Some of the questions based of questions from the the book:
Which server features and roles require the graphical shell?
- Fax Server
- Remote Desktop Session Host
- Windows Deployment Services
- Internet Printing user interface
- Event Viewer
- Windows Firewall
What is the TCP Chimney Offload Feature?
TCP Chimney Offload Feature allows moving the workload of handling TCP/IP
Connection from the CPU to the NIC. This feature enables the networking
subsystem to offload the processing of a TCP/IP connection from the computer’s
processors to its network adapter as long as the adapter supports TCP/IP offload
There are some commands available for handling it:
netsh int tcp set global chimney=automatic
to set automatic mode
netsh int tcp set global chimney=enabled
to set enabled mode
netsh int tcp set global chimney=default
to set the mode to the operating system default
netsh int tcp set global chimney=disabled
to disable TCP Chimney Offload
netsh int tcp show global
to see the current status
How would you use a PowerShell command to disable the Server Graphical Shell and remove its source files from the WinSxS directory?
Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell -Remove
What PowerShell command could you use to convert the full GUI installation to Server Core?
Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell –Restart
What PowerShell command could you use to remove the GUI installation files completelyfrom the Server?
Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell –Remove
Name examples for infrastructure services and application services.
- DNS and DHCP are infrastructure services
- Web Server and Remote Desktop Services are application services.
Which of the following is a valid upgrade path to Windows Server 2012?
- Windows Server 2008 Standard to Windows Server 2012 Standard
Which of the following are no valid upgrade paths to Windows Server 2012?
- Windows Server 2003 Standard to Windows Server 2012 Standard
- Windows Server 2008 R2 32-bit to Windows Server 2012 64-bit
- Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Which feature must you add to a Windows Server 2012 Server Core installation to convert it to the Minimal Server Interface?
Correct Answer is "Graphical Management Tools and Infrastructure". These
makes me struggling all the time. A other Option is "Serer Graphical Shell" which leads to the Full GUI.
What is the name of the directory where Windows stores all of the operating system modules it might need to install at a later time?
WinSxs. It can be very large 🙁
Which of the following is not true?
A. A Server Core installation can be converted to the full GUI without
reinstalling the operating system.
B. The PowerShell 3.0 interface in Windows Server 2012 includes more than 10
times as many cmdlets as PowerShell 2.0
C. The new Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 makes it far easier to
administer servers remotely.
D. A Windows Server 2012 Server Core license costs significantly less than a
full GUI license
D is wrong. If you are struggling you may be thinking of the free
Hyper-V-Server, which has the Core interface. But that is not the question.
Name the powershell-command to see a detailed list of the current state of role and features
How would you install Network Load Balancing using Powershell?
install-windowsfeature nlb -includeallsubfeature -includemanagementtools
What is DISM
Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe) is a command-line tool
that can be used to service a Windows image or to prepare a Windows
Preinstallation Environment image.
How would you mount the Server 2012 install media to use as a source for installing binaries(payloads)?
The questions means, that you have previously removed something with the -Remove
Switch. So if you now wan’t to reinstall, you have to have some things in mind.
1. Insert media. Create a folder to mount the installation image. I. E.
2. Locate the index number of the image you want.
dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:d:sourcesinstall.wim
(Assuming D: is the letter of your installation image)
3. Mount the installation image by entering the follwing command:
dism /mount-wim /wimfile:d:sourcesinstall.wim /index:2 /mountdir:c:mountdir /readonly
(in this example the index-number of the previous step is 2)
4. Use the Install-WindowsFeature at the Powershell prompt with the source
specified as c:mountdirwindowswinsxs
install-windowsfeature -name ad-domain-services -includeallsubfeatures -source c:mountdirwindowswinsxs
Wondering who will uses this. Me too 🙂 I think I leave it all in the
default winsxs. Perhaps it is worth a view when handling with SSDs.
Here I found an article with more information:
Adding or removing features with Powershell (or Dism)
Which Group Policy setting is used to control whether Windows Update is used to restore payloads and to provide alternate sources?
Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesSystemSpecify Settings For
Optional Component Installation and Component Repair
What are the benefits of Active Directory Integrated Zones?
- Multimaster Replication
- Streamline Data Replication
- Secure Dynamic Updates
- Backwards compatible to Secondary Zones
What would be the syntax to connect remotely to a server named LABDC2012 using a PowerShell session?
enter-pssession LABDC2012 -credential domainadministrator
What are the following ports used for?
|135||DCOM, Remote Procedure Call|
|445||SMB over TCP/IP|
|3269||Active Directory Global Catalog server|
What are the differences between the 4 Server 2012 editions?
|Edition||Purpose||Features||POSE Instances||VOSE Instances||Retail||Volume Licensing||OEM||Licensing||RAM-Limit|
|Windows Server 2012 Foundation||Small companies, which do not want to use virtualization technology and only need basic funtionality||Basic server functionality. No virtualization.||1||0||No||No||Yes||Server which is limited to 15 user accounts||32 GB RAM|
|Windows Server 2012 Essentials||Small companies||Easy GUI, some prededfined connectivity to Microsoft cloud solutions. No virtualization, but can be runed virtualizised.||1 (POSE or VOSE)||1 (POSE or VOSE)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Server which is limited to 25 user accounts||64 GB RAM|
|Windwos Server 2012 Standard||Companies which want to use a “little” virtualization||Complete functionality with two virtual instances||1||2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Server & cal needed||4 TB RAM|
|Windows Server 2012 Datacenter||High virtualizised private & hybrid cloud||Complete functionality with any virtual instances||1||Unlimited||No||Yes||Yes||Server & cal needed||4 TB RAM|
Configure NIC-Teaming with Powershell
Get a list of network interfaces
Start the creation process an follow the questions of the command
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Service CatTools should depend on Services LanmanWorkstation, TCPIP and WMI services. How would you add this on command line?
sc config "CatTools" depend=LanmanWorkstation/TCPIP/WMI
To remove the dependencies:
sc config "CatTools" depend= none
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How would you create a virtual hard disk that is supported by iSCSI Software Target using Powershell?
New-IscsiVirtualDisk -Path c:testLUN1.vhd -Size 1GB
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What does the following cmdlet do? Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName "Network Discovery"
Enables a previously disabled firewall rule.
What is Always Offline Mode? How do you enable it?
Always Offline mode provides faster access to cached files and
redirected folders. Always Offline also provides lower bandwidth usage because
users are always working offline, even when they are connected through a
high-speed network connection.
To enable the Always Offline mode, your environment must meet
the following prerequisites.
An Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain, with
client computers joined to the domain. There are no forest or domain
functional-level requirements or schema requirements.
Client computers running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.
A computer with Group Policy Management installed.
Use Group Policy to enable the Configure slow-link mode policy
setting and set the latency to 1 (millisecond). Doing so causes client computers
running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 to automatically use the Always Offline
Here is the technet article:
The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) is missing. What should you do?
In the Quick Start display, click Add
roles and features . Follow the Add roles and features wizard to add the Group
Policy Management feature. Click Install.
What do you have to do to allow a MMC snap-in to connect to a core server?
Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Remote Administration"
What can you do if you have to give a user group a higher priority to a printer as a other group?
This is a very old question, which I had in Windows Server 2000
Exam. Because that you can set only one priority to a printer, you have to
install two printers for the same printer and change the priority and securtiy
settings as needed.
What are Remote Server Administration Tools?
Remote Server Administration Tool are needed, when you like to
manage a server from a remote station.
Here is a video from davidstrom2007 which shows the basics
What are the Software Requirements when managing Manage Multiple, Remote Servers with Server Manager?
To manage servers with Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008
R2, or Windows Server 2008 by using Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 R2,
apply the following updates to the older operating systems.
NET Framework 4.5
Windows Management Framework 4.0
The performance update associated with Knowledge Base
article 2682011 allows Server Manager to collect performance data from
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. This performance update is
not necessary on servers that are running Windows Server 2012.