OWA Redirect Under IIS 7

Posted on 2008-11-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have Exchange 2007 SP1 running on Windows Server 2008 and am trying to get http to automatically redirect to https. I have been trying to adapt the TechNet instructions at for this purpose but am flailing.

Prior to making any changes, I verified that the https address worked. I made the changes, adding a redirect page. Now, when I go to it shows the redirect page and attempts the redirect. However, the actual page fails.Going directly to that https page also fails.

Any thoughts on where I might have messed up?

Question by:NordicEIS
    LVL 9

    Expert Comment

    well if going directly to https fails then i would not even bother with the redirect.
    are you trying it from internal, or external.


    Author Comment

    The https only started failing when I set up the redirect. I am not sure which step could have caused that.

    Author Comment

    Ah, so the problems seems to be with my "HTTP Redirect" page on the Default Web Site. When I check the "Redirect requests to this destination" box and using only /owa, it does not work. When I disable that, it works.It does not seem to matter if I enter the relative path or the full path in that field. I am not sure what to do with various Redirect Behavior options.

    Accepted Solution

    Solved this myself. The "trick" is to enable the redirection on the Default Web Site but disable it on the /owa subidirectory. Now things are working properly. Thanks.
    LVL 2

    Expert Comment

    Hi NordicEIS....I have the same problem and I'm following the same Microsoft article....but can't get http to redirect to https...was wondering if you could provide me with your steps. Thx

    Featured Post

    Enabling OSINT in Activity Based Intelligence

    Activity based intelligence (ABI) requires access to all available sources of data. Recorded Future allows analysts to observe structured data on the open, deep, and dark web.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Suggested Solutions

    Use email signature images to promote corporate certifications and industry awards.
    ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
    To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
    how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.

    746 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

    13 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now