How to configure RPC over HTTP in Exchange Server 2003

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INTRODUCTION
This article contains information about how to obtain a guide that you can use to help configure the remote procedure call (RPC) over HTTP feature in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

Exchange Server 2003 together with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 support the use of RPC over HTTP to access servers that are running Exchange Server. By using RPC over HTTP, users no longer have to use a virtual private network (VPN) connection to connect to Exchange mailboxes. Users who are running Outlook 2003 on client computers can connect to an Exchange server in a corporate environment from the Internet. The Windows RPC over HTTP feature enables an RPC client such as Outlook 2003 to establish connections across the Internet by tunneling the RPC traffic over HTTP.
MORE INFORMATION
The Exchange Server 2003 RPC over HTTP Deployment Scenarios guide contains background information about RPC over HTTP. The guide also contains detailed instructions about how to correctly configure RPC over HTTP. To obtain this guide, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note To download the Exchange Server 2003 RPC over HTTP Deployment Scenarios guide, visit the following Microsoft Web site: The Exchange Server 2003 RPC over HTTP Deployment Scenarios guide contains the following new topics:
  • "New for Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1"
  • "Technical Details of Using RPC over HTTP to Access Exchange from an Outlook Client"
  • "System Requirements for RPC over HTTP on Exchange Server 2003"
  • "Recommendations for Deploying RPC over HTTP Communications"
  • "Positioning Your RPC Proxy Server and Firewalls in a Corporate Environment"
  • "Deployment Scenarios for RPC over HTTP"
  • "Adding a Back-End Server to an RPC over HTTP Deployment"
  • "Troubleshooting RPC over HTTP Communications"
REFERENCES
For more information about how to deploy Exchange Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
831050 Description of the configuration options for the Exchange over the Internet feature in Outlook 2003
826486 You cannot use RPC over HTTP with a proxy automatic configuration script
822178 Overview of dependencies and requirements for Exchange Server 2003 features
For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
rpchttp gc exchange proxy settings
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Article ID: 833401 - Last Review: 11/30/2007 09:15:28 - Revision: 19.6

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)

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