A scenario...discussed...and help required...

A scenario...discussed...and help required...

Post by umarpirzad » Tue, 13 Jul 2004 01:10:21

Ok i have created a simple exchange environment. One pdc, mail server
added to that domain and created the mail server. Its working fine.

Now i ve got to know that there are 2 other existing domains that have
have their emails hosted at this same mail server. Is that possible?
If so
how...plz discuss a solution....

I ll put it in simple words, pdc.abc.com and mail.abc.com exist hence
XXXX@XXXXX.COM is recieving and sending emails. Now i want a user
XXXX@XXXXX.COM and another XXXX@XXXXX.COM to receive mails on this same

Does exchange 2000 work without active directory information? I have
the knowledge that it doesnt but then i think how do all those
international mail servers host email...they dont have active
directory information....of all their clients....

Frankly i m not just asking a blank question i have the idea that
domains can be hosted but only if the active directory information is
available for all the domains. I have already tested 2 domains but i
created both the pdc's first in the same forest and then the mail

In the current scenario the mail server is functional but i need to
add another domain to be hosted on this very mail server.

Even if i set the recipient policies to receive mail from multiple
domains how will i ensure that after receiving mails the mail server
can deliver the mails to the recipients of the corresponding domains
other than what the mail server is joined to itself....i m kinda
confused abt a few things...and frustration has crept in....

Plz bring some observations...and guide...
Really counting on google groups....

THANX in advance....


A scenario...discussed...and help required...

Post by Rich Mathe » Tue, 13 Jul 2004 04:13:24

Create another recipient policy for each of those domains. Teh arrange
the MX records to have mail delivered to the server's "A" record.


What makes you think that everyone runs Exchange or uses Microsoft

If the Exchange server is to manage the mailboxes then there must be a
user record in the AD.

The AD domain and the DNS domain are different things. Then can be the
same, but they don't have to be.

Go ahead. It'll work.

"Corresponding domains"? You'll create a user record in the AD and
assign a mailbox. Hopefully you'll have the LDAP filter on the
recipient policy set to examine a property in the user record that
will allow it to distinguish users that should be assigned one domain
address from users that should be assigned another domain address.
Although you can manage this manually, it's a pain because you'll have
to make sure that each user's addresses are NOT automatically
generated by the RUS. If you fail to do that, and later have to
rebuild te RUS, the primary addresses assigned to the users will not
be the ones you want them to be.

Rich Matheisen
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
MS Exchange FAQ at http://www.yqcomputer.com/