Top 10 Windows XP User Management Questions and Answers

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Top 10 Windows XP User Management Questions and Answers with explanation.

1. On your WinXP computer you found that all user's profiles except the administrators' are corrupted. You know that another user named Mary has manually copied all the profile data to a separate partition as backup. To restore this data, you should copy the backed up files back to which location?
*A. %SystemDrive%\Documents And Settings
B. %SystemDrive%\Documents\Profiles
C. %SystemDrive%\Documents And Settings\Identity
D. %SystemDrive%\Documents And Settings\Microsoft
E. %SystemDrive%\User Profiles\

Explanation: By default, each user who logs on to a computer has a local user profile, which is created when the user logs on for the first time. Local user profiles are stored in %SystemDrive%\Documents And Settings. Each user's profile is stored in a subfolder with the user name as the folder name.

2. You are using WinXP as your desktop. You need to share the files in your \SALES folder to your peers. However, you are getting confused about all the different setting options. Susan as the administrator can help you by:
*A. Opening the Folder Options from Control Panel's Appearance And Themes category and enable the use of Simple File Sharing in the Advanced Settings box under the View tab.
B. Granting you the Power Users rights
C. Opening the Folder Options from Control Panel's Permissions category and enable the use of Simple File Sharing in the Advanced Settings box under the Security tab.
D. Opening the Security Options from Control Panel's Appearance And Themes category and enable the use of Simple File Sharing in the Security Settings box under the View tab.
E. Opening the Folder Options from Control Panel's System Security category and enable the use of Simple File Sharing in the Permissions Settings box under the Advanced tab.

Explanation: If you use Windows XP Professional, you can choose to use Simple File Sharing or the classic sharing and security interface. You can switch between them. Note that Use Simple File Sharing is recommended by Microsoft.

3. Your XP computer is currently being used by 5 different individuals. These users complain that they do not like the pictures that represent their accounts. One user goes into the corresponding directory and modifies many of the default pictures. One of the modified pictures contains sexually harassing graphics. From where can you modify this picture and remove the harassing part?
*A. AllUsersProfile%\ Application Data\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures
B. AllUsersProfile%\ Application Data\Microsoft\Identities\Default Pictures
C. AllUsersProfile%\ Application Data\Microsoft\Desktop\Default Pictures
D. AllUsersProfile%\ Application Data\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Desktop Pictures
E. AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures

Explanation: You can change the picture associated with the account name at the top of the Start menu and in User Accounts. By clicking the change-picture link, you can take a look at all the pictures stored in AllUsersProfile%\ Application Data\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures. You can also click Browse For More Pictures.

4. You are deleting Mary's account from your XP computer. You fail. You log off and log in again as administrator, and the deletion still fails. What is the likely cause?
*A. Mary is the last user account on this computer
B. Mary is an administrator
*C. Mary is logged on
D. EFS has been activated, and some files belong to Mary
E. WinXP is busy updating its user database, that you should wait until it finishes before retrying.

Explanation: User Accounts won't let you delete the last account on the computer even if you're logged on as Administrator. This limitation is deliberate. It helps to enforce the sound security practice of using an account other than Administrator for daily computing.

5. You are the WinXP administrator of your company. You are specialized in user profile management. As far as you know, what is the most likely cause of the creation of convoluted folder name for user profile on a WinXP computer?
*A. A user account of the same name has been deleted with a tool other than User Accounts
B. A user account of the same name has been created with a tool other than User Accounts
C. Deletion of an user account which is of the same name had failed before
D. Creation of an user account which is of the same name had failed before
E. A user of the same name has logged on from another computer remotely

Explanation: If you use a tool other than User Accounts to delete the account, the user's original profile remains in the Documents And Settings folder. If you later create a new account with the same name, Windows creates a new profile folder, but because a folder already exists with that user's name, it appends the computer name to the user name to create a convoluted folder name. The extra folder leads to confusion about which is the correct profile folder.

6. On your XP computer you delete Mary's account because you think that she is fired. However, later on you discover that it is Marc who got fired. You need to restore Mary's account and her permissions as fast as possible. What should you do?
*A. Recreate her account with the exact same information
*B. Re-establish all her permissions
C. Look for her SID and assign it to the recreated account
D. Rename Marc's account to Mary. Manually modify the SID.
E. No Answer is Correct.

Explanation: You cannot restore access to resources that currently list the user in their access control lists simply by re-creating the deleted account. This includes files to which the user has permission and the user's encrypted files, personal certificates, and stored passwords for Web sites and network resources. That's because those permissions are linked to the user's original SID but not the user name.

7. On your XP computer you have deleted Mary's account with a tool other than User Accounts. Susan advises you that Mary's account profile continues to occupy space in the Documents And Settings folder. How do you reclaim the space?
*A. Right-click My Computer and choose Properties - Advanced tab - User Profiles - Settings. Delete the account named Account Unknown.
B. Right-click My Computer and choose Properties - Advanced tab - User Profiles - Documents. Delete the account named Mary.
C. Right-click the C drive and choose Properties - Advanced tab. Reclaim the wasted space.
D. Defrag the drive that contains all the user profiles.
E. Do nothing. The space will be reclaimed by XP automatically.

Explanation: If you delete an account with a tool other than User Accounts, the account's profile continues to occupy space in the Documents And Settings folder and in the registry. To delete it, you should right-click My Computer and choose Properties. Click the Advanced tab and then click Settings under User Profiles. Select the account named Account Unknown and click Delete.

8. You are administering a WinXP Pro system. You found that the name of the last user who logged on is shown in the Log On To Windows dialog box of the welcome screen. For security reasons, you want to disable this. How should you do this?
*A. Configure the Local Security Settings of the computer to disable the corresponding feature
B. Configure the default User Profile of the computer to disable the corresponding feature
C. Configure the User Profile for each user of the computer to disable the corresponding feature
D. Configure the registry to disable the use of keyword tracking

Explanation: Ordinarily, the name of the last user who logged on appears in the Log On To Windows dialog box. It can be a security hole as anyone can learn a valid user name just by looking at this dialog box. To prevent this you may type secpol.msc at a command prompt to open Local Security Settings and enable the policy named Interactive Logon: Do Not Display Last User Name.

9. You are administering a WinXP Pro system. You are the only user of the system. You found it very annoying to enter the name every time you log on. How do you configure the system to make it convenient to logon?
A. Type secpol.msc at a command prompt. Open the Local Policies\Security Options. Disable the policy named Interactive Logon: Do Not Display Last User Name.
B. Type secpol.msc at a command prompt. Open the Local Policies\Security Options. Enable the policy named Interactive Logon: Do Not Display Last User Name.
C. Type secpol.msc at a command prompt. Open the Local Policies\Security Options. Enable the policy named Interactive Logon: Display Last User Name.
D. Type regedit secpol.msc at a command prompt. Open the Local Policies\Security Options. Disable the policy named Logon: Do Not Display Last User Name.
E. Type regedit32 at a command prompt. Open the Local Policies\Security Options. Disable the policy named Interactive Logon: Do Not Display User Name.

Explanation: Ordinarily, the name of the last user who logged on appears in the Log On To Windows dialog box. It can be a security hole as anyone can learn a valid user name just by looking at this dialog box. To prevent this you may type secpol.msc at a command prompt to open Local Security Settings and enable the policy named Interactive Logon: Do Not Display Last User Name.

10. Mary is the user of a WinXP computer. She wants to work with the user profiles on her system. What are the restrictions applied towards her?
*A. She cannot see other user profiles
*B. She cannot delete her own profile
*C. She cannot copy her own profile
*D. She cannot change her own profile

E. She cannot view her own profile

Explanation: Users who are not members of the Administrators group cannot see other user profiles in the User Profiles dialog box. They cannot delete, copy, nor change their own profile as well.

Deborah Timmons is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. She came into the Microsoft technical field after six years in the adaptive technology field, providing technology and training for persons with disabilities. She is the President and co-owner of Integrator Systems Inc.

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