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OWA Authentication on Exchange SBS 2003

I am running Exchange on SBS 2003 with SP1 installed.  I would like to force my users to have to put in the domain name\username when logging into OWA.  I have removed the domain name from the default HTTP server and stopped and restarted the http virtual server but I am still able to login without putting in the domain name.  How can I force my users to have to put in the domain name in order to be authenticated?
 
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SembeeCommented:
You could change to Forms Based Authentication. This will require an SSL certificate - a cheap StarterSSL from RapidSSL would be fine for this job. FBA requires the domain to be entered by default and will also increase the security of your OWA configuration.

Did you remove the domain name from the virtual folders as well?

Simon.
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ITCEXCHANGECommented:
in IIS right click on your virtual directory,(exchange) go to properties, then go to the directory security tab, under the "access and authentication" section click on edit. Remove the Default domain. This will force the user to login in with Jdoe@mydomain.com

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wmorlettAuthor Commented:
I removed the domain name from the virtual server EXCHANGE under HTTP in System Manager.  However, under the EXADMIN virtual server (in System Manager), I see all options are grayed out and the only thing checked is Integrated Windows Authentication.  My default domain shows grayed out in the default domain field but the Basic Authentication is not checked.  Basically, I cannot change anything in this window.  

When I went to the EXCHANGE virtual directory in IIS, I have no default domain.

Enabling Forms based authentication works but I really didn't want to use FBA.  I am using a SSL certificate I purchased from Entrust.

Any other ideas?
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wmorlettAuthor Commented:
I've never had a problem with this in past but all other installations have had Exchange on a member server and not a DC.  I'm wondering if my problem is coming from the fact that with SBS 2003 Exchange is running on a DC.  If that is the case I may have to use FBA.
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ITCEXCHANGECommented:
What happens if Forms is not enabled?
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wmorlettAuthor Commented:
It doesn't require the user to enter in the AD domain name.
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ITCEXCHANGECommented:
oh yeah you may want to try a slash /
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wmorlettAuthor Commented:
On which virtual server do you recommend entering the forward slash (/)?
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