Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Exchange 2003 mail.domain.com

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Exchange 2003 mail.domain.com

    I'm sure this question has been asked, but i can't seem to find the answer. I have OWA setup to www.mydomain.com/exchange. I would like it to be mail.mydomain.com and either forward to www.mydomain.com/exchange or stay mail.mydomain.com.

    Is this in DNS, IIS, or Exchange? or all three?

    It doesn't matter if the url stays mail.mydomain.com, just as long as it starts that way.

    Thanks for any help or links.

    Robert

  • #2
    Re: Exchange 2003 mail.domain.com

    This should help:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319878

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Exchange 2003 mail.domain.com

      Here is another way to do it.

      First create a host A or glue record in dns for mail.mydomain.com pointing to exchange server ip.

      next step

      go to the properties of the default website
      under website tab go to advance > select the default > select edit
      under host header value put in mail.mydomain.com
      click ok and apply

      run iisreset on command prompt or in run prompt

      now try to access owa using mail.mydomain.com
      Thanks & Regards
      v-2nas

      MCTS 2008, MCTIP, MCSE 2003, MCSA+Messaging E2K3, MCP, E2K7
      Sr. Wintel Eng. (Investment Bank)
      Independent IT Consultant and Architect
      Blog: http://www.exchadtech.blogspot.com

      Show your appreciation for my help by giving reputation points

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Exchange 2003 mail.domain.com

        I certainly feel closer to a resolution.
        http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319878 I couldn't quite make this address my issue. I still want the www.mydomain.com website, I don't want OWA the default.

        The second solution redirects still seems to point to root the website instead of /exchange which is hostred on the same server.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Exchange 2003 mail.domain.com

          Are you hosting both www.example.net and mail.example.net on the same server?
          On the same IP address?

          If so then you will need to use host headers for http traffic. If you want to use https then it is a single IP address, so if both sites need to support https then you will need two IP addresses.

          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.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Exchange 2003 mail.domain.com

            Yes, www and OWA on same server. Https isn't required until we get a valid certificate. I look into http headers, I think I saw that tab in IIS.

            Thanks,

            Robert

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Exchange 2003 mail.domain.com

              I can get the host header to "work", but it doesn't point to /exchange. Just the root directory.

              Thanks for your help, any more ideas?

              Robert

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Exchange 2003 mail.domain.com

                You cannot use host headers to point to the virtual directory, all the host headers will do is point the traffic at the right site. If you want to drop the /exchange virtual directory then you must redirect the traffic.

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

                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.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Exchange 2003 mail.domain.com

                  Thank you.

                  I still want the website that is hosted at the root to exist. but when they type mail.domain.com it goes to /exchange. I probably should leave well enough alone and not mess with it.

                  Thanks for the help again.

                  Robert

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Exchange 2003 mail.domain.com

                    If you are hosting two URLs on the same site then the only way I can think of doing it to use some asp code that detects the URL that was used to access the site and redirects it on that basis. I have seen that code used before, so some Google searching may well through something up that can be put on the default page on the site.

                    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.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Exchange 2003 mail.domain.com

                      I will look, thank you for taking the time to help.

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X