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Configure Internal and External URL in Exchange 2016

After installing Exchange Server 2016 and configuring the DNS namespace, what’s next? The next step is to configure Internal and External URL in Exchange 2016. Configuring the URLs can be done with Exchange Admin Center (EAC) or with PowerShell. Well, almost all parts can be configured with EAC, because one part (AutoDiscover) needs to be configured with PowerShell. In this article, you will learn how to configure URLs in Exchange Server 2016.

Information Internal and External URL in Exchange 2016

Important: Read the article Exchange 2016 namespace design and planning before you go further.

We have an internal domain named exoip.local and external domain exoip.com. In my example, we are going to configure the namespace mail.exoip.com. This way we can buy a third-party certificate for Exchange Server. We will configure the internal and external URLs with the same name. Almost all the URLs will have the mail.exoip.com in the configuration. That’s because the AutoDiscover URL will be different.

Do you like to know how the current Exchange URLs are configured? Read the article Find Exchange Server URLs with PowerShell.

An architecture view of the Exchange 2016 namespace is shown below in the diagram.

Configure internal and External URL in Exchange with PowerShell

Log in to the Exchange Server 2016. Run Exchange Management Shell as administrator. Set the virtual directory for every component and verify it after. If you like to set the URLs on all the Exchange Servers, remove -Server EX01-2016 from each command. In our example, we like to configure URLs on this particular Exchange Server, this is why we are using the -Server parameter.

Configure URL for Autodiscover.

Configure URL for Exchange Control Panel (ECP).

Configure URL for Exchange Web Services (EWS).

Configure URL for MAPI.

Configure URL for ActiveSync.

Configure URL for Offline Address Book (OAB).

Configure URL for Outlook Web Access (OWA).

Configure URL for PowerShell.

Configure URL for Outlook Anywhere.

Configuring Internal and External URL in Exchange Server 2016 is completed successfully.

Conclusion

You learned how to configure Internal and External URL in Exchange 2016. Don’t forget to configure the internal DNS namespace. Did you enjoy this article? You may also like to read Disable circular logging Exchange 2016. Don’t forget to follow us and share this article.

ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN is a passionate IT Architect, IT Consultant, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He started Information Technology at a very young age, and his goal is to teach and inspire others. Connect with ALI TAJRAN on social media. Read more »

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