MS EXCHANGE DNS DOMAIN NAME CHANGE COMPANY NAME CHANGE
Posted on 2011-10-29
I have a need for help
The company is changing their name to take effect in December 2011 so I have been tasked to do the following. Here is the physical network, Domain Server windows 2003 standard Exchange 2007 on top of 2003 standard
Mycompanydomain.com is the network (physical domain controller 2003 standard server) there is also an 2003 standard server with exchange 2007 with 45 users. one static ip address. 1 firewall cisco asa 5510
I have been asked to change the primary email accounts from mycompanydomain.com to mycompany2domain.com but still maintain mycompanydomain.com (keeping the physical domain unchanged) so I can not purchase any additional hardware.
here is the internal information
company purchased mycompanydomain.com from network solutions and have webservers hosted by rackspace.com and the dns records point to ns.rackspace.com and ns2.rackspace.com for MX and A records
so thinking all I needed to do was purchase a secondary domain and an ssl certificate here is what I have done.
I purchased mycompany2domain.com from godaddy.com
also purchased a 5 multi-domain ssl certificate from godaddy.com
I think all I need to do to change the email addresses is add an additional mx record inside my physical DNS server and point them to the mycompany2domain.com and install the ssl certificate and then modify my hosted rackspace.com CName servers. of course this is all I have any and all help would be greatly appreciated. I am not a email expert yet but working on it,
mycompanydomain.com (physical domain controller) PHYSICAL 2003 server DNS created mycompany2domain.com added a records and mx records for mycompany2domain.com and added mycompany2domain.com to the smtp exchange 2007 email accounts additional smtp addresses. Here is what I need to do,
Keep physical network in place as we are not removing the mycompanydoman.com domain but adding an additional mycompany2domain.com (company changing parent company name and keeping sister company as is.
NETWORK SOLUTIONS is vendor for mycompany.com domain my
MX RECORD POINTS TO NS.RACKSPACE.COM and A RECORD POINTS TO NS.RACKSPACE.COM
PURCHASE SECOND DOMAIN FROM GODADDY.COM
NEED TO ADD SECONDARY SMTP ADDRESSES FOR 43 USERS AND KEEP 10 PRIMARY SMTP ADDRESSES
SMTP ADDRESSES NAME@mycompanydomain.com ADD SMTP ADDRESS NAME@mycompany2domain.com
what else do I need to do to keep the physical network the same but change the primary email accounts to mycompany2domain.com