[ExchangeList] Re: Microsoft Exchange and VPN

  • From: "Rich Gallo" <RGallo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 13:06:03 -0400

You don't necessarily NEED to be VPN'd in to your network to get access
to an Exchange box from the outside.  Exchange 2003 has a feature called
Exchange over HTTP.  Google that, and there is a lot of resources on how
to enable it server side and how to set it up client-side (Must be
running Outlook 2003 w/SP2 on the client).  Once you get it running,
it's great!  Also, don't discount the enormous usefulness of Outlook Web
Access!!! :-)


Of course, your Exchange box will have to have an A-record in an outside
DNS, but that is the hardest part, lol.  Enjoy sir!!! 



From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carl Houseman
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 12:56 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Microsoft Exchange and VPN


Most any VPN will work with Exchange.  To start with you need something
to function as a VPN server on your network.


Any Windows server can be a VPN server.  For that you want to read
google matches for "Windows VPN" and maybe "routing and remote access
vpn".   In that space you can do PPTP (not terribly secure) or IPSEC
over L2TP (secure).   Followup questions on Windows VPN should go to a
Windows list.


Or, your firewall may have the capability to function as a VPN gateway.
For further information on that, check with your firewall manufacturer.





From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Frechette
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 12:48 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Microsoft Exchange and VPN

I setup an Exchange Server by using a book. So pretty much everything I
know is self-taught so excuse me if this is a bit out there.


I know that to get Exchange to work outside of the network you need to
VPN in. Does anyone have a good information tool for how to setup a
simple VPN to work with Exchange? I know I could google it but I get
back too many varied links that I don't know which one is the right


Hopefully thanks for the help!


Steve Frechette

Network Administrator


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