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Here is my setup. I have a DC controller and a exchange server on my network. Until now, I have always ran exchange on my dc. I just purchased another server and I have started from scratch. I have windows 2003 Enterprise running as my dc. I have a seperate server running windows 2003 server, but it is just joined to the domain. This is the server I have exchange installed on. I added exchange sytem manager on my dc and have added 1 email account to start of with. The problem I am having is I can not log onto the web access. It keeps rejecting my username and password. IIS is working because i get a page not displayed error when trying to access the default web site without the /exchange after it. I have sent an email from an outside address to the exchange address and so far I have not gotten a bounce back, but can not check the mail to see if it has arrived. Does anyone see anything wrong with my setup?
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"I added exchange system manager on my dc and have added 1 email account to start of with"

So, when you created this user account - did it get stamped with an email address - can you see that mailbox listed in Exchange System Manager

"The problem I am having is I can not log onto the web access. It keeps rejecting my username and password IIS is working because i get a page not displayed error when trying to access the default web site without the /exchange after it"
Exchange has to be accessed on OWA using http://exchangeserver/exchange (unless you have done redirection at IIS level - which i do not think you might have done)

Please check if by working http://exchangeserver/exchange - are you able to logon on the mailbox.?




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by:GTPD22
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I figured out why I could not log on. I had to login as domainname\user. I did not have to do that on my last exchange install.

Now the issue is, I can send mail from this account, but I can not receive. I have tried several mail tests and they see the mx record, but can not connect to my mail server. I do have a pix in between the internet and the servers. I have not made any changes to it and it worked fine prior to reinstalling exchange.
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Why not see a simple telnet test and check if your Exchange server is able to receive emails ?
Also, try sending a simple self test email - check if Exchange can show you that email in your inbox.
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by:GTPD22
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With the way my pix is setup I can not "go out and back in" I can telnet from inside to my exchange box. I can also send to and receive from a .local account.
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  1. Sending to yourself internally works fine - this means Exchange is working good.
  2. You can send emails outside - this means SMTP works fine with DNS.
  3. You cannot receive emails from outside - first doubt would be on PIX.
  4. Check if PIX doesn't have any rule to block emails for your Exchange IP Address.
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Stupid me. I forgot that I kept the hostname the same on the exchange box, but I changed the IP address. I looked at the PIX and it was pointing to the wrong IP. Thanks for opening my eyes
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