Redirect /OWA login page to IIS default directory

 

Objective :  User in you organization never like to type https://webmail.nakshatrait.com/owa but always like to open OWA login page by just typing https://webmail.nakshatrait.com .

 

If Using Windows server 2003

1. Log onto the CAS server
2. Open the IIS Manager
3. Open the properties for the default web site
4. Under the Home Directory Tab, do the following

(a) Choose redirection to a url
(b) Type /owa in the text box
(c) Check the “directory under this one” radio button

5. Click “apply”, “OK”, and exit the IIS manager.
6. Go to Run and type IISReset

Testing: Test the setting by opening the webmail page without typing /owa. Now it should take you directly to the OWA Logon page.

 

If using Windows server 2008

Step 1: Install HTTP Redirect Feature in IIS using Add role feature
1. Open Server manager
2. Expend Roles
3. Select IIS (Web server)
4. Click Add Role Services in Action pan.
5. Check HTTP Redirection and install it.

Step 2: Redirect HTTP from Default website to OWA virtual directory.
1. Open IIS Manager
2. Expend Sites then click Default Web Site
3. In Middle pan, Highlight and open The HTTP Redirect Feature
4. Click to select the option, “Redirect Requests”
5. Enter the path to your OWA eg https://webmail.nakshatrait.com/owa
6. Click on Apply
7. Restart IIS service

Testing: Test the setting by opening the webmail page without typing /owa. Now it should take you directly to the OWA Logon page.

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