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Is it possible to change how the exchange server 2007 name is resolved?

Is it possible to change how the exchange server 2007 name is resolved?

I have a wildcard cert for companyname.net but th internal domain is .local.

I have tried through DNS entries to change how the client resolves the name and at least for ping it is working but on the email account page when I put in the server followed by .net and hit check name it always flips it back to a .local.

I also am not sure if I could just add another cert for the local and have the .net run for only external requests.
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thenoneCommented:
wildcard certs are made only for a particular domain for example you can use sub domains etc but you can't use a different domain name all together for that cert.
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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
The DNS entries should have fixed this problem, but look in your Exchange Management Console at the following location.  Server Config/Client Access/Outlook Web Access.  Right click the OWA(Default Web Site) VDir, and look at it's properties.  Try changing the internal URL to the .net name, and see if it helps.

You can only have one cert on a web site.
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thenoneCommented:
You can only have one cert on a web site --- I disagree, a wildcard cert allows multiple sites to run on the same cert as long as those domains are sub domains.
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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
You can probably have several sites to one cert, as you say.  But I can't think of any way you can configure one site to have several certs.
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thenoneCommented:
But I can't think of any way you can configure one site to have several certs. <<<< No you can't. Actually the way wild card is setup most of the time the certing company only wants you to install it on one machine not multiple machines.
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SembeeCommented:
It is pretty painful to change how it is resolved.
What you should have bought is an SAN certificate. That allows you to put different names in the certificate.
Another option would be multiple web sites (which is how I currently do it).
Finally you could change the URLs in the configuration of the server. When the client is internal it gets a lot of the information from the domain.

Simon.

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GaryHessAuthor Commented:
LeeDerbyshire,
I think you are on the right track.  I see a a differnet entry there but I need to change the default name / url that people connect to so that it serves up exchange.companyname.net instead of it's FQDN exchange.portalsolutions.local.
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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
Can your clients correctly connect to http://exchange.companyname.net/owa ?  Is the problem then that the address bar has changed to http://exchange.portalsolutions.local/owa ?  That is what I understand your problem to be, but I could be wrong :-)

If this is indeed the problem, then try changing both the internal and external URL values to http://exchange.companyname.net/owa (or https if you use it).
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GaryHessAuthor Commented:
OWA resolves to .net without issue.  It is when we are setting up the client with outlook 2007 that it is resolvomg to .local
On the page Microsoft Exchange Settings
in the Microsoft Exchange Server: exchange.portalsolutions.net always flips back to .local
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SembeeCommented:
Outlook always resolves back to the server's real name, which will be the .local version.
Even when you are using Outlook Anywhere the server name will show the server's real name.

Simon.

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