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OWA 2003, Users with mailboxes on a second exchange 2003 server get 404 page cannot be displayed after entering logon information.

I have 2 Exchange 2003 servers in one site and one domain. Not a FE/BE configuration. Just BE. Users who have mailboxes on the second server cannot get into OWA. Once they enter their logon credentials they get an http 404 error page cannot be displayed. I have checked and double checked permissions and all are same as the users on the first server.
I read an article a while back stating that you do not have to have a second OWA server in a scenario such as ours.

Anyone know what might be causing this?
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danaellis
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eatmeimadanishCommented:
Before I get started let me add a little caution.  If you want to work with SSL you will need to use a front end server.  I have no idea how to get SSL to work with multiple servers. The reason is that SSL is tightly connected to the server, and will not transfer to another internal web and remain secure.  So the problem falls on the issue of the Virtual Server and how it proxies the information.  Sorry for the cut and paste I am short on time.  This will allow you to use a virtual server to pull OWA from another server.  

You can setup Exchange Server's OWA for multiple sites by creating new virtual folders in IIS. Point the new virtual folder to a new folder in Windows Explorer. Copy the contents of the Exchsrvr\WEBDATA\USA folder into the newly created folder. Copy the GLOBAL.ASA and the EXUPLOAD.DLL to the same folder. Edit the GLOBAL.ASA file with Notepad and change the line that says "bstrVirtRoot               = "/exchange" from exchange to the name of your virtual folder. You will have to edit the following files also: CONSTANT.INC and DEFAULT.HTM and change the same line settings. While editting the GLOBAL.ASA page, you will see a line that has "\%langdir%", remove the %langdir% only and leave the quotes and slash. Then you can customize your logon.asp page. ***Be sure to make a backup copy of the page before you edit it.***
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danaellisAuthor Commented:
I will give this a try and see if it will resolve the issue. Sounds like it might be a winner.
Thank you for your help.

Dana
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