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Exchange 2010 OWA vs. ActiveSync

I'm reading an installation guide to go from exchange 2003 to 2010 and have some worries.

Currently, all phone users (ActiveSync) and web browser (OWA) go to the same website... http://example.mydomain.com

But it sounds like with 2010, you have to use:
http://example.mydomain.com/owa
and
http://example.mydomain.com/microsoft-server-activeSync

Is that the case? If so, every single remote user and phone user is going to be broken when I upgrade.
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Simon, thanks so much... that's a relief to hear.
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On second thought, is this still doable while keeping the 2003 boxes online for a few weeks while we are migrating to the 2010 boxes? I was planning on running them side by side for a while via this guide:

http://www.msexchangegeek.com/2010/01/30/rapid-transition-guide-from-exchange-2003-to-exchange-2010/

and this coexistence guide:
http://msexchangetips.blogspot.com/2012/04/exchange-2003-migration-to-exchange.html
If you want to keep both servers running then you will need to have two URLs and two external IP addresses.
You would then set your existing URL, plus autodiscover to the Exchange 2010 server, and assign a new URL (legacy.example.com) to the Exchange 2003 server. Co-existance is very straight forward. Everyone logs in to Exchange 2010 and gets redirected if their mailbox is on the old platform.

Don't forget to setup an RPC CAS Array before you migrate anyone.

Simon.