I am setting up a second exchange 2003 server on the same domain as the first, this is for an offsite office that is nearby .
1. Users of exc1 (server 1) can send and receive mail fine externally and internally, but NOT if they are sending to users on the exc2 (server2) server.
2. Users of exc2 (server 2) can send and receive mail fine externally and internally and can ALSO send fie to user on exc1.
3. exc1 server is using a Smart host listed in the SMTP VS - and I know that this is the cause of why mail from users on exc1 server can not send to exc2 server.
4. I created an SMTP connector under connection in the backend routing group. I pointed it to the smart host and added exc1 and exc2 as bridgeheads. I then pulled the Smart host entry out of EXC1 servers SMTP vs...and wow mail now gets delivered from exc1 server to exc2 server. BUT NOW mail no longer gets delivered from EXC1 server to external locations. EXC2 server still works fine internally and externally. Please help what am I missing?