Outlook Anywhere or RPC over HTTP

I have been looking at this for I don't know how long now but I can't get outlook anywhere to connect.  Outlook acts like its going to connect asking for the user name and password but just asks a few times and gives the error:

"The connection to microsoft exchange is unavailable.  Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action"

I have never set this up before so I'm probobly missing something. But here is what I have setup

-SSL Cert from Network solutions I can get to remote.domain.com/owa with no cert error.
-In outlook I have "Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP" set with remote.domain.com, connect using SLL only, connect to proxy server that have this principal name in their certificate msstd:remote.domain.com, and Basic authentication.
- Outlook Anywhere is enabled with external host name remote.domain.com and authentication set to Basic
- I have tested the username and password on OWA just fine with no problems.

I'm using Exchange 2007, IIS 7, on SBS 2008 and Outlook 2007
CanfieldComputersAsked:
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Rob WilliamsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try the Microsoft Exchange test and select the rpc option to see if it reports any issues:
https://testexchangeconnectivity.com/
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endital1097Commented:
the link from @RobWill is an excellent tool for testing and troubleshooting external access to exchange

you can also take a look at the following article for checking configuration settings
post any questions/errors

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_3704-Troubleshooting-Outlook-Certificate-Errors.html
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CanfieldComputersAuthor Commented:
I ran the test above much to my suprise everything passed.  So i setup and Outlook profile with all the info and it worked fine.  Last thing i did was installed the SSL Cert on the server and restarted the site.  It was not working after I did that.  I tried it again one more time since i left work and it still was not working.  Havn't done anything the past few hours and now it works??  Is there some sorta automatic update or something else i should of restarted?  
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endital1097Commented:
you shouldn't need to restart anything after installing a certificate
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Agreed, it will not work until the certificate is installed but that takes effect immediately. There are some changes that require restarting Exchange routine or wait 90 minutes but none that I am aware of that would be affected by enabling rpc/http
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Leon FesterSenior Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Firstly make sure that your outlook is configured correctly and working via the normal transport mechanisms.

Run "Outlook /rpc" and it should show you what protocols Outlook is trying to use to connect to the server.
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CanfieldComputersAuthor Commented:
Can't figure out what really fixed this problem but the website provided would be a great help in diagnosing future problems that may occur.
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