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    Hi,

    I've EX2K3 SP2 that is running good.
    now I've installed a new EX2K3 SP2 on another server.
    my question is - 1: do i need to create a routing group?(those 2 servers are in the same forest same domain).
    2: the mail flow in my company is like this - mail from the Internet scan through mail relay in DMZ then goes into the old EX if the mail needs to go into the new EX server i see in the SMTP queue of the old EX the FQDN for the new EX and it's indicate that the mail was passes with the V.
    should it be like that?

    THX

  • #2
    Re: add additional EX server

    You do not need routing groups. If the two servers are on the same network then everything should be fine. The email can be delivered to any server in the Exchange org and Exchange will deliver it to the correct location. Inter-server traffic goes over SMTP.

    Simon.
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    • #3
      Re: add additional EX server

      does the smtp connector need to be updated with the new exch server - for example when doing public folder replication?

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      • #4
        Re: add additional EX server

        SMTP connectors have nothing to do with replication. They are for OUTBOUND email only. If you add the second server to the SMTP connector then the second server will do the same thing as the first (send via DNS, via a smart host etc). If you do not then the second server will send its outbound email to the first server for delivery.

        Simon.
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        • #5
          Re: add additional EX server

          That's what I thought ...

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          • #6
            Re: add additional EX server

            Originally posted by Sembee View Post
            You do not need routing groups. If the two servers are on the same network then everything should be fine. The email can be delivered to any server in the Exchange org and Exchange will deliver it to the correct location. Inter-server traffic goes over SMTP.

            Simon.
            so if i understand you correct the thing that i see in the old EX SMTP queue(the FQDN of the new EX)is ok when the mail needs to go to the new EX,it's pass through the virtual SMTP?

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            • #7
              Re: add additional EX server

              You will almost always see the other Exchange server in the SMTP queues as that is how Exchange passes information between the servers.

              Simon.
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              Simon Butler
              Exchange MVP

              Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
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              • #8
                Re: add additional EX server

                Thanks for the replays.

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