OWA not working internally or externally on 2003 SBS
Posted on 2011-05-02
I have inherited the running of an old 2003 SBS server which was just being used as a domain controller and file server while domain clients accessed email via an externally hosted exchange service.
While trying to offer my client a better and cheaper option than paying for hosted Exchange I offered to set up their SBS server to host email instead. I've requested an SSL cert on the server and the cert is currently going through authorisation process with GoDaddy.
In the meantime I've created an external DNS record of owa.domain.co.uk and pointed it to the external IP address of the server and opened ports 25 and 443 on the firewall and forwarded them to the internal IP of the server.
Unfortunately I can't seem to get any joy accessing OWA either from the server or even get a ping response to owa.domain.co.uk from outside (ping resolves to the correct IP but does not give a response)
I've checked the firewall and all is fine there so think it's down to something wrong in the server/IIS.
I can't access owa using servername/exchange or IP address/exchange internally.
Would really appreciate some guidance.