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Best tools for single sign-on

It has been a few years since we last looked at single sign-on products, the field has gotten more crowded and more capable.

Single mindedness
Since we last looked at single sign-on products in 2012, the field has gotten more crowded and more capable. For this round of evaluations, we looked at seven SSO services: Centrify’s Identity Service, Microsoft’s Azure AD Premium, Okta’s Identity and Mobility Management, OneLogin, Ping Identity’s Ping One, Secure Auth’s IdP, and SmartSignin. Our Clear Choice test winner is Centrify, which slightly outperformed Okta and OneLogin. (Read the full review.)

Centrify Identity Service
Centrify has put together a solid single sign-on tool that also has some terrific mobile device management features. If you are in the market for both kinds of products, this should be on your short list. The admin user interface is well thought-out. Set up was quickly accomplished. Multi-factor authentication settings are located in the policy tab for users and in the apps tab for individual apps. The MFA choices are numerous, including email, SMS texts and phone calls, and security questions. Centrify comes with dozens of canned reports, plus the ability to create your own using custom SQL queries.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory Access Control
Earlier this year Microsoft added Azure Active Directory to its collection of cloud-based offerings. It is difficult to setup because you tend to get lost in the hall of mirrors that is the Azure setup process. It is still very much a work in progress and mainly a developer’s toolkit rather than a polished service. But clearly Microsoft has big plans for Azure AD, as its new Windows App Store is going to rely on it for authentication. If you already are using Azure, then it makes sense to take a closer look at Azure AD. If you are looking for a general purpose SSO portal, then you should probably look elsewhere.

Okta Identity and Mobility Management
Okta tied for first place in our 2012 review and it remains a very capable product. Okta’s user interface is very simple to navigate. Okta has beefed up its multi-factor authentication functionality. It now offers a mobile app, Okta Verify, as a one-time password generator. It also supports other MFA methods. Okta has its own mobile app that can provide a secure browsing session and allow you to sign in to your apps from your phone. It contains some MDM functionality, although it is not a full MDM tool. Reports have been strengthened as well, but reports only show the last 30 days.

OneLogin was the other co-winner of our 2012 review and while it is still strong, its user interface has become a bit unwieldy. OneLogin has numerous SAML toolkits in a variety of languages to make it easier to integrate your apps into its SSO routines. It also has specific configuration screens to set up a VPN login and take you to specific apps. OneLogin’s AD Connector requires all of the various components of Net Framework v3.5 to be installed. Once that was done, it was a simple process to install their agent and synchronize our AD with their service. OneLogin has 11 canned reports and you can easily create additional custom ones.

Ping Identity PingOne

Ping began as on-premises solution with PingFederate, but now offers cloud-based PingOne, web access tool PingAccess and OTP soft token generator PingID. Multi-factor authentication support is somewhat limited in PingOne. You can use PingID or SafeNet’s OTP tokens. If you want more factors, you have to purchase the on-premises Ping Federate. Reports are not this product’s strong suit. The dashboard gives you an attractive summary, but there isn’t much else. Ping would be a stronger product if consolidated their various features and focused on the cloud as a primary delivery vehicle. If that isn’t important to you, or if you have complex federation needs, then you should give them more consideration and look at PingFederate.

SecureAuth IdP

Of the products we tested, SecureAuth has the most flexibility and the worst user interface, a combination that can be vexing at times. SecureAuth is the only product tested that has to run on a Windows Server. The interface is supposed to get a refresh later this year, but the current version makes it easy to get lost in a series of cascading menus. The real strength of SecureAuth always has been its post-authentication workflow activities. SecureAuth’s MFA support is strong, featuring a wide selection of factors and tokens to choose from. This is a testimonial to its flexibility.

PerfectCloud SmartSignin
SmartSignin has been acquired by PerfectCloud and integrated into their other cloud-based security offerings. They now support seven identity providers (Amazon, Netsuite and AD) with more on the horizon and more than 7,000 app integrations. The identity providers make use of SAML or other federated means, and come with extensive installation instructions. This is a little more complex than some of its competitors. When it comes to MFA support, SmartSignin is the weakest of the products we reviewed. They are working on other MFA methods, including SMS and voice, but didn’t have them when we tested. Also, MFA is just for protecting your entire user account, there is no mechanism for protecting individual apps.

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Windows 10, the wish list: 10 things users are still begging for

Tabbed Windows. A customizable login screen. Tens of thousands of votes have poured in for these features and more, but time’s running out for these features to make it into Windows 10’s launch version.

Windows 10 is nearly baked
Although Microsoft won’t release the “final” version of Windows 10 for almost two months, we’re nearing the end. Microsoft has said it’s moved most of its development to polishing Windows 10, squashing bugs and tweaking the way it looks and feels.

Throughout the process, however, Microsoft has encouraged users and testers within its Insider program to solicit ideas and feedback on Windows 10. The Windows UserVoice forums are stuffed with hundreds of feature requests, some with tens of thousands of votes.

Not all will make it to the RTM version of Windows 10 due July 29. But there’s still hope. Microsoft will continue the Insider program even after Windows 10 ships, and will continue to add updates and new features through Windows 10’s lifespan.

Windows 10 looks very different than when it was first announced, and what users want has evolved, too. So what are the features users still yearn for most? We’ll show you. But boy, the first one looks doubtful.

Iranians want access to the Windows Store
Right now, Microsoft has blocked Iran from accessing the Windows Store, due to a long-standing trade embargo against the country by the United States government.

What Microsoft apparently hasn’t realized, however, is that the embargo was partially lifted in 2013. Iranian General License D allows some hardware, software and services to be sold to customers in Iran. Google led the way by opening its Google Play Store (but only free apps) to Iranian consumers that year.

The top request by Windows 10 users, with over 55,000 votes, is for Microsoft to lift its own embargo and provide access to the Windows Store for Iranian customers. “Why are u so selfish, we have right like other people in the world, we do nothing wrong. We’re just trapped in a wrong place. Open the store please, we need to,” Souroush Askari wrote.

It’s notable that Microsoft has already made concessions to Middle Eastern users. In October, the addition of a Persian-language calendar was one of the top feature requests for Windows 10. It has since been added.

Aero Glass forever!
In October, fans of the Windows Vista “Aero Glass” scheme had managed to drum up only 1,800 votes or so. Today, the Aero Glass movement is marching boldly forward, 49,500 votes and counting at press time.

“Microsoft is forgetting that over 250 million (75 million of them on Steam alone) are using Gaming PCs capable of driving more GPU and RAM hungry OS shells like Aero Glass,” the original submitter states. “Please allow us to have the choice to use the Aero Glass you so kindly provided in Windows 8 Developer preview and took from us in RTM.”

Well, there are solutions. has released Aero Glass skins for most public builds of Windows 10. Microsoft hasn’t forgotten its very vocal Aero Glass fan base, either: Windows 10 Build 10074 adds the “frosted glass” look that Aero Glass uses in some of the builds.

Add Persian (Farsi) language support to Cortana
One phrase would make over 37,500 commenters happy: “سلام, من هستم Cortana,” or “Hi, I’m Cortana” in Farsi. Like the thousands of users who pushed Microsoft to add support for Persian-language calendars, so have Microsoft’s users begged for Microsoft’s digital assistant to speak the language spoken by about 110 million people.

While a Persian-language calendar might not be that difficult to implement, we’d have to imagine that inputting the proper phonemes into Cortana, training them, and then pushing them out to users would be a far greater challenge. It’s possible that Cortana might eventually speak Persian, but most likely well after the RTM release.

Tabbed windows in Windows Explorer/File Explorer
The ability to add multiple tabs to a Web browser is a staple of Internet Explorer and the like—so why isn’t it part of Windows’ File Explorer, as well? It’s a reasonable statement, and more than 29,200 people agree with it.

“Every other OS has this feature and Windows is severely lagging behind,” according to the submission.

Note that this feature is already available for Windows 8, via plugins like Ejie Technology’s Clover2. And just this week, Microsoft’s Matthias Baer said that Microsoft is building a feature called “Quick Access” into Windows 10. It’s not the tabbed windows that users want, but it does the next best thing: It places a user-configurable list of files and folders in a reserved area of the window that users can pin and unpin.

Customize the Windows 10 login screen
Over 27,000 people have requested that users be able to put their own wallpaper image on the lock screen, just as Windows 7 used to do.

Personally, I see no need for this. I’m sort of a nature photography junkie, and Microsoft Bing scratches my itch daily with gorgeous outdoor shots. Even better, Microsoft has recently begun adding them to the Windows 10 lock screen. So while I certainly understand why users would want to be greeted by an image of their beloved Dachshund or Mr. Fluffles the cat, I can’t help but hope that Microsoft continues its trend of reminding us what’s outside our office windows.

Mondo Messaging — including calls
In January, Microsoft wowed us all with a unified, universal Messages app that seemed to include everything: Skype messages, SMS, possibly Facebook messages, and more. It was emblematic of the unified vision that Microsoft had for Windows 10, roaming across devices as its services roamed across platforms. Unfortunately, it’s reportedly now in limbo.

Undaunted, about 27,000 people hope that Windows 10 will include a revamped app that will “‘send/receive calls, texts, Facebook Messages, play/save voicemails on desktop within one messaging conversation.” It doesn’t seem likely that you’d be able to place calls from a desktop PC (Skype excepted) but you might from a connected phone. It’s all fantasy for the moment, though, apparently.

Fix the annoying thumbnail cache deletion bug!
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.

Almost every time you open a folder with a huge number of images in it—my own “Downloads” folder is such an example—Windows 8 insists on reindexing virtually all of it. It takes time and can be a huge annoyance. And nearly 23,000 people agree.

The bug is still present in Windows 10. But phew! It’s officially under review. “The product development team has added new diagnostic code to detect and debug as they continue to look at the issue,” Microsoft writes. Thank goodness Microsoft is in bug-squashing mode.

Include LaTeX editor in Microsoft Office
Even though Microsoft’s UserVoice section covers Windows 10, suggestions for related apps sometimes sneak in. About 18,000 people want support for a modern LaTeX editor in Microsoft Office.

“In 2009, LaTeX was used to typeset 96.9% of publications in mathematics, 89.1% of publications in statistics, 79% of publications in physics, and its use is widespread in computer sciences, engineering, geosciences, astronomy, ecology, chemistry, biology, medicine, psycology, and political and social sciences,” the submission claims. It’s used for all sorts of textbooks as well.

LaTeX is public software, although its license includes an odd provision: Modified files must be clearly marked as such to distinguish themselves from the original. That might possibly break Microsoft’s file format. (The original license prevented any modified file from using the filename of the original file.)

Windows Update: a one-stop shop for drivers?
Why should users have to download software to update their mice? And their scanner? And their graphics card? And…the list goes on. About 17,000 users want Windows to be their Wal-mart of drivers, supplying everything they could ever hope to need. And you know, we’d agree with them.

Merge the Settings, Control Panel
Forcing users to find information in one location may be constricting for some, and comforting for others. About 17,600 people fall into the latter camp, arguing the PC Settings menu makes the Control Panel redundant, or vice versa.

And it does, really, especially because the Control Panel can sometimes add more granular options that Settings doesn’t supply. Still, both Settings and the Control Panel seem to be pretty entrenched inside the Windows operating system. We’ll see how it all plays out.

So what features would you like to see added to (or subtracted from) Windows 10? Tell us in the comments.

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Exam 70-331 Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Exam 70-331 Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Published: 01 February 2013
Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)
Audiences: IT professionals
Technology: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
Credit towards certification: MCP, MCSE

Skills measured
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area in the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area in the exam.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

Design a SharePoint topology (20–25%)

Design information architecture
Design an inter-site navigational taxonomy; design site columns and content types; design keywords, synonyms, best bets and managed properties; plan information management policies; plan managed site structures; plan term sets

Design a logical architecture
Plan application pools; plan web applications; plan for software boundaries; plan content databases; plan host-header site collections; plan zones and alternate access mapping

Design a physical architecture
Design a storage architecture; configure basic request management; define individual server requirements; define service topologies; plan server load balancing; plan a network infrastructure

Plan a SharePoint Online (Microsoft Office 365) deployment
Evaluate service offerings; plan service applications; plan site collections; plan customisations and solutions; plan security for SharePoint Online; plan networking services for SharePoint Online

Preparation resources
Architecture design for SharePoint 2013 IT pros
SharePoint online planning guide for Office 365 enterprise and midsize

Plan security (20–25%)

Plan and configure authentication

Plan and configure Windows authentication; plan and configure identity federation; configure claims providers; configure site-to-site (S2S) intra-server and OAuth authentication; plan and configure anonymous authentication; configure connections to Access Control Service

Plan and configure authorisation
Plan and configure SharePoint users and groups; plan and configure People Picker; plan and configure sharing; plan and configure permission inheritance; plan and configure anonymous access; plan web application policies

Plan and configure platform security
Plan and configure security isolation; plan and configure services lockdown; plan and configure general firewall security; plan and configure antivirus settings; plan and configure certificate management

Plan and configure farm-level security
Plan rights management; plan and configure delegated farm administration; plan and configure delegated service application administration; plan and configure managed accounts; plan and configure blocked file types; plan and configure web part security

Preparation resources
SharePoint security: The fundamentals of securing SharePoint deployments
Security planning for SharePoint 2013 farms
Plan authentication in SharePoint 2013

Install and configure SharePoint farms (20–25%)

Plan installation
Identify and configure installation prerequisites; implement scripted deployment; implement patch slipstreaming; plan and install language packs; plan and configure service connection points; plan installation tracking and auditing

Plan and configure farm-wide settings
Configure incoming and outgoing email; plan and configure proxy groups; configure SharePoint Designer settings; plan and configure a corporate catalogue; configure Office Web Apps integration; configure Microsoft Azure workflow server integration

Create and configure enterprise search
Plan and configure a search topology; plan and configure content sources; plan and configure crawl schedules; plan and configure crawl rules; plan and configure crawl performance; plan and configure security trimming

Create and configure a Managed Metadata Service (MMS) application
Configure proxy settings for managed service applications; configure content type hub settings; configure sharing term sets; plan and configure content type propagation schedules; configure custom properties; configure term store permissions

Create and configure a User Profile Service (UPA) application
Configure a UPA application; set up My Sites and My Site hosts; configure social permissions; plan and configure sync connections; configure profile properties, configure audiences

Preparation resources
Plan for SharePoint 2013
Install and configure Microsoft SharePoint 2013
Install and configure SharePoint 2013

Create and configure web applications and site collections (15–20%)

Provision and configure web applications
Create managed paths; configure HTTP throttling; configure List throttling; configure Alternate Access Mappings (AAM); configure an authentication provider; configure SharePoint Designer settings

Create and maintain site collections
Configure Host header site collections; configure self-service site creation; maintain site owners; maintain site quotas; configure site policies; configure a team mailbox

Manage site and site collection security
Manage site access requests; manage App permissions; manage anonymous access; manage permission inheritance; configure permission levels; configure HTML field security

Manage search
Manage result sources; manage query rules; manage display templates; manage Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) settings; manage result types; manage a search schema

Manage taxonomy
Manage site collection term set access; manage term set navigation; manage topic catalogue pages; configure custom properties; configure search refinement; configure list refinement

Preparation resources
Create a web application in SharePoint 2013
Manage site collections in SharePoint 2013
Managed metadata and navigation in SharePoint 2013

Maintain a core SharePoint environment (20–25%)

Monitor a SharePoint environment
Define monitoring requirements; configure performance counter capture; configure page performance monitoring; configure usage and health providers; monitor and forecast storage needs

Tune and optimise a SharePoint environment
Plan and configure SQL optimisation; execute database maintenance rules; plan for capacity software boundaries; estimate storage requirements; plan and configure caching; tune network performance

Troubleshoot a SharePoint environment
Establish baseline performance; perform client-side tracing; perform server-side tracing; analyse usage data; enable a developer dashboard; analyse diagnostic logs

Preparation resources
Monitoring and maintaining SharePoint Server 2013
Optimise performance for SharePoint Server 2013
Troubleshooting SharePoint 2013

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You create a User Profile Synchronization connection. You need to grant the necessary
permissions to the synchronization account. What should you do?

A. Grant the account Full Control on the ActiveUsers OU.
B. Grant the account Full Control on the AuthenticatedUsers AD security group.
C. Grant the account Read permission on the domain.
D. Grant the account the Replicate Directory Changes permission on the domain.
Answer: D

You need to ensure that content authors can publish the specified files. What should you do?

A. Create multiple authoring site collections. Create a site that contains lists, document libraries,
and a Pages library. Create an asset library in a new site collection, and enable anonymous
access to the library on the publishing web application.
B. Create multiple authoring site collections. Create a site that contains lists, document libraries,
and a Pages library. Create an asset library in the authoring site collection, and enable
anonymous access to the library on the authoring web application.
C. Create one authoring site collection. Create a site that contains multiple lists, document
libraries, and Pages libraries. Create an asset library in a new site collection, and enable
anonymous access to the library on the publishing web application.
D. Create multiple authoring site collections. Create a site that contains multiple lists, document
libraries, and Pages libraries. Create an asset library in a new site collection, and enable
anonymous access to the library on the publishing web application.
Answer: B

You need to ensure that user-selected subscription content automatically appear on users’ My
Sites. Which configuration option should you choose? (To answer, select the appropriate option
in the answer area.)
Hot Area:

Correct Answer:

You need to import employee photos into SharePoint user profiles by using the least amount of
administrative effort. Which three actions should you perform? (Each correct answer presents
part of the solution. Choose three.)

A. Define a mapping for the thumbnailPhoto attribute of the Picture user profile property.
B. Run the Update-SPUserSolution Windows PowerShell cmdlet.
C. Run an incremental synchronization of the User Profile Synchronization service.
D. Run a full synchronization of the User Profile Synchronization service.
E. Run the Update-SPProfilePhotoStore Windows PowerShell cmdlet.
F. Define a mapping for the photo attribute of the Picture user profile property.
Answer: ADE

You need to install the appropriate versions of Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and
Microsoft .NET Framework in the server environment. Which operating system and applications
should you install? (To answer, drag the appropriate operating systems and applications to the
correct server layers in the answer area. Each operating system or application may be used once,
more than once, or not at all. You may need to drag the split bar between panes or scroll to view
Select and Place:

Correct Answer:

Exam 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012

Exam 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012

Published: 17 September 2012
Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)
Audiences: IT professionals
Technology: Windows Server 2012 R2
Credit towards certification: MCP, MCSA, MCSE

Skills measured
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area in the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area in the exam.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

As of January 2014, this exam includes content covering Windows Server 2012 R2.

Deploy, manage and maintain servers (15–20%)

Deploy and manage server images
Install the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) role; configure and manage boot, install and discover images; update images with patches, hotfixes and drivers; install features for offline images; configure driver groups and packages

Implement patch management
Install and configure the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) role, configure group policies for updates, configure client-side targeting, configure WSUS synchronisation, configure WSUS groups, manage patch management in mixed environments

Monitor servers
Configure Data Collector Sets (DCS), configure alerts, monitor real-time performance, monitor virtual machines (VMs), monitor events, configure event subscriptions, configure network monitoring, schedule performance monitoring

Preparation resources
Windows Deployment Services overview
Windows Server Update Services overview
Update management in Windows Server 2012: Revealing cluster-aware updating and the new generation of WSUS

Configure File and Print Services (15–20%)

Configure Distributed File System (DFS)
Install and configure DFS namespaces, configure DFS Replication Targets, configure Replication Scheduling, configure Remote Differential Compression settings, configure staging, configure fault tolerance, clone a DFS database, recover DFS databases, optimise DFS replication

Configure File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
Install the FSRM role service, configure quotas, configure file screens, configure reports, configure file management tasks

Configure file and disk encryption
Configure BitLocker encryption; configure the Network Unlock feature; configure BitLocker policies; configure the EFS recovery agent; manage EFS and BitLocker certificates, including backup and restore

Configure advanced audit policies
Implement auditing using Group Policy and AuditPol.exe, create expression-based audit policies, create removable device audit policies

Preparation resources
DFS namespaces and DFS replication overview
DFS replication improvements in Windows Server 2012
File Server Resource Manager overview

Configure network services and access (15–20%)

Configure DNS zones
Configure primary and secondary zones, configure stub zones, configure conditional forwards, configure zone and conditional forward storage in Active Directory, configure zone delegation, configure zone transfer settings, configure notify settings

Configure DNS records
Create and configure DNS Resource Records (RR), including A, AAAA, PTR, SOA, NS, SRV, CNAME and MX records; configure zone scavenging; configure record options, including Time To Live (TTL) and weight; configure round robin; configure secure dynamic updates

Configure virtual private networks (VPN) and routing
Install and configure the Remote Access role, implement Network Address Translation (NAT), configure VPN settings, configure remote dial-in settings for users, configure routing, configure Web Application proxy in passthrough mode

Configure DirectAccess
Implement server requirements, implement client configuration, configure DNS for Direct Access, configure certificates for Direct Access

Preparation resources
How the Domain Name System (DNS) works
DNS overview
DNS server operations guide

Configure a Network Policy Server (NPS) infrastructure (10–15%)

Configure Network Policy Server
Configure a RADIUS server, including RADIUS proxy; configure RADIUS clients; configure NPS templates; configure RADIUS accounting; configure certificates

Configure NPS policies
Configure connection request policies, configure network policies for VPN clients (multilink and bandwidth allocation, IP filters, encryption, IP addressing), import and export NPS policies

Configure Network Access Protection (NAP)
Configure System Health Validators (SHVs), configure health policies, configure NAP enforcement using DHCP and VPN, configure isolation and remediation of non-compliant computers using DHCP and VPN, configure NAP client settings

Preparation resources
Network Policy and Access Services overview
Network Policy Server operations guide
Policies in NPS

Configure and manage Active Directory (10–15%)

Configure service authentication
Create and configure Service Accounts, create and configure Group Managed Service Accounts, configure Kerberos delegation, manage Service Principal Names (SPNs), configure virtual accounts

Configure domain controllers
Transfer and seize operations master roles, install and configure a read-only domain controller (RODC), configure domain controller cloning

Maintain Active Directory
Back up Active Directory and SYSVOL, manage Active Directory offline, optimise an Active Directory database, clean up metadata, configure Active Directory snapshots, perform object- and container-level recovery, perform Active Directory restore, configure and restore objects by using the Active
Directory Recycle Bin

Configure account policies
Configure domain and local user password policy settings, configure and apply Password Settings Objects (PSOs), delegate password settings management, configure account lockout policy settings, configure Kerberos policy settings

Preparation resources
Group managed service accounts overview
Step-by-step: Safely cloning an Active Directory domain controller with Windows Server 2012
Administering Active Directory backup and recovery

Configure and manage Group Policy (15–20%)

Configure Group Policy processing
Configure processing order and precedence, configure blocking of inheritance, configure enforced policies, configure security filtering and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) filtering, configure loopback processing, configure and manage slow-link processing and Group Policy caching, configure client-side extension (CSE) behaviour, force Group Policy Update

Configure Group Policy settings
Configure settings, including software installation, folder redirection, scripts, and administrative template settings; import security templates; import custom administrative template file; configure property filters for administrative templates

Manage Group Policy objects (GPOs)
Back up, import, copy and restore GPOs; create and configure Migration Table; reset default GPOs; delegate Group Policy management

Configure Group Policy preferences (GPP)
Configure GPP settings, including printers, network drive mappings, power options, custom registry settings, Control Panel settings, Internet Explorer settings, file and folder deployment and shortcut deployment; configure item-level targeting

Preparation resources
Group Policy in Windows Server 2012: Overview
Work with WMI filters
Back up, restore, import and copy Group Policy objects

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You work as the network administrator for a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 domain named has a Development division which utilizes two organizational units
(OU) named DevelopUsers and DevelopComputers for user and computer account storage. The
Development division user and computer accounts are configured as members of global security
groups named DevUsers and DevComputers.

During the course of the week you configure two Password Settings objects for Development
division members named CredSettings01 and CredSettings02. You additionally configure a
minimum password length of 10 for CredSettings01 and 9 for CredSettings02.
wants you to determine the required password length minimum for Development division users.
What minimum password length should be configured for CredSettings01 applied to DevUsers?

A. You should configure the minimum password length to 9.
B. You should configure the minimum password length to 10.
C. You should configure the minimum password length to 5.
D. You should configure the minimum password length to 4.

Answer: B


You administrate an Active Directory domain named The domain has a Microsoft
Windows Server 2012 R2 server named CertKingdom-SR01 that hosts the File Server Resource
Manager role service.
You are configuring quota threshold and want to receive an email alert when 80% of the quota has
been reached.
Where would you enable the email alert?

A. You should consider creating a Data Collector Set (DCS).
B. You should use Windows Resource Monitor.
C. You should use the File Server Resource Manager.
D. You should use Disk Quota Tools.
E. You should use Performance Logs and Alerts.

Answer: C

To make use of email alerts, you need to configure the SMTP Server address details in the File
Server Resource Manager options.

You work as a network administrator at has an Active Directory
Domain Services (AD DS) domain name All servers in the domain
have Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 installed.
The computer accounts for all file servers are located in an organizational unit (OU) named
You are required to track user access to shared folders on the file servers.
Which of the following actions should you consider?

A. You should configure auditing of Account Logon events for the DataOU.
B. You should configure auditing of Object Access events for the DataOU.
C. You should configure auditing of Global Object Access Auditing events for the DataOU.
D. You should configure auditing of Directory Service Access events for the DataOU.
E. You should configure auditing of Privilege Use events for the DataOU.

Answer: B


You are the administrator of an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain named The domain has a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 server named CertKingdomSR05
that hosts the File and Storage Services server role.
CertKingdom-SR05 hosts a shared folder named userData. You want to receive an email alert when
a multimedia file is saved to the userData folder.
Which tool should you use?

A. You should use File Management Tasks in File Server Resource Manager.
B. You should use File Screen Management in File Server Resource Manager.
C. You should use Quota Management in File Server Resource Manager.
D. You should use File Management Tasks in File Server Resource Manager.
E. You should use Storage Reports in File Server Resource Manager.

Answer: B


You work as a Network Administrator at has an Active Directory
Domain Services (AD DS) domain named All servers in the domain
have Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 installed and all client computers have Windows 8 Pro
BitLocker Drive Encryption (Bitlocker) is enabled on all client computers. wants you
to implement BitLocker Network Unlock.
Which of the following servers would you required to implement BitLocker Network Unlock?

A. A Domain Controller.
B. A DHCP server.
C. A DNS Server.
D. A Windows Deployment Server.
E. An Application Server.
F. A Web Server.
G. A File and Print Server.
H. A Windows Server Update Services server.

Answer: D

BitLocker Network Unlock requires a Windows Server 2012 R2 server running the Windows
Deployment Services (WDS) role in the environment.

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