Exchange 2013 & DNS & Active Directory New Install on MS Server 2012
Posted on 2013-12-15
I am trying to finalize a install Exchange 2013 in a small to medium size company.
My points I need to insure I full understanding on is Exchange 2013, DNS and Scheme of Domain Active Directory.
This is not a migration or upgrade. So not to many mistakes can be made. Its a new Exchange 2013 installation in a domain that has never had exchange installed in it before.
I understand not installing on a domain controller and on a member server only but the DNS is the issue.
1) DNS: Do I need to add DNS Manually to the Exchange Server 2013 which is a member server to the Domain do I add the DNS as:
Primary Zone all its own for the "A". MX" "SPF" etc
or a Secondary Zone which is the same as both Domain Controllers so they are same DNS???
2) Do I need to run a prep for exchange on the Domain Controllers. Like in previous versions of Exchange 2003, 2007 you ran prep to the Scheme of the active directory.
3) DNS: I am insuring I have it setup so it will use Spilt DNS when comes to OWA, RPC over HTTP and Exchange Anywhere so that same URL Exchange.domainname.com is being used for when you inside and outside the network.
Any other help advice would be greatlyt appreciated.