Pop Quiz: Accessing a Network Web Portal with Windows 7
Applies to the "“Identifying Cause of and Resolving Desktop Application Issues" objective of Exam 70-685 Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician.
Q: A company's Web development department owns a group of Windows 7 PCs that need access to an internal network Web portal. The PCs must be able to access the site address http://intranet.company.com without changes to the network, or affecting other department PCs. Which of the following methods can be used to access the Web portal?
- Use the IP address.
- Create a firewall rule allowing access for Web development PCs.
- Create a firewall rule blocking access for non-Web development PCs.
- Add the address to the hosts file.
Answer and explanation is below.
Answer is D: Adding the IP address and site address to each of the group of Windows 7 PC's hosts file is the correct answer. Using the IP address may not work with all network configurations and portal server products.
Quick Tip: You cannot modify the Hosts file in Windows 7. Start, Notepad, Run as administrator, open the hosts file %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc.
Bonus Question: Windows Server 2008 R2 will only be supported using which processor until 2018? (Tweet your answer with #pop685b and get a chance to win a rare MCPmag.com baseball cap! Deadline for entries is Monday, August 13.)
Answer to bonus question from last time: The Software Development Kit (SDK) is a free downloaded Microsoft.com and can be used to create a troubleshooting pack for an application running on Windows 7.
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