Pop Quiz: Installing Windows 7
Applies to the "Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7" objective of Exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7 Configuration.
Q: Which Windows 7 editions support both DirectAccess and Windows XP Mode?
- Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
- Windows 7 Enterprise x86
- Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
- Windows Ultimate x86
Answer and explanation is below.
Answer is A, B, and D: The Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate 32-bit and 64-bit editions support both DirectAccess and Windows XP Mode. DirectAccess allows mobile users to access the corporate network, and allows administrators to access to the mobile users' PCs, seamlessly without the need for VPNs. Windows XP Mode lets users run older Windows XP applications on their Windows 7 desktop.
Quick Tip: Windows Server 2008 R2 is required for DirectAccess. Windows Ultimate (64-bit) also supports both Direct Access and Windows XP Mode.
Bonus Question: What steps must a user take when using the Windows 7 Backup and Restore Center to restore a single file to a VHD? (Tweet your answer with #pop680a and get a chance to win a Redmond t-shirt! Deadline for entries is Wednesday, May 9.)
Answer to last week's bonus question: The split-scope wizard is required when deploying a DHCP Split Scope using Windows Server 2008 R2.
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