Part 22: Infrastructure essentials Blogcast – RPC/HTTP for Outlook & Exchange – Bounce OWA through Localhost


Continuing the blogcast series on infrastructure essentials.

To make the next steps clearer, here’s a picture of what we’re trying to achieve in combining Forms Based Authentication with RPC/HTTP, and the routes through which traffic will flow. Hopefully a picture speaks a thousand words – the blogcast goes through configuring ISA to bounce OWA traffic through our Localhost listener. As you watch, you’ll notice that no-one is infallible (and especially count myself in that list), but it was only a minor mistake 🙂

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Series Index:

0. Network configuration and series background.
1. Getting started
2. ISA Server configuration to allow basic web browsing capability
3. ISA Firewall Client basic configuration
4. ISA Firewall Client auto-detection through WPAD configuration
5. Configuring an Exchange mailbox and Outlook profile
6. Fixing 0x8004010F on Outlook send/receive
7. Installing our first Certificate Authority
8. Publishing OWA through ISA using Forms Based Authentication
9. OWA /exchange redirection
10. OWA nearly goes SSL – we have a certificate
11. OWA is available over SSL/HTTPS
12. Sending external email – Configuring outbound SMTP
13. Mail retrieval through POP3 polling
14. Preparations for Email retrieval through SMTP Transfer
15. Completing Email retrieval through SMTP Transfer
16. RPC/HTTP: Overview and installing RPC Proxy component
17. RPC/HTTP: IIS Config and a bit on certificates
18. RPC/HTTP: Exchange IIS Config completion
19. RPC/HTTP: Working from internal network
20. RPC/HTTP: Revisiting our ISA rules
21. RPC/HTTP: Outlook working externally. OWA still requires more work

Comments (2)

  1. Shlomi says:

    Can i place the RPC Proxy Service on a back-end Exchange Cluster Machine?

  2. For multi-server Exchange RPC deployment scenarios, take a look on TechNet for more information: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2003/library/ex2k3rpc.mspx. These scenarios can be far more complex than the relatively simple example I’m walking through here.