EXCHANGE interview Question Answer 2016.
What is Exchange 2003 Forestprep?
Exchange 2003 Forestprep extends the AD schema to include Exchange specific information.
What is Exchange 2003 Domainprep?
Exchange 2003 Domainprep creates the groups and permissions necessary for Exchange
servers to read and modify user attributes.
What is a DC?
A DC is a Windows 2000 or 2003 Domain Controller that holds active directory
partitions for a domain (used for things like user authentication).
What is a GC?
A GC is a Global Catalog Server. A GC holds a full set of attributes for the domain in
which it resides and a subset of attributes for all objects in the Active Directory Forest.
What is DDNS and why do I need it?
Dynamic DNS (described in RFC 2136) allows servers to dynamically update and create
records in DNS. Dynamic DNS is used by the Exchange server to create server records
and other entries used by the Exchange Servers for things like message routing. In a
simple Exchange organization, DDNS is not strictly necessary, but makes administration
What is a border server?
A border server is an Exchange server that communicates with external servers. In a
single server organization, your server is by default a border server. In a multi-server
configuration, you may have one or more dedicated servers that communicate directly or
indirectly with foreign servers and then pass the mail to other internal Exchange servers.
What is a mixed mode Exchange environment?
An Exchange environment which contains Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2000 and Exchange 5.5 servers.
How does an Exchange 5.5 site compare to an Exchange 2003 Routing Group or
In a mixed mode Exchange environment the Exchange 2003 Administrative Group and Routing Group
correspond to the Exchange 5.5 site. In a native Exchange 2000 environment, the Administrative Group is
a group of Exchange objects sharing a common set of permissions and routing groups define how those
servers communicate with one another. A single Administrative Group can contain several Routing Groups.
Example: Your North American Exchange servers might be grouped in a single Administrative Group, but
subdivided into several Routing Groups to optimize interserver communication. An Administrative Group
contains zero or more Routing Groups.
Where’s the Instant Messaging Server?
The Exchange Instant Messaging Service is being replaced by the Microsoft Office Real–
Time Communications (RTC) server. It is no longer a component of the Exchange Server.
For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/rtcserver/.
What is OMA?
Outlook Mobile Access and Exchange Server ActiveSync features, formerly found in Microsoft Mobile
Information Server 2002, are now built-in with all Exchange Server 2003 Standard installations.
Complementing the Outlook 2003 and Outlook Web Access mobile improvements, Outlook Mobile Access
and Exchange Server ActiveSync help enable secure corporate e-mail on a range of mobile devices
including browser-based mobile phones, Microsoft Windows Powered Pocket PC, and Microsoft Windows
Powered Smartphone devices.
Adding this functionality to the core Exchange Server 2003 product reduces the need to
deploy additional mobile server products in the corporate environment, thus lowering the
total cost of ownership.
Why should I go to Exchange 2003 now?
There are several reasons. A few are:
1. Opportunity for Server Consolidation From Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2000 because you can get more
mailboxes on an Exchange 2003 Server.
2. Better security features. The server is secure by default and has added things like automatic logoff for
an inactive OWA session, Connection filtering, and has more junk mail features like real-time blacklists.
3. Availability enhancements such as End-to-End Outlook Monitoring, Improvements in ESM, Mailbox
Recovery Center, and a Recovery Storage Group.
4. Increase in Mobile device support for Pocket PC’s, Pocket PC Phones and Microsoft Windows®–powered