2007 exchange server configuration
Posted on 2014-11-05
I'm working with 2007 Exchange Server installed on a server with MS Server 2008 R2. It is the only server for a small business, so Edge is not installed. They need to use it for email & a shared calendar. I set up A & MX records on GoDaddy (domain host). I created a SSL certificate on Digicert & installed it through Exchange Management Shell. I can't get the email to work. MXlookup says email is ready but the SSL is not working & there's a DNS mismatch. I receive an error when trying to set up the email account in Outlook that says it can't be completed because the server is offline. I can ping by the FQDN of the Hub Transport Receive Connector.
Do I need to set up A, MX, Forward & Reverse DNS records on the server also? The current records there use the MS server IP address & the Exchange uses the Firewall IP address. What address should I use if I create new records there? Do I have to configure differently for LAN & remote users? The exchange FQDN is mail."MyDomain".com. That's what I used on both local & remote setup with the same failure. Also, under "domain".local in the DNS Manager, there are only 3 of the 6 computers listed with their own IP address & FQDN. I manually added the others in the AD because they kept losing their trust relationship. I wonder if something was missed in the original configuration that is causing this difficulty.