Server 2008 SMB Small Business Edition installing .com domain?
Posted on 2009-04-27
I'm setting up a new 2008 SMB server and the installation GUI seems to only allow me to install a .local domain. For exchange purposes I'd like to install a .com domain.
I didn't see this listed as a limitation of SMB before purchasing anywhere I looked and I'm having problems finding information on it after the fact.
Is there a way to install SMB using a .com domain name through scripted installation or is this a hard set limit in SMB? I'd prefer to not rename the domain after installation because of the other possible problems that can arise, however, I don't know if .local is a hard set limitation and renaming would hose the setup. If I can't do ether of the above, what options to I have to allow them to receive email from a .com address? Obviously I'd want to point the external .com MX records to the server; other than that I have a few idea's on how to do this but I'd like to check with more experienced users in this area.