OWA HTTP 500 Error

Posted on 2007-11-29
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I'm running Exchange 2003 and the original domain works perfectly fine in Outlook and OWA, but recently we were asked to host 3 users using a different domain name -

I hate to list everything I did but be patient:
Original domain:  ABC.local                  New domain:

- Raised functional level to 2003

- Created OU, "HOSTED".   Under it, created OU "XYZ"
- In XYZ, created a universal security group "XYZ Employees"
- In XYZ Employees, [General] tab, email:   ""
- In XYZ Employees, [Email Addresses] tab, SMTP (Primary)
- Unchecked "Automatically update email addresses based on recipient policy.

- Created a "XYZ" recipient policy in Exchange System Manager.
- Filter rule:
(&(&(&(objectCategory=*)(memberOf=CN=XZY Employee,OU=XYZ,OU=Hosted,DC=ABC,DC=local)))))
- [Email Addres (Policy)) tab, SMTP

- In ADSIedit.MSC, drilled down to server\OU=Hosted\OU=XYZ, properties
- Changed uPNSuffixes to

- Created a user account, made sure his SMTP address is

No SSL, no form based authentication, Exchange and Microsoft Share folder have proper rights for Authenticated Users

OK.... assuming you got to this far...  How come I get a HTTP 500 error when I try using OWA?
Question by:randy915
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Is this for everyone now, or just the new users?

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msghaleb earned 250 total points
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Try to run Exchange best practice analyzer tool, I had the same issue before, and it was permission at the end.


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This is just for the new users only because I created dummy accounts on the original domain and they work perfectly.

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