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By peacocky1 ·
Hello,

I am having some trouble setting up my exchange server. Here is what I am up against. I just started this job and the network was already setup. Here is what I know so far. We have a DSL connection, that is connected to a LinkSYS router, which is connected to a Dell 24 port power connect switch(unmanaged), which most of the computers are pluged into. We also have a LinkSYS wireless G router which is pluged into the wired LinkSYS router. Our DSL has a dynamic IP. I am not sure how to set up SBS to use the dynamic IP address. ANy ideas? Should I amke the push to get a staic IP, or doesn't matter?
Any help or tips are greatly appericated!!!

Darrell

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by peacocky1 In reply to SBS exchange setup

I forgot to add my server is a Dell poweredge 700 with one NIC card.

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by BFilmFan In reply to SBS exchange setup

Exchange will need a static IP address for the MX record which points to the SMTP domain name.

I recommend that you purchase the Exchange 2003 24/7 book or take a training class in Excahnge 2003 from one of the better vendors like TrainSignal at http://www.trainsignal.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=22

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by peacocky1 In reply to

I have a domain and a web page. The web page is hosted by another company and forwards all email with our domain to an AOL address (please don't laugh and point at me for this, remember I walked into this) I would like to keep the web host, but have the MX record point to my server. Is this possible?

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by peacocky1 In reply to SBS exchange setup

I have a domain and a web page. The web page is hosted by another company and forwards all email with our domain to an AOL address (please don't laugh and point at me for this, remember I walked into this) I would like to keep the web host, but have the MX record point to my server. Is this possible?

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by CG IT In reply to SBS exchange setup

well here's how it works. someone wants to send you an email at <someone>@<your domain>.com . so what happens is those people send you mail [in essence yelling] "Mail here for <your domain>.com, anyone know who they are? Somewhere an internet name server has to respond, yep! mail for <your domain>.com is address such and such.

What does that is an MX record. So, you either have your own name server which responds to DNS queries or you buy a DNS service which will respond with your IP address.

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by CG IT In reply to

Note: Bfilmfan, also give you the "how to" setup your email server [exchange] to send and receive SMTP mail [port 25]. Note you don't necessarily have to have a static IP address provided that you have dynamic DNS which can update DNS records automatically when your IP address from your ISP changes.

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by peacocky1 In reply to

Could you point me in a direction how or to some resources that tell how to setup the dynamic DNS update?

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by peacocky1 In reply to SBS exchange setup

Point value changed by question poster.

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by CG IT In reply to SBS exchange setup

thanks for the rejected answer.....bah

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