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How to create a HTML login form to get into a exchange server on web instead of getting default popup login screen from ms exchage Server OWA

Posted on 2004-09-25
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Hi,

We have exchange 2000 server.
I want to modify default login screen of OWA to my custom web login form in HTML.
Please suggest.
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It is not really recommended to modify the OWA logon pages, since most of the time the changes are wiped after Serivce Pack installs etc ... I know MS doesn't like to support OWA if it has been branded, and if you require support in the future, you'll probably have to reinstall over top of the existing ....

That being said -


"In Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5, the OWA component was a series of Active Server Pages, HTML, and Jscript. In Exchange 2000, the OWA component is tightly integrated with the Exchange 2000 server itself for increased performance and functionality, and you cannot customize OWA for Exchange 2000 in the same way as you customized OWA under Exchange Server 5.5.

However, because of the new capabilities of OWA in Exchange 2000, you can still customize your OWA experience by using one of the two methods described in this article." (See kb 321832)

How to Change the Outlook Web Access Logon Page
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321832

Other articles -

Outlook Web Access Setup and Deployment
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/events/office2000/tnq10110.mspx

Microsoft Outlook Web Access in Microsoft Exchange2000 Server
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2000/library/e2kowa.mspx

OWA Links -
http://www.slipstick.com/exs/owa.htm


Written for 2003 but may give you a better idea on how to brand OWA - http://www.pcquest.com/content/enterprise/2004/104063004.asp
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OWA 2003 supports custom themes ... given the advancements of OWA in general, if feasible you may want to think about upgrading ...

http://www.winnetmag.com/Windows/Articles/ArticleID/41108/pg/2/2.html
http://www.exchange-mail.org/articles/owathemes.html


Hope that helps!
Brian
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