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how to setup an external url for owa on  exchange 2007

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took on a network, have setup exchange 2003 but been a while. exchange 2007 platform is different, how can i allow users to access the owa via any browser. Internal url works, but need external.

and docs or sites for reference would be appreciated.
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Question by:Avi Leibzon
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by:Avi Leibzon
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this is what i have done so far:

Step 1.

Startup "Exchange Management Console" (EMC).





Step 2.

Go to Server Configuration -> Client Access and select the tab Outlook Web Access.

Right click and select Properties and type in the Internal and External URL for OWA.
In my case I've used" https://webmail.domain.local/owa" as the InternalURL and https://webmail.domain.com/owa as the ExternalURL.



Also go to the tab Authentication and select "Use form-based authentication" and choose "User name only" and browse for the domain.





Step 3.

access the OWA internally from a client by starting Internet Explorer and type in: https://webmail.domain.local/owa.
Now you should see a form based authentication logon screen.

For being able to access OWA from external you will need to create an A record for the name webmail.domain.com and point it to a unique
public IP address and open for HTTPS (443) and forward it to the Exchange server.
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Please use this link to troubleshoot external connectivity issues.

https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/#
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