Solved

Exchange Outlook Web Access

Posted on 2007-04-11
4
235 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
What port has to be forwarded on the router to allow Outlook Web Access?
0
Comment
Question by:tstech248
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:LauraEHunterMVP
ID: 18891898
Do you mean solely for allowing incoming clients to connect to OWA from the outside world?  Assuming you have enabled SSL for your OWA servers (and please tell me you've done this), TCP 443.

If you are trying to configure communications between FE servers and your DCs/GCs, follow the recommendations in this article: http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/OWA_Exchange_Server_2003.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:tstech248
ID: 18894192
I cannot open 443 up on the router at this point. is it mandatory to open this to get OWA to work at any level?
0
 

Author Comment

by:tstech248
ID: 18894456
anyone this seems like it could be a simple question!
0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
LauraEHunterMVP earned 500 total points
ID: 18894799
If you were to open up a different port for incoming SSL traffic, you would need to instruct your clients to change the URL that they use to access OWA.  So instead of https://www.company.com/mail, they would need to enter https://www.company.com:444/mail, as an example - I don't have to tell you the kinds of help desk calls this would generate in an organization of even the smallest size.  You would also need to re-configure the OWA servers to accept incoming SSL traffic on the alternate port.

The choice to use non-standard ports for a web application is...sub-optimal, to say the least. (Read: "I wouldn't do it if you paid me.") My best advice would be to open 443 for incoming SSL and be done with it.
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

On a regular basis I get questions about slow RDP performance, RDP connection problems, strange errors and even BSOD, remote computers freezing or restarting after initiation of a remote session. In a lot of this cases the quick solutions made b…
Welcome to my series of short tips on migrations. Whilst based on Microsoft migrations the same principles can be applied to any type of migration. My first tip is around source server preparation. No migration is an easy migration, there is a…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to update 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

742 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question