how to stop Outlook Web Access from using Windows logon credentials

Posted on 2006-05-23
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
We have Exchange 2003 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 SP1, with XP Pro SP2 workstations, and are not currently using SSL/HTTPS. I want to be able to access multiple email accounts using Outlook Web Access on a single workstation while logged into Windows with one user account, using http://servername/exchange, but right now can only access the account that I am currently logged into Windows with because I am not given an OWA login prompt.  How do I do this without having to log off Windows and log back in with each account?
Question by:octopussy
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    Accepted Solution

    go to http://servername/exchange/mailbox name

    i.e. user is joe bloggs - http://servername/exchange/joe.bloggs (depends on naming convention used)

    make sure the user is OWA enabled and that the account you are using has permissions to that mailbox



    Author Comment

    Thanks AJJ.  That works, but is there a way to do this without making the user type in the entire URL/mailbox name?  I want them to be able to select either an IE favorite or open a desktop shortcut and go directly to a login box without having to remember the exact web address, because they won't remember.

    Expert Comment

    Under Exchange System Manager go to Administrative Groups\Site Name\Server Name\Protocols\HTTP and right-click on the Exchange Virtual Server

    Click on  Properties, then Settings tab, and see if "Enable Forms Based Authentication" is checked.
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    Assisted Solution

    Turning on FBA will not help, as you aren't using SSL.

    On the /exchange virtual directory in IIS Manager, disable integrated authentication and make sure that basic authentication only is enabled.
    Be aware - the username and password information is then sent across in the clear. I strongly recommend that you deploy SSL and then you can use FBA.


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