We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

503 Service Unavailable

icfire
icfire asked
on
1,878 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Setup:
2 CAS servers (server 2008)
1 Hub server (server 2008)
1 2007 MBox server (server 2008)
1 2003 BE server (server 2003, exch 2003)

During migration we would like to have users access the https://CAS/exchange virtual directory so we don't have to tell them use /owa or /exchange during the migration.  It is my understanding that if you access the /exchange directory and your mailbox is on Ex 2007 then you will be redirected to /owa, and if you access the /exchange and mailbox is on Ex 2003 then you get proxied to the legacy mbox server.  The issue is that new users on the 2007 Mbox server that use the /exchange url get a 503 Service Unavailable error when they login.  If you manually change the URL to /owa then it works, and no login is required, so credentials are working fine, just the redirection is not working.  
There is nothing in the eventlogs about anything crashing or not working, in the IIS logs I can see the request and the 503 error associated with it, but nothing tells me anything in there.  I am at a loss on this one and would like to get it to work.
Comment
Watch Question
Expert of the Quarter 2009
Expert of the Year 2009
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 11 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE