This 2-in-1 training kit delivers in-depth preparation plus practice for 70-680, the exam for the new MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration certification. Ace your exam prep—and build real-world job skills—with lessons, labs, and practice tests. Test How Much You Know with Sample Case Scenarios from MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680) Case Scenario 1: Installing Windows 7 at Contoso
You work for Contoso, Ltd. The company has a head office and two branch office locations. The company has just purchased 50 small form factor laptops on which you want to deploy Windows 7. A total of 40 of these computers will be deployed at the head office site, with 5 deployed to each of the branch office sites. The small computers do not include DVD-ROM drives, but they do have PXE-compliant network adapters and USB ports. You have tested the default version of Windows PE available with the WAIK and found that it is not compatible with the network adapters on these computers. Contoso, Ltd has a volume license agreement with Microsoft. All servers at Contoso, Ltd have the Windows Server 2008 operating system installed. You would like to ensure that the computers' hard disks are protected with encryption so that data is protected in case they are lost. Considering these facts, answer the following questions:
1. Which installation media or source could you use to deploy Windows 7 in the head office?
2. Which installation media or source could you use to deploy Windows 7 in the branch offices?
3. Which edition of Windows 7 should you deploy to the computers? Answers
1. You could use WDS or a USB storage device as an installation source for deploying Windows 7. Because you do not have access to Windows PE, you cannot use a network share.
2. You could use a USB storage device as an installation source for deploying Windows 7. Because you do not have access to Windows PE, you cannot use a network share. You would not use WDS when you need to deploy operating systems to only five computers at each location.
3. Windows 7 Enterprise supports BitLocker hard disk drive encryption and is available to volume license customers. Although Windows 7 Ultimate also supports BitLocker hard disk drive encryption, it uses a retail license rather than a volume one. Case Scenario 2: Migrating User Data at Fabrikam
You are in charge of supporting client operating systems at Fabrikam. In the head office, you have 20 users that have computers running Windows 7 Enterprise (x86). You will be increasing the amount of RAM in these computers from 4 GB to 16 GB and need to upgrade the operating system to Windows 7 Enterprise (x64). After the upgrade is complete, users should not be able to boot into the x86 version of Windows 7. You have 10 users at a branch office who currently have computers running Windows XP Professional that are more than 5 years old. These computers each have only 256 MB of RAM. You do not have any Windows Easy Transfer cables and do not want to store branch office user profile data on network drives or on USB storage devices. You will replace these computers with 10 new computers running Windows 7 Professional. Considering these facts, answer the following questions:
1. What sort of migration should you perform at the branch office, side-by-side or wipe-and-load?
2. What sort of migration should you perform at the head office, side-by-side or wipe-and-load?
3. Which technology and method would you use to perform the migrations in the branch office? Answers
1. Side-by-side migrations are appropriate because you are moving users in the branch offices from old computers to new computers. Wipe-and-load migrations are appropriate only when the same computer hardware is being used.
2. You should perform a wipe-and-load because the users in the head office will be using the same hardware and should not be able to boot into the x86 version of Windows 7 Enterprise after the upgrade is complete.
3. Use Windows Easy Transfer with the network method.
About the Author
Ian McLean was called to the Bar in 1951 and admitted to the Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh, in 1985. His background includes criminal practice both in England and as a law officer in Northern Nigeria. Between 1970 and 1980 he was a Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate, and a Circuit Judge between 1980 and 1997. He has lectured widely both in the UK and on the Continent, and is the author of a number of practitioner books. Peter Morrish was called to the Bar in 1962. His background includes service in the Northern Rhodesia Police, where he acted as a Public Prosecutor, and in the Royal Air Force, where he gained extensive experience of courts-martial. In addition to an extensive criminal practice, he has held administrative posts in the Metropolitan Magistrates' Court Service, in the old Quarter Sessions courts (County of London, Lancashire, and Middlesex), the Central Criminal Court, and in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). He has lectured in the UK and in the US and is the author of a number of practitioner books. John Greenhill was called to the Bar in 1972. He served in the Metropolitan Magistrates' Courts, rising to Senior Chief Clerk, and Training Officer for the Metropolitan Area. He is currently based at Straford East Magistrates' Court. He holds an MSc in Criminology from the University of Leicester. Andrew Mimmack has been a Council Member of the Justices' Clerks' Society since 1996, and currently holds the office of Junior Vice President. He is Editor of The Magistrates' Courts Practice and also delivers training courses for a range of practitioners including lawyers in England and France, Guardians ad litem, Approved Social Workers, Local Authority Registration and Inspection Officers, and others.