Technical Interview Questions – Exchange 2003

1. Tell me a bit about the capabilities of Exchange Server.
2. What are the different Exchange 2003 versions?
3. What's the main differences between Exchange 5.5 and
Exchange 2000/2003?
4. What are the major network infrastructure for installing
Exchange 2003?
5. What is the latest Exchange 2003 Service Pack? Name a few
changes in functionality in that SP.
6. What are the disk considerations when installing Exchange
(RAID types, locations and so on).
7. You got a new HP DL380 (2U) server, dual Xeon, 4GB of
RAM, 7 SAS disks, 64-bit. What do you do next to install
Exchange 2003? (you have AD in place)
8. Why not install Exchange on the same machine as a DC?
9. Are there any other installation considerations?
10. How would you prepare the AD Schema in advance before
installing Exchange?
11. What type or permissions do you need in order to install
the first Exchange server in a forest? In a domain?
12. How would you verify that the schema was in fact updated?
13. What type of memory optimization changes could you do
for Exchange 2003?
14. How would you check your Exchange configuration settings
to see if they're right?
15. What are the Exchange management tools? How and where
can you install them?
16. What types of permissions are configurable for Exchange?
17. How can you grant access for an administrator to access
all mailboxes on a specific server?
18. What is the Send As permission?
19. What other management tools are used to manage and
control Exchange 2003? Name the tools you'd use.
20. What are Exchange Recipient types? Name 5.
21. You created a mailbox for a user, yet the mailbox does
not appear in ESM. Why?
22. You wanted to change mailbox access permissions for a
mailbox, yet you see the SELF permission alone on the
permissions list. Why?
23. What are Query Based Distribution groups?
24. What type of groups would you use when configuring
distribution groups in a multiple domain forest?
25. Name a few configuration options for Exchange recipients.
26. What's the difference between Exchange 2003 Std. and
Ent. editions when related to storage options and size?
27. Name a few configuration options related to mailbox stores.
28. What are System Public Folders? Where would you find them?
29. How would you plan and configure Public Folder redundancy?
30. How can you immediately stop PF replication?
31. How can you prevent PF referral across slow WAN links?
32. What types of PF management tools might you use?
33. What are the differences between administrative
permissions and client permissions in PF?
34. How can you configure PF replication from the command
prompt in Exchange 2003?
35. What are the message hygiene options you can use
natively in Exchange 2003?
36. What are the configuration options in IMF?
37. What are virtual servers? When would you use more than one?
38. Name some of the SMTP Virtual Server configuration options.
39. What is a Mail Relay? Name a few known mail relay
software or hardware options.
40. What is a Smart Host? Where would you configure it?
41. What are Routing Groups? When would you use them?
42. What are the types of Connectors you can use in Exchange?
43. What is the cost option in Exchange connectors?
44. What is the Link State Table? How would you view it?
45. How would you configure mail transfer security between 2
routing groups?
46. What is the Routing Group Master? Who holds that role?
47. Explain the configuration steps required to allow
Exchange 2003 to send and receive email from the Internet
(consider a one-site multiple server scenario).
48. What is DS2MB?
49. What is Forms Based Authentication?
50. How would you configure OWA's settings on an Exchange
server?
51. What is DSACCESS?
52. What are Recipient Policies?
53. How would you work with multiple recipient policies?
54. What is the "issue" with trying to remove email
addresses added by recipient policies? How would you fix that?
55. What is the RUS?
56. When would you need to manually create additional RUS?
57. What are Address Lists?
58. How would you modify the filter properties of one of the
default address lists?
59. How can you create multiple GALs and allow the users to
only see the one related to them?
60. What is a Front End server? In what scenarios would you
use one?
61. What type of authentication is used on the front end
servers?
62. When would you use NLB?
63. How would you achieve incoming mail redundancy?
64. What are the 4 types of Exchange backups?
65. What is the Dial-Tone server scenario?
66. When would you use offline backup?
67. How do you re-install Exchange on a server that has
crashed but with AD intact?
68. What is the dumpster?
69. What are the e00xxxxx.log files?
70. What is the e00.chk file?
71. What is circular logging? When would you use it?
72. What's the difference between online and offline defrag?
73. How would you know if it is time to perform an offline
defrag of your Exchange stores?
74. How would you plan for, and perform the offline defrag?
75. What is the eseutil command?
76. What is the isinteg command?
77. How would you monitor Exchange's services and
performance? Name 2 or 3 options.
78. Name all the client connection options in Exchange 2003.
79. What is Direct Push? What are the requirements to run it?
80. How would you remote wipe a PPC?
81. What are the issues with connecting Outlook from a
remote computer to your mailbox?
82. How would you solve those issues? Name 2 or 3 methods
83. What is RPC over HTTP? What are the requirements to run it?
84. What is Cached Mode in OL2003/2007?
85. What are the benefits and "issues" when using cached
mode? How would you tackle those issues?
86. What is S/MIME? What are the usage scenarios for S/MIME?
87. What are the IPSec usage scenarios for Exchange 2003?
88. How do you enable SSL on OWA?
89. What are the considerations for obtaining a digital
certificate for SSL on Exchange?
90. Name a few 3rd-party CAs.
91. What do you need to consider when using a client-type AV
software on an Exchange server?
92. What are the different clustering options in Exchange
2003? Which one would you choose and why.




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Technical Interview Questions – Exchange 2003 1. Tell me a bit about the capabilities of Exchan..

Answer / syed mahboob feroz ahmed

Hi,
1.Tell me a bit about the capabilities of Exchange Server.

The Capabilities of Exchange Server is for Communicating
through Emails,with the help of Exchange Server one can
configure OutLook and can communicate through mails.In
Exchange Server POP3 and SMTP Service plays vital Roles
POP3 Service is helps in receiving emails and SMTP Service
helps in Sending Emails.

What are the different Exchange 2003 versions?
The different types of Exchange Server 2003 Versions are
Exchange Server Edition and Client Version.

What's the main differences between Exchange 5.5 and
Exchange 2000/2003?
The main difference between Exchange 5.5 and Exchange
2000/2003 is in Exchange 2000/2003 we can assign full
rights to Users to make changes to Exchange Server without
Admin if we assign rights like creation of Users,assigninig
particular user particular right and this can be done with
the help of registry key goto HKCU---Software--Microsoft---
ExchangeServer and add a Dword key and assign a value
1.where as this is not possible in Exchange 5.5.

What are the major network infrastructure for installing
Exchange 2003?

To Instal Exchange Server 2003 the major requirements are a
system should be a Domain Controller with ASP.Net Service
started for successful installation of Exchange Server.

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Technical Interview Questions – Exchange 2003 1. Tell me a bit about the capabilities of Exchan..

Answer / hegde

give me all answer
As soon as possible

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Technical Interview Questions – Exchange 2003 1. Tell me a bit about the capabilities of Exchan..

Answer / parth

Technical Interview Questions – Exchange 2003

1. Tell me a bit about the capabilities of Exchange Server.
2. What are the different Exchange 2003 versions?
3. What's the main differences between Exchange 5.5 and
Exchange 2000/2003?
4. What are the major network infrastructure for installing
Exchange 2003?
5. What is the latest Exchange 2003 Service Pack? Name a few
changes in functionality in that SP.
6. What are the disk considerations when installing Exchange
(RAID types, locations and so on).
7. You got a new HP DL380 (2U) server, dual Xeon, 4GB of
RAM, 7 SAS disks, 64-bit. What do you do next to install
Exchange 2003? (you have AD in place)
8. Why not install Exchange on the same machine as a DC?
9. Are there any other installation considerations?
10. How would you prepare the AD Schema in advance before
installing Exchange?
11. What type or permissions do you need in order to install
the first Exchange server in a forest? In a domain?
12. How would you verify that the schema was in fact updated?
13. What type of memory optimization changes could you do
for Exchange 2003?
14. How would you check your Exchange configuration settings
to see if they're right?
15. What are the Exchange management tools? How and where
can you install them?
16. What types of permissions are configurable for Exchange?
17. How can you grant access for an administrator to access
all mailboxes on a specific server?
18. What is the Send As permission?
19. What other management tools are used to manage and
control Exchange 2003? Name the tools you'd use.
20. What are Exchange Recipient types? Name 5.
21. You created a mailbox for a user, yet the mailbox does
not appear in ESM. Why?
22. You wanted to change mailbox access permissions for a
mailbox, yet you see the SELF permission alone on the
permissions list. Why?
23. What are Query Based Distribution groups?
24. What type of groups would you use when configuring
distribution groups in a multiple domain forest?
25. Name a few configuration options for Exchange recipients.
26. What's the difference between Exchange 2003 Std. and
Ent. editions when related to storage options and size?
27. Name a few configuration options related to mailbox stores.
28. What are System Public Folders? Where would you find them?
29. How would you plan and configure Public Folder redundancy?
30. How can you immediately stop PF replication?
31. How can you prevent PF referral across slow WAN links?
32. What types of PF management tools might you use?
33. What are the differences between administrative
permissions and client permissions in PF?
34. How can you configure PF replication from the command
prompt in Exchange 2003?
35. What are the message hygiene options you can use
natively in Exchange 2003?
36. What are the configuration options in IMF?
37. What are virtual servers? When would you use more than one?
38. Name some of the SMTP Virtual Server configuration options.
39. What is a Mail Relay? Name a few known mail relay
software or hardware options.
40. What is a Smart Host? Where would you configure it?
41. What are Routing Groups? When would you use them?
42. What are the types of Connectors you can use in Exchange?
43. What is the cost option in Exchange connectors?
44. What is the Link State Table? How would you view it?
45. How would you configure mail transfer security between 2
routing groups?
46. What is the Routing Group Master? Who holds that role?
47. Explain the configuration steps required to allow
Exchange 2003 to send and receive email from the Internet
(consider a one-site multiple server scenario).
48. What is DS2MB?
49. What is Forms Based Authentication?
50. How would you configure OWA's settings on an Exchange
server?
51. What is DSACCESS?
52. What are Recipient Policies?
53. How would you work with multiple recipient policies?
54. What is the "issue" with trying to remove email
addresses added by recipient policies? How would you fix that?
55. What is the RUS?
56. When would you need to manually create additional RUS?
57. What are Address Lists?
58. How would you modify the filter properties of one of the
default address lists?
59. How can you create multiple GALs and allow the users to
only see the one related to them?
60. What is a Front End server? In what scenarios would you
use one?
61. What type of authentication is used on the front end
servers?
62. When would you use NLB?
63. How would you achieve incoming mail redundancy?
64. What are the 4 types of Exchange backups?
65. What is the Dial-Tone server scenario?
66. When would you use offline backup?
67. How do you re-install Exchange on a server that has
crashed but with AD intact?
68. What is the dumpster?
69. What are the e00xxxxx.log files?
70. What is the e00.chk file?
71. What is circular logging? When would you use it?
72. What's the difference between online and offline defrag?
73. How would you know if it is time to perform an offline
defrag of your Exchange stores?
74. How would you plan for, and perform the offline defrag?
75. What is the eseutil command?
76. What is the isinteg command?
77. How would you monitor Exchange's services and
performance? Name 2 or 3 options.
78. Name all the client connection options in Exchange 2003.
79. What is Direct Push? What are the requirements to run it?
80. How would you remote wipe a PPC?
81. What are the issues with connecting Outlook from a
remote computer to your mailbox?
82. How would you solve those issues? Name 2 or 3 methods
83. What is RPC over HTTP? What are the requirements to run it?
84. What is Cached Mode in OL2003/2007?
85. What are the benefits and "issues" when using cached
mode? How would you tackle those issues?
86. What is S/MIME? What are the usage scenarios for S/MIME?
87. What are the IPSec usage scenarios for Exchange 2003?
88. How do you enable SSL on OWA?
89. What are the considerations for obtaining a digital
certificate for SSL on Exchange?
90. Name a few 3rd-party CAs.
91. What do you need to consider when using a client-type AV
software on an Exchange server?
92. What are the different clustering options in Exchange
2003? Which one would you choose and why

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