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  • I am setting up an Exchange 2016 server farm with 4 servers in a location that does not contain any user offices and will not have any internal users at all, its strictly a NOC. It will have a hardware load balancer in front of it. My question is that since it does not have any local users should I go ahead and set all Internal Urls to be the same as the External Urls?  Does it even matter?

    Thanks.

    Friday, July 22, 2016 3:42 PM

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  • I am setting up an Exchange 2016 server farm with 4 servers in a location that does not contain any user offices and will not have any internal users at all, its strictly a NOC. It will have a hardware load balancer in front of it. My question is that since it does not have any local users should I go ahead and set all Internal Urls to be the same as the External Urls?  Does it even matter?

    Thanks.

    Doesnt matter. I make them always match and use split DNS regardless. 

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    • Marked as answer by David-Mac Monday, July 25, 2016 1:04 PM
    Friday, July 22, 2016 4:45 PM

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  • I am setting up an Exchange 2016 server farm with 4 servers in a location that does not contain any user offices and will not have any internal users at all, its strictly a NOC. It will have a hardware load balancer in front of it. My question is that since it does not have any local users should I go ahead and set all Internal Urls to be the same as the External Urls?  Does it even matter?

    Thanks.

    Doesnt matter. I make them always match and use split DNS regardless. 

    Blog:    Twitter:   

    • Marked as answer by David-Mac Monday, July 25, 2016 1:04 PM
    Friday, July 22, 2016 4:45 PM
  • Hi David,

    Welcome to our forum.

    I agree with David that we could keep all internalUrls as default if there are any users in this location. If we want to configure internalUrl and externalUrl as same, please refer to the following link to configure internal and external URLs to be the same.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt441779%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx

    Best Regard,

    Jim Xu

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    Jim Xu
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, July 25, 2016 1:51 AM
  • I hope the above suggestion clarifies your concern to get this job done.

    The External URL is the URL that the User from the internet will use to access your server like when you are using OWA Published over ISA as an example and Internal URL is the link that the internal user with the local network will use to connect to your exchange server.

    Configure External and Internal URL in Exchange 2016:
    http://www.mustbegeek.com/configure-external-and-internal-url-in-exchange-2016/

    Hope this helps!


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