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Cannot search corporate address book from remote MOC R2 client RRS feed

  • Question

  • We just completed setting up ISA 2006 and Edge Server R2 for remote access.  From outside our network I can connect to ocs and see presence and IM other MOC clients, but I can't search the address book?  What needs to been done setup address book searching from outside network?

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 1:26 PM

Answers

  • Yes, you'll have to configure an ISA web publishing rule to allow access from the Internet to the IIS site (Web Components role) on the internal OCS Front-End server.  This is completely separate from the Edge server.

    To define the External WebFarm FQDN: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb803611.aspx

    The external can be the same URL as the internal, but only if you use split-DNS to point internal and external resolutions to different places.  The internal WebFarm FQDN is typically the internal server name, but the external is typically a friendly name (e.g. webcomp.domain.com) which points to the ISA listener.


    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 6:24 PM
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  • also this i ocs 2007 r2, the link you sent is for R1, is it the same steps to add external farm FQDN?

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 7:04 PM
  • Hi
    You can refer to below link:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd441312(office.13).aspx 

    Hope this helpful!

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 10:04 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • There are a number of steps.  specifcally did you go back and define the External Web Farm FQDN if it wasn't already done so during the initial deployment?  Also make sure that FQDN is externally resolvable via DNS.

    Walk through each of these steps to validate your configuration: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd441312(office.13).aspx

    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 1:43 PM
    Moderator
  • I didn't setup External Web Farm FQDN,  can the internal and external web farm FQDN have the same FQDN?????  Will i need another Public routable IP address on my ISA server that goes to the internal OCS pool, hosting the external web farm?????????

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 5:48 PM
  • Yes, you'll have to configure an ISA web publishing rule to allow access from the Internet to the IIS site (Web Components role) on the internal OCS Front-End server.  This is completely separate from the Edge server.

    To define the External WebFarm FQDN: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb803611.aspx

    The external can be the same URL as the internal, but only if you use split-DNS to point internal and external resolutions to different places.  The internal WebFarm FQDN is typically the internal server name, but the external is typically a friendly name (e.g. webcomp.domain.com) which points to the ISA listener.


    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 6:24 PM
    Moderator
  • If i use a different name for my external web farm FQDN, then that means i would need to create another cert with the external webfarm FQDN, right????  The cert i use on the inside is a public entrust cert.  We do have external and internal DNS (split brain)

    In my situation, is it best to create  different external webfarm FQDN, and separate cert to put on ISA?
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 7:03 PM
  • also this i ocs 2007 r2, the link you sent is for R1, is it the same steps to add external farm FQDN?

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 7:04 PM
  • Hi
    You can refer to below link:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd441312(office.13).aspx 

    Hope this helpful!

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 10:04 AM
    Moderator