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    Hi everyone.

    im running exchange 2007 on windows 2k8 SBS server.
    the exchange working great inside and outside the network no problem, a few days ago one of my users decided to bring a new laptop and we set the account up on his laptop with outlook, as you can imaging it is working good when he leave the network the account stop working and will not let him check his email. (I change the setting to the outside wan setting and it working from the outside and not inside the network) anyhow the Exchange Anywhere service was disable I activate it but here is the problem,

    we do not have a SSL certificate for the server on the top of it the hosting for out domain and website done on 3rd party hosting which has a different ip then our server.

    My question is it possible to host the website on a different server and still use the exchange anywhere services or the website must be host on the exchange.

    the domain name for the exchange is the same as the website domain.
    also right now in order to use the OWA service I need to use the ip address\owa otherwise it will not bring anything up.

    IF you need more information please let me know. im going to get the SSL cert for the server but im still not sure what changes I need to make at the DNS level in order to make it work.

    Any advice will be welcome. Thank you.

  • #2
    Re: exchange anywhere

    Perfectly possible to use Outlook Anywhere with the web site hosted elsewhere. You do need an SSL certificate, Outlook Anywhere doesn't work without one.

    As this is SBS, it prefers to use remote.example.com - therefore you need to ensure that host name resolves to your external IP address. I would also ensure that autodiscover.example.com resolves there as well.

    Then do the SSL request through Exchange 2007, before enabling it through SBS.

    http://exchange.sembee.info/2007/install/sbs2008ssl.asp

    It is important that you do it that way to ensure that everything works correctly with SBS.

    The same SSL certificate will work for OWA and ActiveSync.

    Simon.
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    • #3
      Re: exchange anywhere

      Thanks, I appreciate the help.

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      • #4
        Re: exchange anywhere

        ok I follow the instructions on how to - I have now 2 issues
        one is the Microsoft RCP over HTTP test will fail because it can not find the hXXps://domain.com second is every time you open outlook it will say that the name of the server is not on the certificate

        I got a uc cert

        with the following

        mail.domain.com
        remote.domain.com
        autodiscover.domain.com

        Any idea is welcome

        Thank you

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        • #5
          Re: exchange anywhere

          Autodiscover will try and use a number of URLs, one of which is the root of the domain. That error can be ignored as the process should cotninue.
          However it can sometimes get confused if there is a web site on the root of the domain wiht an SSL certificate installed, particularly if this web site is using certain control panels that have autodiscover on them. You would need to speak to your external web site host about that.

          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/

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          • #6
            Re: exchange anywhere

            Originally posted by Sembee View Post
            Autodiscover will try and use a number of URLs, one of which is the root of the domain. That error can be ignored as the process should cotninue.
            However it can sometimes get confused if there is a web site on the root of the domain wiht an SSL certificate installed, particularly if this web site is using certain control panels that have autodiscover on them. You would need to speak to your external web site host about that.

            Simon.
            they do not have any SSL or HTTPS on it if browse to hXXps://domain.com it comes up as "this page cannot be display"

            Also how do I get rid of the message the comes up every time I open outlook it say the certificate do not include the name? I try to add the server name and the servername.local to the cert but it will not allow it since it is not fully qualified domain name. Any suggestions ? Thanks

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            • #7
              Re: exchange anywhere

              When you get the error about the certificate, you should have an option to view the certificate. See what that says - it should tell you what host name it is trying to access.

              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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