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Windows 7 configuration
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09/21/2011

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answer file
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An XML script that provides the Windows 7 Setup program with the information it needs to perform an unattended operating system installation.
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build-to-order (BTO
Definition
A type of image deployment, supported by Windows 7 Automated Installation Kit, in which administrators use an answer file to build the reference computer, deploy the resulting image on the target computers, and then boot the computers in audit mode to make further customizations.
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build-to-plan (BTP) 
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A type of image deployment, supported by Windows 7 Automated Installation Kit, in which administrators build the reference computer using an answer file and create an image, which they deploy to the target workstations unaltered.
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capture image
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A type of Windows Deployment Services image file that enables a computer to boot, capture an image of the local disk, and upload the image to a WDS server on the network
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configuration passes
Definition
A series of phases in the Windows 7 installation process. When you configure elements in an answer file, Windows SIM adds them to specific configuration passes, which dictate when in the installation process the setup program will configure that element.
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Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe
Definition
A command line tool, included with Windows 7 and Windows 7 Automated Installation Kit, that you can use to mount, view, and modify Windows Imaging files in their online or offline state.
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discover image
Definition
A type of Windows Deployment Services image file that enables computers without PXE-compliant network adapters to boot from a removable medium and access the WDS server over the network.
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image file
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A type of archive file format that contains a copy of the data stored on a computer’s disk or disks.
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ImageX.exe
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A command line tool, included in the Windows 7 Automated Installation Kit, which enables administrators to capture and service Windows Imaging files.
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Multicasting
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An IP communication method that transmits data to multiple destinations simultaneously, conserving network bandwidth in the process.
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reference computer
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A computer that administrators use as a model from which to create customized Windows Imaging files.
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System Preparation (Sysprep.exe) 
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A command line program, included in Windows 7 and Windows 7 Automated Installation Kit, that installers use to prepare Windows 7 computers for imaging, auditing, and deployment.
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task sequence
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A collection of scripts, created by the Deployment Workbench tool in Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, that automates an entire operating system deployment, including pre- and post-installation tasks.
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User State Migration Tool (USMT) 
Definition
A set of two command line programs, Scanstate.exe and Loadstate.exe, which installers use to save user profile data from an existing workstation and restore that data to a newly-installed computer running Windows 7.
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Windows System Image Manager (SIM) 
Definition
A graphical tool, included in Windows 7 Automated Installation Kit, which enables administrators to create properly formatted XML answer files for unattended operating system installations.
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An image file that contains an entire workstation configuration, including all applications, packages, and configuration settings, is called a __________ image.
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thick
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The two programs that make up the User State Migration Tool are called __________ and __________.
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Scanstate.exe, Loadstate.exe
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A __________installation is one in which the installers capture a single image file and deploy it to each computer with no changes.
Definition
build-to-plan
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Windows Deployment Services can reduce network bandwidth requirements while deploying install images by using ___________.
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multicasting
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Before you can modify an offline image file using DISM.exe, you must __________ the image.
Definition
mount
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To partition a disk using an answer file, you must add settings to the ____________ configuration pass
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windowsPE
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The Windows 7 AIK tool that you use to create answer files is called ___________.
Definition
Windows System Image Manager (SIM)
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To boot from an image transmitted over the network by a WDS server, a workstation must have a network adapter that supports __________.
Definition
pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE)
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The deployment scenario in which you save a workstation’s user state data, wipe its disk, install Windows 7, and then restore the user state data is called the ___________ scenario
Definition
refresh computer
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A __________ image enables a workstation to boot from a disk and connect to a WDS server.
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discover
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T F 1. To perform a Windows 7 deployment using ZTI, you must have a SQL Server on your network.
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True
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T F 2. You create a capture image, you use the Deployment Workbench console.
Definition
False. To create a capture image, you use the Windows Deployment Services console.
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T F 3. The Windows 7 AIK script files used to perform unattended installations are called task sequences.
Definition
False. The Windows 7 AIK script files used to perform unattended installations are called answer files.
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T F 4. You can use the boot images created by Deployment Workbench to start workstations using either boot disks or WDS.
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True
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T F 5. The computer that you use to capture an image of a workstation configuration is called the target computer.
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False. The computer that you use to capture an image of a workstation configuration is called the reference computer.
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T F 6. An LTI deployment provides greater flexibility than a ZTI deployment.
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True
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T F 7. ImageX.exe is a command line tool that you can use to capture and deploy image files.
Definition
True
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T F 8. To use the upgrade computer scenario, a workstation must be running Windows XP SP2 or later.
Definition
False. To use the upgrade computer scenario, a workstation must be running Windows Vista SP1 or later.
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T F 9. Before you can capture an image of a Windows 7 workstation, you must run the Sysprep.exe program.
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True
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T F 10. Sector-based image files are spannable, editable, and bootable.
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False. File-based image files are spannable, editable, and bootable
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1. Describe the difference between an LTI and a ZTI deployment, in terms of the activity at the target computer during the Windows 7 installation.
Definition
In an LTI deployment, there must be a user at the target workstation during the Windows 7 deployment who, at the very least, logs on to the MDT 2010 server and selects the task sequence to run. In a ZTI deployment, all that is needed at the target workstation is to turn the computer on.
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2. List the five basic steps in an enterprise Windows 7 workstation deployment.
Definition
1. Build a deployment share.
2. Perform a reference computer installation.
3. Capture an image of the reference computer.
4. Boot the target computers.
5. Apply the Windows 7 reference computer image.