Office 2007 Connection to SBS 2003 via PPTP

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by JR, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. JR

    JR Guest

    We have an SBS 2003 server. We have a number of PCs running Office 2007. One
    of them is a notebook. When the notebook is in the office, Outlook connects
    to the server as expected. When we take the notebook out of the office and
    attempt to connect Outlook to the server thru PPTP, Outlook reports "Trying
    to connect to Microsoft Exchange" and never gets any futher. No timeouts. No
    failures. No nothing.

    Any ideas on how to solve this issue?
    JR, Mar 5, 2010
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    Simon Guest

    Configure Outlook to connect over the internet using https/rpc. If you
    run the connect to the internet wizard and enable this it will provide
    you with detailed instructions customised to your enironment on the home
    page of RWW. This saves the user having to VPN first.
    Simon, Mar 5, 2010
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    Leythos Guest

    Why are you doing PPTP in Outlook?

    Why not use the HTTP method that you see in the directions?
    Leythos, Mar 5, 2010
  4. JR

    JR Guest

    Simon & Leythos:

    I did try the HTTP over RPC option. Similar problem. Using PPTP for access
    to numerous PST files outside of Exchange box.

    FYI, it appears that I did figure out the problem. Some of my searching
    suggested that I turn off caching. Sure enough, that seems to have done it.
    Person has waaaaayyy to much data in thier Exchange box. Connection must be
    timing out somehow because of the volume of Exchange data. This user has some
    serious data management issues.

    Thanks for your suggestions.
    JR, Mar 5, 2010
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