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Exchange 2003 error

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Scott C.

#1
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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Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]

#2
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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Scott C.

#3
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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Scott C.

#4
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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SteveB

#5
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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Scott C.

#6
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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Jim Behning SBS MVP

#7
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
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> .
>> >>
>>
>>
>> .
>>
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Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]

#8
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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Scott C.

#9
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
> >>>> .
> >>>>
> >> .
> >>
>
>
> .
>
 

My Computer

S

SteveB

#10
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
>> >>>> .
>> >>>>
>> >> .
>> >>
>>
>>
>> .
>>
 

My Computer

S

Scott C.

#11
We would like to get rid of Alentus but we need to keep our emails the same,
using the name@newsgroup.

If this is possible, how do I go about doing this?



"SteveB" wrote:

> 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
> >> >>>> .
> >> >>>>
> >> >> .
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> .
> >>
>
>
> .
>
 

My Computer

L

Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]

#12
You ask the provider of your public DNS to set the MX record for yourdomain.com
(or whatever) to point to the static ip address of your mail server. You
run the CEICW to set the reply address and put in the same info.

You set your edge device to forward port 25 traffic to the listening nic
on your SBS.

If you want more than one @other_domain.com address, you can do that as well:

http://sbs.seandaniel.com/2004/10/hosting-multiple-domains-on-sbs-2003.html

if you want/need specialized email addresses for specific users, you can
add them in ADUC - User_Name - Properties - Email Accounts. Do not forget
to set the default and if different from what you used in CIECW, you must
uncheck the little box "use default policy".

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


> We would like to get rid of Alentus but we need to keep our emails the
> same, using the name@newsgroup.
>
> If this is possible, how do I go about doing this?
>
> "SteveB" wrote:
>

>> 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
>>>>>>>> .
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>> .
>>>>>>
>>>> .
>>>>
>> .
>>
 

My Computer

L

Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]

#13
It would appear that your DNS records are held here:

Your NS records at the parent servers are:
ns1.zabco.net. [208.123.210.2] [TTL=172800] [US]
ns2.zabco.net. [208.123.212.2] [TTL=172800] [US]

Which is indeed Alentus.

You can continue to use them for DNS, or you can transfer your DNS to some
other ISP or Registar. Many like Network Solutions, many like Go Daddy,
many like the isp that hosts their web site.

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


> You ask the provider of your public DNS to set the MX record for
> yourdomain.com (or whatever) to point to the static ip address of your
> mail server. You run the CEICW to set the reply address and put in
> the same info.
>
> You set your edge device to forward port 25 traffic to the listening
> nic on your SBS.
>
> If you want more than one @other_domain.com address, you can do that
> as well:
>
> http://sbs.seandaniel.com/2004/10/hosting-multiple-domains-on-sbs-2003
> .html
>
> if you want/need specialized email addresses for specific users, you
> can add them in ADUC - User_Name - Properties - Email Accounts. Do
> not forget to set the default and if different from what you used in
> CIECW, you must uncheck the little box "use default policy".
>
> -
> Larry
> Please post the resolution to your
> issue so others may benefit
> -
> Get Your SBS Health Check at
> www.sbsbpa.com

>> We would like to get rid of Alentus but we need to keep our emails
>> the same, using the name@newsgroup.
>>
>> If this is possible, how do I go about doing this?
>>
>> "SteveB" wrote:
>>

>>> 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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S

Scott C.

#14
Thanks Larry,

I will get in touch with Alentus and have them change the MX records.

I ran the SBS Analyzer tool and their were 4 critical errors. One of them
was missing SBS service pack 1. I tried installing it but because I have SP2
already installed it errored out. Should I be concerned about this?

Also I tried to do a system backup and it failed twice, 4 mins before it
completed. Something about Network drive stopped responding. I ran the
Western Digital diagnostics check on all 3 drives and they passed. So, I
don't know what to do about that, because we need to be doing backups every
day. Should I buy a different program to do the backups?

Thanks
Scott

"Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:

> It would appear that your DNS records are held here:
>
> Your NS records at the parent servers are:
> ns1.zabco.net. [208.123.210.2] [TTL=172800] [US]
> ns2.zabco.net. [208.123.212.2] [TTL=172800] [US]
>
> Which is indeed Alentus.
>
> You can continue to use them for DNS, or you can transfer your DNS to some
> other ISP or Registar. Many like Network Solutions, many like Go Daddy,
> many like the isp that hosts their web site.
>
> -
> Larry
> Please post the resolution to your
> issue so others may benefit
> -
> Get Your SBS Health Check at
> www.sbsbpa.com
>
>

> > You ask the provider of your public DNS to set the MX record for
> > yourdomain.com (or whatever) to point to the static ip address of your
> > mail server. You run the CEICW to set the reply address and put in
> > the same info.
> >
> > You set your edge device to forward port 25 traffic to the listening
> > nic on your SBS.
> >
> > If you want more than one @other_domain.com address, you can do that
> > as well:
> >
> > http://sbs.seandaniel.com/2004/10/hosting-multiple-domains-on-sbs-2003
> > .html
> >
> > if you want/need specialized email addresses for specific users, you
> > can add them in ADUC - User_Name - Properties - Email Accounts. Do
> > not forget to set the default and if different from what you used in
> > CIECW, you must uncheck the little box "use default policy".
> >
> > -
> > Larry
> > Please post the resolution to your
> > issue so others may benefit
> > -
> > Get Your SBS Health Check at
> > www.sbsbpa.com

> >> We would like to get rid of Alentus but we need to keep our emails
> >> the same, using the name@newsgroup.
> >>
> >> If this is possible, how do I go about doing this?
> >>
> >> "SteveB" wrote:
> >>
> >>> 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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L

Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]

#15
Don't forget to run the CEICW and to port forward your edge device.

Regarding the SP1 for SBS........ this is pretty important. I wish MS had
limited the installation of Windows SP2 to SBS that were compliant.

SBS SP1 is a multipart update that greatly changes the security implications
of SBS and all of its components. You need to know if you have SBS Standard
or Premium, and if you have Premium if you have ISA and SQL either or both
installed.

Then go here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...C0-B707-4161-ADEB-44F1B756119F&displaylang=en

Read and follow all the instructions.

You can substitues more recent Service Packs for those listed, as in Exchange
and Windows, but you really should do the SBS SP1, which is different from,
but includes Windows SP1.

If you have premium and ISA is installed you will need to contact MS or ask
here for the installation media. The link to the CD order page for the premium
portion appears to be broken.


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


> Thanks Larry,
>
> I will get in touch with Alentus and have them change the MX records.
>
> I ran the SBS Analyzer tool and their were 4 critical errors. One of
> them was missing SBS service pack 1. I tried installing it but
> because I have SP2 already installed it errored out. Should I be
> concerned about this?
>
> Also I tried to do a system backup and it failed twice, 4 mins before
> it completed. Something about Network drive stopped responding. I
> ran the Western Digital diagnostics check on all 3 drives and they
> passed. So, I don't know what to do about that, because we need to be
> doing backups every day. Should I buy a different program to do the
> backups?
>
> Thanks
> Scott
> "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:
>

>> It would appear that your DNS records are held here:
>>
>> Your NS records at the parent servers are:
>> ns1.zabco.net. [208.123.210.2] [TTL=172800] [US]
>> ns2.zabco.net. [208.123.212.2] [TTL=172800] [US]
>> Which is indeed Alentus.
>>
>> You can continue to use them for DNS, or you can transfer your DNS to
>> some other ISP or Registar. Many like Network Solutions, many like
>> Go Daddy, many like the isp that hosts their web site.
>>
>> -
>> Larry
>> Please post the resolution to your
>> issue so others may benefit
>> -
>> Get Your SBS Health Check at
>> www.sbsbpa.com

>>> You ask the provider of your public DNS to set the MX record for
>>> yourdomain.com (or whatever) to point to the static ip address of
>>> your mail server. You run the CEICW to set the reply address and
>>> put in the same info.
>>>
>>> You set your edge device to forward port 25 traffic to the listening
>>> nic on your SBS.
>>>
>>> If you want more than one @other_domain.com address, you can do that
>>> as well:
>>>
>>> http://sbs.seandaniel.com/2004/10/hosting-multiple-domains-on-sbs-20
>>> 03 .html
>>>
>>> if you want/need specialized email addresses for specific users, you
>>> can add them in ADUC - User_Name - Properties - Email Accounts. Do
>>> not forget to set the default and if different from what you used in
>>> CIECW, you must uncheck the little box "use default policy".
>>>
>>> -
>>> Larry
>>> Please post the resolution to your
>>> issue so others may benefit
>>> -
>>> Get Your SBS Health Check at
>>> www.sbsbpa.com
>>>> We would like to get rid of Alentus but we need to keep our emails
>>>> the same, using the name@newsgroup.
>>>>
>>>> If this is possible, how do I go about doing this?
>>>>
>>>> "SteveB" wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> 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
>>>>>>>>>>> .
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> .
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> .
>>>>>>>
>>>>> .
>>>>>
>> .
>>
 

My Computer

S

Scott C.

#16
I missed one of the 5 updates needed, so I could start the install of SP1 for
SBS. Half way through it gave me an error "The following required compnent
is not installed. Internet Information Services (IIS). And the SP1 isntall
stopped. How do I fix this error?
I checked the web and there was a pretty long article on installing IIS but
that would reset alot of settings. I'm afraid if I do this then a lot of
these settings that get reset I won't know how to set them back up and I
can't have the server down during the day Mon-Fri. So I work on the server
at night time and weekends.

Thanks
Scott

"Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:

> Don't forget to run the CEICW and to port forward your edge device.
>
> Regarding the SP1 for SBS........ this is pretty important. I wish MS had
> limited the installation of Windows SP2 to SBS that were compliant.
>
> SBS SP1 is a multipart update that greatly changes the security implications
> of SBS and all of its components. You need to know if you have SBS Standard
> or Premium, and if you have Premium if you have ISA and SQL either or both
> installed.
>
> Then go here:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...C0-B707-4161-ADEB-44F1B756119F&displaylang=en
>
> Read and follow all the instructions.
>
> You can substitues more recent Service Packs for those listed, as in Exchange
> and Windows, but you really should do the SBS SP1, which is different from,
> but includes Windows SP1.
>
> If you have premium and ISA is installed you will need to contact MS or ask
> here for the installation media. The link to the CD order page for the premium
> portion appears to be broken.
>
>
> -
> Larry
> Please post the resolution to your
> issue so others may benefit
> -
> Get Your SBS Health Check at
> www.sbsbpa.com
>
>

> > Thanks Larry,
> >
> > I will get in touch with Alentus and have them change the MX records.
> >
> > I ran the SBS Analyzer tool and their were 4 critical errors. One of
> > them was missing SBS service pack 1. I tried installing it but
> > because I have SP2 already installed it errored out. Should I be
> > concerned about this?
> >
> > Also I tried to do a system backup and it failed twice, 4 mins before
> > it completed. Something about Network drive stopped responding. I
> > ran the Western Digital diagnostics check on all 3 drives and they
> > passed. So, I don't know what to do about that, because we need to be
> > doing backups every day. Should I buy a different program to do the
> > backups?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Scott
> > "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:
> >

> >> It would appear that your DNS records are held here:
> >>
> >> Your NS records at the parent servers are:
> >> ns1.zabco.net. [208.123.210.2] [TTL=172800] [US]
> >> ns2.zabco.net. [208.123.212.2] [TTL=172800] [US]
> >> Which is indeed Alentus.
> >>
> >> You can continue to use them for DNS, or you can transfer your DNS to
> >> some other ISP or Registar. Many like Network Solutions, many like
> >> Go Daddy, many like the isp that hosts their web site.
> >>
> >> -
> >> Larry
> >> Please post the resolution to your
> >> issue so others may benefit
> >> -
> >> Get Your SBS Health Check at
> >> www.sbsbpa.com
> >>> You ask the provider of your public DNS to set the MX record for
> >>> yourdomain.com (or whatever) to point to the static ip address of
> >>> your mail server. You run the CEICW to set the reply address and
> >>> put in the same info.
> >>>
> >>> You set your edge device to forward port 25 traffic to the listening
> >>> nic on your SBS.
> >>>
> >>> If you want more than one @other_domain.com address, you can do that
> >>> as well:
> >>>
> >>> http://sbs.seandaniel.com/2004/10/hosting-multiple-domains-on-sbs-20
> >>> 03 .html
> >>>
> >>> if you want/need specialized email addresses for specific users, you
> >>> can add them in ADUC - User_Name - Properties - Email Accounts. Do
> >>> not forget to set the default and if different from what you used in
> >>> CIECW, you must uncheck the little box "use default policy".
> >>>
> >>> -
> >>> Larry
> >>> Please post the resolution to your
> >>> issue so others may benefit
> >>> -
> >>> Get Your SBS Health Check at
> >>> www.sbsbpa.com
> >>>> We would like to get rid of Alentus but we need to keep our emails
> >>>> the same, using the name@newsgroup.
> >>>>
> >>>> If this is possible, how do I go about doing this?
> >>>>
> >>>> "SteveB" wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> 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
 

My Computer

S

Scott C.

#17
OK, I was able to finally install SP1 for SBS. There are just a few minor
informational items to check and the 'Best Practices Analyzer' will be clean.

Next is for me to install the Exchange SP2, which I will have to do tonight.
I'm also going to try and run the backup tool again to see if it errors out
or not.

After that I will run the CEICW and see if this works. I tried it yesterday
and it gave me an error right away. This is the error: The Wizard cannot
set the DHCP scope options. Ensure that the DHCP server service is running
(it is) and that the scope is defined.

I'm not sure what to do about this problem.

Scott

"Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:

> Don't forget to run the CEICW and to port forward your edge device.
>
> Regarding the SP1 for SBS........ this is pretty important. I wish MS had
> limited the installation of Windows SP2 to SBS that were compliant.
>
> SBS SP1 is a multipart update that greatly changes the security implications
> of SBS and all of its components. You need to know if you have SBS Standard
> or Premium, and if you have Premium if you have ISA and SQL either or both
> installed.
>
> Then go here:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...C0-B707-4161-ADEB-44F1B756119F&displaylang=en
>
> Read and follow all the instructions.
>
> You can substitues more recent Service Packs for those listed, as in Exchange
> and Windows, but you really should do the SBS SP1, which is different from,
> but includes Windows SP1.
>
> If you have premium and ISA is installed you will need to contact MS or ask
> here for the installation media. The link to the CD order page for the premium
> portion appears to be broken.
>
>
> -
> Larry
> Please post the resolution to your
> issue so others may benefit
> -
> Get Your SBS Health Check at
> www.sbsbpa.com
>
>

> > Thanks Larry,
> >
> > I will get in touch with Alentus and have them change the MX records.
> >
> > I ran the SBS Analyzer tool and their were 4 critical errors. One of
> > them was missing SBS service pack 1. I tried installing it but
> > because I have SP2 already installed it errored out. Should I be
> > concerned about this?
> >
> > Also I tried to do a system backup and it failed twice, 4 mins before
> > it completed. Something about Network drive stopped responding. I
> > ran the Western Digital diagnostics check on all 3 drives and they
> > passed. So, I don't know what to do about that, because we need to be
> > doing backups every day. Should I buy a different program to do the
> > backups?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Scott
> > "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:
> >

> >> It would appear that your DNS records are held here:
> >>
> >> Your NS records at the parent servers are:
> >> ns1.zabco.net. [208.123.210.2] [TTL=172800] [US]
> >> ns2.zabco.net. [208.123.212.2] [TTL=172800] [US]
> >> Which is indeed Alentus.
> >>
> >> You can continue to use them for DNS, or you can transfer your DNS to
> >> some other ISP or Registar. Many like Network Solutions, many like
> >> Go Daddy, many like the isp that hosts their web site.
> >>
> >> -
> >> Larry
> >> Please post the resolution to your
> >> issue so others may benefit
> >> -
> >> Get Your SBS Health Check at
> >> www.sbsbpa.com
> >>> You ask the provider of your public DNS to set the MX record for
> >>> yourdomain.com (or whatever) to point to the static ip address of
> >>> your mail server. You run the CEICW to set the reply address and
> >>> put in the same info.
> >>>
> >>> You set your edge device to forward port 25 traffic to the listening
> >>> nic on your SBS.
> >>>
> >>> If you want more than one @other_domain.com address, you can do that
> >>> as well:
> >>>
> >>> http://sbs.seandaniel.com/2004/10/hosting-multiple-domains-on-sbs-20
> >>> 03 .html
> >>>
> >>> if you want/need specialized email addresses for specific users, you
> >>> can add them in ADUC - User_Name - Properties - Email Accounts. Do
> >>> not forget to set the default and if different from what you used in
> >>> CIECW, you must uncheck the little box "use default policy".
> >>>
> >>> -
> >>> Larry
> >>> Please post the resolution to your
> >>> issue so others may benefit
> >>> -
> >>> Get Your SBS Health Check at
> >>> www.sbsbpa.com
> >>>> We would like to get rid of Alentus but we need to keep our emails
> >>>> the same, using the name@newsgroup.
> >>>>
> >>>> If this is possible, how do I go about doing this?
> >>>>
> >>>> "SteveB" wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> 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
 

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