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Posted on 2006-10-31
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This is kind of a carry over from a question I posted earlier and was answered for me.

OK, I installed Exchange on the 2nd server and it is up and running.  system manager sees both mail servers and all looks good.   They are both running Exchange SP2.  We are not ready to put up a front end server just yet, so here is my question:  I want to use RPC over HTTP on this second server as well as OWA (like the first Exchange server).  I'm sure i have to get a secure certificate for it, give it a public IP,  and create a NAT policy in my firewall.  Will I also need to update any MX or A records as well?

Also, once both servers are functioning, is it fairly easy to add a front end server down the road eventually?

Thanx for your help,
Vinny Hahn
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by:poweruser32
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there is a problem here -if you want to get OWA on both servers you will have to set up the
a)3rd front end server as well as you said or else
b) both your 2  ex(BE) servers will need to be exposed to the internet or both have public IP addresses which will be more work

 
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by:VHahn
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A front-end server is off the plate for now.  I need to get the second Exchange server to function like the first one with RPC over HTTP and OWA.  

I understand i'll have to public IP addresses for both.  I have a public IP I can assign the second one.  But will I also need to update any MX or A records as well?

Also, once both servers are functioning, is it fairly easy to add a front end server down the road?  I think if/when it ever comes a time to add a third Exchange server, that's when the front-end/back-end scenarion will come into play.
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by:VHahn
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something else:  i'm going to request from my ISP to add a subdomain ie. "mailserver2.mydomain.com" and have them point it to the public IP I have for it.  This should only need an A record, correct?  
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if you want 2 use 2 public IPs you need to add another mx record and point it to your new ip/server name
you will have than 2 points of entry for your email
to add a FE in the future will just require you to update your MX records and point them to the FE server
for the sub domain you will need to set up another dns record  as well take alook at this
http://content.websitegear.com/article/subdomain_setup.htm
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