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The Console setup process (Once SBS is set up, how to do the basic configuration through the management console) sets up SBS 2008 for use.  Once the internet settings are completed, the next big steps is setting up the internet facing services.  This is the process I followed:

 

1) The 1st time I had to create a domain for my server

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2) I chose to do this using the provided tools (this then provides DNS management of www.domain.com going to Office Live, but remote.domain.com going to this server and the MX record pointing to the SBS box too.

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3) Once you have chosen your provider you go off to a web page to purchase the domain

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4) Then you enter your login details

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It you already have a domain then the process looks like this:

1) Enter your domain and provider details

04 - Set up Internet (2)  04 - Set up Internet (3) 04 - Set up Internet (4) 

 

2) confirm the details and enter them as per step 4 above

04 - Set up Internet (5) 04 - Set up Internet (6) 

 

Continue the process from above as the tool configures the system. Note that if your router does not accept UPnP (or it is turned off, as per mine), then you will get the warning and errors shown in the middle picture below

04 - Set up Internet (7) 04 - Set up Internet (8) 04 - Set up Internet (9)

 

One again that is it for this stage.  Finally, all the SBS 2008 entries can be found at http://davidoverton.com/blogs/doverton/archive/tags/SBS+2008/default.aspx

 

ttfn

David


Posted Fri, May 30 2008 2:07 PM by David Overton

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David Overton's Blog wrote How to configure a Smart Host for Internet e-mail in SBS 2008
on Fri, May 30 2008 6:24 PM

The Console setup process ( Once SBS is set up, how to do the basic configuration through the management

David Overton's Blog wrote Once SBS is set up, how to do the basic configuration through the management console
on Fri, May 30 2008 6:25 PM

I saw Vijays’s post on SBS 2008 RC0 Installation Walkthrough (which points to this post – walkthrough

David Overton's Blog wrote Setting up your internet connection in SBS 2008 console
on Fri, May 30 2008 6:27 PM

The Console setup process ( Once SBS is set up, how to do the basic configuration through the management

The Official SBS Blog wrote SBS 2008 how-to info on David Overton's blog
on Tue, Jun 3 2008 11:58 PM

For some great SBS 2008 "how to" guidance, be sure to check out David Overton's blog . SBS 2008 Install

Martin Pavlis - KPCS CZ, s.r.o., www.kpcs.cz wrote SBS 2008: Nahlednete do pristi verze
on Thu, Jun 12 2008 12:59 PM

SBS 2008: Nahlednete do pristi verze

TechNet Blog CZ/SK wrote SBS 2008: Nahlednete do pristi verze
on Thu, Jun 12 2008 1:01 PM

Pokud se zajímáte o nový SBS 2008 a rádi byste se na něj jen tak “koukli”, můžete navštívit blog Davida

domain name transfers wrote domain name transfers
on Sun, Sep 14 2008 8:07 PM

If you use your own custom domain (like mine at Moon River Photography ) on your SmugMug site, you’ ll want to check out this thread on Dgrin for some very important changes that are happening now.

Jeff Paul Internet Millions wrote re: Setting up services for the internet in SBS 2008 console (domain name, web site, Remote web workplace, e-mail)
on Sat, Feb 21 2009 7:18 PM

Hi, I applaud your blog for informing people, its just sometimes people seem to get themselves tied up in unnecessary knots over something that’s very simple.

JP wrote re: Setting up services for the internet in SBS 2008 console (domain name, web site, Remote web workplace, e-mail)
on Tue, May 4 2010 3:20 PM

So what is the resulting MX record in this example?

Is it remote.davidovertonassoc.com which is what the wizzard seems to create and fill in the send connector FQDN box as found in the Organization Config Hub Transport Send Connector.

What if I am managing my domain and I already had an MX record of mail.davidovertonassoc.com

The logic seems to have changed from 2003 which used mail.domain.com for the MX and remote.domain.com for the remote website.

I'm having issues and would like to be sure I follow the new intent from SBS

David Overton wrote re: Setting up services for the internet in SBS 2008 console (domain name, web site, Remote web workplace, e-mail)
on Mon, May 10 2010 1:21 AM

JP,

the MX record should be a DNS name that is associated with your site.  Since I have remote.davidovertonassoc.com registered, there is no harm in using that.  If you also have mail. registered or a *. domain name registered then this will work too.

If you look at mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx you will see that the MX record for davidovertonassoc.com points to remote.davidovertonassoc.com as both names are registered.

Thanks

David

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