RPC/HTTPs not again Exchange 2003

I am having a real peculiar RPC over HTTPS problem.  I have spent a good
deal of time looking things over and everything seems to be configured
correctly. I will list what I have done so far.  Exchange 2003 SP1 Windows
2003 SP1

First install the RPC over HTTPs module through add remove programs

Use the RPC/HTTPs tab on the server properties under System manager to
configure my single server as backend.  It did give me an error stating that
RPC/HTTPs would not work since I did not have a front end server, but
everyone seems to think this is normal.

Created a certificate for IIS issued to mail.odysseynetworking.com

Created an internal DNS zone named odysseynetworking.com for internal name
resolution to function properly.  AKA assigned private IP address A records
to my internet addresses.

Went over the regkeys for RPCproxy and valid port.  below is the values
Valid ports =
NSPI= "ncacn_http:6004"

I have installed the certificate chain on the test PC.

Configured Outlook 2003 running on Server 2003 SP1 to use
mail.odysseynetworking.com as its RPC proxy.  Configured the mutual
authentication as msstd:mail.odysseynetworking.com.  Set RPC proxy to be
used for fast and slow networks.

When I run the outlook /rpcdiag it will always connect with TCP/ip

When I run rpcping.exe with the following switches, I am prompted for a
password followed by:
Response from server received: 401
Client is not authorized to ping RPC proxy

E:\Program Files\Support Tools>rpcping -t ncacn_http -s
om -o RpcProxy=mail.odysseynetworking.com -P "administrator,odyssey,*" -H
2 -u 10 -a connect -F 3 -v 3 -E -R none

From the looks of things this should be a problem with a password or user
not existing.  I have tried with my personal account as well as the
administrator account.  I feel like there is a setting somewhere that says
not just how to setup RPC/HTTPs but also whether it is enabled or disabled
or something such as that.  It also goes without saying that it does not
work with outlook/rpcdiag either. If anyone can help please do.  To make
sure I am not crazy I have duplicated this setup on two servers, and the
result is the same on either.

I just hope it isn't some answer like the fix for this will be incorporated
into SP2.  The funny thing is at one point in time I had RPC/HTTP setup on
one of the exchange servers and it worked fine.  I may have forgoten
something I did it has been a long day.

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mrlullabyeAuthor Commented:
Wouldn't you know.  After going over all of these settings and taking a few minutes to write this post, I rebooted and it magically worked.  Well it wasn't exactly magic, Here is what I suspect happened.

When I copied the registry keys to create this email I noticed that each registy data had a single space at the end of the line, so I took those out.  I tested it after removing the reg keys, but it had no effect.  On reboot though it seems to have made a world and a half of difference.  Sorry for the chaos maybe it will help someone else out.

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