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Publish Exchange 2003 OWA with SSL through ISA 2004

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Hello experts.
I have a single Exchange 2003 box I am attempting to publish OWA with SSL through ISA, I have followed the instructions M$ has to the letter and it fails from outside my network. If I go to https://<ServerName>/Exchange I am able to connect fine, I get an error saying the name does not match the SSL which I expected due to the URL in the browser not matching the SSL name.

I think I found the problem...according to this article - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/isa/2004/plan/digitalcertificates.mspx

It states in the properties of the publishing rule on the 'To' tab, the server name must match the name of the SSL. My problem is the SSL cert is named after my URL published for resolution to my OWA webserver and my internal nameing convention does not reflect the same. So, our users are trying to connect to https://www.<maildomain>.com and ISA is publishing this from the server <MailServer01>.<Location>.<InternalDomain>.com. This will cause a similar warning regarding the name of the SSL and ISA error's out and tells the user the page cannot be found.

Is anyone aware of a go around for this? I do not want to change the domain name we have been using for 5+ years and also changing the naming convention internally isn't a good option either. I also am not willing to publish the website without SSL.

Thanks for the assistance.
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