OWA Cannot authenticate after disabling/enabling anonymous access

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by KT, Feb 9, 2007.

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    KT Guest


    In setting up the Company Web to be more secure from outside the LAN, I
    started changing security settings on the default website also. In IIS, I
    unchecked anonymous access for the default website. I found that I could not
    connect to OWA with this setting, so I enabled it again. The problem is, when
    I first unchecked this setting, IIS aksed me about settings changes that
    would affect child nodes. I thought I could simply reverse this if needed by
    checking anonymous access again.

    The problem is, I read through these notices too quickly, as they listed
    changes that would be made on these child nodes. I received two of these
    notices, and do not know exactly what was changed. I just know that different
    security settings were changed in these child nodes. Anonymous access is
    checked again on all child nodes, but I am thinking that other things were
    changed also.

    When I re-enabled anonymous access, the child nodes were evidently not
    changed back to what is needed for OWA to work properly. Can anyone tell me
    what I need to set for this to work again?

    I can still access the default website ok. From there I can link to the
    Companyweb, etc. I can access the logon page for OWA, but after that the
    logon fails with "You could not be logged on to Outlook Web Access. Ensure
    that your user name and password are correct, and then try again." This
    happens with all accounts, not just one account.

    Or, what is the easiest way to restore the website settings?
    I have backups of system state, information store, system drive, etc.
    Can I reinstall exchange over the existing installation to restore these
    And, will it overwrite existing info that I will need to restore?

    Thank you for your help.
    KT, Feb 9, 2007
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