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Exchange routing within same domain different sites

I have the following:  2 exchange servers on that same domain.  
1 Box - Exchange 5.5
1- Box Exchange 2003

Both boxes are running but the 5.5 box is connected to the e-mail gateway box.  I have removed my account from the 5.5 box and created it on the 2003 box.  I would like to make the 5.5 box forward my e-mail to the 2003 box.  Then once I commit changes for all mailboxes remove the 5.5 box.  What is the best way to forward the e-mail to the 2003 box?

Again, both boxes are on the same domain and subnet and each are on different sites.


Thanks ahead,

Shawn
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SembeeCommented:
Same domain? That means they should be in the same Exchange org. As long as both servers can see each other the email will flow automatically between the servers. No further configuration will be required.

Simon.
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AmericanBridgeAuthor Commented:
They are not in the same organization.  Management decisions  from above were done and both ended up on different OU.  They both can ping but mail is not being routed.  IT is being sent to the 5.5 and and undeliverable is sent back to the client.

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rlindermeierCommented:
Are both Exchange Servers in the same Exchange org?

Robert
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AmericanBridgeAuthor Commented:
What is the best way to forward or route the mail to the 2003 box.?   I don't want to setup a MTA if there is a better way.
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AmericanBridgeAuthor Commented:
I would like to verify that information.  Is there a remote tool that can be used to pull the information and I will post the results?

I just want to get the "right" information to you.
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rlindermeierCommented:
Use an internal E-Maildomain at the Exchange 2003 Server.

a. Give your 2k3-Box an Address like "user@ex2003.<your-domain.com>"
b. Forward at Internet Mail Service of Exchange 5.5 all messages to @ex2003.<your-domain.com> to the ip of your Ex2003-Server. Thats it!

Robert
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AmericanBridgeAuthor Commented:
The exchange 5.5 box uses person@americanbridge.net.  

The exchange 2003 box uses person@americanbridge.net


I have removed the account from the 5.5 box for testing purposes so I can get the routing between the boxes working.  But using your suggestion, does that mean that I have to keep an address on the 5.5 box and the 2003 box?
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rlindermeierCommented:
5.5 Site
- create an Custom recipient with person@ex2003.americanbridge.net as address
- Forward all incoming messages from mailbox person@americanbridge.net to this custom recipient

Ex 2003-Site
- give the mailbox person@americanbridge.net the additional address person@ex2003.americanbridge.net.
- the default address is person@americanbridge.net.

Robert
PS: If you using different Exchange organizations you can use the same account in Ex 5.5 AND in Ex 2003 for the mailboxes !!!
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SembeeCommented:
I have just done this for a client. This involved two Exchange 2003 servers, but was very similar. I have just typed up how I did it for my web site.
Therefore you could expand on what Robert has suggested above, and adapt what I have written.

http://www.amset.info/exchange/twositesonedomain.asp

Simon.
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AmericanBridgeAuthor Commented:
Simon.  

Can you please check the URL posted.  I link is questionable.
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AmericanBridgeAuthor Commented:
Robert,

Before creating another account.  What is the best way to verify whether each box is on different Exchange Organizations?
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AmericanBridgeAuthor Commented:
No they are not in the Same Organization.  I will try the custom Recipient.

Shawn
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rlindermeierCommented:
If you see in the exchange organization BOTH Servers you are in ONE ORG. If not, you habe 2 Exchange Organizations !!

Robert
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SembeeCommented:
I knew I shouldn't have got up this morning.
Try it now.

Thanks.

Simon.
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AmericanBridgeAuthor Commented:
robert,

sorry for the confusion.  I am connected doing my entries using ldap commands and didn't know what query statement would return the Organization names.  Figured out statments.  I am not directly in front of the boxes...but I am currently entering the suggestions above.  Will let you know soon if works.

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rlindermeierCommented:
In an Active Directory there could be only one Exchange Org by design.

Exchange 5.5 has it´s own directory .....

If you install Exchange 2003 in a "clean" Active Directory you have with the step "Forest Prep" the one and only chance to select if you will install an NEW ORG oder entry an existing 5.5 ORG ...... so i think you have 2 different orgs, one in 5.5 and one in AD

Robert

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AmericanBridgeAuthor Commented:
Robert,

I have setup the following information.

5.5 box

Sgray@americanbridge.net
Sgray@temp.americanbridge.net

2003 box

SMTP:Sgray@americanbridge.net
SMTP:Sgray@temp.americanbridge.net

But the e-mail is not being recieved.  To add the additional I set updates for the e-mail addresses and created an additional smtp address?  Is that correct?

Is there any additional steps?
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rlindermeierCommented:
5.5 Site
- remove "Sgray@temp.americanbridge.net" from the box
- create an Custom recipient with Sgray@temp.americanbridge.net as external address
- Forward all incoming messages from box (Sgray@americanbridge.net) to this custom recipient
- Configure your IMC to send all messages for *@temp.americanbridge.net to your Ex 2003 Server

Ex 2003-Site
- all ok

Robert
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AmericanBridgeAuthor Commented:
Robert,

I forgot to mention that the 5.5 box the Sgray@americanbridge.net is being forwarded to Sgray@temp.americanbridge.net and the 2003 box primary is Sgray@americanbridge.net and the other is being accepted.

shawn
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rlindermeierCommented:
Shawn,

have you configured your IMC at Ex 5.5 to forward all messages for *@temp.americanbridge.net to your Ex 2003 Server ??

Robert
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AmericanBridgeAuthor Commented:
Robert,

I have configured the IMC to forward the domain temp.americanbridge.net to the IP address of the exchange 2003 box.

The client is not getting an undeliverable message returned but the message is not getting to my client either.

shawn
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rlindermeierCommented:
Shawn,

were is the message? You should track it with message tracking on both sides and look for the message?
Is it in the outgoing Queue of 5.5, or in any queue at 2003 server?

Robert
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AmericanBridgeAuthor Commented:
It sits on the exchange 5.5 outbound que.  The message says this account does not have premission to send from this domain.  

Unrelated question...but when I added that forward I lost a setting.

When setting up outlook express clients...they are told to check on the connections tab" my server requires authentication".  But since I added that domain  temp.americanbridge.net.  Each user with that checked cannot send e-mail unless they remove that check.  I checked the communcations tab security setting and it hasn't changed, any other guess?

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rlindermeierCommented:
Did you forward all outgoing messages to the 2003 server?

You should only forward messages to temp.americanbridge.net to 2003. This is an option in ex 5.5 IMC

Robert
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