disclaimer banner Outlook Web Access 500 points

Posted on 2007-07-26
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
My company is running exchange 2003 and we are useing Outlook Web Access. What I want to do is ad a disclaimer banner when someone goes to our website. One the Disclaimer is displayed you have to hit OK before the OWA is shown. Does Exchange 2003 have this kind of functionality built in? If so how can I go about finding it. If not does anyone have any suggestions for this?
Question by:tabmpierce
    LVL 104

    Accepted Solution

    There is nothing built in to do that. I have been working with Exchange for many years and it is the first time I have seen that specific request.
    You would probably need to look at putting something in front of Exchange, such as an ISA server to do that. If you try and block access on the server itself you will probably stop Exchange from functioning correctly. Public folders specifically are easily broken by changing OWA settings.


    Author Comment

    Hey Simon!!! My favorite exchange guru.

    I guess this would not be like editing the OWA home page. so that instead of having the default webpage it pops up a window you have to agree to the rules then it will allow you to get to the login page. My boss made it sound like this was something they had before but I can not seem to find anything on it. Nuts
    LVL 31

    Assisted Solution

    If you are using the Forms-based Auth login page, then you could probably display a popup message (with an OK button) when it first appears.  The hard part is deciding what happens if they don't click OK (for instance, if there is also a Cancel button).  If you don't offer any alternative, then it should be possible.
    LVL 27

    Assisted Solution

    What you could do is to create a special index file in your default website.
    You would have your disclaimer show there. Then have a button or link that the user clicks to approve of the disclaimer. When they do that it will take them to the logon page for OWA. You would also want a button/link for a "No I do Not Accept" choice that will then take them out of your website.

    My company is setup so that the users go to the sorporate website ( Then there are 2 links. One to check email from HOME and one to check email from WORK.
    The HOME link takes the user to HTTPS://

    However this type of solution will not prevent the user from going directly into Exchange by typing

    Just an idea that may prompt some ideas.


    Author Comment

    Well we ended up calling microsoft and Simon you were correct Microsoft does not support this at this point and time....Boooooo. Anyway it apears we are going to go with something  something like just adding the disclaimer to the OWA login page. I am going to split the points thanks for the help guys.

    Tab Pierce

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