Test your Windows Server performance knowledge

Take this quiz to see how much you know about tuning Windows Servers for optimal performance.

Simple adjustments to server settings and parameters can have a huge affect on performance. With the right tuning and server management tactics, you can keep your data center humming at peak performance.

Our interactive classroom on fine-tuning Windows Server performance covers those topics, as well as Active Directory design tactics and some helpful performance monitoring tools. Now it's time to see how well you were paying attention!

Take this brief quiz to test your knowledge of how to optimize your Windows Server performance.

Windows Server Performance Quiz

1. Defragmenting Active Directory can reduce the size of its database by:
2. What Active Directory process allows changes to propagate across distributed enterprises?
3. Which of the following is NOT a result of optimizing a Windows Server?
4. In what instance do processor upgrades make the most sense?
5. When do you need to test and requalify servers?
6. When should you apply performance baselines to optimized servers?
7. What is the advantage of deploying service packs to an operating system rather than applying individual patches or updates?
8. Which changes can NOT be applied to operating systems like Windows Server 2008 R2?
9. Administrators can use Performance Monitor to not only diagnose performance problems but also to prevent them.
10. Which tool can monitor, manage and read event log files?

This was first published in June 2011

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