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How to Change an Accepted Domain Type

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2008-04-02

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to modify the type of a currently configured accepted domain.

Accepted domains are any Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) namespace for which a Microsoft Exchange organization sends and receives e-mail. Accepted domains include those domains for which the Exchange organization is authoritative. An Exchange organization is authoritative when it handles mail delivery for recipients in the accepted domain. Accepted domains also include domains for which the Exchange organization receives mail and then relays to an e-mail server that is outside the Exchange organization for delivery to the recipient.

Accepted domains are configured for the Exchange organization and on computers that have the Edge Transport server role installed. We recommend that you configure accepted domains only on the Hub Transport server role and then populate that data on the Edge Transport server by creating an Edge Subscription. When the EdgeSync service runs, the accepted domain configuration information is replicated to the subscribed Edge Transport server. For more information, see Subscribing the Edge Transport Server to the Exchange Organization.

noteNote:
Do not perform this procedure on an Edge Transport server that is subscribed to the Exchange organization by using EdgeSync. Instead, create the accepted domain on the Hub Transport server. The change will be replicated to the Edge Transport server when synchronization next occurs.

To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization Administrator role

To perform the following procedures on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed, you must log on by using an account that is a member of the local Administrators group on that computer.

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

importantImportant:
You cannot modify an accepted domain that is set as the default accepted domain. To change which accepted domain is the default accepted domain, you must create a new accepted domain, and then set the new accepted domain as the default accepted domain by using the Exchange Management Shell. For more information, see New-AcceptedDomain and Set-AcceptedDomain.

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console. Perform one of the following steps:

    1. To change an accepted domain on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed, on that computer, in the console tree, select Edge Transport, and then in the work pane, click the Accepted Domains tab.

    2. To change an accepted domain on a computer that has the Hub Transport server role installed, on that computer, in the console tree, expand Organization Configuration, select Hub Transport, and then in the work pane, click the Accepted Domains tab.

  2. In the result pane, select the accepted domain that you want to modify, and then in the action pane, click Properties.

  3. In the Accepted Domain Properties dialog box, where Accepted Domain is the name of the accepted domain that you want to modify, select the option button next to the domain type that you want to configure for this domain, and then click Apply.

  4. Click OK to close Properties.

  • Run the following command to overwrite the current accepted domain type for Woodgrove Bank, set the accepted domain type to authoritative, and configure the Woodgrove Bank domain as the default accepted domain:

    Set-AcceptedDomain -Identity "Woodgrove Bank" -DomainType Authoritative -MakeDefault $true
    

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the following topics:

For more information about how to configure accepted domains, see the following topics:

 
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