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Outlook Web Access and IIS

By Aaron_Wurthmann ·
Issue:
Instead of having to type http:\\machine_name\exchange to access the Outlook Web Access. I would like to set it up so that all ones has to do is type http:\\machine_name. Yes at some point after I get the directory issue worked out in IIS this I will alias the machine in DNS to something like owa or webmail.

Background:
I am going to a new company soon and I get a chnace to do things all over again, including fixing things that I wish I set up right the firs time around.

Already tried this suggestion:

Open the IIS management console, and right click on the Default Web site...
Click properties.
then home directory.
Then browse to the directory where Exchange is installed, and select the webdata directory as the home directory.

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by traviskiger In reply to Outlook Web Access and II ...

Open the IIS management console, and right click on the Default Web site...
Click properties.
then home directory.
Then select "A redirection to a URL" and put "http://your-server/exchange" in there. You might want to ake sure to remove any default.htm/html/asp docs in the home directory.

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Outlook Web Access and II ...

That for some reason or another sent ALL http traffic to that machine into a loop. I retried my above suggestion and it worked. Hmm... don't know what happened. But it is working fine now. I did notice one thing though. Each time you test to see if the redirect is happening you should either clean out your cache or try from different machines the WHOLE html page is saved for "your" benefit.

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by simon.wellborne In reply to Outlook Web Access and II ...

I have attempted to do the same thing as yourself and I had no luck. I know I am doing something wrong, but did not have time to spend on the problem.

So, in case you can't get it working as it should be intended, here is my workaround.

Simply replace the default.html for the default site with a new default.html that redirects users to the /exchange v-dir.

This works for me until I figure out what is wrong with the "correct" method.

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Outlook Web Access and II ...

I was already doing that, thanks.

I retried my above suggestion and it worked. Hmm... don't know what happened. But it is working fine now. I did notice one thing though. Each time you test to see if the redirect is happening you should either clean out your cache or try from different machines the WHOLE html page is saved for "your" benefit.

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by clpadmin In reply to Outlook Web Access and II ...

You were close. In the Local Path:, instead of selecting the Webdata directory, select the USA directory under Webdata directory as the home directory.

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Outlook Web Access and II ...

Yes I know. Thank you.

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