Can Outlook Web Access and Microsoft Activesync co-exist without loss of OWA appearance?
Posted on 2012-09-14
We have one Exchange 2003 server in our school district and only one, no front end / back end type of setup.
I was having issues getting Activesysnc to work and finally disabled SSL and Forms Based Authentication and now it works like a charm.
The only problem is the web page users used to see when logging onto OWA is gone and now there is just a simple windows pop-up for username and password. It still works fine, but doesn't look as nice.
They were both working for a while, but then suddenly ActiveSync stopped working and that has led me to where I am now.
Is there something I can do so that they both work? As soon as I enable Forms Based Authentication OWA looks good again, but then ActiveSync doesn't work.
We are moving to Exchange 2010 in about 2 weeks and will have 2 servers so I guess it's a moot point really unless this same issue will occur with Exchange 2010.
I've heard about making 2 Exchange Virtual Servers to get both working, but it seemed like a lot of hassle when this is really just an issue of aesthetics, and they both worked before so I know somehow it had to be possible.
Thanks for any help.