Exchange & Users in different OUs

In a test environment right now with Exchange 2013.  AD is just the basic installation, but I've added 2 organizational units.  One named Iowa, the other named Kansas.  In these organizational units (at the root of them) I have created a few users and added the users to Exchange.  I can't figure out how to login to the OWA.  I know this has to be really easy and I'm really dumb, but I'm stumped.  Any help or references you can give me is MUCH appreciated.
tparrettAsked:
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Have you configured the OWA virtual directories?

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Dd298140(v=EXCHG.150).aspx

It doesn't matter that your users are in different OUs.

What matters is them connecting to the correctly configured URL.

It's not that difficult, but don't ever think you are dumb when working with Exchange.  Everybody gets stumped some times.


Get-OWAVirtualDirectory is your friend.  Run this in an Exchange Command Shell and see what you get back.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Aa998588(v=EXCHG.150).aspx
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
by default "out of the box" your OWA virtual directories will be like the following...

https://servername.domain.com/owa

All you need to do is type that in the browser and type in your credentials like below...

domain.com\administrator
Password: *******

Will.
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tparrettAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick replies folks...I should have been just a little clearer.  The exchange testbed has been up and working for about a week and I have been able to successfully login to owa with users in the Users OU.  Today I created the 2 new OUs and added users.  It's those users I can't login to OWA with.   In the meantime, I'll check out the links you sent.
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
The links I posted were assuming OWA was configured incorrectly.  They will be of use to you in the future, but not right now.

What if you move a user from the non-working OU to the "working" one?

Is there any GPO difference between the OUs?

@Will....all things being equal, it shouldn't matter if the users are in a different OU would it?
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tparrettAuthor Commented:
A great big THANK YOU to both responders.  My problem was self inflicted and not very bright.  Because this was a testing situation I was using a different naming convention for my logins.  When I was trying to login to the OWA instead of using the firstnamelastinitial (which is how it's setup) I was using firstinitiallastname.  GRRRRRR if only I could save me from myself.  It dawned on me when I was trying @ScottCha's suggestion of moving the user into the normal OU.   Final outcome?  Users in different OUs login to OWA the same was as the standard users do.  That is, as long as I remember the right username.  Thanks again!
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Glad you got pointed in the right direction and got it working.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
OU's for exchange would only affect users that might be part of a specific EAP or a DDG if the rules are based off of specific OU's. Outside of that it should not matter from an Exchange perspective.


Will.
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