Troubleshooting Outlook Via Internet/HTTP to SBS2003

Posted on 2011-04-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I want my client computers to be able to connect Outlook 2007 to my Small Business Server 2003 while outside the LAN.

Cant get this working and think I need a "step by step - walk through guide"

I think the server and firewall is ok but I am in doubt when it comes to the Outlook settings.
can anybody help me with this?
Question by:Ohmit
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    Hi Linuxo

    Thanks for your input.
    I have found this link myself but this is not very detailed.
    How do I set up my SBS2003 and firewall?
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    The link linuxo provided is good for the setup of the Outlook profile on the client side.

    On the server side. Open Server Manager->Internet & Email->Connect to the Internet. Select Do not change connection type on the first screen, click next. Check Outlook via Internet, click next. The next screen allows you to change your certificate. If you don't have a 3rd party SSL certificate, I recommend you get one. The default self-signed certificate is a hassle if you need to support Outlook via Internet and/or Exchange ActiveSync (iPhone, Windows Mobile, Droid phones). And then complete the rest of the wizard without changing any other settings. Note this will restart some services and therefore I recommend doing it during non-business hours when possible. As for the firewall, you just need to open port 443 to the SBS server IP. Also you need to have an A record in your internet DNS that points the client to the public server IP address of your firewall.


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