Friday, July 29, 2011

Redirecting Exchange Server 2010 OWA so users can exclude the /owa path

In Exchange Server 2003, it wasn’t quite as easy to redirect a user who types https://webmail.someDomain.com/ to https://webmail.someDomain.com/exchange as you were required to user a .asp page to redirect the requests to the root over to the /exchange directory.  In Exchange Server 2010, this process has been simplified through a simple text and check box in IIS 7 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998359.aspx).  You can find the instructions here but in case someone is looking for a screenshot of what the configuration looks like see the following:

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Make sure you select the Only redirect requests to content in this directory (not subdirectories) as the redirect will not work without that checkbox enabled (I made the mistake while configuring this wondering why it didn’t work).

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