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Unformatted text preview: 70-270:MCSE Guide to Microsoft Windows XP ProfessionalSecond Edition, EnhancedChapter 4: Managing Windows XP File Systems and StorageGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced2Objectives•Understand basic and dynamic storage•Understand the drive configurations supported by Windows XP•Understand the FAT, FAT32, and NTFS file systems•Understand Windows XP drive, volume, and partition maintenance and administration•Understand how to manage folder-level properties•Understand permissions, sharing, and other issues related to file systemsGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced3File Storage Basics•Basic storage•Centers on partitioning physical disk•Dynamic storage•New method supported only by Windows XP and Windows 2000•Based on volumes, not partitions•Allows for more flexibility in drive configurationsGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced4Basic Storage•Traditional method of dividing a hard drive into partitions•Partition •Logical division of the physical space on a hard drive•Must be formatted before they can be usedGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced5Activity 4-1: Creating a Disk Partition•Objective: Use Disk Management to create a new partition•Use Computer Management tool to create a partition•Primary partition•Can be marked active •Used to boot the computer•Extended partition•Can be subdivided into additional divisions or drives called logical drives•Cannot be used to boot computerGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced6Activity 4-2: Activating a Partition•Objective: Use Disk Management to make a different partition active•Follow instructions to mark partition active•Volumes •Two to 32 partitions combined into a single logical structure formatted with a single file system•Represented in the operating system by a single drive letter•Should be as large as file system/OS allowsGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced7Dynamic Storage•Does not use partitions•Views an entire physical hard drive as a single entity•Drives belong to the OS on which they were created•Existing drives with partitions can be upgraded to dynamic storageGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced8Activity 4-3: Creating a New Volume/Activity•Objective: Use the Disk Management tool to create a new volume and format it with a file system•Follow instructions to create a new volume using Computer ManagementGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced9Activity 4-4: Converting From Basic to Dynamic•Objective: Use Disk Management to convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk.•Follow instructions to convert driveGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced10Activity 4-5: Creating a New Volume on a Dynamic Disk•Objective: Create a volume on a dynamic disk•Create a new volume on the disk created in the previous activity.Guide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced11Activity 4-6: Extending a Volume•Objective: Use Disk Management to extend a volume•Volume is extended to cover two drives •Good technique when drive runs out of spaceGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced...
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