Solved

Need help Reinstalling OWA Exchange 2010

Posted on 2014-04-08
6
222 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-09
Last night the Exchange VM got hung it was in the process of shutting down for a while, then I forced shutdown the whole Hyper-V server. After it came back up, OWA and obviously Exchange on the phones stopped working. In my attempt to repair I completely Zapped the IIS OWA Virtual Directory, actually I ended up uninstalling IIS altogether. I did this : http://keshwarsblog.com/2011/how-to-reset-iis7-on-windows-server-2008r2/
 
I readded IIS back and was hoping there was a repair function to add it back via the Exchange installer but there is no option. When I run the Exchange 2010 installer, it detect Exchange is already installed and only gives me an option to add features. I've attached a snip of what the IIS looks like currently.Current how IIS looks like.
I need help in restoring OWA functionality back, any help would be appreciated
0
Comment
Question by:z969307
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
ID: 39986506
You need to recreate the virtual directories.
You will have to use PowerShell to do that.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff629372(v=exchg.141).aspx

However starting Exchange Management Shell isn't going to work because you have lost the PowerShell virtual directory as well.

Therefore start normal PowerShell and run this command:

New-PowerShellVirtualDirectory -Name Powershell -RequireSSL:$False

Run IIS RESET and then Exchange Management Shell should load, allowing you to recreate the virtual directories.

Note, you will probably have to do the remote bit as well, as you need to remove the reference in Exchange.

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:z969307
ID: 39986579
Great, i will look this over and attempt it.
Would this also require to re-install the SSL that was in place?
0
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 500 total points
ID: 39986765
The SSL certificate is bound to the web site, but is installed on the server.
Therefore the certificate probably does not have to be reinstalled, but may have to be enabled again. You will be able to do that through EMC once you have the virtual directories recreated.

Simon.
0
Office 365 Advanced Training for Admins

Special Offer:  Buy 1 course, get 2nd free!  Buy the 'Managing Office 365 Identities & Requirements' course w/ Accelerated TestPrep, and automatically receive the 'Enabling Office 365 Services' course FREE!

 

Author Comment

by:z969307
ID: 39986965
When I run the above command I am getting this error and the user has full permission and  is domain/enterprise/schema admin

PS Cmd error
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
ID: 39988253
Try running this command first:
add-pssnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.E2010

Then run the new-powershellvirtualdirectory command

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:z969307
ID: 39990140
Thank you Simon. This became a critical situation, spent almost 9 hours on this yesterday.
Ended up installing a 2nd Exchange with the CAS role and things are stable now.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This process describes the steps required to Import and Export data from and to .pst files using Exchange 2010. We can use these steps to export data from a user to a .pst file, import data back to the same or a different user, or even import data t…
Following basic email etiquette rules will help you write a professional email and achieve a good, lasting impression with your contacts.
In this video we show how to create a Contact in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Contact ta…
In this video we show how to create an Address List in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Organization >> Ad…

740 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question