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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

names

Kindly tel me how root hints shall help for resolving internet hosts

names

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.
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As only your 2 servers are allowed to make external DNS requests, this should be fine because when a client computer performs a DNS lookup, the request goes to the client's configured DNS server (one of your 2 servers) and if the request is not in the DNS server's cache, the DNS server makes an extended request using the ROOT HINT servers to determine the answer to the request.

Since one of your servers is sending the e-mails and not the client computers, your staff will be able to send e-mails as long as they use your mail server to do so.

My question to you is, for what reason are you wanting to reconfigure your environment?  It sounds like you have an established, working system.  If this is not correct, has the system ever worked?  If it has worked in the past, has anything in the environment changed recently?

Also, when asking questions, it is best to NOT put your real domain name in the question as this can lead to people having far too much information about your environment.  Make up a false name, like DOMAIN.COM rather than your real domain.
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tnx all and WalkaboutTiger great rajarshivp@gmail.com
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