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  • OWA Redirect issue....

    Hi there.

    Been a while I posted last but I got a new issue so need the help of experts

    The issue I currently have is the following:

    when ever I try to access OWA I need to type: https://<server-name>/exchange instead of http://<server-name>/exchange.

    We have some users that refuse to learn (even if you add it to their favorites they just ignore it) so it would be nice to have a redirect from the http:// site to the https:// one.

    Now here is the "weird" part.
    I know that when installing SBS2003 with exchange, this is being done automatically.
    If a uses connecting to his owa box on sbs2003, he is being redirected from the http site to the https.

    How can this be done (ofcourse the same way as on the sbs2003 server) on a windows 2003 server with exchange 2003 sp2?

    Is there a way this can be achieved, without creating a redirect file or a custom error file, as I don't think this is being done on the SBS2003 server.

    My configuration:

    Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
    Microsoft Exchange 2003 Standard Edition, SP2.
    IIS6 (fp ext. are enabled, .NET is installed, RPC over HTTPS installed)

    Hope someone can come with a nice solution for me.

    Kind regards,

    Jorge Valencia

  • #2
    Re: OWA Redirect issue....

    Hi,
    without creating a redirect file or a custom error file
    Well, I guess you can use the ISA server in SBS 2003 (although I rarely use SBS, so I could be wrong)
    The interesting part is on page 5 in this tutorial:
    ISA Firewall Publishing OWA and RPC/HTTP with a Single IP Address: Part 5 See the section entitled "Create an HTTPS redirect for HTTP Connections and Test the Configuration"

    Regards
    Commander Retardo
    Last edited by Cmdr_Retardo; 31st August 2007, 14:51.

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    • #3
      Re: OWA Redirect issue....

      Thing is I'm not using SBS2003.
      I know that a default installation will let a user type in the http:// address for exchange and redirected to the https:// address for exchange.

      I need to achieve this same thing but without an isa server or adding / changing the custom error pages.
      Specially since this isn't done either on SBS2003 server.

      So some help on this would be nice.

      Anyway Commander, Thanks for your reply.

      Kind regards,

      Jorge Valencia

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      • #4
        Re: OWA Redirect issue....

        Is this the sort of thing you were after? http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?t=6035
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        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
        2 2 1 1 2

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        • #5
          Re: OWA Redirect issue....

          Originally posted by js_valencia View Post
          Specially since this isn't done either on SBS2003 server.
          .....
          Anyway Commander, Thanks for your reply.
          Sorry, I read your post too quickly.
          Anyway, since you don't seem to have mandate to mess with anything on the site in question, I guess you want to keep it as simple as possible.
          So, how about a meta refresh in the index.htm file? It isn't really a redirect file, is it?
          If you put this into the html code, it will send all visitors to https://..../exchange. Edit as needed.
          Code:
          <head><meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=https://owa.domain.com/exchange"></head>
          Rgds
          Commander Retardo
          Last edited by Cmdr_Retardo; 1st September 2007, 20:31.

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