I'm a bit of a newbie and I am desperate for some assistance.
Setting up SBS 2003 with Exchange 2003 for mail to be hosted on our server. Very small company, we only have 1 server that will be doing this all.
I have searched thru all the threads and can't get anything specific enough to help me out so hopefully someone can look at my specific situation.
I've up mycompany.local as the internal domain.
I want to configure Exchange to be our mail server for our employees.
However, when I run the Exchange Mail wizard setup tool - after I get to the part about whether I want to send and receive email - I click next and keep getting the message "To send Internet email the selected server cannot be a bridgehead server" then it won't allow me to do anything else.
I believe this MAY be a result of faulty DNS configurations (although I am not positive) The whole .local thing is confusing me in terms of configuring the DNS. Our company website is hosted externally and we have a registered domain mycompany.com, yet I want to internally house the mail server on the SBS 2003. We previously ran an inhouse mail server on Domino R5.
The DNS was automatically configured when I set up SBS2003
Forward lookup zone is mycompany.local
SOA is myservername.mycompany.local
NS is myservername.mycompany.local
myservername HOST (A) 192.168.1.20 (my server's IP)
If I do NSLOOKUP I get "can't find server name for 192.168.1.20" "non-existant domain name"
If someone can please provide specifics on what I need to do to resolve this, it would be greatly appreciated.
Time is of the essence!
Thanks a million!