More random questions that I dont completely understand from measureup

Attempting some hard stuff this afternoon, math. It’s easier than what’s on the test but I guess I should still be able to perform the basics of IP computation. Maybe that’s worth something, karma points maybe? Or at least explaining to an interviewer that I sort of
know how to do basic IPv4 subnetting and understand CIDR but would like to know more about full DHCP configurations if its possible to learn those sorts of things. Im also doing a few more questions that I normally do with this set, its just what came up so I’ve got my
work cut out for me this afternoon.

I have literally no clue as to why I would need to clear a subnet id but its important to know that to clear it I set it to 1 and not 0 I suppose.

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Maybe I should google this to find out why on earth I would do this? If a google it an article
comes up with an author. I think I will email becuase it says he helps nubs in his spare time. Im a certified nubsace with a side order of mcfail when it comes to server for sure. Maybe Ill get a reply or maybe ill get a dont talk to me and go order a fish filet answer haha

Update: I did email the guy, havent gotten a response yet.


This on is a little more interesting with a little less required research, at least for me becuase I try to be through or whatever. So it seems sort of obvious that you should have a comparable box to create an IFM from but maybe not. It reminds the importance of
upgrading. It also somehow reminds me of how inexperienced I am with sever and how long I had been studying work stations at the point which I was testing for a client cert. Not sure why it reminds me of that, it just does.

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Like everything else just becuase I one time had a eureka moment with figuring out IP stuff that doesn’t mean I regularly understand it and don’t need to keep going over the same material. This question is one of straight memorization and I can do that for this
but if I was asked anything other than public space I would have literally no clue. The other problem that comes in is that this language in no way directly translates to any cheat sheet that I can find so unless I have a teacher i’m really screwed.

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heres the question in question:

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Heres the article that the answer references: TechNet

As you can see there is no consistent dialogue or answer key to successfully navigate between the two sets of terms, at least that I can find.


There’s so many questions around RDP that they all kind of start to run together and seem like the same questions with multiple ways to answer them. At least this one is about firewalls which kind of takes a second to process and leaves me with a few more questions about what other commands I can use to control firewalls

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Im sure ill probably learn more about this later on down the road depending on circumstances of a production environment.

This one is also not that complicated its just remembering where to click to subdivide a DHCP scope. I cant find a video walking through this but I did find this lab that seems really cool.

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Lots of solid additional info on this one.


I really have no idea where to even start with this one and it makes me want to cry like a 5 year old that dropped his ice cream off the cone. Im not sure if its just me that thinks balancing the stuff that sits outside the shell difficult or if average human hands were just not designed for such feats of balance. I’m honestly not even sure I should try to figure this out without some professional help. I really honestly do wish I could find a book or some resource that would lead me to an answer to this problem.

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Honestly clueless here, perhaps we could improve training materials a little in the math area? Not one of the 4 books ive read has much information about this. Its not something that is worth covering in ~4k pages of material? </endrant>

In case your curious here is the link that’s mentioned in the answer text TechNet


This next one is do-able, memorize a cheat sheet or basically be able to recreate one (which I haven’t seen any questions related to math that where this simple on the test) and your good. So this is a class A network and then you just search till you find the right number of host addresses. I like this math, its not nearly as impossible as the idea of balancing a melting ice cream ball on top of a cone in the hot summer sun.

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The answer makes it sound more complicated than it possibly is but as I’ve previously mentioned I can’t recommend the series subnetting demystified
that’s on youtube enough.


More review questions…from the start



In the waning days of server 2012 I find myself reviewing the same items and as usual wishing that I could actually walk through in practice the ideas being displayed in the questions. However that’s not an option. The good news is that I did get a few days of work which brings my resume up to a more current position and the garden is producing its first tomatoes. I also had the chance to plant a nice small christmas tree looking dwarf fur this morning in a open spot near the front porch that has needed some thing for a while.
Thoroughly enjoying yard work these days and getting accustomed to the way of life of the american homeowner. Something I think most millennials are completely oblivious to for some reason. Thankful to not have to go through this process on my own as the concepts of yard work would be completely foreign to me as an independant person.

Im also sort of pondering ideas on employment. I assume at some point that if it’s good for me or the world or whatever then I’ll eventually get a job at some point. It is a little stressful to think about but its not really something I can choose to worry over as i’m being proactive and faithful in my duties with pre-employment and trying to be a faithful human with an attitude of servanthood being a priority in my life. Sitting around and not just waiting for a job offer while doing nothing to increase your personal value isnt a
very good way to commoditize your self. Weather you like it or not we are all commodities and we have the choice to make ourselves more or less valuable based on our actions. After our actions prove us to be true we have little control over what actually happens
however I find that the individual truly seeking to be a value add will not fear this unknown factor.

Anyway found some gaps in going through the front end of the block of 175 questions that I felt like might be worth covering. Who knows how many of these Ill do but I found that reviewing questions in this format was almost as helpful as actually going through
the process on the server in terms of committing the ideas to memory. Anyway heres some review:

Just an important note that 10 is a higher priority than 1. Not really too much to discuss.

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Don’t forget MBR is limited to 2 tb. Nothing to do with data de-duplication but I guess the combination of factors and ideas generated a greater comprehension?

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Smart paging is confusing to me. From my research on a previous question it seems like a way, albeit sketchy, to over commit physical ram to hyper-v machines running on a host. This article appears to be be in conflict with this question:

Imagine that a host has been over committed and each VM is using the bare minimum amount of memory. Now imagine that one of the VMs is rebooted. Upon reboot, the VM will try to claim the startup RAM, which is not available because the memory is
overcommitted. This is where the Smart Paging File comes into play. Rather than allowing the VM boot to fail, the Smart Paging File is used to make up for shortages in RAM. Unlike the Windows Pagefile however, the Smart Paging File is only used by the boot process. It is not used for routine memory paging operations.

The only way to figure this is out is to actually test it which I may actually contact someone to ask. Ill decide if its worth that or if I should wait until I could possibly try it out for myself one day. Either way its an interesting proposition that will for now require a commitment to memory rather than it being a discussion as there is a right and a wrong answer.

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The only problem with this conflict is that as previously mentioned the solution in this article seems like such a scrubbish solution to the problem at hand. Perhaps this can server as a horribly obvious reminder that not everything on the internet is factually helpful and this is probably for home users that wish to essentially overclock rather than an enterprise solution.


I wish it was easier to include more of these questions with lots of options but its such a pain to blog about them for various reasons.  I think in the end simply getting these two serves as a decent review for me. This also feels like its way over complicated. Like we are
not using a gui at all or what’s wrong with this scenario? This has the feel of commit to memory becuase it’s like high school geometry, possibly helpful but not very often. Tonight on scare tactics…

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This one is hard but makes sense to me as Im not sure of what to do with any other options. The idea of adding users to an admin group is a little nerve racking.

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