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DNS forwarder for HTTPS://mail.ourexchangeserver.com/owa  POSSIBLE???

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Currently to access our exchange 2013 servers OWA we need to input the following into a browser.

https://mail.ourexchangeserver.com/owa

Very long and as admins we are tired of reminding users it must be https and to add the /owa

IS there a CNAME record or some way at the domain registration to redirect a simple URL like
email.ourdomain.com to https://mail.ourexchangeserver.com/owa  ??
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by:alicain
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Hi,

There's no way of doing this via a CNAME in DNS, but have a look at the following article :
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975341/en-gb  How to redirect requests from HTTP to HTTPS or to the OWA virtual directory in IIS 7

Also, you could use a group policy preference to deploy the shortcut to the clients, so they don't have to type the address and remove the opportunity for errors.

Regards,
Alastair.
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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Personally I just put some HTML code in the root of the web site which redirects people to the HTTPS version and /owa. Does require that you are using the same host name internally and externally though.

Although blocking HTTP traffic is pretty effective - most users will bookmark it eventually.

Simon.
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by:Shreedhar Ette
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Above shared articles are for Exchange 2010.

Please refer this article for Exchange 2013:
http://blog.korteksolutions.com/redirection-for-http-to-https-on-exchange-2013-cu2-cas-server-does-not-work-technet-article-incorrect/

Before making any changes. Backup IIS and Server.
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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HTML code is completely version independent.

http://exchange.sembee.info/2010/cas/default-page.asp

Simon.
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It was simple.   Simple sub domain forwarding to our full owa ssl address
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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It is called URL redirection, technically.
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by:j-teksolutions
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We solved this by calling Godaddy where the domain is registered.  Simple sub domain forwarding
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