Continuing the blogcast series on infrastructure essentials.

This fourth part of configuring RPC over HTTP for Outlook 2003 moves us on to ensuring that RPC/HTTP works internally from our Outlook 2003 client to our Exchange 2003 Server. First though, we correct a typo in the registry settings from the previous blogcast part (sorry!). One thing that is critical is to correctly configure our Outlook Profile for RPC/HTTP connectivity. We walk through the settings and change them, take a look at the "/rpcdiag" switch when starting outlook and end up with Outlook talking to our Exchange server through HTTPS internally.

Next week, we'll start tackling the ISA Server configuration to get RPC/HTTPS available from the Internet.

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Series Index:

0. Network configuration and series background.
1. Getting started
2. ISA Server configuration to allow basic web browsing capability
3. ISA Firewall Client basic configuration
4. ISA Firewall Client auto-detection through WPAD configuration
5. Configuring an Exchange mailbox and Outlook profile
6. Fixing 0x8004010F on Outlook send/receive
7. Installing our first Certificate Authority
8. Publishing OWA through ISA using Forms Based Authentication
9. OWA /exchange redirection
10. OWA nearly goes SSL - we have a certificate
11. OWA is available over SSL/HTTPS
12. Sending external email - Configuring outbound SMTP
13. Mail retrieval through POP3 polling
14. Preparations for Email retrieval through SMTP Transfer
15. Completing Email retrieval through SMTP Transfer
16. RPC/HTTP: Overview and installing RPC Proxy component
17. RPC/HTTP: IIS Config and a bit on certificates
18. RPC/HTTP: Exchange IIS Config completion