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Retrieving mails from home on Outlook connecting too Exchange at work

Posted on 2012-03-15
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I need to setup remote mail for users on Outlook so that they can receive mails at home from the work's Exchange server on Windows SBS 2003.
OWA is working fine but majority of users is not impressed by this browser's limitations.They insist that they still use Outlook or similiar email client software when working from home.
I ve tried these options in outlook for users to work from home:
Went to accounts
Email Accounts
Change Account page,Server Settings
  More Settings
  Connection
  Outlook Anywhere,Tick box,Enable Proxy.....
  Connection Settings - https://server.mail.com    <----Our OWA address
  tick using SSL
  + tick on slow networks
  with NTLM Authentication

Still no luck
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Question by:The_Nibbler
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by:TazDevil1674
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You can configure RPC over HTTP in Outlook - what version are they using?

From memory, Outlook 2003 will prompt for password at each connection, 2007&2010 can save the password.

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/outlookrpchttp.html for more details.
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by:sivanov
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Well first you need to configure RPC over HTTP on the Exchagne 2003 server.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833401

or

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123622(v=EXCHG.65).aspx

after that depends from the Outlook version
for 2003 - guess that the post above will help
for 2007/2010 - they will check automaticly about RPC over HTTP conectivity

for passwords - it will be the same

Cheers
Svet.
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by:TazDevil1674
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SBS has RPC over HTTP connectivity enabled as part of Outlook Anywhere.
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by:sivanov
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well as far as i know not with SBS2003


How to Deploy RPC over HTTP for the First Time in Small Business Server 2003 (Standard or Premium)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123622%28EXCHG.65%29.aspx

cheers
Svet.
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by:The_Nibbler
ID: 37776132
When i use the remote connectivity analyser i get the following:


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      Connectivity Test Failed
 
Test Details
      Testing RPC/HTTP connectivity.
       The RPC/HTTP test failed.
       
      Test Steps
       
      Attempting to resolve the host name nibbly.homeip.net in DNS.
       The host name resolved successfully.
       
      Additional Details
       IP addresses returned: 41.133.193.227
      Testing TCP port 443 on host nibbly.homeip.net to ensure it's listening and open.
       The port was opened successfully.
      Testing the SSL certificate to make sure it's valid.
       The SSL certificate failed one or more certificate validation checks.
       
      Test Steps
       
      ExRCA is attempting to obtain the SSL certificate from remote server nibbly.homeip.net on port 443.
       ExRCA successfully obtained the remote SSL certificate.
       
      Additional Details
       Remote Certificate Subject: CN=NIBBLYSERVER.Nibbly.local, Issuer: CN=nibbly.homeip.net, DC=Nibbly, DC=local.
      Validating the certificate name.
       Certificate name validation failed.
        Tell me more about this issue and how to resolve it
       
      Additional Details
       Host name nibbly.homeip.net doesn't match any name found on the server certificate CN=NIBBLYSERVER.Nibbly.local.
=====================================================================

This looks like a certificate issue?
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The_Nibbler earned 0 total points
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None of the solutions worked.Can only guess that there is something wrong with the free certificate we acquired.
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by:sivanov
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Hi there ,
At this point there is no issue with certificates at all.
RPC over HTTP does not need certificates.
Did you set the RPC over HTTP ?
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by:The_Nibbler
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Answer based on assumption
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