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OWA HTTP 500 error after installing Exchange 2010 SP1

Posted on 2010-08-30
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I recently installed Exchange Server 2010 SP1 on all my 2010 servers and now after I log into OWA I get an HTTP 500 error and have not had any luck finding a solution online so far.  Any help would be appreciated.


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Sean
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you'll want to start looking at permissions
check the web.config permissions under the owa file directory
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I have two CAS/HUB/MBX servers, a test mailbox on server 01 but if I try to access OWA on 01 I get the 500 error but if I access it off the 02 server my mailbox pulls up.  I've compared the security of web.config on each server and the permissions are the same.  I also did 'Reset Virtual Directory' on the server I'm having an issue with but did not have any luck, I'm still getting the error.  Any other thoughts?

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Sean
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see if you can get more information by turning of the 'Friendly HTTP Errors' in your browser

an HTTP 500 error is always a server side issue and you verified that by connecting to the other server. typically it is a permission issue somewhere

you can also run the following and compare authentication settings between the two
get-owavirtualdirectory | fl *Auth*
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by:ConarcSupport
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I am having the same issue. When I turned off the friendly errors I get just a blank page after the login.
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by:krussellm
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Try checking the service Microsoft Exchange Forms-Based Authentication and make sure it is started.
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Thank you solved my problem
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