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Post SBS 2011 migration. Messages being bounced as coming from Sender@<domain>.local

Just finished a SBS2011 migration.  It appears the send connector did not configure properly.  When a user sends to a recipeient outside their exchange domain the message is rejected by the recipient SMTP server with a message joe@<domain>.local is not a valid domain.  The sending domain should be  joe@<domain>.com.  
Where do I change the domain to read .com not .local?

Thank you.

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Exchange system Manager > administrative groups > first administrative group > routing groups > first routing group > connectors > Small Business SMTP connector
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Administrative groups is not an option.  This is SBS 2011
If i understand it correctly, a user from your SBS box tried to send an email externally and it got rejected stating joe@domain.local isn't valid?

If this be the case, it is how it should be - .local would get rejected on internet.

If this is not the case, please explain.

Exchange_Geek exchange is used to send email to outside domains everywhere.  The exchange server should be internally replacing the <local domain.local> for the <email>.  I cannot locate where this setting is.

Example Joe is the user.
The exchange server name is sbs2011.
The local domain is mydomain.local
The incomming email address is (a domain registered with network solutions and was working on the old SBS2003 server before the migration).

Instead of emails going out state they are coming from  they are stating joe@mydomain.local

Hope this add clearification.
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