How to add second IP address to Exchange MESA
Posted on 2006-05-08
I want to add a second IP address for Exchange to listen to.
I have a two node active/passive cluster, running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 32-bit and Exchange Server Enterprise 2003.
I have a wildcard certificate for my domain (*.mydomain.com), and everything works perfectly except for ActiveSync on my phone. This is because Windows Mobile 5.0 ActiveSync doesn't understand wildcard certificates.
To get around this problem I have created a new Certificate Authority on my PDC and issued a new certificate to a new HTTP virtual server. Having installed the root certificate in my phone I can access OWA on port 444 with no problems and no security warnings.
The problem is that ActiveSync doesn't allow you to use anything other than port 443 for ssl connections. As 443 is already in use for the wildcard certificate from a "real" third-party CA, I can't listen on port 443 on the exchange ip address.
To get around this, I have created a new IP & Network Name resources in the Cluster Administrator, and told IIS to listen on 443 on the new IP Address.
IIS seems to remember these new IP addresses when falling over, but I cannot set them in Exchange System Manager - which is where I would prefer to set them.
Is it possible to add the new IP Address to the list of possible IP Addresses in Exchange System Manager?