How to Configure the Back-End Server to Act as a Target for the RPC Proxy Server


Topic Last Modified: 2005-06-02

This topic explains how to configure a back-end server to act as a target for the RPC proxy server.

To successfully complete the procedure in this topic, confirm the following:

  • You are running Exchange 2003 SP1 on at least one server in the organization.

  • You configured the back-end server, using Exchange System Manager, on a server that is running Exchange 2003 SP1.

The back-end server that you configure does not have to have SP1 installed.

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.

  2. In Exchange System Manager, expand Administrative Groups, and then expand the administrative group that contains your Exchange back-end server.

  3. Expand the Servers object, right-click the Exchange back-end server that you want to configure, and then select Properties.

  4. On the Exchange Server Properties page, click the RPC-HTTP tab, and then select the option next to RPC-HTTP back-end server.

  5. If you do not have a front-end server in your topology, you could receive a warning message as shown in the following figure. Click OK and proceed to the next step to configure the Exchange back-end servers.

    Warning message—no front-end server configured

    Warning message—no front-end server configured
  6. Click OK on the Exchange Server Properties page.

  7. If your back-end server is also a global catalog server, you could receive an additional warning as shown in the following figure. Restart the back-end and global catalog server if this warning message appears.

    Warning message—incorrect ports configured

    Warning message—incorrect ports configured
  8. Perform this procedure on all Exchange Server 2003 SP1 back-end servers that RPC proxy servers need to be able to access.