Say I have domain.com and its hosted externally. I add an exchange server and, I add an external record pointing to my server called mail.domain.com and it points to my external IP. I ALSO want to be able to access my server using the internal IP instead of going through my firewall and back in. (This is called split DNS)
Split DNS = I have 2 DNS zones, one external and one internal for the same domain. The issue is that you have to manage both zones individually (even if you only need one specific host record)
And alternative method is to create a zone JUST for that one host name.
Here are the directions to create a domain and same as parent A record
Open DNS on your DC, right click Forward Lookup Zone, and select New Zone
Now you have split DNS for the single host name only.
You get the following error:
Set-EmailAddressPolicy : The recipient policy “Default Policy” with mailbox man
ager settings cannot be managed by the current version of Exchange Management C
onsole. Please use a management console with the same version as the object.
At line:1 char:23
+ Set-EmailAddressPolicy <<<< “Default Policy” -IncludedRecipients AllRecipien
Error: The queue in ‘Mailbox Database” database already contains a move request for ‘User name’, while AD reports the mailbox as not being moved. It is possible that someone created this move request recently, while targeting a different domain controller, and AD replication did not yet occur. You can examine this move request by running ‘Get-MoveRequestStatistics -MoveRequestQueue ‘Mailbox Database ‘ -MailboxGuid 02egha76-a9e5-430c-brb7-cdegrt15ee1f -IncludeReport | fl’. If you believe this to be an abandoned move request, you can remove it by running ‘Remove-MoveRequest -MoveRequestQueue ‘Mailbox Database’ -MailboxGuid 02egha76-a9e5-430c-brb7-cdegrt15ee1f.
If you had a failed move and now when you try to move the mailbox you get the error above, you can follow the direction in the error to resolve.
Have you ever had have a situation where you need to just start over with your exchange server but don’t want to lose data? (OS corruption\ Hardware Failure\ too many undocumented changes that caused an outage)
Here are the “quick and easy steps to recover”
Stop the “Microsoft Exchange Information Store” service
Note the OS service pack level\patches\hotfixes
Copy or backup all your database files *.edb (if they are on a drive other than C you may not even have to do that)
Format the C: (that’s right format it, so if you have something else on it back it up)
Reinstall the OS and re-service pack it
Rejoin the domain using the same server name as before (this is critical)