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1 The following 10 questions test your knowledge of desired configuration management in Configuration Manager Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz

2 Question Does desired configuration management allow you to identify prohibited applications that are installed on client computers? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz

3 Question Does desired configuration management allow you to identify prohibited applications that are installed on client computers? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Correct! Desired configuration management in Configuration Manager 2007allows you to assess the compliance of computers with regard to a number of configurations, such as whether the correct Microsoft Windows operating system versions are installed and configured appropriately, whether all required applications are installed and configured correctly, whether optional applications are configured appropriately, and whether prohibited applications are installed. Additionally, you can check for compliance with software updates and security settings. For More Information: Overview of Desired Configuration Management

4 Question Does desired configuration management allow you to identify prohibited applications that are installed on client computers? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Incorrect. Desired configuration management in Configuration Manager 2007allows you to assess the compliance of computers with regard to a number of configurations, such as whether the correct Microsoft Windows operating system versions are installed and configured appropriately, whether all required applications are installed and configured correctly, whether optional applications are configured appropriately, and whether prohibited applications are installed. Additionally, you can check for compliance with software updates and security settings. For More Information: Overview of Desired Configuration Management

5 Can desired configuration management be used to detect probable causes for reported incidents and problems? Question Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz

6 Question Can desired configuration management be used to detect probable causes for reported incidents and problems? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Correct! Providing the help desk with the means to detect probable causes for reported incidents and problems by identifying non-compliant configurations is one of the business requirements supported by desired configuration management. For More Information: Overview of Desired Configuration Management How to Instruct Helpdesk Administrators to Troubleshoot a Client Computer

7 Question Can desired configuration management be used to detect probable causes for reported incidents and problems? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Incorrect. Providing the help desk with the means to detect probable causes for reported incidents and problems by identifying non-compliant configurations is one of the business requirements supported by desired configuration management. For More Information: Overview of Desired Configuration Management How to Instruct Helpdesk Administrators to Troubleshoot a Client Computer

8 Can you use desired configuration management to identify client computers that do not have mandatory applications installed and then automatically distribute the required applications to those computers? Question Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz

9 Question Can you use desired configuration management to identify client computers that do not have mandatory applications installed and then automatically distribute the required applications to those computers? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Correct! You can use compliance results from desired configuration management to dynamically populate a collection with computers that report non-compliance, for either a configuration item or a configuration baseline. You can then use Configuration Manager 2007software distribution to assign a package or script to this collection that could remediate the non- compliance condition. For More Information: How to Remediate Non-Compliant Computers Using Software Distribution Example Scenarios for Implementing Desired Configuration Management

10 Question Can you use desired configuration management to identify client computers that do not have mandatory applications installed and then automatically distribute the required applications to those computers? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Incorrect. You can use compliance results from desired configuration management to dynamically populate a collection with computers that report non-compliance, for either a configuration item or a configuration baseline. You can then use Configuration Manager 2007software distribution to assign a package or script to this collection that could remediate the non- compliance condition. For More Information: How to Remediate Non-Compliant Computers Using Software Distribution Example Scenarios for Implementing Desired Configuration Management

11 Is it true that you must have version 2.0 or higher of the Microsoft.NET Framework installed on clients to use desired configuration management? Question Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz

12 Question Is it true that you must have version 2.0 or higher of the Microsoft.NET Framework installed on clients to use desired configuration management? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Correct! Clients must be running the Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0, which is supplied with the latest operating systems, such as Windows Vista, and is also available to download through Windows Update. For computers that do not have.NET Framework 2.0 installed, you can download it from the Web and install it through software distribution or other deployment mechanisms. For More Information: Prerequisites for Desired Configuration Management How to Identify Computers that Do Not Have the.NET Framework v2.0

13 Question Is it true that you must have version 2.0 or higher of the Microsoft.NET Framework installed on clients to use desired configuration management? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Incorrect. Clients must be running the Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0, which is supplied with the latest operating systems, such as Windows Vista, and is also available to download through Windows Update. For computers that do not have.NET Framework 2.0 installed, you can download it from the Web and install it through software distribution or other deployment mechanisms. For More Information: Prerequisites for Desired Configuration Management How to Identify Computers that Do Not Have the.NET Framework v2.0

14 Is it true that a total of three different types of configuration items are supported by desired configuration management? Question Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz

15 Question Is it true that a total of three different types of configuration items are supported by desired configuration management? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Incorrect. Four different types of configuration items are supported by desired configuration management: application configuration item, operating system configuration item, general configuration item, and software update configuration item. However, you can create or edit only three different types of configuration items because these operations are not supported with software update configuration items. For More Information: About Configuration Items in Desired Configuration Management

16 Question Is it true that a total of three different types of configuration items are supported by desired configuration management? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Correct! Four different types of configuration items are supported by desired configuration management: application configuration item, operating system configuration item, general configuration item, and software update configuration item. However, you can create or edit only three different types of configuration items because these operations are not supported with software update configuration items. For More Information: About Configuration Items in Desired Configuration Management

17 Is it true that configuration items and configuration baselines in desired configuration management must be defined with Service Modeling Language (SML)? Question Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz

18 Question Is it true that configuration items and configuration baselines in desired configuration management must be defined with Service Modeling Language (SML)? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Incorrect. Configuration items and configuration baselines in Configuration Manager can be defined with both Service Modeling Language (SML) and DCM Digest. DCM Digest is specific to desired configuration management and is designed to present configuration data in a specialized XML document that offers a more simplified format than SML. You can create configuration data for desired configuration management by directly authoring a DCM Digest XML file or SML version 3 file. Or you can create configuration data without any knowledge of either SML or DCM Digest by using the Configuration Manager console. For More Information: About Authoring Configuration Data for Desired Configuration Management Step-by-Step Guide to Authoring Configuration Items in Desired Configuration Management

19 Question Is it true that configuration items and configuration baselines in desired configuration management must be defined with Service Modeling Language (SML)? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Correct! Configuration items and configuration baselines in Configuration Manager can be defined with both Service Modeling Language (SML) and DCM Digest. DCM Digest is specific to desired configuration management and is designed to present configuration data in a specialized XML document that offers a more simplified format than SML. You can create configuration data for desired configuration management by directly authoring a DCM Digest XML file or SML version 3 file. Or you can create configuration data without any knowledge of either SML or DCM Digest by using the Configuration Manager console. For More Information: About Authoring Configuration Data for Desired Configuration Management Step-by-Step Guide to Authoring Configuration Items in Desired Configuration Management

20 Can you use desired configuration management without having to create configuration data? Question Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz

21 Question Can you use desired configuration management without having to create configuration data? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Correct! You can import Configuration Packs that have been published by Microsoft and other software vendors and solution providers as best practices configurations. You can then use and modify these Configuration Packs to suit your own compliance requirements in a variety of ways. For More Information: About Authoring Configuration Data for Desired Configuration Management Determine If You Need To Author Configuration Data Outside the Configuration Manager Console for Desired Configuration Management Desired Configuration Management Administrator Workflows

22 Question Can you use desired configuration management without having to create configuration data? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Incorrect. You can import Configuration Packs that have been published by Microsoft and other software vendors and solution providers as best practices configurations. You can then use and modify these Configuration Packs to suit your own compliance requirements in a variety of ways. For More Information: About Authoring Configuration Data for Desired Configuration Management Determine If You Need To Author Configuration Data Outside the Configuration Manager Console for Desired Configuration Management Desired Configuration Management Administrator Workflows

23 Is it true that software update configuration items never report non- compliance? Question Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz

24 Question Is it true that software update configuration items never report non- compliance? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Correct! Unlike the other configuration items, software update items do not have objects and settings to evaluate for compliance. This means that software update configuration items evaluate for applicability and detection only. When the software update configuration item evaluates as applicable and not detected, it is automatically in conflict with the configuration baseline rule. It is the compliance of the configuration baseline rule that can result in a client computer reporting non-compliance for a software update. For More Information: About Compliance and Compliance Information in Desired Configuration Management How Each Configuration Item is Evaluated for Compliance in Desired Configuration Management

25 Question Is it true that software update configuration items never report non- compliance? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Incorrect. Unlike the other configuration items, software update items do not have objects and settings to evaluate for compliance. This means that software update configuration items evaluate for applicability and detection only. When the software update configuration item evaluates as applicable and not detected, it is automatically in conflict with the configuration baseline rule. It is the compliance of the configuration baseline rule that can result in a client computer reporting non-compliance for a software update. For More Information: About Compliance and Compliance Information in Desired Configuration Management How Each Configuration Item is Evaluated for Compliance in Desired Configuration Management

26 Can you identify which users create or modify configuration baselines and configuration items? Question Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz

27 Question Can you identify which users create or modify configuration baselines and configuration items? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Correct! Audit status messages are automatically created for many actions when using desired configuration management in Configuration Manager. You can use Configuration Manager status message queries to view these messages. For More Information: How to Audit Configuration Baselines and Configuration Items in Desired Configuration Management

28 Question Can you identify which users create or modify configuration baselines and configuration items? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Incorrect. Audit status messages are automatically created for many actions when using desired configuration management in Configuration Manager. You can use Configuration Manager status message queries to view these messages. For More Information: How to Audit Configuration Baselines and Configuration Items in Desired Configuration Management

29 Is there a problem with a configuration item if you can't view or edit its properties in the Configuration Manager console? Question Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz

30 Question Is there a problem with a configuration item if you can't view or edit its properties in the Configuration Manager console? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Incorrect. There are three scenarios when the Config Mgr console can display a configuration item but you cannot view or edit some or all of its properties: The configuration item is inherited from a parent site, or imported. You can edit the properties of a configuration item only if it has been created at that site. The configuration item is a child configuration item that inherits properties from another configuration item. You can add properties to this configuration item, but you cannot reconfigure any inherited properties. You have imported configuration data in SML that the Config Mgr console cannot interpret. This configuration item can still be used with configuration baselines and correctly interpreted by client computers. For More Information: About Configuration Items in Desired Configuration Management Desired Configuration Manager in Config Mgr Hierarchies

31 Question Is there a problem with a configuration item if you can't view or edit its properties in the Configuration Manager console? Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz Correct! There are three scenarios when the Config Mgr console can display a configuration item but you cannot view or edit some or all of its properties: The configuration item is inherited from a parent site, or imported. You can edit the properties of a configuration item only if it has been created at that site. The configuration item is a child configuration item that inherits properties from another configuration item. You can add properties to this configuration item, but you cannot reconfigure any inherited properties. You have imported configuration data in SML that the Config Mgr console cannot interpret. This configuration item can still be used with configuration baselines and correctly interpreted by client computers. For More Information: About Configuration Items in Desired Configuration Management Desired Configuration Manager in Config Manager Hierarchies

32 Where to go next: For an overview of the desired configuration management feature and related concepts: Overview of Desired Configuration Management To help you plan and configure desired configuration management: Planning for Desired Configuration Management Configuring Desired Configuration Management For a list of tasks and roadmaps on how to use Configuration Packs: Tasks for Desired Configuration Management Desired Configuration Management Administrator Workflows Desired Configuration Management Checklists Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz

33 The information contained in this document represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation on the issues discussed as of the date of publication. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information presented after the date of publication. This white paper is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS DOCUMENT. Complying with all applicable copyright laws is the responsibility of the user. Without limiting the rights under copyright, no part of this document may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise), or for any purpose, without the express written permission of Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft may have patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights covering subject matter in this document. Except as expressly provided in any written license agreement from Microsoft, the furnishing of this document does not give you any license to these patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property. © 2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, BackOffice, Windows, and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Microsoft Corporation One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA USA 1/04 Copyright Configuration Manager Desired Configuration Management Quiz


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