RPC over HTTPS and GAL
Posted on 2015-01-08
Here is my setup:
Domain Controller on Windows 2008 R2 server.
Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008 R2 Server (member server).
I'm able to setup Outlook 2010 outside my office enviroment using RCP over HTTPS and this works fine. At the bottom right of my Outlook window it states "All folders are up to date - Connected to Microsoft Exchange". I'm able to send and receive emails fine too.
Unfortunately when I click on my Address book and go to Global Address List, I get this error:
"The connection to the Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action"
The FQDN of the Exchange server is: exchange.mailuk.local on IP 10.0.30.40 (office LAN IP)
The RPC over HTTPS is: webmail.mailuk.org.uk
Now, If I were to VPN into my office network from my PC and change my host file so that it is:
My Global Address List appears fine.
This is only fine because I have VPN'd into the office network and have change my host file so that
the local IP resolves to the same FQDN as my Exchange server which is sat in the office.
I hope I have explained this well.
Here is my question:
Is there a way of me achieving the same result of seeing the Global Address List when using RPC over HTTPS in Outlook 2010 but without the VPN and changing my PC's host file?