I installed Exchange 2007 SP1 on Windows 2008 server. I have not moved any users yet from the 2003 server. I have some questions about the Outlook web access.
Currently, the way it's setup, users go to http://mail.domain.com
and they're automatically redirected to the HTTPS Outlook web access (internally and externally). i.e. https://mail.domain.com/exchweb/bin/auth/owalogon.asp?url=https://mail.domain.com/exchange&reason=0
1. I'd like to use only 1 OWA site during the migration so that I don't have users going to 2 different sites. From what I've been reading, you can use Exchange 2007 OWA and it will automatically redirect users to the correct site.
2. I need users to go to the default site without having to put in http://mail.domain.com/exchange
I did some testing on the Exchange 2007 server by going to https://mail5/owa
and they both took me to the same place (OWA for 2007). Mail5 is the name of the server.
How should the redirect work? Will the user login first and then Exchange determines where they should go??
Here's a couple of articles I ran across: