Preparing Active Directory and Schema for Exchange

Exchange 2010 Run this in the command prompt of a forest root domain server : D:\>setup /ps Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unattended Setup Setup will continue momentarily, unless you press any key and cancel the installation. By continuing the installation process, you agree to the license terms of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. If … Read more

Overview of the Hub Transport Server Role Deployed inside your Active Directory forest, the Hub Transport server role handles all mail flow inside the organization, applies transport rules, applies journaling policies, and delivers messages to a recipient’s mailbox. Messages that are sent to the Internet are relayed by the Hub Transport server to the Edge Transport server role that’s deployed in … Read more

Exchange 2010 – Ensure that all email messages include a disclaimer with a hub transport rule

Configure a Disclaimer Many businesses incorporate a disclaimer or footer at the bottom of their outbound messages. These disclaimers often advise as to the limitation or ramifications of using information within the message for purposes other than they were intended, or to assert ownership of creative works contained in them. While there is always a … Read more

Exchange 2010 – DNS vs. Smarthost Exchange server Smart host vs. External DNS address Typically you would use the Smarthost entry for some sort of outbound mail relay. The mail should flow without that filled in. Your internal dns should forward anything it cannot resolve out to the internet for resolution. You’ll definately want to correct those dns settings … Read more

Exchange 2010 – Enable and Configure Protocol Logging – Identify why a server on the internet rejects email messages

Enable and Configure  Protocol Logging Potocol logging records the SMTP conversations that occur between e-mail servers as part of message delivery. These SMTP conversations occur on Send connectors and Receive connectors configured on servers running Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 that have the Hub Transport server role or the Edge Transport server role installed. You … Read more