Help with Front-End OWA Server

By aucyris ·
I followed Markus Klein's "Implementing Outlook Web Access with Exchange Server 2003" ( with success.

However, I have a couple of questions.

We already had OWA running directly on our exchange box (, which is why I was following the aforementioned article, so that users weren't accessing the exchange box directly from outside of our network when using OWA.

The external name of the new front-end box is

Despite the fact I enabled Forms-Based authentication, it appears to be redirecting back to "" and prompting me for the login credentials in the old pop-up box fashion. Once I login, the URL shows the original OWA box (

How do I prevent this from happening?


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by aucyris In reply to Help with Front-End OWA S ...

I cleared my cache, and I found that I'm actually being prompted for a username and password by "owa-test" (which still shouldn't happen because I enabled FBA) AND, once I authenticate successfully, I'm prompted again by Why is it redirecting to that?

When I changed the Authentication Methods on the "Exchange" site on the front-end owa server (owa-test) to "Enable anonymous access", it stops working entirely.

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