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rename outlook web access URL

Greetings.

I have exchange 2007 sp1 running on server 2003. would like to remove /owa from  owa external URL .

would i just go to cas server, go to console, select client access and change the owa url under owa or is there a different procedure. i am using internally generated certificate. would that hav eto be recreated.

please advise.
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BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
it is not wise to change it, why do you want to do so.
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junaidITAuthor Commented:
the current url is

https://mail.XXXXX.com/owa and i would like to use only https://mail.xxxxx.com
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BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
you can change the root to the /OWA but I will hgihly advise you not do so.  you can us a Java redirect script which redirect users from the root to the /owa, I alwyas use this trick.
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junaidITAuthor Commented:
can you tell me how to do this?
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ChrisCommented:
the redirect is the safest way of doing this. Otherwise if you make a change it will probably break OWA and everytime you service pack/RU update to the server it will probably break it as well
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BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
create index.html, place it on the root on the default website, place the code inside it
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
window.location = "https://mail.domain.com/OWA"
//-->
</script>
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junaidITAuthor Commented:
so create this file and place it under inetpub\wwwroot and that should work. Just confirming. and the result would be  when user types in https://mail.domain.com , it would redirect them automatically to https://mail.domain.com/owa ???

and do i restart the iis.
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ChrisCommented:
yes that will do it

no you shouldn't need to restart IIS
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ChrisCommented:
if you run into issue with browser security then you can try a basic HTML redirect

<html>
<head>
<title>Your Page Title</title>
<meta http-equiv="REFRESH" content="0;url=http://www.the-domain-you-want-to-redirect-to.com"></HEAD>
<BODY>
Optional page text here.
</BODY>
</HTML
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junaidITAuthor Commented:
thanks for your help guys. giving the solution as the redirect one because that worked.
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