OWA 2010 Redirect to OWA 2003 Unspecified Error

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I've just installed Exchange 2010 CAS server.  In my enviroment we'll temporarily co-exist Exchange 2010 and 2003 due to the fact that majority of user's email will take time to be moved over to 2010.  I need help.  I ran the OWAVirtualDirectory cmdlet to redirect from CAS to OWA2003.  I can see in the url that we are hitting our OWA2003, however, I am getting an "Unspecified Error" message with a blank page at url https://domain.com/exchweb/bin/auth/owaauth.dll.  Anyone have experience this?  Help!
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Do you have access to both URL's from the internet?

Exchange 2010 doesn't proxy for Exchange 2003 therefore you need to have 2 IP's and 2 hostnames for example:

https://exchange2010.domainname.com/owa and https://legactexchange.domainname.com

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yes we have dns entries for
webmail.domain.com
autodiscover.domai.com
legacy.domain.com

they are also listed on our uc cert.
i should make a correction to my question... i am getting UNSPECIFIED ERROR at https://legacy.domain.com/exchweb/bin/auth/owaauth.dll.  not https://domain.com/exchweb/bin/auth/owaauth.dll.
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so from outside your network can you navigate to https://legacy.domain.com/exchange and login?
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hi demazter
ya from outside u can use  https://legacy.domain.com/exchange and login if it has proper DNS entry

Hi konvod
Are u able to access the OWA for 2010 users properly or not ??

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yes i am able to log into owa 2010 properly.
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@praveenkumare_sp > I was actually trying to identify if both URL's were accessible from the internet which they need to be if this is going to work.

Are you able to access the 2003 server using the legacy URL from ourside of your network?
Could you share what is the command that u used for setting the owa virtual directory , i am refering to the line " I ran the OWAVirtualDirectory cmdlet to redirect from CAS to OWA2003."

and also specify whether it is a FE 2003 server

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@demazter. I am able to access 2003 outside of network

@praveenkumare.  Here is my cmdlet:
Set-OWAVirtualDirectory -Identity "CAS\owa (Default Web Site)" -ExternalURL https://webmail.domain.com/OWA -Exchange2003URL https://legacy.domain.com/exchange
The command seems correct

Check the authentication on the 2003 server ,  whether you have FBA or not ?

Run this command Get-OWAVirtualDirectory -Identity "CAS\owa (Default Web Site)"  and see whether the Exchange2003Url attribute has the correct information.

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it is using fba.
yes info for virtual directory is correct.
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FBA should be disabled on the 2003 server for the redirect to function correctly.
FBA has to be enabled for the silent redirection to work , If you disable FBA we might start recieving http 500 error
If the url https://legacy.domain.com/exchange is available externally and if users are able to login to that directly and
if you have set this commnad Set-OWAVirtualDirectory -Identity "CAS\owa (Default Web Site)" -ExternalURL https://webmail.domain.com/OWA -Exchange2003URL https://legacy.domain.com/exchange  and
If you have FBA the configuration is correct

Just double check the above settings again

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I've enabled FBA in OWA 2003 and it resolved the issue.  Thanks to all the valuable help!!
You are welcome :)

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