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Pop Quiz: Deploying the Windows Performance Toolkit

Applies to the "Design an installation and application strategy" objective of Exam 70-689.

Q: A company's desktop support team needs the ability to analyze detailed recorded event tracing data on a specific set of newly installed desktop machines. The team has chosen to use the Windows Performance Toolkit.

Which of the following deployment tools includes the Windows Performance Toolkit?

  1. Windows ADK
  2. MDT
  3. MDOP
  4. Windows AIK


Answer is A. The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) includes the following; Application Compatibility Toolkit, Windows Assessment Toolkit, Windows Assessment Services, Windows Performance Toolkit, User State Migration Toolkit, and other deployment tools such as DISM and VAMT.

Quick Tip: The Windows Performance Toolkit includes both the Windows Performance Recorder and Windows Performance Analyzer.

Reference: Windows Performance Toolkit Technical Reference

Bonus Question: What is the name of the wide area network (WAN) bandwidth optimization technology included with some editions of Windows 8? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: The Office 365 Small Business Premium and Midsize Business plans include the desktop versions of Office applications.

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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 [email protected].

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