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Windows Server 2008 R2 Interview Questions You'll Most Likely Be Asked is a perfect companion to stand ahead above the rest in today’s competitive job market. Rather than going through comprehensive, textbook-sized reference guides, this book includes only the information required immediately for job search to build an IT career. This book puts the interviewee in the driver's seat and helps them steer their way to impress the interviewer. 


Table of Contents

1. Basics of Windows Server 2008 R2
2. Active Directory Services Installation and Administration
3. Active Directory Users Groups and Computers
5. IP Addressing
6. Network and Application Infrastructure
7. Security
8. Name Resolution in Windows Server 2008 R2
9. Disk Management and Storage
10. Backup and Restore
11. Scripting
12. Group Policy Objects
13. HR Questions


a) 200 Windows Server 2008 R2 Interview Questions, Answers and Proven Strategies for getting hired as an IT professional 
b) Dozens of examples to respond to interview questions 
c) 51 HR Questions with Answers and Proven strategies to give specific, impressive, answers that help nail the interviews 
d) 2 Aptitude Tests download available on


Sample from the book

(Below Questions and Answers are randomly taken from different pages of the book)

65: Describe the features provided by Windows Server2008 R2 domain functional level.


New Windows Server 2008 R2 Forest and Domain Functional level features are:

a) AD Administrative Center is a new interface for administrative tasks

b) Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell and Windows PowerShell cmdlets

c) Active Directory Recycle Bin to store accidently deleted Active Directory objects

d) Managed Service Accounts

e) Offline Domain Join

f) Authentication Assurance for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)


66: How can you create application partitions for AD LDS instances?


We can create application partitions for AD LDS instances in three ways:

a) By initiating AD LDS related application installation that will be attached to an AD LDS instance

b) By creating a new instance during the installation of AD LDS instance

c) By manually creating application partition by using LDP.exe command line utility


74: What is UPN suffix?


User Principal Name or UPN Suffix is an alternate suffix that can be added to a domain user name. If there are multiple domains and domain trees in an active directory forest, a user account may have a lengthy UPN suffix, for example With the help of alternate UPN suffix it can be This makes it simpler for users to type their credentials.


75: What is the difference between local users and domain users?


In any computer when user accounts are stored and authenticated from the local Security Accounts Manager or SAM file they are known as local user accounts. On the other hand when the account credentials are sent to the domain controllers for authentication, such type of user accounts are known as domain user accounts.



113: Which command is used to initiate IIS 7.5 Manager?


To start IIS 7.5 Manager, start inetmgr command is used.



146: What are Pointer (PTR) records?


PTR records resolve host names on the basis of their IP addresses. Pointer (PTR) records can only be created when administrators create Reverse Lookup Zones. Moreover, NSLOOKUP command only works successfully if Reverse Lookup Zone is created.


147: What is NetBIOS name resolution?


NetBIOS name resolution is when the server resolves a single-label name. DNS server only resolves Fully Qualified Domain Names or FQDNs. To resolve NetBIOS names either WINS servers were used in earlier days or administrators used to add primary DNS suffixes to the host names manually if they had DNS servers present in the networks. In Windows Server 2008 a new feature named GlobalNames Zone (GNZ) is introduced which eliminates the requirement of WINS server and still resolves single-label names.


148: What is GlobalNames Zone?


GlobalNames Zone is a new feature introduced in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 which allows single-label (NetBIOS) name resolution. This feature is introduced to replace WINS, hence completely eliminating its requirement.


163: Why offline files are important?


Offline files are important if an organization has multiple users who work on part-time basis and their job includes working from homes as well. In such cases administrators configure offline files so that these mobile users can save cached copies of the files on their local machines on which they can work even when they are not connected to the office network.



175: What is the main benefit of restoring Active Directory using Installation from Media (IFM) process?


With the help of Installation from Media or IFM process, when an Active Directory is restored on a Windows Server 2008 R2 computer from a backup, it remarkably reduces administrator’s overhead which they would otherwise have to face if they had to install Active Directory Domain Services on a bare metal machine and wait for replication to get all configuration and settings.


191: What are Starter GPOs?


A Starter GPO contains Administrative templates. Starter GPOs can be configured with the settings which administrators want to pre-configure while creating Group Policy Objects (GPOs). When administrators create GPOs they must configure every created GPO right from the scratch and some GPOs must have identical settings to be configured. Without Starter GPOs this would have been a tedious task. Starter GPOs allow administrators to configure identical settings just once and then the Starter GPOs can be called while creating GPOs.


192: Being an Administrator of DATACORP.COM you have configured a GPO named DesktopLock that has following settings:

a) Remove Add or Remove Programs

b) Restrict Access to Control Panel

c) Prevent changing desktop wallpaper

You want to link it to an OU named DatacorpUsers which also contains a child OU named Executives. What will you do to prevent Executives OU from inheriting settings from DesktopLock GPO?


A Parent Organizational Unit (OU) can contain multiple Child OUs. By default, when a GPO is linked to a parent OU its child OUs automatically inherit the settings. To prevent the settings from being inherited by child OUs, inheritance on child OUs must be blocked by the administrators manually.