SBS2008 - Adding multiple Email domains

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Jim, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Jim

    Jim Guest

    I need to add six more Email domains to a customer's SBS2008 server.

    I've created six more Accepted/Authoritative domains in Hub Transport.

    I've created six new Email Address Policies and set the policies to
    Immediate update.

    I've not tested it with e-mail yet, but I'm a bit confused regards what the
    Email policies ought to be doing.

    Upon checking the user account mailboxes none of them have yet been
    populated with additional e-mail aliases despite having ticks in
    Automatically update based on Policy etc etc.

    I've re-run the SBS Console > Setup your Internet address, and this has
    curiously only added one of the six new email domains to the user accounts !
    Eh ??

    How come it doesn't appear to update all of the mailboxes with all six of
    the aliases Immediately? this is what I was expecting..

    I've waited several hours and have even done a server reboot.

    I'm obviously missing something here.

    Also which is confusing me even further, how come if I re-run the 'Setup
    your Internet address wizard' it adds just one of the six and not all of
    them ?

    At the moment the users mailboxes have:

    domain.local
    main_internet_domain.co.uk (The default Windows SBS Email Address Policy
    priority 1)
    domain#1.co.uk

    I need to also add for all users

    domain#2.co.uk
    domain#3.com
    domain#4.net
    domain#5.org
    domain#6.org.uk

    What am I doing wrong folks ?

    I guess I could do it manually but I'm sure I shouldn;t have to do that.

    Jim.
     
    Jim, Sep 4, 2009
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  2. How did you create the email address policies? Did you use a specific
    attribute, such as company name, department, or something else? If so, is
    that field in their AD policies populated?

    How about when you created the email address policy suffix? Did you use
    something specific for the address generator, or go with the default
    %, etc?

    How about the Accepted domain?

    If you want all six suffixes populated for all users, you could have just
    adjusted the default policy adding all six suffixes.

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    Ace Fekay [MCT], Sep 4, 2009
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  3. Apparently you may have not did it right with the multiple policies.
    Multiple policies need to be evaluated one at a time based on a filter,
    such as filtering (looking for) an attribute that will apply the
    policy. This could be a department, phone number, company name, group
    name, etc, attribute. Once it hits the first one that applies, it won't
    look further. So you would have to meticulously setup each one with a
    search filter, and pre-populate the user AD attributes you are
    filtering on. What may have been happening is it hits the first one,
    which has no filtering, so it applies that policy to all users, without
    evaluating the others.

    I hope that sense.

    Please read the following. It's for Exchange 2003 and the RUS, but it
    also applies the way Exchange 2007 evaluates multiple policies.

    Exchange Recipient Update Service and proxy addresses:
    Scroll down to "Key points for managing Recipient Policies "
    http://searchexchange.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid43_gci1119799,00.html#

    Yes, Exchange 2007 really enforces Email Address Policies:
    http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/01/05/432086.aspx

    I hope that helps.

    Ace

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    resolution.

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    Microsoft Certified Trainer

    For urgent issues, please contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please check
    http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.
     
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Sep 6, 2009
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  4. Jim

    eiger3970

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    I also need to add multiple domains in SBS 2008.
    xxxxxxxxxxxx.com.au or domain1.com.au
    xxxxxxxxxxxx.com or domain2.com
    xxxxxxxxx.com or domain3.com
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com or domain4.com

    I also entered the 4 domains in the Windows SBS Console, Set up your Internet address, however SBS 2008 only added the final domain4.com?

    Can this be confiugured on the front end, as the back end configuration usually ends up destroying the whole system's configuration and causing a reinstallation to get back to a half working system.
     
    eiger3970, Nov 16, 2010
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