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Using Outlook2003 and Exchange2003 While Away From Office

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  • Using Outlook2003 and Exchange2003 While Away From Office

    Hi all,

    Here is my quick question....Is there a way to be able to connect to the Exchange Server, without being in the same building (Not Using Webmail). What do most of you do to accomplish this? VPN? We have a SonicWall device that would allow VPN, but I havent used that feature yet. Is there something built into Windows Server 2003, or Exchange Server 2003 to accomplish this easily/cheaply? Below is the scenario I am working with.

    Heres my dilemma.......We recently setup an Exchange2003 Server. Its our first Exchange server. Now, I have a few users who are constantly travelling between the office our server is located in, and everywhere else. Now, when these guys are on planes, they like to open their outlook accounts, and compose e-mails (the mails just sit in the Outbox). Then, when they get back to a spot where they can get a connection, those e-mails send out from their Outboxes.

    Now, since the switchover to Exchange (They were just popping before), they can't bring up their Outlook accounts to compose while away from the office. I am playing around with Cached Mail Mode. Its nice, and at least allows me to access my Outlook Account when not connected in the office. But, those messages I compose while away, will only send when I am back in the office. I'd like to be able to send them as soon as I get to the nearest Internet connection.

    Any Suggestions?!?!?!?!

    Thanks, hope the above isn't to confusing.

  • #2
    Have you looked at RPC over HTTP?
    Joined: 23rd December 2003
    Departed: 23rd December 2015


    • #3
      Thanks for the response.

      I havent looked at RPC over HTTP. I'm not familiar with it. Is it something that might do the trick?


      • #4
        Have a read of the article at the following link.
        Joined: 23rd December 2003
        Departed: 23rd December 2015


        • #5
          VPN beside RPC OVer HTTP

          Setup a VPN server inside your network.

          go to your sonic wall open a port 1723 and point it to you internal VPN server
          IP address.

          You are done, you will be able to establish VPN to your windows box, and run your outlook after that
          Good Luck
          Best Regards