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MX record Exchange 2007 OWA

Zakee Abdurrasheed
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I just installed a new exchange 2007 sp1 server. Now I need to change the MX record to point to it. I went to the site that's hosting our domain name. This site also hosts our website. So our domain name and website are the same, for example www.domainname.com and domainname.com are our websites hosted by this site. When I changed the MX record and A record to point to our exchange server's Public IP address our exchange server and OWA works without a hitch, but the problem now becomes our websites now point to the exchange server as well. So I had to change them back. I tried adding another MX record like exchange.domainname.com and then have the A record point from it to our Public IP address. When I do this, the website of course works, but now can't connect via OWA. I send a test email from my yahoo email account, and I'm assuming it goes through because it doesn't bounce back, but when I try the OWA, I get the login window, but after entering my credentials to log on, i get the error message "Outlook Web Access could not connect to Microsoft Exchange. If the problem continues, contact technical support for your organization." When I tested it at www.testexchangeconnectivity.com when it validates the hostname domainname.com it is pointing to the IP address of the site that's hosting our website, not the exchange server. How can I get this corrected so the OWA will work as well as emails will go to our exchange server while our website is still accessible... Please guide.
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