Server Support Interview Questions-Part-1 1 what is the difrences btwen 2k , 2k3 and xp?

In win2k VSS is not there IIS locked by default in 2k We cant' rename AD domain. 2k does not support 64 bit processor support In 2k there is no ASR(automated system recovery) In 2k there is no WSUS 2k3 has faster file performance than 2k 2k3 support 8-node server clustering. 2k3 support more memory than 2k GPMC is there in 2k3 Dynamic volume management is there in 2k3 There is Lot of diffrence win XP & win server 2003. Xp is a client operating systems. but win 2003 is a server. we can not install active directory in Xp. but we install active directorey win server 2003. we can not manage centralize Win xp. but we manage centralize Win server 2003. Win Xp use small network Maximum 25 computer in a network. but we manage large network through win server 2003. 2. WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF DHCP? Dymanic host configuration protocal is used to assign the IP to all clients from server 3. HOW DHCP CONFIGURE? go to START then ADMINISTRATOR TOOLS then DHCP (by default it's in down state) select sys 1 right click on system 1 go to NEW SCOPE type name: IT (any) then type NETWORK ID START IP : 192.168.10.50 (Type starting ip) END IP : 192.168.10.150 (type end ip address) then type subnet mask for IP address : 255.255.255.0 click on next EXPIRY DATE by default it's 8 days u can extended it to unlimited) then select yes config this option 192.168.10.1 next parent doamain name:domainname.com(type ur damain name.) host name:sys 1 resolve Automatic resolve IP address click on next

If you have deleted the user. What are the prequisite for installation of Exchange Server ? 13.port 993 Secure POP3 (SSL-POP) .10.port 143 SMTP . Difference between Exchance 2003 and 2007? 9.168.WINS add :sys 1 IP 192. after you recreated the same user. smtp over ssl. what is RPC over Http ? 10. What is required for using RPC over Https with MS Outlook ? 11.exe ? 7. . You can backup Active Directory while the server is online and other network function can continue to function. imap. How can you recover a deleted mail box ? 6. what features of exchange will be effected ? 15.port 995 8. • The SYSVOL shared folder: This shared folder contains Group policy templates and logon scripts. What are the port Numbers for pop3. System state data on a domain controller includes the following components: • Active Directory system state data does not contain Active Directory unless the server. If NNTP service get stoped. is a domain controller. pop3 over ssl. What is the new major feature introduced in Exchange 2003. The SYSVOL shared folder is present only on domain controllers.port 110 IMAP . smtp port. what is the use of ESUtil.1 add then click on: Yes i want to activate scope then check for DHCP still it's down then click on sys1 rclick Authorised then refresh 4.port 80 Secure SMTP (SSMTP) .port 465 Secure IMAP (IMAP4-SSL) .port 25 HTTP . How will take backup of Active Directory ? System State Data Several features in the windows server 2003 family make it easy to backup Active Directory.port 585 IMAP4 over SSL (IMAPS) . Active Directory is present only on domain controllers. imap over ssl ? POP3 . Which protocol is used for Public Folder ? 16. on which you are backing up the system state data. What is the use of NNTP with exchange ? 14. How you will give the access of previous mail box ? 12. which was not included in Exchange 2000? 5.

be sure to backup all boot and system volumes. Write debugging information drop-down menu.com to get information about installed hardware.exe takes over and starts winlogon. control set and loads device drivers. Paging file must be located on the partition where the system is installed 3. 5. but it may not include all of the information that you require recovering data from a system failure. System state data contains most elements of a system's configuration.e: & paging file is configured so and so way? Prerequisites: 1. Paging file must be at least 1. Startup and Recovery area.POST 2.Ntldr reads the registry files then select a hardware profile. and run the operating system.backups ? which is better.The Registry: This database repository contains information about the computer's configuration. 17. 6.DHCP lease process 23. System partition should have enough space to store full memory dump. • System startup files: Windows Server 2003 requires these files during its initial startup phase. The Certificate Services database is present only if the server is operating as a certificate server. They include the boot and system files that are under windows file protection and used by windows to load.disaster recovery plan? 22.DHCP relay agent where to place it? .5 x RAM 2. 1. that is another 1. Full memory dump must be enabled Memory dump configuration: Right click on My computer.DNS zones. chronicle records what are they? 24. 3. • The COM+ Class Registration database: The Class registration is a database of information about Component Services applications.Ntldr locate path of os from boot.exe which starts lsass. Complete memory dump 20. Therefore. • The Certificate Services database: This database contains certificates that a server running Windows server 2003 uses to authenticate users. why and which to use when? 21.5 x RAM 4.d:. 4.ini 4. 7. Properties. boot process in windows nt/xp/2000/2003 Booting process are classified into 5 steps. 6. Advanced tab. how do you configure memory dump if c:. What are the content of System State backup ? Answered in above question • 18. Settings button. 5.The MBR reads the boot sector which is the first sector of the active partition. including the System State.Ntldr to run ntdedetect.After that Ntoskrnl.exe this is the program that display the welcome screen 19. when you back up your server. 3. configure.

How does the downlevel clients register it names with DNS server ? 60. Trust ? 52.Group policies? 29.what is forest? 28. How do you restore a particular OU which deleted by accidently ? 48. LDAP. What are the different records in DNS ? 58. What is Active Directory ? 34 You have parentdomain xyzhq. 8. What are different types of Group Policy ? 50. What is the order of applying Group Policy ? 51. 10. What is SOA records ? 59. How data will travel between sites in ADS replication? 42. What is superscope ? . When you apply a group policy in parent domain zHQ as a domain level.what is active directory compared to SAM? 26. Then what are the media tape required to restore the date ? Explain how ? 36.com and the childdomains INxyz and UKxyz. What is the difference between DNS/WINS ? 32. 12. When you use ping command. 11. how do you recognise DNS/WINS is working ? 31. Thursday. Friday as Differential Backup. ? 43. What does mean by root DNS servers? 57. What is default lease period for DHCP Server? 62. Can GC Server and Infrastructure place in single server ? ifnot explain why ? 38. Repllication. What are the new features in Windows 2003 related to ADS. What System State data contains ? 47. 9. Global Group. What Intrasite and Intersite Replication ? 44. You take a backup on Monday as FULL and Tuesday. Diff between Global & Universal group ? 55. Which is service in your windows is responsible for replication of Domain controller to another domain controller. Do you require WINS in Windows 2000 ? Explain how ? 33. Wednesday. Kerberos.25. What is Global Catalog Server ? 37. What is the size of log file which created before updating into ntds. What is multicaste ? 64. What is the process of DHCP clients for getting the ip address? 63. What is the port number for SMTP. What are the different types of Terminal Services ? 56. Universal group ? 54. What is Garbage collection ? 46. What is IPSec Policy ? 49.what is GC? how many required for A Tree? 27. GC Server. What is RsOP ? 61. If your Server Crashes on Friday. What is Domain Local. 41.FSMO Roles? 30. What does SYSVOL contains ? 40. What is lost & found folder in ADS ? 45.dit and the total number of files ? 39. does it applies to its child domain INxyz and UKxyz ? 35. How to edit the Schma in ADS ? 53.

What is Disk Quota ? 68 . What is the SYSVOL folder? 73. Name the AD NCs and replication issues for each NC 74. Where is the AD database held? What other folders are related to AD? 72. What are the requirements for installing AD on a new server? 87.What is Active Directory? 69. What is the Global Catalog? 78. What is LDAP? 70. How do you backup AD? 100. How do you configure a "stand-by operation master" for any of the roles? 99. What's the difference between LDIFDE and CSVDE? Usage considerations? 94. What are the FSMO roles? Who has them by default? What happens when each one fails? 95. How do you view all the GCs in the forest? 79. What do you do to install a new Windows 2003 DC in a Windows 2000 AD? 91. What do you do to install a new Windows 2003 R2 DC in a Windows 2003 AD? 92. What are application partitions? When do I use them 75. How would you find all users that have not logged on since last month? What are the DS* commands? 93. Why not make all DCs in a large forest as GCs? 80. Trying to look at the Schema. What's the difference between transferring a FSMO role and seizing one? Which one should you NOT seize? Why? 98. how can I do that? 81. I want to look at the RID allocation table for a DC. 71. Can you connect Active Directory to other 3rd-party Directory Services? Name a few options. How do you view replication properties for AD partitions and DCs? 77. How do you create a new application partition 76. What is WINS hybrid & mixed mode? 67. What is tombstone lifetime attribute? 90. What tool would I use to try to grab security related packets from the wire? Name some OU design considerations. What is LDP? What is REPLMON? What is ADSIEDIT? What is NETDOM? What is REPADMIN? What are sites? What are they used for? 83. What FSMO placement considerations do you know of? 96. What is the System Startup process ? 66. What is the KCC? 85. 89. How do you restore AD? . What is the ISTG? Who has that role by default? 86. and what do you do later? • Can I get user passwords from the AD database? 88. What can you do to promote a server to DC if you're in a remote location with slow WAN link? How can you forcibly remove AD from a server. What are the Support Tools? Why do I need them? 82. What's the difference between a site link's schedule and interval? 84. What do I do? 97.65.

101. How would you do that? 1) How to enable telnet in Windows ? 2) What are the different types of Terminal Services ? 3) What is the diff between Application mode and Administration mode ? 4) What is Licensing in Terminal Services? 5) What is FSMO roles and explain ? 6) I have a Global Catalog server in Server1. yet his user and computer accounts are in the right OU. What is the order in which GPOs are applied? 105 Name a few benefits of using GPMC. What's the difference between software publishing and assigning? 114. 110. printers etc. What are GPO links? What special things can I do to them? 108. What are administrative templates? 113. Start menu. 112. so the server serv2 and serv3 get hung. My Documents. Name some GPO settings in the computer and user parts. How do you redirect the logon traffic to SERVER1? 18) What is the procedure to restore the data in ADS? 19) What is the use of ntdsutil command ? 20) Which command helps to find the server for FSMO roles ? 21) What are the protocol supports for Replication ? . Why can't you restore a DC that was backed up 4 months ago? 103. What can I do to prevent inheritance from above? 109. and want to make the same server as a Infrasture Master.) on the computers in one department. How do you change the DS Restore admin password? 102. When the 1000 users login into their computer. How can you determine what GPO was and was not applied for a user? Name a few ways to do that. What are GPOs? 104. 7) How to publish a web site in IIS? 8) How to deploy a patches to the systems ? 9) What are the tools available for Patch Deployments ? 10) Difference between Differential and Incremental Backup ? 11) What is DHCP Option. serv3. 106. A user claims he did not receive a GPO. What will you look for? 111. all login traffic goes to serv2 and serv3.You want to standardize the desktop environments (wallpaper. What are the GPC and the GPT? Where can I find them? 107. and everyone else there gets the GPO. Can i go ahead with that ? Explain. Can I deploy non-MSI software with GPO? 115. Server Options? 12) How to take backup in Group Policy? 13) Which component is used for replication between the sites? 14) How to take the backup DHCP data while DHCP SERVER is running? 15) What is new features in Windows 2003 DNS? 16) What are new ADS features in 2003 ? 17) You are having high configuration server SERVER1 and additional domain controller with less configuration serv2.

Dit ? Scalable size of NTDS in 2k3? 23) What are the partitions available in AD? 24) What are the two types of replications? 25) What is KCC ? What is the function of the KCC? 26) What are the two trust protocols 2k3 using ? 27) What are the trust relations available in 2k3? 28)What are the protocols used on replication? 29) What is the default time delay on replication? 30) What Different tables available in NTDS database? 31) Where is the FRS logs stored in and what is the database engine name? 32) What is tombstone object in AD? What is it’s life time? 33) What are the functions of GC? 34) What is Global catalog and GC server? 35) What are the domain functional levels in 2k3? 36) What is the hierarchy of applying Gpo in 2k3? .22) What is the expantion of .

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