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Hi All

I have a question. I'm currently running Windows 2000 SBS with ISA 2000, and URL Scan, and Exchange 2000 everything is working great. I'm know using webmail but when ever I type the local ip address of the server or the external IP address from a workstation it keeps ASKING ME FOR A USERNAME AND PASSWORD. When I do it from the actuall server it asks me once and then lets me in. I'm not sure why this is, am I missing something?
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by:rhandels
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Hi,

At first, you would need to have a WIndows 2000 machine with IE 6.0 (at least) to have it working properly. Second of all, if you type in the OWA URL, try using http://servername/exchange/username.
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by:maykut
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I'm using IE 6 with SP1 and if I type in http://servername/exchange/username i get an error saying http error 404- file not found.
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by:rhandels
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Hi,

Make sure to change the %servername% for your servername... Andf the username for the specified user you want to log in with...
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by:maykut
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I've done that it doesn't work

eg: http://server1/exchange/maykut

it doesn't work
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by:rhandels
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Do all these machines have this problem??? Or are you able to log in with some of them?? ALso, try checking if you have a language selected within IE. To do this, go to Tools --> Inernet Options --> General Tab -->  Languages and check to see if there are langiages selected here..
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by:maykut
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they all have the problem.
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by:rhandels
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Then i don't know what could cause this behaviour...
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by:maykut
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Its working if I type in the server name and then exchange ie http://server/exchange it takes me straight into my inbox but it doesn't prompt me for a username, password, or domain how can I fix this. Will this have the same effect when using it externally.
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by:rhandels
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Hi,

If you are looged into the pc with your username (or the admin) and you go to OWA, it will authenticate with the Windows password you loggen in with. If you type in the \username at the end, it will ask for the username and password for that user (make sur to also add the domain name when logging in).

So if users externally are logged in locally with some username or password and they type in http://server/exchange, they will get a login screen..

But how did you fix it?? Why is it working now??
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by:maykut
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It was a problem with my firewall. I realised that I was typing in my external ip and my firewall for some reason can't work out that my external http request for mail is forwarded to my mail server. I've checked port forwarding and its fine. This is a problem that I've encountered with Net Gear Firewall/Routers. Its working fine when I enter the internal IP. I've also checked it via dialing into my ISP and know my webmail is fine to.

Thanks for your help!!!!
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ur welcome
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