Ugh... getting Exchange 2007 to work has not been fun for me, and if it wasn't for you experts, I'd have already unloaded several .45 rounds into the server. I have but on final problem left: using OWA without VPN. I'm getting the same problem as this fellow was having, although his solution isn't working for me:
Let's pretend that my exchange server is named "headache" and the domain name in question is "patheticpay.com"
When attempting to access OWA via the web browser with a VPN connection to the network, I can access it just fine using the old OWA address that worked with Exchange 2003: https://mail.patheticpay.com/exchange
However I notice that it immediately changes the URL in address bar to: https://headache.domain.local/owa
That works fine, because of the VPN connection... however... when using https://mail.patheticpay.com/exchange
without a VPN connection to the network, it immediately brings up a login box asking for name and password. After inputting them correctly, it does this again. So inputing it correctly a second time, the address bar immediately changes into https://headache.domain.local/owa
- and that won't work without VPN.
So I tried using the solution that jwmorgan77 said worked for him changing the internal OWA address (changing it from https://headache.domain.local/owa
in this example) but it causes a crazy error for me: the browser (if it's IE) starts to infinitely call on https://mail.patheticpay.com/exchange
until the ISA server bombs out and tells the browser it's making too many requests in too short a time... basically no go. Firefox says the browser is making a request that will never complete.
So the OWA works with VPN... but not without. Where do I begin my search to fix this last problem of mine?