Microsoft Windows 2000 Interview Questions & Answers

  1. Question 1. Explain Hidden Shares ?

    Answer :

    Hidden or administrative shares are share names with a dollar sign ($) appended to their names. Administrative shares are usually created automatically for the root of each drive letter. They do not display in the network browse list.

  2. Question 2. How Do The Permissions Work In Windows 2000? What Permissions Does Folder Inherit From The Parent ?

    Answer :

    When you combine NTFS permissions based on users and their group memberships, the least restrictive permissions take precedence. However, explicit Deny entries always override Allow entries.

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  4. Question 3. Why Can’t I Encrypt A Compressed File On Windows 2000 ?

    Answer :

    You can either compress it or encrypt it, but not both.

  5. Question 4. If I Rename An Account, What Must I Do To Make Sure The Renamed Account Has The Same Permissions As The Original One ?

    Answer :

    Nothing, it’s all maintained automatically.

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  7. Question 5. What’s The Most Powerful Group On A Windows System ?

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  9. Question 6. What Are The Accessibility Features In Windows 2000 ?

    Answer :

    StickyKeys, FilterKeys Narrator, Magnifier, and On-Screen Keyboard

  10. Question 7. Why Can’t I Get To The Fax Service Management Console ?

    Answer :

    You can only see it if a fax has been installed.

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  12. Question 8. What Do I Need To Ensure Before Deploying An Application Via A Group Policy ?

    Answer :

    Make sure it’s either an MSI file, or contains a ZAP file for Group Policy.

  13. Question 9. How Do You Configure Mandatory Profiles?

    Answer :

    Rename ntuser.dat to

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  15. Question 10. I Can’t Get Multiple Displays To Work In Windows 2000

    Answer :

    Multiple displays have to use peripheral connection interface (PCI) or Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) port devices to work properly with Windows 2000.

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  17. Question 11. What’s A Maximum Number Of Processors Win2k Supports ?

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  19. Question 12. I Had Some Ntfs Volumes Under My Windows Nt Installation. What Happened To Ntfs After Win 2k Installation ?

    Answer :

    It got upgraded to NTFS 5

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  21. Question 13. How Do You Convert A Drive From Fat/fat32 To Ntfs From The Command Line ?

    Answer :

    convert c: /fs:ntfs

  22. Question 14. Explain Apipa ?

    Answer :

    Auto Private IP Addressing (APIPA) takes effect on Windows 2000 Professional computers if no DHCP server can be contacted. APIPA assigns the computer an IP address within the range of through with a subnet mask of

  23. Question 15. How Does Internet Connection Sharing Work On Windows 2000 ?

    Answer :

    Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) uses the DHCP Allocator service to assign dynamic IP addresses to clients on the LAN within the range of through In addition, the DNS Proxy service becomes enabled when you implement ICS.

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  25. Question 16. What Is The Use For Dhcp ?

    Answer :

    DHCP is used for the DHCP servers, personal computers can get their configuration from a DHCP server on an IP configuration. The server knows nothing about the personal computers until they make a request for information. Usually the most common information sent is IP address and DHCP is used to make a large network administration easier.

  26. Question 17. How Can We Switch The Roles In An Active Directory?

    Answer :

    Switching or transferring roles in an Active Directory can be made with the use of Ntdsutil.exe.

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  28. Question 18. What Is The Purpose Of A Stub Zone Dns ?

    Answer :

    The copy of a zone that has only the needed resources for finding the authoritative DNS servers in that specific zone (DNS= Domain Name Servers) is called a Stub zone. It also resolves names for DNS namespaces, thing required when names must be resolved from two different DNS namespaces. The Stub zone contains: the master server’s IP that is used for updating the Stub zone and the SOA (Start of Authority), the NS (name server) and the glue A delegated zone records.

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  30. Question 19. Does A Windows Administrator Have To Be Critical ?

    Answer :

    Yes and I can explain how. A system administrator is responsible for an entire network which means he/she must take care of multiple things in the same time which is not an easy task. In order to achieve this, an administrator must have high organization skills and a high technical knowledge and he/she must prevent the problems from happening so that he/she won’t have to be forced to fix them.

  31. Question 20. In What Way Is Forward Lookup Zone Different From The Reverse Lookup Zone In Dns ?

    Answer :

    There is one difference between these two: the forward lookup means name to IP and reverse lookup means IP to name.

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  33. Question 21. As A System Administrator Can You Make Backup And Recovery Of Data ?

    Answer :

    This is a responsibility that any system administrator must have assume as a basic skill. Of course there are many types of backup that can be made but all must be known for a successful career.

  34. Question 22. What Is The Meaning Of Dhcp And What Is The Port Used By It To Work ?

    Answer :

    DHCP or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol has the ability to assign an IP automatically, this is done in fact by the server and has a number range. When the system starts an IP is assigned automatically. The DHCP server has port number 68, while the client has 67.

  35. Question 23. Can You Ensure An Updated System All The Time And Perform Market Research ?

    Answer :

    Staying up-to-date is another strong point of a professional administrator, technology evolves and we must keep up with the flow, otherwise we can’t do our job in a professional way. Market research is the key to an up-to –date work.

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  37. Question 24. What Are The Advantages Or Disadvantages Of Using Dhcp ?

    Answer :

    The advantage is that the DHCP server configures all IP’s automatically and the disadvantage is that when you receive a new IP address the machine name remains the same because of its association with the IP. It’s not a real problem but when somebody tries to access the machine by its name it become one.

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  39. Question 25. Are You Familiar With Monitoring ?

    Answer :

    Yes, monitoring is a base activity of a system administrator, he/she manages all the access rights and the server space, security of the user accounts is one of the most important things here. Also an administrator must make sure that the user’s activity doesn’t affect in any way the integrity of the server.