Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17


OWA External redirect from HTTP to HTTPS

Posted on 2006-11-21
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
I wish to redirect our external traffice that used to connect to our OWA server via an ISA server on to httpS://

simply to save the users changing thier bookmarks etc...

ive read and tried the redirect explenation on the link below but I cant seem to get it to work
any advice ?

Question by:mattash55
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
LVL 16

Expert Comment

ID: 17986156
Can you access if you tip it in manually?

Do you have port 443 open on ISA server? What error message do you receive? And what Exchange version?

Author Comment

ID: 17986163
Yeah maunely it works OK no problem at all.
Exchang 2003 SP2,
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

The_Kirschi earned 1000 total points
ID: 17986210
I guess you can - perhaps need - to set this up on the ISA server. Maybe this can help you:
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

LVL 20

Expert Comment

ID: 17986518
LVL 31

Expert Comment

ID: 17987033
The method described in the 839357 article only works for the OWA URL - in other words, when you type /exchange on the end.  It sounds like you want the redirect to work for your entire Default Web Site.  If that is the case, then you will need to apply the custom error setting to the Default Web Site, instead of the Exchange Virtual Directory as described.

Author Comment

ID: 17987813
That method works for internal users now so the ones trying to access http://server/exchange are redirected to https://. but its the external users accessing the i need to redirect
LVL 16

Expert Comment

ID: 17987826
I think you should configure this on the ISA server. See my link above.

Author Comment

ID: 17987981
your link was useful, however to get the redirect working with that requires you to buy the webdirect software :/. Ive tried the html files and have no joy with them either

Featured Post

Get your Conversational Ransomware Defense e‑book

This e-book gives you an insight into the ransomware threat and reviews the fundamentals of top-notch ransomware preparedness and recovery. To help you protect yourself and your organization. The initial infection may be inevitable, so the best protection is to be fully prepared.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will help to fix the below error for MS Exchange server 2010 I. Out Of office not working II. Certificate error "name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" III. Make Internal URLs and External…
There are times when we need to generate a report on the inbox rules, where users have set up forwarding externally in their mailbox. In this article, I will be sharing a script I wrote to generate the report in CSV format.
To show how to generate a certificate request in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.:  First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Certificates…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit If you want to manage em…
Suggested Courses

664 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question