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    Sync xv6600 to SB server 2003 behind router?

    I have an xv6600 from Verizon. Want to sync wireless to my office SBServer 2003. To my knowledge, the office is configured to allow all users to sync, etc. The office is behind a VPN router (the other VPN router is at my home). While I can cradle sync to my home computer which stays sync'd to the exchange server via the VPN, I want to sync directly to the Exchange server while on the road.

    We have a register domain that is configured to simply forward mail addressed to it to the exchange server. The router port forward such calls to the server.

    I can find no step by step directions to configure the 6600. Postings here give hints, but nothing seems to fit.

    When I first installed, I tried to set up a partnership with both a laptop AND the exchange server. But I must have configured the phone incorrectly since it only sync'd notes and some other stuff. It tried to sync calendar, contacts and email with the server but couldn't make connection. As a temp solution, I deleted the partnership and re-partnered with only the laptop (which was sync'd via the VPN router) to the server. But I want to do this wirelessly.

    Is the fact that the server is behind the router the problem? Wouldn't port forwarding allow it? I'm stumped?

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    Re: Sync xv6600 to SB server 2003 behind router?

    First off, you'll need to set up your Exchange Server to be accessable from the Internet via HTTP. That will usually mean you'll need to point a DNS record at it, so you can get to it by typing http://mail.mydomain.com, and forward the HTTP ports from the Router to the Exchange Server as well. Once that's all set up, ActiveSync should fall into place fairly easily.

    Here's a good place to start. Read through that and you should have all the info you need.
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    >>so you can get to it by typing http://mail.mydomain.com, <<

    Interesting, in IE, I type in that (with my domain, of course) and I get:
    You are not authorized to view this page

    But this is a commercial domain site that "forwards" mail to my server, so I guess that this configuration is trying to get into THEIR server.

    When I type in "http://IP address of my router/exchange/", I access the Outlook Web Access. So it seems the Linksys router is forwarding the correct ports to the actual server.

    When I try Activesync now when out of the cradle, the PDA calls Verizon, and "seems" to be trying to connect. The PDA says "Looking for changes" but gives me a login screen repeatedly. I've tried my loginname password and domain name. I've tried domain/loginname as the login name. but I keep getting bumped back to login screen and no syncing takes place.

    Eventually, I get the message:
    Your accoutn does not have permissionto sync with your current settings. Contact your Microsoft Exchange administrator.
    An error occurred, and scheduled sync.. had to be disabled.....
    Error code: HTTP_403.

    I've seem to have read elsewhere that 403 means that SSL is preventing a connection. I'm pretty sure that we don't have SSL required.

    I just set the PDA to "server requires SSL" and this time got Error Internet_29.

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    With the PPC out of the cradle, go to activesync and make sure the IP adress of the server is the same as you would use to connect to OWA (it may have put in the local IP adress when ActiveSync set it up). Don't add "/Exchange" or anything other than the IP address. (BTW - Talk to Tech Support at your hosting site, they should be able to set up a DNS record for you, so http://www.yourdomain.com would point to your website, and http://whatever(I_used_MAIL_in_my_first_example).yourdomain.com points to the IP of your router.)

    If that doesn't work, and you're not using SSL, d/l and run this app:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    I get that error sometimes, and it is somehow related to SSL, though if all the SSL is off on the server and the PPC, I'm not sure why'd you'd get it. Of course, you do want to check that ActiveSync is enabled on both the Exchange Server and for the UserID, though both should've been on by default.
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    The problem, it turned out, was the server's virtual directory that's used for IIS was configured to "reject" access from all computers except a few that the IT guy has specifically listed. Changed that to "granted" and voila'. I'm a happy camper. See related issue about sync'ing TO a laptop.....

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    Glad you finally got it worked out!
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