Create MX record for second domain

Posted on 2005-03-09
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14

Here's my scenario:

- My Exchange server handles email for two domain names: "tomasent.com" and "setgrad.com" (all names fictional).
- My local domain is "sarna.tomasent.com".
- My exchange server is "temail".
- My DNS server is "teserver".
- I have one MX record in the forward lookup zone "sarna.tomasent.com": the host is "(same as parent folder)", the mail server is "temail.sarna.tomasent.com".

I need to make another MX record for setgrad.com. I have tried making a new forward lookup zone for "setgrad.com" and making an MX record in that zone with host "(same as parent folder)" and mail server "temail.sarna.tomasent.com", but I'm still not getting any mail on the setgrad.com accounts.

Is there a lag? Or am I doing something wrong? Or is there something else I need to do?

I'm also getting an Outlook error on my email accounts for setgrad.com:
"Task 'Microsoft Exchange Server' reported error (0x8004010F): 'The operation failed. An object could not be found.'

Is it related? From what I've read so far, it has to do with my global address book. . .

Thanks in advance.

Question by:dekroon
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
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If I'm not mistaken, have you configured Exchange to receive mail for the other domain (Recipient Policies)?  Just setting the MX record is not enough.  That tells senders who the mail server is, but if Exchange isn't told it's the mail server for that domain, it just ignores all messages to that domain.

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Yes, Lee - I have configured the Recipient Policy. Each AD user has an email address for the other domain.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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And you've applied the policy?  I'm not sure what else might be the problem.  I use 5 domains on my Exchange server and mail works to all of them.

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My Exchange server worked fine with 4 different domains when I had DNS running on the same server as the Exchange server. Now that I moved Exchange to its own server, I had to create an MX record manually for the first domain before it would work.

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Sillly me. I had unchecked the box next to the email in the recipient policy, as I figured all I needed was to have the address in the user's AD account - but you need to check the box. Once I did so, mail started coming through.

Thanks, Lee.

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