Good afternoon experts,
I am installing my first Exchanger Server and I need some clarification. It's probably really simple but I'm having a hard time finding a straight forward explanation:
Please find below a setup to better understand my issue:
I have a server (SERVER1 IP:192.168.1.100) that is the Domain Controller and DNS for the network.
I have a second server (SERVER2 IP:192.168.1.200) where I installed Exchange Server 2010.
My External IP in 22.214.171.124
My domain name is: domainname.com
The DNS Entries are as follows:
domainname.com Start of Authority server1.domainname.com, hostmaster.domainname.com
domainname.com Name Server (NS) server1.domainname.com IP: 192.168.1.100
domainname.com Name Server (NS) server2.domainname.com IP: 192.168.1.200
The nameserver to contact the server is "mail" so:
domainname.com Name Server (NS) mail.domainname.com. IP: 126.96.36.199
Mail Exchanger Entry
domainname.com Mail Exchanger (MX)  exchange.domainname.com
Then my A Host:
domainname.com Host (A) 188.8.131.52
domainname.com Host (A) 192.168.1.100
server1 Host (A) 192.168.1.100
server2 Host (A) 192.168.1.200
mail Host (A) 184.108.40.206
exchange Host (A) 220.127.116.11
www Alias (CNAME) domainname.com.
To test it, I used Outlook web Access to see if I can connect.
I'm know I'm missing something as, internally and externally I cannot use https://exchange
.domainname.com/owa however internally I can use https://server1
.domainname.com/owa and it works.
The router is not the issue as all the ports are open and the MX records have also been modified for the Domain Name's DNS entries.
Using NSLOOKUP, here are my results:
then set type =mx
domainname.com MX preferences = 10, mail exchanger = exchange.domainname.com
exchnage.domainname.com internet address = 18.104.22.168
lastly, set type=ns
domainname.com nameserver = server2.domainname.com
domainname.com nameserver = server1.domainname.com
server2.domainname.com internet address = 192.168.1.200
server1.domainname.com internet address = 192.168.1.100
mail.domainname.com internet address = 22.214.171.124
I'm not sure what's wrong but I suspect that I'm missing a step in the DNS that connects the mail.domainname.com or exchange.domainname.com to the actual server (SERVER2) whis is the Exchange Server.
I really hope someone can help me out.
Cheers and thank for taking the time :)