OWA to Dedicated Web Server

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by odessabo, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. odessabo

    odessabo Guest

    I am not using the SBS IIS as my company's Internet web server, we have a
    dedicated server.

    How do I get that server to allow logins and email retrieval from the SBS
    odessabo, Nov 9, 2006
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    You can't - OWA is part of Exchange. You can't install/run it on a computer
    not running Exchange.
    Why would you want to do this anyway? It's a *good* thing not to use SBS for
    a public website - I commend you. But you need to leave the IIS stuff in SBS
    alone - your built-in Sharepoint stuff, internal websites, RWW, and OWA have
    to run on it.

    Your dedicated webserver should be in your DMZ, too..... not on your LAN.
    Don't open up traffic on port 80 to your LAN.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Nov 9, 2006
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  3. odessabo

    odessabo Guest

    What port does OWA use?

    I'm confused when you say it cannot be don; our current topography has our
    main IIS setup (on the DMZ) to get OWA from an Exchange 5.5. Our firewall
    has been setup to pass traffic from the 'trusted' network, out to the 'DMZ'.
    With SBS, do people outside connect to SBS for OWA? I find this a greater
    security risk.
    odessabo, Nov 9, 2006
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    Whatever you like - but if you want SSL, as I recommend, 443.
    E5.5 was the last version of Exchange that allowed OWA installed on a
    non-Exchange box.

    ....and installing any server that requires domain membership in your DMZ is
    not wise.
    Eh. It's not, really - and it's a calculated risk. You could always deny OWA
    access outright, or allow it only from VPN-connected, authorized machines.

    You could use a FE/BE config (front-end, back-end) but you would need
    another Exchange 2003 server (no mailboxes on it) and you wouldn't put that
    in your DMZ either - you would do some fancier stuff with ISA to protect it
    on your LAN. That's all overkill for a single-Exchange server shop.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Nov 9, 2006
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