I notice that one of the items was to set up Exchange to handle mail for a domain. In my situation I cannot change the MX to point to our server, can Exchange be set up to retrieve the mail from a remote server (a la fetchmail) ?
I can't change the MX because I don't have access to our DNS (and our connection isn't always up anyway).
interesting to see that you don't recommend backing up system state with mailboxes. Any reason why? (we back up the lot each night otherwise systemstate would never get done!)
oh, I meant to add thats a good resource - although most of it I know by now, its a good start for getting started online. Often you install software and then get a "ok - what now?" feeling.
#1: Without the ability to point the MX record at the server, you are limited to a 'pull' mechanism such as the ones described on this page: http://www.slipstick.com/exs/popconnect.htm. If you're using Small Business Server, it includes a POP connector.
#2: I believe that works in Exchange 2000, but it will no longer work in Exchange 2003 on Windows 2003 due to a change in the way backups are handled. See http://support.microsoft.com/?id=820852 for more information. You can back them both up, just not at the same time - use separate operations.
thanks - we use e2k at the moment - you gave me a fright last night reading this and thinking arghhhhhh!
Sorry about that :-)