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Question regarding Exchange 2003 Routing Group Connector

Hi guys, i need to understand how should I configure AD so as to configure mail flow from one organization to another within local and remote office. Example. My office in Sg and uk has got different domain and not linked except by a WAN link. Must I configure 2 way trusting or join uk branch office as a child domain in order for servers to be in the same AD. My purpose eventually is to create RGC connector in exchange 2003 so that mail can flow between them.

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Just a suggestion:- (Experts please correct me if I'm wrong)

Simplest method:
You can create a domain specific SMTP connector and use Smart Host option, provided you are able to ping the servers.

1. Create a new SMTP connector.
2. Add domain1.com in the address space with right cost.
3. Enter the other domain exchange server IP in Smart Host option.
4. Allow this IP to relay from the other domain exchange server.
5. Add the local server to relay.

Repeat the above steps from the second domain also.

Alert!!! -- Test this before you set this.

>>>> Veera.
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If you are looking to merge the two organizations then there is a little more work required.

however, if it is just email between two different domains, then Veera1675 has the right idea with the creation of an SMTP Connector with the Address Space of the remote domain and the IP or Hostname of the resipient Exchange Server
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Thanks guys but I'm looking more to merge than to use SMTP connector. Is there a need to make the branch office a subdomain of the main office in order for this to work?
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