[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 499
  • Last Modified:

How to add a secondary smart host in Exchange 2003?

Smart Host is added like this in my Exchange 2003 EMS :

Administrative Group& Servers/Protocols/SMTP/Default SMTP Virtual Server :

In properties\Delivery\Advanced Delivery &in « Smart Host » case the ip is added in bracket : [192.20.15.60]


My questions are :

-      Could I add a secondary smart host?
-      If yes how could I add it? By adding a coma with the other ip in bracket?
0
SAM2009
Asked:
SAM2009
  • 3
  • 3
4 Solutions
 
MesthaCommented:
Remove the smart host from the SMTP Virtual server - it should not be configured there.
Then configure an SMTP Connector instead to hold the smart host.
If the second smart host is using the same authentication properties, then you can put it on the same connector, separated by a comma.
If the second smart host is using different authentication properties then create a new SMTP connector, set the cost as 1 on the new connector as well and Exchange will load balance them.

http://www.amset.info/exchange/smtp-connector.asp

Simon.
0
 
SAM2009Author Commented:
Thanks guys.

Just to understand Simon, what is the difference between both way? What is wrong by doing it as I said (but you're right...many sites I read suggest as the way you said)?
0
Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

 
MesthaCommented:
When you have a smart host set on the SMTP Virtual server, it forces all email to go over the smart host. That includes internal email when you are using multiple servers.
It is best practise to use an SMTP Connector instead.

There are many sites out there, including some from major vendors that state to use the Smart Host on the SMTP virtual server, but that will cause problems.

Simon.
0
 
SAM2009Author Commented:
Ok I see...

Just for my information:

"When you have a smart host set on the SMTP Virtual server, it forces all email to go over the smart host. That includes internal email when you are using multiple servers."

If we don't have multiple servers do internal emails go over the smart host too?

Thanks
0
 
MesthaCommented:
No.
Internal emails stay on the server.
The major issue comes in migrations, but using a smart host on the SMTP VS gives you no control over email at all. If you wanted to route email for a specific domain another way, you would be unable to, because the SMTP VS forces the email down the route to the smart host.

Simon.
0
 
SAM2009Author Commented:
Thank you for help guys! I understand better now the difference between both way. Thanks Simon for your explanations.
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

  • 3
  • 3
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now