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    Hey everyone,

    We currently have an exchange 2003 server and staff are using OWA to access their emails from home. We have had a number of complaints, help calls because the users want the address to be something simple insted of being http://servername/exchange.

    How can i change it so that it is like www.webmail.companyname.com

    TIA

    Matt

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    Re: OWA and IIS

    Don't have exact steps for you but you could create the DNS record (cname or A), create a new website on the server and have it service the new DNS name, have the website redirect to http://servername/exchange

    Others may have a more effective way but that's what I have off the top of my head.
    Regards,
    Jeremy

    Network Consultant/Engineer
    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
    www.gma-cpa.com

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    • #3
      Re: OWA and IIS

      Tell your users Microsoft have invented a special tool for idiots like them. It is called FAVORITES.
      1 1 was a racehorse.
      2 2 was 1 2.
      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
      2 2 1 1 2

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      • #4
        Re: OWA and IIS

        Put a link on your www.company.com main page to go to the exchange directory?

        or as Biggles says, use favourites
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: OWA and IIS

          OWA doesn't care about how you access it, so a simple DNS change can give the users something more friendly.

          To remove the /exchange bit, a quick change to IIS is all that is required.

          http://www.amset.info/exchange/owa-defaultpage.asp

          I wouldn't use www though, just setup a new host of type A, name webmail, so that the URL is https://webmail.domain.com

          You are going to use SSL aren't you?

          Simon.
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          • #6
            Re: OWA and IIS

            Thanks Sembee, thats exactly what i needed!

            Cheers

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