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Redirect Exchange Default Web Site

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I am trying to redirct my corp.com to corp.com/exchange. I understand that you can just change the Home Directory to redirect to /exchange, i have done this many times in Exchange 2000. But when i do it on my new Exchange 2003 server it redircts every page under the defualt website. Inherite permissions must be set up on the default wesite that are making this change effect every ofther object but i can not find the setting to turn it off. Thanks for any comments.

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Can you clarify what you mean by 'every page under the default web site'?  Do you mean that you have some other pages on the Default Web Site that you will still like to access, even though it has been directed to /Exchange ?  Usually, when you do this, whatever used to be on the Default Web Site becomes pretty much redundant.

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under the default Web Site i have the following
Exadmin
Exchange
Exchweb
Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync
OMA
Public
RPC
RPCWithCert
aspnet_client

When i change the home directory page of the default website all of the above files and folders change to redirect to /exchange as well and i am unable to access anything with owa.
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How did you configure the redirection?  If possible, undo what you did, and follow these instructions (still valid for E2003):

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=319878

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That KB is what i am doing. When i do this and click apply i get a window that says
"Inheritance Overrides"
The following child nodes also define the value of the "UNCPassword" property,which overrides the value you have just set. Please select from the list below those nodes which should use the new values.

If i select none of them it still applies the redirect to the other objects, if i select cancel it applys them to the other objects. All i can do is to change the redirect back to the default "A directory on this computer" and it applys that to the other objects and my OWA works again.
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I think you are forgetting to apply the checkbox for 'A directory below this one'.  That is sometimes overlooked.

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did not help. same error unable to display page.
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Did it stop it changing all the mappings for the subdirectories, though.  There may be another problem causing the error.

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It mapped the directory below it as well but not the rest
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What is the full error message that it is displaying now?  Does it give a status code, like 401, 403, 404, 500, etc.?

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page can not be displayed no errors codes

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Here is the error word for word


The page cannot be displayed
The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please try the following:

Click the  Refresh button, or try again later.

If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

To check your connection settings, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Connections tab, click Settings. The settings should match those provided by your local area network (LAN) administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).
See if your Internet connection settings are being detected. You can set Microsoft Windows to examine your network and automatically discover network connection settings (if your network administrator has enabled this setting).
Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.
On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.
Select Automatically detect settings, and then click OK.
Some sites require 128-bit connection security. Click the Help menu and then click About Internet Explorer to determine what strength security you have installed.
If you are trying to reach a secure site, make sure your Security settings can support it. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section and check settings for SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, PCT 1.0.
Click the  Back button to try another link.



Cannot find server or DNS Error
Internet Explorer  
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Can you check your settings to make sure they look exactly like this:

http://www.leederbyshire.com/dws.gif

Maybe you left http:// in the URL box (it appears by default), or chose a different option from the top three?

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Yes it is the same

If i do this from the local machine using the server name instead of corp it will work but from an outside site i still have to put in the /exchange  and from the lan when it is set like this neither url works. This makes no sense.
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Your last comment made me think, if you notice in my above list of items in my default web site there is no default.htm file. This explains the wierd behavior. I recreated the default.htm and redirected it using the /exchange. No worries thanks for you help. I thought i was going crazey. I have done this a hundred times.
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Now that /is/ strange.  I wouldn't have thought it would even look for a default.htm once it had been redirected.  Still, if it works okay now, why worry?

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