Difference between internal domain name and external domain name

Posted on 2006-05-02
Last Modified: 2010-08-05

I named internal name as xxx.local however we have all the mailboxes are setup at bcook, bjones@xxx.local....whereas their
real world email are and

Can i setup my exchange for external domain and edit the email address in inbox etc...

Also, i have two nics card on the is for internal network. What IP address should I assign to the other one? Static external IP address or what?

Question by:birenshukla
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    Go into the Exchange system manager and then go to recipients and then recipients policy.  Right click on the default policy and add new.  Choose SMTP and then add your external domain name and then set as primary.

    What is the second NIC connected to?

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    The second NIC is connecting to nothing. I just have a DLINK router between the internet and the server. I plan on getting a firewall soon.

    Are there any steps available to setup exchange in sbs2003 in detail?
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    This might help

    Would leave the 2nd nic alone for now unless you want to do NIC teaming or connect to an application via the 2nd IP address (NIC)

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