I have an Exchange 2003 server that I just set up with forms-based authentication and SSL-encrypted OWA, EAS, and OMA thanks to much help from this board.
Now, I want to make it so that instead of having to type https://mail.mycompany.com/exchange
users can simply enter mail.mycompany.com and be directed to the secure sign-on page.
I found this article support.microsoft.com/kb/5
55053 which appears to be what I'm looking for, but step 3 contains the following caveat:
3. Assuming that the only thing IIS does on your Exchange server is OWA, make the following change to redirect requests to the /exchange virtual directory. Open notepad and type the word redirect. Save the file with the name redirect.htm into the default web site directory. Now go to the properties of this file from within IIS Manager, and under the option The content for this resource should come from: choose A redirection to a URL. In the redirect to: box that is now able to be filled it, type /exchange.
*Note: If you have additional content on the default web site of your Exchange server and/or host other websites, be aware that after completing this step, requests to the default website will result in automatic redirection to the /exchange virtual directory. Make sure that you understand the impact of this change.
Thing is, I don't think I necessarily understand the impact of the change, and I don't want to break EAS and OMA for the sake of OWA.
Will following these steps mess up my EAS/OMA and if so, is there another procedure I can follow to accomplish what I want?