How to configure DNS settings for Microsoft Office 365 in DirectAdmin

Manage Your DNS Settings for Office 365 in DirectAdmin

Microsoft Office 365 is a hosted Exchange services platform that many business clients utilize for email, calendars, scheduling and other advanced features.

During the setup process for Office 365, specific DNS settings must be configured in order to utilize the service. Microsoft does provide the ability to use their DNS servers to manage the DNS records for your domain, website and email. However, this requires changes within your FastWebEngine control panel in order to ensure your website and FTP access are available.

Most clients choose to manage their DNS settings through FastWebEngine. This requires adding Microsoft provided DNS records within our control panel, and allows you to manage hosting and DNS through one location. Email management will be handled through your Office 365 account; DNS, web hosting and domain management will be handled through your FastWebEngine account.

Office 365 Required DNS Settings

After signing up for Office 365 you will be given an initial DNS TXT record that must be entered within the FastWebEngine control panel in order to validate domain ownership. After your domain is validated, you will be provided additional DNS records to enter under the DNS setting page within the control panel. The table below demonstrates how the records will appear when entered into your account.

Important: Pay close attention to the use of periods "." entered after domain extensions (e.g. .com, .net, .org etc.). These must be entered correctly for proper functionality.

The rows highlighted in blue are the records that Microsoft will provide for your Office 365 services. The rows above these are the standard settings provided by FastWebEngine. The MX record will be dependant on your domain name, and the TXT record for domain validation will contain a unique identification number. However, all the other DNS records should appear the same. You may also be given additional records depending on the services you have selected from Microsoft.

If you experience any issues with validating your domain or with the configuration of your DNS settings for Office 365, contact us or submit a support request for assistance.

Name Type Value  
mydomain.com. A 123.123.xxx.yyy
ftp A 123.123.xxx.yyy
mail A 123.123.xxx.yyy
pop A 123.123.xxx.yyy
smtp A 123.123.xxx.yyy
www A 123.123.xxx.yyy
mydomain.com. NS dnsx.fastwebengine.com.
mydomain.com. NS dnsy.fastwebengine.com.
mydomain.com. MX 10 mydomain-com.mail.protection.outlook.com.
autodiscover CNAME autodiscover.outlook.com.
enterpriseenrollment CNAME enterpriseenrollment.manage.microsoft.com.
enterpriseregistration CNAME enterpriseregistration.windows.net.
lyncdiscover CNAME webdir.online.lync.com.
msoid CNAME clientconfig.microsoftonline-p.net.
sip CNAME sipdir.online.lync.com.
@ TXT "MS=ms12345678"
@ TXT "v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com -all"
_sip._tls SRV 100 1 443 sipdir.online.lync.com.
_sipfederationtls._tcp SRV 100 1 5061 sipfed.online.lync.com.
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