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Exam Prep Questions
1. What can you use in conjunction with an answer file to override set-
tings in the answer file during a fully automated installation of
Windows XP Professional?
A. A sysprep.inf file
B. An unattend.txt file
C. An unattend.udb file
D. An unattend.bat file
Answer C is correct. A UDB file is used to override values stored with-
in an answer file. Answer A is incorrect because a sysprep.inf is used as
an answer file for automating the Mini-Setup Wizard after a system
image (created with a third-party tool) has been copied onto a comput-
er’s hard drive. Answer B is incorrect because an
unattend.txt is used as
an answer file for unattended installations. Answer D is incorrect
because an
unattend.bat is created by Setup Manager to automatically
launch an unattended installation, preconfiguring the required com-
mand-line options for the setup.exe program.
2. Which of the following types of Windows XP licensing and media
require MPA after a successful installation? (Select all correct answers.)
A. Open licensing and media
B. Select licensing and media
C. OEM licensing and media
D. Enterprise licensing and media
E. Retail licensing and media
Answers C and E are correct. OEM and Retail Licensing and CD-
ROM media require MPA within 30 days of installation. Answer A
is incorrect because Open licensing does not require MPA. Answer B is
incorrect because Select licensing does not require MPA. Answer D is
incorrect because Enterprise licensing does not require MPA.
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3. Which of the following methods allow you to create and edit an
answer file for an unattended installation? (Select all correct answers.)
A. Sysprep.exe
B. Setupmgr.exe
C. Notepad.exe
D. Setup.exe
E. Winnt.exe
F. Winnt32.exe
Answers B and C are correct. The Windows XP Setup Manager (setup-
mgr.exe
) is available on the Windows XP CD-ROM, and it creates and
edits answer files. You can also create and edit answer files with any
text editor program, such as notepad.exe. Answer A is incorrect because
sysprep.exe prepares a system to be imaged by third-party disk imaging
software. Answer D is incorrect because setup.exe launches the
Windows XP installation program. Answer E is incorrect because
winnt.exe is the Windows XP installation program for 16-bit environ-
ments, such as MS-DOS. Answer F is incorrect because winnt32.exe is
the Windows XP installation program for 32-bit environments, such as
Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0 Workstation.
4. Which of the following command lines correctly launches an unattend-
ed Windows XP installation using an answer file named unattend1.txt,
specifies a uniqueness database file, and turns off the Dynamic Update
feature?
A. Winnt32.exe /s:Z:\i386 /u:unattend1.txt /udb:station01,unattend1.udb
/dudisable
B. Winnt.exe /s:Z:\i386 /u:unattend1.txt /udb:station01,unattend1.udb /
dudisable
C. Winnt32.exe /s:Z:\i386 /unattend:unattend1.txt
/udb:station01,unattend1.udb /dudisable
D. Winnt32.exe /s:Z:\i386 /unattend:unattend1.txt
/udf:station01,unattend1.udb /dudisable
E. Winnt.exe /s:Z:\i386 /unattend:unattend1.txt /udf:station01,unattend1.udb
/dudisable
Answer D is correct. The winnt32.exe (32-bit) installation program uses
the /unattend: option and the /udf: option (not /udb), and the /dudisable
option disables Dynamic Updates. Answer A is incorrect because
winnt32.exe uses the /unattend: option (not /u:), and it uses the /udf:
option (not /udb). Answer B is incorrect because the winnt.exe (16-bit)
program uses the /udf: option (not /udb), and the /dudisable option is
not available. Answer C is incorrect because winnt32.exe uses the /udf:
option (not /udb). Answer E is incorrect because winnt.exe (16 bit) uses
the /u: option instead of /unattend:, and it does not offer the /dudisable
option.

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