How to Create a Virtual Server


Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-24

Use this procedure to create a virtual server.

  1. In Exchange System Manager, in the HTTP Protocols container for the front-end server, right-click HTTP, and then select New Virtual Server.

    For a name, it is recommended that you use something following the form of " (front-end)." Consistent naming of the new virtual servers ensures that each virtual server's purpose and associated domain can be easily determined. The name of the virtual server is used only for identification purposes and does not affect its operation.
  2. Click Mailboxes or Public folder, click Modify, and then do one of the following:

    • If the virtual server points to mailboxes, select the domain.

      The list of domains in Select SMTP Domain is pulled from the domains of the SMTP addresses in the Exchange organization's recipient policies, so if you have more than one recipient policy for the same domain, you will see duplicates in this dialog box. It does not matter which one you choose.
    • If the virtual server points to a public folder, select the appropriate public folder to act as the root public folder for this virtual server.

  3. Click Advanced, and then add host headers that define all the names a client might use to contact this front-end server.

    If a front-end server is used internally and externally, it is recommended that you list both a hostname and a fully qualified domain name.

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