Unable to access OWA/companyweb from local network

Posted on 2011-03-03
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
SBS 2003

Hi I am unable to access OWA from this box using the fqdn of the server i.e.

i can browse companyweb at https://localhost/

but not at https://mail.mydomain.tld (from a different network i can browse this fine)


Question by:GazClimbs
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by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 35026345
This is quite normal as you would have to go out your firewall and then back in again to be able to do this.

If you want to make it work then you would have to setup an internal DNS domain for your external Domain name and then setup DNS records accordingly to point you to the server for the site.

Why do you want to access OWA internally?

Author Comment

ID: 35026443
I dont particularily Alan,

I will set up a web redirect from webmail.domain.tld to https://mail.domain.tld/exchange just to make it easier for the users to access, and wanted to demonstrate this to my client from within their office.

They also have a requirement for web access for M-Files document management system and it would be easier to be able to demo this from within the office.
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Accepted Solution

Alan Hardisty earned 500 total points
ID: 35026458
Perhaps a 3G dongle would be easier?

You would have to get them to adjust their DNS settings and setup things internally so that they can resolve the FQDN internally (and anything else they might need to access on their domain internally such as www.domain.tld which if not hosted internally would have to point to an IP Address externally.
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Author Comment

ID: 35026493
  Could you advise me how to do this please

"If you want to make it work then you would have to setup an internal DNS domain for your external Domain name and then setup DNS records accordingly to point you to the server for the site."

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Expert Comment

by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 35026504
Sure - how familiar with DNS are you?

Author Comment

ID: 35026505
ok, actually thats too much hassle, Its not that important, thanks

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