Exchange Q&A: Exchange 2010 Basic (1)

1.Which Server Roles that Exchange 2010 contains?

  • Mailbox Server;
  • Client Access Server;
  • Unified Messaging Server;
  • Hub Transport Server;
  • Edge Transport Server.

2.What are the 5 Server Roles used for?

  • Mailbox Server: Hosts mailboxes and public folders;
  • Client Access Server: Host the client protocols, for example, POP3/IMAP4/HTTPS and etc.;
  • Unified Messaging Server: Connects a Private Branch eXchange system to Exchange 2010;
  • Hub Transport Server: Routing server that routes mail within the Exchange organization;
  • Edge Transport Server: Routing server that typically sits at the perimeter of the topology and routes mail in to and out of the Exchange organization.

3.What functions does the Mailbox Servers perform?

  • Host mailbox databases;
  • Provide E-Mail storage;
  • Host public folder databases;
  • Calculates E-Mail address policies;
  • Generate address lists and offline address books;
  • Conduct Multi-Mailbox Searches;
  • Provide High availability and site resiliency;
  • Provide content indexing;
  • Provide messaging records management and retention policies.

4.What are the Mailbox Server must interact with?

  • Active Directory;
  • Client Access Server;
  • Hub Transport Server;
  • Unified Messaging Server;
  • Microsoft Outlook clients.

5.Which Server Roles are able to coexisting on the same computer?

  • Client Access server role;
  • Hub Transport Server Role;
  • Mailbox Server Role;
  • Unified Messaging Server Role.

6.What cmdlet can be used to configure the Mailbox Server Role?

  • Set-MailboxServer // To configure the Mailbox Server Role;
  • Get-MailboxServer // To retrieve Mailbox Server Role settings.

7.What is Exchange Public folders used for?

Exchange public folders are intended to serve as a repository for information that’s shared among many users. We should use public folders when our business requires data replication to multiple servers.

8.What do we have to do with Client Access Server Role?

We must install the Client Access Server Role in every Exchange organization and every Active Directory site that has the Mailbox Server Role installed.

9.What do we have to do when we consider about Client Access Server Network Architecture?

We must consider to avoid restrict traffic among Exchange Servers, in other words, we must make sure that all defined ports used by Exchange are open in both directions between all source and destination servers.

10.What are the Outlook Web App let we do?

Let us access our E-Mail from any Web Browser.

Still have questions? Click here to view Microsoft’s official documentation on Exchange.

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