Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-19

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to create a remote domain entry for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

Use remote domains to define override settings for the message transfer between the Exchange 2007 organization and domains outside your Active Directory directory service forest. When you create a remote domain entry, you control the types of messages sent to that domain. You can also apply message format policies and acceptable character sets for messages sent from mailboxes users in your organization to the remote domain. The settings for remote domains are global configuration settings for the Exchange organization.

Before You Begin

To perform the following procedures for the Exchange 2007 organization, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization Administrator role

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.


To use the Exchange Management Console to create a remote domain entry

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, click Organization Configuration, and then click Hub Transport.

  3. In the result pane, click the Remote Domains tab.

  4. In the action pane, click New Remote Domain…. The New Remote Domain wizard appears.

  5. On the New Remote Domain page, complete the following fields:

    • Name   Use this field to identify the remote domain in the user interface. You can type any name that you want. We recommend that you select a meaningful name that helps you easily identify the purpose of this remote domain. You must use a unique name for each remote domain. This field is required and the name cannot exceed 64 characters.

    • Domain Name   Use this field to identify the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) namespace of the remote domain. This field is required. The remote domain name cannot exceed 256 characters. To apply the remote domain configuration to all subdomains of the remote domain, select the Include all subdomains check box.

  6. To create the remote domain entry with these settings, click New.

  7. On the Completion page, click Finish.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to create a remote domain entry

  • Run the following command:

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    New-RemoteDomain -Name Contoso -DomainName

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see New-RemoteDomain.

When you create a remote domain, the configuration uses the default settings. Use the remote domain properties pages or the Set-RemoteDomain cmdlet to modify the default configuration.

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