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SBS 2003 Not Sending emails - The Saga Continues

Posted on 2010-08-30
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Background:
We had posted a question along the excate same lines last week. The result appeared to work, but unbenost to us at the time was that it only appeared to work. We created a new SMTP connector with a lower weight than the existing SMTP Connector. Emails were creating a queue to the outbound Domain and when that failed automatically routing through the existing smart host. Not what we need.

Anyway we are reopening this issue and have learned that we can disable outbound email by disabling the URL for the smart host.

Problem:
If you have made this far here is what we have going on.

An SBS 2003 Exchange (SP2) has an existing SMTP Connectors the Original connector (weight 10) is using an Smart Host which we are trying to move away from. The New Connector (weight 5)
is using DNS to directly route traffic.

The New connector does not have any outbound authentication.  Telnet tests to other email servers produce mixed results. It connects, but during test periodically comes back with syntax error on the To: part. Assume it is my error with syntax and not sure if this is sestimic issue.

To test we change the URL of the Smarthost and observe emails bunch up in the queues. not sure what else we can test.

Throwing it out to you. Thanks!
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by:LSolt
ID: 33559508
The original post is here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_26433080.html

You will notice nothing is being blocked on spam lists.
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by:sunnyc7
ID: 33559814
Lsolt
Can you test the following again:

a) www.mxtoolbox.com
SMTP Diagnostics

b) www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/
Test for inbound / outbound SMTP

c) also download and run this
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dbab201f-4bee-4943-ac22-e2ddbd258df3
Do a health scan

Please post back.

thanks
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by:LSolt
ID: 33559856
Ran those on the first test and everything ran fine. Not on any blacklist and reverse DNS is working correctly.
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by:sunnyc7
ID: 33559867
So all of those tests passed and still mails are sitting in your outbox ?

Did you check Exchange 2003 BPA ?
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by:LSolt
ID: 33559881
Here are the MXtoolbox results:

smtp:67.90.42.196     smtp     
220 mail.enterels.com Microsoft ESMTP MAIL Service, Version: 6.0.3790.3959 ready at Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:37:48 -0400 


 Not an open relay.
 0 seconds - Good on Connection time
 0.437 seconds - Good on Transaction time
 OK - xx.xxx.xxx.xxx resolves to mail.enterels.com
 OK - Reverse DNS matches SMTP Banner

Session Transcript:
HELO please-read-policy.mxtoolbox.com 
250 mail.Domain.com Hello [xx.xx.xx.xx] [62 ms] 
MAIL FROM: <supertool@mxtoolbox.com> 
250 2.1.0 supertool@mxtoolbox.com....Sender OK [62 ms] 
RCPT TO: <test@example.com> 
550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for test@example.com [47 ms] 
QUIT 
221 2.0.0 mail.Doamin.com Service closing transmission channel [62 ms]

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by:LSolt
ID: 33559903
Yes, emails simply sit in the outbound queues. It is the starngest thing I have ever seen.
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by:LSolt
ID: 33559908
have not ran BPA yet. Will download and run.
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by:sunnyc7
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I am testing your SMTP server from wormly.
You might get some emails on admin accounts.
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Open Exchange
Go to Admin Groups
Domain
Servers
SERVERNAME
Protocols
SMTP
Default SMTP Virtual Server
Right click properties
Go to delivery Tab
Click outbound security

make sure only anonymous access is checked.

thanks

outbound-.png
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by:LSolt
ID: 33559987
Received the test email.
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by:LSolt
ID: 33560007
Confirmed Outbound is only set to Anonymous. Did not neeed to change.
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by:sunnyc7
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Check if it's set to anonymous as per the screenshot.

that test email was from admin > admin
I sent another one from myemailid > admin.
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by:LSolt
ID: 33560014
Assumed a carrier block of email would prevent Telnet connection via port 25.
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by:sunnyc7
ID: 33560030
from SBS

dcdiag /v /e /TEST:DNS > c:\dcdiag.txt

Please confirm if you are using any smarthost to relay emails ?
From Delivery Tab above, Click on Advanced
See if there is any entry in smarthost field.
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by:sunnyc7
ID: 33560073
Who is your ISP ?

Maybe they want you to relay emails through *their* SMTP server. (most isp's do that these days)
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by:Gianpiero Rossi
ID: 33560076
your exchange server is behind a cisco firewall?
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by:LSolt
ID: 33560079
The smarthost is being used in the second/original SMTP connector.

Did get an error with BPA that looks interesting. Can remove external DNS Address from nic and rerun.
The DNS client is not configured to point only to the internal IP address of the server. For detailed instructions about how to configure the DNS client, see the "Configurations" section of the Knowledge Base article "How to configure Internet access in Windows Small Business Server 2003" at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=95289. Note: If you have another domain controller or DNS server in your domain, it may not be necessary to point the DNS client only to the internal IP address of the server

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by:sunnyc7
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can you run this before that

dcdiag /v /e /TEST:DNS > c:\dcdiag.txt
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by:sunnyc7
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Can you try removing the smarthost and deliver directly using your DNS servers.
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by:LSolt
ID: 33560122
Here is the initial DCDiag test results. I have removed the 8.8.8.8 DNS enter and will re-run both tests.
Domain Controller Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   * Verifying that the local machine SBSServer, is a DC. 
   * Connecting to directory service on server SBSServer.
   * Collecting site info.
   * Identifying all servers.
   * Identifying all NC cross-refs.
   * Found 1 DC(s). Testing 1 of them.
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests
   
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SBSServer
      Starting test: Connectivity
         * Active Directory LDAP Services Check
         * Active Directory RPC Services Check
         ......................... SBSServer passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests
   
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SBSServer
      Test omitted by user request: Replications
      Test omitted by user request: Topology
      Test omitted by user request: CutoffServers
      Test omitted by user request: NCSecDesc
      Test omitted by user request: NetLogons
      Test omitted by user request: Advertising
      Test omitted by user request: KnowsOfRoleHolders
      Test omitted by user request: RidManager
      Test omitted by user request: MachineAccount
      Test omitted by user request: Services
      Test omitted by user request: OutboundSecureChannels
      Test omitted by user request: ObjectsReplicated
      Test omitted by user request: frssysvol
      Test omitted by user request: frsevent
      Test omitted by user request: kccevent
      Test omitted by user request: systemlog
      Test omitted by user request: VerifyReplicas
      Test omitted by user request: VerifyReferences
      Test omitted by user request: VerifyEnterpriseReferences
      Test omitted by user request: CheckSecurityError

DNS Tests are running and not hung. Please wait a few minutes...
   
   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
      Test omitted by user request: CrossRefValidation
      Test omitted by user request: CheckSDRefDom
   
   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
      Test omitted by user request: CrossRefValidation
      Test omitted by user request: CheckSDRefDom
   
   Running partition tests on : Schema
      Test omitted by user request: CrossRefValidation
      Test omitted by user request: CheckSDRefDom
   
   Running partition tests on : Configuration
      Test omitted by user request: CrossRefValidation
      Test omitted by user request: CheckSDRefDom
   
   Running partition tests on : Domain
      Test omitted by user request: CrossRefValidation
      Test omitted by user request: CheckSDRefDom
   
   Running enterprise tests on : Domain.local
      Test omitted by user request: Intersite
      Test omitted by user request: FsmoCheck
      Starting test: DNS
         Test results for domain controllers:
            
            DC: SBSServer.Domain.local
            Domain: Domain.local

                  
               TEST: Authentication (Auth)
                  Authentication test: Successfully completed
                  
               TEST: Basic (Basc)
                   Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003 for Small Business Server (Service Pack level: 2.0) is supported
                  NETLOGON service is running
                  kdc service is running
                  DNSCACHE service is running
                  DNS service is running
                  DC is a DNS server
                  Network adapters information:
                  Adapter [00000011] HP NC362i Integrated DP Gigabit Server Adapter:
                     MAC address is 00:26:55:7E:3E:4A
                     IP address is static
                     IP address: 192.xxx.xxx.xxx
                     DNS servers:
                        192.xxx.xxx.xxx (SBSServer.Domain.local.) [Valid]
                        Warning: 8.8.8.8 (<name unavailable>) [Invalid]
                  The A record for this DC was found
                  The SOA record for the Active Directory zone was found
                  The Active Directory zone on this DC/DNS server was found (primary)
                  Root zone on this DC/DNS server was not found
                  
               TEST: Forwarders/Root hints (Forw)
                  Recursion is enabled
                  Forwarders are not configured on this DNS server
                  Root hint Information: 
                     Name: a.root-servers.net. IP: 198.41.0.4 [Valid]
                     Name: b.root-servers.net. IP: 128.9.0.107 [Invalid (unreachable)]
                     Name: b.root-servers.net. IP: 192.228.79.201 [Valid]
                     Name: c.root-servers.net. IP: 192.33.4.12 [Valid]
                     Name: d.root-servers.net. IP: 128.8.10.90 [Valid]
                     Name: e.root-servers.net. IP: 192.203.230.10 [Valid]
                     Name: f.root-servers.net. IP: 192.5.5.241 [Valid]
                     Name: g.root-servers.net. IP: 192.112.36.4 [Valid]
                     Name: h.root-servers.net. IP: 128.63.2.53 [Valid]
                     Name: i.root-servers.net. IP: 192.36.148.17 [Valid]
                     Name: j.root-servers.net. IP: 192.58.128.30 [Valid]
                     Name: k.root-servers.net. IP: 193.0.14.129 [Valid]
                     Name: l.root-servers.net. IP: 198.32.64.12 [Invalid (unreachable)]
                     Name: l.root-servers.net. IP: 199.7.83.42 [Valid]
                     Name: m.root-servers.net. IP: 202.12.27.33 [Valid]
                  
               TEST: Delegations (Del)
                  Delegation information for the zone: Domain.local.
                     Delegated domain name: _msdcs.Domain.local.
                        DNS server: SBSServer.Domain.local. IP:192.xxx.xxx.xxx [Valid] 
                  
               TEST: Dynamic update (Dyn)
                  Dynamic update is enabled on the zone Domain.local.
                  Test record _dcdiag_test_record added successfully in zone Domain.local.
                  Test record _dcdiag_test_record deleted successfully in zone Domain.local.
                  
               TEST: Records registration (RReg)
                  Network Adapter [00000011] HP NC362i Integrated DP Gigabit Server Adapter:
                     Matching A record found at DNS server 192.xxx.xxx.xxx:
                     SBSServer.Domain.local

                     Matching CNAME record found at DNS server 192.xxx.xxx.xxx:
                     7be432cd-a9f4-4b70-ab52-86f6f72b26f3._msdcs.Domain.local

                     Matching DC SRV record found at DNS server 192.xxx.xxx.xxx:
                     _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.Domain.local

                     Matching GC SRV record found at DNS server 192.xxx.xxx.xxx:
                     _ldap._tcp.gc._msdcs.Domain.local

                     Matching PDC SRV record found at DNS server 192.xxx.xxx.xxx:
                     _ldap._tcp.pdc._msdcs.Domain.local

                     Error: Missing A record at DNS server 8.8.8.8 :
                     SBSServer.Domain.local
                     [Error details: 9003 (Type: Win32 - Description: DNS name does not exist.)]
                     
                     Error: Missing CNAME record at DNS server 8.8.8.8 :
                     7be432cd-a9f4-4b70-ab52-86f6f72b26f3._msdcs.Domain.local
                     [Error details: 9003 (Type: Win32 - Description: DNS name does not exist.)]
                     
                     Error: Missing DC SRV record at DNS server 8.8.8.8 :
                     _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.Domain.local
                     [Error details: 9003 (Type: Win32 - Description: DNS name does not exist.)]
                     
                     Error: Missing GC SRV record at DNS server 8.8.8.8 :
                     _ldap._tcp.gc._msdcs.Domain.local
                     [Error details: 9003 (Type: Win32 - Description: DNS name does not exist.)]
                     
                     Error: Missing PDC SRV record at DNS server 8.8.8.8 :
                     _ldap._tcp.pdc._msdcs.Domain.local
                     [Error details: 9003 (Type: Win32 - Description: DNS name does not exist.)]
                     
               Error: Record registrations cannot be found for all the network adapters
         
         Summary of test results for DNS servers used by the above domain controllers:

            DNS server: 8.8.8.8 (<name unavailable>)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               Name resolution is not functional. _ldap._tcp.Domain.local. failed on the DNS server 8.8.8.8
               [Error details: 9003 (Type: Win32 - Description: DNS name does not exist.)]
               
            DNS server: 128.9.0.107 (b.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.127.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 128.9.0.107
               [Error details: 1460 (Type: Win32 - Description: This operation returned because the timeout period expired.)]
               
            DNS server: 198.32.64.12 (l.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.127.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 198.32.64.12
               [Error details: 1460 (Type: Win32 - Description: This operation returned because the timeout period expired.)]
               
            DNS server: 202.12.27.33 (m.root-servers.net.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               
            DNS server: 199.7.83.42 (l.root-servers.net.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               
            DNS server: 198.41.0.4 (a.root-servers.net.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               
            DNS server: 193.0.14.129 (k.root-servers.net.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               
            DNS server: 192.58.128.30 (j.root-servers.net.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               
            DNS server: 192.5.5.241 (f.root-servers.net.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               
            DNS server: 192.36.148.17 (i.root-servers.net.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               
            DNS server: 192.33.4.12 (c.root-servers.net.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               
            DNS server: 192.228.79.201 (b.root-servers.net.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               
            DNS server: 192.203.230.10 (e.root-servers.net.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               
            DNS server: 192.xxx.xxx.xxx (SBSServer.Domain.local.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               Name resolution is funtional. _ldap._tcp SRV record for the forest root domain is registered 
               Delegation to the domain _msdcs.Domain.local. is operational
               
            DNS server: 192.112.36.4 (g.root-servers.net.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               
            DNS server: 128.8.10.90 (d.root-servers.net.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               
            DNS server: 128.63.2.53 (h.root-servers.net.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server 
               
         Summary of DNS test results:
         
                                            Auth Basc Forw Del  Dyn  RReg Ext  
               ________________________________________________________________
            Domain: Domain.local
               SBSServer                        PASS WARN PASS PASS PASS FAIL n/a  
         
         ......................... Domain.local failed test DNS

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by:LSolt
ID: 33560128
>your exchange server is behind a cisco firewall?

No they have an Untangle firewall.
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by:Gianpiero Rossi
ID: 33560129
your exchange server is behind a cisco firewall?
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by:sunnyc7
ID: 33560139
a) No forwarders configured
b) You are using Google DNS 8.8.8.8

> Try this

open SBS
start > run > dnsmgmt.msc
Right click on your server name > properties
Go to Forwarders Tab
Enter your ISP's DNS details here.

go to root-hints tab, delete those entries.

restart DNS
See if the mails go out now.

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by:LSolt
ID: 33560152
There is a username and password associated with the original SMTP Connector. We change the URL of the host to force a failure. When we tried before the queues simply stacked up from the new SMTP COnnector. Once we change the URL back mails flows successfully through that one.
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by:Gianpiero Rossi
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try to see if there is the ESMTP inspection policy, and if it is enabled, i've lost 1 week for something like your issue and the problem was the firewall...
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by:LSolt
ID: 33560177
We have not gotten a DNS Server from XO Communications. When asked for one they stated that they do not have a public DNS server, which I found very strange. Hence why Googles DNS server, 8.8.8.8 was in place.

Very lery about deleting hints as that is the only way they are currently gettting resolution... correct?
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by:sunnyc7
ID: 33560200
You can either use Root-hints or ISP's forwarders

whatever you use - your IP will resolve from there.
Root-hints = takes too much time to resolve.
ISP's DNS = faster nameresolution.
Hence forwarders.

You are using some DNS anyway.

login to your firewall
Go to DNS settings
check the DNS entries there
you can enter those DNS entries in forwarders.

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hows this going ?
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by:LSolt
ID: 33561705
Sorry Had to step away. Heading to site shortly to continue testing.
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Good idea @ dns changes remotely = you may lose internet connectivity.
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by:LSolt
ID: 33563258
How about a server hang... We had to hard boot. Making chnages now.
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by:LSolt
ID: 33563274
Reran the DCDiag and all looks good. Going to disable old SMTP Connector and start testing email flow.
Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>dcdiag /v /e /TEST:DNS

Domain Controller Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   * Verifying that the local machine SBSServer, is a DC.
   * Connecting to directory service on server SBSServer.
   * Collecting site info.
   * Identifying all servers.
   * Identifying all NC cross-refs.
   * Found 1 DC(s). Testing 1 of them.
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SBSServer
      Starting test: Connectivity
         * Active Directory LDAP Services Check
         * Active Directory RPC Services Check
         ......................... SBSServer passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SBSServer
      Test omitted by user request: Replications
      Test omitted by user request: Topology
      Test omitted by user request: CutoffServers
      Test omitted by user request: NCSecDesc
      Test omitted by user request: NetLogons
      Test omitted by user request: Advertising
      Test omitted by user request: KnowsOfRoleHolders
      Test omitted by user request: RidManager
      Test omitted by user request: MachineAccount
      Test omitted by user request: Services
      Test omitted by user request: OutboundSecureChannels
      Test omitted by user request: ObjectsReplicated
      Test omitted by user request: frssysvol
      Test omitted by user request: frsevent
      Test omitted by user request: kccevent
      Test omitted by user request: systemlog
      Test omitted by user request: VerifyReplicas
      Test omitted by user request: VerifyReferences
      Test omitted by user request: VerifyEnterpriseReferences
      Test omitted by user request: CheckSecurityError

DNS Tests are running and not hung. Please wait a few minutes...

   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
      Test omitted by user request: CrossRefValidation
      Test omitted by user request: CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
      Test omitted by user request: CrossRefValidation
      Test omitted by user request: CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : Schema
      Test omitted by user request: CrossRefValidation
      Test omitted by user request: CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : Configuration
      Test omitted by user request: CrossRefValidation
      Test omitted by user request: CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : Domain
      Test omitted by user request: CrossRefValidation
      Test omitted by user request: CheckSDRefDom

   Running enterprise tests on : Domain.local
      Test omitted by user request: Intersite
      Test omitted by user request: FsmoCheck
      Starting test: DNS
         Test results for domain controllers:

            DC: SBSServer.Domain.local
            Domain: Domain.local


               TEST: Authentication (Auth)
                  Authentication test: Successfully completed

               TEST: Basic (Basc)
                   Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003 for Small Business Server
 (Service Pack level: 2.0) is supported
                  NETLOGON service is running
                  kdc service is running
                  DNSCACHE service is running
                  DNS service is running
                  DC is a DNS server
                  Network adapters information:
                  Adapter [00000011] HP NC362i Integrated DP Gigabit Server Adap
ter:
                     MAC address is 00:26:55:7E:3E:4A
                     IP address is static
                     IP address: 192.xxx.xxx.xxx
                     DNS servers:
                        192.xxx.xxx.xxx (SBSServer.Domain.local.) [Valid]
                  The A record for this DC was found
                  The SOA record for the Active Directory zone was found
                  The Active Directory zone on this DC/DNS server was found (pri
mary)
                  Root zone on this DC/DNS server was not found

               TEST: Forwarders/Root hints (Forw)
                  Recursion is enabled
                  Forwarders Information:
                     8.8.4.4 (<name unavailable>) [Valid]
                     8.8.8.8 (<name unavailable>) [Valid]

               TEST: Delegations (Del)
                  Delegation information for the zone: Domain.local.
                     Delegated domain name: _msdcs.Domain.local.
                        DNS server: SBSServer.Domain.local. IP:192.xxx.xxx.xxx [Valid
]

               TEST: Dynamic update (Dyn)
                  Dynamic update is enabled on the zone Domain.local.
                  Test record _dcdiag_test_record added successfully in zone ent
ernyc.local.
                  Test record _dcdiag_test_record deleted successfully in zone e
nternyc.local.

               TEST: Records registration (RReg)
                  Network Adapter [00000011] HP NC362i Integrated DP Gigabit Ser
ver Adapter:
                     Matching A record found at DNS server 192.xxx.xxx.xxx:
                     SBSServer.Domain.local

                     Matching CNAME record found at DNS server 192.xxx.xxx.xxx:
                     7be432cd-a9f4-4b70-ab52-86f6f72b26f3._msdcs.Domain.local

                     Matching DC SRV record found at DNS server 192.xxx.xxx.xxx:
                     _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.Domain.local

                     Matching GC SRV record found at DNS server 192.xxx.xxx.xxx:
                     _ldap._tcp.gc._msdcs.Domain.local

                     Matching PDC SRV record found at DNS server 192.xxx.xxx.xxx:
                     _ldap._tcp.pdc._msdcs.Domain.local


         Summary of test results for DNS servers used by the above domain contro
llers:

            DNS server: 192.xxx.xxx.xxx (SBSServer.Domain.local.)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server
               Name resolution is funtional. _ldap._tcp SRV record for the fores
t root domain is registered
               Delegation to the domain _msdcs.Domain.local. is operational

            DNS server: 8.8.4.4 (<name unavailable>)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server

            DNS server: 8.8.8.8 (<name unavailable>)
               All tests passed on this DNS server
               This is a valid DNS server

         Summary of DNS test results:

                                            Auth Basc Forw Del  Dyn  RReg Ext
               ________________________________________________________________
            Domain: Domain.local
               SBSServer                        PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS n/a

         ......................... Domain.local passed test DNS

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

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by:LSolt
ID: 33563448
changed the old SMTP Connectore URL form SMTP.Domain.com to "MTP.Domain.Com" which should render the connector usless... which it does. However mail is not going out the new Connector using straight DNS.

The notification: The remote SMTP service rejected AUTH negotiation. Could it still be trying to use the Smarthost SMTP Connector security instead of the generic SMTP Connectors Anonymous settings???
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by:LSolt
ID: 33563522
We have success. Had to create a new SMTP Virtual Server and then connect that with the SMTP Connector. There was an issue with the original port on the Virtual server as it was using Port 49. That was a remmenant from the old group.

After creating ne Virtual Server and Setting the Bridgehead to use the new VS emails flowed exactly like it was supposed to.  
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by:LSolt
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There was one more screen which would have shown the outgoing port that would have been the "icing on the cake." Had I not assumed the outbound port setting was only in the Connector and not in the actual Virtual Server then the solution would have been more obvious to me... Duh!  
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hey lsolt. i am glad it worked out.
i was out for dinner and came back right now and got all your msgs.

thanks for the points :)
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:-) Thanks for your help.
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