Exchange 2007 DNS for OWA

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I am just beginning to test exchange 2007.  In order to access email via OWA, I would type in https://ExchangerServer/OWA and it works just fine. My question is, how do you translate https://ExchangeServer/OWA to something like
I have created a host record in DNS server that translates DNS name above to Exchange Server's IP address but that still doesn't do. In other words, I should be able to hit OWA by typing https://IP address of exchanger serrver. Perhaps something to do with IIS in Client. Access Role server? Your suggestion of what I'm missing here is very much appreciated.

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If OWA works with https://servername/owa you don't need to do anything else on your exchange server. Here is what you need to do:

On your firewall set up a rule to forward or NAT an Internet IP to your exchange server for ports 80 and 443.
Create an External DNS record for (or whatever you want it to be) and set it to the IP you used above.

That's it.
Well there are a few things you need to set up. You need to configure you Exchange Server and you DNS Server. Also you Router or RAS if you haven't already opened the neccessary ports.
  You need to configure you external Address in the Exchange Management Connsole.
     Server Config --> Client Access
     OWA under the Outlook Web Access Tab
     Right Click on OWA and select Properties
  Under the General Tab of the Properties Page
  Enter under External URL:

  You need to set up external pointers.  Host(A) and Alias(CNAME) in you dns server.
     mail   Host(A)             IPAddress (IPv4)
     owa  Alias(CNAME)

  https - 443

Is this what you are looking for?
(How to Simplify the Outlook Web Access URL)

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