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    Hello,

    I have 2 Exchange 2003 servers in my forest. Both are in the same organization. One EXCBL is in the parent domain of the forest, second NJEX is in the child domain of the same forest. Both are in the same organization VLMS. now I want to configure that the outgoing email to the internet from NJEX should directly go to the internet without hitting the EXCBL. On EXCBL it is configured to forward all the emails to a smart host and then to the internet. On both the servers RPC over HTTPS is configured. Presently all the outbound emails sent from NJEX are coming to EXCBl and the going to the smart host and then to the internet. Now I want that if EXCBL is up or down the emails from NJEX should directly go to the internet without coming to EXCBL.

    Kindly help me how in setting this up.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Configure direct outbound internet emails on second Exchange 2003 server

    Create a second routing group.
    Put the other server in to that routing group.
    Change the scope configuration of the SMTP Connector from Entire Org to Routing Group.
    Create a new SMTP connector in the new routing group.

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    • #3
      Re: Configure direct outbound internet emails on second Exchange 2003 server

      I have simply added a second routing connector and added NJEX in the local bridgehead server list for this connector. The emails work fine. do let me know if this solution is sufficient.

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      • #4
        Re: Configure direct outbound internet emails on second Exchange 2003 server

        All that happens now is that both connectors will be used by both servers.
        If you don't put the servers in to separate routing groups then you have little control over the routing of the email.

        Simon.
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        • #5
          Re: Configure direct outbound internet emails on second Exchange 2003 server

          Simon is correct, you need to setup a 2nd routing group and add the other server to it so that all mail from that server is routed to that routing group and that routing group in turn goes 'straight out'.

          If you are unsure of how to set it up I can point you in the right direction.

          If you create the second group but dont assign the servers then mail will just flow randonly out of whatever connecter is avaliable at the time.

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          • #6
            Re: Configure direct outbound internet emails on second Exchange 2003 server

            Thanks for the suggestion.

            Kindly guide me or provide me step by step configuration on how to create and move the second exchange server to the second routing group in a live enironment.

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            • #7
              Re: Configure direct outbound internet emails on second Exchange 2003 server

              Originally posted by amitaggarwal View Post
              Thanks for the suggestion.

              Kindly guide me or provide me step by step configuration on how to create and move the second exchange server to the second routing group in a live enironment.

              Where shall I send my invoice?
              That is well documented on Technet and other Exchange resource sites, plus in almost every Exchange book I have seen. No one is going to spend time typing out what has been written elsewhere.
              If you aren't sure then get an Exchange consultant to come in and do it for you.

              Simon.
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