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    Currently in the Exchange 2003/2007 Coexistence phase and run into some minor issues.

    TO begin mail flow between the servers is working great, mail flow external is fine.

    Some questions and concerns. Currently accessing webmail form out side the organization we use mail.domain.org/exchange which points to our exch2003 machine and is working great. But when trying to logon with my test account which resides on thew new exch2007 machine to sends me to machinename.domain.org anyway to get this working through one external address?
    Last edited by benblank04; 17th October 2008, 16:06.

  • #2
    Re: Coexistence phase question

    Can you re-write your last sentence please, I'm not sure what you mean.
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    • #3
      Re: Coexistence phase question

      Originally posted by AndyJG247 View Post
      Can you re-write your last sentence please, I'm not sure what you mean.
      Sorry

      Externally, When I try and log onto webmail with an account that is on the new exchange sever I cannot access it using the current address mail.domain.org/exchange

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      • #4
        Re: Coexistence phase question

        Do you have your URLs configured correctly in the management console on the properties of the virtual directories? That is what Exchange uses to redirect to.

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        • #5
          Re: Coexistence phase question

          Originally posted by Sembee View Post
          Do you have your URLs configured correctly in the management console on the properties of the virtual directories? That is what Exchange uses to redirect to.

          Simon.
          I think that is where I am getting confused.

          for my External URL I have http://mail.domain.org/exchange

          for my Internal URL I have http://mail.domain.org/exchange

          currently mail.domain.org is forwarded to my exch2003 box, shouldn't I be able to sign into a mailbox that has been moved to my exch2007 server?

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          • #6
            Re: Coexistence phase question

            Maybe I should have pointed this out...Obviously all my machines are behind a PIX firewall. I only have ports 80 and 443 open to exch2003. And I want to be able to use webmail to access accounts on the new exch2007 box while I am in the coexistence phase.
            Last edited by benblank04; 17th October 2008, 19:30.

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            • #7
              Re: Coexistence phase question

              Originally posted by benblank04 View Post

              currently mail.domain.org is forwarded to my exch2003 box, shouldn't I be able to sign into a mailbox that has been moved to my exch2007 server?
              No.
              Exchange 2003 will not give you access to Exchange 2007 mailboxes.
              To co-exist, external traffic needs to be pointed at an Exchange 2007 server. Users access it on the /exchange URL and then Exchange will sort it out.
              I misread the question and thought that you had changed where the traffic arrives.

              However, that will only work if the Exchange 2007 server does not hold the Mailbox Role. If you have mailboxes on there and want a single point of entry then you will need to build a temporary CAS only server.

              This Technet article explains the co-existence scenarios that work.
              http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb885041.aspx



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              • #8
                Re: Coexistence phase question

                Originally posted by Sembee View Post
                No.
                Exchange 2003 will not give you access to Exchange 2007 mailboxes.
                To co-exist, external traffic needs to be pointed at an Exchange 2007 server. Users access it on the /exchange URL and then Exchange will sort it out.
                I misread the question and thought that you had changed where the traffic arrives.

                However, that will only work if the Exchange 2007 server does not hold the Mailbox Role. If you have mailboxes on there and want a single point of entry then you will need to build a temporary CAS only server.

                This Technet article explains the co-existence scenarios that work.
                http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb885041.aspx



                Simon.
                OK that makes sense, Thank you for the reply Simon.

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                • #9
                  Re: Coexistence phase question

                  Originally posted by benblank04 View Post

                  for my External URL I have http://mail.domain.org/exchange

                  for my Internal URL I have http://mail.domain.org/exchange
                  Just to add a bit to this. Your internal URL should https://servername/owa

                  If your Client Access server is Internet-facing, set the ExternalURL property on the Exchange ActiveSync and Outlook Web Access virtual directories by using the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell. The InternalURL property is configured automatically during the initial setup of Exchange 2007 and should rarely have to be changed.

                  LINK
                  cheers
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                  • #10
                    Re: Coexistence phase question

                    Originally posted by AndyJG247 View Post
                    Just to add a bit to this. Your internal URL should https://servername/owa

                    If your Client Access server is Internet-facing, set the ExternalURL property on the Exchange ActiveSync and Outlook Web Access virtual directories by using the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell. The InternalURL property is configured automatically during the initial setup of Exchange 2007 and should rarely have to be changed.

                    LINK
                    Not correct actually.
                    In a co-existence scenario you should point to the /exchange variant. That will allow both Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 mailboxes to be accessed. If you use the /owa variant then you can only access Exchange 2007 mailboxes.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Coexistence phase question

                      Won't the CAS server re-direct to the correct location depending on where the MB resides?
                      Shouldn't it remain as servername rather than mail.domain.org too?
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                      • #12
                        Re: Coexistence phase question

                        Redirection is something different.
                        If you have a plain CAS (ie no mailbox role) then redirection will be taking place.
                        If the CAS has the mailbox role then it will redirect to the other server's real name, which will cause a problem.
                        If you read the article that I posted to it explains how co-existence works and that you need to use both URLs.

                        Simon.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Coexistence phase question

                          I honestly didn't realise with both roles on the box that was required!
                          Thanks for the link.
                          cheers
                          Andy

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