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How to Enable OWA on Two Independent Web Sites Under IIS

Posted on 2003-03-12
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
The only information I can find is this Q arctile and it's for exchange 5.5 and does not work properly with exchange 2000. Can someone please help me out with this

Thanks in advance


Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 261953

Looking for the exchange 2000 articile for the above
Question by:cyrus1_1
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Expert Comment

ID: 8132788
Explain to me exactly what you want to do and I'll help you. What's your goal?

Author Comment

ID: 8132970
Thanks I am hosting multiple websites (and smtp domains for each of them) on my system example www.abc.com www.123.com and www.xyz.com..Now  abc.com is the default website and the domain of the local system. I can send and receive email from all 3 domains via pop3. But OWA only works for the default domain www.abc.com/exchange .If I add @abc.com to a user as a secondary smtp address in the xyz smtp address for that user then OWA works for them also .But I do not want to do this as I need to keep the 3 companies separate since they are competing companies. Here is the article I used thus far


So I need to know how I can setup OWA for the independent websites .Currently only the users with the local domains smtp email address can use OWA. I need to host all 3 websites and have OWA work independently for each. I can't have them have anything to do with each other I hope this makes sense.. If not I'll try to explain better

Expert Comment

ID: 8197055
Are you only wanting to use one exchange server?
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Expert Comment

ID: 8197209

You need to add a virtual directory for each domain.


First Administrative Group>Servers>(server)>HTTP

Right click your Exchange Virtual Server>New>Virtual Directory

Name it how you want users to access it- this is similar to the /exchange that you enter after the domain- got it? They will enter it like this:

your company= www.abc.com/exchange
clients= www.xyz.com/xyx

OK- remember that you have entered your client domains into one of your recipient policies-right? Use the appropriate one according to the client that you are configuring.

Sorry I can't give you the exact steos as I don't have my server in front of me. Let me know if you need more assistance.

Author Comment

ID: 8197229
But if I do that then I can't use www.abc.com/exchange and www.123.com/exchange right ? all the sites would have to have a different name after there domain name ? Is there anyway to have them all be domain/exchange

thanks for the help

Author Comment

ID: 8197237
SOrry and Yes I only have one exchange server

Accepted Solution

Mcscotsman earned 120 total points
ID: 8197825
The following is a comment and there may be some kind of workaround:

I don't think can do that as the virtual directory "Exchange" is for you default domain and not the additional client domains. What I have done is similar to the following:


There's nothing special about the name, but it will resolve to a unique domain specified in your recipient policy which is unique.

Hope that helped.

Author Comment

ID: 8197943
Thanks for the info. I'll give you the points

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