MOor SCCM plz

Had lots of interesting job offers the past few days. None of them will actually lead to employment but it is an encouraging sign. Its exhausting though and takes me out of my study headspace which is both good and frustrating at the same time. I Possibly should come up for air but at the same time I really enjoyed being in an almost autonomous mode where all thought about was what music I was going to listen to and what I needed to learn next. I could also be suffering from what I personally refer to as illidan syndrome where when I get close to finishing something big I just give up or slow down. I promised I wouldn’t let myself do that here and Im getting stoked on going back to class and meeting new people. Its frustrating at times but I guess somehow I can trust that the world will take me where I need to go? That didn’t sound like a question but it still kind of felt like it. I can trust that I will work hard for the most part, some say patients is a virtue but persistence may very well be one as well.

Lets move on to some questions, this first number is about bitlocker, a technology that I sort of got to see the first hand use of during my tenure at SunTrust. Any unencrypted drive gets treatment from a drill press before heading out the door, a process I found enlightening it has nothing to do with this question but its still awesome that they take data that seriously. There isn’t a whole lot of discussion
around this, just memorization.

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This question isn’t all that confusing but it is specific. To tell the truth I mostly understand it but not completely. Like why is name resolution so important and what are you resolving? Shared resources like drives or are we resolving to things like applications, specific computers? All of the above? Not sure but I have a feeling that if I stick with it ill figure it out.

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Not really a whole lot to discuss other than the confusion around exactly what we are resolving to.


This is more of a strategy thing because you could do a non-authoritative restore but apparently that takes longer. That was honestly my first thought when reading the question but I guess I understand what they are saying in this case.

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This is one of those questions that taxes the brain in terms of reading when trying to do a large volume of questions at once. What Ive learned is that most of the time only the last paragraph matters if you are to the point of actually being able to do some what know
what you are doing. In that case this methodology proves mostly true because they only way to not effect (which you dont care what they are or what the other domains are, its just irrelevant information) other users is create a child dom. There probably is a another strat for this but we are not presented with it and im not sure of what it is. The only thing that is of note is the 2003 part, which is where they could get you on an alternate strat if you do know what you are doing. Given that its ’16 the likelihood of you running into this scenario while having a ’03 DC is unlikely but I guess its still and important note.

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This one kind of bothers me because everyone in the field is using SCCM in the field so if you talk about WDS during a deployment people are going to assume you dont know what your talking about. I also honestly dont feel like its wordy enough to get the complete
picture of the answer they want you to have. Ok so they are managed and prestaged, understood? Sorry for the bad crop job.

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Again, lots of options, winrm is the only right choice even though they dont say “quick config” and honestly msft is better about this on live tests. See the answer key for what the rest of them do. I really should type out each one as a reminder but its laid out below and I should be able to read it because I highly doubt any one will read this.

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As far as I know the terminology is still up to date on this one and the answer is surprisingly the simple one.

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Feeling good this morning, excited about going back to class. Cant believe it was actually suggested to me to help me get the last few points I need. I have kind of mixed emotions about the effectiveness but it seems like the only rational thing to do. I guess we will see
where it goes. I also had a job interview so things are kind of getting better on that front. I went to the interview and another company instantly tried to send me to another location for a interview for a temp to perm spot. Its a little too far for me to comfortably get to
every day as there would be about a 2 hour marta commute then a 15 dollar uber ride each way. So much money and time. I guess if it’s offered I should take it and just save for a car but dang thats a whole lot of travel. It would give me lots of time to read though. Anyway lets get into these questions. This first one is actually somewhat tricky I felt less so about the other ones. I also cant believe its been a year since I started this server journey!

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So just remember to do backup if you need to replicate an auditpol. This still doesn’t feel like a complete answer as I have no idea how to actually replicated this import/export process and I highly doubt there is a tutorial on the web any where other than the technet articles for backup and restore.

This one’s easy, just use the recycle bin or restore them.

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The use AD admin center feels some what vague though insinuates basically the same thing as the recycle bin so i’m kind of confused by this. Im sure there has to be some thing out there in internet land.

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This is actually very helpful though it has little to do with the topic at hand.

Another helpful tutorial though it has no sound however I think the conclusion im coming to is there are many ways to restore objects and test takers need to be prepaid to deal with any of the options on test day. The other thing of note is that interfaces change so
its probably best to test any methods you see youtube before attempting to rely on them in a live environment.

Unless its this because the recycle bin seems very reliable:

I found this DNS question somewhat confusing but i’m not enough of an expert on the differences between non ad-integrated dns and ad integrated dns to be able to really debate the question. Then if I was an expert on these things I would be less worried about the literally infinite number of questions related to a process such as this that I may not know (see above). Still the question feels vague as if im every time supposed to link security efficiency with something vaguely having to do with secure updates. Not exactly following the line of logic here.

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I think this one is really simple and im not exactly sure how to explain why im including it. Posterity?

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I also feel that this one is pretty straightforward though if I was really strong about I was doing I would probably respond with what all the other options did (hopefully im not being redundant) but it would be kind of pointless as the answer key gives us that info. However the point of this exercise is to be able to learn each of these answer.

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I really really like this question, its basic and it has a solid impact. If you set a GPO as enforced it will ensure it doesn’t get overwritten. That sounds really simple and it kind of is but gpo application can get intense.

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I think this is easy but im not sure why delegation of control wizard is not an option. I also tried to add a mustache to one of the photos using the photobucket editor and that didnt exactly work. completely unrelated notes but I guess the point being you can assign permissions using AD users and computers. However, like everything else realize there are many places to do this.

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someone got more free keys

About to get real busy studying again. So im just a little short of passing and spoke with the company that’s training me. I was informed that I could retake the class and
that they could give me new keys for the 70-410 and 70-411 which might help. In the spirit of doing whatever I can to be in a better place to take care of myself im going to go through the 70-411 until im in a passing range that I feel good about and try to test the
70-410 again and see where it gets me. Hopefully Ill have the last 50 points I need on
that one. Very thankful to be able to keep studying and to get some work. Hopefully this streak of luck or whatever will continue into real world experience with 16 best case scenario or keep studying. Hopefully Ill still have the funds for that! Any way I think Im just going to blog the majority of the 163 questions on the 411 practice test as even when I know the right answer there is probably still some information I can glean from the wrong answers.

So this question seems pretty straight forward but we can certainly glean some additional ideas of things that might be good to know serving as building blocks for other questions from the wrong answers. There are a whole lot of answers here:

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So i realize the answer involves associating a file type but the first problem I have here is i might logically know this but I don’t exactly know how to do it. I don’t have access to server however I do have access to youtube and can get the generic idea from this. Maybe on 16 ill have access to a server. One can hope! I do have this video that’s kind of helpful. I might have actually posted this one before.

So thats helpful but what do the rest of those things do?

    wrong answers

  • service utility – deals with services
  • dism – used to service images for deployment
  • copy-wdsinstallimage – copy an image to a location
  • windows application extension gpp
  • set-wdsinstallimage – from technet:
  • — Change the name of an install image.
  • — Change the description of an install image.
  • — Set the display order of an install image in the image menu.
  • — Specify an answer file for unattended setup of an install image.
  • — Set permissions for users or groups to access the image.
  • new-startergpo – creates a new starter gpo
  • AD users and computers- a management console in server
  • new-adsserviceaccount – creates a new service account that canbe used to logon to servers rather than having to rely on individual accounts

Now that we know that the other questions in this list should be less complicated and we can kind of just do question and answer for the
next two as they require less explanation.


However this one has a few additional que import-wdsinstallimage which should be somewhat self explanatory after the last explanation

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So you can see from the previous one the only confusing option here is set or import and in this case its import. How I usually organize these is by folder names and I just create the sets in alphabetical order seeing as how this is actually question one but im cycling back through it. You’re probably not too worried about that anyway if you’re reading this.


As previously seen this requires a service account

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Easy enough, just pick the right nomenclature.

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This seems a little more complicated but like the rest of these only complicated if you dont know what your doing. Im to the point of sort of knowing what im doing. The wording around bandwidth is a little sketchy so that could honestly go either way but it clearly says scheduled so we can for sure get that part right. Single stream sounds a lot more steady than multiple stream transfer. There’s not a whole lot of information about this but if this is used a source of info I think we can take this question as an addendum to that. Im not exactly sure that I can reword the ideas but I think I understand them in theory. It would be easier if this were more defined but we are dealing with some pretty high level tech in this case.

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None of these have anything to do with reducing replication traffic, creating a secondary zone that is a copy of the primary zone is the only thing that will reduce traffic. If I was being as thorough as I should be I would make myself write out a definition for
each of the ideas listed here. A stub zone doesn’t do a whole lot and would essentially point clients back to the main server keeping traffic volumes the same. An AD integrated zone has more to do with secure updates and has absolutely nothing to do with this scenario.  Conditional forwarding just points all the traffic to another network which is probably not helpful in this case as its most likely trying to resolve from an internal name base. That info was rattled off without looking at the answer so perhaps im getting better.

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This one I am slightly confused by becuase its a setting within a setting a that almost always gets complicated. So beyond just memorizing this question I suppose the point of this exercise is to actually do research however when we read the answer we find out that there is an obscure bit of information that you could need to know involving the link speed (imagine that).

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Thats all for tonight but im going to try to get around 10 of these done a day in hopes that I can get that next 50 points in a timely manner. Really happy to get these keys and to possibly be going to class again!


Possibly the last post from measure up

This is my 15th post like this, if nothing else im persistent. I dont think I have a superior intellect when it comes to memorization, I mean I had trouble remembering the word ambitious today lol. So I guess im going to have to rely on my work ethic to get me through
this. I feel like it possibly could but we will see how it goes. Anyway here’s my possible last set of questions to post from measureup. Hopefully Ill have more of these to post at some point this year.

This is another one where I have no clue how I missed it, I knew this one. The printer one is slightly confusing but this one isn’t. Well it isn’t confusing once you understand the basic premise of what its asking.

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Honestly maybe im juggling too many things at once but if I wasn’t im not sure if I would be as good at the other three so I’ll just have to deal with it.

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This one actually is tricky and I have blogged it before but thats ok, im going to again just so the idea sinks in.

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The exhibit shows absolutely nothing, not really necessary in this case. However I also feel that i selected delete the three volumes and so how the question shows up as wrong. I understand why im supposed to do that so Im not sure how I missed this one.

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Also pretty sure im 100% I know this one so again, not sure how I got it wrong.

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I suppose its possible got I got the placement of the adapted and driver confused?

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This one does actually confuse me because of what I understand about start up memory and how it works and how you can tweek it to essentially overclock your physical ram or allocate more than you actually have. But that’s not what we need to do in this case. Here we shut the machine down, reduce the overhead and try both after a restart.

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This one also genuinely confused me for some reason while taking the test. Looking at it now I realize that I know the answer.

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Makes me think I shouldn’t be spreading myself so thin in terms of what all i’m consuming academically.



Getting down test time.

Havent posted in a while because ive been busy working (surprisingly), gaming at the local comic shop and generally just going through test questions. I feel that im just about ready to take the test again and im fairly certain ill fail but it will be by a small margin and if that happens im going to try the official MSFT pretest and see if that can’t get me up to passing on my last free shot. Im not completely convinced that its passable but im also not convinced that im capable of passing it at my current level of experience/knowledge.
Im hoping to get an MCSA at some point but it for sure will not be on 2012 and who knows if “god” will see fit that a person such as myself should be so presumptuous as to assume that i might be allowed to be so ambitious mostly just for fun because its clearly not making me rich. Anyway I guess we can get into the last 9 that I got wrong on a test that provided 45 questions done in 30 mins with a 71. I think there are also a few in this lot that are from a test where I tried all the questions and got a 90 but it wasn’t timed.

Im honestly not sure how I got this one wrong. I know this one, you enable it (it being branch office printing) on the server and then update.

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I think I got this one wrong on my test where I scored a 71, an 80 is passing on measure up and I really feel like I knew this one so it’s a bit disappointing that I got it wrong.


This is memorizing and I just got it wrong. note to self, its the long one with “yes” other than that im clueless and im sure it will probably change with the next version of PS so im not really sweating it.

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I also know this one for sure so im not sure how I got it wrong but apparently I did so im posting it here to remind myself of the correct answer.

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No complicated ideas that require videos here, just remember where a task is done. It almost seems like it should be PowerShell but its not for some reason. So if you need to protect something from accidental deletion, ADAC. Got it. Maybe.

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I have 5 more to do and I will take care of those later tonight. None of them should take too long either, thankfully. I wonder how hard the MSFT test will be. Hopefully I will learn a whole bunch of new stuff from it. Actually, hopefully I’ll just pass the test and not have to
worry about it.


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