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70-294 QOTD for May 28th

Discussion in 'Active Directory Exams' started by tripwire45, May 28, 2004.

  1. tripwire45
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    Sarah is the network administrator for a company running a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory single domain environment. She gets to work Monday morning and checks the event viewer and gets an error message in the System log for one of the domain controllers stating that time service was unable to synchronize with system time. She checks and notices that the DC’s clock is several minutes slow. What is the most likely cause of Sarah’s dilemma?

    A. The CMOS battery for the domain controller is dying and the result is the system clock is slowing down. The battery must be replaced immediately.
    B. The schema master has developed a fault and is in danger of imminent failure. Sarah needs to use the ntdsutil command line utility to immediately seize the role of schema master from another domain controller.
    C. The network connection from the PDC emulator was accidentally unplugged and it cannot communicate with the rest of the network in order to synchronize system time. Once the cable is plugged in again and the PDC emulator can communicate with the rest of the network, system time can be brought back into sync.
    D. The active directory database on the infrastructure master has become corrupt making it incapable of synchronizing system time with the rest of the network. Sarah will need to reinstall Windows Server 2003 on this operations master and use dcpromo to promote it to a domain controller. Then she can reassign it the role of infrastructure master and resync system time.
    E. The global catalog server was unable to replicate its database with the rest of the system due to a power failure that occurred over the weekend. The power has since been restored but since replication started late, the system time became non-synchronous. Sarah should force replication to bring the system time back in sync across the network.

    Choose the best answer. Answer later.
     
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  2. nugget
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    Okay, I'll take a guess at A.
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Geez. All that work and I posted it in plenty of time, too. Still only one taker (Ryan surely knows the answer to this one and probably didn't take a shot so as not to ruin it for everyone).

    Anyway, correct answer is C. The PDC emulator has two basic jobs: It allows Windows NT machines that need a primary domain controller to log on to the Windows Server 2003 domain...and it serves at time keeper for the domain. If it has a problem, so does the time synchronization in the network.

    Might put out a bonus QOTD for the weekend in honor of taking the 294 today (need to keep sharp for next time). Cheers.
     
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  4. AJ

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    Sorry Trip went to answer and something came up at work :wink:
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Well I think only flex and gav are allowed to "officially" vote after the correct answer is given...unless they're starting a trend. :eek: :wink:
     
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  6. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    :lol: Hey come on now, you must have noticed I've had the good grace not to try that one again ? :oops:
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    A reputation is a terrible thing to live down, Gav. :wink: :D
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    OK, I'm taking the long walk of shame once again ... :cry:

    :wink:
     
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  9. flex22

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    One of the many great things about the internet.
    Bringing people together virtually and in person, such as this case.
     
  10. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Great point well made Flex :D
     
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