DO NOT...repeat DO NOT name your internal domain www.domain.net
Your internal domain name has absolutely nothing do with your external fully qualified domain name.
name your internal lan "domain.lan" or "domain.local" or "companyname.loc" in otherwords DO NOT use any of the externally available domain extensions (.com .net .org .biz .tv .edu. and so on) on your internal domain name.
Who ever provides your EXTERNAL DNS services for your domain, you will ask them to create an a record and call it mail.domainname.org and point it to your public, static IP address. if you want mail to come to directly to your exchange server so you don't have to use the pop 3 connector, then you have them create a MX record with a 0 priority and have it point to mail.domainname.org
If you want to connect to your sbs server remotely then, the URL would be http://mail.domainname.org/remote
Its that easy
Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP]
Please do not respond directly to me, but only post in the newsgroup so all can take advantage
I am confused as to the best way to configure SBS 2003 to achieve the
Currently the domain www.xxx.ORG is hosted online with eMail supported.
I am proposing to install SBS 2003 with the domain name of www.xxx.NET for
remote access to the server.
Here is the problem:
I know how to setup so that the exchange server will respond and send eMail
with the xxx.NET domain. I also know how to configure the POP so that it
will download mail from the .ORG domain.
Here is what I want to do, is it possible?
I want to keep the domain xxx.ORG website hosted externally. I want to
change the MX record to point to the SBS server.
Here is my question. Can I configure the SBS server to respond to
www.xxx.NET for remote access and to xxx.ORG for the eMail?
If so can I do this during the setup phase or will I have to make special
configuration changes later?