I deployed this server as RSMSGE11FE1.
Next I wanted to create a mailbox, so I fired up ADUC, and loaded the Exchange task wizard against the msgeek user I created earlier.
I chose to create a mailbox.
I placed it on SG01 DB1.
Creation completed successfully.
Whilst in ADUC, I also created a Postmaster mailbox, placed it on SG02 DB1, and disabled the associated Active Directory account.
Next, I went back into ESM, and into properties for the Default SMTP VS on the Front-End server.
On the Access tab, I went into Authentication, then Users, and granted Authenticated Users Relay Permission.
Then, on the messages tab, I set the same limits I configured in global settings, and moved the queue and badmail directories to the Q drive on the SSD storage I created when provisioning the server.
Next, I went onto the Delivery tab and clicked advanced. Here I modified the Fully-Qualified domain name to be something a little tidier. I also added this hostname to internal DNS. I didn't add this to public DNS which I won't be touching (meaning no MX records and no inbound mail) until much later in the lab build when I start looking at the edge role.
I then went into the first routing group, and chose to create a new SMTP connector. I named the connector Internet Email and configured it to route through the relay I had been provided by Redstation. I also added the SMTP VS on the Front-End server as a local bridgehead.
On the email address space tab I added a new wildcard SMTP address space with a priority of 10.
Next I wanted to check that the SMTP VS was working correctly, initially I wanted to ensure there were three types of distinct behavior that were working as desired.
- Emails to external domains should be rejected when there is no SMTP authentication.
- Emails to @msgeek.co.uk should be rejected if the address before @ does not exist.
- Emails to @msgeek.co.uk should be accepted if the address before @ exists.