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Cannot change WebServicesVirtualDirectory to follow MS Kb 940726

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Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I am following the steps in the MS kb 940726, but I cannot complete the EWS InternalUrl step.  I suspect that the problem is the fact that the external URL is very different from the internal FQDN.   Using xxx to equate to the company name, the external is https://owa.xxxind.com while the internal is xxxmail.xxx.com

In the management shell, I issue the command:
Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -Identity "xxxmail.xxx.com\EWS (Default Web Site)" -InternalUrl https://owa.xxxind.com/ews/exchange.asmx

I get the error:
Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory : A failure occurred while trying to update metabase properties.
At line:1 char:32
+ Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory <<<< -Identity "xxxmail.xxx.com\EWS (Default Web Site)" -InternalUrl https://owa.xxxind.com/ews/exchange.asmx
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