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Exchange 2010 OWA url

Hello everyone,
We are migrating to a new Exchange 2010 server and want the external owa url to be https://owa.domain.com right now if you try to go to that url the IIS7 logo comes up. now if you go to https://owa.domain.com/owa it takes you to the owa logon page. I've tried in IIS to make a HTTP redirect to point it to https://owa.domain.com/owa but its still not working. whats the easiest way to do this? thanks for the help
Abacus IT
Abacus IT
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in the directory for https://owa.domain.com/ 

edit the file

<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="0; url=https://owa.domain.com/owa" />
<p>Please follow <a href="https://owa.domain.com/owa">email</a>.</p>

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thought best would be to remove iisstart.htm and use default.htm or index.htm
you need to change the setting in IIS

here is the link that will help you with the re-direction

I do NOT advise you to edit anything in the IIS settings, I followed technet articles many times and it always led to issues. the way I do it now is very simple

on your CAS server go to C:\inetpub\wwwroot and create a new file called Default.htm and paste in it the below code
<head runat="server"> 
<title>Outlook Web Access</title> 
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript"> 
function redirect() 
    var URL; 
    var Protocol; 
    var Path; 
    // this will be whatever is in the browser. If you need to change this then comment out relevant line below 
    // Protocol = window.location.protocol + "//" 
    // Protocol = "http://" 
    Protocol = "https://" 
    Path = window.location.hostname + window.location.pathname + "owa" 
    window.location.href = Protocol + Path 

<body onload="redirect()"> 

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Abacus ITAuthor Commented:
thanks everyone I just saw your responses. I will try them as soon as possible! thanks again
Abacus ITAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much! This was simple and worked like a charm. Have a great day/weekend
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