MCSE 70-270 free study notes

Published: 06th August 2010
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Since we posted MCSE 70-270 Exam TechNotes(1) about installing XP Professional,it has been a long time .However ,on that post ,we did not list or post all of the explanation to the topic areas for this exam .When you read through that post , you still can not pass MCSA 70-270 exam for sure.Although we once post an article about 70-270 study guide ,there are just some common questions such as passing score, how to choose best materials or resources ,which practice tests are better,and so on.To help us better understand XP technology or get high scores in this exam ,we will post all of my study notes to all objectives.If you are confused or have problems ,you can tell us or you can via Microsoft TechNet to get better answers .

Disks formatted with the FAT file system can be accessed by MS-DOS, all versions of Windows, and OS/2. The maximum supported volume size is 4 GB, the maximum file size is 2 GB.

The faster file system FAT32, is often used in multi-boot situations with operating systems that do not support NTFS. Disks formatted with the FAT32 file system are supported by Windows 95 OSR2, Windows 98 and ME, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. Windows NT 4 and earlier cannot access FAT32 volumes. The maximum supported volume size for FAT32 is 2 TB, but Windows XP can format up to 32 GB only. The maximum file size is 4 GB. The minimum size for a FAT32 volume is 512 MB. You cannot format removable media such as floppy disks with Disks formatted with NTFS version 5 can only be accessed by Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 4 or higher, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. NTFS supports a volume size over 2 TB and the maximum file size is limited only by the available free space. You cannot format removable media such as floppy disks with NTFS. Besides being able to handle large disks, 70-270

NTFS is the preferred file system for Windows 2000 and XP because of the extra features it offers, including:

- File and folder permissions (discussed below)

- File and folder compression (discussed below)

- Encrypted File System (EFS) (see EFS TechNotes)

- Disk Quotas Allows quotas to be assigned to users for disk space usages per volume. Quotas are only available on NTFS volumes and can be enabled and configured on the Quotatab on a volume's Properties sheet.

You can convert FAT file systems to NTFS using the following command: convert c: /fs:ntfs

The convert utility cannot be used to convert from NTFS to another file system. For example if you converted a FAT32 partition to NTFS and you want to revert it back to FAT32,you will have to create a full backup, reformat the drive with FAT32, and restore the backup.


NTFS Compression allows compression of individual files and folders, as well as entire NTFS drives. The process of compression and decompression is transparent to the user. For example, when a user opens a document from a NTFS compressed disk, the document is decompressed automatically, when the user saves the document it is compressed again. Thisprocess might decrease your computer's performance; it's best to compress static data and only if it really saves space, you don't want to waste CPU cycles compressing a ZIPfile for example. An NTFS-compressed file cannot be encrypted, and an encrypted file cannot be compressed. If you do enable compression for an encrypted file, the file will lose it's encryption attribute before it is compressed.

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