Exchange 2000 setup - "object not found" and am I following the correct installation procedure
Posted on 2005-04-17
I am just trying to get to grips with exchange server and have encoutered a few problems - any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
This is the procedure I have followed:
· Fresh installation of Windows 2000 server
· Installed Small Business Server 2000
· Ran internet connection wizard - specifying address of ADSL router and external DNS settings (which were automatically added to the DNS forwarding tabs)
· Having established that things appeared to be working correctly I begain the configuration of exchange
* First I went into the properties for the default policy under recipients --> recipient policies
* I added my domain (@mydomain) to the existing active directory domain
* Second, I added my email account information to the small business pop 3 connector
* Third I set up the SMTP connector to use DNS to send (as opposed to a smart host). I ensured that the local bridgehead server had been automatically added. Finally I confirmed that the wildcard had been added to the address space ensuring that emails would be allowed to any domain
* Fourth (and finally) I added the relevant email address to the user details in the active directory and set it as primary.
My questions are:
* Is this the "correct" procedure for installing exchange - both generally and in terms of those "best practises" people are always banging on about.
* Everything is sending and receiving fine (internally and externally) but when I hit send and receive in Outlook 2003 I get the following error message:
Task 'Microsoft Exchange Server' reported error (0x8004010F) : 'The operation failed. An object could not be found.'
Strangely this doesn't happen when it sends and receives automatically
* Finally how do I configure a catchall account from within exchange so that emails sent to non-existent accounts don't get the post master's message
Thanks in advance guys...