Exchange 2007 how to change name of SMTP server to show public server names instead of local.

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I am setting up Exchange 2007 and I've created a send connector.  When I send an email to say a hotmail account and look at the header it is listing the SMTP server's ip address and name.  The local domain name.

How can I get it so that my server on domain.local shows as domain.com ?

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You can set the name on your Hub Transport Server by issuing the following command on the Exchange Management Shell:
Set-SendConnector "ConnectorName" -fqdn "mail.yourcompany.com"
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998294.aspx 
what domain does the send connector think it's sending from?
what address is set in the policy?

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I've gotten the setting set, I'm running NLB on these servers though and it only is working for one server!
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How are you confirming this? Have you seen a header with .local and a header with you external domain name?

Shaun
Send Connectors are Organisation wide objects. You can add multiple Hub Transport Servers to one Send connector to achieve NLB but the FQDN provided in the SMTP session should be that which you configure as above.

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Split the points, first reply was the answer, Shaun helped though.

I had to remove the host that wasn't working from the NLB configuration and reboot, then re-add the host to get it to work.

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