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Q: How would you check your Exchange configuration settings to see if theyre right?

Run Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer tool.


Q: Name a few reasons for using 64-bit hardware and OS version for Exchange 2007
2010.
64-bit hardware provides the system architecture that is required to support the increased memory,
storage, and enhanced security requirements in a more cost-effective manner. Trends indicate that
demands on messaging systems will continue to grow and 64-bit servers provide the system
architecture to meet these demands while reducing costs within organizations through server and disk
storage consolidations. With a larger addressable space, the Exchange servers can utilize more
memory thereby reducing the required input/output per user (IOPS), enabling the use of larger disks
as well as low cost storage such as SATA2 drives.
Q: What is the OAB? When is it used?
An Offline Address Book is a container that stores a collection of Offline Address Lists. Outlook users
can choose which offline address lists they want to download. Users who work offline connect to
Exchange Server computers and download Offline Address Lists to obtain information about other
users in their organization.
When an Administrator creates an Offline Address Book, the address list will be converted to a
separate set of files and stored in an Exchange Public Folder. Offline Address Books typically contain at
least one address list that represents the global address list (GAL). Users who are working offline with
their Outlook clients can use this global address while they are on the road.
Q: What is PowerShell and why do we care?
Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for
system administration. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell helps IT professionals and
power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and
applications that run on Windows. Built-in Windows PowerShell commands, called cmdlets, let you
manage the computers in your enterprise from the command line.
The Exchange Management Shell, built on Windows PowerShell technology, provides a powerful
command-line interface for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 that enables automation of administrative
tasks. With the Shell, you can manage every aspect of Exchange. You can enable new e-mail
accounts, configure SMTP connectors, store database properties, store transport agents, and more.
The Shell can perform every task that can be performed by the Exchange Management Console and
the Exchange Web interface in addition to tasks that can't be performed in those interfaces. In fact,

when a task is performed in the console and the Web interface, those interfaces use the Shell to
perform the task.
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 - Internet Information Services, a set of Internet-based services for servers using MS Windows
3. WWW - a system of interlinked hypertext documents that are accessed via the internet
4. MMC 3.0 - MS Management Console hosts administrative tools that you can use to administer
networks, computers, services, and other system components
5. Microsoft Windows Power Shell
6. Microsoft ASP .Net

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 nonExchange 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 companys 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.

What are the Exchange 2007/2010 server roles?


Exchange 2007 introduces a new concept to Exchange organizations, the concept of server roles.
Similar to how a Windows server can host one or more roles. Server roles allow an administrator to
split the functions of an Exchange server and place each role, or a combination of roles, on different
servers in the organization. With current Exchange servers you can make a server a Front-End server,
or a Back-End server and that is about it. Exchange 2007 introduces five roles to the Exchange
organization.
Edge Transport - The last hop of outgoing mail and first hop of incoming mail, acting as a "smart
host" and usually deployed in a perimeter network, Edge Transport provides mail quarantine and SMTP
service to enhance security. One advantage of this role is that is does not require Active Directory
access, so it can function with limited access to the corporate network for increased security.
Hub Transport - The Hub Transport role handles mails by routing them to next hop: another Hub
Transport server, Edge server or mailbox server. Unlike Exchange 2003 Bridgehead that needs
Exchange admin defined routing groups, Exchange 2007 Hub Transport role uses AD site info to
determine the mail flow. The Hub Transport and Edge Transport servers are very similar and in fact,
one can forgo the Edge Transport server and configure the Hub Transport to accept mail from, and
send mail to, the Internet.
Client Access - The Client Access server role provides the other mailbox server protocol access apart
from MAPI. Similar to Exchange 2003 FrontEnd server, it enables user to use an Internet browser
(OWA), 3rd party mail client (POP3/IMAP4) and mobile device (ActiveSync) to access their mailbox.
Mailbox - The Mailbox server role is responsible for hosting mailbox and public folder data. This role
also provides MAPI access for Outlook clients. Note that there is also a variation of this role called
Clustered Mailbox role, for use with high-availability MSCS clustering of mailbox data. When Clustered
Mailbox role is selected, other server roles cannot be combined on the same physical server.
Unified Messaging - This role enables end users to access their mailbox, address book, and calendar
using telephone and voice. IP-PBX or VoIP gateway needs to be installed and configured to facilitate
much of the functionality of this server role.

Q: What are the benefits of using roles, vs. the way Exchange 2000/2003
worked?
Server role is a logical concept used to organize Exchange 2007 services and
features across one or more servers. While Exchange 2003 provided primitive
server roles called BackEnd server and FrontEnd server, Exchange 2007 has more
granular divisions.
Dividing Exchange features among several server roles has advantages:

More flexible deployment topology: For a small or medium company that has
only hundreds of mailboxes and all users are centralized, customer can install
all required roles on one physical server. For a large enterprise where tens of
thousands of mailboxes span multiple physical locations, customer can
choose to deploy each role on a separate server or even multiple servers per
role to provide better performance and fault tolerance.
Better hardware utilization and scalability: Because each role only installs
binaries and runs services for a specific feature set. Unlike older versions of
Exchange, configuring a server that has only one or two roles will reduce
Memory, CPU and disk space requirements for this server. In addition, roles
are scalable so admin can load balance work of one role to multiple servers.
Easy to maintain: Upgrading, applying hotfix, or other server changes that
could cause server outage can be isolated to one server role. This reduces
maintenance down time and end user impact. Admin can also install or
uninstall roles on a server as needed.

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: - 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.

Q: - What is the status of routing group connector in co existed of Exchange Server 2003
and 2007?
Exchange Organization in Exchange Native Mode Exchange Server 2007 routing group
(DWBGZMFD01QNBJR) is created only for coexisting with earlier versions of Exchange.
Routing Group Connector is required between Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007
(created during setup).

Q: - Will Front End server talk to Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox server in an Exchange
organization having both exchange 2003 and exchange Server 2007?
Exchange Server 2003 Front-end server cannot talk to Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Server Roles

Q: - What are the transition options available in Exchange Server 2007


We can make transition in following options

Single forest to single forest you have an existing single forest Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2000
topology, you can transition to a single forest Exchange 2007 organization Single forest to cross forest
sIf you have an existing single forest Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2000 topology, you can transition to
a cross-forest Exchange 2007 topology
Cross forest to cross forest If you have an existing cross-forest Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2000
topology with Exchange servers and mailboxes in each forest, you can transition to an Exchange 2007
cross-forest topology.
Resource forest to resource forest Single forest to resource forest -

Q: -What are the considerations for Exchange Server 2007 to co exists with Exchange
server 2000 and Exchange Server 2003?
* Exchange Organization in Exchange Native Mode Exchange Server 2007 routing group
(DWBGZMFD01QNBJR) is created only for coexisting with earlier versions of Exchange.
* Routing Group Connector is required between Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007
(created during setup).
* Exchange Server 2003 computers cannot interoperate with the Unified Messaging server role.
Exchange 2003 mailboxes cannot be Unified Messagingenabled.
* Exchange 2003 Front-ends cannot talk to Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Server Roles.
* No in-place upgrade on existing Exchange server. Install new Exchange Server 2007 server into
existing organization, and move data to new server

Q: - Which service should not be installed in Exchange Server 2007 installation?


SMTP and NNTP service should not be installed

Q: - What to do if exchange Server 5.5 in your organization in order to upgrade to Exchange


Server 2007?
You cannot upgrade an existing Microsoft Exchange Server version 5.5 organization to Exchange
Server 2007. You must first migrate from the Exchange Server 5.5 organization to an Exchange Server
2003 or an Exchange 2000 Server organization. Then you can transition the Exchange 2003 or
Exchange 2000 organization to Exchange 2007.

Q: - What are the Exchange Server editions available?


There are two types of Exchange Server 2007 editions available
1. Standard Edition 2. Enterprise Edition
Q: What is Storage Group?
Storage Group is a grouping of Mailbox and/or Public Folder Databases, which shares a single backup
schedule and a single set of Transaction log files. Storage Groups are managed using their separate
server process and the idea behind splitting databases up in Storage Groups is primarily to reduce the
overhead that results from multiple sets of transaction log files.
Q: - What is the difference between standard and Enterprise Edition?
Standard Edition: 5, up to 5; 5 DB per
Enterprise Edition: server50 storage groups up to 5 DB each; 50 DB per server
Clustering support - SE: No / EE: Yes

Q: - What are the Planning Considerations of Mailbox Server Role?


The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox server role hosts mailbox databases and provides e-mail
storage and advanced scheduling services for Microsoft Office Outlook users The Mailbox server role
can also host a public folder database, which provides a foundation for workflow, document sharing,
and other forms of collaboration
We have to perform a planning consideration on
* Sizing the database,
* Planning for public folder,
* Co hosting with other server roles and
* Planning for clustered Mailbox server

Q: - What are the Planning considerations for Client Access Server Role?
The Client Access server role supports the Outlook Web Access, Outlook Anywhere, and Exchange
ActiveSync client applications, in addition to the POP3 and IMAP4 protocols. The Client Access server
role also hosts several key services, such as the Auto discover service and Exchange Web Services.

In order to have better client access functionality we have to perform a Planning consideration on
Exchange Active Sync. Outlook web Access, outlook anywhere, POP3 and IMAP4 protocols and also
securing client access

Q: - What are the Planning Considerations of Hub Transport Server Role?


Hub Transport server role is a required role in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 organization that
provides routing within a single organizational network by using the Active Directory directory service
site. Hub Transport server role installed handles all mail flow inside the organization, apply transport
rules, apply journal rules, and deliver messages to recipients mailboxes
We have to perform a Planning Consideration on
* Topology for mail flow inside and outside the Exchange organization
* Server capacity - determine how to perform performance monitor
* Security - includes delegation of administrative roles and verification that IP connections are only
enabled from authorized servers
* Transport Features - determine the transport features that you will enable at the Hub Transport
server and how they will be configured
Q: - What are the Planning Considerations for Edge Transport Server Role?
Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport server role is designed to provide improved antivirus and antispam protection for the Exchange organization. Computers that have the Edge Transport server role
also apply policies to messages in transport between organizations. The Edge Transport server role is
deployed in an organizations perimeter network.
* Edge Transport Should not be included in Active Directory
* Should be installed in a Standalone Server
* Edge Transport Should not be Part of the domain
* ADAM Should be Installed
* Pre requisites .Net framework , Windows Management Shell, MMC

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 transition options available in Exchange Server 2007 ?
We can make transition in following options
Single forest to single forest you have an existing single forest Exchange 2003 or
Exchange 2000 topology, you can transition to a single forest Exchange 2007
organization
Single forest to cross forest If you have an existing single forest Exchange 2003 or
Exchange 2000 topology, you can transition to a cross-forest Exchange 2007
topology
Cross forest to cross forest If you have an existing cross-forest Exchange 2003 or
Exchange 2000 topology with Exchange servers and mailboxes in each forest, you
can transition to an Exchange 2007 cross-forest topology.
Q: Will Front End server talk to Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox server in an
Exchange organization having both exchange 2003 and exchange Server
2007 ?
Exchange Server 2003 Front-end server cannot talk to Exchange Server 2007
Mailbox Server Roles
Q: What's the difference between online and offline defrag?
Online: Exchange database online defragmentation occurs automatically as part of
the database maintenance process. Online defragmentation detects and removes
database objects that are no longer being used
Offline: you must defragment the Exchange database offline to reduce the physical
size of the Exchange database.
Q: What are resource mailboxes? When would you use them?
SCR enables a separation of high availability (comprised of service and data
availability) and site resilience.
Q: What is CCR (Cluster Continuous Replication)?
It is a high availability feature of Exchange 2007. It keeps a copy of storage group
on another server and sinking the log files both. Also, it removes the need of SAN
and low cost. No single point of failure
Q: What is LCR (Local Continuous Replication)?
The LCR feature makes it possible to create and maintain an exact copy (replica) of
databases in a storage group on an Exchange 2007 Server to a second set of disks
in the server or to a NAS/SAN
Q: What are the Exchange 2007/2010 server roles?
Edge Transport , Hub Transport, Client access, Mailbox, unified messaging

Q: What's a Recovery Storage Group?


RSGs enable you to recover data from a backup or copy of a database without
disturbing user access to current data.
Q: How do you use Exmerge in Exchange 2007/2010?
Using ExMerge we can import or export PST files.
You can recover single mailbox
Q: What's a Dial Tone recovery?
A dial tone recovery involves creating an empty database on a server to replace a
failed database. This empty, or dial tone, database allows users to send and receive
e-mail while the failed database is recovered.
Q: What built-in tool do you have to allow you to manage Exchange store
recoveries?
Exmerge / Recovery storage group
Q: What is Isinteg?
The Information Store Integrity Checker (Isinteg.exe) finds and eliminates errors
from the public folder and mailbox databases at the application level. These errors
can prevent the information store from starting or prevent users from logging on
and from receiving, opening, or deleting mail. Isinteg is not intended for use as a
part of routine information store maintenance. It is provided to assist in disaster
recovery situations and other referential integrity issues.
Q: What is Online Mailbox Move in Exchange 2010?
That allows end-users to be online in their email accounts. On completing the move
users just needs to reopen their Outlook clients.
Q: What is the GAL?
The Global Address List or GAL is a University wide directory of Exchange users
available through Outlook or OWA.
Q: How would you modify the filter properties of one of the default
address lists?
You could do this by editing the Default Global Address List object in ADSEdit. The
attribute that holds the query is the purportedSearch attribute.
Q: Where does Edge role store its settings?
The Edge Transport server uses Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) to store
the required Active Directory data, which is data such as Accepted Domains,
Recipients, Safe Senders, Send Connectors and a Hub Transport server list.
Q: What's Edge synchronization?
The process that the Microsoft Exchange EdgeSync service performs to propagate
data from Active Directory to the subscribed Edge Transport server. Configuration

data is synchronized one time each hour. Recipient data is synchronized one time
every four hours.
You can use the Start-EdgeSynchronization cmdlet in the Exchange
Management Shell to start immediate synchronization.
Q: How do you enable Edge subscription?
Open the Exchange Management Shell on the Edge Transport server, and enter this
command:
New-EdgeSubscription file "C:\subscription.xml"
Answer Y
Transfer EdgeSubscription.xml to the Hub Transport server
Open Exchange Management Console
In the left tree choose Organization Configuration and then Hub Transport
In the Actions pane click New Edge Subscription
Choose active directory site, if you have multiple sites though, then you should
make the Edge Transport server a member of the site that has the fastest (or most
reliable) network connectivity to the perimeter network.
Use the Browse button to browse for and select the subscription.xml file.
Verify that the Automatically Create A Send Connector for this Edge Subscription
checkbox is selected, then click the New button to import the XML file and create
the Edge Subscription.
Q: What's the default replication interval for Edge sync?
By default, configuration data is synchronized to AD LDS once every hour ,
and recipient data is synchronized to AD LDS once every four hours . You can
change these intervals using the Set-EdgeSyncService cmdlet.
Q: What's Edge subscription?
The Edge Subscription is the record of an Edge Transport server that has been
subscribed to an Exchange organization. The ADAM directory service on a
subscribed Edge Transport server is updated with information from Active Directory
by the Microsoft Exchange EdgeSync service.
Q: What is Eseutil?
It is a tool that you can use to verify, modify, and repair an Exchange database file.
When a database is corrupt or damaged, you can restore data from backup or repair
it using Eseutil.
Q: Where does Exchange store its configuration settings?
At configuration partition in the active directory
Q: How would you verify that the schema is updated?
You can verify that you are ready to start installing Exchange 2007 by looking for
the following.
The Microsoft Exchange Systems Objects container contains a global group called
Exchange 12 Domain Servers

The ESUG has the Exchange 12 Domain Servers global group as a member.
The ESUG will have permissions to the Manage Auditing and Security Log settings
on all DCs in all domains that the commands were run against
Q: What are the new features introduced in Exchange Server 2010 on
overview perspective?
1. Protection and compliance
2. Anywhere Access
3. Flexible and reliable
Q: What are the supportable clients for Exchange Server 2010?
Desktop office 2007 and entourage MAC
WEB OWA, OFFICE outlook web access, IE, Firefox and safari
Mobile office outlook mobile, windows mobile, and Exchange active sync for third
partys
Q: What is universal Inbox In OWA?
Its provides a solution to have one E-Mail inbox for EMail, Text messages and Voice
messages
Can have multiple E-Mail accounts in one OWA window
Q: What is federation?
Federation is new feature in Exchange server 2010 to share the company users
calendars to the partners. A trust relationship to be made to have this feature
Q: What is continuous availability feature in Exchange Server 2010?
In Exchange Server 2007, we have server to server failover scenarios, and we need
to use failover clustering to configure the HA options which is very difficult to
manage
In Exchange Server 2010, HA modified to Database level which provides quick
recoverability in disk and database failures. We can have multiple database copies
up to 16 mailbox copies in a database availability group. Admin have replicate
mailbox copies up to 16 replicated copies. Capabilities of having CCR and SCR into
single platform
Q: Continuous availability in user level?
If a mailbox move is happening, the users will be stay online and there wont be be
any discontinuity in sending or receiving mails
Q: What are the storage options supported in Exchange Server 2010?
Exchange Server 2010 can support the DAS and Also JBOD disks its because of the
HA option depends only on the Database level
Q: What is personal archive in Exchange Server 2010 archiving?
It is a Secondary mailbox that is configured by the administrator, this appears along
with users primary mailbox in outlook or OWA, and the PST files can be dragged

and dropped to personal archive Mailbox. Mails in Primary mailbox can be moved
automatically using Retention policies. Archive quota can be set separately from
primary mailbox
Q: What are retention policies? And what we can do with retention policies
in Exchange Server 2010?
Retention policy is an option to move/ delete certain mails by applying rules. We can
set retention policies at Item or Folder level. Policies can be applied directly within
e-mail. We can set expiration date stamped directly on e-mail. Policies can be
applied to all email within a folder. We can configure delete policy to delete the mail
after certain period and Archive policies to move certain mails with the certain
period to archive mailbox
Q: What are the Retention Policies in Exchange Server 2010?
1. Move Policy automatically moves messages to the messages to the archive
Mailbox with the options of 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 5 years and never 2 years is
default. Move mailbox policies helps keep mailbox under quota. This works like
outlook Auto Archive without creating PSTs
2. Delete Policy automatically deletes messages. Delete policies are global.
Removes unwanted items
3. Move + Delete policy automatically moves messages to archive after X months
and deletes from archive after Y Months. We can set policy priority: Explicit policies
over default policies; longer policies apply over shorted policies
Q: What is Multi Mailbox Search?
This option delegated access to search to HR, compliance, legal manager.
Administrator has to provide access permission on to use this feature, this will
provide an option to search all mail items ( email, IM contacts, calendar) across
primary mailbox, archives. The filtering option in Multi Mailbox search includes
sender, receiver, expire policy, message size, send/receive date, cc/bcc, regular
expressions, IRM protected Items
Q: What are E-Discovery features?
Following are the E-Discovery features introduced in Exchange Server 2010
1. Search specific Mailboxes or DLS
2. Export search results to a mailbox or SMTP Address
3. Request email alert when search completes
4. Search results organized by per original hierarchy
Lot more will be added in the original release
Q: What is Legal Hold and what are the features in Legal Hold?
New feature in Exchange Server 2010 to monitor or control a user from deleting a
Mail or Mailbox, the features available in Legal Hold are
1. Copy edited and deleted item this option is in Exchange server 2007 to hold the

auto deleted items


2. Set duration for auto delete indefinite or specify time period
3. Auto alert notification sends alerts to users that they are on hold, eliminates
manual process
4. Search dumpster use Multi Mailbox search to retrieve deleted/edited items
indexed in dumpster folder
Q: What is journaling and what are the journaling features in Exchange
Server 2010?
Journaling is an option to track mails from particular user or from a group of users.
The New Features in Journaling for Exchange server 2010 are
1. Transport Journaling ability to journal individual Mailboxes or SMTP address and
also this gives a detailed report per To/Cc//Bcc/Alt-Recipient and DL expansion
2. Journal report de duplication reduces duplication of journal reports. Exchange
server 2010 creates one report per message
Q: What is journal decryption?
Journal decryption is a new feature in Exchange Server 2010, if a user sends an
encrypted message to recipient and if journaling was enabled for that user, then the
Hub transport Server decrypts the message and sends that decrypted message for
journaling. The intended recipient will receive the encrypted message
Q: What is Set Quota in Archive management?
With Mailbox quota Management, we can assign mailbox size for a user. This option
can be enabled from the properties of the user account, and the default settings to
Mailbox quota is 10 GB
Q: What is federated sharing?
Federated Sharing allows easy sharing of availability information, calendar, and
contacts with recipients in external federated organizations
Q: What are the options shared in federated sharing?
1. Free busy information
2. Calendar and contact sharing
3. Sharing policy
Q: What are the benefits of federation?
Allow users to act on behalf of specific user
Specific user identified by E-mail address
User not prompted for credentials
Reduces explicit trust management
No AD trusts, service to cloud accounts to manage
Minimizes certificate exchanges
Verifies domain ownership

Q: How to establish federated sharing in Exchange Server 2010?


1. Create trust with certificate exchange
2. Prove domain ownership
3. Add domains
Q: What is Microsoft Federation Gateway?
Exchange Server 2010 uses Microsoft Federation Gateway (MFG), an identity service
that runs in the cloud, as the trust broker. Exchange organizations wanting to use
Federation establish a Federation Trust with MFG, allowing it to become a federation
partner to the Exchange organization. The trust allows users authenticated by
Active Directory , known as the identity provider (IP), to be issued Security Assertion
Markup Language (SAML) delegation tokens by MFG. The delegation tokens allow
users from one federated organization to be trusted by another federated
organization. With MFG acting as the trust broker, organizations are not required to
establish multiple individual trust relationships with other organizations. Users can
access external resources using a single sign-on (SSO) experience
Q: What is Federation Trust?
A Federation Trust is established between an Exchange organization and MFG by
exchanging the organizations certificate with MFG, and retrieving MFGs certificate
and federation metadata. The certificate is used for encrypting tokens
Q: What is Sharing Policy?
Sharing policies allow you to control how users in your organization can share
calendar and contact information with users outside the organization. To provision
recipients to use a particular sharing policy
Prerequisites to create a Sharing Policy
A federation trust has been created between your Exchange 2010 organization
and Microsoft Federation Gateway, and the Federated Organization Identifier is
configured.
Although you can create a sharing policy for any external domain, recipients from
the specified domain can access your users information only if they have a mailbox
in an Exchange 2010 organization and their domain is federated
Others: (unanswered)

What are the Exchange 2007/2010 server roles?

What are the benefits of using roles, vs. the way Exchange 2000/2003 worked?

What are the Exchange 2003 equivalents of the various Exchange 2007/2010 roles?

Name the system prerequisites for installing Exchange 2007/2010 in your existing Active Directory
forest.

You have an Exchange 5.5 organization and finally decided to move forward and upgrade to
Exchange 2007/2010. What's your next obvious step?

You're looking to install Exchange 2007/2010 and Outlook on the same machine. Should you do
that? Why?

Where does Exchange store its configuration settings?

How do you prepare the AD for Exchange 2007/2010? Name 2 methods.

What permissions do you need to prepare the AD for Exchange 2007/2010?

How would you verify that the schema was in fact updated?

In the installation folder root you see setup.com and setup.exe. Which would you use and when?

How would you easily install all the Windows Server 2008/R2 roles and features required for
Exchange 2007/2010?

How would you check your Exchange configuration settings to see if they're right?

.....

What is the latest Exchange 2007 Service Pack? Name a few changes in functionality in that SP.

Looking to install Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008. What SP version do you need? And for
R2?

What's a Rollup Update? What's the latest RU for Exchange 2007/2010?

How can you easily integrate a RU in the Exchange 2007/2010 installation media?

Name a few reasons for using 64-bit hardware and OS version for Exchange 2007/2010.

Exchange 2007 came in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Name a couple of reasons for ever needing
the 32-bit version.

....

Wanting to manage Exchange 2007/2010 from a remote computer, name a few of your
management options.

Name a few changes that were made in Exchange 2003 Management Console (EMC) when
compared to Exchange 2003 System Manager (ESM).

What's PowerShell and why do we care?

Name one major benefit of PowerShell v2 over V1.

What are the different Exchange Recipient types?

What are resource mailboxes? When would you use them?

What are Dynamic Distribution groups?


What type of groups would you use when configuring distribution groups in a multiple domain forest?

How can you grant access for an administrator to access all mailboxes in your organization?

How can you grant access for an administrator to access all mailboxes on a specific Exchange
server?

Describe the differences in the permission model between Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2010.

....

What are the major changes in the way Exchange 2007 stores work?

What's the difference between the Enterprise and Standard editions of Exchange in relation with the
number and size of the stores on the server?

What are the major changes in the way Exchange 2010 stores work? Name some of the changes in
comparison with Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007.

What's the major difference in store high availability in Exchange 2007?

What's the major difference in store high availability in Exchange 2010?

What is the GAL?

When would you decide to create more than one GAL?

How would you modify the filter properties of one of the default address lists?

What is the OAB? When is it used?

What are the OAB distribution options?

You are at a client's location, and you see no Public Folders on any of the Mailbox servers. How can
that be?

You don't have any Public Folder, but now you've got a bunch of laptop users that use Outlook 2003.
What issues would you see? How would you fix these issues?

.....
In Exchange 2007, what are the minimum requirements for implementing a high availability
topology, in relation to the server roles and server numbers?

In Exchange 2010, what are the minimum requirements for implementing a high availability
topology, in relation to the server roles and server numbers?

Describe the concept behind Log Shipping.

What's the difference between LCR, CCR and SCR?

What's SCC?

You've installed Exchange 2007 RTM and are looking to enable SCR but cannot find the option to do
so in the EMC or in PS. Why?

Describe DAG in Exchange 2010.

Considering DAGs in Exchange 2010, why does Microsoft claim that you can run "Raidless"?

Would you run "Raidless" even when implementing DAGs in Exchange 2010? Why?

Would you run "Backup-less" even when implementing DAGs in Exchange 2010? Why?

How do you enable LCR?

Why does Microsoft suggest using NTFS mount points when using LCR?

What Exchange edition version do you need for LCR? What Windows edition version do you need for
LCR?

How do you recover from a store corruption when using LCR? Name the procedures you would use.

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What are streaming backups?

What are VSS backups?

How would you backup Exchange 2007/2010 on a Windows Server 2008/R2 machine without using
3rd-party tools?

What's a Brick-Level backup?

What backup solutions are you familiar with in Exchange 2007/2010?

What's a Recovery Storage Group? How do you work with one?

Can you use Exmerge in Exchange 2007/2010? Why?

How do you export a mailbox content in Exchange 2007/2010?

What's a Dial Tone recovery?

What built-in tool do you have to allow you to manage Exchange store recoveries?

What's the difference between online and offline defrag?

In Exchange 2010, is there any change in the way online and offline defrags are used (or should be
used)?

What is Eseutil?

What is Isinteg?

Name a few scenarios for using both tools?

What are the major considerations for using these tools?

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Where does Exchange 2007/2010 get its routing topology from?

What protocol is used for the Mailbox to HT transport?

How would you achieve incoming mail redundancy?

Name all the client connection options in Exchange 2007/2010.

What happened to OMA?


Name some of the major changes in OWA in relation to Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2003? And in
relation to Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007?

What's the ECP in Exchange 2010 OWA?

A user opens an OWA session from an external computer. Which role does that user connect to?

What are the major changes in Outlook 2010 in relation to Exchange 2010, when compared to
Outlook 2007/Exchange 2007?

What's a mailbox move request in Exchange 2010?

What is Online Mailbox Move in Exchange 2010?

Describe the issues you're facing when attempting to obtain a digital certificate for Exchange 2007.

What's one of the changes that was made to the digital certificate request process in Exchange
2010 in relation to Exchange 2007?

What are SAN certificates?

Name a few commercial CAs you could use to obtain digital certificates.

What is Cached Mode in Outlook 2007/2010?


What are the benefits and "issues" when using cached mode? How would you tackle those issues?
What is S/MIME? What are the usage scenarios for S/MIME?

What is Outlook Anywhere?

Describe the method for enabling Outlook Anywhere.

You've just bought a new Internet domain name, and are looking to set up an Exchange
organization to receive e-mail for that domain. Name ALL the steps you would need to take in order to
successfully be able to work with that domain name.

You've installed Exchange 2007/2010 and now you need to be able to send e-mail externally (to the
Internet). What do you need to do?

What's Accepted Domains?

Where in EMC would you look to configure Send Connectors?

What is a Mail Relay? Name a few known mail relay software or hardware options.

What's a Smart Host? When would you use it?

Wanting to configure a Send Connector to the world, what address would you use?

What are Receive Connectors?

In Exchange 2007/2010, what's the major issue blocking you from receiving e-mail from the world,
considering you've enabled the right port(s) on the firewall, and properly configured MX records for
your domain(s)?

What's the difference between the "Client" and the "Default" Receive Connectors?

You're looking to troubleshoot e-mail delivery issues. Name 4 options/tools/logs that are built into
Exchange 2007/2010 that can help you in your task.

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You're looking to enable Anti-Spam features on Exchange. Which role would you use to do so?

Let's say you're wanting to use Anti-Spam features on the HT role. You're looking to enable these
features but cannot find them. What do you need to do?

Where does Edge role store its settings?

You have a need to enable high-availability and load balancing on your Edge role. How do you
achieve that?

What's Edge synchronization?

What's Edge subscription?

How do you enable Edge subscription?

What's the default replication interval for Edge sync?

What ports do you need to open between the DMZ holding the Edge role and your internal network?