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  • owa problem

    greetings!

    my present set-up:

    dsl - router - switch
    server 1 - win2k adv server - dc, dhcp
    server 2 - exchange 2000

    no problem with outlook
    no proble with owa within the network

    problem is: how can i check my mail thru owa if not in the network?
    on any local client pc, i just type on the in ie address: http://exchange_servername.company.com/exchange
    works fine.

    if i use that outside of my lan, it gives me "page cannot be displayed

    help

  • #2
    You want to access OWA out from your network right?!
    You need to have a public address! Do you have one?!
    Then you need to configure your IIS.

    Like:

    owa.domain.com
    or
    domain.com/owa
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    • #3
      and..
      its recommended to use https.. buy a certificate. also create a frontend server if possible. this machine won't hold the database and its much saver then.
      Marcel
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dumber
        and..
        its recommended to use https.. buy a certificate. also create a frontend server if possible. this machine won't hold the database and its much saver then.
        Costs will be much higher!
        It's the best solution
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        • #5
          costs will be higher indeed.
          but hey, which is more important: reading you're mail using owa, or reading you're mail using owa on a safe way.
          Marcel
          Technical Consultant
          Netherlands
          http://www.phetios.com
          http://blog.nessus.nl

          MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
          "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

          "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
          "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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          • #6
            Have a read of the following before purchasing a certificate. http://www.petri.com/configure_ssl_on_owa.htm
            1 1 was a racehorse.
            2 2 was 1 2.
            1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
            2 2 1 1 2

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            • #7
              yup i get a public address. i configured it on my dlink router. do i need to set-up my dns server. any help on the procedure

              thanks

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              • #8
                Don't for get MX record

                Have your IPS to ad MX record on their public DNS, for your Mail server.
                I assume you have one internally

                http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/...te-Access.html
                Best regards
                oz

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                • #9
                  thanks!

                  yes they have that mx record pointing to my public ip. i got no problem using outlook. my inbound and outbouind mails are ok. but cant make it work using owa

                  am i giving the right command?

                  thanks

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                  • #10
                    What's the error when it won't work?
                    Have you tried https://exchange_servername.company.com/exchange ?
                    1 1 was a racehorse.
                    2 2 was 1 2.
                    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                    2 2 1 1 2

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                    • #11
                      You also have to configure your router to forward port 80 and/or port 443 (depending on whether you use ssl or not) to the internal ip address of your OWA server.

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                      • #12
                        thanks for the reply.

                        if i type on my browser:

                        http://xchangeservername.domainname/exchange

                        it says "Page cannot be found

                        if i type http://xchangeservername.domainname/exchange

                        it says "Under Construction

                        But i use http://xchangeservername.domainname/exchange on my local network it works fine.

                        If i ping xchangeservername.domainname

                        it replies with the ip of my public ip

                        help

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                        • #13
                          Is your router forwarding port 80 to your exchange server?
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                          • #14
                            yup. after checking my dlink router, Virtual Server HTTP TCP port 80/80 points to my DC. (192.168.0.200)

                            My exchange server is 192.168.0.202. Is this the one causing the problem?

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                            • #15
                              i think this is the problem

                              it should be configured like this

                              virtual server should be 192.168.0.202

                              forward all traffic from http port 80 tcp to the virtual server.

                              if we assume that the server is waiting in port 80
                              Good Luck

                              Shai

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