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  • Sample Question 2

    Question: You work as an administrator at ABC.com. The ABC.com network consists of a single domain named ABC.com. all servers in the ABC.com domain has Windows Server 2012 installed. You have logged on to a server, named ABC-SR07, and would like to obtain the IP configurations of a server, named ABC-SR13.Which of the following actions should you take? A. You should consider making use of the Winrs.exe command. B. You should consider making use of the Winsat.exe command. C. You should consider making use of the Winpop.exe command. D. You should consider making use of the Dsrm.exe command. Answer: A

  • Reducing the Attack Surface on Windows Server Platforms

    Q: Because Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) is an all-time favorite malware target,we want to get rid of IE to reduce the attack surface on our Windows Server platforms.What options do we have? Are there any new features in Windows Server 2012 to help us out? WindowsServer2012 A: Some Windows Server OS offer installation options that provide a more secure alternative to the classic full-blown GUI-based administration interface. These installation options are Server Core (available in Windows Server 2008 and later) and Minimal Server Interface (available in Windows Server 2012 and later). Microsoft introduced Server Core Server 2008 administrators to restrict the command line for server management. In Server 2008 administrators from the central server and full installation options can be selected. In Server 2012, Microsoft has minimal server interface, which is an intermediate state between the options of full and Server Core installation. Minimal Server Interface contains most of the server with a graphical user interface; with the exception of IE and-two components of the larger shells is the Windows Explorer GUI Windows. Minimal server interface does not contain the Windows desktop application or support Metro. In addition, a number of applications to the control panel (applets implemented as shell extensions) are not available. These include the Programs and Features, Network and Sharing, Devices and Printers, Screen, Windows Firewall, Windows Update, sources and storage areas applets. Important management tools such as Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and Server Manager are still small server interface. In Server 2012,a server interface minimal installation is easy to change to a GUI in manufacturing or a Server Core installation or vice versa.(Exchange Server Core full GUI user, or vice versa, is not a trivial task in Server 2008).

  • Sample Questions 1

    QUESTION NO: 1 You work as an administrator at ABC.com. The ABC.com network consists of a single domain named ABC.com.ABC.com has a domain controller,named ABC-DC01,which has Windows Server 2012 installed.Another ABC.com domain controller,named ABC-DC02, has Windows Server 2008 R2 installed.You have deployed a server, named ABC-SR15,on ABC.com’s perimeter network.ABC-SR15 is running a Server Core Installation of Windows Server 2012.You have been instructed to make sure that ABC-SR15 is part of the ABC.com domain.Which of the following actions should you take? A. You should consider making use of Set-Computer Windows PowerShell cmdlet on ABC-SR15. B. You should consider making use of Get-Computer Windows PowerShell cmdlet on ABC-SR15. C. You should consider making use of Test-Computer Windows PowerShell cmdlet on ABC-SR15. D. You should consider making use of Add-Computer Windows PowerShell cmdlet on ABC-SR15. Answer: D QUESTION NO: 2 You work as an administrator at ABC.com.The ABC.com network consists of a single domain named ABC.com.All servers in the ABC.com domain, including domain controllers,have Windows Server 2012 installed.You have configured a server,named ABC-SR07,as a VPN server.You are required to configure new firewall rules for workstation connections.You want to achieve this using the least amount of administrative effort.Which of the following actions should you take? A. You should consider making use of the Enable-NetFirewallRule cmdlet. B. You should consider making use of the New-NetFirewallRule cmdlet. C. You should consider making use of dism.exe from the command prompt. D. You should consider making use of dsadd.exe from the command prompt. Answer: B QUESTION NO: 3 You work as an administrator at ABC.com.The ABC.com network consists of a single domain named ABC.com.All servers on the ABC.com network have Windows Server 2012 installed.You have received instructions to install the Remote Desktop Services server role on a server,named ABC-SR07.You want to achieve this remotely from a server,named ABC-SR06.Which of the following actions should you take? A. You should consider accessing the Server Manager console on ABC-SR07. B. You should consider accessing the Server Manager console on ABC-SR06. C. You should consider accessing the TS Manager console on ABC-SR07. D. You should consider accessing the TS Manager console on ABC-SR06. Answer: B

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 failover clustering: Understanding quorum improvements

    Since the release of Windows Server 2012 R2, in October 2013, the place on the set of updates for the new operating system has both cloud server has been said. He has spent most of the attention in the improvement of virtualization.

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    But in my opinion cluster fail over improvements were impressive. Updates for installation and configuration functionality, maintenance fail over cluster running Windows Server 2012 R2 do a better overall experience for IT professionals.

    Dynamic Witness

    The launch of Windows Server 2012 R2 has brought a complete overhaul of the cluster quorum process. In the past election, the quorum model when you create a cluster using a complex decision that requires careful examination was necessary. Depending on the number of nodes in the cluster (an even number or an odd number),you had choose a veritable plethora of quorum models to choose from, including Node Majority, Node and Disk Majority or Node and File Share Majority among others. Well, the choice was made much easier: you decide whether you need to use a hard disk or a witness File Share Witness only? Unlike previous versions of Windows Server, with the help of a witness for our fail over cluster is now recommended. Gone are the days when a failed disk witness could bring a cluster down.For Windows Server 2012 R2, which we simply a witness, if we our cluster, which then decides whether it is necessary, the witness or not. Therefore, if we have two members of our group (or any even number), the File Share Witness or volume is given a vote, if we have to keep an odd number of votes to get a request a cluster.If we then add a third member to our cluster (or an odd number), the witness voice is removed because it is no longer needed.

    Tie Break for 50% Node Split

    Consider a more complex example with a cluster consisting of four members. Respectively with one voice, along with a witness who has a voice if the light is off then one of the members of the group selected, and your voice will be deleted. This leaves us with a cluster that has three votes, and reaches the odd number of votes required to keep our group. Especially This dynamic feature is useful for geographically dispersed clusters.If a four-node cluster is divided into two sites to witness file sharing is turned off, a node is selected and your voice will be removed.Again,we are left with three votes, and the group is maintained. If the next cluster connectivity, which would remain the two sides were then loosely two votes and keep the group running.Although this behavior is automatic, you can what influence the choice of cluster member loses my voice Lower Quorum Priority Node ID with the new property. The assignment of this property to a node in the Disaster Recovery (DR), we can ensure that our main site stays up.

    Force Quorum Resiliency

    There may come a time when we have a DR site Force Quorum is not connected by a majority, and is at this time. For example, your main site, with three votes your website has failed and DR with two votes have not automatically brought online because it has enough votes. In a cluster of Windows Server 2012 R2, you can use the Cluster service with the / fix quorum (also known as CF modifier / known) to start, then this partition as the authority for the cluster. If the network connection is restored, you can bring the three nodes on the main site back online, the clusters which automatically reconnect without intervention. In Windows Server 2012 connectivity is turned once, which would have failed/prevent Default to start server with  modifier quorum new,The above examples show some of the major improvements are now available, I hope you find them useful. If you have questions or want more information please feel free to leave a comment below.