Default Website deleted, Exchange OWA 2007 broken

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We accidentally deleted the Default Web Site containing the OWA Installation. I've read a ton of guides and tutorials, all of which have aimed me in the right direction, but have not solved the issue. I've since manually re-created a "Default Web Site" folder, and gave it the meta-ID tag "1". I then uninstalled/reinstalled the exchange Client Access module, which recreated the OWA Virtual Folders under the Default Website. I can now reach the OWA installation, but it only pulls up a blank screen in firefox, and an "Action Canceled" / "Cannot Find Server" in IE. I disabled SSL and I get the same issue. I disable FBA and get a username / password prompt, but none of my logins work. Any other ideas?
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I know this may be a silly question but did you make sure that after the reinstall you re-configured or double checked your configuration to make sure you are routed through any firewalls or other security. I know sometimes a new install even of a previously existing app may still need to be ok'd again with firewalls..etc. Have you checked or done anything with any configuration of it at all so far? Other than the SSL and FBA turn offs? I don't know much about it to be honest with ya, but I would check any mapping or routing that needs to be done to make sure it is pointing to the server. Not reaching the server seems to be the issue from what I can tell at the moment.

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I don't believe it's an issue with the firewall, as no ports have changed. A part of me feels that it's a permission issue somewhere dealing with the virtual folders. I unfortunately don't know the default permissions, I'm assuming they would have been set when the virtual folders were recreated.

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I wanted to fix it without reinstalling IIS. I said what the hell, and just re-installed IIS which fixed the issue. Thanks for even responding to this question jimmy, that's why you get the points.
No problem. I'm glad to see you got it resolved. I always at least try to help :) and thx. Hope all goes smoothly for ya. Thanks for posting the fix as well, hope that will help others in the future. Good luck to ya here on out knox, enjoy. :)

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