Post Exchange 2003 SP1 OWA hiccup

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Roger Crawford, May 26, 2004.

  1. When I run SP1 for Exchange on my test server at home, before this when I
    would login to OWA from the outside world all's I had to do is input user
    name and then password and it would automatically file in the domain name
    when I hit login. Now after the SP it requires a domainname\username before
    I can login. I know it seems minor to some but I know on the customer side
    it will cause them to want it back like it was. Any ideas on how to correct

    Roger Crawford
    Roger Crawford, May 26, 2004
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  2. Roger Crawford

    Matt Gibson Guest


    Go into IIS admin, go to your OWA website, right click on the exchange dir
    and go to "Properties". Then go to the "Directory Security" tab, and click
    on the "Edit" button under the "Authentication and Access control". At the
    bottom of the new window, you'll see "Default Domain" and "Realm". Just
    change "Default domain" to your domain, and you'll be good to go.

    Matt Gibson, May 26, 2004
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  3. Thanks Matt worked like a charm. Does this work on Stand alone Exchange 2003
    Servers also that setting?

    Roger Crawford
    Roger Crawford, May 26, 2004
  4. Roger Crawford

    Matt Gibson Guest

    You know, I'm not sure...all our servers are SBS.

    Matt Gibson, May 27, 2004
  5. looks like you did anyway!!!!

    Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP]
    "The days pass by so quickly now, the nights are seldom long"

    Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP], May 27, 2004
  6. I will post back I have one I can try this on and let you know.

    Roger Crawford
    Roger Crawford, May 27, 2004
  7. Worked like a charm Matt this works on a Stand Alone 2003 Exchange Server
    also that is using the Forms Based Logins.

    Roger Crawford
    Roger Crawford, May 27, 2004
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    Trevor Home Guest

    Great help Matt. This works. My users would never accept having to type
    the domain in, and they'd sure never get the forward slash/backward slash
    thing right. I was already prepared for the late night phone calls before I
    saw your post. Thanks!

    Trevor Home, May 27, 2004
  9. Roger Crawford

    Matt Gibson Guest

    *grin* Personally, it's almost a honor.

    Susan Signed my thread!

    Matt Gibson, May 27, 2004
  10. Roger Crawford

    Matt Gibson Guest


    Man, am I a dork.

    Firstly, I thought Susan meant "can I steal this" as "Can I point him to my
    web space"...not "Can I use your description of the fix". There's no
    problem at all with using it! Again, it's quite the honor!

    (This was just clarification incase my previous posts sounded strange)


    Matt Gibson, May 27, 2004
  11. Update to this be sure to include doing this on the Public Virtual Folder
    or you will get kicked out of Public Folders when you try to view them

    Roger Crawford
    Roger Crawford, May 28, 2004
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    M Callinan Guest

    Another update for OMA users. Make this same change to the OMA folder,
    otherwise those users will be required to enter domain\username which is
    really a pain on a wireless web phone.
    M Callinan, Jun 1, 2004
  13. A potentially outstanding issue is OWA.

    If you do the edits in IIS, so you can login with username instead of
    domain\username, links included in an email will prompt for a new OWA login.

    If you haven't done the edits, and\or login with domain\username, the links
    work without another login.

    I don't know what the answer is, but I think Susan has requested some input
    from MS.
    Les Connor [SBS MVP], Jun 1, 2004
  14. You might also want to set the Default Domain for

    \Public (so that your users can see the public folder information)and
    \ExchWeb\bin (So that the Spell check doesn't break)

    V Dirs as well.
    SudhakaraReddy Peddi[MSFT], Jun 11, 2004
  15. Hey, this is an old thread ;-).

    The best way overall IMHO is just to forget all the edits in IIS, and get
    used to DOMAIN\username. Everything works, and will continue to work beyond
    the next update, hotfix, or sp :).
    Les Connor [SBS MVP], Jun 11, 2004
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