Thank you SO much for your advice. However, I wondering
if you or maybe someone else had a minute to clarify a few
How are mailboxes mapped? All my users are running
Outlook 2000, but with the Internet Only configuration for
right now. I reconfigured my own mail support for Exchange
and all it did was restart Outlook with a few new
features. I was never prompted to specifically map to my
The only SMTP addresses I created were for Contacts that
will have a forwarding address. Other than that, all I
did was mail enable existing users and confirmed that
there was an SMTP address listed in their properties. Is
this what you meant by setting up the SMTP addresses?
Configure Exchange to deliver mail via DNS?? (I am
probably making this way too complicated)
How can this be tested prior to changing the MX record?
Are there instructions anywhere on how to specifically do
I plan to purchase the Training Kit you mentioned, but if
anyone happens to know these answers offhand, I'd be
>The Microsoft Exchante 2000 Server Implementation and
>Training Kit is quite good and goes beyond the study for
the 70-224 Exam. It
>has a lot of good additional resources on the CD that
comes with it.
>I trust that all users have mailboxes created (this only
happens when you
>actually install Outlook on their boxes and map them to
>mailboxes). As to the public store, create a folder there
and I guess that
>msg will go away. The M drive is actually part of your C:
drive and if you
>are short of free space it is a good idea to move your
first storage group
>(with 10 users I trust that's all you have) onto a
different drive with more
>space. The other option would be to have Outlook pull the
msgs into a
>personal folder. The draw back there would be, that the
users can't look at
>their msgs via OWA, because they aren't on the server
>Other than that, it looks fine for you to go. I trust you
have setup the
>SMTP addresses and configured Exchange to deliver mail
via DNS. You can
>actually test the delivery before your ISP creates the MX
record - although
>the reply wouldn't work yet.
>> I am getting ready to move our mail service from an
>> outside hosting company to our internal Exchange 2000
>> server and was wondering if anyone could clue me in on
>> anything I may have forgotten before I ask our ISP to
>> point the MX record to the Exchange server. We are a
>> small office with 10 users, 1 file/print server and 1
>> mail/web server.
>> Exchange is up and running on a Windows 2000 server and
>> all user accounts have been mail enabled. There are
>> messages that appear in the event log stating that there
>> is 0 megabytes of free space in the Public Folder store
>> after online defragmentation has finished. What does
>> mean? I have not been able to find an explanation for
>> whatsoever, which makes me reluctant to proceed.
>> Is there anything else I need to do prior to making the
>> change? I've searched for information and have found
>> nothing that is straight forward enough. Can someone
>> me to any resources that apply to small companies and
>> 10,000+ users?
>> Thanks in advance for any insight.