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    Dear All,

    I have read dozens of articles relating to how to setup RPC-HTTP on a single Exchange server.

    I have multiple servers on my site but only one exchange server which is not also a GC Server. In all the articles they mention setting up the NTDS settings on the GC Server.

    My question is this: In the scenario where you only have one exhcnage server and you want to run RPC-HTTP does this exchange server have to be a GC ?

    Regards

    bvrussell

  • #2
    Re: RPC-HTTP Simple Question

    Have you read Daniel's article on it?
    http://www.petri.com/configure_rpc_o...gle_server.htm
    RPC over HTTP/S requires Windows Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2003. RPC over HTTP/S also requires Windows Server 2003 in a Global Catalog role.
    Regards,
    Jeremy

    Network Consultant/Engineer
    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
    www.gma-cpa.com

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    • #3
      Re: RPC-HTTP Simple Question

      Yes I've read every post and Microsoft article out there but have had no joy.

      I've folowed all the inctructions and when I launch outlook it tries to connect using HTTPS but promtps for a username and Password. Once i've entered the correct credentials outlook connects but using TCP/IP rather than HTTPS.

      As I can't see that I've done anything else wrong I'm just confused with regards to what and how these NTDS settings actually do and whether the Exchange server needs to be a GC in order to have these settings.

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      • #4
        Re: RPC-HTTP Simple Question

        Notice the text I quoted says that Exchange needs to be a GC. That was your question, right? If not then I suggest you list the errors/problems you're having and what configurations you've made.
        Regards,
        Jeremy

        Network Consultant/Engineer
        Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
        www.gma-cpa.com

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        • #5
          Re: RPC-HTTP Simple Question

          Hi Jeremy

          Yes thanks, that was my question, I can see it says requies windows 2003 server in GC role but what I'm trying to establish is does that role have to be on the exchange server or can it be on another windows 2003 GC in the same domain? This is what is not clear to me.


          Regards

          bvrussell
          Last edited by bvrussell; 22nd September 2006, 14:58.

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          • #6
            Re: RPC-HTTP Simple Question

            If Exchange is installed on a domain controller, then it MUST be a global catalog.
            If Exchange is installed on a member server, then you can use any Windows 2003 DC that holds the Global Catalog role. Remember you can have more than one.

            If the Exchange server is NOT on a domain controller, don't think about DCPROMO it, as that is not supported. Similarly, going back from a DC to a member server is not supported while Exchange is installed.

            It isn't clear from your question whether Exchange is on a DC or not.

            Simon.
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            • #7
              Re: RPC-HTTP Simple Question

              Exchange in this senario is not installed on a DC. It is just a member server.

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              • #8
                Re: RPC-HTTP Simple Question

                In that case, you need to make the registry changes to point to the GC/DC and make the required change on the domain controller.

                DC:

                HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\NTDS\Parameters

                Create a new entry of type REG_MULTI_SZ

                Name: NSPI Interface protocol sequences
                Value: ncacn_http:6004

                If you have multiple GC/DCs then you can add that entry to all of them, and add them to the registry settings made on the Exchange server. Then Exchange can use all of the domain controllers instead of just one.

                Simon.
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                Simon Butler
                Exchange MVP

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