Unable to bind to the destination server in DNS

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by alpie, May 2, 2004.

  1. alpie

    alpie Guest

    Please help me. I am stucked in our company mail server
    under SBS 2003. I am runneing a SBS 2003 standard edition
    on 1 computer and connecting to a ISA Server. I can make
    inbound emails but the problem is i cannot make outbound
    emails. When i check on the Exchange under the SBS 2003
    under Que i have an error in the SMTP Connector "Unable to
    bind to the destination server in DNS". Please help....
    I already configured the ISA server to accept all TCP
    protocols but still have that problem. please help....
    alpie, May 2, 2004
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  2. Are you running ISA on a seperate Server? If you are, have you Publshed up
    DNS from the SBS 2003 Server to the ISA Server and also Published up the
    SMTP for the email to go out? If not you need to configure that on the ISA
    Server also.

    Roger Crawford
    Roger Crawford, May 2, 2004
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  3. alpie

    alpie Guest

    Yes I am running ISA on a separate Server. What do you
    mean published DNS? You mean I would include it in the
    under Publishing>Server Publishing Rules? Is that what you
    mean? Isn't the DNS there is for DNS query Server inbound
    protocol. Do mean also in the SMTP that i will place it
    under publishing>Server Publishing Rules? If so what else
    will i need to make my email for SBS 2003 inbound and
    outbound work? Thanks for your reply.

    alpie, May 3, 2004
  4. Hi Alpie

    You sure would make life simpler for yourself if you ran
    ISA on the SBS box like it was designed to integrate!

    Frank McCallister
    Frank McCallister, May 3, 2004
  5. alpie

    alpie Guest

    Hi Frank,

    I already tried running sbs 2003 and installed ISA but it
    just prompts me series of errors. Please help with the
    standalone ISA server.

    alpie, May 3, 2004
  6. Hi Alpie

    I wish I could help you but I only know how to do it by
    the book with two nics on the SBS server following the
    instructions on the document in the root of the Premium
    Technologies CD (CD5). It has worked for me now on 4
    Premium servers.

    Frank McCallister, May 3, 2004
  7. alpie

    Tony Su Guest

    Verify that your Exchange Server is pointing <only> to
    your SBS DNS (if any DNS) and that your SBS DNS is
    configured to forward to external DNS. Better yet, it's
    likely that if you verify your DNS list is <empty>, then
    your regular Network Properties should ensure proper

    Do not point Exchange directly to external DNS, that can
    cause your problem.

    Tony Su
    Tony Su, May 3, 2004
  8. Roger Crawford, May 4, 2004
  9. alpie

    alpie Guest

    Thank you all it now works!

    alpie, May 6, 2004
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