Microsoft 70-411 Exam – Q17

Your network contains an Active Directory domain named contoso.com. All domain controllers run Windows Server 2012 R2. On all of the domain controllers, Windows is installed in C:\Windows and the Active Directory database is located in D:\Windows\NTDS\. All of the domain controllers have a third-party application installed.
The operating system fails to recognize that the application is compatible with domain controller cloning. You verify with the application vendor that the application supports domain controller cloning.

You need to prepare a domain controller for cloning.
What should you do?

A. In D:\Windows\NTDS\, create an XML file named DCCloneConfig.xml and add the application information to the file.
B. In the root of a USB flash drive, add the application information to an XML file named DefaultDCCIoneAllowList.xml.
C. In D:\Windows\NTDS\, create an XML file named CustomDCCloneAllowList.xml and add the application information to the file.
D. In C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Actionfiles\, add the application information to an XML file named Respecialize.xml.

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:
Any incompatible program or service not uninstalled or added to the CustomDCCloneAllowList.xml prevents cloning.
The CustomDCCloneAllowList.xml file is optional unless you install applications or potentially incompatible Windows services on the source domain controller. The files require precise naming, formatting, and placement; otherwise, cloning fails.

The following locations can contain the CustomDCCloneAllowList.xml file:
1. HKey_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NTDS\Parameters AllowListFolder (REG_SZ)
2. DSA Working Directory
3. %windir%\NTDS
4. Removable read/write media, in order of drive letter, at the root of the drive