I am trying to set up a home exchange 2010 lab and run into some hurdles that I am unsure of. I have a 2008R2 server configured as a domain controller running on vmware workstation. I also have exchange 2010 installed as a trial. Now where I'm getting stuck is the network part of it, I want to be able to send/receive mail externally and I know I have to configure send/receive connectors.
The problem is, this may seem like a stupid question but how would I configure DNS, Domain Name etc, MX records etc? If I don't buy a domain name, can I do it through Dynamic DNS? or do I still need another domain name because I also want to be able to get to oulook web access. For instance, if the server's name is "server" and the domain is "server.local", how would I set this up?
Sorry for the dumb questions
I would appreicate some help on this!