chapter 15 looks at how you can make Windows XP go, period, when it decides to stop.
Chapter 14: Performance Optimization
Exam Objectives
* Optimize and troubleshoot processor utilization
* Monitor and configure multiprocessor computers
* Optimize and troubleshoot memory performance
* Optimize and troubleshoot disk performance
* Optimize and troubleshoot application performance
* Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Scheduled Tasks
The Microsoft exam objective list combines optimizing and troubleshooting goals, which often fall into two separate mental buckets in the real world of system management. A typical corporate attitude is that a functioning, trouble-free system is de rigueur, and performance optimization is nice to have, assuming any money is leftover.
In fact, a computer component that's running really slowly may be even worse than something that's broken outright. The user may not know about the slow performance problem while she'd certainly know about (and fix) the obvious failure. So a big part of being a computer pro is knowing how to use the various stethoscopes and thermometers at your disposal.
The good news is that Windows XP provides some fairly good tools 'out of the box' to monitor performance. The exam expects you to be quite familiar with these tools. The bad news is that with this operating system, optimizing and troubleshooting computer performance often involves the injection of cold, hard cash in the form of beefier hardware!
Quick Assessment
Optimize and troubleshoot processor utilization
1. The two common ways to add CPU horsepower are ______ and ______.
2. You could have a processor bottleneck if the queue length is greater than ______.
Monitor and configure multi- processor computers
3. Windows XP Professional supports a maximum of ______ CPUs.
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