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Isolated exchange environment
Isolated exchange environment


I want to set up a completely isolated exchange 2010 environment with no contact to the outside world , I want to use the mail just for internal communication how can I do this?
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Easiest way is to download the Exchange 2010 virtual appliance from Microsoft - its pretty much exactly what you want.

You will need to emulate DNS servers and external IP addresses on the network so that it "thinks" its sending to the internet, or just use internal smtp/receive connectors. You can test emails by telneting to the server on port 25 and using SMTP commands or download an SMTP testing program.

Download location for the Exchange VHD = http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=53f7382a-3664-4de3-8303-31e514d69f02&displaylang=en

if you have any issues with getting mail to route or the network setup - post here and we'll help
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Generally, Exchange 2010 is able to do just internal communication automatically. The VHD linked by wct296 is a demonstration file and should only be used for testing. It's not a full version of Exchange. There's no need to emulate DNS for internal communication on Exchange. All you need to do is install Exchange 2010 in your environment, add mailboxes, and let it roll. No need to create connectors because all users will be connecting directly to the server to communicate and all internal mail is routed through Exchange without connectors. It doesn't even use SMTP in an environment that doesn't need to communicate with external mail servers.

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