Windows XP Administration of Resources

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Objective is to provide understanding of manage file and folder compression, NTFS permissions on files and folders, optimize file and folder access, implement and manage disk quotas, shared resources, offline folders, local and network print devices and web server resources.

Windows XP Administration Resources Getting Ready - (Questions)
1. What two ways can you manipulate the compression of a file or folder on an NTFS partition?

2. When you move a file within an NTFS partition, what happens with the permission and compression attributes?

3. By default, a file inherits the permissions of its parent folder. What can you do to prevent this from happening?

4. What is the major difference between effective permissions in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows XP?

5. By default, IIS 5.0 is not installed on Windows XP Professional. What is the default if you are upgrading to Windows XP Professional and had an installation of PWS?

Windows XP Administration Resources Getting Ready - (Answers)
1. You can manipulate the compression of a file using Windows Explorer or with the command line utility COMPACT.EXE.

2. When you move a file within a partition, essentially what you are doing is changing the pointer to the file. Nothing happens physically to the data. For that reason, when you move a file within the same NTFS volume, the compression and permission attributes of the file remain the same.

3. You can stop the inheritance of permissions from occurring by deselecting the check box next to Allow inheritable permissions from parent to propagate to this object.

4. Windows NT 4.0 had cumulative permissions. The total of the permissions granted the user account, by itself or by group membership was the effective permission, unless the user or group had No Access permission applied. Windows XP has Allow, Deny, and Unset permissions. If permission has not been specified for either the username or group, it will not be added to the allowed permissions list. If it has been allowed for one group, and not specified for another, and the user is a member of both groups, then the user will have that permission, as it has not been explicitly denied. If one group has a Deny permission, then the Allow permission is removed for the user.

5. On an upgrade to Windows XP Professional, IIS 5.0 will be installed by default, IF PWS was already installed on your previous version of Windows.

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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