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SBS 2003 - IIS - How to redirect www.mycompany.com/webmail to www.mycompany.com/exchange

Posted on 2004-10-25
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hi there,

Does anyone know how I can make it so that when people hit www.mycompany.com/webmail it redirects them to /exchange.
We've just changed servers and a lot stuff on the website still points to /webmail - also a lot of users are finding it hard to remember the change!

Many thanks,
Question by:Boffgroup
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NetworkArchitek earned 750 total points
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Hi Boffgroup,
Yes, this is a pretty common thing you would want to do. There's a few different ways to accomplish it but here's how to do it using a folder and alias in IIS, taken from MS-KB

1. Log on to the Web server computer as an administrator.
2. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
3. Double-click Administrative Tools, and then double click Internet Services Manager.
4. Right-click the Web site or the folder, and then click Open.  
5. Right-click the folder display, point to New, and then click Folder.
6. Return to Internet Services Manager.  
7. Right-click the folder that you just created, and then click Properties.  
8. Click the Directory tab, and then click A redirection to a URL.
9. To redirect the folder to another URL, click the URL of the folder or the Web site that is described in step 4, and then type the complete URL to the new site in the Redirect to box.  
10. To redirect the folder to another folder within in this folder (for example, Projects to Sections/Departments/Projects), click A directory below this one, and then type the new folder in the Redirect to box.
11. To mark the redirection type as a permanent redirection (and not a temporary redirection), click A permanent redirection for this resource.

If you use this setting, bookmarks and other details are automatically updated on some browsers.  
12. Click OK to save the changes.


Author Comment

ID: 12398882
Thankyou for that.

I'm getting this error now.

HTTP Error 401.1 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.
Internet Information Services (IIS)

How should the permissions be set ?


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