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Exchange 2003 error

  1. #1


    Scott C. Guest

    Exchange 2003 error

    I am new to Exchange and trying to set it up. All the Exchange services are
    running except: Exchange Routing Engine service terminated with the following
    error. Error 3. The system cannot find the path specified.
    I can receive emails but no one can send. The emails aren't sitting in the
    sent folder on the client computers but when I check say hotmail, there is no
    email.
    Is this because of the above error?
    If so, how do I fix this?
    When I google this error, Microsoft suggests I reinstall the Exchange. Is
    this what needs to be done?

    Thanks
    Scott

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  2. #2


    Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP] Guest

    Re: Exchange 2003 error

    Scott:

    Sorry for the error. There should be no setup required for Exchange on SBS
    2003, other than to run the wizards and get your ISP to set your MX records.
    So to establish a base line for helping you can you give us a little history
    please.

    Did you install this SBS yourself or was it done by an IT Pro familiar with
    SBS 2003. An enterprise geek may not be familiar with SBS, so you need to
    know.

    Have all the steps been performed by using the wizards? Add users and computers,
    for example. Have you run the Connect to the Internet Wizard found on the
    "To do" page of Server Managment? Does it complete or error out. If error,
    at what phase?

    What other errors that might be relevant in the event logs?

    Please download and fix any erros found by the SBS BPA.

    www.sbsbpa.com


    -
    Larry
    Please post the resolution to your
    issue so others may benefit
    -
    Get Your SBS Health Check at
    www.sbsbpa.com


    > I am new to Exchange and trying to set it up. All the Exchange
    > services are
    > running except: Exchange Routing Engine service terminated with the
    > following
    > error. Error 3. The system cannot find the path specified.
    > I can receive emails but no one can send. The emails aren't sitting
    > in the
    > sent folder on the client computers but when I check say hotmail,
    > there is no
    > email.
    > Is this because of the above error?
    > If so, how do I fix this?
    > When I google this error, Microsoft suggests I reinstall the Exchange.
    > Is
    > this what needs to be done?
    > Thanks
    > Scott


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  3. #3


    Scott C. Guest

    Re: Exchange 2003 error

    I did not install the SBS someone else did. I know my way around computers
    but SBS is new to me, but I am learning.

    I'm not sure if all the steps have been performed because all the check
    boxes are blank in the To Do List. The business has been running this SBS
    for about 6 years but now would like to have the Exchange running their
    Outlook so they can share contacts, calendar, etc. I have not tried the
    Connect to Internet Wizard because they have Internet.

    They recently (2 weeks ago) changed their ISP to Comcast and that is when
    all the problems started. I was finally able to change everything to the new
    static IP but can't seem to get the Exchange working.

    Thanks
    Scott

    "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:

    > Scott:
    >
    > Sorry for the error. There should be no setup required for Exchange on SBS
    > 2003, other than to run the wizards and get your ISP to set your MX records.
    > So to establish a base line for helping you can you give us a little history
    > please.
    >
    > Did you install this SBS yourself or was it done by an IT Pro familiar with
    > SBS 2003. An enterprise geek may not be familiar with SBS, so you need to
    > know.
    >
    > Have all the steps been performed by using the wizards? Add users and computers,
    > for example. Have you run the Connect to the Internet Wizard found on the
    > "To do" page of Server Managment? Does it complete or error out. If error,
    > at what phase?
    >
    > What other errors that might be relevant in the event logs?
    >
    > Please download and fix any erros found by the SBS BPA.
    >
    > www.sbsbpa.com
    >
    >
    > -
    > Larry
    > Please post the resolution to your
    > issue so others may benefit
    > -
    > Get Your SBS Health Check at
    > www.sbsbpa.com
    >
    >

    > > I am new to Exchange and trying to set it up. All the Exchange
    > > services are
    > > running except: Exchange Routing Engine service terminated with the
    > > following
    > > error. Error 3. The system cannot find the path specified.
    > > I can receive emails but no one can send. The emails aren't sitting
    > > in the
    > > sent folder on the client computers but when I check say hotmail,
    > > there is no
    > > email.
    > > Is this because of the above error?
    > > If so, how do I fix this?
    > > When I google this error, Microsoft suggests I reinstall the Exchange.
    > > Is
    > > this what needs to be done?
    > > Thanks
    > > Scott
    >
    >
    > .
    >

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  4. #4


    Scott C. Guest

    Re: Exchange 2003 error

    I have another question about MX records. I need to give my ISP provider my
    FQDN and the IP address of the mail server. I believe my IP for the mail
    server is the same static IP I used on the server, correct? They gave us 5
    static IP's but I only used 1 of them. Should I use a different one for the
    mail server? If so, where do I make this change?

    Thanks
    Scott

    "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:

    > Scott:
    >
    > Sorry for the error. There should be no setup required for Exchange on SBS
    > 2003, other than to run the wizards and get your ISP to set your MX records.
    > So to establish a base line for helping you can you give us a little history
    > please.
    >
    > Did you install this SBS yourself or was it done by an IT Pro familiar with
    > SBS 2003. An enterprise geek may not be familiar with SBS, so you need to
    > know.
    >
    > Have all the steps been performed by using the wizards? Add users and computers,
    > for example. Have you run the Connect to the Internet Wizard found on the
    > "To do" page of Server Managment? Does it complete or error out. If error,
    > at what phase?
    >
    > What other errors that might be relevant in the event logs?
    >
    > Please download and fix any erros found by the SBS BPA.
    >
    > www.sbsbpa.com
    >
    >
    > -
    > Larry
    > Please post the resolution to your
    > issue so others may benefit
    > -
    > Get Your SBS Health Check at
    > www.sbsbpa.com
    >
    >

    > > I am new to Exchange and trying to set it up. All the Exchange
    > > services are
    > > running except: Exchange Routing Engine service terminated with the
    > > following
    > > error. Error 3. The system cannot find the path specified.
    > > I can receive emails but no one can send. The emails aren't sitting
    > > in the
    > > sent folder on the client computers but when I check say hotmail,
    > > there is no
    > > email.
    > > Is this because of the above error?
    > > If so, how do I fix this?
    > > When I google this error, Microsoft suggests I reinstall the Exchange.
    > > Is
    > > this what needs to be done?
    > > Thanks
    > > Scott
    >
    >
    > .
    >

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  5. #5


    SteveB Guest

    Re: Exchange 2003 error

    Does your ISP also provide your DNS hosting? That's not always the case.
    What is the FQDN? There should be an A record with the current static IP
    (you don't need to use another one) pointed to the FQDN of the server. Then
    an MX record with the appropriate priority is setup for that FQDN.

    "Scott C." <ScottC@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:80B2DC90-D10E-422F-A494-7AE3410F5698@newsgroup

    >I have another question about MX records. I need to give my ISP provider
    >my
    > FQDN and the IP address of the mail server. I believe my IP for the mail
    > server is the same static IP I used on the server, correct? They gave us
    > 5
    > static IP's but I only used 1 of them. Should I use a different one for
    > the
    > mail server? If so, where do I make this change?
    >
    > Thanks
    > Scott
    >
    > "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:
    >

    >> Scott:
    >>
    >> Sorry for the error. There should be no setup required for Exchange on
    >> SBS
    >> 2003, other than to run the wizards and get your ISP to set your MX
    >> records.
    >> So to establish a base line for helping you can you give us a little
    >> history
    >> please.
    >>
    >> Did you install this SBS yourself or was it done by an IT Pro familiar
    >> with
    >> SBS 2003. An enterprise geek may not be familiar with SBS, so you need
    >> to
    >> know.
    >>
    >> Have all the steps been performed by using the wizards? Add users and
    >> computers,
    >> for example. Have you run the Connect to the Internet Wizard found on
    >> the
    >> "To do" page of Server Managment? Does it complete or error out. If
    >> error,
    >> at what phase?
    >>
    >> What other errors that might be relevant in the event logs?
    >>
    >> Please download and fix any erros found by the SBS BPA.
    >>
    >> www.sbsbpa.com
    >>
    >>
    >> -
    >> Larry
    >> Please post the resolution to your
    >> issue so others may benefit
    >> -
    >> Get Your SBS Health Check at
    >> www.sbsbpa.com
    >>
    >>

    >> > I am new to Exchange and trying to set it up. All the Exchange
    >> > services are
    >> > running except: Exchange Routing Engine service terminated with the
    >> > following
    >> > error. Error 3. The system cannot find the path specified.
    >> > I can receive emails but no one can send. The emails aren't sitting
    >> > in the
    >> > sent folder on the client computers but when I check say hotmail,
    >> > there is no
    >> > email.
    >> > Is this because of the above error?
    >> > If so, how do I fix this?
    >> > When I google this error, Microsoft suggests I reinstall the Exchange.
    >> > Is
    >> > this what needs to be done?
    >> > Thanks
    >> > Scott
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>


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  6. #6


    Scott C. Guest

    Re: Exchange 2003 error

    No Comcast does not, Network Solutions does. My FQDN is davispractice.local.



    "SteveB" wrote:

    > Does your ISP also provide your DNS hosting? That's not always the case.
    > What is the FQDN? There should be an A record with the current static IP
    > (you don't need to use another one) pointed to the FQDN of the server. Then
    > an MX record with the appropriate priority is setup for that FQDN.
    >
    > "Scott C." <ScottC@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:80B2DC90-D10E-422F-A494-7AE3410F5698@newsgroup

    > >I have another question about MX records. I need to give my ISP provider
    > >my
    > > FQDN and the IP address of the mail server. I believe my IP for the mail
    > > server is the same static IP I used on the server, correct? They gave us
    > > 5
    > > static IP's but I only used 1 of them. Should I use a different one for
    > > the
    > > mail server? If so, where do I make this change?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > > Scott
    > >
    > > "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Scott:
    > >>
    > >> Sorry for the error. There should be no setup required for Exchange on
    > >> SBS
    > >> 2003, other than to run the wizards and get your ISP to set your MX
    > >> records.
    > >> So to establish a base line for helping you can you give us a little
    > >> history
    > >> please.
    > >>
    > >> Did you install this SBS yourself or was it done by an IT Pro familiar
    > >> with
    > >> SBS 2003. An enterprise geek may not be familiar with SBS, so you need
    > >> to
    > >> know.
    > >>
    > >> Have all the steps been performed by using the wizards? Add users and
    > >> computers,
    > >> for example. Have you run the Connect to the Internet Wizard found on
    > >> the
    > >> "To do" page of Server Managment? Does it complete or error out. If
    > >> error,
    > >> at what phase?
    > >>
    > >> What other errors that might be relevant in the event logs?
    > >>
    > >> Please download and fix any erros found by the SBS BPA.
    > >>
    > >> www.sbsbpa.com
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> -
    > >> Larry
    > >> Please post the resolution to your
    > >> issue so others may benefit
    > >> -
    > >> Get Your SBS Health Check at
    > >> www.sbsbpa.com
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> > I am new to Exchange and trying to set it up. All the Exchange
    > >> > services are
    > >> > running except: Exchange Routing Engine service terminated with the
    > >> > following
    > >> > error. Error 3. The system cannot find the path specified.
    > >> > I can receive emails but no one can send. The emails aren't sitting
    > >> > in the
    > >> > sent folder on the client computers but when I check say hotmail,
    > >> > there is no
    > >> > email.
    > >> > Is this because of the above error?
    > >> > If so, how do I fix this?
    > >> > When I google this error, Microsoft suggests I reinstall the Exchange.
    > >> > Is
    > >> > this what needs to be done?
    > >> > Thanks
    > >> > Scott
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> .
    > >>
    >
    >
    > .
    >

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  7. #7


    Jim Behning SBS MVP Guest

    Re: Exchange 2003 error

    No, that is your internal domain which has nothing to do with the real
    world FQDN that you need to get populated at a DNS at your isp or web
    hosting company, or whoever will host your real world domain name.

    Your FQDN might be mail.davispractice.com or .net or something if you
    purchased that somoan name already.

    On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 17:00:01 -0700, Scott C.
    <ScottC@newsgroup> wrote:

    >No Comcast does not, Network Solutions does. My FQDN is davispractice.local.
    >
    >
    >
    >"SteveB" wrote:
    >

    >> Does your ISP also provide your DNS hosting? That's not always the case.
    >> What is the FQDN? There should be an A record with the current static IP
    >> (you don't need to use another one) pointed to the FQDN of the server. Then
    >> an MX record with the appropriate priority is setup for that FQDN.
    >>
    >> "Scott C." <ScottC@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:80B2DC90-D10E-422F-A494-7AE3410F5698@newsgroup

    >> >I have another question about MX records. I need to give my ISP provider
    >> >my
    >> > FQDN and the IP address of the mail server. I believe my IP for the mail
    >> > server is the same static IP I used on the server, correct? They gave us
    >> > 5
    >> > static IP's but I only used 1 of them. Should I use a different one for
    >> > the
    >> > mail server? If so, where do I make this change?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks
    >> > Scott
    >> >
    >> > "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Scott:
    >> >>
    >> >> Sorry for the error. There should be no setup required for Exchange on
    >> >> SBS
    >> >> 2003, other than to run the wizards and get your ISP to set your MX
    >> >> records.
    >> >> So to establish a base line for helping you can you give us a little
    >> >> history
    >> >> please.
    >> >>
    >> >> Did you install this SBS yourself or was it done by an IT Pro familiar
    >> >> with
    >> >> SBS 2003. An enterprise geek may not be familiar with SBS, so you need
    >> >> to
    >> >> know.
    >> >>
    >> >> Have all the steps been performed by using the wizards? Add users and
    >> >> computers,
    >> >> for example. Have you run the Connect to the Internet Wizard found on
    >> >> the
    >> >> "To do" page of Server Managment? Does it complete or error out. If
    >> >> error,
    >> >> at what phase?
    >> >>
    >> >> What other errors that might be relevant in the event logs?
    >> >>
    >> >> Please download and fix any erros found by the SBS BPA.
    >> >>
    >> >> www.sbsbpa.com
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> -
    >> >> Larry
    >> >> Please post the resolution to your
    >> >> issue so others may benefit
    >> >> -
    >> >> Get Your SBS Health Check at
    >> >> www.sbsbpa.com
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> > I am new to Exchange and trying to set it up. All the Exchange
    >> >> > services are
    >> >> > running except: Exchange Routing Engine service terminated with the
    >> >> > following
    >> >> > error. Error 3. The system cannot find the path specified.
    >> >> > I can receive emails but no one can send. The emails aren't sitting
    >> >> > in the
    >> >> > sent folder on the client computers but when I check say hotmail,
    >> >> > there is no
    >> >> > email.
    >> >> > Is this because of the above error?
    >> >> > If so, how do I fix this?
    >> >> > When I google this error, Microsoft suggests I reinstall the Exchange.
    >> >> > Is
    >> >> > this what needs to be done?
    >> >> > Thanks
    >> >> > Scott
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> .
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
    See what SBS support is working on
    http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/default.aspx
    Check your SBS with the SBS Best Practices Analyzer
    http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive...A/default.aspx

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  8. #8


    Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP] Guest

    Re: Exchange 2003 error

    Hi Scott:

    Sorry, I was away all day. SBS is truly simple. We tend to overcomplicate
    things. I suggest you get one of the books on the subject and keep it for
    reference. When you see one of the several 300 page plus books on SBS you
    will realize how much is packed into that box, and when you understand how
    the wizards tie it all together you will appreciate how simple it is.

    Yes, some things can break. It is a fairly complicated, integrated system
    made simple by the carefully constructed wizards developed by the SBS Dev
    Team at Microsoft. If you set up the SBS with, and use and follow the wizards,
    it 'just works'. But there is a lot that has to come together, and hence
    there are a lot of wizards. If a wiz exists you should use it.

    The MX records are maintained by whoever controls your public DNS records.
    Just ask them for help, or tell us who holds them and we can help you make
    the changes yourself. What that record does is tell mail servers accross
    the world where to send mail, so the MX record points to the A record which
    points to the external, public facing, WAN side ip address of your edge device.
    The edge device, unless it is the SBS itself (bad) then "port fowards" point
    25 to the listening nic on the SBS. if you have just one nic, use that,
    if you have two nics, use the other one. <g> The other one is the nic
    that is in the same subnet as the LAN side of the router and has a patch
    cord from it to the router.

    As for the Connect to the Internet wiz, you can run that as many times as
    you wish. One of the tests of a functioning SBS is the ability to sucessfuly
    complete that wizard. So once the MX records are done, you run the wizard
    which populates all the settings for email, RWW, and so on.

    After you are done, you should see no reference to any DNS settings on any
    NIC in the LAN except the internal, private LAN nic in the SBS. The wizard
    takes care of setting up the DNS forwarders to enable your clients to find
    web sites outside the SBS network.

    Another way to find if your SBS is running smoothly is to run the SBS BPA
    and fix anything it finds.

    www.sbsbpa.com

    I would do that first.


    -
    Larry
    Please post the resolution to your
    issue so others may benefit
    -
    Get Your SBS Health Check at
    www.sbsbpa.com


    > No Comcast does not, Network Solutions does. My FQDN is
    > davispractice.local.
    >
    > "SteveB" wrote:
    >

    >> Does your ISP also provide your DNS hosting? That's not always the
    >> case. What is the FQDN? There should be an A record with the current
    >> static IP (you don't need to use another one) pointed to the FQDN of
    >> the server. Then an MX record with the appropriate priority is setup
    >> for that FQDN.
    >>
    >> "Scott C." <ScottC@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:80B2DC90-D10E-422F-A494-7AE3410F5698@newsgroup
    >>

    >>> I have another question about MX records. I need to give my ISP
    >>> provider
    >>> my
    >>> FQDN and the IP address of the mail server. I believe my IP for the
    >>> mail
    >>> server is the same static IP I used on the server, correct? They
    >>> gave us
    >>> 5
    >>> static IP's but I only used 1 of them. Should I use a different one
    >>> for
    >>> the
    >>> mail server? If so, where do I make this change?
    >>> Thanks
    >>> Scott
    >>> "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Scott:
    >>>>
    >>>> Sorry for the error. There should be no setup required for
    >>>> Exchange on
    >>>> SBS
    >>>> 2003, other than to run the wizards and get your ISP to set your MX
    >>>> records.
    >>>> So to establish a base line for helping you can you give us a
    >>>> little
    >>>> history
    >>>> please.
    >>>> Did you install this SBS yourself or was it done by an IT Pro
    >>>> familiar
    >>>> with
    >>>> SBS 2003. An enterprise geek may not be familiar with SBS, so you
    >>>> need
    >>>> to
    >>>> know.
    >>>> Have all the steps been performed by using the wizards? Add users
    >>>> and
    >>>> computers,
    >>>> for example. Have you run the Connect to the Internet Wizard found
    >>>> on
    >>>> the
    >>>> "To do" page of Server Managment? Does it complete or error out.
    >>>> If
    >>>> error,
    >>>> at what phase?
    >>>> What other errors that might be relevant in the event logs?
    >>>>
    >>>> Please download and fix any erros found by the SBS BPA.
    >>>>
    >>>> www.sbsbpa.com
    >>>>
    >>>> -
    >>>> Larry
    >>>> Please post the resolution to your
    >>>> issue so others may benefit
    >>>> -
    >>>> Get Your SBS Health Check at
    >>>> www.sbsbpa.com
    >>>>> I am new to Exchange and trying to set it up. All the Exchange
    >>>>> services are
    >>>>> running except: Exchange Routing Engine service terminated with
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> following
    >>>>> error. Error 3. The system cannot find the path specified.
    >>>>> I can receive emails but no one can send. The emails aren't
    >>>>> sitting
    >>>>> in the
    >>>>> sent folder on the client computers but when I check say hotmail,
    >>>>> there is no
    >>>>> email.
    >>>>> Is this because of the above error?
    >>>>> If so, how do I fix this?
    >>>>> When I google this error, Microsoft suggests I reinstall the
    >>>>> Exchange.
    >>>>> Is
    >>>>> this what needs to be done?
    >>>>> Thanks
    >>>>> Scott
    >>>> .
    >>>>
    >> .
    >>


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  9. #9


    Scott C. Guest

    Re: Exchange 2003 error

    Hi Larry,

    I think I will definately have to pick up one of these books.

    Where or what do I need to do to find my FQDN?

    Network Solution is where we bought our domain from: www.davispractice.com.
    Alentus is who manages our email (POP3). mail.davispractice.com
    Is there a place on the SBS server that will tell me what this is?

    Thanks
    Scott


    "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:

    > Hi Scott:
    >
    > Sorry, I was away all day. SBS is truly simple. We tend to overcomplicate
    > things. I suggest you get one of the books on the subject and keep it for
    > reference. When you see one of the several 300 page plus books on SBS you
    > will realize how much is packed into that box, and when you understand how
    > the wizards tie it all together you will appreciate how simple it is.
    >
    > Yes, some things can break. It is a fairly complicated, integrated system
    > made simple by the carefully constructed wizards developed by the SBS Dev
    > Team at Microsoft. If you set up the SBS with, and use and follow the wizards,
    > it 'just works'. But there is a lot that has to come together, and hence
    > there are a lot of wizards. If a wiz exists you should use it.
    >
    > The MX records are maintained by whoever controls your public DNS records.
    > Just ask them for help, or tell us who holds them and we can help you make
    > the changes yourself. What that record does is tell mail servers accross
    > the world where to send mail, so the MX record points to the A record which
    > points to the external, public facing, WAN side ip address of your edge device.
    > The edge device, unless it is the SBS itself (bad) then "port fowards" point
    > 25 to the listening nic on the SBS. if you have just one nic, use that,
    > if you have two nics, use the other one. <g> The other one is the nic
    > that is in the same subnet as the LAN side of the router and has a patch
    > cord from it to the router.
    >
    > As for the Connect to the Internet wiz, you can run that as many times as
    > you wish. One of the tests of a functioning SBS is the ability to sucessfuly
    > complete that wizard. So once the MX records are done, you run the wizard
    > which populates all the settings for email, RWW, and so on.
    >
    > After you are done, you should see no reference to any DNS settings on any
    > NIC in the LAN except the internal, private LAN nic in the SBS. The wizard
    > takes care of setting up the DNS forwarders to enable your clients to find
    > web sites outside the SBS network.
    >
    > Another way to find if your SBS is running smoothly is to run the SBS BPA
    > and fix anything it finds.
    >
    > www.sbsbpa.com
    >
    > I would do that first.
    >
    >
    > -
    > Larry
    > Please post the resolution to your
    > issue so others may benefit
    > -
    > Get Your SBS Health Check at
    > www.sbsbpa.com
    >
    >

    > > No Comcast does not, Network Solutions does. My FQDN is
    > > davispractice.local.
    > >
    > > "SteveB" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Does your ISP also provide your DNS hosting? That's not always the
    > >> case. What is the FQDN? There should be an A record with the current
    > >> static IP (you don't need to use another one) pointed to the FQDN of
    > >> the server. Then an MX record with the appropriate priority is setup
    > >> for that FQDN.
    > >>
    > >> "Scott C." <ScottC@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > >> news:80B2DC90-D10E-422F-A494-7AE3410F5698@newsgroup
    > >>
    > >>> I have another question about MX records. I need to give my ISP
    > >>> provider
    > >>> my
    > >>> FQDN and the IP address of the mail server. I believe my IP for the
    > >>> mail
    > >>> server is the same static IP I used on the server, correct? They
    > >>> gave us
    > >>> 5
    > >>> static IP's but I only used 1 of them. Should I use a different one
    > >>> for
    > >>> the
    > >>> mail server? If so, where do I make this change?
    > >>> Thanks
    > >>> Scott
    > >>> "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>> Scott:
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Sorry for the error. There should be no setup required for
    > >>>> Exchange on
    > >>>> SBS
    > >>>> 2003, other than to run the wizards and get your ISP to set your MX
    > >>>> records.
    > >>>> So to establish a base line for helping you can you give us a
    > >>>> little
    > >>>> history
    > >>>> please.
    > >>>> Did you install this SBS yourself or was it done by an IT Pro
    > >>>> familiar
    > >>>> with
    > >>>> SBS 2003. An enterprise geek may not be familiar with SBS, so you
    > >>>> need
    > >>>> to
    > >>>> know.
    > >>>> Have all the steps been performed by using the wizards? Add users
    > >>>> and
    > >>>> computers,
    > >>>> for example. Have you run the Connect to the Internet Wizard found
    > >>>> on
    > >>>> the
    > >>>> "To do" page of Server Managment? Does it complete or error out.
    > >>>> If
    > >>>> error,
    > >>>> at what phase?
    > >>>> What other errors that might be relevant in the event logs?
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Please download and fix any erros found by the SBS BPA.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> www.sbsbpa.com
    > >>>>
    > >>>> -
    > >>>> Larry
    > >>>> Please post the resolution to your
    > >>>> issue so others may benefit
    > >>>> -
    > >>>> Get Your SBS Health Check at
    > >>>> www.sbsbpa.com
    > >>>>> I am new to Exchange and trying to set it up. All the Exchange
    > >>>>> services are
    > >>>>> running except: Exchange Routing Engine service terminated with
    > >>>>> the
    > >>>>> following
    > >>>>> error. Error 3. The system cannot find the path specified.
    > >>>>> I can receive emails but no one can send. The emails aren't
    > >>>>> sitting
    > >>>>> in the
    > >>>>> sent folder on the client computers but when I check say hotmail,
    > >>>>> there is no
    > >>>>> email.
    > >>>>> Is this because of the above error?
    > >>>>> If so, how do I fix this?
    > >>>>> When I google this error, Microsoft suggests I reinstall the
    > >>>>> Exchange.
    > >>>>> Is
    > >>>>> this what needs to be done?
    > >>>>> Thanks
    > >>>>> Scott
    > >>>> .
    > >>>>
    > >> .
    > >>
    >
    >
    > .
    >

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  10. #10


    SteveB Guest

    Re: Exchange 2003 error

    This is the first mention I see that you already have mail setup with a 3rd
    party host (Alentus) and are currently using POP3? Your intent is now to
    change that and receive mail to your in house Exchange server and
    discontinue the 3rd party? The SBS server is not where your external FQDN is
    setup. As we've been saying that is done with your 3rd party DNS host who
    evidently is Network Solutions. The common FQDN you might use is
    mail.davispractice.com but since that is already being used for the POP3
    host it may be easier now to choose a different one such as
    smtp.davispractice.com.

    "Scott C." <ScottC@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:997A8829-45EC-4F5A-9BE4-EFD776FD46F5@newsgroup

    > Hi Larry,
    >
    > I think I will definately have to pick up one of these books.
    >
    > Where or what do I need to do to find my FQDN?
    >
    > Network Solution is where we bought our domain from:
    > www.davispractice.com.
    > Alentus is who manages our email (POP3). mail.davispractice.com
    > Is there a place on the SBS server that will tell me what this is?
    >
    > Thanks
    > Scott
    >
    >
    > "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:
    >

    >> Hi Scott:
    >>
    >> Sorry, I was away all day. SBS is truly simple. We tend to
    >> overcomplicate
    >> things. I suggest you get one of the books on the subject and keep it
    >> for
    >> reference. When you see one of the several 300 page plus books on SBS
    >> you
    >> will realize how much is packed into that box, and when you understand
    >> how
    >> the wizards tie it all together you will appreciate how simple it is.
    >>
    >> Yes, some things can break. It is a fairly complicated, integrated
    >> system
    >> made simple by the carefully constructed wizards developed by the SBS Dev
    >> Team at Microsoft. If you set up the SBS with, and use and follow the
    >> wizards,
    >> it 'just works'. But there is a lot that has to come together, and hence
    >> there are a lot of wizards. If a wiz exists you should use it.
    >>
    >> The MX records are maintained by whoever controls your public DNS
    >> records.
    >> Just ask them for help, or tell us who holds them and we can help you
    >> make
    >> the changes yourself. What that record does is tell mail servers accross
    >> the world where to send mail, so the MX record points to the A record
    >> which
    >> points to the external, public facing, WAN side ip address of your edge
    >> device.
    >> The edge device, unless it is the SBS itself (bad) then "port fowards"
    >> point
    >> 25 to the listening nic on the SBS. if you have just one nic, use that,
    >> if you have two nics, use the other one. <g> The other one is the nic
    >> that is in the same subnet as the LAN side of the router and has a patch
    >> cord from it to the router.
    >>
    >> As for the Connect to the Internet wiz, you can run that as many times as
    >> you wish. One of the tests of a functioning SBS is the ability to
    >> sucessfuly
    >> complete that wizard. So once the MX records are done, you run the
    >> wizard
    >> which populates all the settings for email, RWW, and so on.
    >>
    >> After you are done, you should see no reference to any DNS settings on
    >> any
    >> NIC in the LAN except the internal, private LAN nic in the SBS. The
    >> wizard
    >> takes care of setting up the DNS forwarders to enable your clients to
    >> find
    >> web sites outside the SBS network.
    >>
    >> Another way to find if your SBS is running smoothly is to run the SBS BPA
    >> and fix anything it finds.
    >>
    >> www.sbsbpa.com
    >>
    >> I would do that first.
    >>
    >>
    >> -
    >> Larry
    >> Please post the resolution to your
    >> issue so others may benefit
    >> -
    >> Get Your SBS Health Check at
    >> www.sbsbpa.com
    >>
    >>

    >> > No Comcast does not, Network Solutions does. My FQDN is
    >> > davispractice.local.
    >> >
    >> > "SteveB" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Does your ISP also provide your DNS hosting? That's not always the
    >> >> case. What is the FQDN? There should be an A record with the current
    >> >> static IP (you don't need to use another one) pointed to the FQDN of
    >> >> the server. Then an MX record with the appropriate priority is setup
    >> >> for that FQDN.
    >> >>
    >> >> "Scott C." <ScottC@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> >> news:80B2DC90-D10E-422F-A494-7AE3410F5698@newsgroup
    >> >>
    >> >>> I have another question about MX records. I need to give my ISP
    >> >>> provider
    >> >>> my
    >> >>> FQDN and the IP address of the mail server. I believe my IP for the
    >> >>> mail
    >> >>> server is the same static IP I used on the server, correct? They
    >> >>> gave us
    >> >>> 5
    >> >>> static IP's but I only used 1 of them. Should I use a different one
    >> >>> for
    >> >>> the
    >> >>> mail server? If so, where do I make this change?
    >> >>> Thanks
    >> >>> Scott
    >> >>> "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:
    >> >>>
    >> >>>> Scott:
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>> Sorry for the error. There should be no setup required for
    >> >>>> Exchange on
    >> >>>> SBS
    >> >>>> 2003, other than to run the wizards and get your ISP to set your MX
    >> >>>> records.
    >> >>>> So to establish a base line for helping you can you give us a
    >> >>>> little
    >> >>>> history
    >> >>>> please.
    >> >>>> Did you install this SBS yourself or was it done by an IT Pro
    >> >>>> familiar
    >> >>>> with
    >> >>>> SBS 2003. An enterprise geek may not be familiar with SBS, so you
    >> >>>> need
    >> >>>> to
    >> >>>> know.
    >> >>>> Have all the steps been performed by using the wizards? Add users
    >> >>>> and
    >> >>>> computers,
    >> >>>> for example. Have you run the Connect to the Internet Wizard found
    >> >>>> on
    >> >>>> the
    >> >>>> "To do" page of Server Managment? Does it complete or error out.
    >> >>>> If
    >> >>>> error,
    >> >>>> at what phase?
    >> >>>> What other errors that might be relevant in the event logs?
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>> Please download and fix any erros found by the SBS BPA.
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>> www.sbsbpa.com
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>> -
    >> >>>> Larry
    >> >>>> Please post the resolution to your
    >> >>>> issue so others may benefit
    >> >>>> -
    >> >>>> Get Your SBS Health Check at
    >> >>>> www.sbsbpa.com
    >> >>>>> I am new to Exchange and trying to set it up. All the Exchange
    >> >>>>> services are
    >> >>>>> running except: Exchange Routing Engine service terminated with
    >> >>>>> the
    >> >>>>> following
    >> >>>>> error. Error 3. The system cannot find the path specified.
    >> >>>>> I can receive emails but no one can send. The emails aren't
    >> >>>>> sitting
    >> >>>>> in the
    >> >>>>> sent folder on the client computers but when I check say hotmail,
    >> >>>>> there is no
    >> >>>>> email.
    >> >>>>> Is this because of the above error?
    >> >>>>> If so, how do I fix this?
    >> >>>>> When I google this error, Microsoft suggests I reinstall the
    >> >>>>> Exchange.
    >> >>>>> Is
    >> >>>>> this what needs to be done?
    >> >>>>> Thanks
    >> >>>>> Scott
    >> >>>> .
    >> >>>>
    >> >> .
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>


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