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MS Exchange 2003 working with Macintosh dilemma

The company I work for consists of 2 seperate companies both wanting to share resources. The main trouble is that Company A is working on a network with Small Business Server 2003 w/Exchange 2003 and it's own domain (eg: www.company-a.com) the other company works entirely off a Macintosh network with it's domain (eg: www.company-b.com). Since the first company is bigger and we are moving to a bigger office that will accomodate both what they want is the following:


- 1 Macintosh email work under MS Exchange
- 2 Keep seperate domain names for email  (EG: johndoe@company-a.com <---- PC Users ; suzieq@company-b.com <---- Mac Users)

Can I have 2 sepearte domains on the exhange server?

 
Thanks for any input.

David

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Exchange can handle MANY domains.
Here's the manual way of handling it, but SBS REALLY prefers you use the wizards - just reconfigure mail support and enter a new domain name.  Then you can use these instructions to verify it's there:
http://www.petri.co.il/configure_exchange_2000_2003_to_receive_email_for_other_domains.htm

Once exchange is configured (and make sure your MX records have been changed), you would just set the default e-mail address for your users with the User Properties.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
#1 - yes...that you can share the T1
#2 - yes! just create the user account in active directory AND the Exchange mailbox, configure the clients to authenticate and you should get your mail
#3 - in your DNS, add in the 2nd domain name forward & reverse zone, include your MX record in the forward zone.  Exchange 2k3 will allow you multiple domains...so the answer to #3 is YES.
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Floyd_DroidAuthor Commented:
What do I need to do to configure the Macintosh domain on the Exchange server and what is required on the user side?
(not a Mac guy)
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Floyd - I explained that already.  Did you not read my comment?

On the Mac clients, you just need to setup the mail readers to read e-mail from the Exchange server as the POP and SMTP server.  (note: you'll need to start the POP3 service on Exchange - I believe it's disabled by default.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
The MAC configuration is not as hard as you think....it will take you 2 minutes to setup Outlook...<<< use this for the Mac Client as you can integrate all the other Exchange features, like calendar, tasks, notes, etc.
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Floyd_DroidAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys!!!
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