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Think your system is running at optimal efficiency? Don't be so sure! Check your performance tuning knowledge in this quiz and get a chance to win a copy of IIS 6 Administration by Mitch Tulloch, courtesy of McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media.

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Chapter Quiz #7

1. What's a good way to ensure your paging file doesn't become fragmented?

a. Make the paging file size dynamic.
b. Make the paging file size static.
c. Make the paging file large and keep it on a single drive.
d. Install MPDFRG.EXE and set it to run automatically.

2. By default, the number of active connections in the queue waiting for server attention is 25. During heavy load, you can increase this to...

a. 50
b. 64
c. 80
d. 128

3. This is NOT a good trick for improving performance:

a. Minimize FTP user isolation.
b. Use ISAPI extensions instead of ISAPI filters.
c. Set up remote virtual directories.
d. Keep websites and FTP servers on different machines.

4. IIS supports how many concurrent CGI applications by default?

a. 2
b. 4
c. 6
d. 7

5. IIS has a feature for monitoring the health of multiple worker processes servicing an application pool called...

a. HTTP keep-alive
b. IIS monitoring services
c. Application failsafe
d. Rapid-fail protection

6. When looking at the Memory:pages/sec-counter, a number under 20 indicates...

a. Everything is just fine and dandy; have some coffee and relax.
b. You need more RAM.
c. Compare the number to the network card bandwidth to locate possible bottlenecks.
d. Increase the cache allotment.

7. This tool simulates multiple browsers simultaneously connecting to IIS to get content or run apps:

a. Web Application Stress Tool
b. Microsoft Operations Manager
c. Traffic Volume Manager Tool
d. Microsoft Traffic Management Tool

8. HTTP compression only works with web browsers developed after...

a. 1996
b. 1997
c. 1998
d. 1999

9. Application pool settings do NOT apply to this type of applications...

b. CGI
c. ASP

10. This is NOT a good way to boost ASP.NET application performance:

a. Trap exceptions instead of using them to direct program flow.
b. Disable session state, unless you actively plan to use it.
c. Use storied procedures instead of ad hoc queries when accessing back-end SQL data.
d. Never leave caching turned on.


This was last published in March 2004

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