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  1. Can you connect Active Directory   to other 3rd-party Directory Services? Name a few options.
  2. Where is the AD database held? What other folders are related to ADWhat is the SYSVOL folder
  3. Name the AD NCs and replication issues for each NC
  4. What are application partitions?  When do I use themHow do you create a new application partition
  5. How do you view replication  properties for AD partitions and DCs
  6. What is the Global Catalog
  7. How do you view all the GCs in  the forest
  8. Why not make all DCs in a large   forest as GCs
  9. Trying to look at the Schema,  how can I do that?
  10. What are the Support Tools? Why  do I need them
  11. What is LDP? What is REPLMON?  What is ADSIEDIT?
  12. What is NETDOM? What is REPADMIN
  13. What are sites? What are they  used for
  14. What’s the difference between a site link’s schedule and interval
  15. What is the KCC?. .
  16. What is the ISTG? Who has that   role by default?. .
  17. What are the requirements for   installing AD on a new server?. .
  18. What can you do to promote a server to DC if you’re in a remote location with slow WAN link?. .
  19. How can you forcibly remove AD   from a server, and what do you do later? • Can I get user passwords from the AD database?. .
  20. What tool would I use to try to  grab security related packets from the wire?. .
  21. Name some OU design  considerations.. .
  22. What is tombstone lifetime  attribute?. .
  23. What do you do to install a new Windows 2003 DC in a Windows 2000 AD?. .
  24. What do you do to install a new  Windows 2003 R2 DC in a Windows 2003 AD?. .
  25. How would you find all users  that have not logged on since last month? . .
  26. What are the DS* commands?. .
  27. What’s the difference between LDIFDE and CSVDE? Usage considerations?. .
  28. What are the FSMO roles? Who has them by default? What happens when each one fails?. .
  29. What FSMO placement considerations do you know of?. .
  30. I want to look at the RID   allocation table for a DC. What do I do?. .
  31. What’s the difference between transferring a FSMO role and seizing one? Which one should you NOT seize? Why?. .
  32. How do you configure a“stand-by operation master” for any of the roles?. .
  33. How do you backup AD?. .
  34. How do you restore AD?. .
  35. How do you change the DS Restore admin password?. .
  36. Why can’t you restore a DC that was backed up 4 months ago?. .
  37. What are GPOs?. .
  38. What is the order in which GPOs  are applied?. .
  39. Name a few benefits of using GPMC.. .
  40. What are the GPC and the GPT?  Where can I find them?. .
  41. What are GPO links? What special  things can I do to them?. .
  42. What can I do to prevent inheritance from above? . .
  43. How can I override blocking of  inheritance?. .
  44. How can you determine what GPO  was and was not applied for a user? Name a few ways to do that.. .
  45. A user claims he did not receive   a GPO, yet his user and computer accounts are in the right OU, and  everyone else there gets the GPO. What will you look for? . .
  46. Name a few differences in Vista  GPOs. .
  47. Name some GPO settings in the computer and user parts.. .
  48. What are administrative templates?. .
  49. What’s the difference between  software publishing and assigning?. .
  50. Can I deploy non-MSI software  with GPO?. .


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