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Exam 70-695 Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications

Exam 70-695 Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications

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Implement the Operating System Deployment (OSD) infrastructure (21%)
Assess the computing environment
Configure and implement the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit, assess Configuration Manager reports, integrate MAP with Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, determine network load capacity
Plan and implement user state migration
Design considerations, including determining which user data and settings to preserve, hard-link versus remote storage, mitigation plan for non-migrated applications, and wipe-and-load migration versus side-by-side migration; estimate migration store size; secure migrated data; create a User State Migration Tool (USMT) package
Configure the deployment infrastructure
Configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS), install and configure Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), identify network services that support deployments, select Configuration Manager distribution points, support BitLocker
Configure and manage activation
Configure KMS, MAK, and Active Directory–based activation; identify the appropriate activation tool

Implement a Lite Touch deployment (18%)
Install and configure WDS
Configure unicast/multicast, add images to WDS, configure scheduling, restrict who can receive images
Configure MDT
Configure deployment shares, manage the driver pool, configure task sequences, configure customsettings.ini
Create and manage answer files
Identify the appropriate location for answer files, identify the required number of answer files, identify the appropriate setup phase for answer files, configure answer file settings, create autounattend.xml answer files

Implement a Zero Touch deployment (20%)
Configure Configuration Manager for OSD
Configure deployment packages and applications, configure task sequences, manage the driver pool, manage boot and deployment images
Configure distribution points
Configure unicast/multicast, configure PXE, configure deployments to distribution points and distribution point groups
Configure MDT and Configuration Manager integration
Use MDT-specific task sequences; create MDT boot images; create custom task sequences, using MDT components

Create and maintain desktop images (21%)
Plan images
Design considerations, including thin, thick, and hybrid images, WDS image types, image format (VHD or WIM), number of images based on operating system or hardware platform, drivers, and operating features
Capture images
Prepare the operating system for capture, create capture images using WDS, capture an image to an existing or new WIM file, capture an operating system image using Configuration Manager
Maintain images
Update images using DISM; apply updates, drivers, settings, and files to online and offline images; apply service packs to images; manage embedded applications

Prepare and deploy the application environment (20%)
Plan for and implement application compatibility and remediation
Planning considerations, including RDS, VDI, Client Hyper-V, and 32 bit versus 64 bit; plan for application version co-existence; use the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT); deploy compatibility fixes
Deploy Office 2013 by using MSI
Customize deployment, manage Office 2013 activation, manage Office 2013 settings, integrate Lite Touch deployment, re-arm Office 2013, provide slipstream updates
Deploy Office 2013 by using click-to-run (C2R)
Configure licensing, customize deployment, configure updates, monitor usage by using the Telemetry Dashboard



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Aruba succeeded where other Wi-Fi companies failed: A talk with the founder about the acquisition by HP, the future of Wi-Fi

Wireless LAN stalwart Aruba was acquired by HP last March for $3 billion, so Network World Editor in Chief John Dix visited Aruba co-founder Keerti Melkote to see how the integration is going and for his keen insights on the evolution of Wi-Fi. Melkote has seen it all, growing Aruba from a startup in 2002 to the largest independent Wi-Fi company with 1,800 employees. After Aruba was pulled into HP he was named CTO of the combined network business, which employs roughly 5,000. In this far ranging interview Melkote talks about product integration and rationalization, the promise of location services and IoT, the competition, the arrival of gigabit Wi-Fi and what comes next.

Why sell to HP?
Aruba was doing really well as a company. We gained market share through every technology transition — from 802.11a to “b” to “g” and “n” and now “ac” — and today we’re sitting at roughly 15% global share and have a lot more than that in segments like higher education and the federal market. But we were at a point where we could win more if we had an audience at the CIO level, and increasingly we were getting exposed to global projects that required us to have a large partner in tow to give us the people onsite to execute on a worldwide basis.

So we began looking for what internally we called a big brother to help us scale to that next level. We talked to the usual suspects in terms of professional services, consulting companies, etc., but then HP approached us and said they were interested in partnering with us to go after the campus market, which is changing from wired to wireless.

HP has a good history on the wired side, so we felt this was an opportune moment to bring the sides together, but go to market with a mobile-first story. After all, as customers re-architect their infrastructure they’re not going with four cable drops to every desk, they’re looking at where the traffic is, which is all on the wireless networks these days. HP agreed with that and basically said, “Why don’t you guys come in and not only grow Aruba, but take all of networking within HP and make it a part of the whole ecosystem.”

So HP Networking and Aruba have come together in one organization and Dominic Orr [formerly CEO of Aruba] is the leader for that and I am Chief Technology Officer. We are focusing on integrating the Aruba products with the HP network products to create a mobile-first campus architecture.

Does the Aruba name go away and does everyone move to an HP campus?
No, and there is some exciting news there. The go-forward branding for networking products in the campus is going to be Aruba, including the wire line products. Over time you will start to see a shift in this mobile-first architecture with Aruba switching also coming to market.
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Will that include the HP Networking operations in the area?
No, we have a global development model, so we have development sites here in Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and Roseville. And we have sites in India, China, Canada and in Costa Rica. There won’t be any changes to any of the development sites. As the business grows we’re going to have to grow most of those sites.

HP has bought other wireless players along the way, including Colubris and 3Com, so how does it all fit together?
Colubris was a pretty focused wireless acquisition back in 2008 and those products have done well for HP, but that customer base is ready for upgrades to 11ac and as they upgrade they will migrate to Aruba. The former product line will be end-of-lifed over time, but we’re not going to end support for it. There is a small team supporting it and will continue to do so until customers are ready to migrate.

3Com was a much broader acquisition, involving data center campus products, routing, etc. Most of the R&D for 3Com is in China with H3C [the joint venture 3Com formed with Huawei Technologies before 3Com was acquired by HP in 2010]. There is a two-prong go-to-market approach for those products. There is a China go-to-market, which has done really well. In fact, they are number one, even ahead of Cisco, from an overall network market share perspective in China. For the rest of the world we were using the products to go after the enterprise.

As you probably heard recently, we are going to sell 51% of our share in H3C to a Chinese owned entity because there needs to be Chinese ownership for them to further grow share. H3C will be an independent entity on the Chinese stock market and will sell networking gear in China and HP servers and storage as well.

So that becomes our way to attack the China market while we will continue to sell the other network products to the rest of the world. Those products are doing very well, especially in the data center. They run some of the largest data centers in the world, names that are less familiar here in the U.S., but very large data centers for the likes of Alibaba, Tencent and other companies that are basically the Amazons and Facebooks of China.

3Com has a wireless portfolio called Unified Wireless. That product line will also be end-of-lifed but still supported, and as we migrate to next-generation architectures we will position Aruba for those buyers. The definitive statement we’ve made is Aruba will be the wireless LAN and mobility portfolio in general and Hewlett-Packard’s network products will be the go-forward switching products.

Two products that are really helping to integrate our product lines are: ClearPass, which is our unified policy management platform, which is going to be the first point where access management is integrated between wired and wireless; and AirWave, which is the network management product which will become the single console for the customer to manage the entire campus network. For the data center we will have a different strategy because data center management is about integrating with servers and storage and everything else, but for the campus the AirWave product will be the management product.

3Com has a product called IMC Intelligent Management Console that will continue if customers need deep wired management, but if you need to manage a mobile-first campus, AirWave will do the complete job for you.

Given your longevity and perspective in the wireless LAN business, are we where you thought we would be in terms of Wi-Fi usage when you first started on this path 13 years ago?
It’s taken longer than I thought it would, but it has certainly far surpassed my expectations. Back in 2002 there was no iPhone or iPad. Wireless was for mobile users on laptops and we believed it would become the primary means of connecting to the network and you would no longer need to cable them in. That was the basic bet we made when we started Aruba. My hope was we would get there in five to seven years and it took 15, but things always take a little bit longer than you think.

The seminal moment in our business was the introduction of the iPad. Even though the iPhone was around most people were still connecting to the cellular network and not Wi-Fi because of the convenience. Laptop-centric networking was still prominent, but when the iPad arrived there was no way to connect it to the wire and there were all sorts of challenges. How do you provide pervasive wireless connectivity, because the executives that brought them in were taking them along wherever they went. Security was a big challenge because they were all personal devices.

We had developed and perfected answers for those questions over the years so it was all sort of right there for us. And the last five years has seen dramatic changes in terms of all-wireless offices, open office space architectures, etc. Microsoft Lync was also a big inflection point as well.

Why is that?
Whenever I talk to customers about pulling the cable out they always point to the phone and say, “I still need to pull a cable for that, which means I need power over Ethernet, I need an Ethernet switch in the closet, I need a PBX.” But when Lync was introduced in 2013 you could get your unified communications on your smart phone. Today, if you were to ask what is the most important device on the network, I’d say it’s the smart phone because it’s converging the computing and messaging and everything else on one device. Now you can provide a rich experience on a mobile device and do it anywhere, anytime.

Where do we stand on location-based services?
We’ve been talking about location services for a very long time. What happened was Wi-Fi based location alone wasn’t actually solving the problem. It was giving you a sense of where people were in a facility, but getting the technology to allow you to engage with somebody in physical space was not working, mostly because the operating systems on those mobile devices weren’t supporting Wi-Fi for location, just connectivity.

We have now integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) into our portfolio so you have two ways of connecting with the user; the Wi-Fi side gives you presence and Bluetooth Low Energy gives you the ability to engage on the user side so you can send notifications about where they are. That technology lets us provide tools for marketers, for retailers to send coupons, invite people into a store, and so on.

So it is finally picking up some?
It is. Actually Asia is doing well. There is a lot of construction in Asia and this is one of the demands. But the U.S. is picking up. We just implemented a large network at the Levi’s Stadium right down the street here [which recently replaced Candlestick Park as home of the San Franciso 49ers].

One of the things the CEO imagined was that, as you drive from home to the game, their app would guide your experience. So they’ll take you to the right parking lot, then provide you directions to your seat, and once you are in the seat enjoying the game they wanted to provide amenities — so food and beverage ordering and the ability to watch instant replays and the like. All these things are available for a fee of course. In the first season of operation this app generated $2 million of additional sales for Levi’s Stadium.

That was a big win for us, not just for demonstrating high density Wi-Fi where we have seen regularly 3-4 gig of traffic going to the Internet, but also showing the revenue generating potential of location-based technology.

Speaking of networking a lot of things, what do you make of the Internet of Things movement?
Eventually where it all goes is integrating the Internet of Things. Every day I interact with customers there are new use cases coming up around the intersection of location-based technology and the Internet of Things. And that’s squarely in the purview of what we are doing. It’s not today. Today is still about this all-wireless workplace, but in the next five years I think you’ll see a lot more of this. There is a lot of innovation still to come.

There’s a hodgepodge of stuff used to connect sensors today, but you see Wi-Fi playing a prominent role?
Wi-Fi will definitely be an integral component, but Bluetooth Low Energy will also be important because some sensors will be battery operated. There may be a role for the evolution of ZigBee as well. That’s super low energy. ZigBee is not yet in the mainstream enterprise but I can see some successor of that happening. But sensors will look to wireless for connectivity because they need to go anywhere. You can’t have cable follow them. So the wireless fabric is becoming super-critical for that.

Switching gears a bit, how is competition changing?
We look at three key market segments: large and medium enterprises; small/medium businesses, which have completely different characteristics; and service providers. Aruba has done really well in the large and medium enterprise segment. We have done reasonably well in the small/medium segment, but there is more competition there. Ruckus has done well there. And service provider is the emerging battleground.

As a standalone company Aruba couldn’t afford to invest, frankly, in all three segments. We were focused on the large and medium enterprise and we built a good franchise. Clearly Cisco is the primary competitor there, but now as part of HP we have another go-to-market capability and investment to take on all three segments in a meaningful way, so that’s another big reason why we came together.

We just recently announced a partnership with Ericsson to go after the service provider Wi-Fi segment, and that will help us gain share. And HP has been a strong player in the small/medium business so we’re going to take Aruba down-market. We’re going to play in all three segments. I feel if we just keep executing, market share gains are possible.

Ruckus talks about optimizing the airwaves as being their key differentiator. How do you differentiate Aruba?
The four key things I talk about are the emergence of the all-wireless workplace, inflight communications and voice, the need for deep security within your own device, and the need for location based services and training towards IoT.

We talked about the all-wireless workplace and location services. Regarding voice traffic, we have invested quite a bit of energy ensuring optimal utilization. Ruckus focused on the antenna technology, while we are focused on the software that goes on top of the antenna. The analogy I’ll give you is, as you walk away from an access point I can boost my antenna power to give you a better signal, and that problem is a good problem to solve if you’re in a home because you only have one access point. But in the enterprise there is a collection of access points and the problem isn’t about holding onto a client for as long as possible, but to move the client to the best access point. So the trick is to enable the client to roam from one access point to another in a very efficient way. We call this technology ClientMatch. That is the core differentiator for us over the air, and we’ve specifically optimized it for voice by working with the Microsoft team to enable Lync and Skype for Business.

Security is a place we cannot be touched. We’ve had deep security expertise for a very long time. The DoD, three of the armed forces, most of the federal market actually, uses Aruba. I can’t get into all the details, but we have significant penetration because of our security depth. For enterprises that is a big deal. They really want to make sure the security side is well covered.

What’s the hot button in wireless security today?
We know how to encrypt. We know how to authenticate. Basically it is the threat of an unmanaged device coming into the network. We’re looking at solving that problem as a mobile security problem and we solved one part of it with access management, but we have this Adaptive Trust architecture which integrates with mobile device management tools — VMware’s AirWatch, MobileIron, Microsoft’s Intune. We partner with those companies and the likes of Palo Alto Networks, and HP now brings its security and management platform ArcSight to the table. The idea is to secure the mobile edge so no matter where you are you have a secure connection back to the enterprise.

Let’s shift to the adoption of Gigabit Wi-Fi, or 802.11ac. How is that transition going?
The campus access network from your desktop to the closet has stagnated for a long time. That’s because there was really nothing driving the need for more than a gigabit’s worth of bandwidth to the desktop. Now with Gigabit Wi-Fi technologies the over the air rates are greater than if you were to connect to the wired LAN. So if you deploy Gigabit Wi-Fi and have signals going at 2G, let’s say, the wired line becomes a bottleneck. There is a technology called Smart Rate that HP Networking introduced for its switches which allows you to raise the data rates to 2.5Gbps and even 5Gbps. At that point your access points don’t have to contend with the bottleneck and can pick up the bits over the air and put them on the wire without dropping them.

So you need will need wired ports faster than a gigabit as you transition to this mobile workplace, but you won’t need as many ports as before. That is a transition, I think, that will happen over the next 2-3 years.

Did many people buy into Wave 1 of Gigabit Wi-Fi or did they hold off?
We’ve had tremendous success with Wave 1. The need for bandwidth is truly insatiable. And there is a ton of demand still yet to be put on the network. Video is a significant driver of bandwidth and most companies are throttling it video. So the more you open the pipe, the more capacity I think people will consume. Wave 1 has done very well. I think Wave 2 will continue to do well and then there’s .11ax which will take capacity even higher.

So people bought into Wave 1 even though Wave 2 requires them to replace hardware?

I tell customers, if you’re going to wait for the next best thing you’re going to wait forever, because there’s always going to be the next best thing on the horizon. So it’s really a question of where you are in your lifecycle for an investment. If the customer is at a point where they’ve had five years of investment and they’re hurting, it’s a good time. Wave 1 can actually solve a lot of problems. There’s no need to wait another 18 months for Wave 2 technology. You know you’re going to refresh that too in five years and there will be new technology at that point in time.

Will anybody buy anything but Wave 2 at this point?
It depends. Wave 1 technology you can buy today at multiple price points in the industry. Wave 2 is still at the very top end of the range. So if you’re looking for, let’s say, lighting up a retail store and you don’t need all the capacity of Wave 2, then Wave 1 will do just fine. That’s typical of most technologies, to start at the top and eventually work its way down. We’re right in the beginning of the Wave 2 transition.

How about in carpeted office space? Would you just drop Wave 2 into key points to satisfy demand?
Wi-Fi has always basically been single user. Only one user could speak on a wireless LAN at a time. With Wave 2 you can have multiple conversations at the same time; each access point can serve four streams. So that boosts capacity in a significant way and can also improve spectrum efficiency. For that reason alone, I think Wave 2 should be used pretty much anywhere you go. You could start with a high density zone and then work your way up. That’s typically how people do it, but I would encourage most customers to take advantage of this technology.

In the industry we’ve always used speed as a measure of the next generation of technology. Never have we given attention to efficiency. This is the first time where we’re saying efficiency gains are pretty significant.

And Wave 2 ultimately will be able to support up to eight streams, right?
Yes, the technology allows you to do eight streams, although it is not possible to pack eight antennas into the form factor at this point. But it will come.

I think the targets are up to 10 gig. Let’s see how far they get. At that point, the Gigabit Ethernet backhaul will become an even more interesting problem. You’ll need 10 gig of backhaul from the access point.

In terms of the coming year, what should people look for?
They should expect a streamlined roadmap with unified management for wired and wireless, and unified security for wired and wireless in the campus. And they should expect changes in wiring closet switches to support Wave 2.

The other piece cooking in the labs is the next-generation controller technology. We invented the controller back in 2002 and that has gone through multiple generations of upgrades. The first controller had something like a 2Gig back plane that could support 1,000 users, and now we have a 40G controller that supports 32,000 users. So how do you get from there to 500G? That will require us to rethink architecture because these campuses are getting there.

We used to talk about tens of thousands of devices on a campus. Today campuses have hundreds of thousands of devices. How do you support them in a single architecture? Right now you add more controllers, but that creates a management problem. We are working on a unified solution for very large campuses and taking it to the next level for service providers as well.


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Google Graveyard: What Google has killed off in 2015

Six feet deep
Google is truly a company that has more technology and products than it can handle sometimes, and in 2015 the company with the recent name change shed a host of tools and products to enable it to focus on more pressing needs. Here’s a look back at what Google this year has offed or announced plans to off (To go back even further, check out 2014’s Google Graveyard.)

Google Code
Google in March said it would be axing its Google Code platform in January 2016, acknowledging increased adoption of alternatives like GitHub and Bitbucket. “As developers migrated away from Google Code, a growing share of the remaining projects were spam or abuse. Lately, the administrative load has consisted almost exclusively of abuse management,” wrote Google open-source director Chris DiBona. Google Code launched in 2006.

Chrome extensions
At the risk of making itself look controlling, Google has been taking steps for years to protect Google Chrome users of extensions that inject ads and malware. In May it really put the kibosh on such software coming from any Windows channel, specifying that all extensions now need to original in the Chrome Web Store. Extensions for Chrome for OS X got the same treatment in July. “Extending this protection is one more step to ensure that users of Chrome can enjoy all the web has to offer without the need to worry as they browse,” a Google product manager wrote in announcing the changes.

Pwnium hacking contest
Google’s big one-day hacking contest at the CanSecWest event, under which it doled out hundreds of thousands of dollars since 2012, has been shuttered in favor of year-long opportunities for hackers to snag bounties for uncovering flaws in its Chrome technology. Among other things, Google was concerned that hackers were hoarding bugs until the contest came around.

Bookmarks Manager
Technicaly, Google didn’t kill the Bookmarks Manager in June, but it did relent to widespread hatred of the free Chrome extension and revert to including the old bookmark tool with its browser. Those few who did cotton to the new UI are still able to access the Bookmarks Manager if they know where to look. Meanwhile, Google’s Sarah Dee blogged: “Our team will continue to explore other ways to improve the bookmarks experience. ”

Google alerted users of its PageSpeed Service for making websites zippier that it would be killing off the tools as of Aug. 3. Google had pitched its 4.5-year-old hosted PageSpeed optimizing proxy as a way to improve website performance without having to know any code.

Google TV
Google kicked off 2015 by announcing it would ditch the Google TV brand that few probably knew existed and focus its living-room entertainment efforts instead on Android TV and Google Cast. The company said Google TV libraries would no longer be available, but Google TV devices would continue to work.

Google logo
Google nixed its colorful longtime serif typeface logo, around since 1999, in favor of a new sans serif colorful logo with a typeface dubbed Product Sans. With the emergence of the Alphabet parent company came a new look for its Google business.

Google Talk had a good run, starting up in 2005, but it’s never good when Google pulls out the term “deprecated” as it did in February in reference to this chat service’s Windows App. Google said it was pulling the plug on GTalk in part to focus on Google Hangouts in a world where people have plenty of other ways to chat online. However, Google Talk does live on via third-party apps.

Maps Coordinate for mobile workforces
Google in January emailed users of its mobile enterprise workforce management offering, which debuted in 2012, that the service would be shutting down come January 2016. Google has been folding various mapping-related products into one another in recent years, and is putting focus on its mapping APIs in its Maps for Work project going forward.

Google Moderator
This tool, launched in 2008, was used to “create a meaningful conversation from many different people’s questions, ideas, and suggestions.” The White House, among others, used it to organize feedback for online and offline events during the 2012 elections. But Google gave up on the tools in July due to its overall lack of use.

There’s no more helping Google Helpouts, which was discontinued in April. This online collaboration service was short-lived, launching in November 2013. While alive, it allowed users to share their expertise – for free or a fee — through live video and provide real-time help from their computers or mobile devices. It exploited Google Hangouts technology, but was largely redundant with so many help videos found on Google’s very own YouTube.

Eclipse developer tools
Google informed developers over the summer that it was time for them to switch over to Android Studio, now firmed up at Version 1.0, as the company would be “ending development and official support for the Android Developer Tools (ADT) in Eclipse at the end of the year. This specifically includes the Eclipse ADT plugin and Android Ant build system.”

Flu Trends
Google in August said it was discontinuing its Flu and Dengue Trends, which were estimates of flu and Dengue fever based on search patterns. Flu Trends launched in 2008 as an early example of “nowcasting” and Google is now leaving the data publishing on diseases to health organizations that it will work with. Historical data remains available from Google.

Google+ ?
Google’s social networking technology has never had much life in the first place and isn’t “really most sincerely dead” like the Wicked Witch, but Google keeps messing around with it, such as extracting the Google Photos app from it, as announced at Google I/O this year, while adding a feature called Collections. Google also has stopped requiring people to have Google+ accounts to tap into other services, such as YouTube channel creation.



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70-341 Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

You need to prepare the environment for the implementation of phase 1.
What changes must be made to the environment before you can install Exchange Server 2013?

A. The operating system or service pack level of TexDC1 needs to be upgraded.
B. The Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers in Washington and Boston need to be upgraded.
C. A server running Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Server 2010 needs to be installed in Texas.
D. The PDC emulator role needs to be transferred to a domain controller in Washington or Boston.

Answer: A


You are evaluating whether the proposed Exchange solution will meet the current and future
capacity requirements.
You want to gather statistics about the current Exchange environment.
Which of the following tools would you use to determine the number of emails sent to and received
by the current users?

A. Remote Server Administration Tools.
B. Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer.
C. Microsoft Exchange Server Deployment Assistant.
D. ESEUtil.exe.
E. Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress.

Answer: B


You need to apply the required size restriction to the mailboxes in the new environment.
Which of the following commands should you run?

A. Get-MailboxDatabase | Set-MailboxDatabase –ProhibitSendReceiveQuota
B. Get-MailboxDatabase | Set-Mailbox –ProhibitSendReceiveQuota
C. Get-Mailbox | Set-Mailbox –ProhibitSendReceiveQuota
D. Get-MailboxDatabase | Get-Mailbox | Set-Mailbox –ProhibitSendReceiveQuota

Answer: A


You are evaluating whether the proposed Exchange solution will meet the current and future
capacity requirements.
You want to gather statistics about the current Exchange environment.
Which of the following tools would you use to determine the number of IOPS (Input/Output
Operations Per Second) required for the mailbox database storage?

A. ESEUtil.exe.
B. Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress.
C. Microsoft Exchange Server Deployment Assistant.
D. Exchange Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator.
E. SQL Server Analysis Services.

Answer: D


You need to install and configure anti-spam and antimalware filtering.
Which servers should you install the anti-spam agents and enable the anti-spam and antimalware
filtering? (Choose two).

A. You should install the anti-spam agents on the Client Access Servers only.
B. You should install the anti-spam agents on the Mailbox serversonly.
C. You should install the anti-spam agents on the Client Access Servers and the Mailbox Servers.
D. You should enable antimalware filtering on the Client Access Serversonly.
E. You should enable antimalware filtering on the Mailbox serversonly.
F. You enable antimalware filtering on the Client Access Servers and the Mailbox Servers.

Answer: B,E




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70-247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

You have a System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) infrastructure that contains a
server named Server1. Server1 hosts the VMM library. You add a server named Server2 to the
network. You install the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) server role on Server2. You have the
Install.wim file from the Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installation media. You need
to install Hyper-v hosts by using the bare-metal installation method. What should you do first?

A. Add Install.wim to the VMM library.
B. Convert Install.wim to a .vhd file.
C. Convert Install.wim to a .vmc file.
D. Add Install.wim to the Install Images container.

Answer: B

You have a System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) infrastructure that contains a
visualization host named Server2. Server2 runs Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
Server2 has the Hyper-V server role installed. You plan to deploy a service named Service1 to
Server2. Service1 has multiple load-balanced tiers. You need to recommend a technology that must
be implemented on Server2 before you deploy Service1. What should you recommend?

A. MAC address spoofing
B. the Network Policy and Access Services (NPAS) server role
C. TCP Offloading
D. the Multipath I/O (MPIO) feature

Answer: A

Your network contains a server named Server1 that has System Center 2012 Virtual Machine
Manager (VMM) installed. You have a host group named HG1. HG1 contains four virtualization
hosts named Server2, Server3, Server4, and Servers. You plan to provide users with the ability to
deploy virtual machines by using the Self-Service Portal. The corporate management policy states
that only the members of a group named Group1 can place virtual machines on Server2 and
Server3 and only the members of a group named Group2 can place virtual machines on Server4
and Server5. You need to recommend a cloud configuration to meet the requirements of the
management policy. What should you recommend?

A. Create two clouds named Cloud1 and Cloud2. Configure the custom properties of each cloud.
B. Create a host group named HG1\HG2. Create one cloud for HG1 and one cloud for HG2. Move
two servers to HG2.
C. Create two clouds named Cloud1 and Cloud2. Configure placement rules for HG1.
D. Create two host groups named HG1\Group1 and HG1\Group2. Create one cloud for each new
host group. Move two servers to each host group.

Answer: D

Your company has a private cloud that contains 200 virtual machines. The network contains a
server named Server1 that has the Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V)
Sequencer installed. You plan to sequence, and then deploy a line-of-business web application
named App1. App1 has a Windows Installer package named Install.msi. App1 must be able to store
temporary files. You need to identify which task must be performed on Server1 before you deploy
App1. What task should you identify?

A. Modify the environment variables.
B. Add a script to the OSD file.
C. Compress Install.msi.
D. Install the Web Server (IIS) server role.

Answer: D

Your company has three datacenters located in New York, Los Angeles and Paris. You deploy a
System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) infrastructure. The VMM infrastructure
contains 2,000 virtual machines deployed on 200 Hyper-V hosts. The network contains a server
named DPM1 that has System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager (DPM) installed.
You need to recommend a solution for the infrastructure to meet the following requirements:
* Automatically backup and restore virtual machines by using workflows.
* Automatically backup and restore system states by using workflows.
What should you include in the recommendation? (Each correct answer presents part of the
solution. Choose two.)

A. Deploy System Center 2012 Orchestrator.
B. Install the Integration Pack for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
C. Install the Integration Pack for System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM).
D. Deploy System Center 2012 Operations Manager.
E. Deploy System Center 2012 Service Manager.

Answer: AB

You are the datacenter administrator for a company named CertKingdom, Ltd. The network contains a
server that has System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) installed. You create four
private clouds. Developers at CertKingdom have two Windows Azure subscriptions. CertKingdom creates a
partnership with another company named A.Datum. The A.Datum network contains a System
Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) infrastructure that contains three clouds.
Developers at A.Datum have two Windows Azure subscriptions. You deploy System Center 2012
App Controller at A.Datum. You plan to manage the clouds and the Windows Azure subscriptions
for both companies from the App Controller portal. You need to identify the minimum number of
subscriptions and the minimum number connections required for the planned management. How
many connections and subscriptions should you identify?

A. Two connections and four subscriptions
B. Two connections and two subscriptions
C. Four connections and four subscriptions
D. Eight connections and four subscriptions
E. Four connections and two subscriptions

Answer: A

Your network contains an Active Directory forest named The forest contains a System
Center 2012 Operations Manager infrastructure. Your company, named CertKingdom, Ltd., has a partner
company named
A. Datum Corporation. The
A. Datum network contains an Active Directory forest
named does not have any trusts. A firewall exists between the
A. Datum
network and the CertKingdom network. You configure conditional forwarding on all of the DNS servers
to resolve names across the forests. You plan to configure Operations Manager to monitor client
computers in both of the forests. You need to recommend changes to the infrastructure to monitor
the client computers in both of the forests. What should you include in the recommendation? (Each
correct answer presents part of the solution. Choose two.)

A. Allow TCP port 5723 on the firewall.
B. Deploy a gateway server to
C. Create a DNS zone replica of
D. Allow TCP port 5986 on the firewall.
E. Create a DNS zone replica of
F. Deploy a gateway server to

Answer: AB


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98-369 Cloud Fundamentals

This question requires that you evaluate the underlined text to determine if it is correct.
Your company is implementing Microsoft Office 365 and Exchange Online. You plan to configure the necessary public DNS settings. You need to create an SPF record to authorize the email service and present spoofing.
Instructions: Review the underlined text. If it makes the statement correct, select “No change is needed”. If the statement is incorrect, select the answer choice that makes the statement correct.

A. No change is needed
B. a PTR record
C. an MX record
D. a CNAME record

Answer: A

Explanation: The SPF (TXT) record helps to prevent other people from using your domain to send spam or other malicious email. Sender policy framework (SPF) records work by identifying the servers that are authorized to send email from your domain.
Reference: External DNS records required for Exchange Online

You are an IT administrator for Contoso, Ltd. You have subscribed to Microsoft Office 365.
You are preparing to set up your domain. Your company already uses the custom domain name for other cloud services.
You need to configure Office 365 to simplify the management of user identities.
What should you do before you create new user accounts?

A. Create a new custom domain name specifically for Office 365.
B. Configure Office 365 to use your custom domain
C. Verify that the automatic domain is functioning
D. Add the .onmicrosoft suffix to your custom domain name.

Answer: A

Explanation: Custom domains
To use your own domain name with Office 365 instead of the domain name that you were given at signup, you add the domain to Office 365.

You work in the IT department of a startup company.
The company predicts rapid growth over the next five years and plans of greatly increase its number of employees.
How will a cloud solution such as Microsoft Office 365 help the company prepare for rapid growth?

A. by allowing the company to rely on contract employees to compensate for busy periods
B. by ensuring the company’s IT services have 100 percent up time
C. by allowing the company to add new users more securely than when using traditional IT infrastructure
D. by allowing the company to increase its IT capacity for a lower cost than traditional IT infrastructure

Answer: D

Explanation: * Some of the benefits of moving to the Microsoft cloud include the following:
/ Having predictable and known costs associated with adoption.
/ Reducing cost in not only immediate monetary value but also in efficiency and resource reallocation benefits.
/ Outsourcing the hassle of installing, managing, patching, and upgrading extremely complex software systems.
* For organizations experiencing rapid growth, a top-notch productivity solution can be vital to the success of the business. A cloud-based service that’s difficult to manage can divert
attention away from a company’s core mission. What organizations need is a solution that’s simple to use so they can focus on what they do best-growing the business.
Reference: Pros and Cons of the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud

Which two features are available in Microsoft SharePoint to monitor services? Choose two.

A. Content organizer rules
B. Create an alert
C. Subscribe to an RSS feed
D. Sites and workspaces

Answer: B,C

Explanation: To stay updated when documents or items on your site change, set up alerts or subscribe to Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds.
Reference: Create an alert or subscribe to an RSS feed

This question requires that you evaluate the underlined text to determine if it is correct.
You are an intern for an IT analyst at a small company. The company plans to implement Microsoft Office 365.
You want to ensure that your environment can support Office 365.
You need to run the “Office 365 management pack” to check deployment readiness.
Instructions: Review the underlined text. If it makes the statement correct, select “No change is needed”. If the statement is incorrect, select the answer choice than makes the statement correct.

A. No change is needed
B. Setup Assistant
C. Config 365
D. Client Updater

Answer: B

Explanation: The setup assistant provides information for deployment readiness.



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