For some odd reason setting up Exchange on the Outlook 2003 clients doesnt "see" the domain controller thru the VPN. I have ANY to SERVER on ALL ports using a 3DES VPN... so you would think that going thru the Outlook config and plugging in the IP of the exchange server since the clients have no way of resolving mydomain.local would work and authenticate the user (aside from setting up a local hosts file - which I have done in some cases). But it doesn't. I was hoping that creating some kind of global catalog server in the local workgroup would fix this problem. I am going crazy and am grasping at straws now. And since LINUX is my savior in some other cases I figured its magic may help me out here.
FYI I get IMAP configured find on the clients in the office. I guess I need to start to think of something else.