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"Shortcut Icon" or Favico.ico for Microsoft Outlook Web Access

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I'm looking to add a Shortcut Icon or Favicon.ico to our Outlook Web Access Portal if thats possible. mail.airis.com/exchange

Like google.com, ask.com, experts-exchange.com.. they all have something like '<link href="/images/ee.ico" rel="shortcut icon">', in the <head> section of the html page with the exception of google.. I'm not sure how theirs is implemented..

But regardless.. I want to be able to add an icon to our Exchange service of "Microsoft Outlook Web Access or OWA" page and dont know how to do it.

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by:Sembee
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The icon is just a file called favicon.ico in the root of the server.

Simon.
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by:keewong
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Where is the root of the server? and is it automatic? a little more details if possible or a link to a more detailed explaination would be great! thanks for responding!
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by:Sembee
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The root of the server is where the main index file is...

http://servername.domain.com/favico.ico

Google for favicon.ico and you will get lots of hits on how to deploy one. You only need the additional code if the icon file is not in the root of the web server.

http://www.thesitewizard.com/archive/favicon.shtml

Simon.
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by:keewong
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this is the location of my home page I think..
"C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\OMA\browse\oma.aspx":

<%@ Page trace=false language="c#" ValidateRequest=false Codebehind="oma.aspx.cs" Inherits="Microsoft.Exchange.OMA.UserInterface.Page" AutoEventWireup="false" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="mobile" Namespace="System.Web.UI.MobileControls" Assembly="System.Web.Mobile, Version=1.0.3300.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" %>
<meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft Visual Studio 7.0">
<meta name="CODE_LANGUAGE" content="C#">
<meta name="vs_targetSchema" content="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Mobile/Page">

But When I add:
<link REL="SHORTCUT ICON" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon"/>

It doesnt work.. ugg..

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Sembee earned 250 total points
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On a default installation the root directory is

c:\inetpub\wwwroot

You need to place the file in that location.

Simon.
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by:keewong
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Thats it! and its automatic.. just copy the 'favicon.ico' into that folder!
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by:Sembee
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Out of interest, what did you use an icon?

Simon.
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by:keewong
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doh.. i may have jumped the gun for accepting the solution. Since I dont have an icon maker here, I just renamed a bmp to an ico.. but my other ico i tested seemed to work.. nevertheless.. Ill update tommorrow on more details.
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by:keewong
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Simon, you definitely desreve those points, and they are yours,but today.. I was able to use an icon maker, and it kind of half works it seems. Using "Google Bookmarks", the icon shows up no problem, and also shows up no problem in my tabbed browser. But..  when I add the bookmark to Internet Explorer's favorites, the icon doesnt show up in the favorites but shows the generic "e" icon..

does the icon need to have specific parameters to be 100% capatible across the board like 32 x 32, 16 color or something like that?

any ideas?
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by:Sembee
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The size is the only one I know of - that it has to be 16x16
When I created the one for my web site I created a bmp image, shrunk it to 16x16 and then saved it as .ico and it worked.

It was so long ago now that I cannot remember 100%.

Simon.
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