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    hello there,

    I have a single exchange 2003 server that is crrently runnign one domain. However, I would like to add in an additional domain. I have only seen one tutorial out there on how to set this up.

    Everytime that I read the tutorial on msexchange.org I get lost after I create a recipient list... I see the wonderful screenshots on what to do, I just don;t know how to get there and what information is exactally needed...
    any help would be appreciated.

    thank you,
    Robert

  • #2
    Re: Hosting Multiple Domains on a single server

    Hi rrisher.
    Giving a link to the instructions you're trying to follow would be helpful so we know what you're looking at and what you're referring to.

    Here's some instructions written by the one and only Daniel Petri
    http://petri.com/configure_exchange_...er_domains.htm

    HTH
    Post back with any questions and let us know how it goes.
    Regards,
    Jeremy

    Network Consultant/Engineer
    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
    www.gma-cpa.com

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    • #3
      Re: Hosting Multiple Domains on a single server

      this is the tutorial i was following..

      http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/...003_Part1.html

      The one written by Petri seems very different, which one do i need to follow? I loose after the adding recipient policy window, wher you are supposed to performe some type of search... yeah thats beyond me!


      Originally posted by JeremyW View Post
      Hi rrisher.
      Giving a link to the instructions you're trying to follow would be helpful so we know what you're looking at and what you're referring to.

      Here's some instructions written by the one and only Daniel Petri
      http://petri.com/configure_exchange_...er_domains.htm

      HTH
      Post back with any questions and let us know how it goes.
      Last edited by rrisher; 20th November 2006, 01:28.

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      • #4
        Re: Hosting Multiple Domains on a single server

        About the MsExchange article - you can skip the "Setup a Company in Active Directory" because you are not going to host another company in your ORG, just add another email address - right?

        Anyway, I think that those will help you more:
        http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/MF010.html
        http://www.exchangepedia.com/blog/20...icy-based.html

        And those:

        http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321721/
        http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319188
        CNE 5, CCA, MCSE NT4.0-2003, MCSE 2003 messaging, Exchange Server MVP.
        Tzahi Kolber - IT Supervisor
        Polycom Israel.

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        • #5
          Re: Hosting Multiple Domains on a single server

          Yes, I have seen these tutorials and they also are not targeting exactly what I want.

          currently I have domain 132.com up and running perfectly which can be assessed at https://exchange.123.com/exchange for OWA. And so for OMA, etc.

          I want to add on another companies domain such as 456.com which I can have users access https://exchange.456.com/exchange and so on for OMA etc.

          Also, when creating there user profiles I do not want to have alies mail boxes if I don’t have to. Such as having [email protected] and mike @456.com.

          I believe that in my original post the link to the MSexcchange tutorial does what I want. However, I just cant figure out the steps and processes.

          Now then, which process should I follow and will it work for what I want.

          Additionally, to clarify anything I will have the MX records for both 123.com and 456.com pointing to the main servers ip address for 123.com.






          Originally posted by tkolber View Post
          About the MsExchange article - you can skip the "Setup a Company in Active Directory" because you are not going to host another company in your ORG, just add another email address - right?

          Anyway, I think that those will help you more:
          http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/MF010.html
          http://www.exchangepedia.com/blog/20...icy-based.html

          And those:

          http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321721/
          http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319188

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          • #6
            Re: Hosting Multiple Domains on a single server

            Originally posted by rrisher View Post
            I want to add on another companies domain such as 456.com which I can have users access https://exchange.456.com/exchange and so on for OMA etc.
            You'll need to add an A record for exchange.456.com and point it to the IP address of your server. You can leave the MX record the way it is.

            Also, when creating there user profiles I do not want to have alies mail boxes if I don’t have to. Such as having [email protected] and mike @456.com.
            This can be done by configuring the Recipient Policies. Making a template for each company for creating users would help as well.

            I believe that in my original post the link to the MSexcchange tutorial does what I want. However, I just cant figure out the steps and processes.
            What can't you figure out? Post it and we'll try and help you the best we can.
            Regards,
            Jeremy

            Network Consultant/Engineer
            Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
            www.gma-cpa.com

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            • #7
              Re: Hosting Multiple Domains on a single server

              Okay, so here I am again….

              I have created the MX record to point to the server already.

              I have added the recipient policies and from there I’m lost….

              I have read that I need to add a virtual server, public directories, virtual websites, etc.. for each of the domains.

              From what I understand I can just add the recipient policies and ( as you have described Jeremy) use that domain for incoming mail only. And still have to use the existing domain for outgoing, etc.


              Is this right or wrong?

              I am leaning to that in order to have another domain I must add a virtual server, am assuming?

              after adding the policies, I never get the option to select which domain I want the user to belong to in active directory….

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              • #8
                Re: Hosting Multiple Domains on a single server

                Originally posted by rrisher View Post
                Okay, so here I am again….

                I have created the MX record to point to the server already.

                I have added the recipient policies and from there I’m lost….
                Have you tested the policy to see if it applied the proper settings to a new user(s)?

                I have read that I need to add a virtual server, public directories, virtual websites, etc.. for each of the domains.
                tkolber (or Daniel or Simon) can speak more intelligently about this but I don't think it's necessary. Setting up a different address list for the company would be a good idea and maybe adding a different UPN suffix for their domain.

                From what I understand I can just add the recipient policies and ( as you have described Jeremy) use that domain for incoming mail only. And still have to use the existing domain for outgoing, etc.
                I'm unclear on exactly what you mean. Whatever the user's primary email address is, that is the address it will use to send email. It has no regard for the FQDN of the server or if DNS is setup properly or not.

                after adding the policies, I never get the option to select which domain I want the user to belong to in active directory….
                The policies are applied based on a filter you define. In the article the filter is based on group membership. I strongly recommend taking a thorough look at this link that tkolber already posted http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319188

                tkolber, feel free to elaborate/correct anything.
                Last edited by JeremyW; 22nd November 2006, 15:38. Reason: grammar
                Regards,
                Jeremy

                Network Consultant/Engineer
                Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                www.gma-cpa.com

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                • #9
                  Re: Hosting Multiple Domains on a single server

                  I, too, have been trying to follow the tutorial here:
                  http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/...003_Part1.html

                  Where I get lost is at creating the recipient policy.
                  The tut. states this:

                  Once our group is in place we can create a recipient policy using Exchange System Manager so that users belonging to the Dogfood Employees group get the e-mail address dogfood.com as well. This is done by creating a custom filter rule that uses the memberOf attribute.

                  and then the screenshot show this as completed....
                  How do I create this policy based on the memberof attribute is what I cannot see.
                  As I go thru modify, I see nothing about a memberof atttribute...

                  Basically, I need to create a recipient policy that assigns the email address based on group membership....
                  How do I do that?
                  thanks
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                  • #10
                    Re: Hosting Multiple Domains on a single server

                    Originally posted by JeremyW View Post
                    I strongly recommend taking a thorough look at this link that tkolber already posted http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319188
                    Did you read the posts? Please review the MS KB. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319188 It explains what you're asking.
                    Please read the forum RULES as well
                    Regards,
                    Jeremy

                    Network Consultant/Engineer
                    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                    www.gma-cpa.com

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                    • #11
                      Re: Hosting Multiple Domains on a single server

                      Thank you for the reply.
                      Yes, I did read the previous posts
                      and no the posts did not answer my question. However, I did solve it.

                      The answer is that the group name that you are searching on must be the full distinguished name of the group, not just the 'normal' name

                      for instance, in my case, the group name I needed to input was
                      CN=Testco Employees,OU=Testco,OU=Hosted,DC=smallbusiness,DC= local

                      and not just testco employees.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Hosting Multiple Domains on a single server

                        when following the step on msexchange.org, you also gotta read the par 2 document of this tutorial.

                        http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/...003-Part2.html

                        Very simple steps, can be done in 30 min


                        i did this setup last week in 30 min.

                        the main thing is creating an OU for company then in there 1 OU for 123.com and 1 OU for 456.com.

                        then check out all the ldap query, that you need to enter in custom search filters.

                        the good thing about that tutorial, you will get multiple company in the same organization and this setup qives the impression that they are in different organization, one company will not see the other one hosted on the same server.

                        Now I've been looking to do the same thing on exchange 2007, wich is alot different then 2003, and did not come accross and documentation on how to do so. if any body came accross one, please let me know.

                        thank you

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                        • #13
                          Re: Thanks for sharing

                          Thanks for sharing your answer with us! I'm sure others will also benefit from knowing what was wrong and how you fixed it.



                          However, we'de appreciate it if you could grant some reputation points to the user that helped you. Just click on the little Yin-Yang icon on the right of the user's answer and follow the prompt.
                          Cheers,

                          Daniel Petri
                          Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
                          MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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