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How do I force users to use the Public Computer option in OWA 2010

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I have seen a lot of posts with hints and tips about making changes to logon.aspx, which will hide the unwanted security options from the OWA logon page.  

I have tried many of those suggested changes, and they succesfully did alter the OWA logon page.  However, no matter which changed I made, the result was that the logon screen displayed ok, but I was no longer able to log in.  Any logon attempt would just act as if refreshing the screen, no error messages at all, just the OWA logon page.

Any suggestions on how to disable  the private computer option on OWA (Exchange 2010 SP1)?
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by:janoli
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Thank you for your reply, but those instructions are for Exchange 2003 and like I said, any changes made to \Owa\auth\logon.aspx do show up on the OWA logon page, but I can no longer actually logon.
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Did you try this one?
http://www.leederbyshire.com/Articles/OWA-Radio-Buttons-Exchange-2010.asp
if you did, and it didn't work, let me know - I wrote it.
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@ LeeDerbyshire:

Thanks for the post, I did try that, well written article by the way. It worked until I reset IIS or restarted the server. It seems that changing "radio" to "hidden" breaks it.  
I ran this problem by a programmer and he suggeset hiding the table row.  What we ended up doing was hide that whole section.

<td style="visibility: hidden;">

So far it seems to be working.
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by:LeeDerbyshire
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That'll do pretty much the same thing.  Just deleting the radio button won't help - it is referenced by some of the page's scripting functions, and if it's deleted they will produce an error.  You just need to hide it.

Strange that you get that problem, though.  Even stranger that it only happens when you restart IIS.  I've no explanation for that.
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Thanks
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by:hijarp
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janoli -

I came across this thread as I am having a hard time removing the Private Radio Button from a custom 2010 OWA page. I can get rid of the text and only have the button and have been searching and trying all suggestions I have come across.

Would you mind letting me know where in the code you placed this to hide the section -

<td style="visibility: hidden;">

Thanks in advance!

PH
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