Exchange OWA Redirect

By | February 8, 2006

In a plain, generic installation of Exchange Server 2000 or 2003, your users have to type a full url in order to get to their mail in OWA. This article will show you how to create an easy address for your users to type in to get to their email.

This article is to be used when OWA is running on the Default Site in IIS and when nothing is located at the home of the domain. (If you have knowledge of IIS and html you can use this wherever you want to use it) All this article does is a simple javascript recirect to the full path to Exchange OWA

First lets open notepad and copy and paste the following text
———-COPY EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE———-
<html>
<head>
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE=”JavaScript”>
window.location=”http://email.domain.com/exchange/”;
</script>
<title>Email Logon</title>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>
———-COPY EVERYTHING ABOVE THIS LINE———-

Edit the url to your url to your Exchange logon page

Save this document as Default.htm and place this in the c:\inetpub\wwwroot directory.

Now browse to the website by typing in the friendly name. (mail.domain.com)
It should aotomatically redirect you to mail.domain.com/exchange.

This method can be used in a variety of different scenarios as it is really just a simple redirect.

This information is provided “AS IS” with no warranties expressed or implied.

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