I have been running RPC over HTTP fine (without certificates) for the last two years on my standalone 2003 Server Standard w/Exchange 2003 Enterprise SP2. Last night my exchange server experienced some SMTP problems which required me to reinstall IIS and Exchange 2003. I restored the metabase files in IIS and followed microsoft's instructions to restore the server. Everyhthing works fine (OWA, ActiveSync) except for RPC/HTTP. I get a password prompt but cannot login in like I normally did with my domain/username and P/W when i am off and on the network.
To troubleshoot I uninstalled the HTTP/RPC service then reinstalled the component, configured the virtual directories security permission as advised, and configured the registry keys using the RPCNOFRONTEND utility. Also configure ESM with the appropriate settings - still no dice.
Been working on this for hours and am going nuts trying to figure out what i am missing...Any suggestion would be much appreciated! I got this working before..not sure what is blocking it from working again....