How can you get Outlook 2003 to connect to SBS outside the office

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Court Myers, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Court Myers

    Court Myers Guest

    My boss hates OWA so he wants me to install Outlook 2003 on his laptop and
    have it connect to the SBS server when he is outside the office.. I just
    dont know how to make his account point to the Exchange part of the server
    from the web... Please Help

    Court
     
    Court Myers, Sep 21, 2004
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  2. Court Myers

    Lonny Cruff Guest

    Create a VPN connection for him.

    Why does he hate OWA? Is it a preference thing with the UI or does he not
    trust the security of the setup? Properly configured OWA is much faster and
    smoother than a VPN connection.
     
    Lonny Cruff, Sep 21, 2004
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  3. Court Myers

    Court Myers Guest

    Its a UI thing... he wants Outlook because it does what he wants....

    Court
     
    Court Myers, Sep 21, 2004
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  4. Court,

    If he is using Windows XP with SP1 and a hotfix or SP3 and Outlook 2003 then
    you should be able to use Outlook with RPC over HTTP.. To configure the
    server for it.. Go to Start/Server Management/To Do List and click on the
    link for Connect to the Internet to run the Configure E-mail and Internet
    Connection Wizard (CEICW) and be sure to select the option to allow Outlook
    over the Internet. Then from the users machine connect to
    http://fqdn/remote (Remote Web WorkPlace) and click on the link to connect
    Outlook over the Internet.. This should give you the step-by-step
    instructions of how to setup Outlook 2003 to connect to Exchange using RPC
    over HTTP.


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    Hope that helps,
    David Copeland
    Microsoft Small Business Server Support

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Newsgroups:
    SBS v4.x : microsoft.public.backoffice.smallbiz
    SBS 2000: microsoft.public.backoffice.smallbiz2000
    SBS 2003: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs
     
    David Copeland [MSFT], Sep 21, 2004
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  5. You should configure the SBS 2003 server and Outlook 2003 client for RPC
    over HTTP. This allows the Outlook client to connect to the Exchange server
    over the internet without a VPN.

    Server Configuration:

    1. Re-run the Internet Connection Wizard and select "Outlook Via The
    Internet" (aka
    RPC over HTTP) in web components list as an option (modify Exchange setup).
    The
    CEICW can be found on the "To Do List" in the Server Management tool as
    "Connect to
    the Internet".

    Client Configuration:
    1. Login to the remote web workplace (http://server/remote or
    http://www.domain.com/remote)

    2. When the remote web workplace page comes up, on the right side of the
    screen
    is a small grey box "Additional Links". Click the link "Configure Outlook
    via the Internet" and follow the instructions.


    Chris Puckett, MCSE
    Microsoft Small Business Server Support


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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    Chris Puckett [MSFT], Sep 21, 2004
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  6. Court Myers

    allenmiyake Guest

    Without some sort of VPN connection this would not be
    possible. His only other way to make this work would be
    using your Exchange server as the POP# server but he will
    have to use his ISP provider as the SMTP server to send
    email.
     
    allenmiyake, Sep 21, 2004
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