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    Hi,

    This is somthing I've been trying to work out for a while, and proberably somthing that is blindingly obvious to some of you! I have a DC running as an exchange server, and serving up OWA. I can easily get to OWA using www.domain.com/exchange or webmail.domain.com/exchange or pretty much anything.domain.com/exchange. My problem is I have been trying to find out how I can make it so that all I need to do is goto "http://webmail.domain.com" or "http://owa.domain.com" and that will direct me to the OWA frontpage?? I know this can be done as I have seen other companies doing it, but so far I'm out of luck!! I know it may involve adding records in DNS but if so which type??

    Any help is much appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: http://webmail.domain.com

    if you have only the owa feature enabled on the Default website you can create a default.htm file with the following content

    Code:
    <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="0; URL=exchange">
    or if you want to check the url that is typed in against the real url

    default.asp
    Code:
    <%
    If Request.ServerVariables("server_name")  = "webmail.domain.com" Then
    Response.Redirect "http://webmail.domain.com/exchange"
    Else
    Response.Redirect "http://www.domain.com"
    End If
    %>
    goodluck!

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    • #3
      Re: http://webmail.domain.com

      For Exchange 2003 my preferred method is to change the setting in IIS.
      http://www.amset.info/exchange/owa-defaultpage.asp

      I find that causes less problems.

      Simon.
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      • #4
        Re: http://webmail.domain.com

        I have a similar situation, but I am running SBS2003 Premium. I am going through these tips, but so far they are not working for me. For one, what I see in IIS is different than what Seembee mentioned. Maybe that difference is because of SBS. If anyone has experience with SBS and has some ideas I would appreciate it. If I find an answer I'll be back to report on it. Thanks.

        Leland

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        • #5
          Re: http://webmail.domain.com

          SBS in this regard is the same as the full product. However the use of ISA does cause complications because of the way that ISA publishes folders. The problem is most likely with ISA, not Exchange. I cannot answer the question on ISA as I don't use it - I prefer to use a real firewall.

          Simon.
          --
          Simon Butler
          Exchange MVP

          Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
          More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
          Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
          In the UK? Hire me: http://www.sembee.co.uk/

          Sembee is a registered trademark, used here with permission.

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          • #6
            Re: http://webmail.domain.com

            Thanks Sembee. Yes, I know what you mean. ISA does complicate life some, but in some ways it makes life easier. Setting up a VPN using ISA was way more reliable than RRAS, but when it comes to publishing servers, it gets complicated. I am digging around in ISA trying to find a method. I have also looked in my DNS setup trying to find a simple method to redirect, but so far I am still coming up short. If anyone else has an idea I would appreciate your input.

            Leland

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