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domain naming

Posted on 2005-04-30
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
if i have a managed web server with the domain www.mycompany.com can i call my win2003 server the same domain. and also setup exchange to pick up emails for that domain

i don't know if this makes sense but i have no experience in these matters
Question by:Marcusw
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 13901173
Yes, however, I believe most people suggest naming the WINDOWS domain "mycompany.LOCAL".  Exchange can handle any number of domains.  My exchange install handles mail for 6 domains.

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ID: 13901198
thanks for your response.  the reason i asked is that the person that originally set up our sustem on win 2000 and exchange 5.5 said i had to use a third party piece of software to convert the domain name for mail.  he called the server internal.mycompany.com and used the software to convert all mail too mycompany.com to internal.mycompany.com

could i also just clarify are you saying that i do not need to call the server .com on the end instead i call it .LOCAL

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by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 13901301
Please layout what you have now and what your goal is.  We need to have a complete question before we can give a complete, accurate solution.

Author Comment

ID: 13901324
at the minute i have a win2000 server that has exchange server 5.5(i think) running on it.
the domain is called internal.company.com
i have a program running on it that is shareware i belive called EFS that converts mail coming in to the correct domain name.

i have a web server hosted elsewhere that is a cabolt raq4 server called company.com.  this is my website.

now i do not know any more than this, and this is obviously my problem.

i can only say this is how the previous guy set it up and told me it had to be this way.

i am currently trying to get training on the whole server / networking thing, but they want this sorted asap (as usual)


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ID: 13901779
my goal is to scrap my current setup and build it again properly

i would like to recive and send emails from a number of domains depending on the user

i want to use win2003 enterprise server and exchange 2003

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