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Cutting a long story short, we are looking to migrate an SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 in the coming week.

Everything is set up and we are ready to start migrating mailboxes over. The final thing to do is to get a UCC certificate to cover the various domains. The problem we have is that multiple companies use this mail server and their legal department will not allow to have a certificate that contain all company domain names

There's 3 companies in total so is there anyway i can use individual certificates for each company? and if so how would the autodiscovery work?

This really is a pain as i think it could be a big problem to do thi.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 2000 total points
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SRV records are the answer here.
Get a generic domain name that doesn't belong to any of the three companies, then setup Exchange to use that.

Change Exchange thus: http://semb.ee/hostnames
SRV Records: http://semb.ee/srv

Simon.
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Thanks Simon,

I've currently got a mail.domain.com certificate on the 2003 server that does belong to the primary company, could i just re-use that? or do i need to make sure the domain does not belong to any of the 3 companies?
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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You can use that if you want.
I suggested using another name to avoid any "political" issues if legal don't want the three company names on the same certificate.

Simon.
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I've done some reading regarding using the SRV records and it certainly does look like the way to go.

I am reliant on another IT company to add these records in, am i able to do these several days in advance? I just want to make sure they are correct but also not "break" the current setup.
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Any clients that are outside the network with Outlook 2007 and higher will attempt to use those records as soon as they are created.
You don't need them until you are going to start moving users on to the server, so it might be a better option to build the server first then get the SRV record request in.

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ok so what if i create the records but the new server is not yet publicly accessible, am i right in thinking it will be ignored?

The server is built and ready to go, we intend to move them over this weekend, but ideally i'd add the records in today so they are ready (i'm relying on a 3rd party for the DNS records)
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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They will not be "ignored" the client will attempt to connect to them and it may cause a startup delay in Outlook. However if you are intending to make the move this weekend I wouldn't worry about it. I would be more concerned about SSL certificates being in place.

If the connection can be made, but the account is still on Exchange 2003 then nothing will happen.

Simon.
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