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Exchage front end setup - 11.Jul.2007 1:19:08 AM   
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Hi evry body,
My exchange is working now fine, this morning when i added test users it worked and every thing is fine even know i can access it through name also.

Now i would like to come to second issue that is Setting up Front end exchange and making my Exchange puplically avialable through internet.

Please give me some advise on Front end setup and best practicies and also IP settings of the front end exchange??

Let me share with u what i m thinking about front end exchange server setup:

What will i do is that:
I will install a second exchange server in same organization, and then make it front end exchange by clicking the check box, then i will install SSL certificates(from my local certificate server).My front end exchange will have local IP from LAN subnet and then in firewall i will forward specific ports toward the its local IP, and also i will register MX record in the DNS of ISP.All my mailboxes will reside on the backend server front end will be only authenticating users and directing them toward back end.After this my exchange will be ready to be accessed from internet am I right?? or i need to some thing more??

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RE: Exchage front end setup - 11.Jul.2007 11:06:07 AM   
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Ok, except the SSL certificates. They may be fine internally, but I wonder if it would work from internal as it might be flagged as untrusted as its not using a known CA and users will have to click Yes to accept it every time.


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RE: Exchage front end setup - 12.Jul.2007 2:31:29 AM   
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Thanks pjhutch,

Then what should i do for SSL certificates?? where should i get them from?? My company is in Afghanistan.

Is this mean that my communication will not be safe if i use internal CA??

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RE: Exchage front end setup - 12.Jul.2007 4:32:29 AM   
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Ideally you need to get a certificate from people like GlobalSign, Verisign, Equifast, GTE CyberTrust (see IE, Internet Tools, Content, Certificates for a list of Cert Authorities).
Your mail will be secure using SSL, its just the trust thing thats all:
http://whitepapers.zdnet.co.uk/0,1000000651,260150483p,00.htm
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931850/en-us


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RE: Exchage front end setup - 12.Jul.2007 6:52:39 AM   
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Thanks for your information,

I will try my best to achieve SSL certificates.I have another question, that is How should user access exchange server within LAN using Microsoft outlook?? like we can add exchange account and also POP3 account while we are setting outlook??
if any users is travelling can he access exchange account or he should have POP3 account?? i will give an example right now our exchange is in US and we access it through POP3 account not exchange account.In short if we use POP3 account for both internal and external use IS IT OK?? or we should have two different accounts setup??

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RE: Exchage front end setup - 12.Jul.2007 8:19:44 AM   
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Internally, you should use MAPI so you can take advantage of workgroup access such as calendars and sharing Inbox. POP3 is good for external access although you could use RPC over HTTP feature using Outlook so you get full access to Exchange over a web connection. You can use POP3 internally or externally but its the simplest protocol just for reading mail but not much good at other things.

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RE: Exchage front end setup - 14.Jul.2007 1:09:10 AM   
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Hi,

Thank for your informatio.If I register MX record against The IP which is provideing me the internet( i have a fix IP from ISP which is connected to untrusted interface of my firewall(netscreen)) IS it Ok?? Or I must use other puplic IP for this perpose (i have five more puplic IPs available for use).??

If i use IP other then internet one then what wil be the configuration?


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RE: Exchage front end setup - 14.Jul.2007 11:34:44 AM   
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It depends on the Firewall, you need to configure any traffic on that IP and Port 25 to be directed to your Exchange server.
For example, if using ISA server, use this article:

http://www.msexchange.org/articles/2004protectexch.html


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RE: Exchage front end setup - 15.Jul.2007 7:43:23 AM   
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Hi,

I dont have ISA instead i have netscreen firewall.what changes i do need on exchange server and DNS after creating MX record with ISP??
could you please let me know step by step(sorry for that it is my first time to configure exchange)??
How my exchange will be sending emails out from my LAN??does it need any special configurations or just making it as front end  and configuring SSL it will do it authomatically??

inshort could you please let me know how to make my exchange sending and receiving internet emails step by step please??
My exchange servers(both front and backend) has a private IP and is behind a netscreen firewall

Thanks

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RE: Exchage front end setup - 16.Jul.2007 4:23:20 AM   
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Sorry, I have no experience using Netscreen firewalls, so I cannot help. Maybe another Forum user could help?!


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RE: Exchage front end setup - 18.Jul.2007 1:34:41 AM   
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Ok no problem,

please give me intructions and consider that have any firewall other then netscreen firewall.I have configured every thing Registerd MX and A record, but i cant send recieve internet emails.Any one please tell me all the steps to make my exchange accessable from internet.

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RE: Exchage front end setup - 18.Jul.2007 2:09:01 AM   
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Hi,

I am having same query. can anyody guide us how can we configure OWA & SMTP services for mail users. we don't have ISA in this environment.

pls help

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RE: Exchage front end setup - 18.Jul.2007 3:42:33 AM   
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HI latest update:

know i can send internet emails, but still cant recieve internet emails??

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