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By kmiller ·
In an Exchange Tips Newsletter, there was a tip about having users connect to their mailbox over the internet using TCP/IP. The tip, however, did not go into detail about how to do this. Do I need to list the Fully Qualified Domain Name in the Exchange Server service tab? Any help would be appreciated. As it is setup now, the user get an error stating the Exchange server can not be found. Thanks much!! -Kris

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by t_bouldin In reply to Connecting to Exchange Se ...

You can connect to the exchange server using POP3. However the prefered way is to use OWA, if you have that installed. Can this person ping and get name resolution to your exchange server while connected?

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by mphoffar In reply to Connecting to Exchange Se ...

I would think you could just add the domain to the domain suffix search order, which should append that into a full name resource. You could also edit a hosts file and put the name and IP for that particular server in there.

Of caorse this is all assuming you don't have any type of firewall or the such protecting your network

Mark

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by jmtshiteya In reply to Connecting to Exchange Se ...

This actually is not an answer but an addition to the previous question since I am also interested in getting additional info on this topic. Anyhow, the article mentioned that an RPC port needed to be opened on the firewall to allow this form of connection between the Exchange server and its clients. However, how do the clients need to be configured? And are there any additional steps that need to be taken on the server side?

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by McKayTech In reply to Connecting to Exchange Se ...

As inferred from other responses, there are a couple of different ways of approaching this situation. If you are running Exchange v5.5, I agree with the suggestion to use the OWA.

In answer to your question about the FQDN, according to Microsoftdocumentation, yes, you must enter the FQDN for the server.

If there is an intervening firewall, you have to actually open three ports: Port 135 for the RPC mapper and two additional ports of your choice for the directory and information store respectively, but those ports then have to be entered into the server registry (more info on MS Technet on that).

A couple of references that might be helpful from MS Technet (www.microsoft.com/technet): search for articles Q182151, Q155831 and Q152725.

Best wishes!

paul

Paul M. Wright, Jr. MCSE, CNE
McKay Technologies

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by mark.tassin In reply to Connecting to Exchange Se ...

Aside from the technical details of opening up your exchange server to the internet. (We use a PIX firewall so we just created a static conduit to the internet for the Exchange box). We then just put the name of the server and it's external IP address in the HOSTS files on the user's machines. Now when they open up outlook and connect they get the User/Domain/Password prompt and after completeing it, they are in.

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