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Get OWA to use owa.domain.com

Postby RGFu » Thu, 01 Jul 2010 11:48:15 GMT

Hey all,
  This is driving me crazy.  I just want to have OWA use 
http(s)://owa.domain.com.  I have created a DNS record for the address 
pointing to the IP of my Exchange box and now it just won't connect without 
an error.  Basically, it asks for credentials (no forms based auth enabled 
yet) and then just errors after a while.  Is there a best practice for 
getting this to work?  I haven't done this in a really long time so I'm sure 
I'm just forgetting something.  Seems to me I had to change the default home 
directory of something on the Exchange box.  I can still connect to 
http://serverIP/exchange without issue.
This is obviously Exchange 2003 , sorry for not mentioning.
Thanks,
D

Re: Get OWA to use owa.domain.com

Postby Rich Matheisen [MVP] » Thu, 01 Jul 2010 12:04:38 GMT

On Tue, 29 Jun 2010 19:48:15 -0700, Dan




Try adding "/exchange" to the URL.


I think you're still at the IIS level right now. What's the full error
code (not just the three character 4xx, but the 4xx.n)?

If you changed the server name and you're trying to use HTTPS then the
name on the certificate isn't going to match the new name. You'll need
a new certificate.

---
Rich Matheisen
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP

Re: Get OWA to use owa.domain.com

Postby RGFu » Thu, 01 Jul 2010 14:33:55 GMT

Hey Rich,
  No SSL involved yet but that's next and I can handle that part 
(hopefully).  The current setup basically just routes to the "under 
construction" page.  I tried setting the home directory of the default 
website to be the same as the 'exchange' virtual directory and that failed as 
well (credentials box just keeps popping up over and over despite the correct 
credentials).  Using the  http://www.**--****.com/ 
result.  Again, I can still get things to work by putting in 
http://hostname/exchange or  http://www.**--****.com/ 
What am I missing?
Something tells me I have simple DNS issue.
D






Re: Get OWA to use owa.domain.com

Postby Rich Matheisen [MVP] » Fri, 02 Jul 2010 06:35:34 GMT

On Tue, 29 Jun 2010 22:33:55 -0700, Dan




If you think that's the problem then why not slap a line in to the
c:\windows\system32\drivers\efc\hosts file on the client?

This oughta do it:
127.0.0.1  owa.domain.com

Of course, 127.0.0.1 isn't going to work. :-)
---
Rich Matheisen
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP

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