Need help with OWA, Remote, Exchange Small Business server 2003 R2 Premium w/ ISA 2004
Posted on 2007-07-20
I just recently purchased a server with Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium with ISA 2004 on it and I am having trouble getting the internet features working right. This is the only server and I guess the setup would be typical for a small business. I do have 3 NIC's installed, but I can't get things working with just 2 of them. If I could set it up as a 3 -leg perimiter I want to do that even though all the services are in that one box. I will settle for it working with just two NIC's if someone could help me out.
I have one NIC for External and one for the LAN. I have ran the Internet connection wizard multiple times, and I have been able to get access to the internet from the CLient and server. It seemed to have set up alot of the ISA routes and rules too. Windows updates seem to work as well. My first big problem is I cannot access OWA or Remote webservice from the Internet. Locally both sites work fine. I have registered the correct MX record with domain registrar as well. I also have purchased a server certificate from a trusted authority too. What do I need to check and make sure I have set right for the web request to pass through ISA and on to IIS? using SSL as well I suppose. Do I need to set up an A host record as well with my domain registrar?
My second big issue is with Exchange server 2003. I have somehow got it partially working. I have been able to recieve email, but I haven't been able to send to a good bit of domains. AOL, peoplpc, and even hotmail have kicked back emails. Someone tried sending an email through the web interface of their peoplepc account and i kicked back saying couldnt start TLS. Sending and recieving emails at this point seems random. I am new to all of this and using a "smart host" seems like a good idea in case our server goes down that we can still get our emails. I just don't really know what all is involved in setting that up. I have added my current mail server as a smart host and even tried the mail server with my isp, but I can't be sure it is doing anything. If anything I am guessing exchange was sending my emails to those servers for DNS queries. Is there anyone that may could baby step me through all of this set up?
In conclusion, I need OWA and Remote web services running over the internet. I also need Exchange setup to send email without getting kicked back. I would like to use a smart host incase my server is down or if I need it to make emails get to people on aol etc. I may also need to expose another webservice, but hopefully if the OWA and remote services work that will work just as easy. Maybe DNS config problems? or ISA issues?
Any help will be appreciated. I am new the server business and to this site, so bearwith me.