NET 121b: Essentials of Networking

Review for Fourth Test
  1. What is directory services?

  2. What is the simplest form of a Windows network? How many users does Microsoft recommend as a limit to this kind of network?

  3. What kind of security is used in a Windows workgroup? What file is used for this purpose? How many copies of this file would there be in a workgroup?

  4. What is the term for a workstation that is part of a workgroup? What term is used for a server that is part of a workgroup?

  5. What is a Windows domain? What is a server called that holds a copy of a domain's Active Directory?

  6. What is the difference between a domain controller and a member server?

  7. What role can Windows NT servers play in a Windows 2000 domain?

  8. What must users do to gain access to resources granted to their domain accounts? What must users do to gain access to resources granted to their local accounts?

  9. What does the text mean when is says that Active Directory has multi-master replication? What is the difference between a master and a replica in this example?

  10. What naming scheme is used for objects in Active Directory? Give an example of what a distinguished name looks like. Given your answer to the last question, what would the object's relative distinguished name look like?

  11. What is a schema?

  12. What is a management reason for creating Organizational Units in your domain? What are two classic schemes for breaking the domain into Organizational Units?

  13. What is a two-way transitive trust between Windows 2003 domains? Compare it to the two kinds of trusts found in NT domains.

  14. What is a tree? How might it be different from a forest? How might it be the same as a forest?

  15. What four characteristics does Microsoft say must exist for domains to be in the same tree?

  16. What common network protocol is used by users to access information in Active Directory?

  17. What is the Microsoft domain definition of a site? What is a site link? What common characteristic of large networks would tend to cause you to need site links?

  18. What kind of containers exist in Microsoft domains? What kind of containers exist in Novell trees?

  19. What is a NetWare bindery? How is it different from eDirectory? What Microsoft feature is a bindery most like?

  20. What is fault tolerance?

  21. What is one definition of RAID?

  22. What is the advantage of using RAID 0? What is its disadvantage?

  23. How is mirroring like duplexing? How are they different? What advantage is gained in both of these techniques? What disadvantage do they share?

  24. What advantage is obtained in RAID 4 and RAID 5? Why is RAID 5 superior?

  25. Why can we say that an Active Directory domain has built in replication?

  26. By default, what will a domain controller do if a change is made to the replica of Active Directory stored on it? What will it do if there are three domain controllers in its network?

  27. What are the four classic backup strategies? Which takes the most time on a daily basis to make the backup? Which takes the most time to conduct a restoration late in your backup cycle? Which is a compromise between the other strategies?

  28. Compare the backup strategies in terms of what they do with archive bits.

  29. Compare the three kinds of alternate work locations: cold, warm, and hot.

  30. What are two physical characteristics of a UPS that should influence your buying decisions about them.

  31. What is the Active Directory definition of a "print device"? What is its definition of a "printer"?

  32. What is happening when a print job is being rendered?

  33. What file system are you probably forced to use if your user has a DOS based computer? What version of Windows is needed to move up to the next level file system? What version of Windows is needed to move up to the third level file system described in the text?

  34. What file space issue is related to the three file systems described in the text? Compare the three file systems in terms of their most wasteful scenarios.

  35. What are the possible file system permissions available under NTFS?

  36. What are two software interfaces that can be used to set up a shared network folder?

  37. What can you do to hide a network share from users browsing for them?

  38. What are the two kinds of groups you can create in Active Directory? What are the four possible scopes of groups?

  39. What are the three Account Policy Nodes discussed in the text?

  40. How can you configure a password policy so that users are not required to use a password?

  41. How can you configure an account lockout policy so that locked accounts unlock automatically in one hour? How can you configure it so that locked accounts never automatically unlock?