OWA redirection for hosted email

Posted on 2011-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am in the process of moving from Ex 2003 to Ex 2007.  I have our main email system as well as a system that we host.  In the Ex 2003 system, if I type in I am redirected to  If I type in I get redirected to  Basically I have a redirection from the root of the webserver via an ASP file that does the redirection.

I am sure there are a hundred ways to do this.  I just need one that I can understand.  I have additional information on the ways that I have tried so far but I would prefer to leave them out initially because I don't want to slant someone's ideas.  So I am open to suggestion.  
Question by:fpcit
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    The solution for me was a ultimately to use the URL redirect plug-in to IIS 7.0  Follow the steps outlined in this article

    I redirected the default site in IIS 7.0 according to the rewrites directions with the following modification.

    At the point in which the document refers to editing the action for the inbound rule.  I used their template https://{HTTP_HOST}/{R:1} and added /owa.  The entire string is: https://{HTTP_HOST}/{R:1}/owa.  

    The final piece was in the article outline above.  The default site was set to require SSL and wasn't allowing the redirection to take place.  After removing the SSL requirement everything is working as it should be.

    Thanks for your response.
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    While the link provides a complete solution, it wasn't the complete solution for me.  I outlined the remaining piece for my specific situation.

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