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Remote Access to Email via Laptop

SeanNij
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Hi all, trust you are well.

General, kind of, point my in the right direction question this one, if i may!

We are running an SBS 2003 server, with a fixed IP address etc etc. I have a laptop that is currently connected to the domain via the network cable. Now, as much as I can enable offline folders and "take" my mail with me and docs etc, what I really want to do is be able to "work remotely".

So for example, I have a 3G card that allows me to connect to the internet when i take my laptop with me, but what i really want to do is connect to my server do that I'm still recieving my mail's as if i was phyically connected to the server. Is this scenario possible, can it also be used for access files that I might have on the server that are not "offline"?

Just a general nudge in the right direction please....

Thanks
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Hi nobus,

RPC over HTTPS would probably be your best bet.

Here are some details:
http://www.amset.info/exchange/rpc-http.asp

HTH,
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Jeff: Cant seem to see a link for "download the SBS Connection Manager" ?
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But you are on the Remote Web Workplace Main Menu?  Then you haven't run the Configure Remote Access wizard, which is item 3 on the ToDo List which completes your initial server installation and configuration.

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If email is your main objective, and especially email through your PDA you need 2 things - Outlook Web Access and Outlook Mobile Access, both can be enabled via the email and internet connection wizard. You will need to make sure the relevant ports are forwarded to the server via your firewall (ask if you need help with this)

You will then be able to go to https://yourstaticip/exchange to access your mail on any web enabled PC and https://yourstaticip/oma to access your mailbox on your gprs pda.

It's very simple to set up and really effectve.


For file access you need to look in the direction of Routing and Remote access - you can then VPN into the server and access files on the network - if you are using an ADSL connection with slow upload this could be somewhat sluggish.
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Since thie is a laptop that's a domain member, the VPN connection would be best.  OWA and OMA aren't really appropriate here although they would work... just wouldn't make sense considering that this laptop already has Outlook 2003 configured for the Exchange server already.

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