Can't connect to work server sbs 2003

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by panda22, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. panda22 macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2010

    I've recently bought a macbook and I love it, but am trying to connect to my outlook server and having a few problems.

    Firstly I can't access OWA through Safari at all, every time I type it in it says 'Safari can't find the server' - it is sbs2003, and this works fine in IE

    Ideally I wanted to set up access through Mail or Entourage (2008) however I've read that it is not possible to connect to exchange through this. Frustrating as I have just bought this and have a free upgrade to 2011 but only home and student so apparently this won't have outlook on here either.

    Can someone please help me I have been trying to connect for days and I just can't figure out the best way to get to my emails? if you could point me in the direction of a good walkthrough that would be great.

  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Assuming you're using DHCP addressing assigned by the SBS2003 Server itself I think you probably have hardcoded DNS servers set in your Networking Preferences. Remove them, then disconnect the ethernet connection and re-connect (either by pulling out the cable or turning Airport off, then reversing). Your Mac should then pick up the automatic DNS settings and be able to resolve the server's machine name to its IP address.

    Entourage can connect to Exchange 2003, but I think Mail needs Exchange 2008 (might be wrong on that last bit though). You just need either OWA or the IMAP protocol enabled on the server.

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