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How to View OWA inside the netowork having SSL on the Outside.

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How to view OWA inside the network having ssl on the outside.
I can view the OWA from the Outside but how do I have the website from the inside go to the outside.  So when some on from the inside can just type https://owamail.exchange-server.com/exchweb It will go to the outside to fine the website.
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I assume this server is inside your network. Since you have exchange I am going to assume you have dns running.  Just add an entry for your address into your internal dns so it will resolve to the servers internal Ip address
You could also create a firewall rule/route on your gateway firewall that says (depending on your firewall):
from internal network to external IP of mail server use internal IP of mailserver

Sonicwalls auto-create this rule when you use the public server wizard, but i have done it on my ciscos as well and it works without having to change DNS.
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You need a split DNS system.
http://www.amset.info/netadmin/split-dns.asp
This will allow the name to resolve to the internal IP address of the server when you are inside. As it doesn't require rules on the firewall that solution will work no matter what you are using to protect the server from the internet.

Simon.

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When typeing my internal web site to access OWA http://server-name/exchweb.  it ask me to
Please try the following:
Type https:// at the begining of the address you are attempting to reach and press ENTER.

I do this but nothing happends.  
what version of exchange is this?  does nothing happen at all or does it give you a prompt about a certificate mismatch or does it pull up a 403 error?
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/exchweb is not the directory for Exchange, it is /exchange.
The /exchweb contains OWA components only.

Simon.

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I try both /exchweb and /exchange .  yes a get a 403 error when i try to logon to the page. yes the form logon page is on.

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Ok it know work inside but not outside.  What is the issues.now.

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When I try to logon to the exchange site outside the network.  The form lonin page comes up.  But when  I put in my user name and password and press enter it gives me The webpage cannot be found.

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When on try to log in the the owa page outside of the network i get to the form page where I can put my  User name and password. I put in my user name and password and then it gives me an error that webpage can not be found. and HTTP 400 Bad Request.   Please let me know how to get the web from the outside to work.

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When to Microsoft and they gave me this.  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920862  it work  Now both outside and inside work.
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