Step 6: Configure Virtual Directories for Mail Flow

May 30, 2018 | by iaur | posted as Configuration(2016), Exchange Onprem

Configure external URLs

Before you can connect to your new server from the Internet, you need to configure the external domains, or URLs, on the Mailbox server’s virtual directories and then configure your public domain name service (DNS) records. The steps below configure the same external domain on the external URL of each virtual directory. If you want to configure different external domains on one or more virtual directory external URLs, you need to configure the external URLs manually. For more information, see Virtual directory management.

Virtual directoryExternal URL value
AutodiscoverNo external URL displayed
ECPhttps://owa.contoso.com/ecp
EWShttps://mail.contoso.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx
Microsoft-Server-ActiveSynchttps://mail.contoso.com/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync
OABhttps://mail.contoso.com/OAB
OWAhttps://owa.contoso.com/owa
PowerShellhttp://mail.contoso.com/PowerShell
  1. Open the EAC by browsing to the URL of your Mailbox server. For example, https://Ex2016MBX/ECP.
  2. Enter your user name and password in Domain\user name and Password and then click Sign in.
  3. Go to Servers > Servers, select the name of the Internet-facing Mailbox and then click Edit 
  4. Click Outlook Anywhere.
  5. In the Specify the external hostname field, specify the externally accessible FQDN of the Mailbox server. For example, mail.contoso.com.
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unified messaging 
DNS lookups 
transport limits 
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Allow SSL offloading

If you already have items on Virtual Directories, go directly to the alternate steps

  1. While you’re here, let’s also set the internally accessible FQDN of the Mailbox server. In the Specify the internal hostname field, insert the FQDN you used in the previous step. For example, mail.contoso.com.
  2. Click Save.
  3. Go to Servers > Virtual directories and then click Configure external access domain 
  4. Under Select the Mailbox servers to use with the external URL, click Add 
  5. Select the Mailbox servers you want to configure and then click Add. After you’ve added all of the Mailbox servers you want to configure, click OK.
  6. In Enter the domain name you will use with your external Mailbox servers, type the external domain you want to apply. For example, mail.contoso.com. Click Save.

Alternate Steps

Some organizations make the Outlook Web App FQDN unique to protect users against changes to underlying server FQDN changes. Many organizations use owa.contoso.com for their Outlook Web App FQDN instead of mail.contoso.com. If you want to configure a unique Outlook Web App FQDN, do the following after you completed the previous step. This checklist assumes you have configured a unique Outlook Web App FQDN.

  1. Select owa (Default Web Site) and click Edit 
  2. In External URL, type https://, then the unique Outlook Web App FQDN you want to use, and then append /owa. For example, https://owa.contoso.com/owa.
  3. Click Save.
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  1. Select ecp (Default Web Site) and click Edit 
  2. In External URL, type https://, then the same Outlook Web App FQDN that you specified in the previous step, and then append /ecp. For example, https://owa.contoso.com/ecp.
  3. Click Save.
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