add "exchange" for outlook web accsess in exchange 2007

hello
i have windows server 2008 with exchagne 2007
my outlook web access is the deafult for exchange 2007
at the end of the url to enter the the outlook web accsess i enter "/owa"

i need to add the posibilty for "/exchange" to like it was at exchage 2003

is there any way i can do it? i understand it somhow from the IIS?
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Glen KnightCommented:
You would use something like:

New-OWAVirtualDirectory -WebsiteName "Default Web Site" -OwaVersion "Exchange2003or2000"
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Muzafar MominCommented:
create new virtual directory under and copy the contents from OWA directory to it later restart IIS
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Glen KnightCommented:
@muzafar_13 > WHAT?!? I know exchange very well and even I didn't understand what you just said.  Why would you do that instead of using the proper command that I posted in my first post?
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Muzafar MominCommented:
> Demazter: objective are same but there are two difference (1)mine steps is GUI and yours is CLI and (2)is the contents that need to be copied in either way
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Glen KnightCommented:
The contents of the virtual directory are not relevent, if you look at the OWA virtual directory, you will see that there is nothing in it.  It serves a specific location dictated by Exchange.

You cannot make changes to Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 using IIS, these changes should always be made using the Exchange tools.
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Muzafar MominCommented:
aggreed its a best practice, but the same works even we do it manully
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Glen KnightCommented:
no it doesn't, it will not create the correct virtual directory.
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Muzafar MominCommented:
try out, it worked for me with exchange2007
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Glen KnightCommented:
I am not interested in trying it, it's not the correct way to do it.
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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
I don't know if you actually tried it yet, but there should already be a directory there named Exchange.  It is added for people who already have bookmarks to the https://Servername/Exchange URL, and once people have logged in, they are automatically transferred to the /owa URL.
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Glen KnightCommented:
Lee, it's normally only added in SBS or if the exchange installation detects a legacy version of Exchange IIRC?!
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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
Are we talking SBS here?  That always adds a little confusion.  But the Exchange VDir is also used for WebDAV access (even in E2007) - so to have it absent would mean that WebDAV Exchange apps (which includes earlier versions of Entourage) would just not work by default in SBS.  Which seems like an odd decision for MS to go for.  I have to admit, though, that I don't get to play with SBS very much.
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IT_Group1Author Commented:
is this how i need to enter the command ?
New-OWAVirtualDirectory -WebsiteName "Default Web Site" -OwaVersion "Exchange2003or2000"

no changes to my server ?
or theres specifics to my server \ domain ?
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Glen KnightCommented:
No, that should work.
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IT_Group1Author Commented:
New-OwaVirtualDirectory : The VirtualDirectoryType parameter is required when the OwaVersion parame
ter is set to Exchange2003or2000.
Parameter name: VirtualDirectoryType
At line:1 char:24
+ New-OWAVirtualDirectory <<<<  -WebsiteName "Default Web Site" -OwaVersion "Exchange2003or2000"
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [New-OwaVirtualDirectory], ArgumentException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 754F4613,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfigurationTasks.NewO
   waVirtualDirectory

this is what i get
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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
Try adding
-VirtualDirectoryType Mailboxes
to the list of params.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123752(EXCHG.80).aspx
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IT_Group1Author Commented:
can you explain to me where i need to add that command ?
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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
It's not a complete command, as such.  It's just an extra parameter that you need to add to the end of what you already typed in.

New-OWAVirtualDirectory -WebsiteName "Default Web Site" -OwaVersion:Exchange2003or2000 -VirtualDirectoryType Mailboxes

See the first example on the page I linked to in the earlier message:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123752(EXCHG.80).aspx
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Muzafar MominCommented:
command will be:

New-OWAVirtualDirectory -OwaVersion:Exchange2003or2000 -VirtualDirectoryType Mailboxes -Name "exchange" -WebSiteName "yourdomain.com"
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Muzafar MominCommented:
Actually you will need to run all below commands :

New-OwaVirtualDirectory -OwaVersion:"Exchange2003or2000" -Name "Exchange" -WebSite "Default Web Site" -VirtualDirectoryType:Mailboxes

New-OwaVirtualDirectory -OwaVersion:"Exchange2003or2000" -Name "Public" -WebSite "Default Web Site" -VirtualDirectoryType:PublicFolders

New-OwaVirtualDirectory -OwaVersion:"Exchange2003or2000" -Name "Exadmin" -WebSite "Default Web Site" -VirtualDirectoryType:Exadmin

New-OwaVirtualDirectory -OwaVersion:"Exchange2003or2000" -Name "Exchweb" -WebSite "Default Web Site" -VirtualDirectoryType:Exchweb

For ActiveSync, run the following command:

New-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -WebSiteName "Default Web Site"

For Autodiscover:

New-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory -Websitename "Default Web Site" -BasicAuthentication:$true -WindowsAuthentication:$true

refer http://www.petri.co.il/forums/showthread.php?t=20595
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