Admin Privileges and Outlook Web Access SBS 2003 revisited
Posted on 2007-10-13
I have seen many posts in here with similar issues as the one I have and have tried them all but I still havent resolved the issue.
I had SBS 2003 running on my system and the OWA and the RWW working fine. However, I started monkeying around with the system and made a mess of it all (I know I deserve it) and had to reinstall everything with all the updates.
So then I created one user with Admin, another with Power User and the last user as a User and added them all to a computer. All works fine other than OWA. I can log on to RWW no problem with all users. I can connect to Exchange/Outlook locally with all users but cant connect using OWA (Error: You could not be logged on to Outlook Web Access. Make sure your domain\user name and password are correct, and then try again). The only user able to log on using OWA is an Administrator. I tried going through all the knowledge base in Experts Exchange but nothing helped. Also the fact that for some of the fixes I didnt use system manager console and forgot that Exchange within SBS2003 is different than Exchange, I'm sure I went wrong somewhere. So now I blew it away and reinstalled it AGAIN.
It seems to me that I screwed something up in the permissions since the only difference between all the users is the "Admin" permissions. But to be honest, with a fresh install and using all the default settings, I cant see how I did that. If I take any user and add them to the "Admin" group, they can access OWA. The only other difference between the last successful install and the dismal results recently are the updates. Other than that, its a pretty straight forward setup as long as youre using the "Wizards".
SBS2003 w/SP2 and all current updates (using a single NIC)
Desktop XP-Pro w/SP2 and all current updates
D-Link DIR-655 Router
Setup= DSL->DIR655->to SBS2003 and Desktop
Any insight to this issue or where I'm going wrong would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,