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Cannot connect to OWA from behind firewall

Posted on 2008-06-11
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Hi,

I have setup a DNS rule so that owa.hallidays.co.uk points to the correct IP and then setup a rule in our firewall which accepts all internet traffic from this address. That traffic is then allowed only through ports 80 and 443 to our exchange, the rest is dropped.

I have a default installation of exchange 2007 which means that to connect to owa i have to use https://hostname/owa - this works fine.

The problem is i cannot figure out how to get the traffic being directed to the exchange the automatically connect to that page?

Any info
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Does it connect when you use owa.hallidays.co.uk/owa?
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Actually, i was able to connect to your owa using that. so, you either have to educate your users on that, or make the OWA virtual directory the default in IIS.
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by:Hallidays
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Im an idiot, i was trying to connect from the inside of our network. How silly.

Thanks
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No worries! You should be able to create a DNS entry for owa.hallidays.co.uk that points to the internal IP so that your users dont have to have seperate shortcuts whether they are internal or not.
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