RPC over HTTP with outlook 2007 and SBS 2003 SP2

I'm trying without sucess to create connection between client and the server.

I have a third party ssl,
I have followed numerous instructions
all the registry entries seem to be ok

using https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/
failed at
Attempting to Ping RPC Proxy mail.fortuna.co.fk
  Cannot ping RPC Proxy
 Additional Details
  A Web Exception occured because an HTTP 401 - Unauthorized response was received from IIS6  
any directions please my hair has gone.
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Girish_2500Connect With a Mentor Commented:
What is the status code under IIS logs for Rpc_data_in and RPC_data_out  in IIS logfiles.?

Do you have sharepoint services running on the same server ?
Any specific event IDs under application log or System log.?
Few things you can check:
1)telnet <exchange server name > 6001
telnet <exchange server name > 6002
telnet <exchange server name> 6004
netstat -ano find what Process is listening to 6001,6002,6004 under task manager.
certificate should be issued to: mail.fortuna.co.fk
https://mail.fortuna.co.fk/rpc/rpcproxy.dll should be accessible from internet.
5)authentication on Default web site should be "allow anonynmous access"
authentication on "RPC virtual directory should be "Basic" if you are not using NTLM for Rpc over HTTP;
Hello FalklandsIT,

Just rerun the CEICW (connect to the internet wizard), install the cert with the instructions you got.
Then follow this guide:


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FalklandsITAuthor Commented:
1) seemed to work got ncacn_http/1.0
2)unable to see thoose ports listed when on server
3)it is
4)it is once i enter username and password
5)set up ok
FalklandsITAuthor Commented:
certificate all loaded ok.

site:   https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/ gives the following
 Attempting to Resolve the host name mail.fortuna.co.fk in DNS.
 Host successfully Resolved
Additional Details
 IP(s) returned:

Testing TCP Port 443 on host mail.fortuna.co.fk to ensure it is listening/open.
 The port was opened successfully.

Testing SSL Certificate for validity.
 The certificate passed all validation requirements.
Test Steps
 Validating certificate name
 Successfully validated the certificate name
Additional Details
 Found hostname mail.fortuna.co.fk in Certificate Subject Common name

Validating certificate trust
 Certificate is trusted and all certificates are present in chain
Additional Details
 The Certificate chain has be validated up to a trusted root. Root = CN=UTN - DATACorp SGC, OU=http://www.usertrust.com, O=The USERTRUST Network, L=Salt Lake City, S=UT, C=US

Testing certificate date to ensure validity
 Date Validation passed. The certificate is not expired.
Additional Details
 Certificate is valid: NotBefore = 5/11/2009 5:00:00 PM, NotAfter = 8/10/2009 4:59:59 PM

Testing Http Authentication Methods for URL https://mail.fortuna.co.fk/rpc/rpcproxy.dll
 Http Authentication Methods are correct
Additional Details
 Found all expected authentication methods and no disallowed methods. Methods Found: Basic

Testing SSL mutual authentication with RPC Proxy server
 Successfully verified Mutual Authentication
Additional Details
 Certificate common name mail.fortuna.co.fk matches msstd:mail.fortuna.co.fk

Attempting to Ping RPC Proxy mail.fortuna.co.fk
 Cannot ping RPC Proxy
Additional Details
 A Web Exception occured because an HTTP 401 - Unauthorized response was received from IIS6
FalklandsITAuthor Commented:
Many thanks, will continue to look into that but other priorities have just emerged, so migght be a couple of days
FalklandsITAuthor Commented:
Pointed me in the right dierection thanks
We have the same issue with our server.

Cannot ping RPC Proxy
Additional Details
A Web Exception occured because an HTTP 401 - Unauthorized response was received from IIS6

Did you ever get this resolved? Accepted answer was a couple links and questions but there was never a follow up response listing what the resolution was?

Your response would be GREATLY appreciated!  

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