existing website, and hosting own email and rww

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by DT, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. DT

    DT Guest

    I have an existing website, and email that I have hosted. I am getting an
    sbs 2003 server, to host my own email and rww. I still want to have the
    website hosted externally but I want to host my own email, and use rww. I am
    going to have my isp host my dns, if they create a cname record for
    remote.mydomain.com and exchange.mydomain.com to point to my static ip, will
    everything still work the way i want it to. As far as people being able to
    go to www.mydomain.com, and remote.mydomain.com. Also if I have my existing
    hosting company create a new mx record with a lower priority now pointing to
    exchange.mydomain.com, when I get my server up and running, and change the mx
    records, won't I have a much smoother transition from the hosting company to
    my own exchange server. Thanks for all the help.
    DT, Apr 26, 2007
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  2. Have them create 1 A record.
    remote.domainname.com which points to your public IP

    Have them create 1 MX record with a priority of 0 pointing to the A record

    URL for OWA would then be remote.domainname.com/exchange
    URL for RWW would be remote.domainname.com/remote

    cnames are not advised

    Also have them create a reverse lookup to your public IP or you'll have
    email sending issues an SPF record as well

    When you run the "connect to email and internet wizard" (CEICW) you will
    then specific remote.domainname.com as your URL

    You can only have one SSL Cert so you can only have one URL associated for
    both OWA and RWW
    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP], Apr 26, 2007
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