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.
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