Exchange 2013 SP1 Transport Agent and DNS Issues (Set-Transportserver \ Set-Receiveconnector)

So let's set the table.  You have just completed designing your Exchange 2013 environment for your client.  You are anticipating no more than a day or so to build the servers and test mail flow.  You have scripted the export and import of the existing receive connectors.  Upon completion you instantly notice that the transport service will not remain started, and opening items such as queue viewer result in messages stating that the local server can not be found.  Welcome to Exchange 2013 SP1.

First and foremost, there are several issues at play:

Once the above items were set the server was able to process mail and I was also able to view the mail queues via the Exchange tools.

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