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Exchange 2007 CAS having issues connecting to second CAS server

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Hi,

I have a single forest domain with 6 Exchange servers on the same vlan, and have a newly installed Exchange 2007 environment.  2 HUB/CAS, 2 Mailbox and 2 Edge servers.
When logging onto one of the CAS servers, I navigate to Server configuration > Client access. I get the error below when clicking on the other CAS server listed in the window.   The same applies when I log on to the other CAS server and perform the same actions.  I was reading the web and came across some posts about opening RPC ports because of Windows firewall being enabled.

I just wanted to add that If I tuen off the Windows firewall, this resolves the problem.    But I do not believe this is the correct solution.

Get-OabVirtualDirectory
Error: The task was not able to connect to IIS on the server xxxx. Ensure that the server exists and is reachable from this computer: The RPC server is unavailable

Get-OWAVirtualDirectory
Error: The task was not able to connect to IIS on the server xxxx. Ensure that the server exists and is reachable from this computer: The RPC server is unavailable.

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is exchane 2007 running on a windows 2008  ? if so which version ?
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We are running Windows 2008 SP 2 on all servers.
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by:adiloadilo
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make sure that the network type on all servers is private . also enable folder and printer sharing on the servers .
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Thanks for the suggestions.  I found the problem though.  During the installation of client access role, it would fail indicating that certain virtual directories could not be created because they already existed, even though I could not find them in IIS.  So I would just manually create these directories.  I could be wrong here, but there was more to the failure then just the virtual directories and certain windows firewall rules were not created as well.  To resolve this, I removed the virtual directories using the IIS Metabase Explorer tool.  Once I removed them from here, I was able to correctly install the client access role and all correct Windows firewall rules are now present.

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