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  • Problem with OWA Externally

    Hi all

    I am configuring OWA with self signed cert. And I cannot make it work externally, it works perfectly fine internally. I believe it should work with Self-Cert as well.
    When I tried to connect https://server.domain.com/owa from outside the network, I did not get any error message such as 404... it is just "cannot display the webpage".
    Where should I start troubleshooting?
    Any help/comment would be appreciated

    Cheers

  • #2
    Re: Problem with OWA Externally

    If it can't display the page have you setup a DNS record for it? Can you ping the name of the server "server.domain.com" or whatever the cert is?
    How is it being published? Have you checked firewall rules?

    There isn't really a good reason not to buy a public cert, they are really cheap nowadays. If you use self signed then you need to make sure you have the root cert installed on every device that wants to access it.
    cheers
    Andy

    Please read this before you post:


    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    • #3
      Re: Problem with OWA Externally

      Also be aware that the self generated certificate is not supported for use with Outlook Anywhere and Exchange ActiveSync. Self generated certificates are a waste of time in my opinion.

      I wrote this for Exchange 2003 but it is valid for Exchange 2007: http://www.sembee.co.uk/archive/2006/03/05/9.aspx

      To get a certificate on to Exchange 2007 you need to follow a careful procedure, which I have outlined here: http://www.sembee.co.uk/archive/2008/05/30/78.aspx

      Simon.
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      Simon Butler
      Exchange MVP

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      • #4
        Re: Problem with OWA Externally

        Thank you Andy and Simon

        I did think of getting a commercial SSL. While I wait for my manger coming back from his business trip, I would take this task (OWA with Self cert) as a challenge. As Simon mentioned it is a wast of time, so I think I'd better look to get a commercial one.
        Would godaddy give us all we need to configure our Exchange environment such OWA, EAS, Outlook Anywhere.and autodiscover?

        Cheers
        Last edited by vdz; 7th December 2008, 12:32.

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        • #5
          Re: Problem with OWA Externally

          The GoDaddy certificates are fine for Exchange 2007. I use them on all of my deployments and at home on my home system.

          Simon.
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          Simon Butler
          Exchange MVP

          Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
          More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
          Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
          In the UK? Hire me: http://www.sembee.co.uk/

          Sembee is a registered trademark, used here with permission.

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          • #6
            Re: Problem with OWA Externally

            Thank you Simon.
            I am contacting with Goddady. Let's see how I go.

            Cheers

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