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Customizing OWA

Hello,

I would like to change the default display of "Microsoft Outlook Web Access" in the browser bar (IE, Mozilla, etc) when my clients open their OWA.

I already tried Google, an OWA setup tool called OWAAdmin.msi, etc... but still I haven't been able to do this.

I also tried the Program Files\Exchsrvr\exchweb\bin\auth\usa\logon.asp file but I still have the same results.

Many thanks,

Eric
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atheluCommented:
What do you mean by "default Display" ?

You are able to do some minimal changes to the display of OWA. Customizing the buttons and logos is easy enough. We have configured ours to display in an Iframe window so that we may include additional navigational features at the top.

What are you looking to do?
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ericthyredAuthor Commented:
Once you login, you arrive on the window where you have your Inbox, Calendar, etc...

On the IE browser window (at the top left corner) it is displayed: "Microsoft Outlook Web Access - Microsoft Internet Explorer"

I would like to change this to display our company's name instead.
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ericthyredAuthor Commented:
On a normal HTM file, it is the <TITLE> xxxxx </TITLE>
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r-kCommented:
You can replace the file named logo-ie5.gif with your own version. It should be in this folder:

 C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\exchweb\img

The file name may vary slightly, and you should save the original in case you have to go back.

(At least, this works for us. Server 2000, Exchange 2000)
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atheluCommented:
r-k   - that is for the logo file, he means the text in the IE bar

In order to change that text you would need to call the OWA windows into a browser window you control. We are able to do this by using Forms Based authentication. We then have control of the user logon screen (instead of the windows style logon window). We have built our own .asp file that submits the logon credentials to the form and draw a new browser window with our name in the bar.
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r-kCommented:
"r-k   - that is for the logo file, he means the text in the IE bar"

Yes, I know. I just thought he was a bit vague in the original question and this might be still useful :)
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ericthyredAuthor Commented:
OK, but I thought it was also possible without FBA, or not ?
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atheluCommented:
Here are the resulst of the search i performed on a defualt installation:

Processing file : C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin\store.exe
Offset 0x323d3e - <Microsoft Outlook Web Access>:
Offset 0x323d67 - <P><Microsoft Outlook Web Access>: <A HREF="%s">%s</A></P>
Found 2 occurrences.

Processing file : C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin\wmtemplates.dll
Offset 0x31cb08 - <TITLE><Microsoft Outlook Web Access></TITLE>
Offset 0x31ce38 - <TITLE><Microsoft Outlook Web Access></TITLE>
Found 2 occurrences.

Processing file : C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\exchweb\bin\auth\usa\logon.asp
Line   3 -  CONST L_WindowTitle_Text = "<Microsoft Outlook Web Access>"
Found 1 occurrences.

Processing file : C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\exchweb\bin\usa\logoff.asp
Line   4 -  CONST L_WindowTitle_Text = "<Microsoft Outlook Web Access> - Logoff"
Found 1 occurrences.

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ericthyredAuthor Commented:
PLEASE HELP !  I changed the <Microsoft Outlook Web Access>  in the wmplates.dll file and now each time I want to authenticate (after the logon box) I get:

"HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable"

I already tried to put back the file as it was before but I am getting the same problem.

This is critical ! Please advise !!! :-(
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atheluCommented:
The problem with OWA is that many of its settings/functions are stored in exe and dll files. You cannot make modifications to these. I was trying to illustrate the point of where this information is stored. I should have been more explicit in my post.

did you just use a text editor to modify the file??

I assume you had not backed up the file before updating it?

Here is a link to the dll so you may download an original one:
http://home.comcast.net/~athelu/wmtemplates.dll

make sure that this version of the dll matches the same version you are running. You would be best served by replacing the dll in safe mode, then restarting the computer.
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ericthyredAuthor Commented:
Thanks. I already could restore it from Exchange 2003 SP1 and remounted the store.

I will try your suggestion and let you know how it went.
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