I am looking for advice on how to set a small domain up in my house, i know a workgroup would be easier however, the reason I am doing it is for educational purposes. I have server 2003 and exchange server on one PC, one Desktop, 3 laptops with wireless adapters and one ADSL router. Bothe the server and the Desktop are connected directly into the router and the laptops will use a wireless connection.
I have registered a domain name and this is where I get stuck. I am looking to replicate a windows environment that are used in offices. That would be a list of users in active directory and individual e-mail address using the domain name I have registered. Now does the domain I set up in my house have to be a different name to the one I have registered or can it be the same? I want the e-mail addresses to be the same as the domain name I have registered. I know I have to do something with mx records but have no idea what?
Basically I am asking for a step by step guide on how to accomplish this. Thanks in advance