You probably work at a workstation, but how much do you really know about them? This quiz will assess your knowledge of key terms related to workstations and their various components
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1. This is a feature included in Microsoft's Windows 2000 server that
allows network administrators to install the Windows 2000 Professional
operating system and its upgrades to any number of workstations at one
time from a centralized location.
2. This feature is useful for downloading software updates or
reconfiguring computers during late-night hours when a company's computers
are usually turned off.
b. virtual keyboard
c. standby power
d. remote wakeup
e. Power-On Self-Test
4. In the Windows 2000 operating system, this is a collection of
settings that define what a system will look like and how it will behave
for a select group of users.
a. Group Policy Object
5. This is the detailed recording and updating of information that
describes an enterprise's computer systems and networks, including all
workstations and their hardware and software components.
a. Master Boot Record
c. configuration management
d. Conversational Monitor System
e. access log
6. This product from Symantec can clone (copy) the entire contents of a
hard disk to another computer's hard disk, automatically formatting and
partitioning the target workstation.
b. port replicator
c. carbon copy
8. In a Windows NT environment, what the user sees on his or her
workstation, as well as what files, applications and directories they have
access to, is determined by how the network administrator has set up this.
a. user profile
b. hardware abstraction layer
c. LANDesk Client Manager
9. This management tool can be used in a classroom system where one PC
becomes the "master" of student computers, automatically reconfiguring
them or turning them off at night.
a. big-endian and little-endian
b. Remote-control software
c. reconfigurable processor
e. distributed file system
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Answers:1c; 2d; 3b; 4a; 5c; 6a; 7d; 8a; 9b; 10e
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This was first published in July 2003