Part 9: Infrastructure essentials Blogcast – OWA /exchange path redirection

Continuing the blogcast series on infrastructure essentials.

Yesterday, we got Outlook Web Access available on the Internet (albeit still using http rather than https – later this week we’ll solve that). Our users are currently accessing Outlook Web Access using the URL Users being users (bless them), like to remember as little as possible and call the help-desk, office technicial guru or simply blame everything but themselves for not being able to remember to tack on “/exchange”. Well, the good news is that there’s a few tricks up our sleeve to make sure users only have to remember instead. In this blogcast, I look at a home-brewed way using a simple script to force the redirection. It does work, but I conclude due to the “supportability” issue, it is not ideal. Good news is though that I have since found an even better way of doing it, thanks to an article Tom Schinders excellent site,

This is the script I used in this blogcast is:

<%@ language=VBScript %>
response.redirect “/exchange”

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Series Index:

0. Network configuration and series background.
1. Getting started
2. ISA Server configuration to allow basic web browsing capability
3. ISA Firewall Client basic configuration
4. ISA Firewall Client auto-detection through WPAD configuration
5. Configuring an Exchange mailbox and Outlook profile
6. Fixing 0x8004010F on Outlook send/receive
7. Installing our first Certificate Authority
8. Publishing OWA through ISA using Forms Based Authentication

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