New install of exchange, OWA shows The page cannot be found

Long Story
 our single server (domain controller, active directory, exchange, and vpn) recently died
 restore, due to some confusion with other techs (i was on vacation) exchange was installed on several locations before in properly restored. so we had to force remove it on all servers, then re-install it on orginal, upgrade, restored information store and everything is working

everything now except OWA, owa shows page cannot be found
it shows this to all external users, internal users and even me on the server when i try to access it from the IIS. the new exchange server goes by the same name and IP, no routor changes where ever made.


Short of it
- Exchage 2003 is up and working
- OWA does not work
- Browse from IIS on exchange folder shows page cannot be found
- OWA does not load from inside network, outside network, or server
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funnymanmikeAsked:
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MesthaCommented:
If you are expecting a login page (ie the graphical web page) for login, then you must use SSL. It will not come up on http. That is known as forms based authentication.

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speshalystCommented:
does this machine run Share point services ??
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823265
 
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funnymanmikeAuthor Commented:
No sharepoint
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MesthaCommented:
Have you run the best practises tool on the server?
Is SSL involved anywhere?

Have you attempted to reset the virtual directories?
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=883380

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funnymanmikeAuthor Commented:
yeah surprisingly BPT did not reveal any errors
SSL not yet

no, i will try that next.
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funnymanmikeAuthor Commented:
Mestha:
the reset of the virtual directories seemed to work, i can now from IIS right click and go browse.

however from internally if i try and browse to the page, i get the following
HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error(USG support)

externally i just get
Network Timeout
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MesthaCommented:
Does it really say "USG Support". Is that something internal to your network?

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funnymanmikeAuthor Commented:
it really dose say USG Support, no its not anything internal to my network
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MesthaCommented:
The only references to USG I can find are Universal Security Group and a product from Zyxel that has USG in its product name.
And this thread from early 2007.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/Q_22125661.html

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funnymanmikeAuthor Commented:
k, here is the problem i am having

i go to http:\\servername\exchange
a pop up comes up to login
i login with domain.name\user name & my password
then it takes me directly to my inbox

when going to http:\\servername\exchange should go directly to the exchange user login page
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funnymanmikeAuthor Commented:
k, so once i enable the SSL, i have to import the secuirty certificate i got from my provider correct?
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MesthaCommented:
You will be unable to do anything with SSL until you have a certificate on the server.
Once the certificate is in IIS, then you can enable Forms Based Authentication.

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funnymanmikeAuthor Commented:
Thanks a million
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