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Exchange 2007 HMC - RPC over HTTP


I am currently setting up a test HMC enviroment for a future deployment. The webmail works flawlessly and so does direct TCP/IP outlook connection, however my RPC over HTTP connection does not seem to work. When I try and force rpc over HTTP to work by blocking all ports but 80, 443 and 25 as shown here: http://www.petri.co.il/configure_outlook_2003_to_use_rpc_over_http.htm it fails. Out look anywhere IS enabled on the server. My first question is, where do I point the client, to the CAS server or the Mailbox server? I tried both, neither work. I do not see any errors in any servers event logs. When I run outlook.exe /rpcdiag it simply fails to connect. I am using an exchange 2007 client for testing. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.  Also my test lab closely follows microsofts http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc501367.aspx
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Satya Pathak


What is the certificate that you have on the Exchange Server?
Which URL is the certificate issued to?
It should be issued to the URL that you have enabled Outlook Anywhere for.... i.e. if you have set the Outlook Anywhere URL as mail.domain.com then the certificate should be issued to mail.domain.com

If you are using the default internal self signed certificate, then I would recommed you either get a 3rd party certificate for Exchange or if this is a test environment only for testing, install Certificate Services on the Exchange Server and then get a internal certificate issued.

Also you will need to install the Root Certificate on the client machine in case you are using an internal certificate.

If your test environment is exposed to the internet, then run a test at https://testexchangeconnectivity.com and post the results.

Let us know how it goes.

I am trying to go through http://www.exchange-genie.com/2007/07/exchange-2007-autodiscover-service-part-1/ when I get I try Test-OutlookWebServices  I get 2 partial error messages, and neither of them complete thee message. They both trail off into .... so I cannot accurately troubleshoot them. I have tried extending the window size (that helped a lot but most of the message is still cutoff) I tried outputting to a text document (that showed teh samething as the cmd windows). The error messge ID is

1013 Error When contacting https://excas01.america.org/autodiscover/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml received    the error The...


1006 Error Failed to contact AutoDiscover

Any ideas?
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Walt Forbes


                   The server I am suppose to install should be on the CAS server correct?