70-743 Practice Test – Windows Server 2016

Practice questions for 70-743, the MCSA upgrade exam for Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016. Includes hundreds of free questions to help you study for the official exam, providing the perfect compliment for dedicated IT professionals.

This practice test consists of 15 random questions pulled from the complete set of over 100. Simply select the answer you think is correct and the simulator will immediately inform you of the correct choice with suitable explanations where appropriate.

Feel free to take this test as often as you wish and best of luck with the real exam!

About Windows Server 2016

It’s been four years since Microsoft released Windows Server 2012, around the same time as Windows 8 made it’s appearance. Although Windows 8 struggled to capture the public’s trust, the 2012 server platform succeeded and has since become a dominate player in the enterprise market.

With the release of 2016, Microsoft has once again pushed Windows Server several steps further, increasing the range of features to match the current state of affairs. We now have the luxury of Nano Servers that extend the philosophy of Server Core but with a 93% reduced footprint. Containers are the new rage in the dev world, allowing developers to bundle applications into safe little deployable “containers”. Microsoft have welcomed this approach and Containers are now an inbuilt feature of Server 2016.

Windows Server 2016 desktop screenshot

A full list of new features can be found on the official Microsoft website but for now let’s look at some of the most interesting additions.



Setup a Nano Server 2016


Join Windows Server 2016 Nano to a Domain

In this Ask the Admin, I’ll show you how to add Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 Nano Server to an Active Directory domain using the Offline Domain Join (djoin) tool.

At the tail end of last year, I showed you how to deploy Nano Server TP4 to an Azure virtual machine in Install Nano Server in Microsoft Azure on the Petri IT Knowledgebase. Since then, Microsoft’s new management portal for Azure, codenamed Ibiza, reached general availability; so I’ll write all future articles relating to Azure using the new portal. For more information on installing VMs using the new portal, see Deploy VMs Using Azure Resource Manager on Petri.

Before starting, it goes without saying that you’ll need a domain controller that your Nano server can communicate with. I’m performing this demo in Microsoft Azure, but your DC could be running in the cloud or an external network connected to Azure using a VPN.



Replace netsh with Windows PowerShell – Basic network cmdlets

Some days ago I made a blog post about how you can replace diskpart.exe with the new cmdlets in Windows PowerShell v3. Now my next goal was to replace netsh with PowerShell.

Microsoft offers a lot of new cmdlets for networking tasks lets see what we have here. We got a lot of new PowerShell modules which are related to networking.


Now the two modules which sound really interesting are


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