Fri, Dec 19 2008 7:11
When setting up a domain name manually
In case you didn't realize this... those Autodiscover DNS records that I showcased by Godaddy... I never did a thing to do all that. Well, I take that back. I did do something... I used the Set up your Internet Address wizard to purchase a domain through Godaddy, Enom or Registrar.com, the DNS records you need for the magic of autodiscover are magically done for you. All of that setup grid that I have was done automagically by the purchasing of the domain name wizard.
The only time you need to worry about the SRV and the MX and all that stuff is when you have an existing domain, existing mail setup (most likely with SBS 2003) and you are sliding in the new SBS 2008 box.
Target host: remote.contoso.com
Enables Office Outlook 2007 with Service Pack 1 and Windows Mobile 6.1 e-mail clients to automatically detect and configure Outlook Anywhere (RPC over HTTP).
If you are migrating over, make sure that record is up at your Domain name company pointing back to the IP address of your server.
When you say you are going to manage the domain name yourself, understand this means that you need to go to the domain name record site and ensure all those records are up there.
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