Windows Server Administration

1.What is a Server?

Server is Computer or Program which manages Centralized database, administration and security.


2.What is the difference between client and server operating systems?

  • Client requests for a service.
  • Server fulfills the requests of client
  • Client operating system is a single user Operating system – only one user can use it at a time.
  • Server operating system is a multi-user operating system- Multiple users can access at a time for shared resources.


3.Give some examples of Microsoft Server operating systems?

  • Windows NT 3.1 Advanced Server edition
  • Windows NT 3.5 Server edition
  • Windows NT 3.51 Server edition
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016 (Coming Soon).


4.What the different flavors of windows server 2008 and 2012?

Windows server 2008

  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition
  • Datacenter Edition
  • Web Edition


Windows server 2008R2

  • Foundation Edition
  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition
  • Datacenter Edition


Windows Server 2012 and R2

  • Data center Edition
  • Standard Edition
  • Foundation Edition
  • Essentials


5.Tell me about different kind of servers/Components which we can configure in Windows servers?

  • Active Directory – for managing domain objects.
  • DNS – for Name resolution.
  • DHCP- for assigning Dynamic IP to clients.
  • File Server- Central location for saving and sharing files.
  • Windows Deployment services- for deploying applications to clients.
  • IIS – to manage websites