Exchange Server 2010; cannot send or receive email
Posted on 2014-10-13
I recently set up a 2010 Exchange server on my local domain environment on my local test lab machines. The local test lab machine consists of 6 VM's using Oracle Virtual Box. The domain is called charlie.loc. I have my domain controller dc.charlie.loc) and my mail server (mx1.charlie.loc) among the 6 VM's. I have installed Exchange Server 2010 on mx1.charlie.loc. I thought I had properly installed and configured Exchange Server 2010 but I feel must have missed something. I have configured everything thru the Exchange Management Console including the following:
- the hub transport for send and receive connectors configured for Internet
-added 4 mailboxes (Exchange found these AD user accounts when I went to Recipient Configuration - Mailbox and Add)
- created an MX record that points charlie.loc to mx1.charlie.loc
-Firewall disabled on my mx1.charlie.loc and dc.charlie.loc. (both are Windows 2008 R2 SP1 servers)
--All 'Microsoft Exchange' services are started
--RPC over HTTP proxy
***When I run the Remote Access analyzer tool, EVERY TEST FAILS!! I question how reliable this tool is as it indicated it cannot find an MX record on my DNS for charlie.loc when I clearly see that it is there.
Having said all this, I suspect I may not have performed one of the pre-quisites that relate to remote access or certificate creation. Any ideas on this thought are appreciated. Specifically, what are the correct steps for creating and adding an SSL cert to Exchange Server 2010.
Again, this a local Exchange 2010 Server that I would like to be able to send mail thru from across the internet but at this point, I can't send email from my DC located right next to it. I have been using Postbox as the client mail app attempting to send \receive email via my exchange server (mx1.charlie.loc) with no results.
Thank You kindly,