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Pop Quiz: Day-to-Day Admin with Windows Server 2008 R2

Applies to the "Creating and Maintaining Active Directory Objects" objective of Exam 70-640: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator.

Q: A company's server administrator would like to use the latest tools available in Windows Server 2008 R2 to perform day-to-day user administration. Which tool should the administrator choose from the Administrative Tools program group?

  1. Active Directory User and Computers
  2. Active Directory Administrative Center
  3. Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell
  4. Dsget, Dsadd, Dsmod, Dsrm

Answer and explanation is below.

Answer is B: The Active Directory Administrative Center is one of the latest tools available with Windows Server 2008 R2 which can be used to perform day-to-day user administration.

Quick Tip: The Active Directory Administrative Center is also available in Windows Server 2012.

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Bonus Question: Which command in Windows Server 2008 can be used to recall the Initial Configuration Tasks window after selecting Do not show this window at logon check box is selected? (Tweet your answer with #pop640a and get a chance to win a rare MCPmag.com baseball cap! Deadline for entries is Monday, September 24.)

Answer to bonus question from last time: The Wbadmin start systemstaterecovery command is used to start a system state recovery.

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Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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