Applies to: Exchange Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-22
After you’ve installed the Exchange 2013 Client Access server, there are a variety of configuration tasks that you can perform. Although the Client Access server in Exchange 2013 doesn’t handle processing for the client protocols, several settings need to be applied to the Client Access server, including virtual directory settings and certificate settings.
Configuring server certificates
In Exchange 2013, you can use the Certificate Wizard to request a digital certificate from a certification authority. After you’ve requested a digital certificate, you’ll need to install it on the Client Access server.
You don’t need to install digital certificates on the Mailbox servers in your organization. A self-signed certificate is installed by default on the Mailbox servers, and it doesn’t need to be replaced. The Client Access servers in your organization implicitly trust the self-signed certificate on the Mailbox servers. For more information, see Exchange 2013 Certificate Management UI.
Configuring virtual directories
There are several settings that you can configure on the virtual directories for the Offline Address Book (OAB), Exchange Web Services, Exchange ActiveSync, Outlook Web App, and the Exchange Administration Center. For additional information about virtual directory management, see Virtual Directory Management. You can configure the virtual directories using the following commands.
- To configure Outlook Anywhere, run the following command.
Enable-OutlookAnywhere -Server:<CAS15> -ExternalHostName:mail.contoso.com -SSLOffloading $false
- To configure Exchange ActiveSync, run the following
Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -Identity <CAS15>\Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync -ExternalUrl "https://mail.contoso.com/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync"
- To configure the Exchange Web Services virtual directory, run
the following command.
Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -Identity <CAS15>\Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync -ExternalUrl "https://mail.contoso.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx"
- To configure the Offline Address Book, run the following
Set-OabVirtualDirectory -Identity <CAS15>\Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync -ExternalUrl "https://mail.contoso.com/OAB"
Upgrade from Exchange 2007 and 2010 Client Access
Use this section to help you configure external access to protocols on the Exchange 2013 Client Access server. Run the Exchange Management Shell commands in the configuring virtual directories section above, as well as the commands below.
You'll have to run the following commands to configure the virtual directories for Exchange 2013.
- To configure an external URL for Outlook Web App, run the
following command in Exchange Management Shell.
Set-OwaVirtualDirectory <CAS2013>\OWA* -ExternalUrl https://mail.contoso.com/OWA
Net stop IISAdmin /y
Net start W3SVC
- To configure external EAC access, run the following command in
Exchange Management Shell.
Set-EcpVirtualDirectory <CAS2013>\ECP* -ExternalUrl https://mail.contoso.com/ECP -InternalURL https://mail.contoso.com/ECP
- To configure the Availability service, run the following
command in Exchange Management Shell.
Set-Webservicesvirutaldirectory -Identity <CAS2013>/EWS\(Default Website) -ExternalURL https://mail.contoso.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx
To verify that the external URL has been configured correctly for Exchange ActiveSync or Outlook Web App, you can use the Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer (ExRCA), a free Web-based tool provided by Microsoft. You can find ExRCA at: https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com
To verify that authentication has been configured correctly for Exchange ActiveSync or Outlook Web App, you can also use ExRCA.
To verify that direct file access has been configured correctly for Outlook Web App, log on as a user to Outlook Web App using the public computer option and then try to access and save a file attached to an email message.
Configure protocols on the Exchange 2007 Client Access servers
You'll have to run the following commands to configure the virtual directories for Exchange 2007.
- To configure the external URL on the Exchange ActiveSync
virtual directory, run the following command in Exchange Management
Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -Identity <CAS2013>\Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync -ExternalUrl https://mail.contoso.com/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync