Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

SBS 2011 Internet Address Management Wizard question

Posted on 2012-03-12
4
836 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I'm moving a small company from SBS 2003 to 2011 but not migrating because of OS problems. The internal domain will be domainname.local. They are registered with GoDaddy and their www.domainname.org website and Exchange are working properly. I want to continue with the way things are setup. Their MX record points to someone that spam filters their e-mail before forwarding it on to them. Someone else host their www.domainname.org website. The NS and MX records therefor need to continue to point where they currently point. When running the Internet Address Management Wizard, I plan on choosing “I already have a domain name that I want to use” and "I want to manage the domain name myself".

How should I fill out the remaining fields of the wizard to not create problems with Exchange, the externally hosted website, OWA or RWA?
0
Comment
Question by:grussel
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 77

Accepted Solution

by:
Rob Williams earned 500 total points
ID: 37711442
I am assuming SBS 2011 standard, and not essentials.
You should be able to choose I have a domain name, and continue on normally, entering your external domain name and such. The only thing you will want to change is the prefix with which you connect to your server.  The default will be remote.yourdomain.abc  Presumably before it was something like SBSname.yourdomain.abc or mail.yourdomain.abc  To change the prefix choose advanced settings in step 7 below.  Your DNS records and such can all stay the same.  The only other chnge is the spam filtering company may also be your smarthost.  If so you set that up after the server is complete under the Network portion of the SBS management console.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2008/10/15/introducing-the-internet-address-management-wizard-part-1-of-3.aspx

Exchnge will still recive mail from the Spam filtering company, you can still send mail, and unlike SBS 2003 SBS will automatically set up  a DNS zone for your public domain name so that the web site will be resolved by external DNS servers.
0
 

Author Comment

by:grussel
ID: 37712720
So if I can currently use Remote Desktop to log into the server using mail.yourdomain.org then I use the advanced tab and change the prefix so instead of remote.yourdomain.org  it is mail.yourdomain.org and this eliminates any need to change current DNS?

Also, do I HAVE to set up the spam filtering company as a Smart Host or will it function OK without that? The MX record points to them and they in turn send the mail to our IP.
0
 
LVL 77

Assisted Solution

by:Rob Williams
Rob Williams earned 500 total points
ID: 37712741
>>"....mail.yourdomain.org and this eliminates any need to change current DNS?"
Yes

>>"Also, do I HAVE to set up the spam filtering company as a Smart Host or will it function OK without that?"
Fine without.  Some of the spam filtering companies filter for viruses on in and outbound mail.  If so they recommend using them as a smarthost, but it is not necessary.

So lomg as the public IP is remaining the same with the new server, there should be no need to change any public DNS records, so long as during the SBS setup you make that change from "remote."
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:grussel
ID: 37712746
Thanks for your help!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I’m often asked about newer and larger USB drives connected to SBS2008 and 2011 failing Windows Server Backup vs the older USB drives not failing. As disk space continues to grow and drive technology change SBS2008 and some SBS2011 end up with the f…
You may have discovered the 'Compatibility View Settings' workaround for making your SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace 'connect to a computer' section stops 'working around' after a Windows 10 client upgrade.  That can be fixed so it 'works around' agai…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question