Solved Set up 2003 server with port-forwarding

November 15, 2010 at 01:11:13
Specs: Windows Server 2003 Standard, Intel Dual Core/4GB
I want to set up a 2003 server with Exchange, terminal server, remote access and so on just for testing some features.

I wonder whether the following scenario would work.

I don't have a static IP address. I wonder if I can use one from

The computer I want to use is behind a modem/router. Can I use port forwarding like what I would with Remote Desktop to get connected to the server from the Internet?

Lastly for the exchange, if I set up the server with same domain name as the one I use from I wonder if I can make up the rest of the data as I go such as MX record and so on to get the Exchange work.

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November 16, 2010 at 00:42:49
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This will work. BUT it would be easier to use a POP3 collector for Exchange than having your email delivered via SMTP with a dynamic IP address.

The above will show you how to set up SMTP delivery to exchange for DynDNS. The only caveat here is you would need to use the DynDNS name in your recipient/email policy or register another domain name and append that to the recipient policy so all mailbox's will be stamped with the correct email address. At least this way you have your own preferential email address (IE as opposed to a

The above would of course only apply if you are using the free DynDNS option.

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November 16, 2010 at 01:23:31
I sincerely thank you for the information. This is the first time I try to set up an Exchange. I will take time to digest it and might have more questions later. Thank you again.

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