Microsoft exchange 2003 over WAN

Posted on 2007-10-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
Here is my problem. I created an Exchange 2003 server on my network. We have remote users that work out of their homes that need access to this server but not through VPN just over the internet but not using the web interface. Is there a way to connect my users to exchange using the Outlook client on their PC without connecting to a VPN?

Question by:flack1234
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    Accepted Solution

    Hello flack1234,

    Exchange supports IMAP so you could configure the email client to use that.


    Author Comment

    If i use IMAP, can i still use all the features of exchange like calendar sharing, folder sharing?

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    Expert Comment

    You could (this would be a security hole) but enable RPC over SSL for them. And allow the firewall to pass the ports thru for RPC.
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    Expert Comment

    No IMAP only supports email.

    The only way to use the full exchange features is to :-

    1) Use the outlook web interface.
    2) Use a VPN of some sort (A SSL VPN wont require any client software ot specific configuration to be made)
    3) Forward the RPC ports in your firewall as previously suggested. This is definetly not recommended for security reasons though.
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    Expert Comment

    lets just say..  why not just get a big rock and start hitting your head with it?    you will just get lots of trouble calls...

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