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    I'm running 3 servers, exchange 2003 with latest SP's and patches.

    One back end, two front ends.

    I've installed a certificate on all my servers (front and back end).

    When I try to access my OWA through the back end server, it works fine.

    When I try to access my OWA through the front end server, it prompts me to log in, and after authenticating, I get this error in my browser:
    HTTP Error 403.4 - Forbidden: SSL is required to view this resource.
    Internet Information Services (IIS)



    Any suggestions on where I should go from here? The back end server is configured to use SSL. I'm guessing the communication between the front and back end is not using ssl, but I don't know where / how to set this.

    I set these servers up a long time ago, so my memory of how do do all of this is a bit fuzzy.

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Re: front end OWA configuration problems

    You don't need a certificate on the backend servers.
    Remove it and remove the require SSL option on the web site as well.

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    • #3
      Re: front end OWA configuration problems

      at one time, we did not have the front end servers.
      I really would rather keep the certificate installed and continue to use SSL though, unless that's not possible.

      So what you're saying is to just have the certificates installed on the front end servers only and none on the back end, and then point all users to the front end?

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      • #4
        Re: front end OWA configuration problems

        The SSL certificates on the backend servers are of no use to you. The traffic between the servers will not go over SSL. If you insist on leaving the SSL certificates in place then remove the require SSL option on the backend servers. You cannot have that option enabled when you are using frontend servers.

        Simon.
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        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

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        • #5
          Re: front end OWA configuration problems

          ok thanks! i'll give it a shot and post a followup

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