Configure SSL for Outlook Anywhere

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

You can configure the /rpc virtual directory to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for Outlook Anywhere. By default, when you install the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server role, a virtual directory named /rpc is created on the default Internet Information Services (IIS) Web site on the Exchange server.

Looking for other management tasks related to Outlook Anywhere? Check out Managing Outlook Anywhere.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "SSL for Outlook Anywhere" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.

  1. In IIS, select the Default Web site or the rpc virtual directory, and then click Properties.
    If you want to configure SSL only for Outlook Anywhere, select the rpc virtual directory under the Default Web site. Otherwise, you'll configure SSL for all virtual directories that are hosted on the Client Access server.
  2. On the Directory Security tab, in Secure Communications, click Edit.
  3. In Secure Communications, select Require Secure Channel (SSL).
  4. After you complete this procedure, your /rpc virtual directory is configured to use SSL.

After you configure SSL on the /rpc virtual directory, you may also want to: