02-25-2009 07:16 AM
is there a way to assign a dedicated RPC port for ev 2007. although i opened ports 80,443,135, and 389 at the firewall, i still face denied access to my archives and/or archive fnctionality.
each time i netstat and allocate the closed port (which is usually 1024+) and open it at the firewall.
is there a way to assign a fixed rpc port?
02-25-2009 04:49 PM
I don't believe so. Its only the end point mapper listening on 135, the server (EV) listens on a dynamic port 1024+ and the client is referrred to that port once a connection is made.
02-25-2009 10:39 PM
So I must open 1024+ at EV for all.
I hope this wll be fixed in later SPs or something. you know rpc is every firewall admin nightmare.
02-26-2009 04:37 PM
This is a function of DCOM not EV. EV has a great fix to this. Switch to HTTP mode.
In your mailbox policy - advanced - outlook - Outlook Add-in Behavior. Set to use HTTP.
Sync the mailboxes and EV clients should now use HTTP (tcp:80) for communications.
review: Admin Guide p109.
02-27-2009 10:53 AM
i just reviewed the manual. this seems like a very good work around.
will give it a try tomorrow and let you know.
02-27-2009 05:55 PM
I forgot to mention the minor downside. Switching to HTTP mode makes the EV full client act like the lite-client. Users will no longer have access to the EV properties on the folder tab and when manually archiving an item they will not be promtped to choose the retention category (some clients perfer this).
02-27-2009 10:38 PM
Yes I came into that and I have no problem. in fact, in all my policies deletion is forbeddin, and retention periods are all hidden.