Microsoft Exchange server 2003/2007/2010 Interview Questions and Answers
1. What are the pre requisites to install Exchange Server 2007 ?
Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0
Microsoft ASP .Net
World Wide Web Service
Windows power shell
SMTP & NNTP service should not be installed
2. What’s the order to install Exchange Server 2007 Roles in a exchange Server 2003 organization ?
Client Access Server Role
Hub Transport Server Role
Mailbox Server Role
Unified Messaging Server role
3. 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
4. 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
5. What are the Active directory requirements to install Exchange Server 2007 ?
Domain functional level at least windows server 2000 native or higher
Schema Master must be run on windows 2003 server with sp1
At least one Domain Controller, in each domain with windows server 2003 sp1
At least one global catalog server in Active Directory Site which hosts exchange Server 2007
4:1 ratio of Exchange processor to global catalog server processors
6. 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
7. What are the Software requirements to install Exchange Server 2007 ?
Following are the software prerequisites to install Exchange Server 2007
Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0
Microsoft Windows Power Shell
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Is it possible to do in place upgrade from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007 ?
No in-place upgrade on existing Exchange server organization. Install new Exchange Server 2007 server into existing organization, and move data to new server.