Smart Host Service – SBS 2011 – Configuring a Smart Host
How to configure a Smart Host on Windows SBS 2011:
- Using the Getting Started Tasks of the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Console, to go Connect to the Internet => Configure a Smart Host for Internet e-mail
- Select I need to configure a Smart Host for Internet e-mail.
- Below Smart Host Server Information: enter the host name that we provided to you.
- Check the My Internet Service Provider requires authentication box.
- Below User name: enter the user name that we provided to you.
- Below Password: enter the password that we provided to you.
- Select Next
We recommend that you configure your system to connect to our Smart Host on port 587 with TLS (STARTTLS) encryption.
- To verify that you have TLS enabled, open Exchange system manager and go to Organization configuration => Hub transport => properties of the Windows SBS Internet Send connector => Network => Click Change... There you can configure your authentication and make sure that TLS is enabled (selected).
- To set the port to 587, open Exchange Management Shell
and start by checking your Send Connector(s) : Get-SendConnector You should get the name of your send connector(s) – like “Default Send Connector”. If you haven’t changed the port configuration of the connector yet, it should be using the default port -25. It is a good idea to confirm this with the command: Get-SendConnector | fl port Then change the port with the command: Set-SendConnector –Identity “Your Send Connector Name” -Port 587 If you have only one Send Connector you can use that command too: Get-SendConnector | Set-SendConnector -Port 587 Of course, it is a good idea to check the final result again with: Get-SendConnector | fl port Or even take a look at the full listing for the send connector: Get-SendConnector | fl