Need interview questions for Jr. Windows Sysadmin

Posted on 2012-08-30
Last Modified: 2012-08-30
Need to phone screen 2 candidates this PM.  Can anyone shoot me some questions examples please?  Windows 2008 server, AD, networking skills, monitoring, scripting, etc, etc.
Thank you!
Question by:Tiras25
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    Might be a bit outdated with the Windows 2003 Server, but here are some questions that I've used in the past.
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    Cool I'll take a peek.  Thank you.
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    by:Joseph Daly
    These are some of my favorite questions to ask. They get a bit harder as you move down the list.

    1. How would you install a printer?

    2. Name your 5 favorite tools and how youve used them to accomplish a goal.

    3. How would you install a piece of software on 300 machines.

    4. A windows XP machine is showing a choose operating system screen during boot. There is only one OS installed where do you go to resolve this.

    5. Walk me through the process of creating an image for a new laptop/desktop that will be deployed to hundreds of users.

    6. You need to change a piece of info in AD for 500 users how would you do it?

    7. What is C$, what does the $ mean, why is it important to windows systems.

    8. If you didnt like someone and you wanted to mess with/destroy their computer without physically damaging it what would you do? How about their network

    9. Walk through the steps of creating and applying a group policy. How would you filter this policy to apply only to the user/groups you want.

    10. Write a batch file that will save the computername and time to a file on the drive.

    11. What is WMI? What can it be used for? What can it be used for in the context of group policies.

    12 In exchange 20xx how would you create a distribution group that only certain people could send to

    13. What is an SID? What is the importance of an SID? If I delete an account tied to an SID and recreate that account does the SID stay the same?

    14. In order to install a 32 bit print driver on a 64 bit server what must you do.
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    I like #6.  There are multiple answer to that.  What would be the simple answer I should hear?
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    by:Joseph Daly
    Alot of these questions will tell you more by what questions they ask back to you. In answer to number 6.

    Some pieces of information in AD can be done with by selecting multiple items and clicking properties. I usually dont let this answer pass and press for more information some options that can do this are DStools, VBscript, Powershell, CSVDE, LDIFDE, Admod/Admodify.

    This will give you insight into what they have done with AD before beyond simple administration.
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    Got it/  Thank you!!!

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