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Windows Diskpart command-line tool pop quiz

Do you know how to manage disks from the Windows command line? Test your knowledge of the Windows Diskpart utility with this TR Dojo pop quiz.

Using the Disk Management console's graphical interface, you can initialize disks, create volumes and format those volumes. But IT pros and power users who prefer the command line, can perform these same tasks, and more, with the Diskpart utility. As a command-line tool, Diskpart commands can also be incorporated into scripts--letting you automate disk management tasks.

To test your knowledge of the Diskpart utility, I've put together this short quiz. I'm using Windows 7 as the basis for this quiz.

Note: Unfortunately, our poll tool, which I use to create each pop quiz, doesn't let me indicate a correct answer after each question. To keep from giving away the answers before everyone has a chance to test his/her knowledge, and ruining all the fun, I've published the answers on the second page of this blog post. I encourage everyone to answer all the questions before looking at the second page or using your favorite search engine to find the answers.

Answers are on the next page.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

5 comments
CadJoe
CadJoe

Great Quiz Bill, but I'm surprised you didn't touch on the EXTEND command. This just saved me on a 2003 Server last weekend to add 150 gig to a volume. The way I used to do this years ago was Partition Magic, or Server Magic, but as usual, Symantec bought them, and no longer makes the app. I was AMAZED to find this command is not well known, and it has been here since Windows XP.

Ole88
Ole88

Bill, I always enjoy taking your quizzes. Sometimes they reinforce the fact that I actually know something. Other times, they help me learn something new. The quizzes run third, the TRDojo videos run first. In second place, the blooper reels are always great entertainment. :D

SmartAceW0LF
SmartAceW0LF

Thanks Bill. Always interesting reads, your posts.

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler

Thanks for the compliment. I'm glad to find the content helpful!

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler

Thanks for the kind words and taking the time to post.