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Windows System Administration Online Test

The Windows System Administration Online Test is preferred by recruiters to assess on-the-job skills of candidates before an interview. It reduces technical screening time by 80% by enabling employers to identify qualified candidates.

Covered Skills:

  • Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Network Policy Server (NPS)
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Transaction and Rollback Function
  • Cursors
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Sample Windows System Administration Online Test Questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Windows System Administration Online Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Resetting to empty hashtable
We have declared the following Powershell hashtable:
Which of the following methods resets $person to an empty hashtable?


  • A B
  • A C
  • A D
  • B C
  • B D
  • C D
  • A B C
  • A C D
  • A B D
  • B C D
  • A B C D
PowerShellEasy2 min
Get-Service command
What does this PowerShell command do?
Get-Service -Name w32time | Format-List
A: Shows all aliases of w32time
B: Shows the final output in a table formatted from list
C: Shows the final output in a list format
D: Returns properties of w32time service


  • A B
  • A C
  • A D
  • C D
  • B D
  • A C D
  • A B D
PowerShellEasy2 min
Remote access policy
Michael Willis created a user in Active Directory Users And Computers, and added the user to the VPN Users security group, which has a Remote Access Policy. The network admin has set the Remote Access Policy for VPN Users for Monday to Friday from 7 AM to 6 PM. Now, Michael is showing the user how to set up the VPN client for PPTP tunneling over a video conference call, but the user is not able to connect. What could be the issue?
A. The user needs a certificate for his computer.
B. The user is in a different time zone.
C. Michael forgot to select the Allow Access radio button on the Dial-In tab for the user account
D. Michael needs to configure DNS on the client computer.


  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
Windows AdministrationMedium2 min
Security log file
Harper is hired as the system admin for an e-commerce company, Dove. There is a Windows Server 2003 system which was installed by another administrator, just before they left. The admin seems to have finished the installation, but they did not set up any configuration after the installation. Harper checks the maximum log sizes in Event Viewer, and realizes that the maximum size of the Security log is 16 MB. What can we tell on the basis of this information?


  • Auditing has been enabled
  • System is running either the DNS or DHCP service
  • System is a domain controller
  • System is not a domain controller
Event Viewer
Windows AdministrationMedium2 min

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Active Directory

Used to control the working environment of users and computer accounts in active directory

Group Policy

Windows Internet Name Service

Lingering Object
Domain Controller
Loopback Address
Proxy Servers
Windows Registry
Sysvol Folder

Light-Weight Directory Access Protocol


Point to Point Protocol

IP Spoofing
Garbage Collection
Frame Relay

Domain Name System

Authoritative Restore

Object Request Broker


NETWORK BASic Input or Output System


NetBIOS Extended User Interface


Resource Reservation Protocol


Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

User Datagram Protocol
Command Prompt
Remote Desktop Protocol
Keyboard Video and Mouse
Intrusion Detection System
Host Intrusion Detection System

Recommended Roles:

Windows Server Admin
Windows Administrator

Why You Should Use This Windows System Administration Online Test

The Windows System Administration Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

The Adaface Windows System Administration Online Test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for Windows System Administrator roles:

  • Knowledge of Windows server setup, deployment, and maintenance
  • Ability to create scripts in Perl, Python, and similar languages
  • Experience with databases, patch management, and networks including LAN and WAN
  • Knowledge of network security systems, intrusion detection systems, and data backup
  • Familiarity with modern operating systems and server platforms

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for Windows System Administrator roles. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The Windows System Administration Online Test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the skills to do well on the job.

About Windows System Administrator Roles

Server installation and setup, server roles, storage, Active Directory and Group Policy, file, print, and web services, remote access, virtualization, application servers, troubleshooting, performance, and dependability are all topics covered in Windows Server Administration.

A Windows Systems Administrator is in charge of installing, administering, and updating a company's Windows-based systems and servers. They are also in charge of monitoring data security, setting user access, and ensuring the system's reliability.

Typical Windows System Administrator responsibilities include:

  • Assessing stability, security, and scalability of installed Windows systems
  • Installing and upgrading Windows systems and servers
  • Troubleshooting system and server errors
  • Monitoring and updating the Windows codebase
  • Monitoring system performance.
  • Maintaining server architecture security and creating system backups

How is this Windows System Administration Online Test customized?



What is a custom assessment?

Every role is different and requires a custom assessment to identify top candidates efficiently. Adaface subject matter experts understand your job description/ role requirements and pick the most relevant questions from our library of 10000+ questions to create a technical assessment that helps you find the qualified candidates in your candidate pipeline quickly. All custom assessments are set up based on the job description, role requirements, must-have skills, experience level and salary range within a maximum of 48 hours and you will get an email notification once it goes live.

Check out a sample assessment here (no credit card required).

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify.

How is Adaface different from other assessment tools?

We believe that status quo tech assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate engineers because they focus on trick questions/ puzzles/ niche algorithms. We started Adaface to help companies find great engineers by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role. Read more about why we started Adaface.

Here's what's different with Adaface:

  • High quality non-googleable questions that test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge.
  • A friendly conversational assessment with a chatbot, instead of sending a "test" to a candidate. This translates to a higher completion rate. Adaface assessments (86% candidate completion rate), as opposed to traditional tests (40-50% candidate completion rate)
  • Customized assessments for 700+ skills at different experience levels.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagairism detection
  • Non-googleable questions
  • Secure browser

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

The platform is completely self-serve, so here's one way to proceed:

  • You can sign up for free to get a feel for how it works.
  • The free trial includes one sample assessment (Java/ JavaScript) that you will find in your dashboard when you sign up. You can use it to review the quality of questions, and the candidate experience of a conversational test on Adaface.
  • To review the quality of questions, you can also review our public questions for 50+ skills here.
  • Once you're convinced that you want to try it out with real assessments and candidates, you can pick a plan according to your requirements.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.

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How Adaface Is Different

Adaface conversational assessments are reflective of on-the-job skills and see an 86% completion rate as compared to ~50% for traditional assessment platforms.



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