Where does Exchange OWA virtual dir points to??

Posted on 2004-03-28
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
my IIS's exchange points to "\\.\BackOfficeStorage\mydomain.com\MBX" if i try to change any setting for exchange's virtual dir,, IIS will say that is not a correct location, and wants me to change that dir first,, i wonder where that location is.
Question by:smantha1979
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It points to Exchanges IFS, which is a virtual drive of the database in a file format.  With your virtual directory being \\.\BackOfficeStorage\mydomain.com\MBX I'm assuming that the server you are looking at is actually a front end server, that redirects to one of your backend store servers.  If the OWA server was a backend server, the location is usually M:\mydomain.com\MBX.


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but i don't have a M drive ,,, if i have to setup the virtual dir, where should i point to??

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timiano earned 200 total points
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If the server you are looking at is a frontend server its possible that the IS isn't running and IFS isn't loaded as a device either, as all OWA front end is doing is proxying request to the backend http OWA server.

You shouldn't try to change the UNC path full stop, as its telling the webserver to lookup which store that users mailbox is located on.  It is pointing to the correct place.

On the backend OWA server you will find that it has an M: drive (or other letter if the IFS drive mapping has been changed via the registry).


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