About Enterprise Vault proxy server configurations for access to Outlook RPC over HTTP clients
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Optionally, you can use an Enterprise Vault server as a proxy server for Enterprise Vault requests from the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-In when Outlook Anywhere is configured. The Enterprise Vault proxy server forwards Enterprise Vault requests to the Enterprise Vault server that hosts the archive. In environments with multiple Enterprise Vault sites, a separate Enterprise Vault proxy server is required for each site.
An Enterprise Vault proxy server is useful in the following situations:
If you do not want to publish multiple Enterprise Vault servers to external users.
If you want to publish separate URLs for external and internal Enterprise Vault users.
Note that an Enterprise Vault proxy server can only be used to manage connections from Outlook Anywhere clients. It cannot be used for other types of connections, such as OWA.
The figure, Figure: Example Outlook Anywhere configuration using an Enterprise Vault proxy server, illustrates an Enterprise Vault proxy server in an Outlook Anywhere configuration. The Enterprise Vault server that is used as a proxy server can also host archives, if required. Alternatively, you can set up a minimal Enterprise Vault server to be used as a proxy server only.
Settings in the Enterprise Vault Exchange Desktop policy let you configure the behavior of the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-In when Outlook is configured to use RPC over HTTP.
The Enterprise Vault client contacts Enterprise Vault as follows:
The Enterprise Vault client first attempts to connect to the default Enterprise Vault server that hosts the archive.
If the client cannot contact the server, then the client uses the URL that you specify for the Enterprise Vault Exchange Desktop policy setting, RPC over HTTP proxy URL.
This logic enables users to connect directly to the Enterprise Vault server that hosts the archive when they are in the office. When they are away from the office, the Enterprise Vault client connects to the Enterprise Vault proxy server.
If no URL is specified in the Enterprise Vault policy, then the client uses the Exchange proxy URL configured in the Outlook profile.
The Enterprise Vault proxy server connects to the Enterprise Vault server that hosts the archive using anonymous connections. For this reason you must configure support for anonymous connections on each Enterprise Vault server that the proxy server contacts.
In an Enterprise Vault cluster you need to configure each node in the cluster for anonymous connections.
Similarly, in building blocks configurations you may need to configure support for anonymous connections on the proxy server computer. This configuration is required for Virtual Vault users if a Storage Service can fail over to the Enterprise Vault proxy server computer.
Instructions for setting up an Enterprise Vault proxy server, and configuring support for anonymous connections are given in the following section:
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