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What are the diffrence between WIndows Server 2003 and 2008?

1) 2008 is a combination of vista and windows 2003r2. Some new services are introduced in it



1. RODC one new domain controller introduced in it [Read-only Domain controllers.]


2. WDS (windows deployment services) instead of RIS in 2003 server


3. shadow copy for each and every folders


4.boot sequence is changed


5.installation is 32 bit where as 2003 it is 16 as well as 32 bit, that’s why installation of 2008 is faster


6.services are known as role in it


7. Group policy editor is a separate option in ads






2) The main difference between 2003 and 2008 is Virtualization, management.


2008 has more inbuilt components and updated third party drivers Microsoft introduces new feature with 2k8 that is Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 introduces Hyper-V (V for Virtualization) but only on 64bit versions. More and more companies are seeing this as a way of reducing hardware costs by running several 'virtual' servers on one physical machine. If you like this exciting technology, make sure that you buy an e…

How to Search EFS Files and Folders?

1) Using Search


If you have lots of time on your hands or are looking for extra pain in your life, one tool you could use to find encrypted folders and files is Windows' Search functionality. By searching for *.*, you can get a list of every single folder and file on your hard drive. You then need to look through all the results for any folder or file that's highlighted in green (assuming you haven't changed the default color for EFS folders and files).
2) Using EFSinfo

A slightly better way to find EFS folders and files is to use Microsoft's EFSinfo command-line tool. You can find it in the \Support\Tools folder on the Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM. You can use this tool to find all encrypted folders and files on your computer, but it typically produces a blizzard of information that's difficult to plow through. For example, try issuing the following command at the root of your C drive

Efsinfo /S:C:

All the filenames and folder names go blasting across your screen, s…

Interview Questions asked for System Administrator Position!

As far my 7years journey I have many interviews with many good reknown companies i.e. HP, IBM,Microsoft.
Here is a List of some questions (which i can remember ) asked to me in Either Telephonic or F2F interview:-
1) What is Active Directory?
2) What is Active Directory Database?
3) What is DNS?
4) What are different type of DNS records?
5) What are different type of DND scopes?
6) What you understand from DHCP?
7) How DHCP works?
8) What is the difference between the WINS and DNS?
9) How to Compact Active Directory?
10) How to Defragment Active Directory database? How many types of Defreagment available?
11) What is DHCP? and where is the Database stored?
12) What is Stub Zone?
13) 5 Major Difference between windows 2003 and windows 2008?
14) Port no of DHCP server? - DHCP server listens at 67 and responds at 68.


What is SVCHOST.exe in Task manager?

Many time we opend the task manager to see the performance of the machine we found that there is a Process called SVCHOST.exe is using some of the resources.
Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs).In General language its a Combination of many services in one file.
The Svchost.exe file is located in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services part of the registry to construct a list of services that it must load. Multiple instances of Svchost.exe can run at the same time. Each Svchost.exe session can contain a grouping of services. Therefore, separate services can run, depending on how and where Svchost.exe is started. This grouping of services allows for better control and easier debugging.

Svchost.exe groups are identified in the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Svchost
Each value under this key represents a separate Svchost group and …