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Title: 32 Most Commonly Asked Windows Server Administrator Interview Questions (With Answers)

  • 32 Most Commonly Asked Windows Server
    Administrator Interview Questions (With Answers)

1. In the context of the Registry, how do you
define tattooing?
  • Registry suggests that customers can change and
    view the preference of the customers that are not
    placed away in the preserved prescribed Registry
  • Irrespective of the assembly approach is
    evacuated or changed, the preference of the
    client will currently be kept in the registry.

2. What is an Active Directory?
  • Active Directory is an organization of the
    inventory in a library to gather objects such as
    computers, customer profiles, etc
  • It effectively controls the framework through
    Domain Controllers that are available at many
    zones with the database of the Active Directory.

3. Distinguish between a computer process and a
  • Thread
  • A thread comprises many executable programs that
    collaborate as a solitary process.
  • Computer Process
  • In computing, a process is a computer program
    case that is performed repeatedly by a computer,
    that can run numerous programs on computer at the
    same time.

4. What do you know about authorizing DHCP
Servers in Active Directory?
  • In case, a DHCP server is to function in an
    Active Directory domain (and the domain
    controller is not used to running it) it should
    first be approved to Active directory.

5. What Is Group Policy?
  • Group Policy is a Microsoft Windows NT feature
    that is also a family of OS that manages the work
    setting of computer accounts and user accounts.
    Group Policy offers the central configuration
    management and of OS, users settings, and
    applications in an Active Directory setting. 

6. List flexible single master operations (FSMO)
roles by Windows Server?
  • Infrastructure Master
  • Schema Master
  • PDC
  • RID Master
  • Domain Naming Master

7. What do you understand by domains, forests and
  • The rational units of any organization of Active
    Directory are usually called tree, domain, and
  • A tree is an assortment of domains in the Active
    Directory that starts at one root and branches
    out into child domains, peripheral
  • The domains collection is often known as forest
    that shares general logical structure, inventory,
    registry pattern and registry setup.

8. What is Group Policy Objects (GPO) and list
different kinds of GPO?
  • The setting that controls the client records the
    workplace, and also computer records, are called
    Group Policy Object (GPO).
  • Local GPO These are put away on close devices.
  • Nonlocal GPO These are available on Active
    Directory and are put away on a domain controller.

9. Can we link third-party Directory service to
an Active Directory?
  • Yes, why not, it is possible to link third-party
    directory services to Active Directory with by
    using different versions of Microsoft. dirXML or
    LDAP can be used to link Active Directory to
    other retailers.

10. What commands you will use to check TCP/IP
  • Ipconfig To check the IP setup of the computer,
    we can use the command Ipconfig and additionally
    it can be very well applied to reestablish the IP
    address of the users if it is specified by a DHCP
  • Ping To check the link among the computer in use
    and the other computers, we can use the Ping

11. What do you know about working of
  • IntelliMirror supports to settle settings of
    desktop, stored files and applications for users
    especially the one who move among workstations
    and works offline.

12. How you can install an app MSI file when the
is not available?
  • To install the application without using the MSI
    file, the Software Installer. ZAP text file can
    be used in its place.

13. What is the goal of installing local DNS
  • A local DNS server offers the local mapping of
    fully competent domains to IP addresses. To
    resolve requests concerning the domains on
    network, local DNS servers can offer record data
    to distant DNS servers.

14. Whats new in Windows Server 2019?
  • Support for Kubernetes
  • Storage Space Direct
  • Storage Replica
  • Improved Windows Defender
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux
  • Other GUI new features from Win10 version 1809
  • Storage Migration Service
  • System Insights

15. What is Windows Servers default user
  • Windows PowerShell is said to be the default user
    interface and command-Line Shell made by
  • The main goal of the PowerShell is to systematize
    administrative tasks that work both remote and
    local windows machines. .NET Framework is used to
    build PowerShell.

16. What is INODE?
  • The files metadata are kept by INODE holds
    INODE is said to be a unique pointer to a disk
    block. You can also say that it is a unique
    number owed to a file in UNIX-like Operating

17. Explain what is RAID in Windows Server?
  • For storing the same data at a different place
    RAID or Redundant Array of Independent Disks
    strategy is used.
  • It is a strategy for building fault tolerance and
    increase storage capacity. On separate drives it
    allows you to combine one or more volumes so that
    they are accessed by a single drive letter

18. What Are the System Administrator Roles?
  • The System Administrator role varies in the
    organization. The 2 key System Admin tasks are
    Supporting, Installing and maintaining computers
  • Install patches OS Updates
  • Access users administration
  • Creating and Restoring system backups
  • Access control
  • Review system logs access administration
  • Planning Disaster recovery
  • Comply with password needs
  • System audit logging

19. Can you name Different Version of Windows
  • The version of windows servers till now are
  • Windows Server 2003 (2003)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (2005)
  • Windows Server 2008 (2008)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (2009)
  • Windows Server 2012 (2012)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (2013)
  • Windows Server 2016 (2016)

20. What is the global catalog?
  • The Global Catalog is a kind of database that
    comprises all of the data relating to objects in
    Active Directory environment domains.

21. Explain the difference between local,
universal and global groups?
Domain local groups allocate access approvals to
international groups of domains for local
resources of the domain. Global groups offer
access to other trusted domains resources. The
Universal groups grant access to all trusted
domains resources.
22. Can Active Directory Partitions Be Restored?
  • We can authoritatively restore the objects from
    domain and configuration partition. Authoritative
    restores of schema-naming are not supported here.

23. Explain different types of active directory
  • Configuration Partition it is a partition that
    stores all the data of Active Directory. The data
    comprises site-link, Site, subnet etc. This
    partition copies all domain controllers that are
    available in the Forest.
  • Application Partition it stores the information
    of applications in Active Directory. For examples
    DomainDNSZones and ForestDNSZones.
  • Schema PartitionIt stores all the information of
    the objects and their qualities it copies to
    other domain controllers in the Forest
  • Domain Partitions it stores the domain
    information that includes a computer, user,
    printer, group, etc. It also copies to all domain
    controllers in the domain.

24. What is a Proxy Server?
  • It is a computer that is actually a doorway
    between a local network (such as all computers in
    one organization or in a building) and a
    larger-scale system such as the Internet.

25. What is WINS server?
Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) servers map
the IP addresses to NetBIOS names. This lets
employers access resources by name of the
computer rather than the IP address
26. Define Dora Procedure its usage.
  • Discover, request, Offer and acknowledgement. it
    is used to automatically allocate an IP address
    to systems of the client.

27. In which order the GPOs are applied?
  • We can apply the GPO in an order of
  • Local Group Policy object site,
  • Domain and
  • organizational units.

28. Can you state a few benefits of GPMC?
  • One of the major benefits of GPMC is its easy
    management of all GPOs diagonally the whole
    Active Directory Forest View of GPOs in one list.
    We can do the GPOs backup and restore,
    Immigration of GPOs across many forest and

29. How you will do the backup for Group policy?
1.For back up, one single GPO, right-click the
GPO and then click Back Up. 2.For backup, all
GPOs in the domain, right-click Group Policy
Objects and click Back Up All.
30. What is the group nesting?
  • When we add one group as an element of another
    group is known as group nesting. It also helps
    in easy management and reduced traffic

31. What is Domain control?
  • A domain controller is a server that manages the
    security requests from other servers and
    computers in the Windows Server domain.
  • There are two kinds of the domain controller that
    is a backup domain controller and a primary
    domain controller.

32. What is tree?
  • A tree is actually a collection of domains in the
    Active Directory that starts at one root and
    branches out into child domains, peripheral.
  • This can similarly comprise an adjoining
    namespace linked in a transitive order.

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