Connecting Exchange 2007 and Entourage 2008

Posted on February 24th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
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24 02 2008

Connecting Exchange 2007 and Entourage 2008

Well I have sat for hours trying to get my Entourage  2008 to talk to my new Exchange 2007 server.

Before I used to connect via HTTPS using
https://old.network/exhchange

This worked, however was an older 2003 server.

Exchange 2007, however doesn’t use the /exchange folder. Hmm.

You can however install this by using a command on the Exchange Command Shell
New-OWAVirtualDirectory -OwaVersion:Exchange2003or2000 -VirtualDirectoryType Mailboxes -Name “exchange”

This gives you the exchange folder back, which then got my Outlook 2003 playing nicely.

Back to the mac, it still wasn’t playing right, after trying loads of different url’s, and numerous google leads, I worked out I had  been going about it all wrong.

To get it to work you need to point Entourage at you CAS server, using  the following type address:
https://new.network/exchange/myusername@mydomain.com

And there you go, all worked for me 🙂 even playing nicely with my two windows phones… Sweet.

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DNS

Posted on February 6th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
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6 02 2008

Still hasn’t propagated grr. Realised my TTL is set to 88600, which I cannot change with 1&1. Pure gayness.

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Firewallings

Posted on February 6th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
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6 02 2008

One of my house mates, has been constantly uploading torrent type stuff for the last couple of days, and it’s getting to be a bit of a bore, as it is killing the network.

Mainly because the incoming tcp packets, require an ACK, which Unfortunately are getting muchous delayed due to the upload stream being saturated. Unfortunately both my cable modem, and hardware firewall are pretty crap at handling this.

Also my hardware firewall, has a 12meg throughput, which is rubbish when I am on a 20meg line.

Anyways someone on uknot suggested m0n0wall, a software / os firewall. Tried setting it up on a VM machine, and it didn’t really play nice there, so set it up on an old box (which happens to be party the said housemates, I just had to replace most of it), and after fiddling with my switch to get it to delete its vlan and arp settings, all started to play nicely.

I must say I am very impressed so far, it can cap the max uploads, set to about 85/90% to allow for ack’ing, so downloads dont grind to a holt. The interface is pretty sweet too. Would definitely recommend it, well saying that not sure how stable it is just yet.

Also throughput, much better, now easily max’s the line out (well almost)

 

 

 

 

 

Just got to wait for all the DNS records to update over ze internet, and then mail and web pages should be back up. Well if you’re reading this, then yours already have 😛

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