We are testing out the migration from SBS 2003 to Exchange 2010 and a separate domain controller and have been using this brilliant guide on EE: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_2881-Migrate-Small-Business-Server-2003-to-Exchange-2010-and-Windows-2008-R2.html
We have been testing this out using virtual machine in an isolated network in VMware Vsphere using an imaged replica of the Live SBS 2003 server and have successfully migrated mailboxes over to Exchange 2010 and setup the SMTP sender connector. So… so far the test is going well.
However we would ideally like a way of testing out the sending and receiving email on the test Exchange 2010 virtual server before we do the migration for real live if possible.
Is there any way of testing sending and receiving email? None of the test VM’s are connected to the internet. I thought maybe an option could be to send an email to another test VM that’s part of the isolated test network but not sure how to do this. Any suggestions please?