Solved

Setting up OWA for new Exchange 2007

Posted on 2008-10-21
2
994 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi,

I've just installed Exchange 2007 on an existing Exchange 2003 environment. There is also an existing OWA 2003. I'm trying to setup OWA on the 2007 server but am having a bit of trouble. I want users to use the same address as before (http://email.domain.com) to reach it. What do I need to do? I set the External URL in the Client Access properties for OWA 2007 but it's still reaching the old OWA. I have also change my DNS record. Is there something else I need to do? Help a newbie out. Thanks in advanced!

-D
0
Comment
Question by:draylan
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
Bertling earned 250 total points
ID: 22770908
ok. as soon as you install a client access server role in excahnge 2007 you will use this servet to connect to users on the older 2003 exchange server and the new 2007 mailbox server

first you need to install the client access server as you have done. Install any SSL certs if you have any.

on the firewall change the NAT rule to point to the new 2007 client access server or port forward to this server.

you dont need to change any thing in the internal DNS or the external DNS

you just need a dns name that points to the external ip address of the client access server.

no lets say your external dns name is owa.externaldomain.com

if you still have users on the old exchange 2003 server you would ask them to access their mailbox using this link: https://owa.externaldomain.com/exchange
This will open their mailbox on the 2003 exchange server and they will see OWA like they did in 2003

for all the users who have already been moved over to the new 2007 exchange server you would advise them to use https://owa.externaldomain.com/owa
Now this will let them open their mailboxes on the 2007 exchange server and view the new version of owa which looks like outlook 2007.

the old exchange 2003 OWA server is no longerneeded.

you objective once this is working is to move as many users as you can to the new 2007 exchange server then advise the users to use the /OWA link instead of the /exchange link.

once this is done from then on they will use /owa and all will work fine
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:draylan
ID: 31508478
Great response! Got it to work perfectly. Much appreciated!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Following basic email etiquette rules will help you write a professional email and achieve a good, lasting impression with your contacts.
This article lists the top 5 free OST to PST Converter Tools. These tools save a lot of time for users when they want to convert OST to PST after their exchange server is no longer available or some other critical issue with exchange server or impor…
In this video we show how to create an Address List in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Organization >> Ad…
To show how to create a transport rule in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Rules tab.:  To cr…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question