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How do I remove /exchange from mail.domain.com/exchange

I have a server which hosts two websites along with exchange E-mail, this is a very small network. I have got to a point where I am stuck. If i goto mail.domain.com it directs me to the default webpage.

If I goto mail.domain.com/exchange I can login to OWA and check E-mail.

How do I remove the /exchange? I need to do this so that I can point phones to mail.domain.com
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blue-screenCommented:
Set the default home page on IIS to forward to the /exchange

Already answered at http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/SBS_Small_Business_Server/Q_22094413.html

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It's pretty easy to do...

You must create a text file called index.html which has the following line in it:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=/exchange">

Place this file in C:\Inetpub\wwwroot

Then open a command prompt and run "iisreset" to restart IIS.

Finally, run the Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard (CEICW -- which is linked as Connect to the Internet in the Server Management Console > To-Do List) and make sure that Business Web Site (wwwroot) is checked on the screen that lists the Web Services.

Jeff
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STLTechAuthor Commented:
Is this going to affect the webpages that are currently hosted on this box as well?
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blue-screenCommented:
Are the web pages different virtual host names?  

The meta-redirect should be applies only to the virtual hostname you want to redirect to /exchange.

If it hosts multiple websites, there should be multiple wwwroots...

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STLTechAuthor Commented:
One of the webpages that it hosts is located in the defaultwebsite in IIS. So if I alter the index.html it will make that page useless.

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MesthaCommented:
As I wrote in your other question, you are mistaken about the reason for needing to make this change. You do not need to make this change for phones to connect to Exchange.

For reference of anyone else, your other question is here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_24366180.html

Simon.
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STLTechAuthor Commented:
So if I browse using a web browser to mail.domain.com and it takes me to a my webpage, I can point the phones to mail.domain.com to retrieve mail?

I am also needing to setup RPC over HTTP using mail.domain.com

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MesthaCommented:
What you do with a web browser and what you do with ActiveSync or RPC over HTTPS are two different things.

Both RPC over HTTPS and Exchange ActiveSync will find the directory that they need to connect to automatically. All they need is the pure host name that has the relevant virtual directories in them. They do not need http or / anything.

Therefore as long as that host name points to a virtual server with the Exchange directories on them, then it will work correctly. Exchange doesn't care what else is on the virtual server.

Simon.
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