Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Repackaging Quiz

This is another brief snippet from the quiz/exam/test we use for screening applicants.  Enjoy...

  1. Name as many ways as you can think of to repackage a software installation.
  2. Explain the differences between repackaging via "snapshot" and "monitoring"
  3. Describe as many things as you can that get left behind from a typical uninstall
  4. MSIEXEC:  
    1. What does /I do?  /X ?
    2. What's the difference between /QB and /QN?
    3. Which will install for all users?  ALLUSERS=1, ALLUSERS=2
  5. What things can be complicated by users not having elevated permissions?
  6. What things can be adjusted without elevating user permissions globally?
  7. One user can launch an application successfully.  Another cannot.  What questions do you ask?
  8. Describe a "layer zero" installation versus "layer one" or "layer two". What products could be involved with each?
  9. Describe how Application Virtualization generally works (high-level)
  10. List some common prerequisites for many common software products.
  11. An Administrator can launch an application, but a non-Administrator user on the same computer cannot. What techniques and tools would you use to diagnose this most effectively?
  12. In your own words: what is a DLL?
  13. Where is the User Profile folder root on XP, and Windows 7?
  14. Where is the Program Files installation root on 32-bit and 64-bit clients?
  15. Where is the ARP list in the Registry?  (32-bit and 64-bit clients)

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