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    New Exchange Server Testing

    I'm setting up Exchange 2000 on an existing server. It seems to be working ok. I'm able to send messages between users on the system and send messages from the system to the Internet. I will be replacing and existing Exchange server running on a NT SBS. The domain being served is the same for both the new and existing server, of course.

    Here's the question: How do I test messages coming from the Internet to the new server?

    Messages bound for the domain are routed to the SBS system. I don't see how it is possible to test a new server under these circumstances. The question didn't occur to me until quite recently. I feel kinda stupid not knowing how this is done, but there's gotta be a way, right. Admins don't just flip from working to untested systems without testing them first. Ummmm, do they?

    Puzzled,

    Dan

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    Re: New Exchange Server Testing

    I can't imagine MS doesn't have suggestions in its migration literature. But I haven't read it.

    Two thoughts:
    1. <LI>You can send messages to addressees c/o the new server using username@[IP-Address]
      <LI>You could try to relay using an SMTP client such as Outlook Express with the outgoing mail server set to IP-address
    These could be used singly or in combination. Not really a complete scenario. Hmmm... Oh, what the heck, just plug it in. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Darn!

    I was hoping to be blasted by dozens who would call me an idiot and say, "Of course you have to test it! It's simple, all you have to do is..." And then give me the pearls of wisdom that their years of experience have produced.

    JSher's 2nd suggestion worked fine, and it seems to be handling messages ok. I couldn't get his first idea to fly.

    Has anyone out there been in this situation?

    Thanks,

    Dan

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