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Posted on 2011-02-18
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13

I am having trouble connecting our remote users using Outlook 2003 to our SBS 2003 via HTTP/S over RPC, when i try setting up outlook comes back saying The connection to the Microsoft Exchange Server is Unavailable, i have setup a self assigned cert, opened ports 443 and 80, i am now lost.

Hope someone can shed some light on it.


Question by:themdigital
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Alan Hardisty earned 2000 total points
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If you a using a self-signed certificate, you will need to export the certificate from the server and import it via Internet Explorer otherwise RPC over HTTPS simply won't work.

If you purchase a 3rd party SSL certificate, you won't need to install the certificate on the client.


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ID: 34925257
Hi Alan,

Do you mean importing it on the client workstation.

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ID: 34925723
Thanks Alan, imported cert to client workstation and it worked a treat.

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