Exam Cram Quiz #2: Managing service packs and security updates

Try your hand at these 10 Exam Cram prep questions from the MCSA/MCSE Exam Cram 2 chapter "Maintaining Security by Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Service Packs and Security Updates."

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Maintaining Security by Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Service Packs and Security Updates The following excerpt is from Chapter 3 of the MCSA/MCSE Exam Cram 2 book "Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows 2000 Network" written by Roberta Bragg, courtesy of Que Certification. Click to purchase the book, or check out Chapter 3 right now.



After checking out Chapter 3, "Maintaining Security by Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Service Packs and Security Updates," see if you're ready for the exam by answering these 10 prep questions. If you get stuck on a question, just go to the .pdf for help!


Question 1

Which of the following is the utility that allows automatic download and updating of Windows XP computers?

  • A. qchain
  • B. Dynamic Update
  • C. Windows Update
  • D. SUS

Go to page 93 of the .pdf to start reading about utilities that allow automatic downloads and updates.
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Question 2

Methods to perform operating systems installation that have service pack files include which of the following? (Choose all that apply.)

  • A. Dynamic Update and an Internet connection
  • B. Dynamic Update and an intranet connection
  • C. Slipstreaming
  • D. Windows Update
  • E. MBSA
  • F. SUS

Go to page 93 of the .pdf to start reading about service pack files.
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Question 3

The simplest way to provide an automatic updating system for client systems that are used by nonadministrative users is to set up which of the following services?

  • A. MBSA
  • B. SUS
  • C. Windows Update
  • D. Dynamic Update

Go to pages 93, 96 and 120 of the .pdf to read more about updating systems.
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Question 4

Windows Update in Windows XP can be used to do which of following? (Choose all that apply.)

  • A. Search for and download drivers for new hardware devices.
  • B. Search for and download updated drivers for existing hardware.
  • C. Search for and download updates to third-party software.
  • D. Search for and download new Microsoft security tools.

Go to page 93 of the .pdf to read more about updates in Windows XP.
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Question 5

As the administrator in charge of your company's patching procedures, you want to implement MBSA. However, you are not able to get it to scan all systems in your network. You have a combination of Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Windows XP computers. Which of the following choices are possible causes for the scan failure? (Choose all that apply.)

  • A. MBSA cannot run on Windows 2000 Professional; it must be installed on Windows 2000 Server.
  • B. MBSA cannot be used to scan Windows 98.
  • C. Remote Registry Service is disabled on some Windows NT computers.
  • D. MBSA can be used to scan Windows XP home computers only if MBSA is installed on the Windows XP home computer.
  • E. Windows XP Professional is using simple file sharing.

Go to page 96 of the .pdf to read more about MBSA.
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Question 6

The first day on your job as administrator for the ABC Corporation, you are told to use hfnetchk to scan computers on your network for patching status and provide your boss with a report. All is going well until you must scan computers in the Finance Department. Because these computers (all Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6 computers) reside on their own LAN and by security policy and network configuration are not allowed access to the Internet or other parts of the network, you must go to the Finance Department to scan the computers. You install a copy of hfnetchk on a Windows 2000 Professional laptop and bring it along with you. You configure the laptop for network access on the Finance Department LAN and attempt to scan the systems, but the scan fails. You can ping the Finance Department computers. What are some possible reasons and what do you do to fix them? (Choose all that apply.)

  • A. Windows NT computers cannot be scanned across the network; install hfnetchk on each computer and scan each computer.
  • B. Because there is no Internet access, the mssecure.xml file cannot be reached; download a copy of the file to the laptop and use the hfnetchk –x command to do the scan.
  • C. You do not have administrative privileges for every computer that you want to scan. Make sure you are using an administrative account in the same domain as the Finance Department or in a trusted domain and repeat the scan.
  • D. Internet access is required in order to access the mssecure.xml file; temporarily connect the Finance Department network to the Internet, run the scans, and then disconnect the network from the Internet.

Go to page 101 of the .pdf to read more about hfnetchk.
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Question 7

The command hfnetchk –v –z –x mssecure.xml –f file.txt does which of the following?

  • A. hfnetchk reads in a list of computers in the file.txt file and scans them. It uses a local copy of the mssecure.xml file, disables the registry checks, and, if a patch is not found, displays the reason.
  • B. hfnetchk redirects its output to the file.txt file. It uses a local copy of the mssecure.xml file and disables the registry checks. If a patch is not found, hfnetchk displays the reason.
  • C. hfnetchk redirects the output to the scan.txt file and uses a local copy of the mssecure.xml file. It stops notes messages from being displayed, and, if a patch is not found, displays the reason.
  • D. hfnetchk redirects the output to the scan.txt file, uses a local copy of the mssecure.xml file, disables the registry checks, and stops warning messages from being displayed.

Go to page 103 of the .pdf for a table of hfnetchk switches and their actions.
Click for the correct answer.


Question 8

RIS can be used to provide network installation services for a Windows 2000 Professional computer. You can also use it to configure automatic application of the current service pack and relevant hotfixes. The best way to do this is by doing which of the following?

  • A. Add a GPO to the domain that includes a software installation policy.
  • B. Call the service pack update.exe from [GuiRunOnce] and add appropriate hotfix script lines to the [GuiRunOnce] section of the unattended.txt file.
  • C. Add to the RIS server a GPO that specifies automatic update. The GPO will be applied to the Windows computer after installation and reboot.
  • D. Add to the domain default security policy server a GPO that specifies automatic update. The GPO will be applied to the Windows computer after installation and reboot.

Go to page 109 of the .pdf to read more about RIS.
Click for the correct answer.


Question 9

You are charged with recommending the best Microsoft solution to the patching problem. Money is not an issue, but reports and reduced administrative activity are problems. There are 4,000 computers in the organization. No computer management software has been installed. What product should you recommend?

  • A. SUS
  • B. MBSA
  • C. SMS
  • D. Windows Update

Go to page 92 of the .pdf to read more about patch management.
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Question 10

What issues might limit the adoption of SUS by organizations with very small numbers (50 or fewer) of computers? (Choose all that apply.)

  • A. There is a high cost associated with acquiring SUS.
  • B. SUS is difficult to set up.
  • C. SUS cannot be installed on a domain controller.
  • D. A SUS server must have IIS loaded, but IIS will probably not be able to be used for most other Web applications.

Go to page 113 of the .pdf to read more about SUS.
Click for the correct answer.


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This was first published in April 2005

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