RPC over HTTP setup fails
Posted on 2008-10-29
I have found several articles outlining the "How-To RPC over HTTP" but none for a multi server environment. I have tried to improvise on the instructions but have failed to achieve my goal.
My goal of setting up RPC over HTTP is to have my users gain access to the Microsoft Exchange Server, VIA Outlook 2003. I have set this up on other Windows 2003 SBS servers through the use of Wizards, but do not have the luxury of the wizards on a Standard Edition Server.
I have the following servers & their roles;
1) PDC - Windows 2003 Standard Edition.
2) BDC Windows 2000 Advanced Server
3) Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition
4) File Server, Windows 2000 Enterprise Edition
5) SQL Server, Windows 2000 Enterprise Edition
I have no idea what difference it makes, having multiple servers while setting up RPC over HTTP, but I suspect that is what is causing my setup to fail.
I am aware of settings that need to change in Outlook under "More Settings" - "Connection" - "Connect to my Exchange Mailbox using HTTP", once I have successfully configured RPC over HTTP. I keep checking Outlook Connection Status VIA "hold down the "CTRL" key, right click on Outlook icon down on system tray (by clock) and choose "Connection Status...." from the popup" look in "Conn" column, if it says HTTP, you're good to go, Mine always says TCP/IP, not good to go!