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Anonymous
January 14, 2005 4:15:41 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.exchange.admin,microsoft.public.exchange.mobility,microsoft.public.pocketpc,microsoft.public.pocketpc.wireless (More info?)

Device - HP iPAQ 6315 latest Windows Mobile OS

Tried so far - Already used Microsoft's KB Articles pertaining to ActiveSync
issues,
http://forums.msexchange.org/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_top...;f=17;t=001147,
Google Groups, PETRIL.CO.IL, etc...running out of options.


Scenario:
----------

My Exchange Server's DEFAULT Web Site is where the Exchange components are
installed - /Exchange is a virtual directory of the DEFAULT Web Site. I
also renamed the default web site to mail.company.com (same name for host
header - created CNAME in the public DNS which point to this level in IIS -
points to the DEFAULT site level) which redirects to
http://mail.company.com/Exchange

(1) Question on above: Is this a "normal" setup for Exchange
installation - basically /Exchange is off the root or DEFAULT web site level
of IIS?

The reason I ask above is because I want to make sure my Exchange ActiveSync
is setup properly - which is NOT working. Now, since I have the default
site renamed to mail.company.com (also same host header name) which
redirects to mail.compnay.com/Exchange (virtual directory off of itself) - I
have also SSL ENABLED the top-level of mail.company.com (former default
name) - which in effect SSL enabled the child /Exchange - From what I have
read, ActiveSync can NOT be SSL enabled - the settings for the web must be
BASIC and Integrated Authentication with NO SSL. My solution is to copy the
mail.company.com/Exchange to a whole NEW Virtual Server called
mobile.company.com - the new virtual server mobile.company.com will have a
virtual directory off of it called Exchange (a copy of the SSL enabled
/Exchange - but this will not be SSL enabled). I will redirect
mobile.company.com to mobile.company.com/Exchange (my non SSL Exchange) -
the goal is to make ActiveSync work (since it does not work with SSL).

(2) Question on above: Will this work? I have tried all the KB articles,
PETRIL.CO site, google groups - none has worked - I don't think it has
worked because NOONE has really explained the Virtual Server / Directory
combination I have hence I ask above question #1 - the validity of my
configuration of initial /Exchange directory off the default site level.


Hope all this makes sense and be able to comment - please do not answer if
not sure - as Microsoft can not even get this right! If MS got this right
then the SSL would have worked even for ActiveSync - with NO difficult
efforts, registry changes, etc...

Thanks.
Anonymous
January 14, 2005 12:40:56 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.exchange.admin,microsoft.public.exchange.mobility,microsoft.public.pocketpc,microsoft.public.pocketpc.wireless (More info?)

See inline


"-->AP" <andrewpol@mail.com> wrote in message
news:o mjHcjg%23EHA.2600@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Device - HP iPAQ 6315 latest Windows Mobile OS
>
> Tried so far - Already used Microsoft's KB Articles pertaining to
> ActiveSync issues,
> http://forums.msexchange.org/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_top...;f=17;t=001147,
> Google Groups, PETRIL.CO.IL, etc...running out of options.
>
> (1) Question on above: Is this a "normal" setup for Exchange
> installation - basically /Exchange is off the root or DEFAULT web site
> level of IIS?
>
Yes this is the fedault configuration.

> (2) Question on above: Will this work? I have tried all the KB
> articles, PETRIL.CO site, google groups - none has worked - I don't think
> it has worked because NOONE has really explained the Virtual Server /
> Directory combination I have hence I ask above question #1 - the validity
> of my configuration of initial /Exchange directory off the default site
> level.

I would start off by just trying adding the virtual directory without
copying what you have. Thane once you have everything working then start
making the redirect adjustments. EAS is very possible, it's just harder to
implement on just one server. SSL on a frontend/backend setup is very easy.
Also can you access OMA with the settup you have now? When following
article 817379 did you also make the required registry changes and restart
the appropriate services?
--
--
Eric Hicks [That_Kid] (MS-MVP Mobile Devices)

The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights...
Anonymous
January 25, 2005 7:01:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.exchange.admin,microsoft.public.exchange.mobility,microsoft.public.pocketpc,microsoft.public.pocketpc.wireless (More info?)

one quick addition. If you are running Windows 2003 on the server you are
running Exchange 2003 and you are using Forms Based Authentication, you will
need to do one of two things:
1. You can copy the schema of the meta data to make a separate virtual
directory for activesync that doesn't require SSL.
2. You can use SSL but not require it. If you are still on Windows 2000 then
you can't require SSL but you can force it through firewall settings in
order to make sure no non-SSL traffic takes place externally.
As Eric said, it shouldn't be that hard to set up as long as you leave the
default settings alone and have the services enabled.

"Eric Hicks [MVP, Windows Mobile devices]" <i'm@home.with.u> wrote in
message news:%23GIS3ck%23EHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> See inline
>
>
> "-->AP" <andrewpol@mail.com> wrote in message
> news:o mjHcjg%23EHA.2600@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Device - HP iPAQ 6315 latest Windows Mobile OS
> >
> > Tried so far - Already used Microsoft's KB Articles pertaining to
> > ActiveSync issues,
> > http://forums.msexchange.org/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_top...;f=17;t=001147,
> > Google Groups, PETRIL.CO.IL, etc...running out of options.
> >
> > (1) Question on above: Is this a "normal" setup for Exchange
> > installation - basically /Exchange is off the root or DEFAULT web site
> > level of IIS?
> >
> Yes this is the fedault configuration.
>
> > (2) Question on above: Will this work? I have tried all the KB
> > articles, PETRIL.CO site, google groups - none has worked - I don't
think
> > it has worked because NOONE has really explained the Virtual Server /
> > Directory combination I have hence I ask above question #1 - the
validity
> > of my configuration of initial /Exchange directory off the default site
> > level.
>
> I would start off by just trying adding the virtual directory without
> copying what you have. Thane once you have everything working then start
> making the redirect adjustments. EAS is very possible, it's just harder
to
> implement on just one server. SSL on a frontend/backend setup is very
easy.
> Also can you access OMA with the settup you have now? When following
> article 817379 did you also make the required registry changes and restart
> the appropriate services?
> --
> --
> Eric Hicks [That_Kid] (MS-MVP Mobile Devices)
>
> The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights...
>
>
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