Exchange 2k test environment?
Posted on 2002-07-11
I have a SBS 2000 box that is running Exchange. Currently we are using POP mail that we are pulling from an offsite webhost. The plan is to migrate over to our internal Exchange box within the next couple of months.
Now I am new to Exchange 2k, so I know I'm gonna be playing with things constantly and I can't afford to screw anything up or lose any mail. So what I was wanting to do is use another domain name that I have registered that isn't doing anything right now, point it to my Exchange box and use that for testing.
I have a couple of questions on how this is going to work:
1) What do I need to initially do to get testdomain.com to point to my location? I am guessing I need to change the DNS with register.com which I know how to do, but don't I also need to do something with a MX record??
2) Can I setup the Exchange box to run this test domain without screwing anything up for the real domain name that I'm going to be hosting in the near future?
3) Are there any simple walk through guides on setting up Exchange servers anywhere? Just something I could use as a basic reference?
Thanks in advance for your help!