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Pop Quiz: Creating a Secure Windows 7 Mobile Device Image

Applies to the "Supporting Mobile Users" objective of Exam 70-685: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician.

Q: A company's desktop image engineering team needs to create a Windows 7 mobile device image that will be used to connect using a secure wireless network. Which configuration should the engineering team include?

  1. Network Bridge
  2. Alternate IP Address Configuration
  3. WLAN AutoConfig
  4. Wi-Fi Protected Access II

Answer and explanation is below.

Answer is C: WLAN AutoConfig is available in all modern versions of Microsoft Windows. Configuring the service to start automatically causes it to dynamically select which wireless network the computer automatically connects to, and configures the necessary settings on the wireless network adapter.

Quick Tip: If you install the Feature Wireless LAN Service on Windows Server 2008 or 2012 computers, you can connect using Wi-Fi.

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Bonus Question: What is the name of the free tool available from the Microsoft Downloads Web site that can be used to create Windows 7 Troubleshooters? (Tweet your answer with #pop685d and get a chance to win a rare MCPmag.com baseball cap! Deadline for entries is Tuesday, November 13.)

Answer to bonus question from last time: The 802.1x protocol can be used to limit wireless clients access to a network.

About the Author

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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