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  • Question

  • Dear All,

    Can anyone please explain the steps of configuration of Exchange Server2003 web Access?

    Regards,

    Rashid

    Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:54 PM

Answers

  • Okay, right now I don't think you need to do anything more than configure your router/firewall to direct the incoming OWA requests (assuming you use ssl/https you are looking at port 443) to the server that now has the mailboxes on.  First, make sure that you can access OWA on your member server internally.  If it works internally, then it is time to look at the router/firewall configuration, to get it working externally.

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    • Marked as answer by Rashid.Ali Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:16 AM
    Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:33 PM

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  • It normally works 'out-of-the-box', without any extra configuration required.  Have you tried accessing it yet?  The first step is to go to http://yourexchangeserver/exchange (or use https if you want to use SSL), and see if it responds with the OWA GUI.

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    Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:14 PM
  • thanks lee,

    the real scenario is that i have 2 exchange servers one was the master and second exchange server was the member. 

    the master exchange server machine is getting faulty that is why i have transferred the mailboxes to the member exchange server. now i want to run my web mail accounts from the member exchange server but i am unable to access this exchange server over internet.

    What steps should i perform to make the member exchange server as Master because i want to make down the existing master exchange machine for maintenance.

    Please help me i am struck from last 2 days :(

    Regards,

    Rashid

    Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:35 PM
  • Okay, right now I don't think you need to do anything more than configure your router/firewall to direct the incoming OWA requests (assuming you use ssl/https you are looking at port 443) to the server that now has the mailboxes on.  First, make sure that you can access OWA on your member server internally.  If it works internally, then it is time to look at the router/firewall configuration, to get it working externally.

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    • Marked as answer by Rashid.Ali Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:16 AM
    Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:33 PM
  • dear lee,

    thank you again for the reply..

    i cannot access the exchange server on member internally and externally both. why it is not accessible internally?

    Regards,

    Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:31 PM
  • Could be many things.  What happens when you try?  Try sitting at the member server's keyboard, and go to http://localhost/exchange .  Is anything displayed in the browser?  Any error messages?

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    Thursday, March 22, 2012 4:37 PM
  • Hi 1. Access local exchange http://localhost/exchange 2. Test on client http://server ip/exchange 3. If it is convenient, please post any event error or web page error.(like 404.1)

    Terence Yu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Edited by Terence Yu Saturday, March 24, 2012 1:07 AM
    Saturday, March 24, 2012 1:07 AM
  • hello all,

    the problem is still residing.

    Yu this is error i am facing when browse Http://localhost/exchange2.

    HTTP Error 404 - File or directory not found.
    Internet Information Services (IIS)

    i more thing i want to add that we are a co-domain of our parent domain in another country of our company's head office. and the main exchange server is residing at the co-location.

    is there any changes required at co-location site? or what i need to do the configurations / settings at my end?

    Please suggest..

    Regards,

    rashid

    Monday, March 26, 2012 6:35 AM
  • Try these,

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315122

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/293386

    Regards,

    _Prashant_


    MCSA|MCITP SA|Microsoft Exchange 2003 Blog - http://prashant1987.wordpress.com Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS-IS with no warranties/guarantees and confers no rights.

    Monday, March 26, 2012 7:47 AM
  • Thank you very much lee.

    Actually as i told i am lying under our forest as a child domain so here we have a firewall that is controlled by our head office.

    firewall was blocking the second exchange server. As they have fixed it in the firewall it has started working locally and over internet as OWA.

    Kind Regards,

    Rashid

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:19 AM