I am testing a migration of Exchange 2003 from a previously upgraded SBS 2003 ( now win 2003 Std via transition pack )
I need to remove the Domain controller from thi original exchange box so I am migrating the exchange to another temporary server, wiping the original box ( Exchange and BES server ), and reinstalling from scratch, and migrating the exchange back, and reinstall BES.
This is only for < 50 users.
I have a test lab and migrating the Exchange to the new Exchange server went fine except for OWA externally.
I then recreated the original server ( win 2003 STD, and exchange 2003 SP2 )and started migrating exchange to it.
Migrated 3 accounts, and tested OWA, and it does not work.
Router settings are OK, as this worked before on the same original IP, and I had mail working on the 2nd Exchange, with just port forwarding changes.
The problem is I do not even get a login prompt from the external users, although pinging works fine.
FF and IE say server network timeout or can not be found . Tried both http and https
Same on both servers.
IE does show connecting to the correct IP address on the status bar.
I have checked some similar situation on EE and MS
but I am not sure if it applies since all is OK internally.
Some stuff I have checked
I changed the Default Domain name in Access -authentification of the Exchange Virtual Server properties, since it had the shortname alias there.
I tried comparing the working server with the Lab setup, but there are strange reisdues form the SBS transition.
Anything I can check or try to fix this ?