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What is the number of primary and extended partitions you can have on one disk drive?
4 primary paritions or 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition.
The two types of disk storage are?
Basic storage and dynamic storage.
The boot partition is?
The primary partition or logical drive where the OS files are. This does NOT need to be the active partition.
The system parition is?
The hardware specific parition required to load the OS. This must be the active parition.
In the Disk Management snap-in, what is Refresh and what is Rescan?
Rescan does another inventory of all storage. Refresh updates drive letters, parition types, etc.
The command line for converting Fat32 to NTFS is?
convert <driveletter> /fs:ntfs /v
The three kinds of volumes on a dynamic disk are?
Simple, stripped, spanned.
What must you do to revert a dynamic disk back to a basic disk?
You must remove all the volumes. Consequently, the disk with the volume containing the OS cannot be reverted.
Quotas are based on what?
File ownership
Explain quoatas and compression.
Quotas do not take in consideration compression, but what the actual file size would be.
How do quotas affect applications when reporting free space.
Rather than reporting the amount of free space on the volume, they report the amount of free space left in the user's quota.
EFS stands for what?
Encrypting File System
What permission must you have to change a file or folder's compression state?
The write permission.
If you chose a cluster size larger than the default 4kb, what happens to compression?
It is no longer available.
What is the name of the command line utility for compressing/uncompressing files and folders?
Some of the switches for the clu for compression are?
cipher /e /d /s:directory
/e - encrypt
/d - decrypt
/s - all subfolders & files
/f - forces encyption upon files already encrypted
/h - includes hidden files/folders
/i - continues even after errors
/k - created new comp key. Must be used alone
/u - updates all files encryption key and recovery agent.
/n - may only be used with /u. Used to file all encrypted files without changine key.
/r - created recovery key and certificate
/w:<directory> - will remove all data from unused space on volume. If pointing to another volume, will erase all data.
/x[:efsfile] <filename> - backs up encryption certificate. If efsfile is included, backs up that certificate.
What is a .pfx file?
Contains the private key and certificate.
What is a .cer file?
Contains only the encryption certificate.
Regarding encryption, what happens when you copy a file within an NTFS volume?
The copy inherits the compression state of the target folder.
Regarding encryption, what happens when you move a file/folder within an NTFS volume?
It retains it's original compression state.
Regarding encryption, what happens when you copy a file/folder between NTFS volumes?
The copy inherits the compression state of the target folder.
Regarding encryption, what happens when you move a file or folder between NTFS volumes?
It inherits the compression state of the target folder. Reason being that W2k treats a move as a copy and delete.
Best practices: PKZIP files in a compressed folder?
Don't do it. Waste of resources.
Best practices: how to visually spot compressed files/folders?
Use different color. Switch found in Win Explorer or My Computer under Tools > Folder Options > View tab.
What type of encryptographic algorithm does NTFS use?
Public key-based.
EFS is for encryption only on local storage. What must you use to encrypt data in trasmission?
Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
What type of certificates does EFS use?
X.509 v3 certificates of the user.
Encryption keys are copied to the paging file. T/F?
Can the temporary files created by programs also be encrypted?
Yes, if the folder they reside in is encrypted.
Regarding encryption, what are DDF and DRF?
Data Decription Field and Data Recovery Field. in the file header where the encryption keys are stored.
What about file encryption and file sharing?
Encrypted files cannot be shared.