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Outlook Web Access will not work with SSL

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Have an Exchange 2007 SP2 server on a Server 2003  that we cannot gain access to OWA over https.

I have already performed the following:

Recreate Server Certificate. (x4)
Recreated Virtual Directoy in IIS
Reinstalled CAS role.

None of this seems to work. I do know that I can access OWA if I uncheck SSL encryption, OWA will work. I still think this is Certificate related. Any help would be appreciated.
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by:Shreedhar Ette
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- What is the error you get while accessing the OWA with SSL?
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by:sumit_arora
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Are you able to access Default web site using SSL. Try https://localhost then https://localhost/OWA.
If none of the above is working then check https://Internal servername and  https://servername/owa
This could be certificate issue or machine key issue

Please follow this artcile and check permition on machine key folder

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278381/en-us 

Try to install the self sign certificate and check if none of the above help you to resolve your issue
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by:compunet1
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Sumit,

I am unable to access the website at all under any possible way with SSL turned on for the owa site in IIS. I checked those permissions and had to change the settings to what was listed in the article. This did not resolve the issue. I have already installed self signed certificate. We are going to get a cert from GoDaddy to try and alleviate. There have been issues in the past with the self signed certs on this server.
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by:sumit_arora
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Yes, if it worked with self sign that means issue was with Certificate. that why i aske you to check with self sign certificate :-)
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It isnt working with 3rd party Cert either.
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by:sumit_arora
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checked the binding on the default web site is showing 443 and any other site in IIS should not be running on port 443
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Purchased third party certificate and imported.
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Resolved on my own
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