Admin Know-IT-All Question #41

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e. Only a and b

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By default, the Windows 2000 system files are installed to a folder named WINNT. A crafty system administrator may want to specify a different folder to install Windows into during setup, however. There are many legitimate reasons for this:
  • As a security measure. Many exploits assume that Windows is in the WINNT directory and attempt to take control of the system by blindly exploiting this fact. Having Windows installed in another folder defeats this.

  • As a requirement for a parallel install. When you install the current version of Windows alongside an existing version, the new install has to be put into a different directory.
Unfortunately, the Windows setup and recovery services assume that Windows will be in the WINNT folder. In the event of a disaster, it is sometimes very difficult to coerce Windows into using another folder for repair operations...

>> Read the full article entitled 'No WINNT? No repair problem'.
>> Learn about using a system state backup.

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