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Preparing for Windows Server 2012 R2

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Lesson 1

  1. Correct answers: B and C

    1. Incorrect: The opportunity to get it right from the start when it comes to implementing an infrastructure based on Windows Server 2012 R2 is an advantage of the greenfield migration scenario, not the mixed environment scenario.
    2. Correct: Some new features and capabilities of Windows Server 2012 R2 can be implemented only when your Active Directory environment includes domain controllers running Windows Server 2012 R2. These features might have limited functionality or might not work at all when implementing a mixed environment migration scenario because your Active Directory schema hasn’t yet been upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2.
    3. Correct: Some of the server administration tools built into Windows Server 2012 R2 and included in the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8.1 will have limited or no functionality when managing servers running previous versions of Windows Server. You might have to install additional updates on servers running previous versions of Windows Server to manage them using the Windows Server 2012 R2 server administration tools or RSAT for Windows 8.1.
    4. Incorrect: Improving server utilization and reducing costs is a benefit of the server consolidation approach to server migration and is not relevant to a mixed environment migration scenario.
  2. Correct answer: C

    1. Incorrect: In Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Adprep functionality is integrated into the AD DS installation process, which in most cases eliminates the need to separately run Adprep prior to introducing domain controllers running the new version of Windows Server.
    2. Incorrect: The new AD DS installation process includes prerequisite validation to identify potential errors before installation begins. For example, if the installation process determines that adprep /domainprep needs to be run to prepare the domain, verification is done first to ensure that the user who initiated the process has sufficient rights to perform the operation.
    3. Correct: The Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 forest functional levels do not add any new features to a forest. They ensure only that any new domain added to the forest automatically operates at the Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 domain functional level.
    4. Incorrect: The Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain functional levels add only one new feature to a domain. This new feature relates to Dynamic Access Control (DAC) and therefore is unlikely to affect any applications and services in an Active Directory environment based on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  3. Correct answer: B

    1. Incorrect: The Windows Server Migration Tools supports migrating between x86-based and x64-based architectures.
    2. Correct: The Windows Server Migration Tools does not support migrating between source servers and destination servers that have different system UI languages.
    3. Incorrect: The Windows Server Migration Tools supports migrating between physical machines and virtual machines.
    4. Incorrect: The Windows Server Migration Tools supports cross-subnet migrations.
  4. Correct answer: C

    1. Incorrect: The Export-SmigServerSetting cmdlet exports selected Windows features and operating system settings from the local computer, and it stores them in a migration store.
    2. Incorrect: The Send-SmigServerData cmdlet migrates folders, files, and associated permissions and share properties from a source server to a destination server through port 7000. The destination server must be in the same subnet as the source server, and the cmdlet Receive-SmigServerData must be run on the destination server at the same time Send-SmigServerData is running on the source server.
    3. Correct: The Get-SmigServerFeature cmdlet gets the set of all Windows features that can be migrated from the local server or from a migration store.
    4. Incorrect: The Import-SmigServerSetting cmdlet imports selected Windows features and operating system settings from a migration store and applies them to the local computer.

Lesson 2

  1. Correct answer: D

    1. Incorrect: The msinfo32.exe utility is useful for performing a manual assessment of existing Windows Server installations.
    2. Incorrect: The Get-WindowsFeature cmdlet is useful for performing a manual assessment of existing Windows Server installations.
    3. Incorrect: System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager enables you to deploy operating systems, software applications, and software updates throughout your organization; monitor hardware and software inventory; monitor and remediate computers for compliance settings; and even remotely administer computers.
    4. Correct: The Windows Server Catalog identifies system and peripheral hardware from different vendors that has been certified for Windows Server 2012 R2.
  2. Correct answer: B

    1. Incorrect: During Phase 2: Gather requirements, MAP uses various collection protocols to communicate with devices on your network to collect data to use in performing the various assessments. Because the communications these protocols perform are subject to the administration and security settings of your environment, you must gather the user accounts and passwords needed to connect to and successfully inventory the devices in your environment prior to running MAP.
    2. Correct: During Phase 3: Prepare environment, MAP uses several different communication protocols based on your goals and how your environment is configured. These include WMI, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), SQL Server commands, VMware Web services, and SSH with remote shell commands. During this phase, you prepare your environment to ensure that MAP can successfully connect to and gather information from the target machines in your environment
    3. Incorrect: During Phase 4: Install MAP, you download and install MAP using the options that best suit your environment and goals.
    4. Incorrect: During Phase 5: Collect data, you launch MAP and select wizards to begin the data-collection process for your environment.
  3. Correct answer: D

    1. Incorrect: The Overview screen of the MAP user interface provides a high-level overview of all the data collected in your environment, short descriptions of the different kinds of scenarios for which you can perform assessments, and a list of supporting resources. It does not display the IP addresses of discovered computers.
    2. Incorrect: The Environment screen of the MAP user interface has four tiles named Inventory Results, Windows Environment, Linux Environment, and Performance Metrics. None of these tiles displays IP addresses of discovered computers.
    3. Incorrect: The Windows Environment Summary screen of the MAP user interface enables you to drill down to view more detail about the Windows computers in the environment. However, it does not display the IP addresses of discovered computers.
    4. Correct: The Windows Environment Report .csv file, which you can open to view in Microsoft Excel, includes the IP address and current operating system installed on each system inventoried. Examples of column headers in this .csv file include Computer Name, Computer Model, Current Operating System, Service Pack Level/Version, Active Network Adapter, and IP Address.