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We have 20 mobile users that currently obtain their email externally via a
hosted provider as such; user1@domain.com etc into Outlook 2007. The old
timers have only firstname basis....such as firstname@domain.com.....the new
guys have had firstname.surname@domain.com implemented.

What we are considering is to host our own email via Exchange 2007 on the
SBS 2008 box and standardizing everyone on the firstname.surname@domain.com
criteria.

So we have 10 users connected to the SBS 2008 domain and the other 10 are
connected to a subdomain (Server2008R2) at a satellite office

Normally we would get all users hooked up to the Exchange via the POP3
connector and once all seems okay getting the MX records redirected to our
Exchange IP but am I right in saying that in this instance we would be
better of creating all email addresses with the new standard in Exchange
then redirect the MX records (maybe on Friday afternoon) then create a new
Exchange profile via HTTPS on each laptop?

T.I.A

 
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Leonid S. Knyshov // SBS Expert

On 3/23/2010 6:52 AM, softball wrote:
> We have 20 mobile users that currently obtain their email externally via
> a hosted provider as such; user1@domain.com etc into Outlook 2007. The
> old timers have only firstname basis....such as
> firstname@domain.com.....the new guys have had
> firstname.surname@domain.com implemented.
>
> What we are considering is to host our own email via Exchange 2007 on
> the SBS 2008 box and standardizing everyone on the
> firstname.surname@domain.com criteria.
>
> So we have 10 users connected to the SBS 2008 domain and the other 10
> are connected to a subdomain (Server2008R2) at a satellite office
>
> Normally we would get all users hooked up to the Exchange via the POP3
> connector and once all seems okay getting the MX records redirected to
> our Exchange IP but am I right in saying that in this instance we would
> be better of creating all email addresses with the new standard in
> Exchange then redirect the MX records (maybe on Friday afternoon) then
> create a new Exchange profile via HTTPS on each laptop?
>
> T.I.A

SBS will create their mailboxes according to recipient policy.
You can define additional recipient policies to provide backward
compatibility with the older naming scheme.

SBS will also automatically setup Exchange profiles on computers that
are joined correctly to the SBS network via the http://connect method.

For more information, see the archives
microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs and I am pretty sure you'll find all
your questions answered.

You are potentially not considering one BIG question - do you already
have an SBS server or will this be added to an existing environment? You
may want to work with a partner who has done this before as this
migration requires many steps and the active directory must be in
perfect working order for it to complete successfully. It's not as easy
as say DCPROMO'ing a new server into the existing domain.

Additionally, SBS does not support child domains or cross-forest trusts.
You have to define "subdomain" in more details.

One other option you have is to go with Microsoft-hosted Exchange. There
is a link in my signature for 20 users (disclosure: we become your
Partner of record, which is not a bad thing). It's about $5/user/mo for
a 25GB mailbox and zero maintenance. You can always migrate to the
on-premises Exchange very easily when ready. Just a thought. :)
Leonid S. Knyshov
Crashproof Solutions
510-282-1008
Twitter: @wiseleo
http://crashproofsolutions.com
Microsoft Small Business Specialist
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