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We have a strange problem on one SBS2008 server. Customer just started to allow Activesync connections to server. Installed GoDaddy certificate, Webmail started to work without an issue but Activesync doesn't work.

We found strange configuration on this SBS on IIS. Some of the Exchange components are below Default Web Site, and others are on SBS Web Applications. Usually all the components are on the same site.

Any idea how to fix Acticesync so mobile devices will work? And can the strange IIS config cause this issue?
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Cliff Galiher earned 2000 total points
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yes, having those all split up will definitely cause issues. Looks like someone attempted a repair in the past and used a non-SBS guide which, of course, created things improperly.

You'll need to use the various powershell commands to remove then recreate the virtual directories in the proper site. For example, there is a remove-oabvirtualdirectory command and a new-oabvortualdirectory command to help you remove and create that vdir.

As always, have a backup before doing any destructive command.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123703(v=exchg.80).aspx
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by:matarvai
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So I need to remove all from Default Web Site and recreate them on the SBS Web Applications site?
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by:Cliff Galiher
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Correct.
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And do so using the exchange powershell commands. Don't just delete them from within IIS. The powershell cmdlets also update the appropriate registry settings in the background for exchange, which the IIS GUI will not do...leaving a mess.
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by:matarvai
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Removal worked without an issue.

Trying to add again gives me an error

New-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory : An error occurred while creating the IIS vir
tual directory 'IIS://servername/W3SVC/3/ROOT/Autodiscover' on 'servername'.
At line:1 char:33
+ New-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory <<<<  -WebsiteName "SBS Web Applications" -I
nternalUrl "https://servername/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml" -BasicAuthen
tication 1 -WindowsAuthentication 1
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (servername\Autod...b Applicati
   ons):ADObjectId) [New-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory], InvalidOperationExcep
  tion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 515D158,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConf
   igurationTasks.NewAutodiscoverVirtualDirectory
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by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 38838871
Stop the W3svc service first, then retry.
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by:matarvai
ID: 38838877
Tried stopping the W3svc service

Run command
New-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory -WebsiteName "SBS Web Applications" -InternalUrl "https://servername/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml" -BasicAuthentication 1 -WindowsAuthentication 1

same error
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by:Cliff Galiher
Cliff Galiher earned 2000 total points
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Check the applicationhost.config file and look for remnants. Since the autodiscover directory should not have been in the default web site in the first place, chances are however it got there left old entries from its former existence in sbs webapps, so the command sees this as an attempt to create a duplicate.
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by:matarvai
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Thanks cgaliher, this helped. Now we have all the virtualdirectories on the same site. Will test activesync after reboot
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Activesync worked. Thank You!
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