Monday, October 8, 2018

What you should know before interviewing for a System Administrator position

1. What is the subnet for a class C network?

See how to Subnet class C network here

2. What is a Domain?

Domain is collection of computers connected together with a server and users.

3. What is a Tree?

Tree is a logical component of an AD, is a collection of domains which share contiguous.

4. What is a Forest?

Collection of trees which contain domains

5. What is a child DC?

CDC is a subdomain controller under root domain controller which share namespace.

6. What is a roll of ADC?

It maintains backup of AD to provide fault tolerance and network load balancing.

7. What are the tools found after installing a DC?

Active Directory User and Computers,

Active Directory Sites and Services,

Active Directory Domain & Trust,

Domain Controller Security Policy,

Domain Security Policy

8. Have you configured a NIS server/client before? If so, describe what you did.

9. Have your configured a NFS server?

10. What are RAID 1 and RAID 5?

11. What are the required components of Windows Server 2003 for installing Exchange 2003?

12. What must be done to an AD forest before Exchange can be deployed?

13. What Exchange process is responsible for communication with AD?

14. What connector type would you use to connect to the Internet, and what are the two methods of sending mail over that connector?

15. How would you optimize Exchange 2003 memory usage on Windows Server 2003 with more than 1Gb of memory?

16. What are the standard port numbers for SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, RPC, LDAP and Global Catalog?

17. Name the process names for the following: System Attendant, Information Store, SMTP/POP/IMAP/OWA.

18. What is the maximum amount of databases that can be hosted on Exchange 2003 Enterprise?

19. What are the disadvantages of circular logging?

20. What is Active Directory schema?

The schema is the Active Directory component that defines all the objects and attributes that the directory service uses to store data.

21. What are the domain functional levels in Windows Server 2003?

Mixed mode functional level

22. What are the forest functional levels in Windows Server 2003?

23. What is a global catalog server?

The global catalog is the set of all objects in an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) forest. A global catalog server is a domain controller that stores a full copy of all objects in the directory for its host domain and a partial, read-only copy of all objects for all other domains in the forest.

24. How can we raise domain functional and forest functional levels in Windows Server 2003?

25. What is the default protocol used in directory services?

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

26. What is IPv6?

27. What are the physical & logical components of ADS?

The physical component of the Active directory contains all the physical subnet present in your networks like domain controllers and replication between domain controllers. The logical structures of active directory include forest, domains, tree, OUs, and global catalogs.

28. In which domain functional level, we can rename a domain name?

29. What is multi-master replication?

30. What is a site?

31. Which is the command used to remove an active directory from a domain controller?

32. What is the file that’s responsible for keeping all Active Directory databases?


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