SBS 2011 multi mail domains and users
Posted on 2011-03-24
I am presently setting up a SBS 2011 server, where I intend to host two email domains; @domain1.com and @domain2.com.
I will create users and mailboxes for domain1.com using AD users and computers, which is pretty straightforward, but how do I create users and their mailboxes for domain2.com? Domain2.com user are only interested in email functionality on the SBS(exchange). They need to be able to connect to the server using either OWA(fron anywhere with internet connection) or Outlook(site-to-site VPN-tunnel).
I know how to set up MX-records and other pertinent DNS-records and I also know how to set up accepted domains on exchange. My problem is that I don't know how to set up the mailboxes for the second domain. I was hoping that I might be able to right-click somewhere in the exchange object for the second domain, add user and create a password for user( as on your typical POP3 server), and that this would allow the users from the second domain to access the exchange-server(only) component of SBS 2011. ...but naw, I don't think so.
I am now GUESSING that I need to create AD user accounts for all domain2, as well as,all domain1 users and then add and set as default the @domain2.com addresses for domain2 users. I might also be able to do this by using OUs or email policies(I will be able to figure this out if I receive an authoritative answer to the following).
Am I correct in now believing that I absolutely must have AD user accounts created on my SBS 2011 for all exchange accepted domains?
I might add that I am only capable of clicking on stuff, so power shell cmds and scripting of any kind goes way over my head.