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Access Office Outlook Web Access

Updated: August 21, 2008

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

You can access Office Outlook Web Access by using of one of following methods (depending on whether you are accessing it from the server, from a client computer that is connected to the network, or from a remote computer).

Access Office Outlook Web Access from the server

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You must be a network administrator to complete this procedure.

To access Office Outlook Web Access from the server
  1. Open the Windows SBS Console.

  2. On the navigation bar, click Shared Folders and Web Sites.

  3. In the Outlook Web Access Tasks pane, click Browse this Web site.

Access Office Outlook Web Access from a client computer

To access Office Outlook Web Access from a client computer that is connected to the network
  1. From the client computer, open an Internet browser, such as Internet Explorer.

  2. In the Internet Address bar, type https://<DomainName>\remote, where <DomainName> is the external domain name of your organization, such as contoso.com.

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    If you have not yet set up an external domain name for your organization, then access Remote Web Workplace by typing https://sites/remote in the Internet Address bar.

  3. Use your network credentials to log on Remote Web Workplace..

  4. On the Remote Web Workplace home page, click E-mail.

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    • If you are using Internet Explorer as your Internet browser, then you can open Office Outlook Web Access from the Favorites menu by clicking Check E-Mail in Internet Explorer.

    • If your computer is running Windows Vista®, the Windows Small Business Server Desktop Links gadget is installed on your computer.. This gadget is displayed after you add it to the Windows Sidebar, and when the Windows Sidebar is open. To add the gadget, right-click the Windows Sidebar, click Add Gadgets, and then double-click Windows Small Business Server Desktop Links. To access Office Outlook Web Access by using the gadget, click Check E-Mail.

Access Office Outlook Web Access from a remote computer

To access Office Outlook Web Access from a remote computer
  1. From the remote computer, open Internet Explorer.

  2. In the Internet Explorer Address bar, type https:\\DomainName\remote, where DomainName is the external domain name of your organization, such as contoso.com.

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    If you do not have a trusted certificate installed on the computer that you are using to access Remote Web Workplace, you will receive an error message that says, "There is a problem with this web site’s security certificate." To resolve this error, you can install a self-issued certificate on the computer. For detailed information about installing the self-issued certificate on a computer, open your organization’s Internal Web site, and then under Announcements, click Install the server’s security certificate on your remote computer.

  3. Log on to Remote Web Workplace, using your network credentials.

  4. On the Remote Web Workplace home page, click Check E-Mail.

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