(Servers: 2003 SBS)
Our Main PDC crated over the weekend, I have everything backup and running on it except DHCP & DNS. Our exchange server was acting as a DC plus our backup DNS.
On the exchange server, after seizing PDC, Schema, etc, I had to remove maybe 2 of the DNS entries to kill a "round-robin" problem that was keeping me from rejoining the new server install as a domain controller so I could get the repaired server back into the domain.
After all the above history, here is my problem. The exchange server is receiving email, but with outbound I now receive the following error email message after an hour or two.
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.
THIS IS A WARNING MESSAGE ONLY.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO RESEND YOUR MESSAGE.
Delivery to the following recipients has been delayed.
However no emails are going out. The only changes I made was sqashing a couple of entries on the exhange server, in the DNS that was causing "round-robin" problems; obviously now I caused something to stop working on outbound email, but am puzzled as to how.
I followed all that was in this post http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_20993899.html
, and I am confident that is not my problem. I can email any of our contacts from hotmail.com, but can't send email to them from our exchange server. They all pass all the tests from www.mxtoolbox.com
, on the last entry, I believe that is pointing me in the right direction, but more on the DNS side than the connectors that they are referring too. I have not touched the exchange server in anyway other than what was stated above.
Last info that may or may not be important. The new server install I have yet to promote back to PDC, nor have I got around to reinstalling DNS back on it, I just changed on the backup DNS (exhanger server) to where if you ping the domain, it would now point to the new/temp PDC until I could get everything on the original PDC server back up and online.
Our Fotigate firewall has a static IP address and we have our own mail.example.com domain name we use as well. thanks in advance for any help.