Oulook setup to return proper FQDN for Exchange

When I setup exchange on my outlook client I want the place where you type in the exchange server to be the FQDN on my mail server from the internet.  This way I can use cached mode and connect to my exchange server from the internet instead of having to be on the lan.

When I type in my external mail dot com it resolves back to the local name for my server plus my local domain (windows) as a suffix.  I put another zone in my dns for my external dot com and created the appropriate records to mimic what the internet would do except I used my local IP address instead of my external IP address that I used on my register.com DNS setup to point mail to my server.

I would like in the outlook setup when I press the "Check Name" button to resolve mail.(domain).com external address instead of (servername).(domain).local local address.  How do I do this?

Thank you in advance,
Jason
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ExchgenConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Ohhh...

Refer this;

How to configure RPC over HTTP in Exchange Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833401/en-us

Raghu
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ExchgenCommented:
Jason,

I feel what you are talking about is by design, since RPC over HTTP works pretty well and it works on windows credentials. Hence it resolves to mail.ADdomain.local which is the true identity available with the closest dc/gc and DNS it queries when trying a check name.

You did try and create a new zone for .com, but i guess the server is still resolving to .local as its the primary associated account.

Why not delete it and flush DNS entries and force it to resolve (internally) to mail.domain.com?

I will try and get you more details in case i get any.

Raghu

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jasonsloganAuthor Commented:
I've never used rpc over http.  How would I set that up on my laptop so I could connect outlook to my exchange server at work from the internet?

That's really my goal.  So may the rpc over http will do it for me...

Jason
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jasonsloganAuthor Commented:
The kb article talks about service pack 1 but I have 2 do you think that will be an issue?
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