OWAadmin - Attachment Handling - Disable Attachments

Posted on 2005-03-30
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
i have a question regarding this feature in the OWAadmin tool pack. If i choose to only allow attachments from back-end servers, does this mean that i have to make my connection to the back-end server to see/send attachments?

Or does this mean that when i upload attachments they go to the back-end server and not the front end server?

just trying to get an idea of exactly what this does.
Question by:athelu
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The way I understand it is the option allows a user who has connected to a back end server for OWA access to their attachments. This would be a server that isn't accessible from the Internet, so OWA would be accessed from a machine that is under the control of the administrator - so the attachment can be scanned for viruses etc.

However a front end server - which by definition is Internet facing wouldn't allow access to attachments. This could stop someone downloading attachments from a non-company machine.


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Sounds like a feature has been turned on inside of the OWA admin tool pack.

Start up the Outlook Web Access Administration page
     (remember to put username in as domain\username)

Click on Attachment handling from the list. this will take you to another page.

review the first option; disable attachments. most likely someone has set this to back-end only, and if so there will be a server listed in the second setting.

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