Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 376
  • Last Modified:

Web Access login Failure

I have one user who has a seperate domain name for her email.  WHne she is int he office she can login with her Unique UPN and all and access her email.  when she uses web access it denies her with a 401 unauthorized error.  Im sure i am missing something but cant think of where.  mail flows for her jsut fine.  I ahve tried using all the domain\username combinations i can think of.
0
rmazzotta
Asked:
rmazzotta
  • 7
  • 5
  • 4
1 Solution
 
rhandelsCommented:
Hi,

Try let her adding her username behind the OWA URL, like this

http://exchangeserver/exchange/username.

After that use the domainame\username option. It should work..

Other option is to go to AD Users & Computers, then go to the users properties and go to Exchange General (i though anyhowes, might be another Exchange tab). Once there, check if the HTTP option is enabled.
0
 
rmazzottaAuthor Commented:
nope.  the http option is selected and going to her username does nothing.
0
 
rhandelsCommented:
All other users work?? Try going to the mailserver and see if you can get to her mailbox using OWA..
0
Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

 
rmazzottaAuthor Commented:
no it pops up a login box no matter where i try owa.  just her no one else.
0
 
rhandelsCommented:
All i could say is try recreating the account. Else, i'm kinda lost..
0
 
rmazzottaAuthor Commented:
cant do that.  person has a large mailbox she has been using for some time.  thing is it all worked until i removed her email adress for the main domain.   she now strictly has her own email domain.
0
 
rhandelsCommented:
Maybe that's why she can't login, i do believe OWA uses the e-mail address (that isn't there anymore). You could add here old address to her user account and make sure that the other e-mail address is her primary mail account. Then the only reason the other e-mail address is there, is to log on.

You could try to use her new mail address as her loginname..
0
 
rmazzottaAuthor Commented:
i have tried to use her new mail address as login.  it says unauthorized.  I can not for legal reasons have her on her old email address.
0
 
ehammersleyCommented:
What about your IIS settings?

Goto IIS -> Web Sites -> Default Web Site -> Exchange (Virtual Folder) -> Right click on the Exchange (Virtual Folder) and choose Properties.  

Under the directory security tab in the Authentication and Access Control section click Edit.  Make sure the blank for "Default Domain" is empty, if not then delete its contents and restart IIS.  Retest your user.
0
 
rmazzottaAuthor Commented:
has our main domain name in there for default domain.  sh ecna still log on in the office to that domain though.  i dont get it.
0
 
ehammersleyCommented:
I think I might have misread your question.  After I pressed Submit it hit me.  She is on the same physical NT domain but has a different e-mail domain, right.  My mind went different NT domain.

My bad... and stupid.
0
 
rmazzottaAuthor Commented:
yeah same nt domain just different smtp domain.  
0
 
ehammersleyCommented:
Oh, and I believe OWA uses her Exchange alias and not her e-mail (from comment above).  Changing her e-mail address should have no effect of OWA.

Here you go.  I thought I remember seeing this somewhere.

http://hellomate.typepad.com/exchange/2003/07/owa_and_multipl.html
0
 
ehammersleyCommented:
oh, and I was wrong on the alias, just to give props to the person above.  I'm messing this one all up.  :-)
0
 
rmazzottaAuthor Commented:
that article was perfect.  THANKS!
0
 
ehammersleyCommented:
I'm glad it worked!  No problem!
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

  • 7
  • 5
  • 4
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now