Exchange 2010 DNS and Naming question
Posted on 2010-08-27
Hi - I'm new at Exchange 2010 (having last looked at Exchange 2000, ten years ago!).
I've just installed my first Exchange 2010 server in my domain, and of course, it took the default server.domain.com domain name for the Organization name. All the user mailboxes now have firstname.lastname@example.org for their email addresses.
The problem is - I don't want that to be the email address that my users who connect to this Exchange server.
I want my DNS MX records (hosted by GoDaddy) to point to this Exchange Server with the address of mail.domain2.net and I want my user email addresses to have email@example.com .
So my questions are:
1) How many MX records (only 1 server) should I have for DNS and what name should they point to?
2) What DNS settings should be configured in Exchange 2010? ServerConfig/Hub Transport/Internal and External DNS Lookups?
3) What FQDN should be on my send and receive connectors?
4) What else am I missing that needs to be configured so that this mail server will be found with the name mail.domain2.net and the user accounts will have the email addresses of firstname.lastname@example.org?
Please help me - I'm very confused as to how to accomplish this.
Thanks in advance!