Exchange Server Interview Questions & Answers part 1

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Q: – What are the pre requisites to install Exchange Server 2007?

1. Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0
2. Microsoft ASP .Net
3. World Wide Web Service
4. MMC 3.0
5. Windows power shell
6. SMTP & NNTP service should not be installed

Q: – What is the order to install Exchange Server 2007 Roles in a exchange Server 2003 organization?

1. Client Access Server Role
2. Hub Transport Server Role
3. Mailbox Server Role
4. Unified Messaging Server role

Q: – What are the versions available in Exchange Server 2007?

There are two types of Exchange Server 2007 version release

64 bit for production environment
32 bit only for non-production environment

Q: – What are the Operating system requirements to install Exchange Server 2007?

Exchange Server 2007 can be installed on

Windows Server 2003 SP2 64-bit,
Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 64-bit or
Windows Server 2008 64-bit

Q: – What are the Active directory requirements to install Exchange Server 2007?

1. Domain functional level at least windows server 2000 native or higher
2. Schema Master must be run on windows 2003 server with sp1
3. At least one Domain Controller, in each domain with windows server 2003 sp1
4. At least one global catalog server in Active Directory Site which hosts exchange Server 2007
5. 4:1 ratio of Exchange processor to global catalog server processors

Q: – What are the hardware requirements to install Exchange Server 2007?

* Processor “ 64 bit processor
* RAM 2 GB + 5 MB per Mailbox
* Disk Space  At least 1.2 GB on the drive on which you install Exchange
* 200 MB of available disk space on the system drive
* File Format  NTFS

Q: – What are the Software requirements to install Exchange Server 2007?

Following are the software prerequisites to install Exchange Server 2007

1. Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0
2. IIS
3. WWW
4. MMC 3.0
5. Microsoft Windows Power Shell

Q: – What is Transition in Exchange Server 2007?

Transition is the scenario in which you upgrade an existing Exchange organization to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. To perform the transition, you must move data from the existing Exchange servers to new Exchange 2007 servers. For example, when upgrading from an Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange 2000 Server organization to an Exchange 2007 organization, you perform a transition. When transitioning to Exchange 2007, you cannot perform an in-place server upgrade on an existing Exchange server. Instead, you must install a new Exchange 2007 server into the existing organization, and then move data to the new Exchange 2007 server.

Q: – What is Migration in Exchange Server 2007?

Migration is the scenario in which you upgrade to Exchange 2007 by migrating data from a non-Exchange messaging system to Exchange 2007 or from an existing Exchange organization to a completely new Exchange organization, without retaining any of the Exchange configuration data in the first organization. For example, when merging with another company, you can perform a migration. In this scenario, you move mailboxes and data to the other company’s Exchange organization, without retaining any of the configuration data from your existing Exchange organization. Another example is when upgrading from Lotus Notes to Exchange 2007, you perform a migration. In this scenario, you must move mailboxes and data to the new Exchange 2007 organization, without retaining any of the data from the Lotus Notes organization.The migration process includes installing a completely new Exchange 2007 organization, and then migrating mailboxes from the old messaging system to the new Exchange 2007 messaging system, using various tools for migration.

Submitted By:-Jai Kundu           Email-ID: – jaikundu2@ibibo.com

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