Exchange/AD domain names
Posted on 2007-09-30
Probably a simple question, but hey, they all are if you know the answer!
I'm installing AD and Exchange 2003 in a test lab. I've already installed AD based on advice I've gotten here at EE and also other places. It was suggested that while installing AD I don't use a 'real' domain name. Meaning if my real domain name is mydomain.com, I should use mydomain.local as the domain name for AD. This is exactly what I did.
Now, after having installed Exchange and setting up users, it looks like the only domain name I can pick for those users is @mydomain.local. Of course, I want my users email addresses to be XXX@mydomain.com.
Is there some mapping I need to do someplace to map firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com?
How will others from outside of my network find (for example) firstname.lastname@example.org when the email address on my Exchange server for 'mike' is email@example.com?
Is this something I need to set up in DNS and if so, how?
Is this something I need to configure in Exchange?