how do you use owa if the exchange domain name is domain name.local

Posted on 2010-11-08
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have client that has exchange that some one else setup.  since his computers are internal to the network exchange works fine.  but I need to setup owa for him.  the local domain name for the exchange server is domainname1.local.  email address is domainname2.com.  what is the url for owa. and what is the dns setting I have to create to make it work.  

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Shreedhar Ette earned 2000 total points
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You need to registre required OWA URL with the ISP. The URL should resolve to the public ip address of the server.

The URL may be mail.domain.com which will be pointed to public ip address.

Hope this helps,

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domainname2.com resolves to public ip address of router at office.  but if I try to go to owa.domainname2.com/exchange I don't get to the exchange server.  so I don't know what part I'm missing.


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by:Shreedhar Ette
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Does the owa.domainname2.com is resolving to public ip address? If not then try domainname2.com/exchange
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Or try domainname2.com/owa

But as shree says, it is worth adding another name to DNS like mail.domainname2.com or owa.domainname2.com that points to the public IP of your server/router.

Then check and forward port 80 & 443 to your internal OWA ip address. 443 (ssl) is recommended to be used.

Author Comment

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router is setup ok,  I don't have access to dns.  web designer does.  so I'll check with him.


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by:Alan Hardisty
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.

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