Sync PDA internally and externally

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Luke, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Luke

    Luke Guest

    Hi All

    I have a pda and can sync when im inside my network using servername as the
    name of my server source.

    When i leave my network and sync externally i need to replace server name
    with (a dns entry that points to my firewall)

    Internal domain is called companyname.local. I have a static ip pointing to
    firewall, that then points to sbs box. So if i use the ip address internally
    i go to the firewall, but externally it goes to the sbs box

    How can i set this up so that I dont have to manually change the name of my
    server whenever i leave the office to sync ?

    Luke, Oct 8, 2007
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  2. Luke

    Claus Guest

    I assume you have a A record on public DNS servers - something like I also assume that you are not syncing over the air
    (otherwise it wouldn't matter where you are physically).

    Go into the DNS manager and create a new integrated zone called Then create an A record in that zone, pointing to your SBS
    (mail - - - ip address of your SBS box).
    Claus, Oct 8, 2007
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  3. That actually wouldn't quite work Claus, is pointing to his
    external (firewall) IP, so he would need internally rather than

    Better way would be to adjust public DNS so that pointed to
    the external IP and create a ZONE for (that's right, a zone
    for mail.etc, not mail as a host in zone in local DNS, pointing
    to SBS.

    and move the to a hosting provider.

    Creating mail.etc as a zone means you do not need to maintain records for
    other servers in the zone Commonly people may have www.etc
    ftp.etc, maybe backup MX records, all held in public DNS and controlled by
    their hosting service. By _not_ fooling SBS into thinking it is running you avoid all related issues.
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Oct 9, 2007
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