Solved

OWA's /exchange virtual directory will not work for 2007 mailbox users

Posted on 2008-06-25
3
1,904 Views
Last Modified: 2008-08-15
I have installed Exchange 2007 SP1 as a CAS role on Server 2008. I have migrated my mailbox over to our 2007 mesaging envrionment. When I access OWA I am able to log in using the /OWA virtual directory but I cannot log in using the /exchange virtual directory. When I attempt to log in using the forms based authentication, it just displays a line "The user name or password that you entered is not valid. Try entering it again." Users with a 2003 mailbox are able to log in with no problems using the /exchange. I do not know where the problem could be here. I have uninstalled and reinstalled IIS and exchange as described in this article. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320202. I am running out fo things to look at. I am recieving this error directly on the CAS servers via https://localhost/owa and https://localhost/exchange. The Windows firewall is turned off.
0
Comment
Question by:maderosia
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:jkarnes12
ID: 21869098
Exchange 2007 Mailboxes can only be accessed through the /owa directory.

The /exchnage directory is for Legacy Exchange mailboxes (2003)
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:maderosia
ID: 21869391
jkarnes12, that is not correct. /exchange is for 2000 and 2003 mailboxes and will redirect 2007 mailboxes to /owa. It is the practice to use the /exchange directory during a migration as it will control the virtual directory needed. And when all users are on 2007, to then start using the /owa directory for all OWA. It would be inpossible to publish different webs for users dependant on where their mailbox is without the /exchange redirecting automatically. Here is a good reference that will explain this: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb885041.aspx
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
maderosia earned 0 total points
ID: 21908611
I found the problem and it was a very stupid mistake on my part. I did not have the full prerequisites for the mailbox server. I was missing three services of IIS and I issued the commands below to resolve and now OWA /exchange virtual directory works as it should. This is why the CAS server was unable to pass along credentials to the mailbox server.

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-ISAPI-Ext
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Basic-Auth
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Windows-Auth

I will be asking for a refund on points and a deletion of this question as I resolved the issue myself.
Thank you,
maderosia
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

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

We are happy to announce a brand new addition to our line of acclaimed email signature management products – CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365.
Find out what you should include to make the best professional email signature for your organization.
In this video we show how to create a Distribution Group 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 Recipients >>…
To show how to create a transport rule 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 Mail Flow >> Rules tab.:  To cr…

813 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

8 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now