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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?
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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.
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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.
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>>"....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."
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Thanks for your help!
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