[ExchangeList] Re: OWA Access via different Exchange server

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 10:39:49 -0500

Edge != front-end.


That is, the Edge Server in Exchange 2007 is not the same as a front-end
server in Exchange 2003. Edge synchronizes with A/D using an ADAM
instance. It is still tightly tied to your A/D, just not via domain


Front-end ~= CAS (client-access server)


The CAS in Exchange 2007 is about the same as a front-end server in
Exchange 2003.


Now, to the OP question: sure. A front-end server would simplify the
situation, but as long as it is OK for folks to have different OWA URLs,
you just have to map port 80/443 to both with different IP addresses.


From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rick Boza
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 8:23 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: OWA Access via different Exchange server


Nope, you can't use a front-end server from one org to access mailboxes
in a different org. 

This could change in E2K7 as the 'front-end' servers there are not
required to be domain members (thankfully) but I suspect they will need
to be associated with the Org in some way.

In any case, sounds like you're looking at additional OWA capabilities.

Now having said that, instead, what if you popped an ISA server into
your DMZ?  That could be used to reverse-proxy OWA for both orgs
(different URLs of course) but I'm not sure if you would get the easy
publishing capabilities or have to play a few games to get the second
org exposed correctly.  In E2K and E2K3 you get OWA automatically on the
mailbox server, so pointing ISA at both the original (E2K3) and the
second (E2K in this case) server to expose OWA should work.



From: Danny <nocmonkey@xxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 17:51:17 -0500
To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [ExchangeList] OWA Access via different Exchange server

Previous environment: x1 Exchange 2000 Server on Windows 2000 Server SP4

Current environment: x1 Exchange Server 2003 SP2 on Windows Server 2003
R2 - OWA, Outlook RPC over HTTPS, mailbox server, etc.

The Exchange 2000 server has been brought out of semi-retirement,
shipped to the USA, brand new mailbox stores and storage groups were
created, and users from a different Exchange ORG and AD forest have been
migrated to this server. Is it possible for remote users on this server
to access their mailboxes via OWA? Or is a Front-End Exchange server



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