How to change OWA extension URL
Hi,Is it possible to change the default Outlook web access link (/exchange)?? I have an exchange server and OWA isenabled. So by default, users will go into our websitewww.abc.com/exchange to check their mail when overseas. So my question is,is it possible to change from www.abc.com/exchange to www.abc.com/checkmymail??
February 13th, 2009 9:47am
Hi, You can create a new virtual directory called checkmymail and set a redirection for it. 1. Start IIS Manager2. Right click on the " checkmymail " and choose "Properties".3. On the "virtual Directory" tab.4. Change the first option to "A redirection to a URL".5. Enter "/exchange" in to the box (minus quotes)6. Change the entry below to "A directory below URL entered".7. Click Apply/OK 8. Restart IIS. Hope this helps. Thanks, Elvis
February 14th, 2009 11:09am
Hi elvis,Thanks for the reply. I have done it but I can stillaccess directly into www.abc.com/exchange. How to refrain people from going directly to /exchange and only enter OWA via /checkmymail ??So my main point here is to completely change the URL as in www.abc.com/checkmymail while disallowing www.abc.com/exchange . How do I do it?
February 23rd, 2009 12:18pm
Hi, Please backup your IIS settings before the procedure. In IIS manager, right click owa virtual directoryall taskssave configuration to a file. Then create a new virtual directory (from a file)checkmail. Then delete owa directory and test the issue. Thanks, Elvis
February 23rd, 2009 12:39pm
hi elvis,i tried d last method. it worked. but OWA didnt functiond 100%. as in like the log in page is different etc. So i restored the last know settings. BUT, this time round, everything was restored but now my website is down. TOTALLY DOWN. Pls help me to give me ideas how to resolve this issue. Pls help. Anyone.
February 24th, 2009 10:37am