I've had this server running for about 6 weeks without any issues. Fri nite I rebooted to check for some files on the dual boot machine (XP) and during the restart into win2003 thats when the machine decided to really crap out on me. Lots of start up issues (Services not running), that I was able to correct most of them. My curent status is this: Webmail works, activesync to our iphones works, but outlook 2003 can not connect to the mailboxes. Note: I have a static IP for the server as well as the cable modem (Comcast business class)
I run outlook with the /RPCdiag switch and see the 'mail' item trying to connect, but it never connects. There are three directory items that say "Established' using https. But the mail flashes about 5-6times and then dissapears. Finally the error "The server is not available" comes up. By the way I'm testing this from a laptop that used to work, and happens to be located within the same network as the server (my home).
I will admit to not understanding DNS. (So any suggestions with this, please detail the steps)
My SSL certs have not been the same since the start and do list the domain and FQDN
All RPC tests, using telnet and ping work just fine. It's just some problem with outlook connecting.
Netdiag passed all but the 'DC list test' line item.
DCDiag also passed all items.