Server Computing Interview Questions

 
1.
What is Exchange Server 2007?
2.
What is new in Exchange Server 2007?
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How does Exchange Server 2007 integrate with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007?
4.
Where can I find Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 product documentation?
5.
What are the Exchange Server 2007 licensing options?
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What do I get with the Exchange Enterprise CAL vs. the Exchange Standard CAL?
7.
What are the different editions of Exchange Server 2007?
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Will I have to buy new hardware to run Exchange Server 2007?
9.
Which 64-bit processors are supported by Exchange Server 2007?
10.
Should servers that are running Active Directory domain controllers and the global catalog be upgraded to 64-bit?
11.
Will I need the 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003 to run Exchange Server 2007?
12.
How can I upgrade my current Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 environment?
13.
Should I map my current routing groups to my current Active Directory sites?
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Should I create a dedicated Active Directory site for Exchange Server 2007?
15.
Why do I have to disable link state routing?
16.
Why are routing groups not used in Exchange Server 2007?
17.
Can the Exchange 2007 server roles be deployed and configured on the same physical hardware?
18.
Why must I deploy an Exchange 2007 server that has the Client Access server role installed in every Active Directory site that contains user mailboxes?
19.
What if the Client Access server role is not available from the Internet?
20.
Why must I deploy an Exchange 2007 server that has the Hub Transport server role installed in the same Active Directory site in which I deployed an Exchange 2007 server that has the Unified Messaging (UM) server role installed?
21.
Why must I deploy an Exchange 2007 server that has the Client Access server role installed in the same Active Directory site in which I deployed an Exchange 2007 server that has the Unified Messaging server role installed?
22.
What is the Autodiscover service?
23.
Can I manage Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange 2000 Server by using Exchange Server 2007 management interfaces?
24.
What is happening with public folders?
25.
Tell me a bit about the capabilities of Exchange Server?
26.
What are the different Exchange 2003 versions?
27.
How do you double-boot a Win 2003 server box?
28.
What do you do if earlier application does not run on Windows Server 2003?
29.
If you uninstall Windows Server 2003, which operating systems can you revert to?
30.
How do you get to Internet Firewall settings?
31.
What are the Windows Server 2003 keyboard shortcuts?
32.
Explain the functionality of FTP Server?
33.
Specify the Port Number for AD, DNS, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3 & FTP?
34.
What is Virtual Directory in IIS?
35.
What is Exclusion Range in DHCP Server?
36.
What is SOA Record?
37.
What is Active Directory?
38.
Where are the Windows NT Primary Domain Controller (PDC) and its Backup Domain Controller (BDC) in Server 2003?
39.
How long does it take for security changes to be replicated among the domain controllers?
40.
What is new in Windows Server 2003 regarding the DNS management?
41.
When should you create a forest?
42.
How can you authenticate between forests?
43.
What snap-in administrative tools are available for Active Directory?
44.
What types of classes exist in Windows Server 2003 Active Directory?
45.
How do you delete a lingering object?
46.
What is Global Catalog?
47.
How is user account security established in Windows Server 2003?
48.
If I delete a user and then create a new account with the same username and password, would the SID and permissions stay the same?
49.
What do you do with secure sign-ons in an organization with many roaming users?
50.
Anything special you should do when adding a user that has a Mac?
51.
What remote access options does Windows Server 2003 support?
52.
Where are the documents and settings for the roaming profile stored?
53.
Where are the settings for all the users stored on a given machine?
54.
What languages can you use for log-on scripts?
55.
What is the different between Workgroup and Domain?
56.
How will assign Local Administrator rights for domain user?
57.
How will you restrict user logon timing in domain?
58.
What is the purpose of sysvol?
59.
What is OU? Explain its Uses?
60.
Explain different edition of windows 2003 Server?
61.
What is DNS Server?
62.
Why DNS server is required for Active Directory?
63.
What is the Purpose of A and PTR Record?
64.
What is the purpose of DHCP Server?
65.
Explain about Group Scopes?
66.
How will you backup DNS Server?
67.
How will backup DHCP Server?
68.
What is APIPA?
69.
Explain about AD Database?
70.
Explain about Group Policy?
71.
What is the default time for group policy refresh interval time?
72.
What is Hidden Share?
73.
What ports are used by DHCP and the DHCP clients?
74.
How do I configure a client machine to use a specific IP Address?
75.
Name 3 benefits of using AD-integrated zones?
76.
How do you backup & Restore AD?
77.
How do you change the DS Restore admin password?
78.
How can you forcibly remove AD from a server?
79.
What is the entire problem if DNS Server fails?
80.
What is SYSVOL folder?
81.
How can you restrict running certain applications on a machine?
82.
What can you do to promote a server to DC?
83.
How will map a folder through AD?
84.
What is Quotas?
85.
Explain Backup Methodology?
86.
Explain how to publish printer through AD?
87.
What are some of the new tools and features provided by Windows Server 2008?
88.
What are the different editions of Windows Server 2008?
89.
What two hardware considerations should be an important part of the planning process for a Windows Server 2008 deployment?
90.
How does the activation process differ on Windows Server 2008 as compared to Windows Server 2003?
91.
What are the options for installing Windows Server 2008?
92.
How do you configure and manage a Windows Server 2008 core installation?
93.
Which Control Panel tool enables you to automate the running of server utilities and other applications?
94.
What are some of the items that can be accessed via the System Properties dialog box?
95.
Which Windows Server utility provides a common interface for tools and utilities and provides access to server roles, services, and monitoring and drive utilities?
96.
How are local user accounts and groups created?
97.
When a child domain is created in the domain tree, what type of trust relationship exists between the new child domain and the trees root domain?
98.
What is the primary function of domain controllers?
99.
What are some of the other roles that a server running Windows Server 2008 could fill on the network?
100.
Which Windows Server 2008 tools make it easy to manage and configure a servers roles and features?
101.
What Windows Server 2008 service is used to install client operating systems over the network?
102.
What domain services are necessary for you to deploy the Windows Deployment Services on your network?
103.
How is WDS configured and managed on a server running Windows Server 2008?
104.
What utility is provided by Windows Server 2008 for managing disk drives, partitions, and volumes?
105.
What is the difference between a basic and dynamic drive in the Windows Server 2008 environment?
106.
What is RAID in Windows Server 2008?
107.
What is the most foolproof strategy for protecting data on the network?
108.
What conceptual model helps provide an understanding of how network protocol stacks such as TCP/IP work?
109.
What protocol stack is installed by default when you install Windows Server 2008 on a network server?
110.
When TCP/IP is configured on a Windows server (or domain client), what information is required?
111.
What are two command-line utilities that can be used to check TCP/IP configurations and IP connectivity, respectively?
112.
What term is used to refer to the first domain created in a new Active Directory tree?
113.
How is a server running Windows Server 2008 configured as a domain controller, such as the domain controller for the root domain or a child domain?
114.
What are some of the tools used to manage Active Directory objects in a Windows Server 2008 domain?
115.
How are domain user accounts created and managed?
116.
What type of Active Directory objects can be contained in a group?
117.
What type of group is not available in a domain that is running at the mixed-mode functional level?
118.
What types of Active Directory objects can be contained in an Organizational Unit?
119.
What are Active Directory sites in Windows Server 2008?
120.
How can client computer accounts be added to the Active Directory?
121.
What firewall setting is required to manage client computers such as Vista clients and Windows 2008 member servers?
122.
Can servers running Windows Server 2008 provide services to clients when they are not part of a domain?
123.
What does the use of Group Policy provide you as a network administrator?
124.
What tools are involved in managing and deploying Group Policy?
125.
How do you deal with Group Policy inheritance issues?
126.
How can you make sure that network clients have the most recent Windows updates installed and have other important security features such as the Windows Firewall enabled before they can gain full network access?
127.
What is the purpose of deploying local DNS servers?
128.
What types of zones would you want to create on your DNS server so that both queries to resolve hostnames to IP addresses and queries to resolve IP addresses to hostnames are handled successfully?
129.
What tool enables you to manage your Windows Server 2008 DNS server?
130.
In terms of DNS, what is a caching-only server?
131.
How is the range of IP addresses defined for a Windows Server 2008 DHCP server?
132.
What TCP/IP configuration parameters can be provided to a DHCP client?
133.
How can you configure the DHCP server so that it provides certain devices with the same IP address each time the address is renewed?
134.
To negate rogue DHCP servers from running with a domain, what is required for your DHCP server to function?