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Need Help Getting OMA to work

I have an exchange 2003 server (running on a backup domain controller)  The router for the network is a Linux firewall (Ubuntu) and dns is handled by the windows domain controllers.  The domain is example.internal but the users e-mail addresses are example.com.  webmail works just fine over https (port 80 goes to a linux web server, and the port 443 is sent directly to the exchange server)  I am trying to get Outlook Mobile Access working in order to allow my iphone, and the other users' pocket pcs/iphones/blackberries to sync calenders and contacts with the exchange server.  The current setup shows example.com/oma giving a server SERVERNAME cannot be found. I'm out of office right now, but I can post the actual error later.  What other details do you need to get this issue resolved ASAP?  I can't move the linux webservers website to windows in order to free up port 80, besides I'd rather have e-mail that uses SSL anyway. Thanks
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2003domainadminAuthor Commented:
This is the acutal error when visiting https://owa.example.com/oma

Unable to connect to your mailbox on server SERVERNAME. Please try again later. If the problem persists contact your administrator.
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StefanKittelCommented:
Hallo,

you only need port 443. so no need to harm the pinguin.
Have a look here: http://www.petri.co.il/test_oma_in_exchange_2003.htm

Whenever I configured OWA OMA works without anything to do.
Have a look at your IIS. maybe one of the sites has a wrong hostname. maybe you enter a FQN name there.

Stefan
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StefanKittelCommented:
Oh..

and see here: http://www.petri.co.il/configure_oma.htm

Stefan
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StefanKittelCommented:
and here you can test your server: https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/Default.aspx
Its from MS.

Stefan
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2003domainadminAuthor Commented:
The FQDN for the exchange server is exchange.example.internal but the outside world sees it as owa.example.com.  Will this matter?  OWA works, but OMA gives the error: "Unable to connect to your mailbox on server EXCH01. Please try again later. If the problem persists contact your administrator."
This error occurs with or without SSL, but SSL is the only way to access it via outside world as port 80 is for the linux web server.
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2003domainadminAuthor Commented:
I tried adjusting the SSL settings in IIS and now the following error occurs for https://oma.example.com/oma (oma and owa are both DNS CNAMEs to the same place, so that port 80 requests to those subdomains are redirected by the linus server to https://owa.example.com)

Eorror I now receive when logging into OMA via firefox 3.0: Item no longer exists. The item you are attempting to access may have been deleted or moved.
Home
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2003domainadminAuthor Commented:
OK after browsing around, I decided to test to see if the domain administrator can use OMA, and after creatng a mailbox for the Domain Admin account, I found out that it works.  What can I do to get regular users to have a working OMA?
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2003domainadminAuthor Commented:
I've tried adding the regular user to the Domain Admins group and the error still occurs.
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2003domainadminAuthor Commented:
I have OMA working in firefox, but not on my iphone.  How can I fix this?  The error the phone gives is:
Cannot Get Mail
The conection to the server failed
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2003domainadminAuthor Commented:
Here is the response from the testexchangeconnectivity site
Sys.WebForms.PageRequestManagerServerErrorException: Exception Details: Message: More than a single test has been run in the last minute for domain owa.ryujinstemple.com, please try again later Type: System.Exception Stack Trace: at Microsoft.Exchange.Tools.ExRca.Website.Default.ThrowIfDomainThrottled(String domainName) at Microsoft.Exchange.Tools.ExRca.Website.Default.testSelectWizard_ActiveStepChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e) at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Wizard.OnActiveStepChanged(Object source, EventArgs e) at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Wizard.MultiViewActiveViewChanged(Object source, EventArgs e) at System.Web.UI.WebControls.MultiView.OnActiveViewChanged(EventArgs e) at System.Web.UI.WebControls.MultiView.set_ActiveViewIndex(Int32 value) at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Wizard.set_ActiveStepIndex(Int32 value) at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Wizard.OnBubbleEvent(Object source, EventArgs e) at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Wizard.WizardChildTable.OnBubbleEvent(Object source, EventArgs args) at System.Web.UI.Control.RaiseBubbleEvent(Object source, EventArgs args) at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.OnCommand(CommandEventArgs e) at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument) at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.System.Web.UI.IPostBackEventHandler.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument) at System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(IPostBackEventHandler sourceControl, String eventArgument) at System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(NameValueCollection postData) at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) 

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2003domainadminAuthor Commented:
Ok I had OMA working, but then OWA was broken.  I changed the settings back in order to fix OWA (more important than OMA) but now OWA would login but it wouldnt show messages sent to it via outside or inside the exchange network.
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2003domainadminAuthor Commented:
OK. Now both OMA and OWA are working, but the OWA login form with our company's nice usage warning no longer works, because form based authentication had to be disabled for OMA.  Anyway to fix this?
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JohnGerhardtCommented:
Hi 2003domainadmin,
The trouble is active sync doesnt like forms based auth.. You need to create a seperate virutla directory for either OWA or OMA.
You will find a nice guide from petri here:
http://www.petri.co.il/problems_with_forms_based_authentication_and_ssl_in_activesync.htm
I hope this helps..
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2003domainadminAuthor Commented:
Couldn't get both to work.  Only the original VD works, but I just left the forms off.
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