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  • RPC over HTTPS issue

    Dear All,


    HI my problem idoes look like the toughest on this earth,I have just configured my server to use RPC over HTTPS utility from microsoft exchnage server 2003.

    no my setup goes like..

    1.exchange server 2003 sp1 on windows server 2003 standard sp2

    2.Windows Domain controler sp2 as DC/GC

    3. clients with XP sp3.

    I have installed self signed Certificate server by microsoft installed on exchange server only,certificate is issued to email.xyz.com external FQDNS by email.abc.net internal FQDNS for CA server.



    Now OWA working fine with SSL and outlook wokr fine when on TCP/IP,but when itry to use RPC over HTTPS from out side network on my outllok client it says exchnage server not awailable,though it tries connection from HTTPS but could not make it.

    Can any one solve this issue of mine..plz i will be more than thnakfull to you,Petri can you help ????


    Many thanks in adwance
    Rahul

  • #2
    Re: RPC over HTTPS issue

    A commercial SSL certificate (godaddy.com) that works pretty much OOB costs $30 for a year
    How much is your time worth to fiddle with an unsupported alternative?
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: RPC over HTTPS issue

      Hi Tom,

      Yeah sure i will try to use commercial SSL certificate,but my problem is that i just want to know what went wrong.I was just curious to know that where did i miss on the configuration side.

      I have read almost all the docs awailable on the internet but still on the square one.

      And when there is a utility provided by microsoft it should work is not it.

      But any ways i appreciate you responded on this,i graetly do.

      Thanks and regards
      Rahul

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      • #4
        Re: RPC over HTTPS issue

        Have you checked out this post on the main forum:
        http://www.petri.com/how-can-i-confi...r-scenario.htm

        I've configured RPC/HTTPS with a commercial certificate lots of times and never had any issues
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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        • #5
          Re: RPC over HTTPS issue

          Hi Tom,

          I have checked that doucment,basicaly i have done that RPC over HTTPS configuration by the help of that document bye Petri ,only diffrence is that i used Microsoft Certificate server.

          can you help on this,plsssss


          Thanks And Regards
          Rahul

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          • #6
            Re: RPC over HTTPS issue

            Originally posted by rahulg View Post
            Hi Tom,

            I have checked that doucment,basicaly i have done that RPC over HTTPS configuration by the help of that document bye Petri ,only diffrence is that i used Microsoft Certificate server.

            can you help on this,plsssss


            Thanks And Regards
            Rahul
            That is the root of your problem. As already said use a certificate from a TRUSTED CA. If you decide to use self signed certs you must install them client side as Outlook will fail to connect and will prompt repeatedly for credentials as it doesnt handle SSL very well natively. The cerficate you are using for OWA can be used for the RPC virtual directory in IIS. I tend to apply SSL on the default website and thus all virtual directorys underneath must be accessed using SSL. Additionally the following website should help to test your RPC over HTTP(s) configuration and give you an indication of where you may be going wrong.

            https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/
            Last edited by scurlaruntings; 12th August 2010, 22:11.

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            • #7
              Re: RPC over HTTPS issue

              I think Exchange Server 2003 needs the SP updated as well.
              http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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              • #8
                Re: RPC over HTTPS issue

                Exchange 2003 SP2 is required here, as there was a change in the behaviour of RPC over HTTPS with that release. You should then run Microsoft Update to get the post SP2 updates for Exchange.

                I can configure RPC over HTTPS on Exchange 2003 in less than 30 minutes when using a commercial certificate. Anything else and you are looking at some hours. At my hourly rate, it doesn't take very long before a commercial SSL certificate is cheaper, and also looks more professional.

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