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SBS 2003 R2 Exchange MX Record?

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    Premierg Guest

    SBS 2003 R2 Exchange MX Record?


    To anyone who can help the now emotionally challenged.....

    Scenario: have SBS 2003 R2 installed and configured on network. Our
    current exchange is outsourced but am attempting to bring email
    in-house... slowly. We have 2 options - cut off the hosted exchange
    completely or utilize them as a backup server while our in-house
    exchange serves as the primary mail server. Problem is that I need to
    locate both the MX and A records. I have the IP for the A record but
    have yet to find anything within SBS 2003 indicating that it is an MX
    record. This is really becoming a tickler for me seeing that I have been
    messing around with this for almost 2-weeks now. Anyone that can help
    and assist in making certain that my SBS 2003 is properly configured for
    mail and locating the MX would be very much appreciated.


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    Cris Hanna [SBS - MVP] Guest

    Re: SBS 2003 R2 Exchange MX Record?

    So you have a static public IP for your internet connection from the SBS server?
    Who ever handles your public DNS records, have them create the A record for mail.domainname.com and pointed to your public IP. Then have them create the MX record with a priority 0 pointing to the new A record

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    "Premierg" <Premierg.41ux7b@newsgroup> wrote in message news:Premierg.41ux7b@newsgroup

    To anyone who can help the now emotionally challenged.....

    Scenario: have SBS 2003 R2 installed and configured on network. Our
    current exchange is outsourced but am attempting to bring email
    in-house... slowly. We have 2 options - cut off the hosted exchange
    completely or utilize them as a backup server while our in-house
    exchange serves as the primary mail server. Problem is that I need to
    locate both the MX and A records. I have the IP for the A record but
    have yet to find anything within SBS 2003 indicating that it is an MX
    record. This is really becoming a tickler for me seeing that I have been
    messing around with this for almost 2-weeks now. Anyone that can help
    and assist in making certain that my SBS 2003 is properly configured for
    mail and locating the MX would be very much appreciated.


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    SteveB Guest

    Re: SBS 2003 R2 Exchange MX Record?

    Just to emphasize the info Cris gave you these are public DNS records and there is nothing on your SBS DNS that needs to be configured.
    "Cris Hanna [SBS - MVP]" <crisnospamhanna@newsgroup> wrote in message news:OJ6fEaHaKHA.808@newsgroup
    So you have a static public IP for your internet connection from the SBS server?
    Who ever handles your public DNS records, have them create the A record for mail.domainname.com and pointed to your public IP. Then have them create the MX record with a priority 0 pointing to the new A record

    --
    Cris Hanna [SBS - MVP] (since 1997)
    Co-Contributor, Windows Small Business Server 2008 Unleashed
    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Small-...7269967&sr=8-1
    Owner, CPU Services, Belleville, IL
    A Microsoft Registered Partner
    ------------------------------------
    MVPs do not work for Microsoft
    Please do not submit questions directly to me.

    "Premierg" <Premierg.41ux7b@newsgroup> wrote in message news:Premierg.41ux7b@newsgroup

    To anyone who can help the now emotionally challenged.....

    Scenario: have SBS 2003 R2 installed and configured on network. Our
    current exchange is outsourced but am attempting to bring email
    in-house... slowly. We have 2 options - cut off the hosted exchange
    completely or utilize them as a backup server while our in-house
    exchange serves as the primary mail server. Problem is that I need to
    locate both the MX and A records. I have the IP for the A record but
    have yet to find anything within SBS 2003 indicating that it is an MX
    record. This is really becoming a tickler for me seeing that I have been
    messing around with this for almost 2-weeks now. Anyone that can help
    and assist in making certain that my SBS 2003 is properly configured for
    mail and locating the MX would be very much appreciated.


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