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26thDecember2009 Exchange2010InterviewQuestions

ExplaintheTopologychangesinExchangeservers?

InExchangeserver2003,wehaveonetwoserverrolesthatisfrontendandbackendserverarchitecture

InExchangeserver2007,Exchangearchitecturechangesandwehave5keyserverrolesthatdependonthe
functions it does. They are Edge Transport Server Role, Hub transport Server Role, ClientAccess Server
Role,MailboxServerRoleandUnifiedMessagingServerRole.

InExchangeServer2010,thereisnochangeinthetopology,thereisonlychangesinthekeyarchitecture
componentintheServerrolelevel
Forexample

ClientAccessServer,changesare
Storageaccesspath
IntroductionofRPCClientAccessService
ClientRPCconnectionchanges

TransportServer,changesare
Resiliencyissuesareremoved
Shadowredundancy
ExchangeStorageEnginechanges
IncreaseinDBcachesizeandcheckpointdepth
Edgesync
Supportforsafesenderandblockedsender
Informationleakageprotectionandcontrol

MailboxServerRole,changesare
Storeschemachanges
DBI/Osizeimprovements
Newmessagerecordsmanagementfeatures
HighAvailabilitychanges
IntroductionofDatabaseAvailabilityGroup
DASsupportabletoreducecost
Largemailboxsupportupto10GB
SupportforPublicFolders

1.WhatarethenewfeaturesintroducedinExchangeServer2010onoverviewperspective?
1.Protectionandcompliance
2.AnywhereAccess
3.Flexibleandreliable

2.WhatsnewinProtectionandcompliance?
EmailArchiving
ProtectCommunication
AdvancedSecurity
3.WhatsnewinanywhereAccess?
1.ManageInboxOverload
2.EnhancedVoiceMail
3.Collaborateefficiently

4.WhatsnewinFlexibilityandreliability?
ContinuousAvailability
SimplifiedAdministration
FlexibledeploymentofExchangeServer2010

5.ExplaintheEMailArchivingfeatureinCompliance?
Wecansetemailretentionmailpolicyfromenduserlevel
Messageexpiration
WecansearchforindividualorMultiusermailboxesfromcomplianceofficerperspective

6.ExchangetheprotectionfeaturesinExchangeServer2010?
HubTransportServerprovides
1.AutomaticallyprotectMessageswiththecentralizedRightsManagementService
2.AutomaticContentBasedProtection
3.TransportruleactiontoapplytemplatetoEMailorVoiceMail
4.Supportforscanningofattachment
5.InternetconfidentialandDONOTForwardEMailPolices
6.InformationProtectionCrossPC,WebandMobiledevices

7.WhataretheAdvancedSecurityfeaturesinExchangeServer2010?
Exchangeserver2010comesupwiththeadvancesecurityfeatureofstoppingmalicioussoftwareandspam
fromenterintothemessageenvironment
1.WecanhaveForefrontSecuritytohavethisadvancesecurity,whichhas
2.Multiplescanenginesthroughoutthecorporateinfrastructure
3.Easytousemanagementconsoleprovidescentralconfigurationandoperation

8.WhatsNewinAnywhereAccess?
Manageinboxoverloadusingenhancedconversationviewandfilteringthemessages
MailTipsifnopermissiontosendmail,popupwillshowmailtipstoreduceNDRS
CanaccessVoiceMailboxwithfeatureslike
1.Audioplayback
2.Textpreview
3.Quickoptiontoaddtheusertocontactsandphonenumber
Autoattendwecanmanageautoattend,definepersonalizedvoicemenu

9.WhatarethesupportableclientsforExchangeServer2010?
Desktopoffice2007andentourageMAC
WEBOWA,OFFICEoutlookwebaccess,IE,Firefoxandsafari
Mobileofficeoutlookmobile,windowsmobile,andExchangeactivesyncforthirdpartys

10.Whataretheoutlookfeaturesnowintroducedtomobiledevices?
1.AutocompletecacheusedemailaddressinOWAincachewillbesharedmobile
2.ConversationviewifanychangeinmessagesonoutlookthatwillbeappliedtoMobile
3.Contacttoseetheavailabilityoftheusers
4.VoiceMailPreviewseevoicemail
5.SendandreceivetextmessageinOWAandmobile
6.Admincancontrolwhichmobiledevicescanconnect
7.Downloadablemobiledevices

11.WhatisuniversalInboxInOWA?
ItsprovidesasolutiontohaveoneEMailinboxforEMail,TextmessagesandVoicemessages
CanhavemultipleEMailaccountsinoneOWAwindow

12.Whatisfederation?
FederationisnewfeatureinExchangeserver2010tosharethecompanyuserscalendarstothepartners.A
trustrelationshiptobemadetohavethisfeature

13.WhatiscontinuousavailabilityfeatureinExchangeServer2010?
InExchangeServer2007,wehaveservertoserverfailoverscenarios,andweneedtousefailoverclustering
toconfiguretheHAoptionswhichisverydifficulttomanage
In Exchange Server 2010, HA modified to Database level which provides quick recoverability in disk and
databasefailures.Wecanhavemultipledatabasecopiesupto16mailboxcopiesinadatabaseavailability
group.Adminhavereplicatemailboxcopiesupto16replicatedcopies.CapabilitiesofhavingCCRandSCR
intosingleplatform

14.Continuousavailabilityinuserlevel?
If a mailbox move is happening, the users will be stay online and there wont be be any discontinuity in
sendingorreceivingmails

15.ExplaintheadministrationoptioninExchangeServer2010?
ExchangeServer2010providessimplifiedadministrationbyprovidingoptionslike
1.Complianceofficecaneasilysearchformailboxes
2.HRcaneasilyupdatetheuserinformation
3.Helpdeskcaneasilymanagemailboxquotas
4.Usercaneasilytrackthestatusofthemessageeasily
5.UsercaneasilycreateownDistributiongroup
6.Usercanmodifythecontactinformation

16.WhatarethestorageoptionssupportedinExchangeServer2010?
ExchangeServer2010cansupporttheDASandAlsoJBODdisksitsbecauseoftheHAoptiondependsonly
ontheDatabaselevel

1.WhyArchive?
1.GrowingEMailVolumeeveryonewantstohavemoreEmailbecauseofthisthestorage,Backupdisk
shouldbeincreases
2.PerformanceandstorageissueincreaseinStoragecosts
3.Mailboxquotausersareforcedtomanagequota
4.PSTsquotamanagementoftenresultsingrowingPSTsoutlookAutoArchive
5. Discovery and Compliance issues PSTs difficult to discovery centrally, regulatory retention schedules
contributetofurthervolume/storageissues
2.HowArchivingimprovedinExchangeServer2010?
Archiving improved by providing larger mailbox architecture, simple migration of PSTs back to server,
discoveryoptions,retentionpoliciesandlegalhold.
Large mailboxArchitecture maintains performance and provides option for DASSATA storage to reduce
costs
Archiving enables simple migration of PSTs back to server. If the archiving option sin enabled for a user, a
newMailboxwillbecreatedtotheusernamearchiveinwhichtheusercansetretentionpoliciestomovethe
mailstoarchivemailboxortheadmincansetretentionpoliciesfortheusermailbox.
Archivingsimplifiesdiscovery,retentionandlegalhold

3.WhatarethearchivingoptionsintroducedinExchangeServer2010?
1.PersonalArchivesecondaryMailboxNode,theyarethePSTfilesofprimaryMailbox
2.RetentionPoliciesfolder/itemlevelandarchive/deletepolicies
3.MultiMailboxsearchRolebasedGUI,admincanassignthispermissiontolegalteam
4.LegalHoldmonitororcontrolauserfromdeleteamailbylegalholdandsearchablewithMultiMailbox
Search
5. Journaling Journal deduplication (unwanted journaling on distributed mails). One copy of journal per
databaseand
6.JournaldecryptionHTrolewilldothedecryptionandsendthedecryptedcopyforjournaling

4.WhatispersonalarchiveinExchangeServer2010archiving?
It is a Secondary mailbox that is configured by the administrator, this appears along with users primary
mailboxinoutlookorOWA,andthePSTfilescanbedraggedanddroppedtopersonalarchiveMailbox.Mails
inPrimarymailboxcanbemovedautomaticallyusingRetentionpolicies.Archivequotacanbesetseparately
fromprimarymailbox

5.Whatareretentionpolicies?AndwhatwecandowithretentionpoliciesinExchangeServer2010?
Retentionpolicyisanoptiontomove/deletecertainmailsbyapplyingrules.Wecansetretentionpoliciesat
ItemorFolderlevel.Policiescanbeapplieddirectlywithinemail.Wecansetexpirationdatestampeddirectly
onemail.Policiescanbeappliedtoallemailwithinafolder.Wecanconfiguredeletepolicytodeletethemail
aftercertainperiodandArchivepoliciestomovecertainmailswiththecertainperiodtoarchivemailbox

6.WhataretheRetentionPoliciesinExchangeServer2010?
1.MovePolicyautomaticallymovesmessagestothemessagestothearchiveMailboxwiththeoptionsof6
months,1year,2years,5yearsandnever2yearsisdefault.Movemailboxpolicieshelpskeepmailbox
underquota.ThisworkslikeoutlookAutoArchivewithoutcreatingPSTs
2.DeletePolicyautomaticallydeletesmessages.Deletepoliciesareglobal.Removesunwanteditems
3.Move+DeletepolicyautomaticallymovesmessagestoarchiveafterXmonthsanddeletesfromarchive
after Y Months. We can set policy priority: Explicit policies over default policies longer policies apply over
shortedpolicies

7.WhatisMultiMailboxSearch?
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,expirepolicy,messagesize,send/receivedate,cc/bcc,regularexpressions,IRMprotected
Items
8.WhatareEDiscoveryfeatures?
FollowingaretheEDiscoveryfeaturesintroducedinExchangeServer2010
1.SearchspecificMailboxesorDLS
2.ExportsearchresultstoamailboxorSMTPAddress
3.Requestemailalertwhensearchcompletes
4.Searchresultsorganizedbyperoriginalhierarchy
Lotmorewillbeaddedintheoriginalrelease

9.WhatisLegalHoldandwhatarethefeaturesinLegalHold?
New feature in Exchange Server 2010 to monitor or control a user from deleting a Mail or Mailbox, the
featuresavailableinLegalHoldare
1.CopyeditedanddeleteditemthisoptionisinExchangeserver2007toholdtheautodeleteditems
2.Setdurationforautodeleteindefiniteorspecifytimeperiod
3.Autoalertnotificationsendsalertstousersthattheyareonhold,eliminatesmanualprocess
4.SearchdumpsteruseMultiMailboxsearchtoretrievedeleted/editeditemsindexedindumpsterfolder

10.WhatisjournalingandwhatarethejournalingfeaturesinExchangeServer2010?
Journaling is an option to track mails from particular user or from a group of users. The New Features in
JournalingforExchangeserver2010are
1. Transport Journaling ability to journal individual Mailboxes or SMTP address and also this gives a
detailedreportperTo/Cc//Bcc/AltRecipientandDLexpansion
2.Journalreportdeduplicationreducesduplicationofjournalreports.Exchangeserver2010createsone
reportpermessage

11.Whatisjournaldecryption?
Journal decryption is a new feature in Exchange Server 2010, if a user sends an encrypted message to
recipientandifjournalingwasenabledforthatuser,thentheHubtransportServerdecryptsthemessageand
sendsthatdecryptedmessageforjournaling.Theintendedrecipientwillreceivetheencryptedmessage

12.WhatisSetQuotainArchivemanagement?
WithMailboxquotaManagement,wecanassignmailboxsizeforauser.Thisoptioncanbeenabledfromthe
propertiesoftheuseraccount,andthedefaultsettingstoMailboxquotais10GB

1.Whatisfederatedsharing?
Federated Sharing allows easy sharing of availability information, calendar, and contacts with recipients in
externalfederatedorganizations

2.Whataretheoptionssharedinfederatedsharing?
1.Freebusyinformation
2.Calendarandcontactsharing
3.Sharingpolicy

3.HowfederatedsharingworksinExchangeserver2010?

4.Explaintheoperationoffederation?

5.Whatarethebenefitsoffederation?
Allowuserstoactonbehalfofspecificuser
SpecificuseridentifiedbyEmailaddress
Usernotpromptedforcredentials
Reducesexplicittrustmanagement
NoADtrusts,servicetocloudaccountstomanage
Minimizescertificateexchanges
Verifiesdomainownership

6.ExplainthefederationcommandsinExchangeserver2010?
Establishfederationtrust=NewfederationTrust
InstallsigningcertificateonCASservers
Exchangecertificatewithfederationgateway
Provedomainownership=domainname.comINTXTAppId=xxxxxxxx
CreateDNSTXTrecord
Adddomaintotrust=setfederatedOrganizationIdentifier
AddfederatedDomain
Mustbeaccepteddomain

7.HowtoestablishfederatedsharinginExchangeServer2010?
1.Createtrustwithcertificateexchange
2.Provedomainownership
3.Adddomains

8.WhatisMicrosoftFederationGateway?
ExchangeServer2010usesMicrosoftFederationGateway(MFG),anidentityservicethatrunsinthecloud,
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
authenticatedbyActiveDirectory,knownastheidentityprovider(IP),tobeissuedSecurityAssertionMarkup
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.
Userscanaccessexternalresourcesusingasinglesignon(SSO)experience

9.WhatisFederationTrust?
A Federation Trust is established between an Exchange organization and MFG by exchanging the
organizationscertificatewithMFG,andretrievingMFGscertificateandfederationmetadata.Thecertificate
isusedforencryptingtokens

10.WhatisSharingPolicy?
Sharing policies allow you to control how users in your organization can share calendar and contact
informationwithusersoutsidetheorganization.Toprovisionrecipientstouseaparticularsharingpolicy
PrerequisitestocreateaSharingPolicy
AfederationtrusthasbeencreatedbetweenyourExchange2010organizationandMicrosoftFederation
Gateway,andtheFederatedOrganizationIdentifierisconfigured.
Althoughyoucancreateasharingpolicyforanyexternaldomain,recipientsfromthespecifieddomaincan
access your users information only if they have a mailbox in an Exchange 2010 organization and their
domainisfederated

OnlyQuestions:)
1.WhatisRPCClientAccessService?
2.WhyRPCClientAccessServiceinExchangeServer2010?
3.HowtheclientAccessinExchangeServer2010changesbyRPCClientAccessService?
4.HowdirectoryreferralconnectionworksinRPCClientAccessService?
5.WhataretheoutlookAnywhereimprovementsusingRPCClientAccessService?
6.WhataretheconsiderationsforClientAccessServerinExchangeServer2010?
7.WhatistheresilienceissueinExchangeServer2007?HowitisovercomeinExchangeServer2010?
8.WhataretheresilienceimprovementsinExchangeServer2010?
9.HowdoesshadowRedundancyworks?
10.HowExchangeServer2010supportsthelegacyexchangeclientsthatnotsupportshadowredundancy?
11.WhataretheperformanceenhancementschangesinExchangeServer2010Transportroles?
12.ExplainthePerformanceChangesinEdgeTransportServerRole?
13.ExplaintheArchitecturalconsiderationforExchangeServer2010TransportRoles?
14.WhataretheissuesinESEofExchangeServer2007?
15.HowtheissuesareovercomeinExchangeServer2010?
16.ExplaintheHighAvailabilityChangesinExchangeServer2010Mailboxserverrole?
17.Whataretheconsiderationsfordeployingmailboxserverroles?
18.ExplaintheArchitecturalconsiderationforExchangeServer2010MailboxServerrole?
19.ExplainPublicFoldersinExchangeServer2010?
Posted26thDecember2009byexchswaminathan
Labels:Exchange2010

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moozai October31,2010at8:15PM
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