Interview with a Wiki Ninja: Santosh Bhandarkar, Windows Server and Directory’s Service Expert

Welcome to our Monday Interview with a Wiki Ninja !


Today the interview will be with Santosh Bhandarkar. A Directory’s Service expert, Windows Server’s guru, top answered in Windows server’s forum, moderator in some Windows’s Server forums and a wiki contributor !



Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?


I am from India, I am currently working as a Project Lead (Infrastructure Management Services) at iGATE (India).

I have hands-on experience on various Microsoft Products and Technologies, various Enterprise Applications, Server Hardware, Storage, Network Infrastructure and VMware Infrastructure technologies.


What are your big projects right now?


I recently passed Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services and currently working on Exam 70-243 TS: Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Configuring.


I am planning to write few Wiki articles on Group Policy tweaks.


Besides your work on TechNet Wiki, where do you contribute?


TechNet Server Forums.


I am glad that, I have been given an opportunity to Moderate few  TechNet Server forums out of many.


What is TechNet Wiki for? Who is it for?


TechNet Wiki is for EVERYONE! Especially for Windows enthusiasts.


What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?


An innovative platform where anyone can contribute, write amazing articles and spread knowledge.



What are your favorite Wiki articles you’ve contributed?


Best Practices for Setting Up Page File and Minimum Drive Size Required for OS Partition on Windows Servers


What are your top 5 favorite Wiki articles?


1.   Wiki: Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Portal by Richard Mueller


2.   Active Directory: DSQUERY Commands by i.biswajith


3.      Active Directory: Disaster Recovery with a System State Backup Step by Step by Yagmoth555


4.   How to View or Delete Active Directory Delegated Permissions by Patris_70


5.   SQL Server 2008 R2 by Ed Price – MSFT



Who has impressed you in the Wiki community, and why?


Ed Price – MSFT, Richard Mueller andYagmoth555Amazing contributions to Technet Wiki, their passion and dedication cannot be explained in words, too impressive!



Do you have any comments for product groups about TechNet Wiki?


Thanks so much for this wonderful platform. Great Job, keep up the great work J


Thanks, Santosh Bhandarkar




Thanks Santosh for the interview !

Santosh is someone that I knew from my day one when I started to contribute in the TechNet’s forum last year, so I can personnaly tell that he’s a big online contributor ! Don’t hesitate to leave a comment 



– French Ninja Phil (Wiki, Profile, Twitter)

Comments (28)

  1. Thanks for the kind words Philippe 🙂

  2. Nice to meet you Santosh !

    btw: I love your picture .. ^^

  3. Hezequias Vasconcelos says:

    Congratulations Santos, good work.

  4. Arvind Dubey says:

    I know one thing for sure..  I am proud of you.. 🙂

  5. Patris_70 says:

    congratulation Santosh 🙂

  6. Shirish MK says:

    I'm very proud to have a friend like you, Santosh.

  7. Thanks for your contributions Santosh, it is much appreciated.

  8. Siddhesh says:

    COngrats Santosh

  9. Amit Katkar says:

    Congratulation Santosh, Nice interview, Keep it up !!! …

    We would like to see more from you in future ….

  10. Congrats! Santosh.

    Good interview and great contribution!

  11. It's great to see you interviewed, Santosh! Keep up the excellent work!

  12. nice interview Santosh, nice to meet you!

  13. Ed, Serhad, Thanks 🙂

  14. Hearty Congratulations Santosh… Keep continue the Great work 🙂

  15. Fırat Esmer says:

    Gratz Santısh! 🙂

  16. Ravi, Firat, Thanks Guys.

  17. sharath says:

    Great one bro…

  18. Abhijit Waikar says:

    Congratulations Santosh!!!

  19. Anonymous says:

    You can find the list of authors here:
    Wiki Ninjas Blog: The Contributors

    Anyone can join us

  20. Anonymous says:

    This blog is a follow up to our last list of Wiki Ninja Blog Authors: Council Spotlight: Who are the

  21. Congratulations!!Interview with a Wiki Ninja: Santosh Bhandarkar, Windows Server and Directory’s Service Expert

  22. Mahesh Vijapure says:

    Great stuff Santosh.. Yeah , truely You are a mine of knowledge. The best thing is you share it with the needy by many means .. We are the luckiest one to work along with you and to learn many things … Such a great personality. Keep sharing your thoughts
    and Factual information.