Setup Exchange Server 2007 for Friend - Some Questions
Iím doing a private job for a friend. Finally after setting up his server and domain and everything else that runs his business, he is agreeing to pay me to install and setup an Exchange Server (2007).
Basically, he has a domain name setup with some dodgy Indian company. (He had some Indian tech doing his tech support before!) So, Iím in the process of getting that changed, possibly to 123 Reg.
Basically, there are a few questions that I wanted to ask:
We will assume that in this case the domain name is ďcompany.comĒ. If I was to create the MX record for the domain to point to mail.company.com what methods can I use to ensure that mail is held in an alternate area just in case the mail server was to go down or there was a loss in Internet connection? Can this only be done if the DNS provider allows or are there services available to hold emails until the server or connection was restored?
The Internet connection is going to be provided by Be*. I assume that we will need 2 static IP addresses for this. In this case the Be Thomson router has to be put into bridged mode and will therefore not provide wireless services. Can I get around this by connecting a wireless access point?
With regards to the above point, is it necessary to have 2 IP addresses? Will it work with just the one? Basically the Thomson router is connected to the domain controller and the domain controller provides addresses by DHCP. Is there any way I can get the mail.company.com address to point to the internal address for the mail server?