Stupid Exchange Sever question. Basic setup

By mmbc_voltron ·
What makes exchange server work?
How or were do you configure it to connect to your hosting account.
Do you need a static IP for your exchange server?

So you have a hosting account that gives you your pop and smtp settings. How do you translate that in to Exchange server.

I am a MCP with server 2k3 but want to start playing with exchange. I have a trial install of server and a trial exchange where do i start?
I have the server functioning as a server.

What are the proper steps to get started?

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Exam 70-284

by CG IT In reply to Stupid Exchange Sever que ...

get a microsoft press self training book for MCP exam 70-284 installing configuring administrating Exchange 2003. It's the best place to start to learn Exchange and how it functions. You'll also need to know DNS as Exchange uses DNS for MX records to deliver and receive mail.

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by Why Me Worry? In reply to Stupid Exchange Sever que ...


that's what I tell the users who ask me questions about an application that has built in help functions

as someone in IT, you should be reading up on all of this stuff, because it is available for people like you and I

Go to Microsoft's support and TechNet sites and read the white papers, as there is plenty of information on how all this stuff works.

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by CG IT In reply to RTFM!


getting up

falling down laughing again....

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I am a MCP with server 2k3 ?

by NOW LEFT TR In reply to Stupid Exchange Sever que ...

Well then, on you go...
I', not an MCP on server 2k3 but have several Exchange servers running, no problem. You know more than me....

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by CG IT In reply to I am a MCP with server 2k ...

I've got MCP, MCSA, MCSE [W2K and W2003] [security on W2003] Microsoft Small Business Specialist, CCNP, A+ though Network + was a little overkill with the CCNP. Of them all, the MCSE and CCNP are the most valuable in practical application in the work environment. Especially if you take the designing AD structure rather than the less difficult designing security.

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What is your recomendation

by mmbc_voltron In reply to Certs?

What are the big differences with Server2k3 and SBS2k3.
I like how SBS has exchange server but is there a limit to its functionality. I will be doing some remote access and want Outlook to be web based.

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To get started Heres a straight forward answer!

by bdavis07 In reply to Stupid Exchange Sever que ...

Once you have the domain name registered just let your registar handle dns for you and be sure to create an mx record on their site, then its time to configure your firewall open port 25, And if you look in all program you'll see microsoft exchange, to get started you'll use System Manager to manage your setup in exchange server, the very first thing you will need to do is create a new smtp connector. After that you can manage other things under global settings servers, you may want to enable the smtp protocol which happens to be the first Default SMTP Virtual Server, once you have those few things done you may want to check out recipients policys and add the external domain name. But you may also want to check out some info on setting up exchange server from microsoft's website also the fact you have exchange server installed means your halfway their. Also these procedures may not be in the correct order but it will point you in the right direction. But once your finished with all that good stuff you can use owa which is pretty sweet i think if you decide to use it I recommend you create a ssl cert use selfssl open port 443 on your firewall this will help secure a few things as well. Oh and as for the ip most likely you will want a static one alot of isp's tend to block port 25 and 80 and so on for customers that have dynamic ip's.

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