Posted on 2011-03-01
My manager gave me certain tasks in exchange
He gave me a paper mentioned something like below.
In my Exchange organization there are two servers
that run Exchange Server 2003. One Exchange
server is configured with two network adapters
and two SMTP virtual servers. One SMTP virtual
server is configured for internal e-mail, and
the other is the bridgehead server for an SMTP
connector that delivers all internet e-mail
messages. The internet SMTP virtual serveris
configured to use a DNS server at an ISP as an
external DNS server
The firewall configuration for MSTRAGERS.COM is
modified to permit only domain controllers to
make DNS queries to the internet. However, they
can receive e-mail messages from the internet
I need to ensure that users can use the
internet to send and receive e-mail messages?
First thing is I am unable to understand how the server is configured for network adapters? I have never configured this is a new concept to me. SMTP virtual Server I understand. It can be done by making new virtual server. Then I should go to server manager> protocols and connect the protocol to virtual server. Is this the procedure? Kindly help I am all confused in it. It is also a query that how any firewall be configured to make DNS queries to recieve messages from Internet?
I know things however I am not sure of what to do and Firstly the concept is bouncing away on me.
The network consists of a single Active
Directory domain MSTRADERS.COM that contains two
domain controllers. Each domain controller runs
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and is configured
as a DNS server. Each DNS server is configured
with root hints for resolving internet hosts
Kindly tel me how root hints shall help for resolving internet hosts
a.Should I reconfigure the network adapter used by the
internet SMTP virtual server to use the DNS
server at the ISP
b.Sholud I reconfigure the internet SMTP virtual server
to not use an external DNS server
c. Should I reconfigure the internet SMTP virtual server to
use a smart host to deliver e-mail messages. Use
the fully qualified domain (FQDN) of an SMTP
server managed by the ISP as the smart host
d. Or should I reconfigure the SMTP connector to use a smart
host to deliver e-mail messages. Use the fully
qualified domain name (FQDN) of an SMTP server
managed by the ISP as the smart host.