Verifying Hardware

  • 4.5 Perform hardware verification

One of the simplest objectives within the exam, hardware verification merely implies identifying the hardware that you have. Suppose, for example, that there is an old server sitting in the closet and you are considering using it as a print server. Your memory tells you that it is a Pentium 233 with 64MB of RAM. But how can you verify that before using it?

Many operating systems can provide information through the tools within them to help with this. Figure 5.5 shows an example of the System Properties dialog box in Windows 2000 Server. Using the General tab, you can identify that the processor is at least a Pentium (Family 6) and there is 128MB of RAM.

Figure 5.5. The General tab of the ...

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