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Configuring Outlook (2010) Anywhere

Hello everybody,

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1. Server is an Windows Server 2008 R2 with Exchange Server 2010 running. OWA and Outlook Anywhere are enabled. It's configured to be accessable from outside via http(s)://outlook.companyname.com
2. Client is a new off-site Windows 7 client with Outlook 2010 installed.
3. User XYZ is enabled to use OWA and Outlook Anywhere and used both successfully on an old computer already.

Now my question is: is it possible to have the Outlook configured off-site without having the user XYZ come here or logging in to a VPN? It seems that for the first-use Outlook "New account" configuration assistant, Outlook Anywhere via HTTP/S is not usable, but you need to have a direct connection to the network first with classic connectivity - be it having him here physically here in our network or be it logged in via a VPN first. Otherwise "User is not in the address list" and asking for username/password (which are then rejected) and similar errors come up.

Thanks in advance for any help. If you require any more sys information, just let me know.
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Thanks so far, I sent the information to the remote user and hope he soon can reply, if this worked or if I require further assistance. I hope he answers within the next hours.
Well, according to the remote user there are still the error messages: you have to be online, no connection possible, user name could not be resolved, etc.
Will check with him tomorrow if he overlooked any dialog setting.
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Ok, it was a simple typo in the last check yesterday. Works now fine, thanks everybody ;)...
I was reading this question as regards FIRST TIME configuration of Outlook for a remote user.  The MS doc linked to has this to say:

"This bears repeating: you will not be able to create a new Outlook profile when the Outlook client is not on the internal network and can access the Exchange Server using RPC via TCP 135. In addition, a user with an existing profile will not be able to alter the existing profile so that it can use RPC over HTTP if that client is not located on the internal network and can access the Exchange Server using TCP 135. The Outlook 2003 profile must be configured to use RPC over HTTP while that machine is connected to the internal network and can access the Exchange Server via TCP port 135."

Am I correct in assuming nothing has changed in this regard?  Some connectivity to the internal network MUST be available for the first time configuration of Outlook, even if it will be using RPC/HTTP from then on.