FIRST ? DOMAIN NAME CHANGE / EXCHANGE SERVER
In about a month?s time, we?ll be changing domain names. Instead of
-- as our organization changes its name from OPTIC to Opportunity Junction.
Anticipating this, there are some things I need to find out. Namely: what do we need to change when we migrate to the new domain name?
We have a primary domain controller named MINE; its fully qualified domain name is mine.opmine.optic-cc.org. From this, you can deduce that our domain is called OPMINE.
Our primary domain controller is a Dell PowerEdge SC 1420, running Windows Server 2003 Standard and Exchange Server 2003 Standard.
Our exchange server implementation is called OPMAIL. (so our X400 addresses are configured with c=US;a= ;p=OPMAIL;o=Exchange and so on).
We have our site hosted at SBC Yahoo Small Business. Both of them, in fact.
SECOND ? SETTING UP EXCHANGE ON OUR BDC
We have a duplicate machine ? another Dell PowerEdge SC 1420, running Windows Server 2003 Standard -- that has not yet had Exchange Server installed. It has been promoted to a backup domain controller. I don?t have Exchange installed on it, and suspect that it may be interfering with some of the PDC?s functions. Specifically, when I add a new user and check the ?Create an Exchange Mailbox? option, the user is created, but their mailbox isn?t findable in the global address list. This problem doesn?t occur, apparently, when I simply turn the BDC off. I?m hoping that simply installing Exchange on that machine will remedy this.
Are there any particular `gotchas? I need to watch out for when installing Exchange on the BDC of an existing Exchange setup?
Do you know of a way to simply replicate a machine completely? Like Norton Ghost for servers? This would be ideal.
THIRD ? INCONSISTENT BOUNCED EMAILS
This is a very minor puzzle. One of our staff members, Jesse, has found that she doesn?t get bounced email notifications from our mail server. For instance, if she and I each send a message, from our Outlook work email, to a nonexistent domain ? firstname.lastname@example.org for instance ? I get a message back from System Administrator:
Thanks in advance for any assistance,
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